By Brent Fuchs
June 28, 2022

Edmond hosts first Children’s Business Fair

The nationwide Children’s Business Fair came to Edmond to promote entrepreneurial skills for Edmond youth.
Gather was one of 20 kid-led vendors at the Children's Business Fair. (Photo: Brent Fuchs)

Edmond’s inaugural Children’s Business Fair took place at the Edmond Railyard on June 4, bringing together entrepreneurial youth to sell their homemade or homegrown goods. The event was organized by Chisholm Creek Academy to encourage kids to launch their own startups.

To be considered for the event, the business owners aged six to 14 developed a brand, built a marketing strategy, and presented it to the organizers. Once approved, the students opened for business at the one-day marketplace, learning the ins and outs of customer service, product inventory, and entrepreneurship.

Children’s Business Fairs are organized nationwide, with the first event taking place in Austin, Texas in 2007. Since then, the fairs have hosted more than 56,000 young business owners in 371 cities and 16 countries.

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About Brent Fuchs

Brent Fuchs is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Edmond. He received a B.A. in photojournalism from UCO, where he minored in history. His work has appeared in numerous area publications, and his photos have received awards from both The Associated Press and The Oklahoma Press Association.