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March 2, 2010

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Promotes Free Enterprise Young Audience Initiative

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FT. MITCHELL, KENTUCKY – Since the launch of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Campaign for Free Enterprise, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been making strides to support the principles of the campaign. Recently, the Northern Kentucky Chamber and Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky joined with Junior Achievement (JA) to implement Free Enterprise ideas in middle schools, as part of the Campaign’s Youth Initiative.

The Free Enterprise Campaign’s goal is to educate Americans about the value of ingenuity in creating new jobs and the need to preserve the Free Enterprise system that makes the American economy so unique.  According to Gary Beatrice, President, Business Benefits, “In my mind we owe it to our country to instill in our young people an understanding and appreciation for this uniquely American trait; we owe it to our children and to our future generations to cultivate and develop our future entrepreneurs.”

This partnership project plans to consist of up to 60 volunteers from the Northern Kentucky Chamber Board and member companies who are willing to use the identified curriculum at area middle schools and present the message of Free Enterprise in late winter and early spring of this year.  This partnership will not only help meet goals of the Free Enterprise Campaign, but also allow JA to reach and educate additional middle school students. If you are interested in being part of this effort, please contact Amanda Dixon at adixon@nkychamber.com for more information.