Students learn from local business leaders


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Shown are Tangers owner Mandy Benton-Osterfield (chair right), seniors Megan Hughes of Ben Logan (couch right), Ajay Stapleton of Riverside (couch left) and Nate Severt of Indian Lake (chair left).

Shown are Tangers owner Mandy Benton-Osterfield (chair right), seniors Megan Hughes of Ben Logan (couch right), Ajay Stapleton of Riverside (couch left) and Nate Severt of Indian Lake (chair left).


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The Midwest Regional Educational Center and the Logan County Area Chamber Of Commerce recently teamed up to organize an Entrepreneur Tour to talk business with local leaders.

The Youth Leadership Seniors from Bellefontaine City Schools, Ben Logan, Indian Lake and Riverside toured downtown Bellefontaine. They started the day at the Market Place, where Logan County Chamber President and CEO Ben Vollrath gave a welcome and explanation of being an entrepreneur. Students then broke into groups and visited Tangers Furniture, Ragnar Fitness, P. Alan Properties, Peachtree Boutique and Peak Performance Massage in 20-minute mini-sessions. Entrepreneurs gave personal testimony about their business and how they ended up downtown. They also spoke about the leadership skills, struggles, strengths, and inspirations that have helped them succeed. The group reconvened at Bella Vino for a wrap up with Jacob Schroeder from the local Young Professionals group.

Students agreed that the tour was a valuable way to learn about businesses, taking risks and having passion for what you do in life.

Shown are Tangers owner Mandy Benton-Osterfield (chair right), seniors Megan Hughes of Ben Logan (couch right), Ajay Stapleton of Riverside (couch left) and Nate Severt of Indian Lake (chair left).
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/02/web1_Entrepreneur-Tour-1.jpgShown are Tangers owner Mandy Benton-Osterfield (chair right), seniors Megan Hughes of Ben Logan (couch right), Ajay Stapleton of Riverside (couch left) and Nate Severt of Indian Lake (chair left). Submitted photo

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Submitted by the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.

Submitted by the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.