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The Experience We-Ha Podcast: We-Ha’s First Pop Up Kids Market with BuzzELM

By Jeff Lovanio

On Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 75 young entrepreneurs will have their creations on display at the West Hartford Town Hall during the town’s first-ever Pop Up Kids Market hosted by Buzz ELM. Ryan and I had the chance to talk with the founders of Buzz ELM – Elyse Fox, Laura Barash, and Melissa Geller – about the inspiration behind creating the market as a way to get kids from age 5 to 18 to exercise their business, entrepreneurial, and creative skills to work and sell their creations to the public.

You can find out more about the Pop Up Kids Market HERE and make sure to read the article on We-Ha.com HERE

Episode Chapters

0:00 – Intro

1:53 – About Elyse, Laura & Melissa… The “ELM” in Buzz ELM

7:00 – The idea behind the pop-up kids market

9:00 – What the kids are making and selling

12:35 – The positive response from the local community and what’s next

17:30 – ELM’s kids and what they are bringing to the market

20:55 – Teaching kids about business and pricing and selling their products while having fun

27:40 – Local business support for the pop up market

29:18 – ELM’s favorite We-Ha dishes

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