PJ Star:” Student business group wants to be key to reviving Peoria Stadium”

PJ Star:” Student business group wants to be key to reviving Peoria Stadium”

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The old football-shaped wooden sign at Peoria Stadium’s entrance along War Memorial Drive could become a modern electronic billboard and the stimulus for renovating the beleaguered sports field. Students in the AppsCo program, an entrepreneurial training program based at Richwoods High School, are researching the city of Peoria’s requirements to erect a digital sign at the location.

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WMDB news feature – July 19, 2017

WMDB news feature – July 19, 2017

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Student-run AppsCo gains a clientel, and raises money for Peoria Public Schools

They plan on making $100,000 a year for PPS

Peoria, IL – Peoria Public School students are getting paid to help businesses go mobile. The best part? Profits made from the businesses all go back to the district.

The non-profit just finished their first big client, Mt. Hawley Country Club.

They are already creating their next app for the Peoria Riverfront Museum. During the school year around 30 sophomores and juniors make and maintain the apps, with guidance by professionals in the community. When they’re not in school, about half of the students continue to maintain the app, getting paid to do so. The founder of AppsCo believes this program is one of a kind.

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Student-Run Business Coming To Richwoods

Student-Run Business Coming To Richwoods

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Richwoods High School students will soon be gaining practical work experience through a new program.
It’s called AppsCo and is a new company at Peoria Public Schools.
Through the nonprofit, students train in a seven-week course before graduating into a business-like environment where they can earn a profit selling a marketing tool to local businesses.

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Peoria Leaders learn about Richwoods and its New Student-based Business

Peoria Leaders learn about Richwoods and its New Student-based Business

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PEORIA — A student-based company, AppsCo, a software application that allows consumers to download coupons and other promotions for Peoria business, will start in November at Richwoods High School.

Students will sell advertising capabilities on the app to Peoria businesses, Alexis Khazzam, owner of Junction City, told a group of civic, business and political leaders gathered Wednesday at Richwoods to learn more about the school and the programs it offers.

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