The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter of Grand River Technical School celebrated American Enterprise Day on Wednesday, Nov. 15, with a doughnut breakfast for members.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter of Grand River Technical School celebrated American Enterprise Day on Wednesday, Nov. 15, with a doughnut breakfast for members. Roger Bernskoetter, owner of Roger's Pawn and Gun, and Scott and Tammy Neill, owners of Uprooted Kitchen & Catering Co., were guest speakers and shared with students their stories of starting and operating businesses in this area. Roger, Scott, and Tammy all shared the importance of students pursuing vocational opportunities that best suited their passion. The business owners stressed the need to write a business plan and work with accountants to help in the process of beginning and maintaining a business. Marketing strategies were also discussed as well as the need to give back to the community. President Jimmy Carter first proclaimed Free Enterprise Day in 1980 to honor the system that comprises the backbone of the United States economy. It is a day that symbolizes the freedoms granted to American citizens under the free enterprise system. Local FBLA members greatly appreciated Mr. Bernskoetter and Mr. and Mrs. Neill sharing their entrepreneurial experiences with chapter members.