The Alice Chamber of Commerce is looking for young entrepreneurs who want to learn the basics of starting a business.
The chamber presents Lemonade Day 2017 sponsored by First Community Bank and Texas Champion Bank from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.
Lemonade Day is a community-wide educational program that teaches youth the entrepreneurial skills needed to start and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.
The Alice program is targeting students in grades third to sixth.
Teams of three to six members will be given $50 courtesy from the bank sponsors to purchase, promote and sell their products with lemonade as their main product.
The students will then return to the Chamber at 1 p.m. to cash in their sales. From their sales, 20 percent will be donated to the Alice Food Pantry and the rest divided equally among the team as their profit.
A parent or guardian will monitor the team throughout the process and on Lemonade Day at all times. The Chamber is asking Chamber members to allow the students to sell their product in front of their business. A representative must report to the Chamber on May 16 to draw for their vending spot with an adult present to sign for their start-up money, business plan and complete rules.
Please contact the Chamber if you are interested in participating. For more info, contact the Chamber at 361-664-3454.