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Wayne County CEO students Class of 2020: please respond to David Mills' questionnaire for his CEO press story!

In February, we visited with Jodi Poole at the Wayne County Courthouse. Unfortunately, the school suspension thwarted my plans to attempt a scheduled visit with Donna Masterson, Pam ...
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In February, we visited with Jodi Poole at the Wayne County Courthouse. Unfortunately, the school suspension thwarted my plans to attempt a scheduled visit with Donna Masterson, Pam ...

CEO supporters, as my year with the CEO program comes to an end, I'd like to share with you my letter to our program investors. While their financial generosity and support have been ...

Jessica Warren, shown here with her coaches and family members, will be a member of the inaugural women's wrestling team at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.
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Jessica Warren, shown here with her coaches and family members, will be a member of the inaugural women's wrestling team at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.

Fairfield attorney Jay Fyie shared legal aspects of building a business with the students. This business visit was our last one before the statewide school suspension.
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Fairfield attorney Jay Fyie shared legal aspects of building a business with the students. This business visit was our last one before the statewide school suspension.

Our visit with Doug and Dana Wilson at The Landing
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Our visit with Doug and Dana Wilson at The Landing

Our evening at the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce dinner
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Our evening at the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce dinner

Aaron Peters of Family Roots Nursery.
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Aaron Peters of Family Roots Nursery.

Two days of in-class business plan writing
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Two days of in-class business plan writing

Our February visit to Doty's Primitive Porch
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Our February visit to Doty's Primitive Porch

The pandemic suspended our business visits to several of our investors, one of which is Podolsky Oil of Fairfield, a business of paramount importance and generosity to the community. ...
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The pandemic suspended our business visits to several of our investors, one of which is Podolsky Oil of Fairfield, a business of paramount importance and generosity to the community. ...

Niki Gray and her crew at Jovalou are an invaluable part of our community! Thank you, Niki!
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Niki Gray and her crew at Jovalou are an invaluable part of our community! Thank you, Niki!

SIU Business Department CEO Student Night  (It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same serious page for a picture! Oh, how I miss my people.)
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SIU Business Department CEO Student Night (It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same serious page for a picture! Oh, how I miss my people.)

Our meeting with Mayor Brent Maguire
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Our meeting with Mayor Brent Maguire

I am certain that Miss Kendra at Studio H is missing her students as much as they are missing her!
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I am certain that Miss Kendra at Studio H is missing her students as much as they are missing her!

In February, Derek Hooper of Napa shared his business perspective.
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In February, Derek Hooper of Napa shared his business perspective.

This young lady from our sister CEO program in White County won the first-place award in the national pitch competition! She received $2500! Congratulations to entrepreneur Kiley Roser ...
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This young lady from our sister CEO program in White County won the first-place award in the national pitch competition! She received $2500! Congratulations to entrepreneur Kiley Roser ...

Chuck Wagon Charlie's
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Chuck Wagon Charlie's

Toyota
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Toyota

Wayne County CEO Business Event
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Wayne County CEO Business Event

Getting down to business
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Getting down to business

A bit of group business collaboration
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A bit of group business collaboration

Student recruitment at Wayne City High School
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Student recruitment at Wayne City High School

January mentor meeting
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January mentor meeting

Rich Montgomery sharing financial information as the students prepare their business plans
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Rich Montgomery sharing financial information as the students prepare their business plans

Our January visit with Carter Trucking, Carter Excavating, and Carter Athletic Academy
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Our January visit with Carter Trucking, Carter Excavating, and Carter Athletic Academy

Our lunch with and presentation for The Fairfield Lions Club.
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Our lunch with and presentation for The Fairfield Lions Club.

DISC assessments
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DISC assessments

Tammy Lee of Junkyard Art by Tam-I-Am shared her entrepreneurial knowledge with us in January
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Tammy Lee of Junkyard Art by Tam-I-Am shared her entrepreneurial knowledge with us in January

Our visit with Fred Gilbert at Walters Buildings
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Our visit with Fred Gilbert at Walters Buildings

Our winter social in January
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Our winter social in January

One of our own!
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One of our own!

Our visit in January to Midwest Foodbank with Don Witter
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Our visit in January to Midwest Foodbank with Don Witter

You're cordially invited to come to the Wayne County CEO Virtual Trade Show, available for viewing now! These students, seven seniors and one junior, have worked diligently throughout ...

Today is the day! Join us for the Wayne County CEO Trade Show! The CEO Trade Show marks the end of the semester where students show off their businesses to sell their product or ...

Vaughan Diesel and Equipment
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Vaughan Diesel and Equipment

Elastec
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Elastec

Michelle Ward spoke about her business in essential oils
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Michelle Ward spoke about her business in essential oils

Our last business visit of the first semester to Skillet Fork Grill
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Our last business visit of the first semester to Skillet Fork Grill

Back at Bold Goat with Jaimie Ford
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Back at Bold Goat with Jaimie Ford

Trent Garner gave us an in-depth explanation of and tour at Cargill in Flora.
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Trent Garner gave us an in-depth explanation of and tour at Cargill in Flora.

First Mentor meeting
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First Mentor meeting

Class meeting with Midland Institute Regional Director Amy Tarr
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Class meeting with Midland Institute Regional Director Amy Tarr

A visit with Matt Seng at Baldwin Technologies
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A visit with Matt Seng at Baldwin Technologies

Nic Allison of FNB shared more information about business plans and loan application.
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Nic Allison of FNB shared more information about business plans and loan application.

Team-building can be a bit frustrating but worthwhile!
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Team-building can be a bit frustrating but worthwhile!

Mentor match-up day Megan Berg Kim Hinkle Brent Maguire Don Witter Jansen Vaughan
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Mentor match-up day Megan Berg Kim Hinkle Brent Maguire Don Witter Jansen Vaughan

Post-class meeting at Bold Goat
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Post-class meeting at Bold Goat

Luke Harl with advice about goal-setting with BHAG's and SMART goals.
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Luke Harl with advice about goal-setting with BHAG's and SMART goals.

Marcie Johnson Caldwell and Chris Simpson from Bean Capital Bank presenting financial information.
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Marcie Johnson Caldwell and Chris Simpson from Bean Capital Bank presenting financial information.

Candids of my people
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Candids of my people

Check out our Virtual Trade Show on Wednesday, May 6th, where our students will be sharing the businesses and their CEO Experience!
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Check out our Virtual Trade Show on Wednesday, May 6th, where our students will be sharing the businesses and their CEO Experience!

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