The upcoming event, Boys and Business offers event to engage with accomplished entrepreneurs

Ellie Vasbinder, Writer

On Dec. 1, up to 30 junior and senior boys from Fenton, Lake Fenton and Linden High Schools will have the opportunity to engage with local businessmen. Jesse Anderson, a speaker and facilitator for Boys and Business and Redfox Outfitters owner shares his knowledge about the opportunity this conference gives high schoolers.

“Boys and Business will be a great way to learn about a variety of career fields and establish connections in the local business community,” Anderson said. “I hope that not only will attendees get to pick the brain of professionals in a wide variety of fields, but will feel more comfortable in ‘networking’ situations afterwards, and feel comfortable reaching out to any of the facilitators for further questions and advice.”

In addition to working with the facilitators, the boys who attend will participate in hands-on activities, brainstorming, group presentations and business etiquette exercises.

“Last year we learned a lot,” senior Devin Taylor said. “The things we learned prepped me and all the others there; from selling a product, talking in front of big groups, and coordinating with others to accomplish a goal within a deadline.”

For about 13 years, Boys and Business has been meeting with and helping students as they begin to develop their plans for future businesses careers. They work with students on how to manage their personal debt and personal credit.

“[Last year] We learned what running a business is about and what it takes to start our own,” Taylor said. “If you’re ever looking to go into the business field or just want the knowledge in case you ever need it, I’d definitely recommend people to go.”

Juniors and seniors attending must dress in their best attire for a professional environment and arrive on time.