Over 40 youth will be open for business to sell their goods and services at the Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneur Marketplace on Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 –to 4:00 pm at Freimann Square.

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is bringing a new opportunity for school aged youth through age 21 to participate in a one-day marketplace which gives young entrepreneurs an opportunity to promote their existing business or try their hand at business ownership.

Over 30 businesses will be available for customers to shop the wide variety of unique, hand crafted goods and services such as specialty dessert sauces, handmade jewelry, computer repair, fresh flower arrangements, clothing, art, gifts, and accessories, just to name a few. The young entrepreneurs range in ages 9 – 21 and represent Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Steuben, and Wabash counties.

“Helping to encourage, support and develop entrepreneurship is vitally important to our community, and Junior Achievement is excited to bring this opportunity to the youth of the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas”, says Karen Cooper, JA Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives. “We encourage the community to come and shop the marketplace and encourage area youth to embrace being business owners.”

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