DECA—Taking care of business

By on March 5, 2009

by Jessica Corbett
Kaneland Krier

How would you like to spend time with your friends, develop business skills, and meet people from all around the world?

“(DECA is) a club where members learn about business (and) marketing,” Advisor Tammi Conn said.

Members can have many different reasons for joining. Whether they want to pursue a career in business, or they just want to have a good time working with friends, members agree DECA is a great club.

“I’m interested in business, and (DECA) is a good opportunity to learn,” junior Liz Kennedy said.

“I was a new student and I wanted to learn abut business,” sophomore Hayley Guyton said.

On Jan. 29, 27 members of DECA attended a competition at Charlestowne Mall. Twenty-four schools attended this competition in preparation for state, which will be held in March.

If any DECA members from Kaneland qualify at state, they will have the opportunity to travel to the international competition in Anaheim, Calif.

DECA members from all around the world attend the international competition. These participants come from Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, and other countries in Europe and Central America, Conn said.

“Last year, Beth Smith and I got fourth in a written event,” Guyton said.

The girls wrote about the Mr. Kaneland event.

Members who received awards at the competition on Jan. 29 were Jake Astin for Food Marketing Management, Christian Dillon for Accounting Applications, Lacey Eberle and Hanna Schuppner for Hospitality Marketing, Paul Davies and Dalton Fowler for Internet Marketing, Maddy Osman and Nikki Prusinski in Internet Marketing, Kathleen Kuhar and Lindsay Douglas in Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Joe Ruppel for winning the Marketing Management Event.