Colorado & Company: Comical Wallets

Janet Redwine Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Madeleine Whitney makes the kind of items that you’ll never find in a store!  Her business, Comical Wallets, sells unique wallets that she hand-crafts out of comic books and fabric.  Kids and adults alike love them!  At just 13 years old, Madeleine has built an impressive business that’s been around for the last four years.  You’ll find her products online …

Sponsor Spotlight: Giving is for kids, too, thanks to Community First Foundation

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This is the time of year when we think about giving back to our communities.  Thanks to Community First Foundation, young people can actively participate in philanthropy themselves! According to its website, Community First Foundation was founded in 1975 as Lutheran Medical Center Foundation.  The name has changed over the years, but the mission to “increase generosity and power community …

Real-life Lessons in Bank Credit

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Everitt Middle School is partnering with Young Americans Bank to give 7th and 8th grade students real-world experience in bank credit.  This past month in Mr. Lay’s Honors Algebra 1 class, 27 students each applied for a $100 loan. To qualify for a loan, students first presented to Bank Vice President Tijuan Harvey. Each student explained how he/she would use …

Turning Ideas into Reality at the YouthBiz StartUp and Colorado Uplift Pitch Competition Finale

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosted the Finale of the Colorado UpLift / YouthBiz StartUp Pitch Competitions last Thursday, November 15.  And wow, were we impressed!  Student business teams from three Denver Public Schools participated: Photofly (7thgrade class) and Hop Light Ski Mask (8thgrade class) from Skinner Middle School, Beauty Solutions from West Leadership Academy and Fidget Liner from Hill Campus …

YouthBiz Marketplace

Get Ready for Great Gifts!

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This weekend we have our Marketplace Success Strategies Workshop, which means that YouthBiz Marketplace will be here before you know it!  This is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each YouthBiz Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  In this class we talk about: about customer …

Sponsor Spotlight: AmeriTowne a lot like being an adult, thanks to FirstBank

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Quinn is just 11 years old, but she has a lot of responsibility.  As the Vice President of FirstBank at Young AmeriTowne, Quinn has to make payments, ensure every shop pays off their business loan, and report on the business income.  It’s a lot like being an adult. This experience is possible through the generous support of community partners like …

The Lucky Penny, Spotlight on YouthBiz Star Winner, 6-11 Age Category

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“What could be cheaper than pennies,” thought Liam Lennon, and a business idea was born!  Liam’s business The Lucky Penny creates custom items out of pennies that commemorate special events. His collection of pennies dates back to 1909, so he’s able to make keychains, bracelets and necklaces for just about any request.  In working with his mentor Scott Wylie this …

YouthBiz Entrepreneurs share tips for starting a business at any age

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Denver Startup Week was such a success! In addition to the YouthBiz Marketplace & Expo held on the week of September 24th, YouthBiz had an opportunity to lead a panel of youth and adult entrepreneurs to speak on their experience as entrepreneurs through the Makers track.  The name of the session was #MakeItHappen: Tips for starting a business at any …

Beat from the Branch: Trunk or Treat Green Valley Ranch

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Come join Young Americans Bank on our annual Trunk-or-Treat!  This family friendly event will consist of funny to scary costumes, delicious Treats & Candy and fun games.  We would love to see as many monsters, superheroes, princesses, and all other costumes as possible.  This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will be held at the Evie Dennis Campus.  Don’t miss out on this fun …

Beat from the Branch: Find Halloween Treats at the Belmar Boo!

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Yeah! Its sweater weather season, meaning all of our favorite fall traditions should be arriving soon! This year, the Belmar Branch of Young Americans Bank is starting a new tradition: we are super excited to be part of Belmar Boo! It will be held at the Belmar Shopping Plaza (464 South Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226) from 11am to 2pm.  Come …