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Brenau trustee and six others recognized as Masters of Innovation
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Masters of Innovation Jay Jacobs, Anna Jacobs, Teryl Worster, Tim Bunch, Sheila Sanchez, Terry Richards and Elizabeth Thompson (Courtesy Brenau University) - photo by Courtesy Brenau University

A Brenau University trustee and alumna and six other local business owners were honored during the annual Entrepreneurs – Masters of Innovation presented by the Featherbone Communiversity held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Business Incubator at Brenau University.

Masters of Innovation is part of the Featherbone Communiversary’s Masters Series, which annually honors people working in various professions and industries in the community. 

This year’s honorees included Jay Jacobs, owner and chairman of Jacobs Media Corporation and his wife, Anna, who serves on the board of Jacobs Media and is a Brenau trustee and Women’s College alumna; Elizabeth Thompson, founder of House Dressing Interior Design; Sheila Sanchez, State Farm agent; Teryl Worster, spa director and owner of The Spa on Green Street; Terry Richards, owner of Sherry’s Bait & Barbecue; and Tim Bunch, owner of Longstreet Cafe.

The business owners all spoke on a common theme: that over the years they had to adapt to changing times in order to stay in business and continue to grow. 

“When you’re in business, I think the key for us is we create mission statements first,” Jay Jacobs said. “So we know where we’re going and what we want to accomplish.”

Richards agreed that businesses have to be able to change. 

“I encourage everybody who wants to run their own business to listen to the market and your customers and be willing to make changes,” Richards said. 

Courtesy of Brenau University

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