Seven members of the Western Wayne High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently participated in a Business Retreat sponsored by the Wayne County School-to-Work Committee. In addition to students from Western Wayne, students from Wallenpaupack, Honesdale, and Forest City were in attendance.
The day began with an opening session conducted by Thomas Shepstone, Shepstone Management, who discussed the trends and forecasts of jobs in the Wayne County area. Next, Laurie Guzda got the students involved with an exciting marketing activity.
This was followed by a field trip to Moka Origins, a coffee roastery and bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The owners have established their own farm in Cameroon, Africa, and are uniting with partner farmers around the world to strive to generate real social change. Following the tour, Jeff Abella, Director, Himalayan Institute and CEO of Moka Origins, spoke to the students about social entrepreneurship and small business strategies.
Representing Western Wayne were (seated) Lenny Maiocco and Derek Mason. (Standing) Kate Mattern, Darlene Black, Sydney Peet, Ezra Tetreault, and James Fryzel. Ms. Theresa Lubash, FBLA Adviser and Business Department Chairperson, accompanied the students.