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What a night!  So many people came to support these new business owners. Thank you to our investors and our mentors who attended!  Thank you Ron-Cindy for coming from Effingham to see ...
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What a night! So many people came to support these new business owners. Thank you to our investors and our mentors who attended! Thank you Ron-Cindy for coming from Effingham to see ...

Stop by and meet the 2021 CEO class and checkout their businesses! 5-7:30 First United Methodist Church Family Center in Vandalia
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Stop by and meet the 2021 CEO class and checkout their businesses! 5-7:30 First United Methodist Church Family Center in Vandalia

Our last business visit of the year was incredible!  Lanracorp is a founding investor of Fayette County CEO. This morning owner and president Brent Oberlink, general manager Jay ...
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Our last business visit of the year was incredible! Lanracorp is a founding investor of Fayette County CEO. This morning owner and president Brent Oberlink, general manager Jay ...

2020 CEO alum Natalie Oberlink continuing on with her entrepreneurial spirit!   Congratulations and best wishes Natalie!
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2020 CEO alum Natalie Oberlink continuing on with her entrepreneurial spirit! Congratulations and best wishes Natalie!

Friday Update The CEO weeks are winding down and we continue to visit businesses in our county as we prepare for the trade show next Friday, April 30th. Monday was a class day. We ...

We learned about franchised businesses this morning. Karen Stokes, owner of Ponderosa Steakhouse, and Bruce Lowry, who established the restaurant in Vandalia, hosted us and were a ...
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We learned about franchised businesses this morning. Karen Stokes, owner of Ponderosa Steakhouse, and Bruce Lowry, who established the restaurant in Vandalia, hosted us and were a ...

Congratulations to Cassi Payne and Matthew Lay for being named Illinois State Scholars!
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Congratulations to Cassi Payne and Matthew Lay for being named Illinois State Scholars!

Here are the top 18 of 161 entries
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Here are the top 18 of 161 entries

1st place winner in the CEO National Pitch Competition was Luke Deakos!
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1st place winner in the CEO National Pitch Competition was Luke Deakos!

2nd place winner Megan Koenig
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2nd place winner Megan Koenig

Congratulations to Olivia Flowers - 3rd Place Winner of the CEO National Pitch Competition!
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Congratulations to Olivia Flowers - 3rd Place Winner of the CEO National Pitch Competition!

Congratulations to these 12 CEO National Pitch Competition students who won Honorable Mention honors!
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Congratulations to these 12 CEO National Pitch Competition students who won Honorable Mention honors!

A great spring visit to the Dairy Dee in Ramsey this morning!  Owners Angie and Pat Click hosted us. Angie did the majority of the presentation detailing how she has used drive and ...
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A great spring visit to the Dairy Dee in Ramsey this morning! Owners Angie and Pat Click hosted us. Angie did the majority of the presentation detailing how she has used drive and ...

Friday Update Happy Friday everyone, We had two class days this week and three days of webinars. The Ramsey students (half of our class) are on their senior trip so we used the time ...

Sophie Whitten, Fayette County CEO alum and staff photographer for the Daily Egyptian, writes about Jackson County CEO.
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Sophie Whitten, Fayette County CEO alum and staff photographer for the Daily Egyptian, writes about Jackson County CEO.

https://www.hometownbarkerybyjosie.com/
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https://www.hometownbarkerybyjosie.com/

https://abriellebunker0.wixsite.com/website
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https://abriellebunker0.wixsite.com/website

http://matthewlay16.wixsite.com/website
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http://matthewlay16.wixsite.com/website

https://www.paynefullysweetcreations.com/
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https://www.paynefullysweetcreations.com/

https://bijouxdecamille.godaddysites.com/
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https://bijouxdecamille.godaddysites.com/

Friday Update The next few weeks will be a flurry of guest speakers and business visits as well as preparing for the Trade Show. (*Reminder, it has been moved back a week to Friday ...

Today was our last Mentor Morning. It is hard to believe ... the time passes so quickly! These professionals give so much of their time and talent so that our CEO students will ...
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Today was our last Mentor Morning. It is hard to believe ... the time passes so quickly! These professionals give so much of their time and talent so that our CEO students will ...

Angi Lay, owner of Plume spoke to the class today. She creates luxurious handcrafted body care products. Angi told us about her journey from public and corporate accounting to ...
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Angi Lay, owner of Plume spoke to the class today. She creates luxurious handcrafted body care products. Angi told us about her journey from public and corporate accounting to ...

Our guest speaker today was Rick Radliff. He spoke to the class about interview skills and resume writing. He described what to do to prepare for a successful interview. And, he ...
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Our guest speaker today was Rick Radliff. He spoke to the class about interview skills and resume writing. He described what to do to prepare for a successful interview. And, he ...

Proud of our CEO board member, Pat Click, for not only serving Fayette County CEO but for ALL he does for our communities!
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Proud of our CEO board member, Pat Click, for not only serving Fayette County CEO but for ALL he does for our communities!

This morning Amy Gaffney, at Blind Society, hosted a three course breakfast for us . We used this opportunity to have Dana Benigno teach dinner etiquette. The food was delicious, the ...
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This morning Amy Gaffney, at Blind Society, hosted a three course breakfast for us . We used this opportunity to have Dana Benigno teach dinner etiquette. The food was delicious, the ...

CEO alum Sophie Whitten spoke to Jackson CEO this past week. Our students and former students continue to make an impact! Proud of you Sophie Whitten!  She is pictured here with ...
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CEO alum Sophie Whitten spoke to Jackson CEO this past week. Our students and former students continue to make an impact! Proud of you Sophie Whitten! She is pictured here with ...

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