Published in the February 8, 2017 edition

PEABODY — A unique opportunity to learn what it takes to be a CEO is being offered by the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for the community by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC).

Hear from local business leaders as they share their stories with students who are members of the chamber’s YEA! program about how they became the CEOs of impactful local businesses representing a variety of sizes and industries.

The Round Table will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-7 p.m. at the Peabody Institute Library’s Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody.

After they share their stories, students will ask the CEOs a variety of questions designed to help these middle and high school students better prepare to launch their own businesses over the course of the upcoming months.

This event is hosted in partnership with the Peabody Institute Library Foundation. Audience members will enjoy the opportunity to learn from established CEOs while meeting the region’s upcoming CEOs and business leaders amidst the history of the Sutton Room.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a 30-week after-school program that teaches middle and high school students how to open their own business. Students brainstorm business ideas, write business plans and pitch those plans to a panel of investors for real money.

The CEO Roundtable is a signature event which allows YEA! students ages 11-18 hear inspiring stories from local top CEOs which helps these budding entrepreneurs “connect the dots” between local businesses and the executives who lead them.

Parking is available on the street, in the library lot and at the Wallis Street lot behind the library. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Maria Terris at: