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UNLV Collegiate DECA Attends Fall Leadership Conference in Utah & Brings Home 8 Award Winners!

UNLV Collegiate DECA attended  the Utah Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) at Park City, Utah. on November 1-2, an experience which proved to be an intense two days of workshops, networking, and case study preparations. The UNLV chapter had eleven of its members in attendance and eight of them were awarded during closing session.

At the beginning of the conference, students were placed into teams with other Utah Collegiate DECA members. Each team was given a business case scenario in which they researched the company and the problem they were tasked with, as well as create a presentation for their judge. This year’s case studies and judges were supplied by Sundance Film Festival and Zagg Inc. which challenged members to develop a marketing campaign, target select markets, analyze e-commerce strategies, increase sales, and increase event attendance.

FLC also provided opportunities for Collegiate DECA members to develop and expand their professional skills by networking with area entrepreneurs who mentored them thru the case studies, attending a chapter officer leadership training, and listening to speakers. One of the inspirational messages given was from speaker Matt Berrett who said "The greatest thing you can do is create someone like you.”

During the conference UNLV Vice President of Membership Daniel Dinev gave a twenty minute brainstorming workshop which encouraged members to collaborate as a state on ideas they wanted to implement in the upcoming year. Stephanie Pancho, the Vice President of Public Relations also sang the national anthem during opening session.

At the end of the conference there were nine teams awarded for their case study presentations and of those teams eight UNLV Collegiate DECA members were recognized. The winners included: Daniel Dinev (Zagg 2nd Place), Xin Gan (Sundance 3rd Place), Tim Kwist (Sundance 2nd Place),  Cecilia Yau (Zagg 3rd Place), Andrea Rocca-Capano (Zagg 3rd Place, Natasha Garcia (Sundance 2nd Place), Daniela Sanchez (Zagg 2nd Place), and Desiree Tolentino (Zagg 1st Place).

Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and finance. For more information please visit our website at www.unlvdeca.co.vu or like us on Facebook.

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