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KidBiz set for June 25

Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
At the June 6 meeting in Town Hall, the board presented a proclamation to longtime KidBiz chairman Jim Sharpe, and current KidBizer Nathaniel Cohen. From left: councilmen Chris Aronica and Ray Billica, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray, Cohen, Sharpe, and council members Bev Kinney and Mike Madigan. (Photo by Larry Austin)
At the June 6 meeting in Town Hall, the board presented a proclamation to longtime KidBiz chairman Jim Sharpe, and current KidBizer Nathaniel Cohen. From left: councilmen Chris Aronica and Ray Billica, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray, Cohen, Sharpe, and council members Bev Kinney and Mike Madigan. (Photo by Larry Austin)

The 20th annual KidBiz Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Island Town Commons.

Shoppers can purchase from the Island's young entrepreneurs who have learned various aspects of running a business with topics such as pricing, marketing and customer service. Each young business owner had to pay a rental space fee and received a "license" to be eligible to sell at the KidBiz Sidewalk Sale.

KidBiz is an opportunity provided by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce for children to engage in a real-life business experience.

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce KidBiz Committee thanks all of the 2016 KidBiz sponsors: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union, Mr. Best Wrench, Dana's Stylin Pets, McMahon's Family Restaurant, and KeyBank.

The Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation at its June 6 meeting for KidBiz, a Grand Island Chamber of Commerce program designed to give children in grades 2 through 6 "the experience and excitement of rung their own business."

According to the proclamation, KidBiz made its Island debut in 1997 and an estimated 100 KidBizers are expected to attend this year's event.

In making the proclamation, the board extended its congratulations to the chamber "on two decades of sponsorship of this successful event."

For more information, call the chamber office at 716-773-3651 or www.gichamber.org.

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