Young Entrepreneurs Take Over Layton Hills Mall This Saturday

Layton—Over 35 youth run businesses will take part in the 5th Annual Layton Hills Mall KIDZ BIZ event this weekend. KIDZ BIZ is a program that encourage young entrepreneurs between the ages of 6 and 17 to learn about business practices, sales, and financial responsibility while running their own company for one day in the Layton Hills Mall. In addition, prizes are awarded for various categories and participants keep all the money they earn to invest back into their business venture.

The KIDZ BIZ market day will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019from 12p to 5p on the lower level. This is the perfect time for children to test out their concepts, sales skills and see if their business model will work.  The event will conclude with an awards ceremony at 5:30pm.

“Seeing so many kids interested in starting their own business has been really inspiring,” says Danielle Bendinelli, Layton Hills Mall Marketing Director. “KIDZ BIZ businesses must have minimal to no parental involvement, so the best part is the youth are the creative force behind their own ideas. From handmade items, 3D printing,  jewelry, art and even original board games, the program offers an outlet to a wide variety of concepts.”

The KIDZ BIZ market day is open for all ages to shop and show support for these young, local entrepreneurs. The public is also encouraged to cast votes for the Audience Choice Award from 12p-4p.

A big thanks to the following community partners: America First Credit Union, Davis Hospital and Medical Center, Ed Kenley Ford,, SeaQuest Utah, Silly Rabbit Shirts, Weber State University, Dartside: Indoor Nerf Gun Arena, On Pitch Performing Arts, FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, Nurture the Creative Mind & Davis Education Foundation.   

Layton Hills Mall is owned and managed by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, (NYSE:CBL). Layton Hills Mall features more than 100 great specialty shops and is anchored by Dillard’s JCPenney, SeaQuest Utah and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Additional information can be found at

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