PARKERSBURG -Area students and business leaders gathered Wednesday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for the Chamber of Commerce's annual High School Business Symposium.
The symposium "is a day full of activities to teach area students about business, ethics, resource allocation, finance and communication," said Jill Parsons, president /CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The event featured 16 representatives of the chamber working with about 75 students from throughout the region. The students represented Belpre, Parkersburg Catholic, Parkersburg, Parkersburg South, Ravenswood, Ritchie County, St. Marys and Williamstown high schools and Wood County Christian School.
Dan Canada of WesBanco discusses the Madoff scandal at the High School Business Symposium.
Companies represented by business leaders included Kraton Polymers, National College, West Virginia Central Credit Union, Camden Clark Medical Center, Ohio Valley University, Public Debt and others.
Dan Canada of WesBanco was the emcee for the event, which is in its 36th year.
Canada spoke to students about creating a brand identity and the ethics of business as well as leading students through a variety of business-related activities. The event was organized by the Schools and Business Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley and sponsored by West Virginia Central Credit Union.
Photo by Michael Erb
Dan Canada of WesBanco leads a group of students through a discussion of ethics Wednesday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg as part of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s annual High School Business Symposium.