Help Kick Off Hawaii’s Next Lemonade Alley!

by | Feb 15, 2012 | Alley News

Help us kick Lemonade Alley up a notch in 2012! We’re having a supporters meet up this Friday, February 17th at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place at the ING Direct Cafe on 1958 Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki.

The goal of the meeting is to educate potential partners in the community about Lemonade Alley’s mission and bring sponsorship funds to the cause. We’d like to show people how they can fit into the Lemonade Alley Ohana.

We can’t wait to share the exciting news about this year’s event! See you Friday!

For More, here’s our latest News Release:

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2012

Lemonade Alley Kid-Biz Contest Going National; Honolulu Competition Scheduled for July

HONOLULU – Lemonade Alley, a business competition that enhances entrepreneurial skills of kindergarten through high school students, is going national this year through the support of ING Direct Cafe, a global financial institution.

In addition to Honolulu, Lemonade Alley kid-biz contests will be conducted this summer in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Cloud and Wilmington.

Teams of students competing in these free contests get a taste of what’s involved in running a small company by writing simple business plans, building lemonade stands, creating lemonade drinks, marketing their products and pitching their ideas to panels of judges. The contests culminate when students open their stands to the public for one day of business and sell as much lemonade as possible.

The inaugural Lemonade Alley competition, held at ’Iolani School during the APEC economic summit, presented $1,000 cash awards to student teams in four age divisions. All proceeds supported the Boy Scouts of Hawaii, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii and YWCA of O‘ahu.

Organizing the Lemonade Alley competitions are, a Honolulu-based Web site offering free business planning tools for entrepreneurs of all ages, ING Direct Cafes, a global financial institution, and, an online shopping mall featuring made-in-Hawai‘i products.

“We had a tremendous response from students, parents, teachers and community sponsors when we held our first Lemonade Alley contest last November,” said BizGym and LeiHut founder Steve Sue. “Now, thanks to the support of ING Direct, we’re promoting business literacy in eight cities so kids across the country can develop essential survival skills that serve both the kids and the economy at large.”

Potential volunteers and sponsors who would like to learn more about the next Lemonade Alley contest, scheduled for July in Honolulu, are invited to an informational briefing at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at ING Direct Café, 1958 Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki.

People can also learn more by visiting  the Lemonade Alley Video