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Many thanks to Tri-States Public Radio and Dylan Smith for spending time with us last week to prepare for this radio story! ...
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Many thanks to Tri-States Public Radio and Dylan Smith for spending time with us last week to prepare for this radio story! ...

Today the Entrepreneurs traveled all the way to Chandler Arizona (virtually, of course!) to meet with Steven Burgess, Facility and Maintenance Manager for Vertex Education.  We've been ...
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Today the Entrepreneurs traveled all the way to Chandler Arizona (virtually, of course!) to meet with Steven Burgess, Facility and Maintenance Manager for Vertex Education. We've been ...

Today the Entrepreneurs enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at the newly renovated McDonald's West in Macomb. Blake and Alison Kosanovich shared their entrepreneurial story along with ...
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Today the Entrepreneurs enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at the newly renovated McDonald's West in Macomb. Blake and Alison Kosanovich shared their entrepreneurial story along with ...

Look what I found today! Thank you for the coverage, Community News Brief !
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Look what I found today! Thank you for the coverage, Community News Brief !

Today, the Entrepreneurs meet with Tim Rice of TJR Designs, a graphic designer with a hip aesthetic and broad clientele. He told us about his professional journey, the importance of ...
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Today, the Entrepreneurs meet with Tim Rice of TJR Designs, a graphic designer with a hip aesthetic and broad clientele. He told us about his professional journey, the importance of ...

The accolades continue! Congrats to Gracie Murphy (CEO '21) and Jenna Spangler (CEO '20) for their proficiency in the FFA Section 11 Job Interview competition!!
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The accolades continue! Congrats to Gracie Murphy (CEO '21) and Jenna Spangler (CEO '20) for their proficiency in the FFA Section 11 Job Interview competition!!

Our Friday In-House Speaker Series continues with a presentation on the history of employee appreciation efforts, presented by MHS Senior Gracie Murphy.  From simple rewards for ...
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Our Friday In-House Speaker Series continues with a presentation on the history of employee appreciation efforts, presented by MHS Senior Gracie Murphy. From simple rewards for ...

The Entrepreneurs got down to business today by working on the focus group project they are developing on behalf of the Western Illinois Museum . We were also visited by Dylan Smith of ...
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The Entrepreneurs got down to business today by working on the focus group project they are developing on behalf of the Western Illinois Museum . We were also visited by Dylan Smith of ...

Our Young Entrepreneurs are well-rounded participants at school and in the community. We love to recognize their acheivements! Here are two recent exciting announcements:  MHS Senior ...
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Our Young Entrepreneurs are well-rounded participants at school and in the community. We love to recognize their acheivements! Here are two recent exciting announcements: MHS Senior ...

Board Pitch Day! After working with many area professionals to develop solid business plans, the Entrepreneurs faced the board of directors to pitch their ideas and receive some ...
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Board Pitch Day! After working with many area professionals to develop solid business plans, the Entrepreneurs faced the board of directors to pitch their ideas and receive some ...

Today the Entrepreneurs spent time with Macomb Hy-Vee Store Director Melissa Worley, who shared some background on her professional journey, the unique corporate culture of Hy-Vee, and ...
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Today the Entrepreneurs spent time with Macomb Hy-Vee Store Director Melissa Worley, who shared some background on her professional journey, the unique corporate culture of Hy-Vee, and ...

An exciting addition to our business plan development sessions... Insurance Day! Our Entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to local insurance pros Chris Pumo of Pumo Insurance Agency ...
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An exciting addition to our business plan development sessions... Insurance Day! Our Entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to local insurance pros Chris Pumo of Pumo Insurance Agency ...

Our Friday In-House Speaker Series continues with the Facilitator's presentation on trends in office design from rows of desks to cubicles to the fantastical, full service campuses of ...
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Our Friday In-House Speaker Series continues with the Facilitator's presentation on trends in office design from rows of desks to cubicles to the fantastical, full service campuses of ...

What a great way to start our day! The Entrepreneurs enjoyed a delicious breakfast at The Old Dairy in Macomb before owner Emily Gamage joined us to tell us about her experience as a ...
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What a great way to start our day! The Entrepreneurs enjoyed a delicious breakfast at The Old Dairy in Macomb before owner Emily Gamage joined us to tell us about her experience as a ...

Kim Pierce, CEO Vice Chair and Executive Director of MAEDCO, joined us today by Zoom to provide a little insight into the franchise industry.   She described the specifics, discussed ...
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Kim Pierce, CEO Vice Chair and Executive Director of MAEDCO, joined us today by Zoom to provide a little insight into the franchise industry. She described the specifics, discussed ...

Today at the March Mentor Meeting, the Entrepreneurs and their Mentors (and one generous substitute!) were able to meet together in person for the first time!  To get the creative and ...
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Today at the March Mentor Meeting, the Entrepreneurs and their Mentors (and one generous substitute!) were able to meet together in person for the first time! To get the creative and ...

Today the Entrepreneurs visited with Robert Johnson and Debbie Moehler at Bridgeway in Macomb. We learned about the amazing resources offered to adults with disabilities. We also ...
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Today the Entrepreneurs visited with Robert Johnson and Debbie Moehler at Bridgeway in Macomb. We learned about the amazing resources offered to adults with disabilities. We also ...

Our Friday In-House Speaker Series continues with MHS Senior Laine Torrance.   She introduced us to the concept of Business Monopolies and shared both the positive and negative effects ...
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Our Friday In-House Speaker Series continues with MHS Senior Laine Torrance. She introduced us to the concept of Business Monopolies and shared both the positive and negative effects ...

Today was Banker Day! Five leaders in our local banking scene met with the area's five newest businesspeople to review business plans and financials.  The Entrepreneurs are getting ...
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Today was Banker Day! Five leaders in our local banking scene met with the area's five newest businesspeople to review business plans and financials. The Entrepreneurs are getting ...

A new era requires a new resumé! Michelle Howe, Certified Professional Resume Writer, shared some tips and tricks for creating professional resumes that will get you noticed: from ...
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A new era requires a new resumé! Michelle Howe, Certified Professional Resume Writer, shared some tips and tricks for creating professional resumes that will get you noticed: from ...

Saturday was a big day! The McDonough County CEO Program hosted a "Signing Day" event for the Class of 2022!   All thirteen new recruits came with some family members to meet board ...
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Saturday was a big day! The McDonough County CEO Program hosted a "Signing Day" event for the Class of 2022! All thirteen new recruits came with some family members to meet board ...

Today, the Entrepreneurs got a crash course in the art of conducting Focus Groups.   John Gruidl provided an overview of key concepts and shared how they might be used in a business ...
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Today, the Entrepreneurs got a crash course in the art of conducting Focus Groups. John Gruidl provided an overview of key concepts and shared how they might be used in a business ...

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