The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour will visit Merced on Oct. 25 from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Merced County Fairgrounds, near a big red bus.
The tour is meant to expose students and community members to opportunities in entrepreneurship and to help them explore ways they can change the economy, create jobs for themselves and pursue their passions, the group said in a news release.
To provide a local perspective on what the tour means for business and the economy of Merced and the Central Valley, Jeanette Benson of the Merced Center for International Trade and Development and Annette Haugen, business and entrepreneurship professor and faculty member at Merced College, also will be there.
The tour includes keynotes, exhibits, workshops and Q&A sessions by young entrepreneurs from across the nation. The tour was created in 2006 and since then has sponsored more than 200 events in 35 states.
The tour works in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Campaign for Free Enterprise and is hosted by the Center for International Trade and Development. For more information, see www.extremetour.org.
— Sun-Star staff