Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mr. Business Savy Pants!

Spence WON the Thunderbird Entrepreneurship Contest tonight!!!

The contest started over a month ago with 36 entries. Phase 1 consisted of a one page explanation of your business plan. He sailed through that round along with 9 others. Phase 2 was a lot more tricky - it was a 30 page business plan with financial statements, profit projections, market research, etc. Last Friday night we found out he made it to the final round where you present to a panel of successful business executives, CEO's, and investors.

There were 5 other groups and they all did a great job, but Spence nailed it! He was fantastic. I am soooooooo proud of him. I love that whenever he puts his mind to something, he succeeds. He is so talented - what a guy. And a side note - we are a big fan of the monetary prize as well! LOL.


FYI - All the other groups wore business suits, but Spence took a risk and dressed like a farmer to create the setting of his business plan - the judges loved it!

21 comments:

Suzi said...

Wow, that is awesome! Go Spence! What a talented and smart hubby you have!!

Melissa (Catlin) Kiser said...

way to go, spence! you're a stud.

Abi said...

Seriously you ROCK! I love the hat!

Abi said...

And that is CRAZY that Robin came!

michele cabiness said...

How exciting!! That is great that he succeeds in everything he does. I feel that way about Nick. Definatly an attractive quality!! And yes, I think Charlotte did take Lindi's lead when she cut her hair. (I was secretly mad at both of them for a couple of days!!)

Rachel said...

Great job Spence! That is awesome. Gotta love prizes that involve money! Kates, we get to Utah May 10th but we going to be in St. George from the 10-16th and then on the 17th we leave for Mexico for a week. After that we will be in UT indefinitely. We are just going to play it by ear this summer and head back home when the kids have had enough. Hope we can see you guys!!

Mom said...

Spence you are amazing. You took the challenge and went for it. Congratulations.

jonna said...

nice...i can picture spence now. Way to think outside of the box spencer. Congrats!

Melissa said...

Congrats!!! That is so exciting. You have always been a business savy man...

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Gracey's said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Jen Petty said...

Congratulations! Way to go with the creativity too Spence! So, when are you treating everyone to dinner? :)

Criscell said...

WOW!! CONGRATS! That's so awesome! Spence is good at everything!

Nicole & Weston Maughan said...

That is soooooo AWESOME!! Congrats to Spencer! I'm so curious about what the business plan was. What an accomplishment.

Sim & Kam said...

Soooo cooool! Yeeehaaa

Kristine in a nutshell said...

Hey Katie... I wanted to wish you A HAPPY 26TH BIRTHDAY!!! (yesterday). I hope you had a marvelous day with your darling husband and baby! xoxo, Tina.

Erika Hanks said...

I didn't know he dressed up! What a great idea, CONGRATS!

E Winzeler said...

YOU ROCK SPENCE! However, I must admit I wasn't at all surprised to hear how well you did and the awesome farmer outfit you wore. You have such an incredible talent and make everything in life sound so exciting! Congrats to you both, cause without Katie none of this would have been possible. Right Katie?!?!

Devin and Naomi Wagstaff said...

Spence we are so proud of you! Devin is excited to someday be your Lawyer (ie: ultimate gift scenario)! I love the farmer outfit way to knock them dead!

NATALIE JENSEN said...

congrats spencer that is so cool. hey cant wait to see you in oct for the marathon. good luck training! love you guys

NATALIE JENSEN said...

congrats spencer that is so cool. hey cant wait to see you in oct for the marathon. good luck training! love you guys