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August 13, 2009 13:00 ET

Gourmet Popcorn Store, The Big Popper, Partners With Camp BizSmart to Support Literacy Programs

Gourmet Popcorn Retailer, The Big Popper, Has Partnered With Camp BizSmart to Support Literacy Programs and Champion Others Providing Essential Skills to Students

BRANSON, MO--(Marketwire - August 13, 2009) - Leading popcorn store, The Big Popper is taking the literacy cause seriously. The company has partnered with Camp BizSmart in an attempt to support literacy programs and provide essential skills to students. In May, the firm also joined hands with McDonalds and the Branson/Hollister Rotary to support Literacy Day by donating popcorn to volunteer workers in public schools.

The gourmet popcorn producer's new literacy venture with Camp BizSmart is a pioneering effort. The program seeks to partner company CEOs with aspiring entrepreneurs, called "tweenpreneurs," with the aim of inventing solutions for a variety of issues such as clean technology, literacy, childhood diabetes and healthy meals for schools. The tweenpreneurs are coached by the CEOs while they develop business plans for presentation to venture capital and angel investors. The plans will be judged by industry leading executives from firms such as Motro Ventures, Keiretsu, Santa Clara University, Garage Technology Ventures, Vantage Point Investors, Alibaba, HIP Ventures and Cristina Banks, an angel investor.

"We are excited and proud to be a part of such an excellent initiative. At The Big Popper we believe in the importance of literacy and encourage active participation from students to better the cause," says Kent Arett of The Big Popper (

The 2009 edition of Camp BizSmart is scheduled to take place from August 3 - 14 at Santa Clara University. In addition to The Big Popper, the Camp is also being sponsored by leading firms such as Aggregate Voice, Microsoft, User Voice, Valence Energy, Cisco, WAGIC and more.

The Big Popper is a well-known popcorn store in Branson, Missouri serving quality flavored popcorn delicacies and sells the gourmet popcorn via the internet across the U.S. Along with only the finest ingredients, The Big Popper has a unique popping process, which uses a 460° giant air popper to make each kernel perfectly delicious. Each popcorn treat is mixed together with all their delectable, wholesome ingredients in giant vats and copper kettles for the ultimate taste in gourmet popcorn treats.

"Camp BizSmart provides incredible opportunities for students, and we hope to continue our partnership with them for many years to come," said Kent Arett.

About Big Popper: Located in Branson, Missouri, The Big Popper ( is a popcorn store specializing in gourmet popcorn gifts for all occasions. All their popcorn is made fresh daily in their very own kitchen. The Big Popper invites everyone to indulge their popcorn cravings, from savory classics like, Buttery Butter, Kettle Corn, Caramel or Plain, to Cheesy favorites like Yellow or White Cheddar Popcorn. They also offer Almond Pecan or Cashew Caramel along with many other flavors.

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