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Friday, April 16, 2004

22 Teams Compete for 2004 SU Bernstein Award

SALISBURY, MD---Some 22 Salisbury University teams compete this year for one of the area’s most prestigious business prizes, the Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence, hosted by the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. The award was established by local entrepreneur Richard Bernstein to recognize students who put together well-researched and potentially successful business proposals.  The creator of the winning business proposal receives $5,000. This year’s entrants are: Angel’s Haven by Kathleen Blake of Salisbury Student Shelters Inc. by Pat Brannan of Baltimore Salisbury Sports Complex by Henry Brown of Bowie, MD; Kevin Darcy of Parsonsburg, MD; and Ross Kaelin of Fruitland, MD Three Wise Men by Scott Byers and Sean Griswold of Salisbury and Trey Cobb of Hagerstown, MD Carapace Entertainment by Joel Covington of Salisbury Curtin Construction by Jason Curtin of East Haddam, CT Vineyards by Rob Davis of Galena, MD Sea Gull Cyber Café by Michael Dudley of Rockville, MD, and Jesse Goodall of Pittsburgh Xeon by John Gekas of University Park, MD, and Vladimir Tchompalov of Salisbury Enchanted Gardens by Kasey Handwerker of Salisbury Aquadise by Matthias Heinecke and Christian Landeau of Berlin, Germany ADR Management by Bettina Jones of Delmar, DE Smart PDF Documents by Arden Kahng of Salisbury Callidus by Christoph Kalinski Of Delmar, MD Avalon by Afrodidi Koutoukidou of Berlin, Germany Grip ‘n’ Rip by Darren Kramer of Annapolis and Craig Moulton of Coomack, NY Blow Away Glass Co. by Tim McFadden Baltimore Legends Golf Range by Brian McGeogh of Laytonsville, MD JD Systems by Daniel Nisonger of New Market, MD and Jessica Weakley of Union Bridge, MD From Dreams to Reality by Rex Rolls of Princess Anne, MD Staples Nationwide by Billy Staples of Salisbury Sterling Visions by Kevin Sterling of Salisbury “For the second consecutive year we received more than 20 business plans for the Bernstein competition,” said Dr. Stephen Adams, competition coordinator. “This suggests the growth of a vibrant entrepreneurial culture at Salisbury University, and bodes well for the economic development of the region.”

Four finalists are announced Friday, April 23. Competition finals take place from 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in Holloway Hall Room 114, followed by the announcement of this year’s winner. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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