Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair to be held on Feb. 28

COLUMBUS - Cherokee County Economic Development and the Cherokee County E-Community will host the fourth annual Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair on Feb. 28, at the Riverton Friends Church, 6484 SE 70th St., in Riverton. This entrepreneurship competition is open to students in grades 9-12 from the Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Riverton, and Southeast School Districts.

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Entrants will present their business concepts with a written executive summary, a four minute presentation to judges, and a tabletop display. Winners will receive cash prizes, and the top finisher will be eligible to compete in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge State Championship in Manhattan, on April 24.

“We hope that this event will help encourage the next generation of local entrepreneurs and look forward to seeing the business ideas the students put forth,” said Economic Development Director Janet Miller.

For more information on the event including how to enter, visit or contact Miller at 620-762-0717.