New biz hopes to help local kids learn

New biz hopes to help local kids learn »Play Video

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Umpqua Local Goods, formerly known as Society of Umpqua Producers, has opened up on Cass Avenue in downtown Roseburg.

The store is looking to fill empty spaces with farmers' local produce.

Also at the store is a business mentoring  program launched by Phoenix Charter School.

About fourteen students will get to come in and use the kitchen to make their products.

Karry Johnson, the store manager, spoke to KPIC News about what the business does for aspiring entrepreneurs. "It just gives them a great opportunity to come in here and work the stores to see how it is to run a business, in case they want to have a business themselves, become an entrepreneur, that they have the ability that they learn here ti put into their own business.

The store is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.