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KidBiz planned for June 22

by jmaloni
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 05:05 pm

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th annual KidBiz Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Town Commons.

KidBiz will give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn various aspects of running a business. Topics such as pricing, marketing and customer service were covered at a training event.

KidBiz, developed by the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College and Forever Elmwood, was launched in 1996. It was designed to give children in the second through eighth grade the experience and excitement of running their own business.

KidBiz made its debut on Grand Island in 1997 as part of the "Plaza Happening." Last year Jim Sharpe, Beverly Kinney and Dolly D'Orazio coordinated the event with more 110 children selling their products in the Grand Island Town Commons in the center of town. Articles sold included old books, toys, crafts, baked goods, and a whole lot more. The young business owners particularly got a sense of running a business as they had to pay a rental space fee and received a "license" to sell at the site.

KidBiz is an opportunity for children to engage in a real-life business experience. For more information contact the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce office at 716-773-3651.

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