Local Student Competes in Semi-Finals in for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy

GILLETTE, WYO. – May 28, 2014 – Young entrepreneurs from all across the country have spent the last 30 weeks crafting their businesses through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). Starting in October, local junior high and high school students enrolled in the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy, met at Gillette College to learn from start to finish how to start their own business. Local businesses provided mentorship, field trips, and were guest speakers to teach these budding entrepreneurs all facets of starting an actual, fully licensed business. 

On May 16th, Jaylen Baxter, a recent graduate from the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce YEA! Program, qualified to compete alongside 24 semi-finalists in Boca Raton, Florida for a chance to win college scholarships and an all-expense paid trip to attend America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, DC, courtesy of the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  Baxter participated in Speed Networking exercises with other YEA! students from around the country before The Big Competition at Florida Atlantic University, College of Business. Baxter and his Bake it Yourself commercial kitchen is just one of over 670 student businesses started nationwide in 2014 through the YEA! Program. For more information or an application, call the Chamber at (307) 682-3673 or email teresal@gillettechamber.com. What’s your big idea?
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