Special to IFN

The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce will host its 5th Annual Kids Biz Expo on Friday, August 2. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with set-up at 4:30 p.m.

The event will be held in tandem with the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Concert, featuring Chocolate Chip & Co., a soul, funk, rhythm & blues band.

Participants in the Kids Biz Expo will set up their tables and booths at the Broad Street Methodist Church Lawn, located at 315 W Broad Street in Statesville. This exciting event is made possible by Randy Marion of Statesville.

The Kids Biz Expo is designed for students in grades K-12 and offers kids 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, baked goods and healthy snacks, photography, jewelry, walking sticks, various crafts, and other handmade items.

In addition to being a showcase for the participants’ creativity, it is also provides an opportunity to understand the elements of owning a business. These young entrepreneurs 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 offer them some insight into what it takes to own their own business.

Awards presented by the Chamber will be given for Most Original Business Idea, Most Creative Presentation, and Highest Business Potential. The awards will be judged by a panel of chamber members from various industries.


To sign up for the event, please visit the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce website at StatesvilleChamber.org/svl-kids-expo/. For more information, please call 704-873-2892. The fee for a booth is $10, the deadline for children to sign up is July 22.