Up-and-coming young entrepreneurs will once again be participating in the successful McAllen Lemonade Day May 12. The free community-wide educational program teaches youth the necessary entrepreneurial skills to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.
Businesses are being asked to help make young dreams of running a business reality. Participation can happen in various ways.
- Provide a prize for “The Entrepreneur of the Year” or “The Best Stand” as a simple way to promote your business. The Entrepreneur of the Year is a prize that will be granted to the stand that collects the most revenue, as well as has a great story. The chamber plans on awarding the winners a basket of prizes donated by area businesses.
- Offer your business as a location. If your business is in McAllen, and it also has restrooms available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you may host a location. Submitting a business as a location can be done online.
- Encourage your employees to register their children. Businesses can run internal contests with their employees, as well as create a healthy sense of community involvement. The McAllen Chamber is willing to provide template emails for you to send to employees.