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Business speakers bring real life experience to BCHS classrooms

Filed in BCHS by on March 26, 2018

On Thursday, March 22, BCHS Business Law and Marketing students were treated to presentations by Scott Peterson of Dorazio/Peterson, LLC and Ellyn Ford from the Center for Economic Growth.

The Business Law course is designed to give students a basic understanding of business and personal law, specifically covering topics like criminal and civil law, wills/estates and insurance law, and employment law. The latter was the focus of Peterson’s presentation where he gave insight to a case at his firm that was recently settled for $13 million.

Ford’s presentation for the marketing students focused on the New York State High School Business Model Competition where students are given the opportunity to create and showcase their business model in an educationally-competitive environment.

The competition is held at Siena College and student teams present their ideas in front of their peers and judges including successful entrepreneurs, business professionals and institutional faculty, culminating in an awards ceremony where prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place as well as 6 specialty awards.

The competition is free and all students grades 9-12 are welcome to participate. Learn more about the NYSHSBMC here.

Business Teacher and Internship Coordinator Jeff Bregenzer explained that the goal of these presentations is to enlighten and inspire the students.

“The speakers show students how to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world,” said Bregenzer.

Bregenzer is currently arranging for another speaker, this time from the IRA, to come and speak with his Career/Finance and Accounting students about money management and taxes after April break.