This series is focused on bringing in top-name executives who share their wisdom, life stories and business experiences with students. Former executive speakers include David Brandon, CEO of Domino’s Pizza, Rick DeVos, founder of ArtPrize, Doug DeVos, President of Amway, Mark Peters, CEO of Butterball Farms, and George Hartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids. The speaker this year will be Jerry Tubergen, who is the CEO of RDV Corporation and serves on the Board of Directors of Orlando Magic, NBA Board of Governors and various other boards and advisory committees.
Gordon Financial Seminar
This is a financial seminar only attended by Business students enrolled in the Principles of Finance class, usually held in November. Speakers are Mr. Harvey Gainey, Chairman, President and Principal owner of Gainey Corporation and Mr. Steven Hawks, Senior V.P. and Director of Investment Management and Trust Services for Fifth Third Private Bank. Additionally, both serve on the Board of Trustees at Cornerstone University and provide students with many real-world examples of financial principles and living their faith in the business world.
Business students and all students considering a business major or minor or who are “undecided” are welcome to attend this fun and informative event. Come and meet the Division of Business professors, enjoy free food, learn about Division of Business majors and minors, enter a chance to win exciting door prizes or cash and network with other classmates. This fun and festive event is a favorite among students and is usually held in October.
Our Father’s Business
These two speaker events are held in the fall and in the spring. The featured speaker is always a prominent business person and community leader, who successfully lives their Christian faith in the workplace. These motivational and uplifting speaking events give students an opportunity to network with people in the business community.
Idea Pitch Regional Competition
Similar to the 5 x 5 competition, two students who win the Cornerstone competition will go on to regionals to pitch their ideas in 90 seconds for cash prizes.
Sigma Beta Delta
Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society ceremony held for Business juniors and seniors who are the highest academic achievers in their areas of study. Parents, spouses and fiancés are invited to witness this induction ceremony. This event is by invitation only and is held in December.
Business Division Advising Party
These advising sessions are scheduled in October and in March. Any Business student or potential Business student is invited to enjoy free pizza and snacks and get valuable registration, scheduling and internship information from Division of Business professors and advisors.
It is the mission of Cornerstone University’s Enactus chapter to utilize the talents and passions of Cornerstone’s student leaders to meet the needs of today in a manner that is sustainable for tomorrow.
2010 - Rookie of the Year (Regional and National Competitions)
Regional Competition Champion
2011- Regional Competition Champion
2012- First Runner Up (Regional Competition)
Business Plan Competition
The Regional Business Plan Competition combines the winners of local collegiate Business Plan Competitions in a tournament of champions. Contestants represent their respective schools including Aquinas, Calvin, Cornerstone, Davenport, GRCC and GVSU. The mission of this program is to encourage undergraduate entrepreneurs to develop and grow a start-up company.
This graduation banquet is held in April, for all graduating Business seniors and their spouses or fiancés. Great food, motivating alumni speakers, academic awards and mock elections all combine to make this a memorable evening for all.