Chamber Hosts One Day Marketplace for Young Entrepreneurs

Last Updated 12/16/2021in News

Press Release

Shannon Viera, Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce


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Chamber hosts one day marketplace for young entrepreneurs

Statesville, NC – The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Kids Biz Expo on Friday, August 20.  Over 11 booths were set up featuring 20 young entrepreneurs selling products and services they made themselves.

This one-day kids expo was a culmination of ideas and hard work from great young minds. Kids developed a brand, created a product or service, built a marketing strategy, and then opened for customers at our one-day marketplace.

The kids planned their business at every level: product, service, marketing, accounting, cost of goods, pricing, profit, etc. Through this process, they learned a sense of wonder, the importance of hard work, taking responsibility and gaining confidence in the next challenge.

Kids Biz Expo participant, Masen Whitaker, 13 has already been in business for 2 years and says, “The expo gave him the opportunity to learn and gain more knowledge about being an entrepreneur.” You can find his work on his facebook page MKW-Imaging.

All participants were automatically entered into a business competition.

We are proud to announce our 2021 Kids Biz Expo Winners:

Most Original Business Idea – Masen Photography

Highest Business Potential – Megan Crocheted Goods

Most Creative Presentation – Camilla’s Jewelry

The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce established in 1927, is a membership-based organization comprised of nearly 600 businesses and professionals. We believe that the long-term economic vitality of a community is driven by successful businesses. We serve as a unified voice for business in public affairs.

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