William Helfgott of River Bluff Honey joined a group of student entrepreneurs for a holiday market in the Beatty Center. Photo credit: Mike Ledford

The School of Business hosted its first-ever two-day Holiday Marketplace on November 15 and 16, showcasing student-owned businesses.

The marketplace items included local honey, handmade jewelry, clothing, educational services and more.

Dru Geraci, owner of “Hello Friday”

Dru Geraci, a sophomore majoring in education, displayed her handmade jewelry company “Hello Friday.”

Geraci started creating jewelry as a hobby in 2015, but later her friends convinced her to sell the beautiful pieces. Now you can shop her unique, trendy and affordable items via Instagram.

“Student entrepreneurs were very successful with sales and potential future sales,” says Hayden Smith ’15, associate director of student experience in the School of Business Student Success Center. “The SB community put close to $3,000 into our students’ pockets.”

Jackson Moore, owner of “iTint”

Another student, Jackson Moore, showcased one of his companies, “iTint” which specializes in window tinting. Moore manages several small businesses and has been working on “iTint” for about a year now. iTint’s mission is “The Best or Nothing,” and that is exactly the type of service his company offers, he says.

In total, 10 student-run businesses participated in the inaugural event. if you’d like to continue to support our students, click the links below to shop.