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Business Competition Winners Announced at JCC Entrepreneurship Day

In first place, Tour 101 by Alexandria Central School students (l-r) Cameron M. Morgan, Benjamin R. Nelson, Victoria A. Ciarfella, and Talon J. Parker earned a $500 cash prize.

On Thursday, April 16, high school and college students convened at Jefferson Community College (JCC) for its annual Entrepreneurship Conference featuring keynote speaker Carol Rosenberg, contestant on The Great American Food Truck Race (season 5) on the Food Network. She graduated summa cum laude from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (formerly Orlando Culinary Academy) in 2005.

During the conference, high school students had the opportunity to vie for cash prizes in the business concept competition and meet a variety of local entrepreneurs at a business networking expo presented by the JCC business club. North Country entrepreneurs included All American Real Estate, Bonnie Castle, Coyote Moon Vineyard, Maines Food Service, Next Gen Justice, One Solution, Renzi Food Service, The Paddock Club, Star Spangled Cross-Fit, STWA/Morgia, Victory Promotions and YMCA.

Students from Indian River High School, Lyme Central School, Watertown High School, South Jefferson High School, Alexandria Central School, Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and Jefferson Community College attended the program.

Three teams from Lyme Central School, South Jefferson High School and Alexandria Central School, advanced from the business concept competition preliminary round, held earlier in the month, and presented to a panel of judges during the Entrepreneurship Conference.

 

In second place, Reyaks Kayaking Tours by Lyme Central High School students (l-r) Jordan R. Bancroft, Alyssa N. O’Donnell, Meghan N. Goutremout, Rachel C. Mac, Riley M. Thomas, and Kaleb N. Hooker earned a $250 cash prize.

 

 

 

 

In third place, Bail 5 by South Jefferson Central School student Emily E. Eastham earned a $125 cash prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson’s entrepreneurship program is jointly organized by representatives of JCC and the Small Business Development Center in addition to business competition sponsors- Jefferson County Economic Development, the Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Investment Board, and the Small Business Development Center.