Monday, April 21, 2014

Chamber Businesses Sharing Stories in the Classroom...

The Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement  of the Michigan Edge and Columbia Central High School and have come together to teach our students entrepreneurial skills. 

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a program funded by a grant from the Dorothy Blakely Foundation that will be taught through Junior Achievement by Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber Member businesses to Kevin Miller’s economic classes at Columbia Central High School.

Seven sessions will be taught over seven weeks on Wednesday, beginning April 16.  Dale Robert, of State Farm Insurance and JA Chairperson will kick off the sessions with “Introduction to Entrepreneurship”.

Six other business community members sharing their stories with the students are Dan Ross of TransPharm Preclinical Solutions, Matt Logan DDS, Jeff Updike of Irish Hills Collision, Teresa Jordan of Lasting Image, Chad Perrine—Attorney from Marcoux, Allen, Bower, Nichols & Kendall and Bill Kerr of Flagstar Bank.

“We are so glad to have our chamber members take part in this great program” states Cindy Hubbell, Executive Director of the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce, “Junior Achievement’s programs fulfill the same mission as the chamber; strengthening our business community. Teaching our students entrepreneurial skills and hoping that someday, they will use those skills right here in their own hometown”.


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