Lemon Boss

June 1st – July 31st

Lemon Boss

June 1st – July 31st

Lemon Boss

Lemon Boss is an annual program for Penny Savers and other kids ages 5-12. It’s designed to teach them how to start their own business, including securing a business loan, recording financial information, managing money, and developing customer service skills. And of course, it’s about making and selling lemonade!


How to Apply

Beginning June 1st, stop in to your local Hills Bank to fill out an application with a parent or guardian. You can also print and complete the application before visiting an office.

#1 – Fill out an application.

Application for ages 5-7

Application for ages 8-12

#2 – Turn in your application to any Hills Bank office for instant approval.

#3 – Receive your Lemon Boss kit and start selling lemonade!


Lemon Boss Kick-off Events

This year, we're kicking off Lemon Boss at three of our locations with a fun family event on June 11 from 9 - 11 a.m.

  • Marion: 3204 7th Ave
  • North Liberty: 590 W Forevergreen Rd
  • Washington: 2481 Hwy 92 E

Come celebrate the start of summer with us and pick up your Lemon Boss kit!



What's in the Lemon Boss Kit? 

  • Hills Bank cups and money bag               
  • Optional Hills Bank pitcher
  • Lemonade Mix packets (your choice, regular or pink)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Business start-up money
  • “I’m a Lemon Boss” Sticker
  • 5x7 Shop Local Sticker
  • Income Statement Sheet

What happens after July 31st?

Bring in your completed Income Statement (included in kit or available below) to any Hills Bank location by the end of August and receive a Certificate of Completion! Lemon Bosses with Penny Saver accounts will also get a double penny grab with a $5 deposit.

Download Income Statement




                                              Tips for Lemon Bosses 

Quality Counts 

Just like in the real business world, the quality of your product matters. Make sure your lemonade tastes good – and is cold! You could even add a lemon wedge or drink umbrella for extra pizazz.

Establish Ground Rules

How long will the stand stay in “business?” What are your hours? What will you charge? No matter what you decide, make sure there’s always an adult around to supervise.

Capture the Moment

When your Lemon Boss kit arrives, take a video of the un-boxing and share it with us by using the #LemonBoss hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or email us at LemonBoss@hillsbank.com.**

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*No purchase necessary and while supplies last. To apply for a free Hills Bank Lemon Boss kit submit a request form at hillsbank.com/lemonboss. Limit one kit per household per year. Form submitter must be the parent and/or guardian of a child or children 5-12 years old. Adult supervision recommended.

**Child's parent or guardian may submit photos to  #LemonBoss or lemonboss@hillsbank.com. By submitting you agree that Hills Bank has the right to use your content in any way and on all Hills Bank websites, social media networks, print and advertising, and other media, including your name and profile picture, without payments or other considerations.