We congratulate Subir Bandyopadhyay, professor in Indiana University Northwest’s Department of Marketing, on being the 2016-17 Distinguished Service Award winner. The award recognizes distinguished service by IU Northwest faculty and is designed to recognize substantive, significant and sustained activities across the academic career while a member of the IU community.
Bandyopadhyay also is the university’s representative on the IU Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development. CREED representatives review proposals by IU entities for Regional Economic Development, or RED, Fund awards. His role as the IU Northwest representative on CREED is to promote economic development activities in the seven-county catchment area.
“I report salient economic development activities to the CREED meetings,” he said. “I also work with my colleagues to organize workshops and seminars to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with business-related issues. These initiatives are often supported by RED funds.”
Bandyopadhyay said small businesses generate more employment and growth than large businesses.
“One of the focal areas of CREED is to help promote small businesses and entrepreneurs,” he said. “For example, we organize workshops on critical business-related topics including social media marketing, digital marketing, business planning, marketing communication, and so on. These workshops offer vital skill sets to entrepreneurs to help them thrive in the business environment.”
Bandyopadhyay said he is honored that his service to IU, IU Northwest and the Northwest Indiana community during his 16-year tenure has been recognized at the university level.
“It inspires me to do even more than what I have accomplished so far,” he said. “I believe service is about giving back more than what you take. I will continue to serve with this belief in mind.”
Congratulations again, Subir!