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Lomita Events

Kick-off Event & Backpack Pick-up Day

Lomita Farmers Market @City Hall (24300 Narbonne Avenue) , 6/13/21
12:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, June 13 at 12:00 pm at the Lomita Farmers Market for the kick off of Lemonade Day Lomita. Lemonade Day® is a fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through a lemonade stand.

Registered youth can pick up their Lemonade Day Youth Entrepreneur Workbook, Mentor Guide, and Backpacks from the Chamber booth on June 13th from 10am to 2pm (limited to the first 100 registered youth).

Lomita Farmers Market
Lomita City Hall
24300 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717

Our special guests will include Mayor of Lomita, Mark Waronek and members of the City Council along with our sponsors, mentors and community leaders. We will also have a special announcement from Friends of the Lomita Library along with live music to help celebrate.

Come out to the Lomita Farmers Market at City Hall for an enjoyable day at the Market. There will be 100 young entrepreneurs to cheer on. We hope you will come out to cheer them on with us.

For more information about Lemonade Day Lomita, visit https://lemonadeday.org/lomita.

Lemonade Day Lomita Micro Loans (sponsored by South Bay Credit Union)

South Bay Credit Union (Lomita Branch) , 6/21/21
10:00 AM

Ready, set, pitch! Get your action plans ready and come show us why you need a Lemonade Day microloan for your new business. Get creative, and let your entrepreneurial spirit shine!

A pillar of Lemonade Day is the “Spend, Save, Share” approach to spending profits earned.

Youth are introduced to the concept of saving and financial understanding of a loan and borrowing money for their business. Children with their parents can visit the South Bay Credit Union branch in Lomita on the designated days and times to present their business plans and request a start-up loan and learn how to save, repay and report on business results.

Youth may pitch in person or submit a video. Please reserve a day/time.

Click here to choose a day/time to pitch for a Lemonade Day - Micro Loan

June 21st-25th 10am-12pm, & 5pm-7pm and June 26th 10am-12pm, & 1pm-5pm at the Lomita branch

South Bay Credit Union
24520 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, California, 90717

South Bay Credit Union logo

 

 

Lemonade Day Lomita Micro Loan Pitch Week 2 (sponsored by South Bay Credit Union)

South Bay Credit Union (Lomita Branch) , 7/12/21
10:00 AM

Lemonade Day Young Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the Micro Loan Pitch Event (sponsored by South Bay Credit Union) -- during the week of July 12th at the Lomita Branch.

This is an amazing opportunity for kids to go through the entrepreneurial startup process in a fun ‘Shark Tank-style’ pitch competition while building self-confidence and developing their planning, team building, and communication skills. While it is extremely rewarding watching these kids in action, it is almost better to watch the reactions of the judges and mentors. Priceless!!

A pillar of Lemonade Day is the “Spend, Save, Share” approach to spending profits earned.

Youth are introduced to the concept of saving and financial understanding of a loan and borrowing money for their business. Children with their parents can visit the South Bay Credit Union branch in Lomita with an appointment on the designated days and times to present their business plans and request a start-up loan and learn how to save, repay and report on business results.

PARENTS: Please reserve an appointment for the Pitch Event here: https://bit.ly/lemonadedaylomitapitch

In-person pitches give young people the opportunity to receive positive attention and valuable feedback from experienced adult mentors while being challenged to stretch well beyond their comfort zone. Youth may pitch in person or submit a video. Please reserve a day/time.

Click here to make an appointment to pitch for a Lemonade Day - Micro Loan

July 12, 13 & 15, 16 (10am - 6pm) at the Lomita branch

South Bay Credit Union
24520 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, California, 90717

South Bay Credit Union logo

Meet Lemonade Day Young Entrepreneurs

Lomita Farmers Market @City Hall (24300 Narbonne Avenue) , 7/18/21
10:00 AM

Meet the Young Entrepreneurs of Lemonade Day Lomita at the Lomita Farmers Market

Come out and meet the Young Entrepreneurs of Lemonade Day Lomita!  Approximately 100 youth will start new businesses all across Lomita – on a single day.

Learn more about their businesses (a lemonade stand), where their lemonade stand business will be located on Lemonade Day, and goals for their business enterprise.

Lemonade Day Entrepreneurs: This is an opportunity to set up a pop up, bring a table, some flyers, and your business slogan. This is your time to shine and invite the community out to your business for Lemonade Day. If you'd like to participate, contact your Lomita Chamber Mentor.

Sunday, July 18th | 10am to 2pm
Lomita Farmers Market (at City Hall)
24300 Narbonne Ave, Lomita

Already, Lemonade Day Lomita’s young entrepreneurs have…

🍋 Pitched their business to a panel ‘shark-tank’ style

🍋 Successfully applied for and received a micro loan to help pay for their lemonade stand business

🍋 Started test marketing their business concept at a pop-up event

🍋 Met with Lomita business owners around town to ask permission to have their lemonade stand at their high-traffic business

🍋 Launched their social media campaign to promote their lemonade stand business

Learn more about Lemonade Day Lomita and other ways to get involved.

Support young entrepreneurs. Buy lemonade at stands around town. Ribbon Cutting Celebration Starts at City Hall at 9 a.m.

Lomita City Hall & Around Town , 8/7/21
9:00 AM

On Saturday, August 7th, 2021, the Lomita Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual Lemonade Day Lomita event. It’s the big day that young entrepreneurs in the community have been waiting for after months of preparing, pitching and promoting the launch of their lemonade stand businesses.

The event starts with a ribbon cutting celebration at Lomita City Hall at 9 a.m. Thereafter, residents, families, community leaders, dignitaries and anyone who wants to support the young entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit stands around town to buy lemonade and other items for sale to help them reach their goals.

In preparation for launching their businesses, Lemonade Day Lomita's young entrepreneurs have pitched to a 'shark-tank' style panel, successfully applied for and received a micro loan from sponsor South Bay Credit Union to help pay for their lemonade stand business, test marketed their business concept at pop-up events, met with Lomita business owners to ask permission to have their lemonade stand at their high-traffic locations, and launched social media campaigns to promote their lemonade stand business.

Lemonade Day Lomita is sponsored by South Bay Credit Union, California Water Service, Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis, Adam Chiropractic, M&A Management, Ricky Pennington State Farm Agent, Coastal Funeral Center, So Cal Gas, Giggles & Grace Pediatric Dentistry, West Coast Wildflowers Design Co., and Lomita Post-Acute Care Center.

You are encouraged to attend. A quick summary and details are below:

🍋  WHO: Lomita Chamber of Commerce & the City of Lomita

🍋 WHAT: Lemonade Day Lomita Ribbon Cutting Celebration & Lemonade Day Event

🍋 WHERE: Ribbon cutting at Lomita City Hall (24300 Narbonne Avenue) then visit stands in town

🍋 WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021 - ribbon cutting at 9 am (visit stands; see map for hours/locations)

For more information visit: https://lemonadeday.org/lomita
Join us on social media at Facebook and Instagram

Best Tasting Lemonade Contest

Lemonade Day Lomita , 8/7/21
10:00 AM

Cast Your Vote!

Best Tasting Lemonade Contest 

Lemonade Day Lomita 2021 

Tell us who had the best tasting lemonade and/or the most creative recipe from Lemonade Day Lomita on August 7, 2021!

3 Easy Voting Options...

🍋 online - cast your vote here

🍋 drop off ballot - Lomita Farmers Market (download/print ballot here)

🍋 facebook or instagram @LemonadeDayLomita (use hashtag #bestlemonadelomita)

🍋 email - hi@lomitachamber.org 

Send in your vote by August 15th

 

 

 

 

Lemonade Day Lomita

All Over the Lomita Community , 8/7/21
11:00 AM

Lemonade Day Lomita will be on August 7, 2021. Kids will be operating their lemonade stands at their chosen locations all across the community. Everyone is encouraged to buy a cup…or two!…of tasty, refreshing lemonade!