Lemonade Day and Sidewalk Sales
May 9, 2015
On Saturday, May 16 Lemonade Day will be happening across greater Indianapolis and as a sponsor for the event, Carmel City Center will be one of the many locations where young entrepreneurs will have their stands set up around the project.
The children’s lemonade stands will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at various locations throughout Carmel City Center. During the event, a DJ will be performing live on the interior plaza of the Center. Carmel City Center retailers will have sidewalk sales that will take place during store hours that same day and visitors can shop visiting mobile fashion trucks. The businesses in the Carmel Arts & Design District will also have sidewalk sales on May 16.
Parents and children that are interested in setting up a stand at Carmel City Center are able to contact Lindsay Johnson at 317-218-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure one of the spots available around the Center.
About Lemonade Day
In late 2009, Houston entrepreneur and native Hoosier Michael Holthouse asked local entrepreneur Scott Jones (www.scottajones.com) to bring this great program that he founded – Lemonade Day — to the Indianapolis area. This unique program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand. Kids viscerally learn about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, philanthropy and much more. Scott agreed without hesitation to spearhead Lemonade Day in Indianapolis and started a new foundation – The Think Forward Foundation – to do it. It was a huge commitment but he didn’t hesitate. Here’s why…
Today fewer and fewer kids are engaging in entrepreneurial activities like mowing lawns or starting lemonade stands. And yet many entrepreneurs talk about their early childhood experiences starting lemonade stands, or selling golf balls to empty-handed golfers, as the moment when the “light bulb went off.” The moment when they knew they could control their own destinies and possibly even change the world with their ideas. A lemonade stand did that for Scott, and he wants other kids to have that “light bulb” moment.