On Wednesday, March 15, four Butler business students had an opportunity to visit New York City along with the Butler Symphonic Choir. Seniors Tyler Burley, Kylie Koogler, Damon Dues and Bobby Zebney spent several days learning about business and exploring the city.
On Thursday, the students took a tour of Rockefeller Center, visited the Fifth Avenue Shops, Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, and Times Square. The students then took a train downtown to Chambers Street Station where they walked to Goldman Sachs Investment Bank. Here, they met with Theodore P. Enders, an investment banker for Goldman Sachs. After their meeting with Enders, the students walked to the Museum of American Finance. During the evening, the business students met back at the hotel and had dinner with the Choir on the Chelsea Pier Dinner Cruise.
On Friday, the foursome took the Lincoln Tunnell to the Wall Street Station - Financial District. While here, the students toured the New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor. The students then took the train back to Rockefeller Center and viewed the city from the top of the Rock observation deck. Friday evening the students explored Time Square and ate dinner at the New York Hard Rock Cafe.
On their final day in the city, the students traveled to lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, China Town, and Little Italy. They walked to Fifth Ave to Trump Tower and the Apple Store. When the students left the Apple store they made their way to the Central Park Zoo and Yankee Stadium for a tour.
"Our students were tremendous each day. They impressed members of Wall Street by being courteous, respectful, and they interacted with excellent dialogue. "I am impressed with the amount of incredible knowledge they took home from this trip. I am very proud of all four of them," said business teacher Greg Bergman.