Jul 1, 2011

YES! Camp

Central Lakes College hosted the American Indian Business Leader Student Camp June 28-30 in Brainerd. Students age 11-16 from Nay Ah Shing School, Onamia, prepared a business plan for the creation of a school market to raise funds for a number of worthy endeavors, including books for the library and healthy snacks for vending machine dispensing. The closing celebration included a skit representing the type of transactions that could occur at the market. A panel provided feedback to the students and offered several tips to ensure the success of such a concept. Panelists included Dennis Olson, Mille Lacs Band Commissioner of Education; Gail Kulick, Corporate Commissioner; Don Hickman, Initiative Foundation; Andy Wells III, Wells Technology; and John Gunstad, economic development specialist. President Larry Lundblad, Dean Rebecca Best, Diversity Director Mary Sam, SBDC Director Greg Bergman, and Charles and Kathryn Black Lance and Kori Busho of CLC and Mary Simon, principal of Nay Ah Shing, participated in the camp. The Nay Ah Shing Drum Group provided a closing honor song. Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58518185@N04