Students in Mrs. Melissa Girdlestone’s intro to business class made a circuit of Wyoming County earlier this month to learn more about the businesses and business owners that call the county home.
The May 18 field trip was arranged by Justin Dueppengiesser, executive director of the Wyoming County Business Education Council. The purpose of the trip, said Girdlestone, was to give students a chance to learn about how different Wyoming County businesses got started and what methods business owners are using to maintain and expand their businesses.
Students started the day at Tackbarry's Trophies and Gifts in Warsaw, then headed to the Wyoming County IDA to learn about what the agency has to offer to new or existing businesses within the county,
Students then headed to Yummies Ice Cream and Bud’s Delicatessen in Warsaw before heading east to Perry to visit Butter Meat Co., a relatively new business that sells beef of former dairy cows.
“It was a great trip where students were able to get a look into how businesses start, what it takes to open and run a business and how to grow the business and market the business,” said Melissa Girdlestone, whose students went on the field trip. “In addition, students were able to see what the IDA has to offer local entrepreneurs who are interested in opening or growing their business. The kids were very surprised by the different businesses within Wyoming County and how much is actually offered right here in our backyard.”
Photos courtesy of Melissa Girdlestone
Evan Dickhut, Brandon DuFour, Luke George and Sarah Kingswell, students in Mrs. Melissa Girdlestone’s intro to business class, made a circuit of Wyoming County earlier this month to learn more about the businesses and business owners that call the county home.