Walker College alumnus and entrepreneur featured in recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week

In honor of National Entrepreneurship Week, Walker College MBA alumnus Zak Ammar '16 is featured in "entrepreneur spotlight" on the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce blog. Ammar is Founder and CEO of Vixster Waste & Recycle, an on-demand trash and recycling service that connects drivers with community members who are in need of trash and recycling pickups.  Related: Sustainable Business Spotlight: Vixster

In the write-up, Ammar shares how unparalleled customer service and value for clients is his business secret weapon, as well as keys to success as a start-up.

Read the full write-up on the Blowing Rock Chamber site.

About Entrepreneurship at Appalachian

Entrepreneurship is a crucial tool for economic development, especially in Western North Carolina, where many traditional industries have declined in recent years. The future economic development of Western North Carolina is critically related to the region's ability to grow from within. As a reflection, student interest in entrepreneurship is growing at Appalachian, and the Walker College of Business is committed to fostering students' entrepreneurial energy and ambition. With support from the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial-minded students create and launch businesses through an accelerator program in Peacock Hall and receive hands-on advice and experience through co-curricular and outreach programs, including the Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit and the Dale Tweedy Mentoring Program for Entrepreneur Scholars. The E-Store in the University Bookstore sells student-made products and is the first student-run entrepreneur store of its kind in North Carolina.

About National Entrepreneurship Week

Microsoft, in collaboration with others, is joining together to shine a spotlight on Entrepreneurs. Throughout the week, a variety of events, resources and offers are provided to help Entrepreneurs launch, grow and succeed. Events are offered by supporters and entrepreneurs throughout the United States. Registrations are offered on an individual basis by the host. Access valuable insights available to entrepreneurs to help them run their businesses seamlessly. For more information, visit wininbizweek.com

Appalachian Alumnus and Blowing Rock Chamber Member Zak Ammar
Published: Feb 23, 2017 11:30am