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Eli’s Marc Schulman and Wright College President Charles Guengerich to present together at NACCE Annual Conference in October


Wednesday, October 14th—Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Building a More Perfect Community– Entrepreneur & Community College Working Together, Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake & Dr. Charles Guengerich, President of Wright College

Chicago and the City Colleges of Chicago will be hosting the 7th Annual Conference for the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurs (NACC) from October 11th to the 14th. NACCE was created to establish entrepreneurship education as a core offering to foster economic development through community colleges. Today there are over 1,000 members of NACCE representing community colleges nationally and many of whom will come to the Chicago Conference to share the best practices of entrepreneurship education and student business incubation at the community college level.

Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, and Wright College President, Dr. Charles Guengerich will discuss how the partnership between Eli’s and Wright has evolved and the expansive number of participating partners. Eli’s has partnered with Wright for over 20 years and Eli’s is very proud to be a founding property owner in what is now the Wright Campus Business Park. Examples of the Eli’s/Wright Partnership include Eli’s the summer program with high school students from the  Chicago High School for Ag Sciences in sustainable agriculture entrepreneurship as a component of the Eli’s/Wright College Thursday Farmers Market. Additionally, Eli’s donates all the baked goods and desserts (in partnership with Stewart’s Coffee which donates all coffee), for the SGA Café at Wright a student entrepreneurial initiative whereby 100% of the Café proceeds go to student scholarships.

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Tribute to President Charles Guengerich of Wright College in the Elmhurst College Prospect (Spring 2005)

All of us at the Eli’s Cheesecake Company are very proud of our long term partnership with Wright College. For over 15 years, all of us at Eli’s have been fortunate to have Wright College as our educational partner and supporter. For the last eight years, this partnership has been even closer as we are fortunate to be part of the Wright Campus.

In the Spring issue of the Prospect, Elmhurst College gives well deserved recognition to Chuck Guengerich, the President of Wright. We are honored that the article starts on a walk over to Eli’s University—our on-site educational center with Wright. We couldn’t state our philosophy of education than the statement in the article that:

“When you think of higher learning in America, classes in the
backroom of a (literal) cheesecake bakery may not be what springs to mind. For
Guengerich, however, the classes at Eli’s go right to the heart of his college’s
particular mission. “We’re a community college,” he says. “We’re here to serve
the needs of the community.””

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