GROW MALHEUR

Adrian Entrepreneurship Fair a Success



Adan Bautista and Misael Munoz checked off part of their senior projects on Thursday, March 10th by hosting the first ever “Entrepreneurship Fair” at the Adrian High School. Businesses from around the area were invited to participate in the event which was structured similarly to a job or college fair.


Students spent the latter part of their school day conversing with businesses and learning about the successes and struggles of the entrepreneurs in their community. An incentive, in the form of a raffle, required students to get a signature from 10 different booths in the fair. Signatures could be obtained by asking multiple questions which allowed students to be entered into the drawing.


Misael’s drive to host the event was primarily because his cousin had recently started a business.


“Seeing my cousin start his own business proved to me that it is possible, and that my dream can truly become a reality,” said Munoz.


Bautista had similar thoughts when asked about why he chose to host.


“I wanted to show my classmates that there are a lot of opportunities available, and that you can truly do what you want as an entrepreneur,” said Bautista.


Both Adan and Misael plan to pursue post-secondary degrees, potentially locally at the Treasure Valley Community College. Adan wants to obtain an associates in both welding/technology, as well as business or ag business. Misael plans to works towards a degree in business related studies.