Monday, June 4, 2012

Local Teen Awarded 2012 Teenpreneur of the Year


Contact:  Marcia Liggett

(724) 728-5134

While Spreading the Message of Entrepreneurship Across the Country and Globally

Amber speaking at Beaver County Women's Conference

BEAVER, PA – (June 1, 2012) - On Thursday, May 24th, sixteen-year-old Amber J. Liggett, CEO of Amber’s Amazing Animal Balloons was awarded the 2012 Black Enterprise Magazine’s Teenpreneur of the Year Award, becoming the only youth to receive an award from the prestigious publication this year.  “The annual Black Enterprise Small Business Awards recognize those entrepreneurs who have found their niche, possessing the right strategy and skill to eventually grow their small enterprises into sizable entities within their industries.” Natasha Gore, events coordinator of Black Enterprise Magazine explained that “This award recognizes entrepreneurs, like Amber, age 19 or under, committed to the tradition of black business achievement.”

Amber with some of her Amazing Animal Balloons

Creating masterful balloon art and providing entertainment are just a part of what Amber Liggett, a high honor student at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School achieves through her amazing business.  Now heading into its seventh year, Amber’s Amazing Animal Balloons has expanded to include not only balloons, but face painting, spin art, sand art, cotton candy, and soon temporary tattoos.  This philanthropic teen organizes, conducts and participates in fundraisers for various organizations.  Additionally she encourages and assists other teens with their entrepreneurial endeavors, including teaching workshops at Community College of Beaver County (CCBC).  As an instructor at CCBC, Amber teaches balloon and entrepreneurial workshops, and will be instructing at the annual Autism Camp for the third summer in a row.  “To touch a child’s life is to change the future,” said Amber, as she expressed her desire to help other youth achieve personal greatness.  She has already begun training other youth to face paint, as well as assisting her ten-year-old brother Robbie Liggett with his business, Robbie’s Remarkable Photography.  Amber’s long term goals are to have a million dollar business, which she is currently developing through a partnership with Carmen Scott Dawson, President of the Adreamz Institute, the nation’s first Cisco Entrepreneur Institute in North America (located in Erie PA).  Additionally, Amber participates in programs locally with The Beaver County Youth Entrepreneurship Collaborative, a partnership between CCBC, The Franklin Center of Beaver County, and Entrepreneuring Youth.

Amber is no stranger to media and public speaking appearances as she spreads a motivational message of self-empowerment, positivity and entrepreneurship to others. She appeared on PBS’s nationally syndicated BizKid$, and John Delano’s Sunday Morning Business Page, has been interviewed on multiple radio shows and in newspaper articles.  Amber inspires youth and adults alike.

See samples of Amber’s amazing balloons at her website:

To reach Amber with questions or for an interview, call:

Marcia Liggett (Momager)      

Tel: 724-728-5134
Cell: 724-312-1221

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.

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