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First ever Junior Achievement Marketplace held at TRF

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) — For the first time ever, Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana held a Marketplace for young entrepreneurs at Freimann Square during the Three Rivers Festival on Saturday.

JA, which is partners with ABC21 for a monthly feature story on a young entrepreneur in the area, made space available at Feimann Square for any kids between the ages of seven and 21 who wanted to have a booth and sell their own products.

More than 30 businesses and around 50 young entrepreneurs, many of whom have already been featured on ABC21, participated in the event.

“It takes a certain type of person to put a lot of their own money and their own time into a business, that may or may not succeed and it’s really inspiring to see a lot of these super young kids doing the same thing,” said Emily Land, a young entrepreneur.

Unique products like jewelry and clothes, food, and even computer repairs were available.


Rex Smith

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