The Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge trade show is open the public and will be 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Lawrence College and Career Center, 2910 Haskell Ave. A dozen student teams will have a booth about their business and may have products to buy.
Here are the businesses and the students’ descriptions of them:
• Brownie Points sells an assortment of brownies.
• Bubbles Swimming School offers private swim lessons for children.
• Chocolate Boulevard sales Brigadeiro, a Brazilian dessert.
• Hype Floats specializes in root beer floats.
• Killjoy Keychains sells eco-friendly keychains and allows people to express themselves.
• MidWest Wings Taxidermy offers hunters with an option to have waterfowl or upland birds mounted.
• The Music Note Association raises money to help students who want to pursue music.
• RV Dog Walking is a dog walking and cleanup service.
• Simply Made sells handmade bracelets.
• Hippie Cat is a clothing resale business.
• Cosmic Cat Designs offers to create artwork on shoes through painting.
• Al’s Design creates advertisements for businesses or programs.
The trade show is part of the half-day competition which also consists of preparing a written business plan, an elevator pitch and formal presentation. Students compete for $3,500 in prize money. The students’ work is judged by local entrepreneurs, teachers and community leaders. This will be the third year for the Douglas County event.