In 2020, the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce started Young Entrepreneurs Day, an event putting the spotlight on the kids who are the future of small business in our area. Since then, the event has continued to give kids a taste of business success, and this year will be the third Annual Young Entrepreneurs Day.
Twin sisters Lele and Maxie Brock will be bringing their baking expertise to this year’s YED, with their business, Sprinkles’ Sweets, which started in 2021. The girls are 15 years old, and will be starting their sophomore year of high school at Mingo Central High School his fall. Like so many, they started baking at home, expanded to family, and then made the bold decision to branch into business. Now, they’re offering cakes and other baked goods to folks throughout the area.
Introducing A New Business To the Community
Lele and Maxie first heard about Young Entrepreneurs Day through the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, and thought it would be a good idea to join in. “We thought it would be a good opportunity to introduce our business to the community,” they say.
Sprinkles’ Sweets offers a variety of treats, from delicious cookies-and-cream cookies, to beautiful cakes for birthdays, events, or just everyday snacking. In order to prep for YED, they created a menu, developed recipes, and ordered new packaging. Recipes offered at Young Entrepreneurs Day will include mini cupcake variety boxes, various uniquely flavored cookies, cake donuts, edible cookie dough, and iced coffee.
Young Entrepreneurs Day 2022 will be Saturday, July 16. It will take place at the Williamson Field House from 10 AM to 3 PM. Participants ages 8-18 will be showcasing their entrepreneurial skills. Come out to show your support for these future business owners!
You’ll find more information on the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.