The Chamber is made up of a variety of members, but its newest member, Caleb Hunter, just may be the most unique. Hunter is the CEO of Estate Xposures, a business that provides framed, aerial photographs of small business real estate using drone technology.
After giving a business pitch to the Chamber Board, Estate Xposures was awarded an honorary membership by Daryn Russell, Vice Chairman of the Business Development Division, at the July Chamber Board meeting.
“Caleb’s professionalism, polish and poise were remarkable, as Caleb is only 14 years old, making him the youngest Chamber member,” noted Russell.
Despite his age, Caleb works with a number of clients and has a good grasp on the business world. He credits his knowledge to the support of his parents, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and Betty Morgan, Vice President for Business Development at the Chamber.
Estate Xposures was created by Caleb with the help of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy during the 2018-2019 school year. YEA! is a 26-week after-school program that teaches kids in grades 6-12 how to start and operate their very own business. At the end of the term, the students pitch their ideas to a panel of investors for real money to launch their business.
Caleb won the competition with Estate Xposures, earning him a trip to Rochester, NY to compete nationally.
YEA! was only the beginning for this new Chamber member. His clientele has continued to grow over the summer.
“Since completing the YEA! program, I have delivered photos to TKO Nissan and Cadillac dealerships in Valdosta and I am currently working on a project for Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie,” Hunter shared.
When asked if other kids his age could run a business like estate Xposures, Caleb answered undoubtedly.
“I know for a fact that if anyone is willing to work hard and try, they can do everything that I have done and more!” he exclaimed.