BROOKFIELD, Ohio – A new business program for Brookfield High School students that emphasizes entrepreneurism got its spark when a café employee overheard a conversation between two customers.
Late last year, Ron Emery was having a chat at the Market House Caffe in Howland. Mario Furillo, a café employee and a Brookfield High sophomore, became intrigued at what Emery and his companions were saying and started talking to them.
After having a discussion with the student, Emery approached the Brookfield Local Schools administration with his ideas. Emery’s proposal provided fresh insight, says Toby Gibson, district superintendent.
Emery, president of Alchemy Associates LLC, and A.J. Bove, business development analyst at Iten Industries, presented a program on entrepreneurship April 10 to Brookfield High School juniors and seniors. Their goal was to create enthusiasm…