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The Tom Fox Family JA BizTown®

It's Official! The Tom Fox Family JA BizTown® is Open for Business!

In this fully interactive town that simulates the day-to-day functions of a thriving community, 5th and 6th grade students become both producers and consumers, responsible for running businesses, managing money, fundraising, advertising, voting, and more! Students apply for jobs in the town and then experience careers like electricians, store managers, bankers, retailers, civic leaders, just to name a few.

Our community sponsors have designed their storefronts to give the town a realistic and immersive feel. We are proud to welcome BISSELL, Independent Bank, Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Gordon Food Service, LMCU, Meijer, Parkway Electric, Chick-fil-A, Perrigo, Eileen DeVries Family Foundation, WCSG, and Wesco to the JA BizTown® neighborhood.  

Storefront sponsorships are still available. If you are a business interested in being a part of this innovative, one-of-a kind facility, please reach out for more information by emailing Jay Ediger, SVP of Development, at or by calling (616)575-9080 ext. 2227.

As of Spring, 2023, schools are signing up their students for JA BizTown®! If you are affiliated with a school and want your 5th or 6th grade students to take part in the JA BizTown program, please contact Capstone Director, Clare Shubert at or by calling (616)575-9080 ext. 2239.

Interested in being a volunteer in JA BizTown? Please contact Capstone Director, Clare Shubert at or by calling (616)575-9080 ext. 2239.

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