The brainchild of Cheryl Stevens of Cheryl’s Southern Style will combine people’s passions with exposure at festivals, culminating in the Riverfront Ramble, and some basic business expertise through the Widener University Small Business Development Center.
Eventually, she met Chris Rogers, a Cheyney University graduate student, who headed the Chester High Entrepreneurship Club. The two crafted a preliminary plan for the group, which will meet weekly through the summer.
Gene Foehl, president of the city’s Unity Center, offered use of his center until the nonprofit group can find a more permanent place and the participants can use carts to move their wares from the center to various events.
Rogers spoke of the academic benefits of the program.
“Entrepreneurship is a way to reinforce math skills, reading skills, technology,” he said. “I love when you give the students an opportunity to do something, and ( they) walk home with some money in ( their) pocket.”
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Sometimes I wonder if anyone in Chester recognizes this blog. Let me know about these events, y'all. At least my story would not have made the mistake of listing Chris Rogers as a Cheyney grad.