NHHS FBLA celebrates American Enterprise Day

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Pictured left to right: Secretary Hannah Kassebaum, Reporter Taylor Skouby, Treasurer Kelesy Peacut, and Vice President Clara Albers.  Not pictured is President Rachel Horstman who was ill and unable to attend.

New Haven, Mo. – Each year on Nov. 15 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters across the United States host activates to promote American enterprise within their schools and communities.

Thursday morning New Haven High School’s FBLA joined thousands of chapters across the country by treating local business owners to breakfast whose businesses are prime examples of the free enterprise system.

FBLA Treasurer Kelesy Peacut began by giving a brief history on American Enterprise Day and the role FBLA has played in showing their appreciation of “our free enterprise system.”

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Peacut said, “On this day, chapters salute and promote the American enterprise and free market systems.  These two things help build are economy and set us apart from anywhere else in the world.”

The free enterprise movement began in the 1700s when business owners were tired of government intervention.  Citizens wanted control of their own business without restrictions. On October 8, 1980, President Carter made a proclamation directing American citizens to observe American Enterprise Day  Today, American Enterprise still advocates against heavy restrictions placed on businesses.

Peacut concluded by saying, “We are glad that you could join us this morning and share your appreciation of our free enterprise system."