The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce has recently partnered with the Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business, and Industry to help connect local students with local businesses in Lamar County.
“The response from our schools and the business leaders/owners that I have talked with has been great,” said Chamber president Paul Allen.
Chamber Connect will provide students in Lamar County the opportunity to make a connection with business owners/leaders and hear their story about what it takes to become a successful business in their specific field.
“Our hope is that we will have a wide variety of business people on hand at every school to promote their business. I know from experience that our students need that information because some of them may not know what direction to take to fulfill a goal or a dream they have.”
Paul Allen further went on to explain the other part of Chamber Connect will allow business owners/leaders to make the connection with students that have an interest in their field and possibly mentor, or in some cases hire after the connection is made.
“There are successful business people in Lamar County with multiple degrees or specific training that they can share information with our kids.”
Chamber Connect will be available at schools during their lunch periods for kids to ask questions and gather needed information on how to pursue their dream after school.