Willapa Harbor Area Students Experience Business in the Heart of Downtown Raymond

Willapa Harbor Regional Business Week is held in Downtown Raymond. Students from the junior classes of Willapa Valley, South Bend, and Raymond High Schools spend an intensive week in a simulated business experience where they learn what makes up the real world of business.

Business Week prepares high school students to make informed choices related to future academic and career opportunities. The week-long program pairs business leaders and educators to facilitate hands-on learning experiences for student teams. Students learn about communications, critical thinking, and other life skills that support success as individuals and community leaders.

Student teams engage in a variety of activities which include the development of a management group, participation in an 8-quarter business simulation where teams make financial, marketing, and production decisions, and stockholder and trade show presentations. Volunteers from local businesses act as mentors for each student company.

The success of the Business Week program depends heavily on the commitment of local volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are available for Company Advisors and Judges.

I’ve learned that working in a team is always better than only working with yourself, no matter what the situation is.

– Student, Willapa Harbor Regional Business Week