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Wausau Area Executives Compete at Junior Achievement Event: JA Executive Business Challenge Increases Awareness Among Area Businesses

WAUSAU, WISCONSIN - The Grand Theater in Wausau was the site for the January Junior Achievement Executive Business Challenge. Approximately 60 community executives competed in the event to see who could run the most profitable virtual business. The executive team from AROW Global team members, Dan Koschik, Ryan Thorpe, Kody Pawlak, and Kash Okerlund, emerged as the winners of the unique business competition.

The Executive Business Challenge uses JA Titan, a simulation program, that allows participants to run a virtual telecommunications company. During the fast-paced simulation, players make decisions about price, production, R&D, marketing, capital improvements and corporate giving and review quarterly reports that pit their financial statements against those of other JA Titan competitors. The simulation mirrors a high school student competition that is implemented every fall in Wausau, with the student winners advancing to a statewide scholarship competition in May of each year.

Next year’s event promises to be another exciting event. Anyone interested in competing in the Winter 2025 event should contact the Wausau Junior Achievement office at 715-842-1056 now to ensure they have a spot in next winter’s competitive and engaging event. All proceeds support Junior Achievement financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness programming in the Marathon County area.

Media Contacts:

Mari Stein

(715) 842-1056

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