Social Responsibility

We’ve talked a lot about social responsibility in class and on this blog!  Businesses, small and large, often care about more than just “profit” and although Kevin O’Leary may beg to differ – watch the Ten Tree Apparel episode on Dragon’s Den – the “People, Planet, Profit” model can be a very successful one. In…

Social Media & Startups // Guest Post

Guest post by student, Paige T. // Business Foundations class, Fall 2017 Social media can be “gold” for startups. Companies can use a wide variety of social media platforms including popular ones like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat… often at little to no cost! Social media allows the company to show what they do or sell,…

Succeeding as an Entrepreneur // Guest post

Guest post by student, Nate R. // International Business class, Fall 2017 Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work, dedication and persistence because, unfortunately, nothing is handed to you in life. You have to work hard & earn everything for your business to succeed. Passion, perseverance and a positive attitude tend to set the successful entrepreneurs…

“Dressing for Success” // Guest Speaker, Men’s Warehouse

Samuel Buchanan-Berrigan, District Formalwear Manager of Men’s Warehouse, visited to teach us “How to Dress for Success.”  As students in various business classes are learning about human resources, employability skills and job-hunting, he had some great points to offer! Five Points for Success  Prepare for your interview // If you don’t do your homework, it doesn’t…

World Heart Day & The American Heart Association, 2017

Olentangy Orange High School business students sold t-shirts to fundraise for the American Heart Association again this year.  Since October 2014, when Mrs Gellenbeck took over this project, the business students have raised over $4,000 for the charity and this year, our goal was to raise over $1,000.  Thanks to the hard work of business students, led…

What can businesses in America do to promote Social Responsibility?

Guest post by Business Foundations student, Carrian O How are businesses so successful?  Many companies are held to social responsibilities beyond “profit” to help their business & workforce grow.  All companies should consider being socially responsible in the categories of… Environmental Protection– Show customers and employees your businesses views on the environment and help better…

Interview with a local entrepreneur

Guest post by OOHS senior, Maddie Simons Our very own business teacher, Teresa Gellenbeck, is an entrepreneur herself.  Her younger sister, Kelsey, and her started this small photography company out of Dublin, Ohio in 2012. The sister duo has grown from hobbyists to now owning their own studio in historic Dublin! We’re so proud to…

Interview with a local entrepreneur

{Guest post, OOHS student, Maddie S} Now we’re all talking about the entrepreneurial world, but what will make us more engulfed in the industry other than talking with an entrepreneur themselves? I work at a a family owned greek restaurant called Koble, located in uptown Westerville and under ownership of Ashleigh and Ilias Strovalidis. Ilias,…

Reasons to join DECA

  As scheduling for the 2017-2018 school year is now available to all students, it’s time to extend the opportunity of becoming a DECA member to all current sophomores for their upcoming junior year. As I graduate and leave the halls of Olentangy Orange High, the one thing I want to leave all of you…

DECA States – 2017

On Friday, March 17th, 11 of our very DECA members headed down to downtown Columbus to prepare for CDC (Ohio’s state level competition). Gathered at Buca Di Beppo for some pre-registration grub we have: Chrystal Shanahan: our advisor Kyle Koehler David Cavote Nicholas Chugh Evan Bidstur Isaac Hernandez Bobby Howard Scott Hvid-Sylvester Jimmy Sensibaugh (Accountant)…

DECA Competition Tips

DECA States competition starts a week from today! March 17th, 2017 at the Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. As a result I’d like to bring out some ideas when presenting in front of the judges… You have to look at each competition and each person as a separate thing and know when you should look…

Fort Orange: Home of the Pioneers

Our school store, Fort Orange, is ran by Olentangy Orange High’s Marketing teacher & DECA advisor, Chrystal Shanahan. Our junior marketing students are all assigned a day of the week to come in and work during their lunch periods while all of our senior members rotate to manage the fort on a week-to-week basis. In…