Children’s Business Fair to take place in Abilene

May 6, 2021Laurin Kocurek, Vice President Operations & Communications

May 6, 2021


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Laurin Kocurek, Vice President
Operations & Communications

Children’s Business Fair to take place in Abilene

Could a ten-year-old invent the next must-have product or service? Find out at the Abilene Children’s Business Fair, showcasing kids’ entrepreneurial genius!

On May 22 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and Abilene Industrial Foundation will host a Children’s Business Fair for young entrepreneurs at Frontier Texas! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Kids create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The children are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers!

This event is sponsored by Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union, Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, Abilene Chamber, Abilene Industrial Foundation, Develop Abilene and the generous support of our donors and volunteers.

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s business innovators and leaders. The Children’s Business Fair gives students the opportunity to spread their entrepreneurial wings and get a head start on promising business careers,” said Jeff Sandefer, founder of the Acton School of Business, one of the sponsors of the fair.

“The Children’s Business Fair gives kids the chance to buy and sell really cool things, and it’s a lot of fun too!” – Luke McFarlen, age eight.

“You cannot match the learning that comes from this kind of hands-on experience,” said Chandra McFarlen, Luke’s mom. “Luke was so proud of himself and the money that he had worked hard to earn! All of the customers, kids and adults alike, were supportive and encouraging! I’m helping to host this year’s fair in hopes of sparking that same ambition in children throughout our area!”

Prizes will be awarded for best product or service potential, quality, presentation, and customer service!

For more information on how to participate, please contact Brent Schroeder at brent@abileneind.com or visit abilenechamber.com.

About the Chamber: Since 1908, the Abilene Chamber has served as a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for developing and promoting the economy and quality of life. For more information on the Chamber and the 1,200 businesses it represents, visit www.abilenechamber.com

About the AIF: The Abilene Industrial Foundation is the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s private sector representative in the community’s economic development partnership. Along with the City of Abilene and the Development Corporation of Abilene, the AIF works to cultivate the region’s economy through entrepreneurial support, business retention and expansion, downtown redevelopment and workforce development and retention.





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