DECA Meeting Brings Together Educators and Business Leaders

Pictured Above: #1 (l. to r.): Richfield Public School District #280 Superintendent Steve Unowsky, Richfield H.S. DECA VP Jose Olalde, DECA Advisor Dean Breuer
#2: (l to r): Mary Christensen, Richfield Optimists Club and Chamber Ambassador; Chip Groth, Headway Emotional Health Services and Richfield Rotary Club
#3: (l to r): Addie Kelser, Owner, Urban Fitness TC; Shay Lunseth, Co-owner, Organic Lawns by Lunseth

The Chamber hosted a membership meeting at Richfield Bloomington Honda on Thursday, August 25th to promote our partnership with Richfield High School DECA. DECA Advisor Dean Breuer was on hand, along with DECA Student Vice President, Jose Olalde and Superintendent Steven Unowsky to describe the program and explore opportunities to partner with the local business community to mentor and foster student leaders.

Chamber members in attendance were interested and enthusiastic, and several described the impact that the DECA program had on their businesses and careers. Jose shared his story of personal growth within DECA and his future college plans with the group, making a real connection between education and results in favor of supporting this valuable program.

If you are interested in participating in DECA’s Breakfast with a Business Program, serving on its advisory council, or mentoring a student through shadowing or an internship, please contact Lori at 612.866.5100 or Dean Breuer at 612-798-6270.