Nationally Recognized “Mind Your Own Business” Event Returns Nov. 6

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the growth of our aspiring local entrepreneurs by partnering with the Buchholz Academy of Entrepreneurship for the second annual “Mind Your Own Business” (MYOB) event on Nov. 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Buchholz High School. Through real-life testimonials from successful area entrepreneurs, developing talent in our educational institutions will be able to make valuable connections, learn real-life strategies and design their own methods to grow successful businesses in the Gainesville area.
The panel includes the following inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders:
• Aidan Augustin from Feathr
• Byron Young from CordaRoys
• Rich Blazer from Infinite Energy
• Trevor Abbott from Gator Innovators, Spin Chill, & HackerHouse
• Valerie Sheehan from ToneRite
David Whitney, Entrepreneur in Residence at UF’s College of Engineering will serve as moderator.
Organized by students in the Academy of Entrepreneurship and DECA, a business-marketing student organization, this event will be a great opportunity for the general public, high school students, eighth-graders, and future business leaders to learn what it takes to establish and successfully develop a business.

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About the Academy: The Academy of Entrepreneurship at Buchholz High School is a four-year program for students interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, and business management. They are a member of the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education and are recognized as a national model for schools wishing to establish entrepreneurship programs. The 2013-14 enrollment includes 285 students.
MYOB 2012 was awarded first place at the DECA State competition and third place at DECA Internationals in California.

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