Keiki Merchants To Vie At Mall

Picture a one-day showcase of new businesses – run by children in the middle of Windward Mall.

That’s the first step for youngsters whose business plans are voted the best in the mall’s Kids Inc. retail program. Children ages 6 to 15 years old are invited to submit their plans by July 4 via the mall’s Facebook page. Judges (Facebook fans) will vote for their favorite entries between July 5 and 12, and the top 10 vote-getters will have a special mall day to promote and sell their products to customers – and keep the earnings.

“We are excited to put kids in business and offer this opportunity to budding retail entrepreneurs,” said mall marketing manager Alex Kirley. “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.'”

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