CHICO, CA July 5, 2017 – High School and college Students from across the nation, alongside judges from Ray Morgan Company’s marketing team members participated in the SAGE USA National competition on May 26-28 2017 in Henderson, Nevada.

Founded in the summer of 2002 by California State University College of Business Professor, Curtis L. DeBerg as a way to introduce a new form of capitalism to the next generation, SAGE spans eight regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Russia, South America, and Southeast Asia.

Headquartered in Chico, California SAGE and RMC have shared a strong local partnership since 2011 with RMC being the go-to print provider for the majority of SAGE’s local, national, and international competition printing needs.

Participants in the SAGE: USA National Competition are judged on their team’s ability to exhibit a sound business model following criteria outlined by SAGE as relates to their respective category of business: “For Profit” or “Non-Profit”.

SAGE Judging criteria – “For Profit” businesses:

  1. Innovation – Is the idea unique? What is proprietary about the business?
  2. Profitability – Was the business profitable? Does their plan set in place allow for long-term profitability?
  3. Sustainability – What sustainable practices did the students use for their business?
  4. Succession Plan – Who will take over the business once the students graduate?
  5. Use of Media – Which media types did they use to generate interest: Social Media/TV/Newspapers?

SAGE Judging criteria – “Non-Profit” businesses:

  1. Measurable and Proven Impacts – How did they benefit the community at large?
  2. Community Resources – What resources from the students’ community were used?
  3. Sustainability – What sustainable practices did the students use for their business?
  4. Succession Plan – Who will take over the business once the students graduate?
  5. Use of Media – Which media types did they use to generate interest: Social Media/TV/Newspapers?

Competing teams who meet the criteria set forth by SAGE move onto the SAGE World Cup in Odessa, Ukraine.

“I’m always honored to be a SAGE judge and find joy in assisting students in improving their businesses”

– Cameron Stacy, Special Projects Coordinator for RMC and SAGE Judge for 2 years

“It is great to see what business ideas young business entrepreneurs come up with. As a judge I also get to give written feedback about their business presentation in hopes they might improve.”
– Chris Cartwright, Graphic Designer for RMC and SAGE Judge for 3 years

The Ray Morgan Company is honored to support SAGE and their mission as stated on SageGlobal.org “Our mission is to create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations address some of the world’s most urgent needs.”

To view the highlights and winners of the SAGE 2017 USA Nationals in Henderson, Nevada please click the video below.

For more information on how your organization can partner with the Ray Morgan Company please visit: http://www.raymorgan.com/engage/

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