Micah’s Mixx gets a boost

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At 10 years old, Micah Harrington already has his own business. Now he has investors.

Harrington’s lemonade stand outside of the OCF Coffee House on the corner of 20th and Federal streets caught the attention of Splenda after the 10-year-old posted about his business on Instagram.

Splenda representatives visited South Philadelphia last week and presented Micah with a $1,000 college scholarship and a brand new custom bike to help sell his product. He was also given a year’s supply of Splenda products to sell throughout the city.

“When we first heard about Micah’s business, we were so inspired. It’s not every day that you see such a young entrepreneur building a business with such enthusiasm and drive,” said Tiffany Jennings, sales director at Splenda. “We admire how he’s expanded his line of delicious lemonade offerings to be sugar-free using Splenda, offering something for all diet types. We heard that one of his goals was to save up for college, so we’re thrilled to be offering him $1,000 toward a college scholarship and a custom bike to reach more Philadelphia residents.”

“Micah’s Mixx” was selling sugar-free flavors strawberry, peach, watermelon and lemon, which all included products by Splenda. Micah said he made a conscious decision to use sugar-free products.

“Some people in my family have diabetes so I decided I should make some sugar-free flavors so everyone can enjoy my Micah’s Mixx lemonade,” he said.