February 27, 2014

Albany's VENTURE Store Receives Gold Certification


The VENTURE store at Albany High School was recently awarded DECA Gold Certification. The only school-based enterprise participating in DECA to receive gold certification, this store – and business department – was only in the beta stages at the beginning of the year.
Two teachers, Miriam Walden and Virginia Tremblay, worked with students to develop new business and design classes (which are thought to have last been offered in the early 80’s) and eventually the VENTURE store emerged. The store sells school supplies and apparel. Congratulations Albany High School!

About California DECA
California DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Career and Technical Student Organization, endorsed by the California Department of Education. With over 4,500 members in 59 schools throughout California, California DECA works to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in four fields of business: marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. For more information about California DECA, visit


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