Armand Patella III has always had grand ideas.
If you think there’s a shortage of good ideas for West Virginia-based businesses, think again. The two winning teams in the 2010-11 West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition are living proof that solid business ideas have a real shot at becoming real businesses in the state.
A renowned investment expert and prominent Richmond, Virginia businessman has presented a gift of $3 million to the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.
The gift, which will be paid over three years, represents the largest single donation for an endowed faculty chair position in University history and the largest single donation ever to the WVU College of Business and Economics.