Royal Oak Tribune, Oakland Press and Macomb Daily: Andy Appleby to receive Ilitch School's Executive of the Year Award

You have to be willing to take a risk. If Andy Appleby shared one tip with aspiring entrepreneurs this would be it said the CEO and commissioner of the United Shore Professional Baseball League, who was recently named this year's winner of the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Michigan Executive of the Year Award."Be willing to take a risk and be willing to support that risk with unending work ethics," added Appleby, who will be honored at the school's 38th Annual Recognition and Awards Program at the Detroit Athletic Club, Oct. 15. "It's a nice award to win. It is even more special given the enormous impact Mr. Ilitch had in our sports and entertainment profession over the years," Appleby said, during an interview at General Sports and Entertainment, taking place almost 20 years, to the day Appleby took one of the biggest risks of his life."I left Palace Sports and Entertainment on September 1, 1998 to start General Sports," said the 55-year-old entrepreneur, husband, father and founder of the USPBL.

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