Special to Iredell Free News

The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Kids Biz Expo Presented by AFC Urgent Care on Friday, June 2.

The expo, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be located at the Broad Street Methodist Church lawn, located at 315 W Broad Street in Statesville. It will be held in tandem with the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Concert, featuring Chairmen of the Board.

The Kids Biz Expo is designed for students in kindergarten through high school and offers participants the opportunity to set up a booth/table with a product they feel passionate about. In previous years, young entrepreneurs have sold a variety of items such as lemonade, banana bread and healthy snacks, photography, jewelry, walking sticks, various crafts, and other handmade items.

Not only is this a showcase for the kids’ creativity, but also an opportunity to understand the elements of owning one’s own business. Participants will learn and use real-life skills such as math, budgeting, marketing, communication, and creative thinking. The development and marketing of their product or service will have an impact on their sales at the event and provide the students with insight into what it takes to own their own business.

Awards sponsored by R&B Games will be given for Most Original Business Idea, Most Creative Presentation, and Highest Business Potential. Several chamber members from various industry will serve as judges.


To sign up for the event, visit the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce website at StatesvilleChamber.org/svl-kids-expo/. For more information, call 704-873-2892.

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