Merchants of the Future to Participate in Alexandria Mall’s “Kids, Inc.” Program

AlexandriaMallProgram encourages youth to demonstrate retail entrepreneurship

Alexandria, LA— Alexandria Mall is promoting retail entrepreneurism among today’s youth. Ten kid’s ranging from six to fifteen-years old have been chosen to participate in the “Kids, Inc.” program.  The program is being hosted at select Jones Lang LaSalle-managed shopping centers throughout the U.S.

Kids, Inc. participants will set up shop at Alexandria Mall on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. near the Food Court. The Kids, Inc. program provides young people a way in which they can learn about business, make money, and most of all, have fun. Participants will create something from scratch, offer a service, or resell a product purchased from a wholesaler.

Qualifying kids submitted their business plans via Alexandria Mall’s Facebook page. The shopping center’s Facebook fans then voted for their favorite business ideas. Based on the highest number of votes, the top ten winners have been invited to a one-day “business showcase” on August 3 at Alexandria Mall Center Court where they can sell their products or services to customers and keep their earnings.

“We are excited to put kids in business and offer this opportunity to budding retail entrepreneurs,” said Missy McKnight Alexandria Mall Marketing Manager. “Allowing kids to sell their products or services in a retail environment will give them a real taste of what it takes to run a business. We’re looking forward to hosting these ‘merchants of the future’.”

To learn more about the program, please visit www.alexandriamall.com

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