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Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver Receives “Lemmy Award” for Second Consecutive Year


This award underscores the Greater Vancouver Chamber’s commitment to empowering young entrepreneurs and fostering financial literacy. 

Vancouver, WALemonade Day Greater Vancouver, brought to the community by the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) and presented by Main Squeeze OnPoint Community Credit Union, proudly announces its double victory at the 2023 Lemonade Day City Director’s Conference in Houston, Texas. The program has clinched two "Lemmy Awards" from Lemonade Day National: 

  • Most Business Results in 2022 
  • Make it Rain in 2023 (Acknowledging Transparency in Numbers and Partnership Cultivation) 

These accolades were received at an event gathering Lemonade Day leaders, where achievements, initiatives, and the positive impact of Lemonade Day program on youth and communities were celebrated. The awards underscore Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver's commitment to empowering young entrepreneurs and fostering financial literacy. 

Lemonade Day, tailored for kids aged 6 to 16, serves as an entrepreneurial rite of passage, allowing participants to explore the challenges and joys of owning and operating a small business. Under the mentorship of Lemonade Day lessons outlined in youth workbooks or via the My Lemonade Day app, children develop essential skills such as financial management, marketing, customer service, teamwork, and charitable giving, among others. 

The culmination of their efforts is showcased at the Junior Market, held concurrently with the Vancouver Farmers Market during the summer. Here, young entrepreneurs offer handcrafted or homegrown products, showcasing their businesses to the community. In June 2022, Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver participants generated an impressive $25,000 in earnings. This year, their entrepreneurial spirit shone even brighter, resulting in nearly double the amount, with sales totaling $40,000. 

The Greater Vancouver Chamber's Junior Market concept was proudly showcased in Houston, solidifying its status as a groundbreaking initiative that is transforming the landscape of how cities are offering the youth entrepreneurship program. The extraordinary success and impact of the GVC's Junior Market captured the attention of industry leaders and inspired its adoption as a new format for North America.   

“Celebrating these remarkable Lemmy Awards reflects the effort put forth by our young entrepreneurs, mentors, staff, partners, and the entire southwest Washington community. It's an honor to witness the growth and success of these aspiring business leaders, and we are grateful for the continuous support from our sponsors. This recognition fuels our passion to empower even more children with entrepreneurial skills, shaping a thriving business community for the next decade and beyond," said Janet Kenefsky, VP of Operations for the Chamber, and City Director of Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver. 

My Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver is proud partners with: Main Squeeze Investor, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Fresh Squeezed Investor, Chick-Fil-A Cascade Park; Lemon Drop Investor, Keller Foundation; Pitch Contest Sponsor, Palm Beach Tan; Pucker Pal Investors, BurgervilleFreight Trac ServicesWellHaven Pet Health, and Waste Connections; Simply the Zest Investors, The ColumbianSalsbury & Co.Rivermark Community Credit Union, IDM CompaniesMackenzieUS BankColumbia Credit Union, and VITALCARE; Spoonful of Sugar Investors, Allen GabrielPartners in Careers, and Vancouver Farmers Market; and Sponsor a Class, CALPORTLANDDelta DentalHAPO Community Credit UnionPalm Beach TanPort of Vancouver USA, and Unitus Community Credit Union. 

About Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver

Since its launch in 2020, Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver has been a beacon of success serving over 3,000 kids in southwest Washington. As the 81st city to join the Lemonade Day initiative, this program has nurtured a community of young entrepreneurs eager to acquire invaluable business skills and financial literacy. Through Lemonade Day, these kidpreneurs have had the opportunity to develop their customer service acumen, collaborate with established entrepreneurs and investors, and navigate real-world business challenges. For more information, please visit 

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber

SW Washington’s largest business organization, the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), with nearly 1000 members, has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building, education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals, and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit   

Program Contact
Janet Kenefsky, Greater Vancouver Chamber

Media Assets

Official Program Website

My Lemonade Day Participant App, iOs

My Lemonade Day Mentors App, iOs

My Lemonade Day App, Android

Lemonade Day Video | Presented by Main Squeeze OnPoint Community Credit Union

2023 Junior Market Recap

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Lourdes Salmonte-Garcia
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Phone: 360.567.1058
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