Twenty-two Hoisington students, ranging in age from Kindergarten through sixth grade, participated in a two-weekend program courtesy of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce retail promotions committee. On Saturday, April 25, they attended Business Basics, where they learned how to run a basic entrepreneurial business and chose a product to bring to market. Then, on Saturday May 2, with products prepared, they attended Market Day. Creativity was at an all time high with their business ideas, with items at Market Day ranging from snacks for people, birds and dogs, arts and crafts, graduation themed goodies and surprise eggs!
The children were very happy with the number of friends and family who chose to stop by and shop the Market at Manweiler Chevrolet’s covered lot. They had the opportunity to practice change counting, customer service, and marketing, and had fun while doing it! At the end of the day, the participants were awarded with a Certificate of Completion.
Earlier in the week, high school students from Jennifer Steinert’s business classes organized and taught the Business Basics class at the Middle School. The students were split into age groups and rotated between the Budgeting, Advertising and Customer Service classes.
This was the second year the Chamber of Commerce organized the event. The group is committed to encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in the youth of Hoisington.