Students in the CAPS business classes at Washington High School pitched business ideas Monday for the community to members of Downtown Washington Inc. in the Confluence Room at the Four Rivers Career Center.

The topic was ways to increase foot traffic in Downtown Washington.

The students broke into groups and gave their business presentations, which were approximately two weeks in the making.

The business ideas ranged from a corn cob pipe monument, clothing store targeting teenagers, art district, beautification project, walking and bicycle trails, bicycle share, murals and a scavenger hunt.

Following the presentations, members of Downtown Washington Inc. met with each group of students, providing their feedback.

The business course, instructed by Cathy Jinkerson, helps students learn foundational skills in the area of business when starting a company. Students engage with real professionals in the field throughout the process.