Thirty elementary and junior high students will sell their creations

ATASCADERO — The 30 students of the inaugural Jr. CEO program, coordinated by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, will sell their products on Jr. CEO Business Day on Saturday, April 1. The event will occur next to La Plaza in downtown Atascadero from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is invited to attend and support the small businesses.

Each Jr. CEO created a business name as well as designed a product for sale. Attendees can shop from the following Jr. CEO businesses:

  • 3D Print Bros
  • 805 Bros. Hats & Tees
  • Alien Shortcakes and Lemonade Ava’s Pupsicle Pop-Up
  • Bella’s Bakes 805
  • Birdie Bungalows
  • Custom Keys
  • Good Photos
  • Groovy + Threads
  • Hairtology
  • Hoffman Spice Co.
  • Little Lemons
  • Logan’s Origami Butterflies Lucky Lemons
  • Mia’s macramé
  • Perler Hangers n’ Bookmarks Piper’s Galactic Bakery Recycling is Fun
  • Samuel’s Lemonade Stand Twisted Lemons
  • Yummy Gummies

Chamber President/CEO Josh Cross led each virtual workshop. 


“It’s been a highlight of my year to teach these young entrepreneurs the basics of business,” he said. “They’ve worked hard, and you are going to be impressed with their ingenuity. Your presence at Jr. CEO Business Day will contribute to the students’ understanding of running a business. They are eager to see what sells.”

The program provided a unique educational opportunity for elementary and junior high students by offering five virtual workshops focused on entrepreneurial skills. Sessions included fundamentals for setting up a business, cost models, safety and food preparation, marketing and customer service, and savings and money management.

The Junior CEO Program is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau, Coast Hills Credit Union, Central Coast Moving Company, Eckerd Connects, and the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education.