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YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jaden Roggow, J Engravings

Jaden Roggow competed in the YEC Series during the 2016-2017 academic year. He placed first in his local Chautauqua County event and advanced to the YEC State Championship in April 2017, competing with his business J Engravings. Here he talks about the impact this program has had on him as an entrepreneur.

Expert to conduct marketing/sales workshop in Wichita for business owners this week

Jon Schallert of the popular Longmont, Co. business development program, Destination Business BootCamp, is scheduled to present a community-based marketing/sales workshop on December 15 and to reconnect with six Wichita business owners who attended his training in October.

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Norton County

Norton County hosted its second annual YEC Series event this November. Keli Habiger, Executive Director of Norton City/County Economic Development, shares how Norton County got exceptional community attendance.

Salina high schoolers showcase their entrepreneurial spirits

The Salina Journal coverage of the 2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series sanctioned event.

New Board Certified Program Announced

Maker Space Boot Camp approved by NetWork Kansas’ board as a best practice entrepreneurship program


NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. The 2017-2018 YEC Series includes thirty local entrepreneurship competitions

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Reno County

This YEC Series spotlight features Reno County, which is entering its second year of hosting a YEC Series local event. Dave Dukart, Director of the Quest Center for Entrepreneurs, shares best practices for planning such an effort.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Christian Calliham, CT Feeds

This YEC Series spotlight features Christian Calliham, who has competed in the YEC Series with several different business ideas since the 2014-2015 academic year. "Participating in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge helped my business grow and myself as a person, too," Calliham says.

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Cherokee County

Cherokee County is entering their fourth year of YEC planning, and we wanted to share with you some tips that contribute to their success. This is the second in a blog series about community best practices.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jade Artzer, Made by Jade

Jade Artzer has been competing in the YEC Series with her business, Made by Jade, since the 2013-2014 academic year. Learn more about her company, the impact of participating in YEC and her plans for continued growth in this YEC Series Student Spotlight.