The Trade Team is a great indoor event where baseball card fans can come to trade cards and open card boxes together. At The Trade Team you will be able to trade with others to get those cards you want. You could have a fun time meeting new baseball card collectors and finally getting all the cards you need to complete your collection. You will also have the chance to buy boxes and packs to include them in the trade. It’s a great event to meet new people, so come on down to join the team and be apart of the trade.
Kalen Rita is a baseball card collector who has been collecting for about 2-3 years. Along with collecting baseball cards Kalens other hobby is playing the sport of baseball. When Kalen is playing baseball he is found watching baseball or collecting cards. Kalens favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees. Kalen attends Mid Pacific Institute and is entering the ninth grade.
Gabi Girl dolls allow you and your children to embrace culture, whether it’s yours or someone else’s. With each purchase you are raising money for these countries to get food, water, and basic necessities, all through UNICEF.
UNICEF or The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, is a nonprofit that provides and distributes basic needs to people who do not have them. They have been around since 1946 which makes it an amazing and successful 69 years. They have successfully saved millions of lives and given many hope. 50% of all of the proceeds goto UNICEF to help these countries that are less fortunate than us.
Gabi is a soon to be eleven year old girl who has always loved traveling and helping those in need. She loves embracing culture whether it’s hers or not. Her dream is to see people from around the world connecting and helping each other out.
Gridiron Marketplace is devoted to bringing the best and most updated prices for cards, boxes, and group breaks. When you trade you can trust, because Gridiron Marketplace makes sure the value of the two cards are not lopsided.
About the Owner:
Charles McManus is an avid football card collector who has been collecting for 3 years. Along with Gridiron Marketplace he sells cards at Paula’s Sports Card Shop. He also plays and loves sports including, football, soccer, judo, and track. He attends Mid-Pacific Institute and is entering 8th Grade. When he isn’t playing sports or collecting cards he can be found reading, watching youtube, or thinking about how to improve Gridiron Marketplace. His favorite food is tacos and his favorite ice cream flavor is Ben and Jerry’s “Milk and Cookies“.
Responsible babysitting for all children ages 3-8.
Lola is a seventh grader at Mid-Pacific Institute and has been babysitting for about 1 year. She is certified in Red Cross CPR and Basic First Aid. She’s very kid-friendly and will keep your child entertained and having fun!
The Sunny Sitter will help you out whenever you need a break, or are looking to have a nice, relaxed, kid-free day!
Reliable service and responsible care!
Switch seat turns the backseats around and makes it safer encase of a crash. If there is a head-on collision the seat will absorb you and prevent further injuries.
A situation where the switch seat can help.
Matthew Goldmann is a soon to be Junior currently going to Roosevelt high school. His favorite subjects in school are currently English, History and Science. He likes to wear jeans and plaid shirts. He is interested in psychology, nano technology and physics.
LemonAid for Love helps the people of Nepal by putting water wells and you can help to! All you have to do is Contact us at campbizgym.com/lemonaid-for-love
Callie is a member of the 2015 Lemonade Alley grand prize winner. Callie is in 7th grade who enjoys dancing, and singing. Callie wants to help Nepal because Nepal is a very poor city in India that has no clean water and no buildings. Her dream is to see other people helping the needy and poor instead of seeing people being selfish. This is why Callie wants to start her business.
Great music lives in Hawaii. Tune Hawaii helps the fans find it and provides tools for artists to make their performances the best.
In Hawai‘i, getting profiled on the cover of Midweek is a dream for many. I didn’t really get that until we arrived there this week. so I’m especially thankful to Midweek business & entrepreneurial writer Christina O’Connor and photographer extraordinaire Nathalie Walker for making us look and sound so zesty.
I also want to thank Editor Don Chapman for allowing the kids to be in the main shot. I know it’s not Midweek’s custom to have a gaggle of people on the cover, but Lemonade Alley is all about the kids!
A shortened version:
“As a renowned investor, strategic illustrator and app developer, local entrepreneur Steve Sue has had a lot of fancy job titles. But for him, none of them can top his current title: Chief Lemon Head of the business education program Lemonade Alley…
…It’s through Lemonade Alley that he gets to lead children in creating lemonade stands as a way to teach them entrepreneurial skills, while also promoting the value of charitable giving. Each spring, students from K to 12 make their own lemonade, then sell their product in a contest held at Pearlridge Center. But these are no roadside lemonade stands — they’re full-fledged businesses, in which the kids have done everything from product development to marketing to finding investors. The young entrepreneurs then donate proceeds to nonprofit partners of their choice.
‘We teach the kids all the tools of entrepreneurship, but also teach them that they can make a living yet still have enough to share with the rest of the world,’ explains Sue, who founded Lemonade Alley.
Launched in 2011, Lemonade Alley is heading into its fifth year — and it’s looking to be bigger than ever. The timing, organizers feel, could not be better. Born out of the recession, Lemonade Alley instills kids with the skills to strike out on their own and create their own opportunities. Plus, Sue explains, kids today are gearing up for a different sort of job market — one where the job they take when they’re 22 isn’t the one that they’ll have for the next 30 years.
‘At the same time,’ Sue asserts, ‘there are a lot of technological tools that are allowing more people to be entrepreneurial out of their own homes. That is, in a sense, setting more people free to innovate.’
It’s all a part of a larger goal to promote small businesses and entrepreneurship.
Lemonade Alley is the flagship program of BizGym Foundation, which itself grew out of the BizGym software application Sue created to facilitate the development and fine-tuning of business plans.
‘Essentially, what (BizGym software) does is it helps you create your business concept into something that touches on all of the key themes of business,” Sue explains. “It is an entrepreneur startup growth kit.’
BizGym guides users through this process via a business-planner tool, a marketing sales pitch map and a financial modeler.
The foundation was launched as the nonprofit arm to fund Lemonade Alley — and now is comprised of a range of programs that support entrepreneurial education and small-business growth.
As a companion program to Lemonade Alley, there is Camp BizGym, a marketing and video production boot camp that Lemonade Alley winners have the opportunity to attend. Kids work with public-relations consultants to produce videos that promote either a local business or their own venture.
BizGym also produces StoryU Arts, led by BizGym program director Kimee Balmilero, which uses acting, improv and script writing as a way to help professionals with public speaking and marketing.
Each November, in honor of National Entrepreneurship Month, there’s BizPitch Camp — a workshop that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to tailor their pitch to target various audiences.
BizGym’s newest program, Brand Aid, is designed to ‘fix your business brand boo boos.’ Through an evaluation of a company’s overall image, Brand Aid helps executives understand how it all looks from a customer’s perspective. The program hosts pop up ‘triage’ evaluation sessions, the next of which will be held Jan. 27 at Bishop Square. Once a quarter, Brand Aid also will offer informational sessions, covering topics such as promotion, product development, design, employee training and customer service.
‘If we can turn a half-million-dollar-a-year business into a million-dollar business, we can create jobs and economic vitality,’ Sue explains.
By introducing students to entrepreneurial concepts at a young age, Lemonade Alley hopes to plant the seeds for the type of work ethic and business savvy that they’ll need as adults.
‘Understanding how the marketplace works at a young age absolutely contributes to an increase in understanding as an adult,’ explains BizGym Foundation’s executive director Lesley Harvey, who also is the founder and president of Grant Writing & Consulting. ‘Kids who learn those skills can take advantage of opportunities.’
In addition to the contest, Lemonade Alley features a series of workshops in the weeks leading up to the event. The first step in the series places the kids alongside chefs, to help them concoct their lemonade. Next, they learn how to brand their product. The final workshop teaches them how to pitch their ideas in a clear, concise manner.
Sherry Tani explains that her children, daughter Genesis, 10, and son Phoenix, 8, who participated in last year’s Lemonade Alley, liked ‘the fact that they were the ones who got to do everything … They loved the fact that it was their own idea of how to set up their booth, their own idea of how they wanted to make their lemonade — all of it was their own choice.’
For Valerie Tabura, the program was a way for her to teach daughter Juliana the value of hard work.
‘It is really important because they have to realize that in life you are going to have to work hard for things that you want,’ Valerie says.
Meanwhile, participant Sara Brekke says that her favorite part of Lemonade Alley was getting to work with her friends on a team.
‘I was proud to see her step into a leadership role and watch her gain confidence in herself and her abilities through this program,’ adds her mother Sandi.
Across the board, though, both parents and kids feel that raising money for local nonprofits was one of the most valuable parts of their Lemonade Alley experience.
It is that sentiment that’s at the crux of Lemonade Alley — and of BizGym Foundation, which operates with the motto “Profit to Share,” as a whole.
Prior to authoring the BizGym software, Sue had a varied career. With both a bachelor’s in art and a law degree, he carved out a niche as a consultant for a wide range of industries, from hospitality and retail to technology and entertainment.
Over the years, giving back became an important aspect of it all for Sue — and he started sharing his business savvy as an instructor at Iolani School and a mentor at Blue Startups.
‘I am in the second half of my life now, and I started realizing things, like giving and thinking about what I can leave for the planet,’ he says. ‘The fun of business is beyond making a buck. The idea of legacy is not enough for me. Legacy could just be like a dog peeing on a fire hydrant because he left a mark. But the more important thing is, did you make other people better, did you sacrifice some of yourself to help someone else?’
‘So many people think of business from this sinister, mean angle,” Sue continues, “and I have never really seen business that way. I have always seen it as the thing that feeds us and clothes us and provides shelter for us. I wanted to take that a step further and show people that you could combine philanthropy with business.’
‘In Lemonade Alley, (the kids) have their end goal of winning … but they also are really moved and excited to be able to (donate),’ Harvey adds.
Other than the proceeds the kids garner from their stands, many of the winning teams — which earn $1,000 — also decide to donate their prize money to their charities. Last year’s Lemonade Alley teams raised a total of more than $15,000 for local groups, including Hawaiian Humane Society, Wounded Warriors and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Along that vein, BizGym Foundation is looking toward launching a new program this year: Lemonade Alley Outreach Program, which aims to make the program more accessible to economically disadvantaged families.
‘Studies have shown that entrepreneurial skills are positively correlated to increases in employability,’ Harvey explains. ‘Looking at some of the communities we have around the state, that is huge. If more people are able to find employment, that means there is economic growth, that means there is reduction in poverty.'”
This summer, we were super stoked to have yet another round of Camp BizGym fun! Our buddies at Mid-Pacific Institute once again opened the doors to their Weinberg Tech Plaza as we hosted 20 Rockstar Kidpreneurs! Camp BizGym 2014 focused on marketing for kids’ own businesses as well as real clients. Participants had the opportunity to work with real local businesses and helped them script, film, and edit videos for marketing. Our two lucky clients, The Pacific Asian Center of Entrepreneurship (PACE), a program dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in the community and HaHa Hawaiian Organics, a local company featuring Hawaii’s only certified organic kitchen loved the finished videos!
We had a number of awesome first-day mentors including, Head Mentor Steve Sue, who walked the kids through the importance of strong storytelling and how to grab an audience right away; and Camp BizGym Director and professional actor Kimee Balmilero who gave our CBG Kidpreneurs tips on how to bring their scripts to life when performing on the camera. It was great watching all the kids get into character! The kids then broke off into small groups to work on radio scripts for their own businesses. We had everything from a pet store to a juice shop to a body odor bag!
We were joined by professional videographer and mentor, Dennis Burns, from 1013 Integrated who talked to participants about translating their scripts to screen. Lee Harper from HaHa Hawaiian Organics came in to talk about her local, Hawaii, beverage business. The assignment for the day was to create a 15-second video featuring HaHa Hawaiian Organics’ company and products. By the end of the day, most participants were done and ready for another awesome day of creating! We “ooed and aahed” over everyone’s finished videos.
PACE Executive Director Susan Yamada joined our camp along with several young PACE Entrepreneurs! They shared PACE’s background with participants and also told them what they were looking for in a promotional video. We had a lot of fun connecting with our PACE mentors! Maybe we’ll be seeing them at their center soon!
Day 4 was all about sweetening: final edits, re-shoots, adding music, etc. With our mini Film Festival just one day away..the kids had A LOT of work to do. After a quick round of morning warm ups and announcements…the kids were off to work!
On the final day of Camp BizGym, participants quickly got to working to complete their videos. All videos were due by 9:30am, so they were going, going, GOING! Family and friends started coming in around 10:30am and then…IT WAS TIME FOR OUR FILM FESTIVAL! It was such a cool feeling to see ohana faces light up when they saw their kid’s work! They were definitely as proud of them as we were! After all videos were shared, PACE and HaHa Hawaiian Organics announced their two winners! I think we can all agree, though, that all participants walked away with a prize and grew so much in such a short amount of time.
We held a small reception outside of the Weinberg Tech Plaza with light pupus and “bubbly” (sparkling apple cider). It was the perfect way to wrap up this summer’s Camp BizGym!
Check out all our 2014 Camp BizGym Videos here: http://campbizgym.com/2014-videos