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Westfield Area Young Entrepreneurs Academy Seeks Future Millionaires

Jackie Lieberman

Monday, June 23, 2014 • 11:19am

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for its next class of young businessmen and women for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a 30-week afterschool program for middle school and high school students who live in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Clark, Garwood and Mountainside.

Students in grades six through 12 who demonstrate creativity, academic effort, determination and commitment to their communities will have the opportunity during the 2014-2015 school year to learn all about starting a business, pitch ideas to potential investors for funding and launch their own companies.

“We are looking for eager students who are excited to start their own business,” said Mitch Beinhaker, who leads the program. “They do not have to come in with any ideas, as we go through many exercises in class to help them develop one.”

To read our previous story about YEA!, click here.

Upcoming informational sessions will take place:

Wednesday, June 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Avenue, Scotch Plains.

Monday, July 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mountainside Municipal Building, 1385 U.S. Highway 22 East,  Mountainside. (Editor's note: Updated 7/7 to reflect new location.)

And Monday, July 14, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave., Clark.

For more information, call the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 908-233-3021 or e-mail yea@westfieldareachamber.com.

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