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By Andi Bourne

Blackhawk BIZ offers real-life business experience to students


December 9, 2021

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Wesley Stevenson presenting how he came up with the name "Patchwork Paninis." "The idea came from the term 'comfort food.' When I think of comfort, or feeling comfortable, I think of a nice blanket to roll up in and forget all my troubles. And what better blanket than a homemade quilt? And suddenly, my new brand was born."

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School Entrepreneur Class has launched the Blackhawk BIZ that will feature seven businesses in a Pop-up style Market Dec. 22 during the Blackhawks' home basketball game. This is an effort to provide hands-on, real-life business experience to students by giving them an introduction of what it takes to start a small business.

When SSHS Business Teacher Michele Holmes started at SSHS in the fall of 2019, she wanted to diversify the offerings for students. Missoula County Public Schools and the Office of Public Instruction promote schools creating "pathways...

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