March 21, 2008

Media Advisory – Business Etiquette Dinner

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to cover the youth business etiquette dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Old Main Restaurant in the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Center.

A group of 54 Carbondale elementary students are participating in an intensive entrepreneurship curriculum co-sponsored by the Southern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center, part of SIUC's Office of Economic and Regional Development. The center, in conjunction with Betsy Brown, academically talented teacher at Lewis School, is sponsoring various projects for fourth- and fifth-grade students throughout the rest of the school year.

Inclement weather forced rescheduling of the event from its previously announced date. Tuesday, the young entrepreneurs of the future will participate in a multi-course dinner as they test their business etiquette and learn.

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