Thursday, July 6, 2017

Becky Guertler Wins the 2017 Directors' Award
8:53 AM

Becky Guertler Wins the 2017 Directors' Award

Becky Guertler, Executive Director of YEA! at the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, and 3 individuals, were awarded the 2017 Directors' Award at the Saunders Scholars National Competition and Conference.

Every year at the Saunders Scholars National Competition and Conference, 5 site leaders of YEA! locations around the United States present at the YEA! Site Leader Roundtable on a variety of subjects including Leveraging Media in your Community, Creating Success in Year One, Building Partnerships to Build your YEA! Brand, & Strategies for Expansion. Guertler presented on her strategies for expanding YEA! programs after successfully running two cohorts in the 2016-2017 year.

The Sandy Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy has seen great success. In 2016, Emily Guertler, CEO of StraightShot Apparel, won 3rd place as well as People's Choice Award at the National Competition. In 2017, Penelope "Chef Moppy" Lorenzana, CEO of LifeThyme Tools Co., won 2nd place at the National Competition.

Emily Guertler
CEO, StraightShot Apparel
Penelope "Chef Moppy" Lorenzana
CEO, LifeThyme Tools Co.

About the YEA! Program

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting afterschool program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their own real enterprises.

From exciting and legendary business guest speakers and dynamic behind-the-scenes field trips to innovative companies to passionate business mentors and investor panelists, there are countless ways to help these students as they launch their own businesses and become impassioned leaders.

Applications for the 2017-2018 YEA! cohorts are available now at

If you would like to donate to this program, click here. All donations will be used for student scholarships and other program expenses.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your award Becky, this is a great program. I got to be a facilitator 4 years ago, it was very rewarding.