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As we have wrapped up the first quarter of the school year, we'd like to take a moment to express our gratitude for investor and site-host McDonough Telephone Cooperative (mdtc).  The ...
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As we have wrapped up the first quarter of the school year, we'd like to take a moment to express our gratitude for investor and site-host McDonough Telephone Cooperative (mdtc). The ...

Meet Kayla Davis!
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Meet Kayla Davis!

Meet Braydon DeCounter!
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Meet Braydon DeCounter!

Meet Sarah Riggins!
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Meet Sarah Riggins!

If it seems like CEO activities have been a little quiet lately, it's because our students have been working hard on their class business proposals.  Yesterday, we discussed each of ...
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If it seems like CEO activities have been a little quiet lately, it's because our students have been working hard on their class business proposals. Yesterday, we discussed each of ...

After some CEO class business discussion this morning, our team members ventured over to Colchester State Bank for a tour and discussion about the business of banking.  Matt Reynolds ...
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After some CEO class business discussion this morning, our team members ventured over to Colchester State Bank for a tour and discussion about the business of banking. Matt Reynolds ...

Today our team members had the opportunity to present their top 3 class business ideas to the CEO Board of Directors.  Our board members provided valuable feedback for their ideas and ...
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Today our team members had the opportunity to present their top 3 class business ideas to the CEO Board of Directors. Our board members provided valuable feedback for their ideas and ...

Meet Ava Kilburn!
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Meet Ava Kilburn!

Meet JD Runyan!
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Meet JD Runyan!

Meet Griffin Skees-Kessler!
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Meet Griffin Skees-Kessler!

Students have been paired with their mentors, and today was our first “Mentor Monday” of the year! Thank you to all of our community members who have stepped up and committed to ...
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Students have been paired with their mentors, and today was our first “Mentor Monday” of the year! Thank you to all of our community members who have stepped up and committed to ...

How well do our CEO Board of Directors and student team members know each other?  This morning we put our brains to the test with CEO Board & Students Trivia!  It was a great time ...
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How well do our CEO Board of Directors and student team members know each other? This morning we put our brains to the test with CEO Board & Students Trivia! It was a great time ...

Today we took some time for our team to unpack their "$1 to $100" challenge (turn $1 in to $100!).  Some team members met the goal, while others learned some good lessons about doing ...
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Today we took some time for our team to unpack their "$1 to $100" challenge (turn $1 in to $100!). Some team members met the goal, while others learned some good lessons about doing ...

"Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark."  -words by Zig Ziglar, which ...
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"Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark." -words by Zig Ziglar, which ...

For today's chilly morning, we ventured out to the Hunt Farm to get an overview of a family grain farm operation.  Colby Hunt gave us a peek into their daily operation, the ebb and ...
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For today's chilly morning, we ventured out to the Hunt Farm to get an overview of a family grain farm operation. Colby Hunt gave us a peek into their daily operation, the ebb and ...

Meet Jake Hyde!
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Meet Jake Hyde!

Meet Aaron Taflinger!
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Meet Aaron Taflinger!

CEO Class of 2022: Meet Emma Coursey! (Video taken during the first week of classes.)
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CEO Class of 2022: Meet Emma Coursey! (Video taken during the first week of classes.)

"Don't be the circus elephant!"  - Ryan Follis, Developer with Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship (the parent organization of CEO Programs).    Team members left today's session ...
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"Don't be the circus elephant!" - Ryan Follis, Developer with Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship (the parent organization of CEO Programs). Team members left today's session ...

This morning, our team had the opportunity to learn about the evolution of Square Music Co, formerly known as Macomb Square Music Co.  Business owner, entrepreneur, and musician Adam ...
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This morning, our team had the opportunity to learn about the evolution of Square Music Co, formerly known as Macomb Square Music Co. Business owner, entrepreneur, and musician Adam ...

It was a great night for Cider+CEO! Grateful for support from our community, good students, wonderful alumni and faithful volunteer leaders!
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It was a great night for Cider+CEO! Grateful for support from our community, good students, wonderful alumni and faithful volunteer leaders!

Our CEO week started off on Monday with a presentation on Verbal Communication from Michelle Howe, Instructor of Business Communication with Western Illinois University Management & ...
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Our CEO week started off on Monday with a presentation on Verbal Communication from Michelle Howe, Instructor of Business Communication with Western Illinois University Management & ...

Will we see you in Everly Park today? C'mon out and meet the students, investors, mentors, board and more behind the McDonough County CEO program!
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Will we see you in Everly Park today? C'mon out and meet the students, investors, mentors, board and more behind the McDonough County CEO program!

Will we see you on Tuesday?!
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Will we see you on Tuesday?!

Mentor Mixer time!  This was the first meeting of our team members with the mentors for this school year.  In the fashion of speed dating, students and mentors each had a few moments ...
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Mentor Mixer time! This was the first meeting of our team members with the mentors for this school year. In the fashion of speed dating, students and mentors each had a few moments ...

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