Additional panelists may be announced.
The C-Level Executive Panel Presentation will feature business stars from our region in a panel discussion on the secrets behind their personal success and how to launch a thriving business or non-profit organization. Past participants include Andy Chesley, retired CEO of world renowned clothing company London Fog, Bob Fish, CEO of Biggby Coffee, Eric Nemeth of Varnum Attorneys at Law, Christian Overland, Executive VP of The Henry Ford, and other executives.
The C-Level Executive Panel is one of our YEA! signature events, giving our students exposure to the business experiences and career stories of real all-stars in the corporate and small business world.
About the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy:
The Metro Detroit Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a national award winning, groundbreaking and exciting program that empowers young people to take control of their futures in a bold and powerful way, transforming students into CEOs of their own real businesses! Our program is the recipient of the 2016 Directors Award at a national level from the corporate office of YEA!, is a recent recipient of a proclamation from Governor Rick Snyder, and has been featured prominently in our local media. Click here to watch a short intro video, here for our recent story on WDIV Local 4, and here for our story on WXYZ channel 7!
In the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, kids ages 11–18, learn how to turn their passions, skills, and talents into a real business or social movement! In YEA!, students come up with a big idea, pitch that idea for real funding to an investor panel (just like “Shark Tank”, and actually launch a fully formed, legally registered business – starting as students and graduating as CEOs – YEA! teaches kids how to make a job, not just take a job, all in less than 100 hours!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Henry Ford College, ASCC Building, Forfa Auditorium
5101 Evergreen, Dearborn
5:30-6:30 pm: Panel Discussion
6:30 pm – Light Refreshments