• Bay City Chamber of Commerce with Mitch Thames

    Posted by Leigh Arlitt on 12/5/2022 2:05:00 AM


    Thank you to Mitch Thames, President of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce, for speaking to our BCHS Entrepreneurship Class about the importance of being a chamber member and supporting other local businesses. He even offered free chamber membership for those students who will start their businesses this spring. We are so grateful for the investment our community has in our students.

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  • Accounting with Terry Monteau and Legal with Attorney Shea Krauskopf

    Posted by Leigh Arlitt on 12/5/2022 1:00:00 AM



    Exciting things going on in our Young Entrepreneurship Academy!
    We had a visit from Terry Monteau, CPA, last week to discuss accounting with our students. She went over accounting basics and also spoke about areas the students might not have considered when managing finances for a small business.
    Today the students also had a visit from Shea Krauskopf, Attorney at Wadler, Perches, Hundl, & Kerlick. He spoke with students about the logistics and legal documents that go into opening a business.
    Both of our speakers really took the time to engage with the students and help advise them on the specific businesses they are looking to start. What a gift to have our community invested in our students!
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  • Marketing with Teri Moten

    Posted by Leigh Arlitt on 12/4/2022

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    Thank you Teri Moten with M. Roberts Digital for giving an incredible presentation to our entrepreneurship class about marketing their businesses!

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  • State Farm Justin Rhodes speaks to the Students about Risk and Liability

    Posted by Leigh Arlitt on 10/18/2022



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    Thank you Justin Rhodes with State Farm Insurance for coming today and speaking to our Bay City High School Young Entrepreneurs Academy! He spoke about business insurance and risk management to our students who are putting together business plans for their start up companies. 

    Mr. Rhodes took the time to talk to the students about their “why?” and the importance of having a thoughtful business plan. Starting several businesses himself over the years, he was able to inspire the students and give them real life advice on what it takes to start their own company.

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  • Students visit Amy's Cookie Co & Bakery

    Posted by Leigh Arlitt on 8/30/2022 12:00:00 PM

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    Bay City High School Entrepreneurship students visit Amy’s Cookie Co & Bakery

    This school year, Bay City High School introduced an Entrepreneurship Class that educates students on the business and social skills needed to start a business. Throughout the year, students are encouraged to start their own businesses and present them to the community. To kick the class off, on August 30, 2022, the students visited Amy’s Cookie Co. & Bakery in El Campo, TX. For many students, this was their first field trip in years. Daniel Ramos Lopez, a senior at BCHS,  said, “This is my first field trip since kindergarten. It was pretty chill.”

    Amy and Keenan Ilse, owners of Amy’s Cookie Company & Bakery, spoke about how they started their business and what their day to day looks like. They took the students through Amy’s start in high school, working on the business as a hobby in her home, and finally opening their own storefront. Kayden Ramirez, a junior at BCHS, shared, “ I learned a lot about what you go through to start a business. We learned, no matter how much you plan, plans will change.” The students left with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and branded Bay City High School sugar cookies. From Mr. Ilse, "We really enjoyed having the BCHS students at our bakery. It's great that Bay City is working with the high school to bring such an amazing program to the community. It was nice sharing our story and hopefully inspiring others to pursue their dreams." 

    The Entrepreneurship class is in its first year at Bay City High School. Bay City Community Development Corporation funds the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for the school district and the class is brought to life through Robin Schwartz. After the field trip, Ms. Schwartz said, “Oh my gosh! What a great way to start our new entrepreneurship class. Amy’s Cookie Co. & Bakery shared so much insight to help our kids get started.”

    Amy’s Cookie Co. and Bakery is open Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00am - 6:00pm, at their storefront location in El Campo. The other days of the week they travel with their food truck to neighboring cities, including Ace Hardware in Bay City every other Thursday. Bay City ISD is so grateful to Amy and Keenan for opening their doors to the future leaders of our community. 


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  • BCISD Brings Entrepreneurship Class to the high school

    Posted by Leigh Arlitt on 6/2/2022
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