Chamber Events for September 2013

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Eye Opener at the Farmers Market
Sept. 6 • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Dearborn Area Chamber Conference Room
Sponsored by PNC Bank, refreshments provided by Sam’s Club
Network before the work day begins, then enjoy local produce and collectibles from the Chamber’s Farmers and Artisans Market. Free to Chamber members.
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Small BIZ Networking Lunch
Sept. 10 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Al Shallal Restaurant
24402 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Heights
Enjoy fabulous food while making connections with Chamber members. Per person, $12, includes lunch
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The Young Entrepreneurs Academy
October 2013 through June 2014 • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
University of Michigan-Dearborn
The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and Dearborn/Dearborn Heights schools are excited to announce plans to launch the YEA! program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn for the fall of 2013!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking, 30-week after-school educational program that takes students in grades 6 through 12 through the process of starting and running a real business. Students work closely with local business leaders to cultivate and research business ideas, write a business plan, pitch their plan to a panel of investors (think “Shark Tank” meets “The Apprentice” meets “American Idol”), obtain funding, develop their brand, participate in a trade show at the end of the year, and actually launch their enterprise. Through the YEA! program, kids 11 to 18 years old start as students and graduate as CEOs. They learn to make a job — not just take a job!

Interested parents and students should attend an Information Session, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Chamber offices, 22100 Michigan Ave.

We also need support financially and with volunteers for this amazing, life-changing program. We will offer scholarships, field trips and other opportunities and need investors, mentors and volunteers. Interested business investors, mentors and volunteers should contact Peggy or Wendy at the Chamber, 313-584-6100 or