Congratulations to Newark Valley's own Kalyna Graham, a member of the Broome-Tioga BOCES New Visions Business Academy, on delivering a fantastic presentation at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator on Jan. 11. The project was a culmination of the work of a talented group of business and marketing students so far this school year.
Kalyna, a budding entrepreneur, is one of 14 students from across the region who, this school year, launched a Junior Achievement company and sold two products, both of which highlighted our community. One product was a puzzle of pictures from around Broome County, while the other was an eight-pack of note cards featuring images from around downtown Binghamton. The pictures were captured by a member of the NV Business Academy.
As a member of the company's sales team, Kalyna organized and documented sales volume and developed displays for craft fairs to market the company's two products. She's certainly doing something right, because the company generated a net income of nearly $6000 in less than three months! At the presentation, the group announced that the company would be donating $4500 to local charities. Kalyna looks forward to studying business in college.