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YSU students honor Sam Covelli with entrepreneurship award

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A Valley businessman and entrepreneur received a special honor from students at YSU.

Sam Covelli, owner and CEO of Covelli Enterprises, was awarded the 2016 Medallion for Entrepreneurship.

Covelli was one of four recipients across the nation to receive the special award. While he was getting the award, Covelli also gave some business advice back to the students.

“They have to know their strengths and their weaknesses and try to get something involved in something that they love. They have to be passionate about what they do. That's extremely important. You should try to know the field that you're getting involved in or get with people that are experts in that field before making investments,” said Covelli.

Covelli Enterprises is the largest Panera Bread franchisee, as well as franchisee of several Dairy Queen and O'Charley's restaurants.

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