International Social Media Platform Allows Sharing of Cultures
For an immigrant, adjusting to life in America can be challenging, and Tomveyi Bidamon had some negative encounters. Fortunately, he was able to use those experiences to create a business venture that may benefit people in different cultures around the globe.
Bidamon came to the United States in 2007 from Togo, West Africa to attend Iowa Western Community College. He identified a problem and a solution based on his personal experiences and set out to make his idea a reality.
In January, Bidamon enrolled in the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation E-Scholars program at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. Having earlier accepted a position at Russell Stover in Kansas City, Bidamon knew the Bloch School was the direction for his venture.
Clara Maingi’s (Executive MBA ’12) approach to people and learning has helped her craft a successful career, maintain a strong network and build a lasting legacy.
“I cannot stop learning,” said Maingi. “I always say, ‘Throw me something complex where I will learn.’ ”
Successfully navigating a variety of learning opportunities has earned her the position of Vice President at Swiss Re, a leading provider of reinsurance. In this role, Maingi is the program and operations manager for a new initiative in the Life & Health division in the company.
Bloch Welcomes Five New Staff Members
The UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management continues to grow. Recently, five new staff members have come on board to service the areas of Executive Education, the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Special Events.
UMKC Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Announces Honorees for 31st Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City, has announced the honorees for its 31st Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebration.
“Fearless City: Celebrating Those Who Fearlessly Create” is the theme for the awards celebration. The dinner is Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Kansas City Convention Center, Great Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Suite 100, Kansas City, Mo. A Student Venture Showcase and Reception begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner immediately following at 7 p.m.
Mary O’Connor, Senior Vice President, Country Club Bank, will serve as honorary dinner chair.