Diana Best Harbour and her husband Josh recently appeared on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank. The couple agreed to give up 20% of their women’s fashion and apparel store, The Red Dress Boutique, to be split evenly among investors Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec, who in turn gave the Columbus natives $1.2 million to help grow their business. The Red Dress Boutique, started in 2005 in Athens, Georgia, made $7 million in sales last year and is on pace to surpass $12 million this year.
Michael Waite, BBA ’01, recently visited Columbus State to speak to students at the D. Abbott Turner College of Business. Waite is currently the President of Finance for one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors, Bentall Kennedy. In 2013, he was awarded the Young Alumni Award the Columbus State University Alumni Association for his commitment to excellence and extraordinary work in his post-collegiate career.