The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host an Education Luncheon on Tues., Aug., 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The luncheon will focus on the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking program that takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. YEA! students, as a class, visit area businesses, meet successful entrepreneurs, meet with professionals (attorneys, accountants, bankers, graphic designers, web developers, insurance providers, etc.), develop a business or social movement idea and plan, and work with mentors. Students then pitch their ideas “live” to a panel of investors made up of local business and community leaders with real dollars at stake to obtain funding – think Shark Tank meets The Apprentice and American Idol –, and take all of the steps necessary to, and then actually do, launch their venture.
This year’s guest speaker will be former YEA! participant, Regan Heath, 2016 semi-finalist of the Angleton, Texas, YEA! Chapter, and CEO of Sugar^3 (Sugar Cubed). Sugar Cubed Bakery was conceived and begun by 15-year-old Heath. At the age of six, Heath's love of baking began when her aunt Sarah let her help make cookies. Heath has now turned her passion into a business and opened an in-home bakery under Texas Cottage Food Law. Her ultimate goal is to open her own storefront in the Brazoria area.
Diamond sponsor for this luncheon is Michael Berg Agency, Inc.
The cost of the luncheon is $40. Chamber members get a discounted price of $35. There are tables still available for purchase, please contact the Chamber by calling (806) 761-7000. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Fri., Aug., 12.
For more information or sponsorships, please contact Allison Cottrell at allison.cottrell@lubbockbiz or (806) 761-7000.
Please click here to register!
Diamond Sponsor: Michael Berg Insurance Agency, Inc.
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