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FBLA Celebrates American Enterprise Day
November 15, 2019

On Friday, November 15, business and hospitality students from the Grand River Technical School (GRTS) chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held an event at the Sliced Bread Innovation Center in honor of American Enterprise Day. November 15 is recognized by FBLA-PBL each year as American Enterprise Day. This date salutes and publicizes the American free enterprise system and teaches others about it.

Approximately 60 students had the opportunity to listen to local business leaders. Paul Thomas, branch manager from BTC Bank, and C.J. Myrick, McDonald's general manager, shared their career stories and gave tips about career advancement and choices. Participants also had the chance to discuss college life with former CHS students and FBLA members Jessi Shipp, student at the University of Missouri, and Jadon Daley, student at North Central Missouri College.

Kasey Peyton of BalanceED Learning and yoga instructor at Sol Oasis demonstrated and led the students in activities to help them learn to relieve stress. These strategies incorporated breathing, movement, and mindfulness strategies. Crystal Narr, executive director of the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce, concluded the day with tips on communication and how these incorporate with networking.

FBLA would like to thank everyone who helped make American Enterprise Day a success, including the GRTS Business Leadership class for organizing the event, Hospitality and Tourism class for assisting with set up, the CHS Baking and Pastries class for the delicious cookies, and Ed Douglas and Amy Supple of the Sliced Bread Corporation for the use of the Sliced Bread Innovation Center.


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