About 100 high school business students from Rhinelander and Tomahawk got a preview of what the business world is like on Tuesday, Nov. 13, when Wisconsin Public Service, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce(WMC) and Partners in Education hosted a Mini Business World event at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom in Rhinelander.
Students who attended Tuesday’s event learned about the challenges that businesses must confront in their day-to-day operations. Groups of students created “companies” and formed teams that put together company names and products, logos and taglines, and mission, vision and values statements. They also chose company CEOs and other officers. The teams gave presentations showing the work they did, and students voted on the winning presentations. Ultimately, winning presentations were selected from both Rhinelander and Tomahawk.
Mini Business World is a relatively new event for WMC and is a one-day version of the organization’s longer Wisconsin Business World sessions held on college campuses every summer. The purpose of these events is to help teach young people how to work in teams, to teach them about Wisconsin’s economy and to help them learn more about the opportunities that are open to them in the world of business.