Special to the EagleHerald
Tiny View is the 2017 Mini Business World winning team. The team, pictured from left, are: Adviser Peggy Peterson, Waupaca Foundry; Morgan Van Lanen, Crivitz High School; Maria Bieberitz, Marinette High School; Matt Eldredge, Marinette High School; and Dakota Kasal, Coleman High School.
Special to the EagleHerald Tiny View is the 2017 Mini Business World winning team. The team, pictured from left, are: Adviser Peggy Peterson, Waupaca Foundry; Morgan Van Lanen, Crivitz High School; Maria Bieberitz, Marinette High School; Matt Eldredge, Marinette High School; and Dakota Kasal, Coleman High School.

MARINETTE — The Mini Business World program presented by the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by KS Kolbenschmidt Rheinmetall Automotive with supporting sponsors Jack’s Fresh Market, Subway, Brothers Three and UW-Marinette, took place in the Herbert L. Williams Theater at UW-Marinette, Nov. 29 and 30.
During the two-day competitive experience the high school students were placed into six teams and assigned an advisor, then delved into the corporate world of manufacturing, distribution, branding, marketing, problem solving, stockholders’ reports and profits and losses. Each team gave an annual report on their corporations marketing, production and profitability along with their rating with the competing teams corporations and performed a commercial for their product.
The students toured the manufacturing facility of KS Kolbenschmidt Rheinmetall Automotive where they were given a real life introduction into the business world.
Results were announced at the end of the two days and the company that showed the most creativity in marketing, Happy Cheeks, received gift certificates. Each member of the company that rated highest in all aspects of the event, Tiny View, were given a Harley Piston Trophy provided by KS Kolbenschmidt US Rheinmetall Automotive Inc. and recognized on a team trophy that resides at the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce, at an award ceremony directly after the competition where all competitors received a certificate and letter of achievement.
Participating students were Coleman High School’s Allyson Crandall, Mason Gretzon, Dakota Kasal, Tylor Kwiecinski, Maria Nowak, Mason Risner, Brooklyn Seals, Cody Vandenack and Maddie Wagner; Crivitz High School’s Dawson Andrist, Elijah Lawrence, Mason Marvin, Kody Richlen, Riley Roman and Morgan Van Lanen; Marinette High School’s Maria Bieberitz, Matt Eldredge, Dan Hengel, Kendra Krouth, Karlina McQueeney, Vaibhav Patel, Brookelyn Peterson and Cayla Stewart; Menominee High School’s Olivia Badker and Zaida Patz; Wausaukee High School’s Shilo Graese, Grace Mertz, Caymyn Stich and Brook Vanlaanen.
Team advisers were Phoebe Anderla from Fincantieri Marinette Marine; Christi Conduti, Winsert Inc.; Mikal Gunderson, Marinette High School; Jeri Keepers, Ibeauthentic; Peggy Peterson, Waupaca Foundry Inc. and Megan Wells, Veriha Trucking.