LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Even during the country’s current economic straits, more new jobs are created within small businesses than anywhere else. Inspiring future entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses will be the theme of Entrepreneurship Day, scheduled to be held this morning (Tuesday, March 31, 2009) from 9-11:30 at Pottsgrove High School, 1345 Kauffman Rd., for students from several area school districts.
The event intends to connect students with current entrepreneurs who can tell them about the training, time, education and money necessary to start a business, according to Pottsgrove School District spokeswoman Beth Trapani. Many students, she said, report their future plans include owning their own companies.
Among today’s featured round-table speakers are Lower Pottsgrove resident Tom Orlando of Orlando’s Photography, as well as Chris and Karen Foster of Positively Pasta in Pottstown PA. Other local companies participating are Zap Digital, Pottstown Auto Parts, and Main Line Financial, all of Pottstown; Three Peas in a Pod of Royersford PA, and Everything Postal in Bechtelsville PA.
Pottsgrove is the first host district for what is envisioned as an annual event. Guidance counselors from several participating districts – Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Spring-Ford, Perkiomen Valley and others – worked with the Montgomery County Industrial Development Corp. (MCIDC) to create a consortium that would host career days each year at different schools with varying themes.
MCIDC and the county’s Education and Workforce Partnership arranged speakers for the day. At Pottsgrove, the event is being coordinated by the high school’s Career Development Committee and its DECA student marketing club. Committee members are Don Petrella, Kyra Ebert, Megan Delena, Bev Stuart, and Eileen Forsyth.