Weyburn Comp Entrepreneurship students prepare to launch JA company

A group of 17 students in teacher Margot Arnold’s Entrepreneurship 30 class are busy brainstorming and analyzing their ideas for the company they will begin shortly.

Once the idea is finalized, the writing of their business plan will occur, followed by their formal board meeting to present their Business Plan. 

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The initial board meeting will be chaired by the co-presidents, Risa Burdan and Jamie Borshowa via TEAMS, with Verna O’Neill, GM of Community Futures Sunrise, Larry Heggs, manager of the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, and Jeff Chessall, owner of New Age and Rona attending virtually.

The mentors will evaluate their idea and their business plan providing their feedback, expertise, and suggestions.

Students will begin sales once their order form has been created, and will be looking for support and business from the Weyburn and surrounding community.

Members of the Junior Achievement company, in addition to Burdan and Borshowa, are the following and their areas of responsibility:

Finance, vice-president Rohan Haupstein, along with Risa Burdan; environment, health and safety, VP Codi Gibson, and Stephanie Tegart; marketing, VP Emma Zieglgansberger, and Katelynn Shipley; human resources, VP Diamond Krushelniski, and attendance-morale officer, Avery Moule; information technology, VP Janayah Tichkowsky, and Mei Segade; sales, co-VPs Reagan Schlosser and Jessica Benning, along with Mason Thackeray; and production, VP Mei Segade, with Ayva Mason, Cyrus Alcalde and Jenaya Sabourin.