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Youth business plan competition opens

The Northern Minnesota Tribal Economic Development Summit and Trade Show will be held October 16-17 at Northern Lights Casino and Event Center in Walker.

This is a collaborative event between the Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth Nations.

This year the Summit is hosting a Youth Business Plan Competition that is open to American Indian students in Grades 10, 11 or 12 that have business ideas for their community. 

This competition will provide an opportunity for the students to investigate career options as well as an opportunity to win cash prizes up to $200.

Starting in September, the selected participants will attend Prep-Meetings one day a week for six weeks. A business coach will assist the participants with preparing a business plan for presentation to a panel of judges at the Summit.

The specific dates, time, and location for these Prep-Meetings are currently being established for Cass Lake, Red Lake and White Earth.

Deadline to submit an application to participate with this competition is noon on Aug. 30.

Contact a business coach in your area for more information and an application packet: White Earth Area: Pam Keezer – (218) 983-3285 Ext. 5908.