March 03, 2008

Media Advisory - Entrepreneurship Visit

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend a visit Tuesday, March 4, by a local businesswoman who will meet with 54 Carbondale elementary school students who are exploring entrepreneurship.

Laura Harbaugh of Harbaugh’s Café’ will tell students about how she created her Carbondale restaurant at 11:45 a.m. in the art room at Lewis School. All visitors must sign in at the office.

The Southern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Office of Economic and Regional Development and Lewis School sponsor the Entrepreneurship Program for academically talented fourth and fifth graders taught by Betsy Brown. The special projects throughout the semester will culminate with a student business plan contest.

Other planned activities include an etiquette dinner, rescheduled for March 25 at the SIUC Student Center, a marketing day field trip to the SIUC College of Business and Administration so children can create business cards and marketing materials, and an international business luncheon at Hunan Restaurant.

For more information about the program, contact the Southern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center at 618/453-3805.