Blending Entrepreneurship with Allegiance

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The SYOTalks series recently welcomed The 7 Line founder Darren Meenan to the Syosset High School Little Theater to speak with students about how his creativity and love for his team launched a business – and a following – that has become popular among Mets fans.   

Meenan, a devoted Mets fan, began his business by designing unique T-shirts. His business has grown through the years to include caps and a variety of different Mets accessories. In conjunction with the merchandise he develops, he also organizes large groups of Mets fans to attend games, both at Citi Field and on the road. Through his use of different social media platforms and overall word of mouth, The 7 Line brand has flourished without spending any money on advertising. In recent years, the online store has expanded by opening a merchandise stand at Citi Field. Meenan has even developed a partnership with Major League Baseball and New Era caps. 

Following the visit, Meenan blogged favorably about his experience at Syosset High School, pointing out that it was only his second public speaking engagement ever, even admitting that he was a little nervous beforehand. “I wanted [the students] to go home excited to tell their family that they stayed after school for a good reason,” blogged Meenan. His visit was coordinated by the high school business department’s Entrepreneurship Club.