High School Students To Compete in Business Leadership Competition

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It’s that time of year for Long Island’s Young Leaders to shine. The Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce (YPCC), a program of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, will host its Tenth Annual Business Leadership Competition at Farmingdale State College on Wednesday, November 28, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Last year over 310 students from fourteen schools participated in this exciting day of competition demonstrating their knowledge through presentations in the categories of Fashion Marketing, Hospitality Services, Advertising, Graphic Design, Entertainment Marketing, Sports Management, Sports Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Travel and Tourism and Job Interview Skills. The students enjoyed breakfast and a luncheon followed by the awards ceremony. Every year the competition is bigger and better than the year before!


Schools participating in the competition include Commack, Farmingdale, Half Hollow Hills East, Half Hollow Hills West, Harborfields,  Hauppauge, Huntington, North Shore, Northport, Oyster Bay, St. Dominic’s, Walt Whitman and Wilson Tech.

“Each year we are inspired to see the hard work and dedication that each of the students demonstrates,” said Linda Mitchell, Executive Director of the YPCC.  “We believe the strong School-Business Partnership we have through the Chamber of Commerce enables us to provide educational initiatives to the dynamic students who are our future business leaders of tomorrow.”


With sponsorship opportunities still available, your business can be one of the many leading Long Island companies and corporations to sponsor this annual program in an effort to support Long Island’s future leaders. Sponsors to date include:  Adelphi University, Astoria Federal Savings, Briarcliffe College, Farmingdale State College,  H2M Group, Honu Kitchen and Cocktails, JVC Broadcasting, JW Creations, Kushnick Pallaci, PLLP, and Oyster Bay Rotary.



As a division of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, the YPCC was established to engage high school students, college students and young entrepreneurs to enhance their leadership skills in a professional environment interacting with business executives, community leaders, educators and other young adults. The YPCC offers guest speakers, networking opportunities, skill and resume building, entrepreneur workshops, internships and more. We believe that the strength of our School-Business Partnership through the Chamber of Commerce enables us to provide educational initiatives to the dynamic students who are our future business leaders of tomorrow. For more information, contact Linda Mitchell at (631) 423-6100.


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