Jeff Minnis ’06 Named SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year

| February 29, 2012

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George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology alumnus Jeff Minnis ’06 has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012 by the St. Louis District Office of the U. S. Small Business Administration. He will be honored at the annual SBA Awards Dinner Thursday, May 10, at the Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield.

Minnis received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Webster in 2006. Walker School of Business dean, Benjamin Akande, and Carol Schwab, associate professor, Math and Computer Programming, submitted recommendation letters supporting Minnis for this award. Minnis is a 2002 graduate of Parkway West High School.

Minnis has repaired computers since he was in middle school and opened his first repair shop in Manchester in 2006. In 2008, he moved into his first retail location where he added computer sales to repair services. In 2010, Jeff Computers moved into its current sales and repair location at 14366 Manchester Road.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is based on criteria such as revenue and profit figures, employment opportunities created, use of creative business methods and potential for long-term success. It is limited to entrepreneurs under age 30.

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