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South Carolina Chamber's 35th Annual Business Week

July 24, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. | More than 100 high school students from South Carolina attended the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 35th Annual Business Week at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. This experience teaches students about business operations and introduces them to top-industry experts from across the state – an experience that students frequently do not receive until their college years.

“Business Week is an event the chamber is proud to host each year because it helps students learn how to assess situations and make decisions for a business,” said Cynthia Bennett, Vice President of Education for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. “It also allows students to meet business leaders in the state that helps them establish relationships that potentially could lead to a future job.”

The mission of the program is to contribute to the preparation of young adults for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship.

While staying at Presbyterian College, students are placed into 12 teams to form mock companies led by executives from different South Carolina businesses. Students are challenged to create the most profitable business through an engaging computer program and various workshops. Through the week-long challenge, the students learn leadership and team-building skills while networking with entrepreneurs. The four top-performing students earn college scholarships.

This year’s theme was “Money Talks’. Students heard from different leaders across the state including Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Jack Sanders, President and CEO of Sonoco amongst others business leaders.

For more information, visit the South Carolina Business Week website. 


Katie English
Director of Communications
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

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