Milford public relations director speaks to high schoolers

March 08, 2011 12:00 AM Katrina Foster, President & Founder of kkpr Marketing & Public Relations, the innovative, boutique marketing and public relations agency based in Milford, spoke to a business and marketing class at Delaware Valley High School for the third annual National Entrepreneurship Week on Feb. 24. In celebration of the National Entrepreneurship Week, business and marketing teacher Maura Angle from DVHS worked with Rachel Hendricks, the deputy director for Economic Development at the Pike County Economic Development Authority to create Entrepreneurs in the Classroom. The program brought five different entrepreneurs from the community to speak to various students involved in the business and vocational technology programs at the school. “If it wasn’t for my mentor giving me a shot, teaching me the ropes and harvesting my talent, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said Foster. “Because of that, I have a strong commitment to fostering and teaching young talent, whether I am speaking at a school, mentoring someone or hiring them to work on my staff.” The students had the opportunity to ask any questions about opening and operating a business. For more than an hour the students of Angle’s class learned all about KKPR, the marketing and communications industry and what it’s like to be a young entrepreneur. “Katrina shared her story with students at Delaware Valley, along with several other local entrepreneurs,” said Hendricks, an advocate of the entrepreneurial spirit. “Our students were able to glean from the entrepreneurs what it takes to be successful in business today. Expanding their awareness of the opportunity to create job opportunities for themselves by being an entrepreneur is a crucial step in building an entrepreneurial culture here and that’s our long term goal. The Entrepreneurs in the Classroom program does not work without community minded business people like Katrina giving of their time.” KKPR, Kconceptual Kreations, began in 2006 and has grown from a one-woman, home-based business to a burgeoning boutique agency that currently includes additional publicists, designers, and administration staff. For details, visit www.kkmpr.com or call 570.296.2333.