Submitted by Kiddin’ Around

Kiddin’ Around is pleased to be bringing Business Week back to Lewis County. Business Week is a national program that has been a long-established tradition in Lewis County. This will be the first year back since 2019, and we are thrilled to be able to bring this wonderful experience to our kids. From December 12 through 15, high school Juniors will be spending their days at the NW Sports Hub, where they will work in teams with a company advisor who will help guide them through a business simulation, tradeshow, shareholders presentation, and more. Students will also hear from local business owners about their experiences in starting and running their own businesses, their successes and failures, and advice on how to succeed.

“At Kiddin’ Around, we are passionate about helping Lewis County be an incredible place for children and families. We believe strongly that this is a wonderful place to grow up and raise a family and a great place to own a business. We absolutely love this community and take great pride and joy in watching it flourish and grow. Most of us are business owners, and most of us are parents, so we are passionate about what Kiddin’ Around is bringing to the community. We are thrilled to be bringing Business Week back to Lewis County. It’s such an important program where kids get exposure to multiple aspects of business. We know how much fun the students and company advisors have always had, and we can’t wait to see the valuable connections made and lessons learned this year. We are so grateful to have such an incredibly supportive community,” said Naomi Robb, Kiddin’ Around Board President.

Kiddin’ Around has enlisted the aid of Staci Sume, who has been instrumental in the administration of Business Week in the past. “I have been a part of this program for the past five years (before the pandemic) and have seen the amazing results. It is a fun, fast-paced week full of learning, growth, connections, and relationships that can last long past this program. I have even seen students and company advisors connect down the road and leads to job opportunities! As students are near entering the world outside of high school, they learn how important it is to make strong connections in their communities and the business world, whether they want to go directly into business or not. I am so happy that Business Week is coming back to our community! It is a wonderful event to be a part of, and I hope to watch it grow and positively impact as many students and businesses as possible”

Kiddin’ Around is still looking for company advisors and judges. For more information on how to get involved, please email lcbusinessweek@gmail.com.

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