Redmond High students selling discount dining cards as part of class project

The Entrepreneurship class at Redmond High School has formed a Junior Achievement company that is selling a "Summer Eastside Experiences" dining discount card.

The Entrepreneurship class at Redmond High School has formed a Junior Achievement company that is selling a “Summer Eastside Experiences” dining discount card.

The card costs $10 and is good for discount deals at more than 20 unique Eastside restaurants. Participating restaurants include Desert Fire, Spazzo, Canyons, Frankie’s Pizza and Pasta and Emerald City Smoothie here in Redmond and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Woodinville.

The students avoided chain restaurants to highlight places that are truly local and offer “great food and an opportunity to experience the dining culture of the Eastside,” according to RHS seniors Tom Cote and Paul Burke, who are the president and vice-president of the Junior Achievement company.

These and other students in Grace Brady’s Entrepreneurship class have spent this semester working with a professional mentor, Lance Rummell of Morgan Stanley Smith-Barney in Bellevue.

They sold stock in their company and formed teams to perform such business practices as sales/marketing, financial management and production.

All students had jobs to fulfill, such as approaching restaurant owners to introduce their product and its benefits.

Now they are hoping to sell around 500 of the dining discount cards to friends, family and community members.

With their proceeds, they will pay back investors and the students involved will also get paid a modest base salary plus commissions, depending on how many cards they sold.

The students in this class earn occupational credit toward graduation, as well as gaining business and communication skills that will help them succeed in college and the workforce.

To purchase a “Summer Eastside Experiences” dining discount card, contact Tom Cote at s-tcote@lwsd.org.

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