Taking Care of Business: Spotlight on EBV Program Graduates

Written by: Rob Enslin

Chris_DambachChris Dambach was a plucky, 28-year-old Marine stationed in Iraq when a vehicle rollover accident nearly killed him. Sustaining major back and shoulder injuries, he returned home to Central New York to begin the next chapter of his life. Only this time, his mission was something for which he had no real training. “When I came home, I decided to become my own boss,” he recently told a packed classroom in Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Building. “Everybody kept telling me that the economy was bad and that I didn’t know the first thing about running a business, but I didn’t listen to them. I wasn’t going to use my GI Bill or get a job at the local VA as a janitor, which is what my wife and family wanted me to do.”

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