December 07, 2010

Cherokee Nation's Entrepreneurship Day

Entrepreneur Day offers students learning experienceWith projects ranging from organic agricultural operations to a bakery catering to those in the gothic subculture, local students showcased their business acumen at Cherokee Nation’s Entrepreneurship Day. The event was held recently at Sequoyah Schools’ The Place Where They Play.

With the largest turnout to date, nearly 150 students from multiple area middle and high schools participated in the competition, an event similar to a science fair, but instead of projects like the perennial baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano experiment, students devised hypothetical businesses complete with detailed plans and presentations to judges.

The Cherokee Nation Commerce Department sponsored the event. Veronica Hix, entrepreneur development manager for the Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center, was the event’s organizer.

“The Small Business Assistance Center is thrilled that so many students and schools participated in this event. We hope that through their participation these young people will consider small business as an alternative career choice or as a way to supplement their income someday,” Hix said.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Navajos in Emerging 200 Initiative and Early Indians Were Entrepreneurs.

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