Information meeting March 4 to set stage for Children’s Business Fair in June

Young entrepreneurs this year will again have the opportunity to learn and build a business with guidance from the Fourth Annual Children’s Business Fair. An informational meeting for the fair is set for March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Maryville Public Library’s lower level. CBF is an entrepreneurial program that has youth take a business idea from thought to business plan and on to a one-day marketplace in which they can earn profits and compete for awards and cash prizes. Youth Services Coordinator Elizabeth Argo said applications for CBF will be available the evening of the information meeting and it is the optimal time for getting any questions answered about the process. 

Different from past years, those young entrepreneurs who have been in the fair in the past are not required to attend the March 4 meeting to allow for greater social distancing. However, the applications will be available on the same day for those youth. 

Young entrepreneurs have built a variety of businesses in the past with products such as quilts, personal beauty products, dog treats, crafts, drawings, candies and so much more in prior years of the Children’s Business Fair. The Children’s Business Fair is for youth 8-high school and is based on the Acton Children’s Business Fair. Participants in the fair need to live in a Nodaway County school district to be eligible for the competition.

The one-day market event will be June 12 at Beal Park to allow for better social distancing in an outdoor environment.

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