2014/2015 Grand Junction Young Entreprenuers Academy

2014/2015 Grand Junction Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Chamber wishes to congratulate the Young Entrepreneurs that presented their business plans and asked for start-up funding at the Investor Panel on March 11th. This year’s Saunders Scholar, Madelyn Swelstad, is our youngest Student/CEO and a student at Caprock Academy. A beekeeper, she has created a line of lip balms with interesting flavors such as mojito, chocolate mint and Moscow mule that she markets through her company, Mad Lips. She and a parent will be traveling to Phoenix to compete for up to $50,000 of scholarship funds in May.

Jacqueline Cole, a Grand Junction High School senior and owner of Weighted Comfort, was the first ever winner of a $500 shopping spree at our local Sam’s Club, a new element to the program due to a nationwide partnership with Sam’s Clubs.

We also salute:

  • Michael Ash, owner of Canyon View Rentals, a 13 year old student in the East Challenge Program.
  • Katie Hartter, the owner of Perfect Pouches and a 12 year old home school student.
  • Andrea Chamorro, owner of Bright Tees, a 10th grade student in the International Baccalaureate Program at Palisade High School.
  • Megan Garchar, owner of Inspeyered, a business that creates custom artwork. She is a junior at Fruita Monument High School.
  • Dean VanWinkle, a sophomore at Fruita Monument High School owns VanWinkle Enterprises, a cattle operation.
  • Lindsey Garchar, owner of Clutter Crusher, a personal organizing service and is 14 years old.
  • Kohl Hagee, owner of KamelKoozie, a product to help keep your liquids cool while you play outdoors and attends the Fruita 8-9 school.

These students will be displaying and selling their products and services at the April 28th Business After Hours located at Callahan Edfast.

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