Student Entrepreneurs Opening CSU Campus Food Pod

COLUMBUS, Ga.Budding Columbus State entrepreneurs are going to put their education to work when they hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of a Grab-N-Go pod from 2:15- 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, just outside Stanley Hall.

The CSU chapter of Enactus will manage the pod in conjunction with Aramark, CSU’s main dining vendor. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

“We decided to enter into this project and partner with Aramark to open a Grab-N-Go in the Stanley area because we’d heard from students there wasn’t any food there,” said Lawrence Marsh, Enactus faculty advisor and assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Management in CSU’s Turner College of Business. “Nothing (to eat) really available. Some members of our club put together this project, and we finally got all the logistics handled for it, so we’re going to go ahead and open it up.”

The pod will serve coffee and snacks in the mornings and afternoons. Marsh said the organization had been discussing this project since the beginning of the fall semester and hopes to partner with Aramark on future projects.

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