Central Lakes College will host the YES! Camp, an American Indian Business Leader Student Camp, from June 28-July 1 in the Business and Industry Center of the Brainerd campus. In partnership with Nay Ah Shing School, Onamia, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the camp includes a series of presentations on aspects of business development, including viable products and services, market research, customer feedback, the operations plan, regulations, financial projections and profits, and the successful business plan. Presenters include Greg Bergman of the Small Business Development Center, Mary Sam, and Charles and Kathryn Black Lance of CLC, and Mary Simon, principal of Nay Ah Shing. A guest panel on the final morning of the camp will observe and comment on camp busines plan presentations before the closing awards luncheon. This is the second year CLC has hosted the camp. Last year 15 students in grades 8-12 participated. This will be the eighth year Nay Ah Shing has held the camp. The Mission of Nay Ah Shing School is to teach Ojibwe language, culture, tradition, history, and skill to live in two cultures.
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