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Youth-Owned Colorado Businesses to be Honored September 6th

Entrepreneurship in Colorado is booming and the youth demographic is no exception. Nine unique Colorado business owners ages 21 and under will be honored at the 11th Annual Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs event on September 6.

PRLog - Aug. 15, 2012 - Young business owners from across Colorado applied for cash awards in this year’s competition. From each age category, one winner and two finalists will be presented checks at the dinner and awards ceremony.  In addition, each winner will be paired with a Presenting Mentor – a prominent businessperson who will present their award and provide support and advice through the year.

2012 Finalists:

6-11 year olds:   Sweet Bee Lipbalm  - Lilly Warren (11), Chloe Warren (10) and Sophie Warren (7):  a variety of flavored lip balm made from all-natural products
Turtles4Tots – Maia Drugmand (10): a non-profit selling shell turtles and crabs to raise money for Make-a-Wish
ZARL Inc. – Zac Stahlhut (11) and Andrew Hageman (11): single and triple re-usable rocket launchers

12-15 year olds:    A&G Fused Glass - Andrew Breeling (14) and Garrett Breeling (12): hand-made fused glass coasters, night lights, pendants, rings and ornaments
Flour Gal – Lyla Padden (12): catered cupcakes made from scratch
Hicaduda – Santiago Gonzalez (14): applications for iPads and iPhones

16-21 year olds:   Alkaline Clothing Company – Taylor Palmie (18) and Tanner Barkin (19): screen printed t-shirts and clothing with uniquely created designs
Cache Reptiles LLC – Dillon Lauritzen (17): breeding and raising of high quality and rare color morph bearded dragons

- Youth Businesses, cont’d -
Everything Girly Imaginable. - Mia Lynn Pelaez (15) and Cheyenne Costa (16): affordable entertainment and parties for young girls, including nail painting, cake decorating, and hair accessorizing

2012 Presenting Mentors:
   Nancy Phillips, Founder and COO, ViaWest
   Curt Richardson, Founder and CEO, OtterBox
   Kent Thiry, CEO, DaVita

The event will take place at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

About Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs and Young Americans Center
Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs is a business competition and fundraiser that benefits the programs of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a nonprofit charity that reaches more than 50,000 youth every year through hands-on programs and real-life experiences that develop financial literacy in youth. Visit www.yacenter.org to learn more about Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, Get aHead for Business, Young Americans Bank and other programs.

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