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Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition

Photo: The 2017 winning team from the University of Akron with Peoples Bank CEO Chuck Sulerzyski (first from left)
Every year, Peoples Bank, in partnership with the McDonough Center, offers the Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition.  The Competition takes place over two days at McDonough, during which each team presents its business case response to a select group of Peoples’ executives.  After an initial presentation by each team, Peoples Bank and Marietta College host a luncheon at which four finalists are announced. The finalists then compete in the afternoon for the $1,500 prize.
The Undergraduate Business Case Competition serves as an opportunity for students to invest time and effort competing with peers to provide a solution to a real world business scenario.  Aside from the competition experience, participants also get to interact with business leaders in the financial services industry and receive immediate and valuable feedback on the results of their work.
Peoples is a community bank with offices in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, and is committed to investment in our communities through educational development and outreach. Peoples also hopes that this competition allows the Bank leaders to acquaint themselves with potential candidates for employment throughout their footprint.

The McDonough Scholars Support Team (above) -- Katie Detsch, Savannah Yoho, Josh Thomas, Matthew Johnson -- did a great job helping with the event. Interested in serving as a member of the 2018 McDonough Scholar Support Team? Please send an email to

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