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Baldwin High School’s Virtual Enterprise Wins Awards at 2019 Youth Business Summit

Baldwin High School’s Virtual Enterprise company, SuppLI, recently competed in the 2019 Youth Business Summit in New York City, a convention sponsored by the Virtual Enterprises International (VEI). The students won Gold for “Booth” and Silver for “Salesmanship” and for “Sales Materials” in the business competitions. The Baldwin High School VE students have diligently prepared for the conference since September. They previously participated in the VEI Long Island Regional Conference and Exhibition at LIU Post this past winter, where they received five gold awards and one silver.

The VEI network comprises 7,500 student-run virtual businesses. The conferences give students the opportunity to establish and run virtual enterprises across the country. The students assume leadership roles, including CEO, create ventures, develop marketing plans, and conduct transactions with other simulated businesses around the world. Thousands of students from more than 40 countries participate in the annual Youth Business Summit, which consists of several competitions, leadership events, and professional networking opportunities.

SuppLI is a unique subscription box company that solely sells Long Island-based products, such as Tate’s Bakeshop Cookies or JS Sloane Shave Cream. Their goal is to “invest in local business while providing consumers with a quality and convenient product.”

For more information about this year's summit, visit the VEI website