Opelika dedicates day to teen entrepreneur

Opelika dedicates day to teen entrepreneur

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - December 16 in Opelika will be forever known as Taylor Rosenthal Day.

Mayor Gary Fuller made the announcement Wednesday morning and the 14-year-old CEO was blown away by the honor.

When Taylor was asked about having a day named after him he was almost speechless, "It is awesome, it is just really cool."

Following news that he had turned down an offer to buy his company for $30 million, Taylor continued to work. He was informed by the city a week ago that they would be rewarding his hard work with his own day. 

Taylor has been working on RecMed for just over a year, and he came up with the idea during his time in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

RecMed allows users quick and easy access to medical supplies while in venues such as amusement parks or sporting events. It is a vending machine that allows consumers to decide what they need to do is simply swipe a credit card and decide what they need.

Taylor is drawing interest from some major companies.

"Right now we have a soft purchase order from Six Flags for 100 units," he said. "We have another sale lined up for another big company for 10 machines. And we are getting ready to go to CES, the biggest electronic show in the world."

CES stands for Consumer Technology Association, which will be meeting in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2016 and Taylor will be in attendance trying to gain more exposure for RecMed. 

For now Taylor is working hard in school and on RecMed but this 14-year-old has a very thought-out plan.

"I think the ultimate goal for RecMed is to grow it for six to 12 more months and try to sell it, the whole idea to a major health care provider."

Taylor already is working on RecMed Part 2 which he believes is can be more successful than the first.

Taylor hopes to go to the University of Notre Dame and major in business and play baseball.

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