Ateneo de Manila Class ’87 kicks off BLUE MARKET Nov 17-18, 24 and 25

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blue market logo - Ateneo de Manila Class 87

I have been informed that the Ateneo de Manila High School Class of 1987 is celebrating their Silver Jubilee this year and as part of the celebration, they are opening the Blue Market on November 17 to 18 and 24 to 25 between gates 1 and 2 of Ateneo de Manila parking lot, in front of the Blue Eagle Gym.

The event serves as a special batch fundraising project in support of social entrepreneurs, student business initiatives, and similar micro enterprises. It will be for the benefit of the Tulong-Dunong Foundation and the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus.

Not unlike the usual weekend bazaars full of great deals, curious finds, and gastronomic delights, the Blue Market serves up all that, and so much more. Beyond providing a venue for buyers and sellers to come together, the Blue Market is a vehicle for helping social enterprises and student ventures take off at minimal cost, with a ready clientele. The Blue Market easily assures these incubating enterprises of a constant and loyal customer base. This gives them instant access to a large group of shoppers with tremendous purchasing power, and affords them a unique opportunity to understand, interact and build relationships with a broader spectrum of consumers they would otherwise have little chance of tapping.

For market-goers, this is a chance for spending time with family, touching base with old friends, forging new partnerships, relaxing, unwinding, and sharing blessings while making great new finds and savoring the joys of shopping. It is a simple yet effective outlet for lending support to young companies and apostolate communities, and in so doing, taking part in nation-building and the empowerment of the less fortunate.

The Blue Market is many things to different people. It is a unique and solid launch pad for young, commercial undertakings. It is a practical learning lab for budding entrepreneurs. It is a fun, festive, exciting, and new Ateneo tradition as we look forward to celebrate an exciting Christmas season in our community.

For booth inquiries, please e-mail bluemarketenterprise@gmail.com or accomplish the application form at www.facebook.com/bluemarket.

Last modified: November 9, 2012

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