Participants in the 2021 Kids Biz Expo.
Event gives entrepreneurs from in grades K-12 chance to showcase their business

Special to Iredell Free News

The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce has planned its 3rd Annual Kids Biz Expo for Friday, August 26.

The Kids Biz Expo will be held at the Broad Street Methodist Church park, located at 315 W Broad Street in Statesville, which is located next to the Piedmont Healthcare Friday After 5 Concert scheduled on the same day. The event begins at 5 p.m. with setup at 4 p.m.

Designed for school age children from kindergarten through high school, the Kids Biz Expo provides an the opportunity to set up a booth/table with a product they feel passionate about.

During previous years, participants have offered everything from lemonade to baked goods, photography, jewelry, walking sticks and other handmade items.

Not only is this a showcase for kids, but an opportunity to understand the elements of owning one’s own business. These young business entrepreneurs will learn and use real-life skills such as math, communication, and creative thinking.

Development and marketing of their product or service will have an impact on their sales at the event and offer them some insight into what it takes to own their own business.


Awards will be given for Most Original Business Idea, Most Creative Presentation, and Highest Business Potential.


To sign up for the event, visit the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce website at


For more information, call 704-873-2892.

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