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…

Breakdown of Nonverbal Communication

Communication is an important factor of any relationship, whether it’s personal or professional. But communication is not just about verbalizing things, communication is also understanding and interpreting nonverbal signals. The ability to understand and use nonverbal signals will be a powerful tool to help develop strong relationships. Any nonverbal behaviors that were made, carried meaning…

About Our Guest Blogger: Madeline Simonds

Hello world! I’m Madeline Simonds, a senior at Olentangy Orange High School. I am currently the president of this years chapter of DECA and a current student in Personal Communications. Next year I’m super excited to be attending the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where I will major in entrepreneurship. I…

Choosing Your Dream Career

Guest post by student, N.T. // Personal Finance class, Fall 2016 Choosing your career can be one of the most important decisions you make in your lifetime. It can contribute to your lifestyle and working hours/conditions. When it comes to choosing your career, be careful not to choose one JUST because of a high salary….

Guest speaker highlights: Jacqueline Walker, accountant

Guest speaker highlights:  Jacqueline Walker, accountant  Guest blog post by Kayla W Jacqueline Walker is an accountant who kindly visited our accounting class this semester to share her knowledge, widsom and real-world experience.  She graduated from Lehman College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She chose to go into accounting because she was…

How the market works

Guest bloggers: Alex C, Carson S, Drew H Before you can understand how the stock market works you need to know what the stock market is. In the simplest form it is a market that corporations offer up shares of their company. These are traded through exchanges.   Now you can fully understand and comprehend…