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Two is better than one: Joining forces to reach goals

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Indie Film Group President, Adam R. Jones (left) and Michael Batts (right), Entrepreneurship Club President combine ideas to help eachother out with this year’s projects. Photo by Denton Dooley // Staff Photographer

Rosalie Deastis // Features Editor

The college’s Entrepreneurship Club and Indie Film Group are putting their skills and talents together to collaborate in order to achieve their most colossal goals this school year. The two groups are partnering up while also getting hands-on experience in their fields.

Entrepreneurship Club is launching their latest project, an informational web series called Business Spotlight, while IFG is preparing for their short film production, “Midnight Rain.” The clubs met at last year’s Student Life Fair and learned they both can greatly benefit each other to help make these projects successful. Entrepreneurship Club will be using their networking expertise to help IFG raise funds for the production of their film, while IFG will be providing them with a media package in order to produce Business Spotlight.

“It’s cool because we’re also both doing what we love while helping each other out,” said Adam R. Jones, filmmaker and IFG President.

Michael Batts, businessman and Entrepreneurship Club president, along with his colleagues came up with the idea for Business Spotlight to bring attention to DuPage County’s inspirational entrepreneurs while also raising awareness of entrepreneurship here at the college.

“We hope to see the entrepreneurship program grow by putting all the entrepreneurial talent on display, because there are a lot of inspiring things going on,” said Batts.

Batts along with his Vice President, Richard Stark, will be hosting the interviews for the project. They shot their first segment a couple weeks ago featuring their advisor, Sunny Smith. It will be available for viewing by Oct. 15. Business Spotlight will start out on a basic YouTube channel, but will be on LinkedIn and Google Plus as well. Their next club event is Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (two sessions), in the Student Life inspirtational room, SSC 1225. The event, “Young Money Live”, will feature a presentation by personal finance advisor, Todd Romer.

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