Lemonade Day was a true reflection of the small-business and entrepreneurial spirit that is alive in McMinnville. The event took place Saturday, May 2nd in locations all over our community.
Lemonade Day is a national event with the goal of empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Once a child is registered for the event, they receive their Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. This free program allows for students to start, own, and operate their own business- a lemonade stand!
Through the Lemonade Day program, children acquire skills in goal-setting and problem solving while gaining self-esteem critical for future success. The money that the children make at their Lemonade stand is kept by them, but they are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some (all in the entrepreneurial spirit!)
Lemonade Day McMinnville had over 200 children participate! Stands were found all over town, many hosted by local businesses community sponsors. This event has helped many children in our community understand the attributes of businesses, learn the importance of entrepreneurship, and gave them a chance to put their creativity and hard work to practice.
To conclude National Small Business Week and bring an end to this year’s Lemonade Day McMinnville, there will be a wrap up party this Saturday, the 9th at The Grain Station from 10:00-11:30 AM. The party is celebrating all of the young entrepreneurs and small business novices in the community.
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