There will always be plenty of opportunities to take the easy, unethical path, but you have to go out of your way to maintain integrity in today’s business environment.
Ypsilanti, MI (Vocus) March 11, 2010
Chris Hall, President, RepairClinic.com, online appliance parts retailer, has been invited to speak on the topic of “Ethics and Entrepreneurship”, Wednesday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m., Room 114 at the College of Business, Eastern Michigan University for the annual Ethos Week event.
“I feel very strongly about this topic,” says Hall, who believes in personal integrity and strives to implement those values at RepairClinic. “There will always be plenty of opportunities to take the easy, unethical path, but you have to go out of your way to maintain integrity in today’s business environment,” Hall adds.
In his speech at Eastern Michigan, he will elaborate on the ethical challenges facing today’s entrepreneurs as they navigate a tough economy, sharing from his own experience as an entrepreneur for the last 10 years.
About Chris Hall:
A former appliance repairman, Chris Hall always felt that do-it-yourselfers could fix their own appliances with some guidance and the right parts. Soon after he met Larry Beach, (RepairClinic CEO), who brought invaluable business experience to the table, the two of them launched RepairClinic.com in 1999. Over the years, Chris has not only become an integral part of the management team, but also a self-taught expert in Google analytics, search engine optimization (SEO) and other online marketing tools needed for the growth of an e-commerce company. Today, Chris continues to develop fresh ideas to help grow RepairClinic as he oversees marketing, business development and website content.
Founded in Canton, Mich., in 1999, RepairClinic.com® is the most comprehensive online resource for do-it-yourself home appliance repair help, parts and information. The site features more than 80 appliance brands - including Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, Frigidaire, and LG - across 16 appliance types (e.g., washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, and dishwashers). Do-it-yourselfers use the intuitive PartDetective®, to find the part they need or the leading-edge service, RepairGuru®, for customized, free repair help online. Appliance parts are stocked in a 72,000 sq. ft. facility and shipped the same business day. Visit http://www.RepairClinic.com for more information.
About Eastern Michigan University Ethos Week:
Eastern Michigan's Ethos Week is the first of its kind offered by any business school in the country. The genesis of the week came about in 2006, when College of Business faculty decided they wanted to develop a strong statement of the ethics and values that represents the spirit of the college. The resulting Ethos Statement, the first adopted by any business school in the country, lists six values as the core for the college: integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, respect, learning and work ethic. The statement is attached to the syllabus for every course offered by the College of Business.
"This week of events reinforces what we have been teaching in the classroom," Dave Mielke, Dean, College of Business, says. "Business ethics are essential to a successful company. We are continuing to build a culture -- an ethos -- based on ethics and values. This foundation for the college brings a sense of pride to our students, faculty and staff."
Media Contacts: Luanne Berk, RepairClinic.com, 734-748-7512 luberk(at)comcast(dot)net
Geoff Larcom, Eastern Michigan University, 734-487-4400 glarcom(at)emich(dot)edu