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CNM’s Maker Market at Montoya Campus

April 13, 2016 -- Students from the CNM Rotaract student group and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class are organizing the college’s first Maker Market to encourage students, faculty, staff and the community to sell their services and hand-made products.

Apr 13, 2016

The Maker Market will be held April 20 and 21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Montoya Campus Suncatfé in the H Building.

”The purpose of this event is to encourage budding entrepreneurs and community small business owners to sell items and propel their new businesses toward success,” said Linda Shul, advisor to Rotaract, a student organization that is an offshoot of Rotary International. She's also a faculty member who teaches entrepreneurship and business. “And of course we want the CNM community to come, check out the vendors and buy merchandise.”

Vendors are CNM students, faculty, staff and community members hoping to get their businesses off the ground. Items that can be sold include crafts, those made in commercial kitchens, art, henna tattoos and body painting, as well as services such as manicures and shoulder massages.

Vendors can be at any stage in their business, but those who need to validate their entrepreneurial goals are particularly welcome.

Shul said the idea for the event was developed by Intro to Entrepreneurship students who identified a need to help people grow their fledgling businesses. The students also saw a need for bringing community members to campus.

Students in the Intro to Entrepreneurship class will shadow four or more vendors each, helping them to set up, sell and break down. Other students from Rotaract and the Intro to Business class will volunteer as needed.

For more information about being a vendor, people should contact Shul at shul@cnm.edu.