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Gift of Berry

WHAT A SELECTION! This body scrub is one of many gifts available through Berry Student Enterprises.

You can give the gift of Berry this holiday season with handcrafted items made by Berry Student Enterprises. The online store managed by the students has many products including cheeses, beef rubs, beeswax lotion and candles, body scrubs, beard oil, and much more.

For the holiday season, the Student Enterprises are happy to include a greeting card with a personalized message with any online order. They are selling limited-edition Christmas body scrubs and soaps, all handmade and festively scented.

“It’s almost like Santa’s workshop, with an assembly line at the enterprises every year, shipping gifts to alumni,” said Ben Lord, student director of the Berry Enterprises.

They are willing to create specially made baskets, perfect for client gifts or to show off your alma mater to non-Berry friends. Just call 706-378-2932 to talk with the students about what special requests you have in mind.

“It’s cool for people to be able to show off gifts from their school, so we are going to give them that opportunity,” Lord said.

Christmas delivery is guaranteed for any orders placed before Monday, Dec. 16.

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Student-Operated Enterprises Storefront in Bookstore

Student-Operated Enterprises Storefront

A storefront in the Berry College bookstore is providing a new avenue of experience for  student-operated enterprises while also making it easier to purchase Angus beef, cage-free eggs, cheese, hand-woven creations, honey, handcrafted furniture and other items produced by Berry students.

Previously, products were only available online and at occasional events such as on-campus markets held each fall and spring.

“We have sales experience and marketing experience, and now we are pairing that with retail marketing, staffing and cash management experience,” said senior Ben Lord, student director of the enterprises program. “There are a lot more moving parts when you’re running a store, and students are involved with every part of the process.”

Lord appreciates the opportunity the storefront provides for customers to talk directly with the students who developed the products they are purchasing.

“They’re not just purchasing the product itself,” he said. “They’re purchasing part of Berry’s culture.”

The store is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. Click here to learn more about the products available through student-operated enterprises and to shop online.

Student media coverage

Story by student Kendall Aronson; photos by student Rette Solomon

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