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Aberdeen students receive funds for In-School Business Week

March 24, 2014

Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. announced that the board will grant $2,500 to Aberdeen High School’s In-School Business Week.

The money comes from GGHI’s Educational Fund, and will mean approximately 220 high school juniors will be able to participate in their annual In-School Business Week in April. There, juniors form teams, called “companies,” that develop a product, develop marketing and production plans, and then search for “investors” at a trade show. Their companies have local business people as advisors, so it is a rare opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of business from experienced professionals.

Along the way, students get lessons in personal finance and budgeting, how to behave in the workplace, and teamwork.

“Business Week has been a part of our organization for a long time, but we asked them to apply like any other program,” said CEO Tim Gibbs. “We have seen the value of this program, and we have heard from past participants how it has sharpened their focus and ambition for when they leave the world of academia behind for a job.”

The Educational Fund was established to promote opportunities for local schools to have students to experience business, career and vocational education.

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