Every year, Peoples Bank, in partnership with the McDonough Center, offers the Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition.  The Competition takes place over two days at McDonough, during which each team presents its business case response to a select group of Peoples’ executives.  After an initial presentation by each team, Peoples and Marietta College host a luncheon at which three to four finalists are announced. The finalists then compete in the afternoon for the $1,500 prize.

The Undergraduate Business Case Competition serves as an opportunity for students to invest time and effort competing with peers to provide a solution to a real world business scenario.  Aside from the competition experience, participants also get to interact with business leaders in the financial services industry and receive immediate and valuable feedback on the results of their work.

Peoples is a community bank with offices in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, and is committed to investment in our communities through educational development and outreach. Peoples also hopes that this competition allows the Bank leaders to acquaint themselves with potential candidates for employment throughout their footprint.

The 2015 competition participants: Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio), Marietta College, Marshall University (Huntington, W.Va.), The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio - two teams), Ohio Valley University, and University of Mount Union (Alliance, Ohio – two teams).

Congratulations to the University of Mount Union team on winning the 2015 Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition!