Future Leaders Shine while Networking with Local Business

The Beenleigh Yatala Junior Chamber of Commerce (BYCC) hosted a dynamic combined networking breakfast on Thursday 13th June, showcasing the bright minds and innovative ideas of tomorrow's business leaders. Students who attended this years Young Business Leaders program presented their ventures, vying for recognition in several categories.

Best Showcase - Sweet Delights, Rachel Weisz, Year 9 Livingstone College

The "Best Showcase" award went to Rachel Weisz, a year 9 student at Livingstone College, for her delectable business concept, Sweet Delights. This luxe baking enterprise caters to events, specializing in mouth-watering cookies, cakes, and cupcakes – perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to any occasion.


Most Innovative Idea - Delou, Dekota Henwood, Year 9 Canterbury College

Most Innovative Idea - Delou, Dekota Henwood, Year 9 Canterbury College

Dekota Henwood, another year 9 student, this time from Canterbury College, impressed the judges with her "Most Innovative Idea" – the ScrubMEEZ. This ingenious shower accessory features a handle filled with liquid soap and interchangeable heads with different textures, catering to individual cleansing preferences.

Most Viable Idea - Create Crate, Emily Oliver, Year 11 Livingstone College

Most Viable Idea - Create Crate, Emily Oliver, Year 11 Livingstone College

Emily Oliver, a year 11 student at Livingstone College, secured the "Most Viable Idea" award for her business concept, Create Crate. This subscription box service caters to seniors and individuals living alone, offering themed boxes based on key events throughout the year. Imagine receiving a delightful Easter basket in April or a festive Christmas box in December – Create Crate promises to add a touch of excitement to every month.

Best Branding - Artbands, Bear Newsham, Year 7 Canterbury College

Best Branding - Artbands, Bear Newsham, Year 7 Canterbury College

Year 7 student Bear Newsham from Canterbury College took home the "Best Branding" award for his venture, Artbands. This company offers stylish, customizable smartwatch bands, allowing individuals to express their unique personalities. Customers can choose from a curated selection or design their own artwork, putting an end to the era of plain and boring watch bands.

Peoples Choice Award - Gifts That Count, Henry Seiler, Year 7 Windaroo Valley SHS

Peoples Choice Award - Gifts That Count, Henry Seiler, Year 7 Windaroo Valley SHS

The coveted "People's Choice Award" went to Henry Seiler, a year 7 student at Windaroo Valley SHS, for his business idea, Gifts That Count. This eco-friendly concept offers reusable advent calendar boxes that can be personalized with small gifts and trinkets for any occasion. Whether it's Christmas, a birthday, or another special event, Gifts That Count allows for a month-long celebration, spreading the joy beyond a single day.

The BYCC networking breakfast served as a springboard for these young entrepreneurs, showcasing their talent and entrepreneurial spirit. With such innovative ideas, the future of business looks bright.  If you're a business owner who is interested in sponsoring next years program or being a mentor to the students please email the president at president@bycc.com.au

Huge thank you to the sponsors of the Young Business Leaders program Mayor Jon Raven, Logan Office of Economic Development, Logan Community Bank, Quota Beenleigh and Rotary Club of Beenleigh.



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