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Young Entrepreneurs to Host Trade Show at County Fair

Reposted from the Finger Lakes Times

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From left to right: Dr. Robert Nye, President of Finger Lakes Community College, Lehi Weed, Megan Marley, Jack Dunfey, Kendall Davis, Michael Zellers, Emily Johnson, Garett Waltman and Micah Krop, former State Senator Mike Nozzolio

HOPEWELL – Three graduates of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) at Finger Lakes Community College will present their creations at a trade show at the Ontario County Fair. Micah Krop, of Stanley, will exhibit his all-natural, protein-based Holefood Donuts; Megan Marley, of Seneca Falls, will showcase her protein-based chewing gum, Peak Gum; and Kendall Davis, of Stanley, will display a music transposing app she designed.

The YEA trade show will be from 10a.m. to 4p.m. July 27 in the Carriage Barn Event Center at the fair, 2820 County Road 10. For details, visit ontariocountyfair.org. Applications are being accepted for the next session of YEA, a national program offered in partnership with community organizations and schools.

The program is open to students in grades 6 to 12. The program will meet on 24 Saturday mornings beginning in October, and instructors will take students step-by-step through entrepreneurship, from concept development to marketing to the regulatory process. Applicants must provide a school transcript, an essay and a letter of recommendation.

Thanks to the generosity of Lyons National Bank (LNB) and Locate Finger Lakes the $1000 tuition fee per student has been covered for the 2019-2020 academic year.

For details, visit flcc.edu/yea or email yea@flcc.edu. To apply, visit yeausa.org.

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