Bay’s Students Shine In Future Business Minds Awards

TOMAREE High School student Tyler Regan with his project Orchard School Systems was highly successful taking out third place in the category; “Best creative thinking for a business idea or an existing business run by a student” in the Future Business Minds Project.

The program came about due to the Hunter Region of Local Chambers of Commerce being keen to create an environment where young people can be visionary and cultivate business ideas.

The Future Business Minds project was supported by some 50 local organisations, with Port Stephens Council one of the supporters.

More than 200 people attended the awards function where the region’s future business minds were recognised and Tyler Regan and Dakota Nicolson were presented with the award.

You can check out the pitch that the students prepared for the awards at
Awards Coordinator, Duncan Burck, said “the Hunter’s business future looks very bright.

“The Awards attracted more than 22 entries.”

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He believes that each of these entries demonstrated great insight and innovation.

“It is really exciting to see how the next generation of business minds see opportunities today, that will shape the way we do business in the future,” Mr Burck said.

There are already plans in place to continue and expand the program in 2018.

The verdict is that the future of the Hunter’s business community is in great hands.

Janet Dobbie of Varley Group who were one of the business sponsor of the project told News Of The Area, “The program itself was a great way to showcase up and coming talent, it unearthed amazing young people within the school system who are already innovating at the early stages of their careers.

“I can see that students like those who participated in the Future Business Minds Project are going to be of immense value to organisations such as ours in the future,” she said.

Source: News Of The Area

By Marian Sampson


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