Paden & Reed

Coffee with Entrepreneurs Brings Reed and Paden to CCC Campus

In today’s world, it is not uncommon to discover small businesses that have been started by teenagers and college students. At Coahoma, entrepreneurship is encouraged by providing students with experts that present the best strategies for growing a booming business while, simultaneously, operating one.

Coffee with Entrepreneurs Brings Reed and Paden to CCC Campus

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Wed Sep 12, 2018

In today’s world, it is not uncommon to discover small businesses that have been started by teenagers and college students. At Coahoma, entrepreneurship is encouraged by providing students with experts that present the best strategies for growing a booming business while, simultaneously, operating one.

Lance ReedAs a result, Coahoma Community College’s Division of Student Engagement will host a continuation of its “Coffee with Entrepreneurs” sessions, created mainly for the aspiring business owners among the student body. On tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m., new and returning Tigers are invited to chat with Chick-fil-A franchise owner Lance Reed to gain expert insight on starting their own business in the Magnolia Room on the 2nd floor of the Zee A. Barron Student Union.

Reed attended Mississippi College after receiving a football. When he learned of his mom being diagnosed with cancer, he went back home to West Monroe, Louisiana and transferred to a nearby college.

Upon graduating from the University of Louisiana Monroe, Reed aspired to touch young lives as a student minister the same way a coach impacts a member of a sports team. He carries on his mission of positively influencing others through his Chick-fil-A staff.

Reed has been working with the fast food restaurant chain for 11 years. He is married to Amanda Reed, and they have three sons. His restaurant is located on 2307 W. Jackson Ave. in Oxford, Mississippi.

Orlando PadenOn Monday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m., another “Coffee with Entrepreneurs” event is scheduled in recognition of Constitution Day, the day the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 governing leaders. The signing of the document formally made every person born in the United States a citizen. Clarksdale native and Mississippi state Rep. Orlando Paden, who serves Coahoma and Bolivar County, will be open to in-depth discussions and debates with students on the present state of America.