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2022 Naples Children's Business Fair
Due to the effects of COVID-19, the 2021 CBF was cancelled.
The 2022 is tentatively scheduled for February of 2022. More information to come.
The Children’s Business Fair offers the opportunity for young entrepreneurs, ages 6-17, to showcase and sell their product or service to the public. Working with the Chamber, children will learn free-market principles, how the workforce drives the local economy and relish in the rewards of their hard work. The Naples Chamber and Leadership Collier Foundation will work with participants post-event to help continue their professional growth, connect them with business leaders and provide support on their entrepreneurial journey. Proceeds benefit the Leadership Collier Foundation in support of youth development and work-based learning programs for local students.
Naples Children's Business Fair
The Naples 2020 Children's Business Fair was one of the largest fairs in the nation for this year, and a huge hit. Located at Gulf Coast High School, the fair had participation of 123 youth-run businesses, 211 student participants and 1,200 attendees. Congratulations to all the students for their hard-work and entrepreneurial spirit that made this event one to remember.
CBF Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Cash Prizes per age group, 3 public vote awards; most original business idea, highest business potential, and best presentation/creativity, and The Sunshine Award for one business to display and sell their product in a local Sunshine Ace Hardware store awarded at the Fair.
-2nd Place: Emma's Sweet Art
-3rd Place: Boo-Boo Buddies
-2nd Place: Tuti's Terrific Treasures
-3rd Place: S3 Creations
-2nd Place: Jumba's Cotton Candy
-3rd Place: Olivia's Creation Station
-2nd Place: Water Pros
-3rd Place: Ready Cement Go!
-2nd Place: James LeSage Photography
-3rd Place: ABC Bobo Tea
Check Out the 2018 Naples Children's Business Fair in the News:
-"Business Fair in Naples Draws Hundreds"
-"Showcases Kids Entrepreneurial Spirit"
-"Young Entrepreneurs Flex Business Sense"
- "100 Kids Participated in Naples Children's Business Fair"
-"Chamber Connect- Naples Children's Business Fair"
-"2018 Naples Children's Business Fair"
-"Children's Business Fair- Video"
-"Kidpreneurs to Sell Products at Naples Business Fair"
-"Naples Kids Get a Jump Start on Being Entrepreneurs"
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Children’s Business Fairs grant kids the opportunity to create a product, business model, marketing strategy and then sell that product to the public in a safe environment. The Acton Children’s Business Fairmodel was originally developed by the Acton Academy Schools and Acton MBA Program, organizations which believe in the power of work and entrepreneurship to improve self esteem and strong communities. After several successful fairs in Texas, they chose to give the opportunity to others across the country. Now Acton Children’s Business Fairs are active or planned in 25 different cities across the country (and one in Guatemala). Click here to learn more about the Children's Business Fair.
For more information contact Nikkie Dvorchak, VP of Events and Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.403.2909.