Concord University Student on Team Advancing to WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition Finals

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University junior Briana Parsons and her teammate Reggie McIver, a freshman at Marshall University, have advanced to the final round of the West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

Their team is one of ten teams to advance to the final round, with nearly 100 entries entering the competition. They will be competing with their business Retro Rollers that features a multi-rink skating rink and instructors to help those who wish to learn the sport of roller skating.

Parsons is a native of Charleston, WV. She is majoring in biology and sociology. Also a Charleston native, McIver is majoring in business marketing.

“We are all so proud of this team and how well they have worked together across disciplines and universities. I’m looking forward to seeing how well they do for the finals. It’s always an exciting time.”

Dr. Angela Addair, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies

Finals for the competition, scheduled for April 16, 2021, will be held virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams participating in the finals will be competing for an at-large award of $40,000. This award is being made possible by Micrel Semiconducters founder, Ray Zinn, who is the longest-serving CEO in Silicon Valley.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.


Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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