KONE Ice Cream

Colorado & Company: KONE Ice Cream

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14-year-old Ezra Ekuban just started a new business that already has a big following!  KONE is a premium ice cream starter made with the finest organic and all-natural ingredients.  You can find his products online or at the Parkers Farmers Market on Sunday’s from 8am-1pm.  He has applied to the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in hopes of making …

AmeriTowne On the Road in Durango

Press Release: Students Learn Real-Life Skills as Financial Education Program Returns to Durango

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s AmeriTowne On the Road program will return to Durango for a fourth-straight year. Housed in the Student Life Center at Fort Lewis College, this hands-on lesson in financial education will reach an estimated 393 Durango fifth graders, thanks to local presenting sponsor Alpine Bank. Read the full press release.

Evan Hoing on set with Denise Plante

Colorado & Company: Evan Hoing Woodworking

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12-year-old Evan Hoing has only been in business a few months, but you’d never know it!  His wooden pens, toys, and bowls are amazing, and Governor Polis has even signed a bill into law using one of Evan’s pens!  This young entrepreneur will be selling his products, which make excellent gifts, and YouthBiz Marketplace this weekend.  Learn more about Evan …

Colorado & Company: Nerdy Crochet

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Have you ever heard of amigurumi?  These adorable, crocheted creatures are a big hit on Etsy, and 15-year-old Josephine “Joey” Stockton is an amigurumi expert.  She’s owned her own business, Nerdy Crochet, for 7 months now, and her signature items relate to science, technology, engineering, and math—think multi-colored crocheted test tubes or a blood cell biology kit!  Joey is hoping …

Press Release: Forming Habits at a Young Age

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Safeway Commits to Developing Youth Financial Education Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to announce a new shop at Young AmeriTowne in Belmar: the Safeway Market.  Join us for a public grand opening event on Wednesday, March 27. Read the full press release.

The Now on Denver 7: Welcome to AmeriTowne

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Welcome to AmeriTowne where students are learning how to budget, the dangers of debt, and so much more!  The Now, which airs on Denver 7, followed fifth-grader Nate from the classroom to his role as Mayor of Young AmeriTowne.  Nate is from Franklin Elementary School, a Littleton Public School that has been participating in Young AmeriTowne since 2000. Watch the …

Press Release: More than Lemonade, Senate Bill 19-103 Passes Committee Vote

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February 12, Denver– Youth entrepreneurs, parents, and community leaders gathered at the Colorado State Capitol on Monday for a Senate committee vote on Bill 19-103, Legalizing Minor’s Businesses. Co-sponsored by Senators Angela Williams (D) and Jack Tate (R), the bill would allow youth to operate a business without a permit as long as it runs for fewer than 84 days a …

Colorado & Company: Gabe’s Bazaar

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Entrepreneur and inventor Gabe Nagel has been tinkering with different products throughout his four years in business, and he’s finally landed on success.  His top product offerings include moisturizing massage candles and super bars—sunscreen, moisturizer, insect repellent and deodorant all in one.  His success over the past year has encouraged Gabe to give back, and he plans to donate a …

Press Release: Kids to Provide a Taste of Youth Business at State Capital

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February 6, Denver– Nearly 20 youth businesses plan to showcase their products at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, February 11, preceding a committee vote on Senate Bill 19-103 which would legalize minors’ businesses. If passed, Senate Bill 19-103 would prohibit any county, municipality, city and county government or any agency of a local government from requiring a license or …