HARRISBURG, HERSHEY AND MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOLS ADVANCE TO FINAL ROUND OF CHAMBER HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Posted On On: April 21, 2017 Categories Filed Under: Chamber News

HARRISBURG, HERSHEY AND MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOLS ADVANCE TO FINAL ROUND OF CHAMBER HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS CHALLENGE

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HARRISBURG (April 21, 2017) –  The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC recently announced the names of the finalists who will participate in the 2017 Chamber High School Business Challenge.  On Wednesday, April 26th, 9:00 AM – 12 noon,  at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (326 Market Street, Harrisburg) the following four teams will go head to head as they pitch their business plans “Shark Tank style”:

  • Blades Skating Rink and CaféHarrisburg High School (Ronald Kent, Briuanna McCullough, Yahmir Wilkerson)
  • LightBiteHershey High School (Eman Asghar, Angie Bu, Diliana Farias, Eirinn Flanagan, Alex Rapp)
  • Polaris SystemsMiddletown High School (Mai Dang, Aaron Fischer, John Hursh, Shannon Reese, Jessaca Rusnov)
  • The SyndicateHershey High School (Fatima Asghar, Brenna Beck, Paige Beck, Aryanah Davison, Noah Spochart)

From generating written business proposals to pitching their plans to a panel of judges “Shark Tank style,” the competition provides youth in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to see the business planning process through from start to finish.

Fourteen teams from 5 different school districts are participating in this year’s competition.  The student teams completed the first round of the competition in March by submitting their written business plans for evaluation.  Scholarship dollars will be awarded to each member of the first and second place teams; members of the third and fourth place teams also receive a small monetary prize.

There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is encouraged.  For more information about the event, please click here or call 717.232.4099.

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.

 

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