Since 2020, the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce has hosted Young Entrepreneurs Day, an event that puts under-18 business owners in the area at the forefront and offers them new opportunities. Many kids and teens have participated in that time, and thanks to the success they helped to make possible, the Chamber of Commerce is happy to be hosting the 4th Annual Young Entrepreneurs Day on Saturday, August 5 from 10 am-3pm in the Williamson Field House.
Kids of all ages selling everything from sweet treats to homemade goods and art will be participating in Young Entrepreneurs Day this year. One newcomer to the event is Brooklynn Rose, a 17 year old student at Mingo Central and Southern WV Community and Technical College.
Brooklynn sells handmade jewelry and keychains, which she started making at the beginning of this year. “I first decided to start this business near the beginning of 2023, because I was looking for a hobby outside of schoolwork and reading,” She says. From here Rose Jewelry and Co was formed. Brooklynn has an online business page where she sells her products.
Earlier this year, she heard about Young Entrepreneurs Day from some fellow young business-owners, and “thought it sounded like a good opportunity,” She says.
So far, her favorite thing about being a young business owner is how it’s changed her free time. “My favorite thing so far is being able to stay creative and productive at home, while doing something I enjoy,” says Brooklynn. She is looking forward to a chance to meet new people and share her creations with the community.
Brooklynn sells a variety of earrings, beaded bracelets, macrame keychains, and more, as well as some pieces featuring essential oil beads, which she can add scents to, as well, To check out Rose Jewelry and Co before her appearance at YED, visit her Facebook page– and don’t forget to check out the YED Facebook page while you’re at it!
Photos from Rose Jewerly and Co Facebook page.