Youth Business Owners Shine at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of nine Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank. This annual event was held Thursday, October 4 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  Three winning businesses received $1,000 and a year with a distinguished mentor, a leader …

Press Release: Mentors to Guide the Next Generation of Business Leaders

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October 2, Denver – Three prominent business leaders will serve as Presenting Mentors for the 17th annual YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala, which is the largest youth business competition in Colorado. Benefitting Young Americans Center for Financial Education and presented by CoBank, this year’s event will be held at Denver’s Seawell Grand Ballroom on Thursday, October 4, 2018. This …

KKTO/KJCT: Young AmeriTowne comes to Grand Junction

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Reporter Stephanie Bennett visited Young AmeriTowne On the Road in Grand Junction.  Stephanie experienced AmeriTowne in Denver when she was an elementary student in Colorado Spring.  The segment included an interview with the teacher and with Director Chris O’Reilly, a shot of the CoBank Bank, and acknowledgement of OtterCares which matches student donations. Watch the segment online.

Colorado and Company: Luke Aden Photography – September 28, 2018

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Luke Aden is a Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars finalist and entrepreneur that runs his own photography business, Luke Aden Photography.  At just 17-years-old, Luke has accomplished quite a lot!  He is a contributing photographer on Shutter Stock and iStock photo, he has won numerous awards, and his work has been featured on 9News’ coverage of student protests against gun violence …

Burger Biz: Park Burger and Young Americans Center Deliver a Real-Life Experience

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In the Burger Biz challenge, middle and high school students had one week to formulate their burger idea with industry experts providing wisdom along the way. Peter Newlin started the week with a lesson on concept design intended to spark the kids’ ideas from the start. Craig Dimond, Account Executive at Shamrock Foods, helped students think about cost analysis and …

A Hands-on Lesson for Grand Junction Students: Alpine Bank brings back Young AmeriTowne On the Road for a fourth year

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September 24, Denver– Back by popular school demand, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, returns to Grand Junction this month where it will deliver a hands-on lesson in free enterprise and personal finance to local elementary students.  The portable AmeriTowne On the Road caters to smaller classes and communities like those found in and near Grand Junction.  Students …

KWGN Channel 2: Youth Entrepreneurs

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars finalists Emily Rudnick, Luke Aden, and Brenden Coney appeared on KWGN Channel 2 to give their elevator pitch for their businesses.  This is the final segments featuring finalists in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala benefiting Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Watch their segment here!

KWGN Channel 2: “Unique to Colorado” part 2

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars finalists Hannah Reyes, Delaney Ryan, and Jack Flemming appeared on KWGN Channel 2 to give their elevator pitch for their businesses.  This is the first of three segments featuring finalists in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala benefiting Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Watch their segment here!

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9News Colorado and Company: Laneys Lip Care – Young Americans Bank

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Delaney hasn’t been in business very long, but her products have already found extraordinary success!  Laney’s Lipcare, which Delaney started after creating a business plan for a school project, uses all-natural ingredients to create lip balm and lip tint.  Looking to “make a change in the world,” Delaney donates 10% of her profits to The Skin Cancer Foundation.  You can …