Suzanne Roland, Director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Lorene Potts, member of the DDA toured with the Future Business Leaders of America.
The purpose of the trip is to celebrate America’s free enterprise system. The businesses that were toured by the students included the following stops: Pete’s Music City, The Tot Roost & Teens, Biddy Boutique, Harris Arts Center, The Gem Theater, the former Johnston-Hall Hospital and Mother Nature’s Eden, Baxter-Dean Downtown, and Sweet Spot Frozen Yogurt.
Local merchants helped prepare our community’s future business leaders by answering many questions, such as the necessary characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, challenges and benefits of owning a small business, green policies regarding recycling and building reuse, and what it is like to be a small business owner in Downtown Calhoun. Students are enrolled in Business Essentials, Legal Environment of Business, Entrepreneurial Ventures or participate in the FBLA organization.
Since President Jimmy Carter started the celebration during the month of November in the late 1970s, FBLA-PBL students throughout America celebrate the free enterprise system that focuses on the right to choose any career the student desires. SHS wishes to thank the tour leaders and the businesses for their hospitality.