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By Don C Brunell
President of Association of Washington Business 

Training students in the value of good business practices

Guest Commentary


Each summer for the past 38 years, students and adult leaders from across our state have gathered at university campuses for week-long free enterprise “boot camps” called Business Week.

There are other summer youth camps and school programs that focus on potential business careers, so what’s so special about Business Week?

What happens in Business Week is different. It has a magical quality that transforms the lives of both the students and the adults who mentor them.

I’ve been involved as an adult leader in Business Week since 1980. From the beginning, we wanted to ensure ethnic and economic diversity among the students, and we wanted to involve teachers as leaders and mentors. T...

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