November 17, 2021, KANSAS CITY, MO—Michele Markham, EAG Advertising & Marketing’s president and chief executive officer, is the only Kansas Citian accepted into the prestigious National Fall 2021 Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.
Small business owners were nominated to the program by alumni and invited to apply. The pool was narrowed as finalists advanced to the interview stage, after which a select group of scholars from around the country was ultimately accepted into the National Fall 2021 Cohort.
“The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program is like a top-tier executive MBA for small business owners, and provides a clear path to help create economic opportunity in our community,” says Markham. “To be one of only 164 scholars chosen out of hundreds of applicants is humbling, and an honor that we will pay forward in EAG’s service to small businesses.”
Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with Babson College, developed the curriculum to focus on the practical business skills that can immediately be applied by small business owners, helping them gain the tools needed for growth. To date, more than 10,000 small business owners have completed the program in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Markham added, “EAG is a small business, just like the clients we serve. While we already have deep insight into the issues and opportunities small business owners encounter daily, this program gives us additional tools to help our clients’ strategic growth, along with our own.”
About EAG Advertising & Marketing
From its headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., EAG has served more than 500 clients, helping them expand their marketing capacity by becoming their full-service outsourced marketing department. In-house seasoned marketing professionals conduct services in all disciplines, including brand development, consulting, media placement, creative design, content development, channel management, website design and search engine optimization.
EAG is a winner of numerous small business and creative advertising awards, including Kansas City’s Best Places to Work, Fountain Awards, Philanthropic (Philly) Awards, Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Companies and 2019 Agency of the Year.