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Bellevue Chamber to Host Young Entrepreneurs Academy Info Night

Thursday, September 3, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lexi Obenchain
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WHAT: In November, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce with the generous support of Legacy Champion Outerwall and Corporate Sponsor Columbia Bank, will kick off the 2015-2016 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program.  The Bellevue Chamber will host a YEA! Info Night to inform interested students (in grades 6-12) and their families about YEA!, a year-long program that guides middle and high school students in launching and running their own real businesses.  Attendees will learn about the structure, curriculum, and application process for the YEA! program.  YEA! brochures and applications will be available at the event.  The application deadline for the YEA! Class of 2016 is September 30.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16; 6:00-7:00 pm

WHERE: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Offices, 330 112th Ave. NE, Ste 100, Bellevue

WHO: Free and open to the public

RSVP: 425.213.1211 or


ABOUT YEA!™: The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.  Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more!  By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation.  Students learn to make a job--not just take a job!  YEA!'s™ direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity, and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom.

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business on the Eastside, representing thousands of jobs in our community.  Businesses range in size from sole proprietors to large corporations.  The Chamber's mission is to foster a healthy business environment by providing strategic leadership, advocacy, tools, and resources for business success. 


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