WSBE Students Vie For Holloway Business Plan Prize
By Lori Wright, Media Relations
May 9, 2007
Outstanding business students at the Whittemore School of Business and
Economics will vie for the Paul J. Holloway Business Plan Prize Wednesday,
The competition, which was established in 1988 by Holloway's family to
honor the Exeter business leader's entrepreneurial spirit by stimulating
and recognizing outstanding business plans, will be held at Holloway Commons
on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The annual competition awards prizes to undergraduate and graduate students
who develop the most realistic plans for starting, acquiring or expanding
a business venture in each of two tracks: high growth ventures and lifestyle
The competition begins at 8 a.m. in the Piscataqua and Squamscott rooms.
Undergraduate and graduate presentations will run concurrently. To view
the complete schedule, visit http://wsbe.unh.edu/Dept_Management/schedule.cfm.
The undergraduate and graduate business plan winners will receive $4,000.
Holloway of Rye, began his career in the automotive industry as a district
manager for the Buick Motor Division. In 1967, Holloway invested all his
assets in a Buick-Pontiac dealership in Exeter, renaming it Dreher-Holloway.
At that time, the dealership sold 90 new and used cars a year. Holloway
sold 650 cars his first year, launching a business that today has revenues
of $170 million and employs more than 200 people. Holloway built the business
into one of the largest dealerships in New Hampshire.
Holloway sits on the advisory board for the Whittemore School, has been
a member of the USNH and Berwick Academy boards of trustees, and was a
key volunteer for fundraising programs at Temple University (his alma mater),
Governor Dummer Academy, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. He
has received the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award, the UNH Alumni
Association Profile of Service Award, the USNH Chancellor's Award, and
an honorary doctorate from UNH.
A luncheon and awards presentation follows at noon in the Granite State Room of the Memorial Union Building.
Call 2-1983 to make a reservation. For more information, visit http://wsbe.unh.edu/Dept_Management/holloway.cfm.