On Saturday, May 18, Lemonade Day will be happening across greater Indianapolis and as a sponsor in partnership with office tenant, Polleo Systems, Carmel City Center will be one of the many locations where young entrepreneurs will have their stands set up around the project. In celebration of the Lemonade Day event, Carmel City Center retailers will feature sidewalk sales and lemon-themed promotions at the stores and restaurants.
About Lemonade Day
In late 2009, Houston entrepreneur and native Hoosier Michael Holthouse asked local entrepreneur Scott Jones (www.scottajones.com) to bring this great program that he founded – Lemonade Day — to the Indianapolis area. This unique program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand. Kids viscerally learn about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, philanthropy and much more. Scott agreed without hesitation to spearhead Lemonade Day in Indianapolis and started a new foundation – The Think Forward Foundation – to do it. It was a huge commitment but he didn’t hesitate. Here’s why…
Today fewer and fewer kids are engaging in entrepreneurial activities like mowing lawns or starting lemonade stands. And yet many entrepreneurs talk about their early childhood experiences starting lemonade stands, or selling golf balls to empty-handed golfers, as the moment when the “light bulb went off.” The moment when they knew they could control their own destinies and possibly even change the world with their ideas. A lemonade stand did that for Scott, and he wants other kids to have that “light bulb” moment.
In celebration of Lemonade Day, Carmel City Center retailers and restaurants will be showcasing some of their “lemon” products throughout the day:
Addendum Gallery – Sidewalk Sale
Authentic Sports Collectibles – Sidewalk Sale
Bath Junkie – Special offer on all lemon fragranced products
The Bike Line – Sidewalk Sale
divvy – Showcasing its very tasty lemon desert
Holy Cow, Cupcakes! – Special lemon cupcakes and possible other lemon sweets
Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe – Sidewalk sale with 30% off anything yellow clothing & Lemon Loves Lime clothing brand
Matt The Miller’s Tavern – Showcasing an “Adult Lemonade”
Rain Aveda Salon & Spa – Head in to try the refreshing Hand Relief lotion with a hint of lemon scent
Uber Boutique – Sidewalk Sale and have Lemon Verbena candles by Linnea’s Lights
This unique program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand. More information can be found on the Lemonade Day website atwww.indianapolis.lemonadeday.org
If your child is interested in setting up a stand at Carmel City Center, we are able to accommodate 5 lemonade stands and already have 4 spots filled. Please contact Michelle Krcmery at 317-703-4660 to secure the last of these spots.