PROSSER -- Doug Fassler's consumer economics class at Prosser High School celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 18-22.
Featured speakers were Gary Christensen, CEO of R.E. Powell Distributing of Pasco, a company ranked No. 14 in 2013 by the Puget Sound Journal of Business as one of the largest private companies in Washington, and Pam Montgomery, owner of Chukar Cherries in Prosser, who was honored by Seattle Business magazine as one of the leading Washington Food Processors of 2013.
The students were asked to create a poster depicting an entrepreneurial business start-up. Students determined the company name, how the product or service was manufactured and sold, evaluated supply and demand through price points, brainstormed ways to promote their products, gathered information from entrepreneurs and determined profitability of the business.
The week concluded with a judging panel of business and community professionals who listened to the student's presentations.
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A first place award, an Apple iPad Mini, went to Wade McManus for his "Luxury Limo" service business.
Second place awards went to the team of Kassidy Burnett and Makensie Forsyth for their "All About Sports" retail shop. Third place went to Kassiano Martinez for his "For the People" restaurant idea.
The posters are on display during December at the Prosser branch of AmericanWest Bank, 1115 Meade Ave.