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FBLA alumni returns to give back experience

Lake George Jr/Sr High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter invited Jenny Jo’s Smoothie Bar to Lake George Jr/Sr High School on Wed. Oct. 5, 2022 for a special “Smoothie Day.” Students and staff placed pre-paid orders prior to the day and enjoyed a morning of delicious smoothies.
jennie jo and brenda hoffan standing outside the smoothie bar
Working with and supporting local businesses is a goal and focus for the student leadership club. Students worked with owner and LG Alum (Class of 2013), Haley (Pogonowski) Gerarde to determine the flavors offered, pricing, marketing, order taking, and coordinating with the school administration to plan and carry out the event. Haley knows first hand the importance of students having hands-on experience and was thrilled for the opportunity. She herself was a former member of the Lake George FBLA chapter, served as treasurer, competed in an FBLA national competition in San Antonio, TX and was selected as one of the Lake George Business Students of the Year during her senior year at Lake George. This event and opportunity is a true example of education coming full circle. FBLA was thrilled to support this up-and-coming local business and entrepreneur. The club is looking forward to continuing this business & education partnership with Jenny Jo’s Smoothie Bar.