Chamber President Elected to Foundation for Free Enterprise Education Board


Chamber President Bob Durkin was recently named to the board of directors of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education.

“I am pleased to have been offered the opportunity to join the Board of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education,” he said. “As sponsor of Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW), the Foundation has provided thousands of high school aged participants a hands-on experience in all aspects of business development. The result has been to spark the entrepreneurial fire for current and coming generations business leaders across the Commonwealth.”

The Foundation for Free Enterprise Education sponsors Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, which is an intensive program educating high school students about the American free enterprise system. According to the Foundation’s website, Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week has enhanced the lives of more than 40,000 young adults for 38 years.

During Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, participants not only learn to appreciate the free enterprise system, but they also see from a practitioner’s perspective what it takes to be successful in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Student companies simulate the actual operation of their own business for the equivalent of three years. Facing all of the decisions that real executives are confronted by, the student companies are mentored by dedicated business volunteers who serve as Company Advisors. Sharing their knowledge and expertise, Company Advisors address the most significant issues facing business today in straightforward, informal discussion with students.

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