• Lemonade Day

  • Lemonade Day is coming to Fort Atkinson May 4th, 2019!

    Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day has spread to over 77 cities in 23 states and 3 countries. We are proud to announce that this year Fort Atkinson kids will get to join in on the fun.

    Presented By:

    Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce

    Fort Community Credit Union

    Community Partner:

    BASE

    Thanks to Our Main Squeeze Sponsors:

    PremierBank

    Badger Bank

    Johnson Financial Group

    Each child that registers receives a FREE backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook or access to an online interactive program that teaches them the valuable lessons of Lemonade Day - including how to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan and achieve their dreams. Once a youth pays their investor back, they keep all of the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some of their profit.

    Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day! Young entrepreneurs with lemonade stands need mentors, investors, business partners, great locations, and customers! Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day a success.

    Parents who have registered their children:

    Your workbooks and backpacks are in and ready for pick-up! If your students are affiliated with BASE (Badgerland After School Enrichment), their supplies will be distributed at the location your child attends, beginning Monday, March 11th.

     

    The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce is the pick-up site for all other registrants. The Chamber is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, and you are welcome to stop in and pick up your supplies between those hours. If this time is inconvenient, please notify the Chamber by calling 920-563-3210, and we can arrange for your supplies to be picked up on a Saturday at Fort Community Credit Union.

     

    Please be prepared to provide your children’s t-shirt sizes when you pick up your materials.

     

    Volunteers from the business community will provide additional mentoring during scheduled group sessions, and all children are welcome to participate at the BASE locations at each elementary school on these dates:

     

    Wednesday, March 20, 4pm – Group Mentoring Session

    Wednesday, April 3, 4pm – Group Mentoring Session

    Wednesday, April 17, 4pm – Group Mentoring Session

    Wednesday, April 24, 4pm – Troubleshooting Day, if needed

    Wednesday, May 8, 4pm – Achieve Your Dreams Wrap Up Session

     

    Other important dates to mark in your calendar:

    Saturday, April 13 – Bank Loan Day, Visit Your Investor at local banks

    Saturday, May 4, 10am-3pm – Lemonade Day! (Hours may vary by stand, but please adhere to these parameters)

    Sunday, June 2, 8am-Noon – Wings & Wheels Fly-In and Lemonade Day Awards Ceremony

     

    Good luck, and have fun! The Lemon Council will be awarding prizes for the Best Tasting Lemonade, the Best Stand, and the Entrepreneur of the Year, and one lucky child will win a new bike, just for participating!

     

    Learn more about Lemonade Day in this quick video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32KIFKCsTUk

     

    To find out more information or any questions about registration please call the Chamber at 920-563-3210.

    Lemon on!