Students in Concordia’s eCommerce and Digital Marketing class will be able to assist more small businesses with their digital marketing needs thanks to an expanding partnership with Vertz Marketing.

Tim Vertz, founder and CEO of Vertz Marketing, presented Dr. Dan Sem, dean of the Batterman School of Business, with a $3,000 check today during the eCommerce and Digital Marketing class. The donation will help implement more ideas that the students come up with to help their small business clients in the community.

Established in fall 2018, the Vertz Marketing Rotary Small Business Innovation Center at Concordia University was created by Vertz and Sem with a dual purpose of providing field experience for Concordia business students and helping local businesses become more digitally savvy.

To date, the partnership has assisted nearly 25 local businesses. Visit here to read more about the program and how it got started.

Qualifying businesses may apply for future assistance by visiting the information page.

For more information about the Vertz Marketing Rotary Small Business Innovation Center, please contact Tim Vertz ( or 414-379-1677) or Dr. Daniel Sem ( or 262-243-2778).

— Lisa Liljegren is vice president of marketing and strategic communications.

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