We've OPENED! finally - our collaboration and experiential learning project that has become an "official" tenant of our Frazee incubator is open this week! We have two M State students operating the Retail Outlet 3 days a week under the supervision of our new incubator manager, Erika Johnson.
I've attached our PD that we used to 'hire' the students who are working under our Student Associate program and getting a small wage stipend to work while gaining an education in a setting that will benefit their future employment plans (ie - experiential learning). Additionally, we have created activity, foot - traffic and received a special projects grant of $1000 to get our "retail" space in the incubator set up and ready to operate for a future tenant. With the grant we were able to purchase POS (point of sale) software, printing (see attached business card), signage, a printer, advertising (see attached Grand Opening ad) and some technology (phone, CC machine, etc). All of this will be available to the next retail incubation tenant.
We are continuing our conversation and collaboration work with the Frazee High School to extend this experiential learning opportunity to HS student in the Fall of 2011 that would include their students receiving college credit for the experience.
June 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Pridday, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.846.3667
Liquidation Sale at Frazee Retail Outlet -Discounts on Bait and Tackle While Supplies Last
(FRAZEE, MN) The Frazee Retail Outlet store announces its opening with a liquidation sale of fishing supplies. From rods and reels to lures and bobbers, everything you might need for a day of fishing. Receive 50% off retail prices on all items in the store. The Frazee Outlet is the newest addition to the Business and Entrepreneurial Services (BES) Incubator offices in Frazee, located at 119 Main Ave E. The Frazee Retail Outlet will be open Mondays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more information call 218.334.2034 or 218.844.5420.