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Love the precision!
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Love the precision!

As an educator I have great respect for someone who combines learning with fun!  That is exactly what Sarah Hill, owner of Beauty Mark, provided for us this morning!   She taught about ...
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As an educator I have great respect for someone who combines learning with fun! That is exactly what Sarah Hill, owner of Beauty Mark, provided for us this morning! She taught about ...

Guy Raz’s entrepreneurial podcasts are great... Jimmy Fallon agrees!
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Guy Raz’s entrepreneurial podcasts are great... Jimmy Fallon agrees!

Nzuri is Swahili for “beautiful place” and a perfect name for the boutique and its owner, Debby Sefton. This morning Debby told us how her entrepreneurial path progressed from being a ...
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Nzuri is Swahili for “beautiful place” and a perfect name for the boutique and its owner, Debby Sefton. This morning Debby told us how her entrepreneurial path progressed from being a ...

Cassidy is a very conscientious business woman!  You won’t be disappointed with her products!
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Cassidy is a very conscientious business woman! You won’t be disappointed with her products!

FRIDAY UPDATE We had a short week this week due to President's Day. Given the pace of the upcoming weeks, the students and I will enjoy those short respites when they occur! On ...

Great job Cameron!
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Great job Cameron!

Brody Walworth from Midland Institute was our guest this morning. He style is conversational and we all enjoyed talking about the class business, individual business plans, and highs ...
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Brody Walworth from Midland Institute was our guest this morning. He style is conversational and we all enjoyed talking about the class business, individual business plans, and highs ...

So proud of and happy for Natalie!  She accepted a scholarship and signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Lincoln Trail College this fall! Congratulations Nat!
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So proud of and happy for Natalie! She accepted a scholarship and signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Lincoln Trail College this fall! Congratulations Nat!

What an asset the Family YMCA of Fayette County, CEO Ben Frazier, and Y employees are to our communities!  Ben was very helpful with explaining what a non-profit industry is and how it ...
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What an asset the Family YMCA of Fayette County, CEO Ben Frazier, and Y employees are to our communities! Ben was very helpful with explaining what a non-profit industry is and how it ...

Lisa Arenas, from Timmerman and Co, LTD, was with us this morning. She taught the students how to obtain an Illinois tax identification number and each student has applied for one.  We ...
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Lisa Arenas, from Timmerman and Co, LTD, was with us this morning. She taught the students how to obtain an Illinois tax identification number and each student has applied for one. We ...

We were guests of Scott Borntreger this morning at Mary Ann’s Cafe in St. Elmo. A working breakfast, Scott was very helpful with student’s individual business plans!  He even had ...
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We were guests of Scott Borntreger this morning at Mary Ann’s Cafe in St. Elmo. A working breakfast, Scott was very helpful with student’s individual business plans! He even had ...

Congratulations Natalie & Makenzie!
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Congratulations Natalie & Makenzie!

Happy Valentines Day everyone, 8th Day Boogie was hugely successful. Brandi Cripe met us at the venue on Friday night and we decorated for several hours. It looked very nice when we ...

After the stress, planning and hard work of executing a hugely successful class business you need to have a little fun!  This morning the group was divided into four teams to compete ...
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After the stress, planning and hard work of executing a hugely successful class business you need to have a little fun! This morning the group was divided into four teams to compete ...

Joel and Makenzie participated in the Academic Challenge and Makenzie placed 1st in the 300 Division!
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Joel and Makenzie participated in the Academic Challenge and Makenzie placed 1st in the 300 Division!

Scott Bingaman, owner of Deer Park Distributors, led us on a tour of his facility in Brownstown.  His father started the company because of his love for electronics.  It has grown to ...
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Scott Bingaman, owner of Deer Park Distributors, led us on a tour of his facility in Brownstown. His father started the company because of his love for electronics. It has grown to ...

This turntable plays 3” discs
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This turntable plays 3” discs

A $15,000 Beatles logo jukebox that Deer Park sells.
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A $15,000 Beatles logo jukebox that Deer Park sells.

Another CEO student is launching her business!  This girl has MAJOR skills!
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Another CEO student is launching her business! This girl has MAJOR skills!

Check out Caroline Designs. Cassidy does great work!
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Check out Caroline Designs. Cassidy does great work!

Backroad Boogie...if you haven’t heard them play you are missing out!
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Backroad Boogie...if you haven’t heard them play you are missing out!

Some photos of the decorations from 8th Day Boogie! Thank you Brandi Cripe for helping us make it look perfect!🤩
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Some photos of the decorations from 8th Day Boogie! Thank you Brandi Cripe for helping us make it look perfect!🤩

A few photos and videos from 8th Day Boogie!
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A few photos and videos from 8th Day Boogie!

We are tired. But what a GREAT tired it is!  A beautiful venue (thank you Oberlink family and Brandi Cripe), delicious food (thank you Blind Society), awesome music (thank you Backroad ...
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We are tired. But what a GREAT tired it is! A beautiful venue (thank you Oberlink family and Brandi Cripe), delicious food (thank you Blind Society), awesome music (thank you Backroad ...

8th Day Boogie is about to happen!!🤩 The CEO class is ready for a fun night!!
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8th Day Boogie is about to happen!!🤩 The CEO class is ready for a fun night!!

The photo booth is ready to go for the 8th Day Boogie!! Heard the photographer is pretty cool!😂😂 See ya there!!
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The photo booth is ready to go for the 8th Day Boogie!! Heard the photographer is pretty cool!😂😂 See ya there!!

We’re looking forward to seeing everybody tonight!
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We’re looking forward to seeing everybody tonight!

We spent the morning getting ready!  A little more decorating to do tonight at 5 and we’ll be set!   8th Day Boogie is going to be fantastic!
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We spent the morning getting ready! A little more decorating to do tonight at 5 and we’ll be set! 8th Day Boogie is going to be fantastic!

🎁Sneak peak at our silent auction items for 8th Day Boogie!! 🎁  We can’t wait to see you there tomorrow!!🎉
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🎁Sneak peak at our silent auction items for 8th Day Boogie!! 🎁 We can’t wait to see you there tomorrow!!🎉

Happy Senior Night to CEO students Natalie and Makenzie!
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Happy Senior Night to CEO students Natalie and Makenzie!

Did I mention yesterday that we SOLD OUT? !!!  The majority of today’s class was spent developing personal business websites. The first draft of student’s individual business plans are ...
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Did I mention yesterday that we SOLD OUT? !!! The majority of today’s class was spent developing personal business websites. The first draft of student’s individual business plans are ...

Thank you Julie Lay!  Mrs. Lay was in class today to teach our young entrepreneurs how to create websites for their businesses.
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Thank you Julie Lay! Mrs. Lay was in class today to teach our young entrepreneurs how to create websites for their businesses.

The number of tickets left for 8th Day Boogie!
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The number of tickets left for 8th Day Boogie!

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