Port Clinton High School Marketing students Ashlynn Slauterbeck, Cal Laurel & Lisa Niceswanger ready to sell their market-researched ice cream treats at PCHS. (Their teammate John Morton is missing from photo.)
The Introduction to Marketing students at Port Clinton High School just finished a unit on marketing research and put their learning to the test-an Ice Cream Challenge. After gathering secondary information, or cold hard facts, on popular ice cream flavors and toppings, students were given the task to conduct primary research using short surveys to select the top flavor and three mix-ins to offer. Students had to name, price, advertise and sell their creations. Mr. Hollister, PCHS Marketing Teacher, required a shopping list as to what specifically to buy and the quantity. Once they calculated the break-even point and cost per serving, they determined what price they would charge.
Dean Damman, owner and manager of Erie Pawn, never knows what’s going to come through the door. Located at 1175 W. Fremont Rd., Erie Pawn houses jewelry, coins, electronics, guns, guitars, cameras, tools and vehicles. Licensed to take big items, Damman has lot space in the back to take motorcycles, boats and cars. The shop also buys gold and silver. Erie Pawn is not just a pawn shop.
It took Damman three months to obtain the license to open Erie Pawn. Each pawn shop in Ohio has to be state regulated. An exam is given to get the license and the Ohio Department of Commerce checks in periodically on Ohio pawn shops to make sure rules and regulations are being followed. Continuing education is also needed by Ohio pawn shops to stay open. Continuing education is nothing new to Damman; he also teaches at EHOVE and has done so for three years. Damman teaches drafting, bearing installation, motor alignment and welding.