>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDENTS MAKE CARDS

Print

ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDENTS MAKE CARDS

BHHS students make note cards as part of a business project. (The Pilot/Arwyn Rice).
BHHS students make note cards as part of a business project. (The Pilot/Arwyn Rice).

By Arwyn Rice

Pilot staff writer

More than a dozen Brookings-Harbor High School students are getting their first lessons in working on a production line.

The BHHS Future Business Leaders of America club members are packaging and selling note cards as part of their business project.

"We're learning how to be an entrepreneur," said freshman Jack Chen, FBLA club president.

Club members, who attend Linda Brown's business class, packaged and decorated the cards in packs of eight as part of a student production line

Students teased each other and laughed as they worked, from repackaging the cards to tying ribbons, the finishing touch, around each set of eight.

The cards were donated by Chetco Federal Credit Union and feature the Coquille River Lighthouse.

Profits from sales of the cards will pay for the FBLA trip to the FBLA regional conference in Medford..

Susan Lunsford, the club's advisor from CFCU, helps Brown oversee the project.

"They're an energetic bunch of kids," said Brown.

The project has brought students through all steps of the business process, teaching students to create a business plan and figure cost and profits.

The club also runs a recycling business at the school. The group collects soda cans and bottles for recycling.

The projects prepare the students for upcoming FBLA competitions as well as funding the Medford trip.

Future Business Leaders of America was founded in 1937 and currently has a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields

To purchase note cards contact Brown at (541) 469-2108.

Print

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • Lackluster factory data hits world stocks, dollar up
    Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, with investors wary of lackluster economic data and keeping a cautious eye on civil unrest in Hong Kong. The dollar held close to a four-year high against a currency basket, helped by the weak factory activity data, and pushed commodity prices lower. "Since the Fed meeting on Sept. 17, we've seen a 'risk-off' trade, with the fixed income market playing its role of 'safe-haven' while equities and commodities have been slipping in negative territory," Ycap Asset Management's head of quantitative strategies in Paris, Gregory Raccah, said. "The political unrest in Hong Kong is dragging down market sentiment, while Japanese (mixed Tankan survey) and Chinese (unchanged manufacturing PMI) data were unconvincing," Rabobank analysts said in a note.
  • Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower
    Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.
  • Adidas seeks to placate investors with share buyback
    German sportswear maker Adidas, facing investor discontent over its underperforming share price, announced on Wednesday plans to return to shareholders as much as 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) over the next three years. Adidas said in a statement the shareholder return program would be financed mainly from the group's free cash flow, adding share buybacks would start in the fourth quarter and be completed by Dec. 31, 2017. It said the buybacks were in addition to the company's policy of paying out to shareholders 20-40 percent of its net income as a dividend. Adidas also said it would issue two Eurobonds with a total volume of up to 1 billion euros - with a seven and 12 year term - saying it would use the proceeds to pay down debt and to prefund future debt maturities, pension payments and returns to shareholders.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use