Raymour and Flanigan to Host Awareness Event on May 2

Spotlighting the Nonprofit Organization Minding Our Business and Its Entrepreneurship Programs for Youth
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. - April 24, 2015 - PRLog -- Raymour and Flanigan will host at its Lawrenceville Showroom an Awareness Event for Minding Our Business, Inc. (MOB), a nonprofit organization headquartered at RiderUniversity that has been recognized as one of the premier youth entrepreneurship programs in the nation, on Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Since its launch in 1997, MOB has coached and mentored more than 3,500 MercerCounty students on starting and running their own businesses through its after school and summer programming. Shoppers will get a chance at this event to learn more about the work the organization is doing in the community and hear a firsthand account from MOB’s staff and students on the impact its programs is making.  There is an opportunity for savings too, as shoppers can receive 10% off sales during the event with a coupon that can be downloaded on the MOB website, www.minding-our-business.com as well as a chance to win one of two $50 Raymour and Flanigan gift cards. Snacks and refreshments will be served at the store event, which is located in the Mercer Mall at 3367 Brunswick Pike.

Raymour and Flanigan , a family-owned company for 68 years, is the largest furniture retailer in the Northeast and the ninth largest in the United States. The company focuses its efforts on helping organizations like Minding Our Business accomplish its goals in improving the lives of those around them and believes it is important to involve its work family in efforts to serve the community.

“We are thankful to Raymour and Flanigan for supporting our efforts to instill in our students the entrepreneurship spirit and skills needed to succeed in the world today,” said Kevin Wortham, Executive Director of Minding Our Business.  “With the help of companies like Raymour and Flanigan, we are creating the business leaders of tomorrow.”

Because of the success of its After School Service-Learning Program in Trenton middle schools, MOB is piloting the program in two more cities in New Jersey — Asbury Park and Perth Amboy.  MOB also offers a Summer Program at RiderUniversity targeting low-income middle school students from MercerCounty that is currently accepting applications for enrollment. All of MOB programs emphasize entrepreneurship training, as well as math, reading, communication and life skills. For further information about Minding Our Business, please visitwww.minding-our-business.com or call Executive Director Kevin Wortham at 609-731-9311.

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