Lemonade Day National Youth Entrepreneurship Program Offers Spokespersons During November National Entrepreneurship Month
November 8, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 5, 2021) – Lemonade Day Youth Entrepreneurship Program is offering leaders, the smallest of small business owners, and teen entrepreneurs as sources for media and influencers on the topic of entrepreneurship and entrepreneur education. Lemonade Day jump-started the careers of many other young, successful entrepreneurs and continues to spread entrepreneurial education throughout the country.
Lemonade Day is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching youth important business, financial, character-building and life skills that are the key ingredients of entrepreneurship. Playing a vital role in the education and workforce ecosystem, Lemonade Day is in 84 licensed markets in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, six U.S. military bases, and growing. For more information, visit lemonadeday.org
The following spokespersons are available for interviews and questions regarding National Entrepreneurship Month.
• Nicole Cassier-Mason, Lemonade Day National CEO
• Joe Daly, Lemonade Day National Board Chairman and Senior Partner at Gallup
• Brianna Garcia, 2021 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Brianna, 9, of Harbor City, California, is the founder of Bri’s Frozen Lemonade and made a significant profit in her first year participating in Lemonade Day. She donated 80% of her profits to the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro. Brianna plans on participating in the 2022 Lemonade Day and is excited to sell more flavors and variety of her product.
• Erika and Diego Garcia, parents of Brianna
• Heidi Butzine, President/CEO of Lomita Chamber of Commerce: Heidi brought Lemonade Day to Lomita and was a key player in its success. She helped more than 100 kids set up 37 stands in the small, diverse business community with a population of under 25,000.
• Mark Waronek, Mayor of Lomita, California: Mark supported Heidi and the Chamber of Commerce in all things throughout the inaugural year of Lemonade Day Lomita. He personally visited almost 20 lemonade stands. He, his wife, and city council members collectively visited every lemonade stand in Lomita.
• Mikaila Ulmer, Me and the Bees Founder: At only 4 years old, Mikaila started her lemonade stand in Austin, TX and has grown the business into an award-winning, ready-to-drink Me & the Bees Lemonades with five refreshing flavors. Her product is buzzing off the shelves of Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, World Market, H-E-B stores across Texas and Kroger stores in Houston. Learn more at, https://www.meandthebees.com.
• Rohit and Sidharth Srinivasan, Trashbots Co-Founders: The two brothers participated in Lemonade Day at the age of 8 and 7 which is how they caught the “entrepreneurial bug” and learned the skills needed to build their own company before even graduating high school in Austin, TX. They were featured speakers at the executive briefing “Business Startup Challenges and Youth Entrepreneurship Opportunities” that was co-hosted by Gallup and Lemonade Day at Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2018. Learn more at, https://www.trashbots.co/about.
• Katie Vonder Haar and Hailey Hertzman, Ooh La Lemon Founders: Starting when they were only 11 years old, Katie and Hailey from Louisville, Kentucky turned their successful lemonade stand into a multifaceted company marketed towards tween girls. They won the 2017 National Youth Entrepreneurs of the Year. The girls have spoken at national conferences and recently started the “Send a Smile” gifts and COVID care packages to help brighten up the day. Learn more at, https://oohlalemon.com.