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We recently heard news from Kaitlin Brown, CEO Class of 2016. We are so proud of her and with her permission are sharing her update below. (And I always ask for a picture! Kaitlin is ...
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We recently heard news from Kaitlin Brown, CEO Class of 2016. We are so proud of her and with her permission are sharing her update below. (And I always ask for a picture! Kaitlin is ...

Steve Mortonson, Bank Center Manager, gave a thorough tour of the Midland States Bank in downtown Sterling. The large building once housed over a hundred needed employees, but modern ...
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Steve Mortonson, Bank Center Manager, gave a thorough tour of the Midland States Bank in downtown Sterling. The large building once housed over a hundred needed employees, but modern ...

I hunted down some random photos from the past five years of CEO trade shows. Enjoy this walk down memory lane!
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I hunted down some random photos from the past five years of CEO trade shows. Enjoy this walk down memory lane!

A huge "thank you" goes to the class visitors on Monday who helped students "practice" their trade show sales pitches. Julie Jacobs talked about the best booth/business prize sponsored ...
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A huge "thank you" goes to the class visitors on Monday who helped students "practice" their trade show sales pitches. Julie Jacobs talked about the best booth/business prize sponsored ...

CEO students are so happy to support the YWCA Sexual Assualt Awareness Month by participating in Denim Day this week. Lauren Humphreys delivered our donation today.
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CEO students are so happy to support the YWCA Sexual Assualt Awareness Month by participating in Denim Day this week. Lauren Humphreys delivered our donation today.

Field Trip Day! What an amazing day of discovering unique, successful, amazing businesses in our area. We traveled east and packed our day with five stops. A huge thanks goes to ...
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Field Trip Day! What an amazing day of discovering unique, successful, amazing businesses in our area. We traveled east and packed our day with five stops. A huge thanks goes to ...

CEO is fortunate to join the adult Sauk Valley Community Leadership group on occasion. We enjoyed time learning from State Representative Tony McCombie and Legislative Aide for Senator ...
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CEO is fortunate to join the adult Sauk Valley Community Leadership group on occasion. We enjoyed time learning from State Representative Tony McCombie and Legislative Aide for Senator ...

I forgot these pics with the last post! They're great!
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I forgot these pics with the last post! They're great!

Tuesday morning found students dressed casual and ready for a challenge. Sterling Park District Larry Schuldt started with an overview of how property taxes support a variety of ...
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Tuesday morning found students dressed casual and ready for a challenge. Sterling Park District Larry Schuldt started with an overview of how property taxes support a variety of ...

Class days are always great for catching up. We debrief on speakers and tours, discuss current events, trends, marketing, etc.and look to the weeks ahead. Students are getting pumped ...
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Class days are always great for catching up. We debrief on speakers and tours, discuss current events, trends, marketing, etc.and look to the weeks ahead. Students are getting pumped ...

On Wednesday CEO students enjoyed a fabulous breakfast and presentation from Smoked on 3rd's owner, Michelle Burns, titled "Ready, Set, Goal." Below, with permission, students give ...
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On Wednesday CEO students enjoyed a fabulous breakfast and presentation from Smoked on 3rd's owner, Michelle Burns, titled "Ready, Set, Goal." Below, with permission, students give ...

Mark April 29, from 7:45-8:30 a.m. on your calendar as an opportunity to stop by the CEO class. Students will be at RRCA, Accounts Management (2nd door, community room) ready to ...

A special shout out to Stacey Sibley, Dawn Olds, Stephanie Preston, and Terry McGuire for giving CEO students a great tour of HALO on Monday. They learned the history, marketing ...
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A special shout out to Stacey Sibley, Dawn Olds, Stephanie Preston, and Terry McGuire for giving CEO students a great tour of HALO on Monday. They learned the history, marketing ...

Look how happy everyone is to have Norm back from Florida! While Brittney, Kennedy, Alyssa, and Le attended the board meeting, the team wrote thank you notes and discussed recording ...
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Look how happy everyone is to have Norm back from Florida! While Brittney, Kennedy, Alyssa, and Le attended the board meeting, the team wrote thank you notes and discussed recording ...

Spencer Schutz allowed me to share some of his journal thoughts after pitching his business idea to our "CEO bankers" last week. "This past week was something I have been dreading ...

Thursday found CEO students enjoying a delicious breakfast (provided by Triple P) and the company of the Rock River Marketing members. They learned the value of referrals ...
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Thursday found CEO students enjoying a delicious breakfast (provided by Triple P) and the company of the Rock River Marketing members. They learned the value of referrals ...

Aaron Flick, Wahl Clipper Marketing, spoke to the CEO class on Wednesday. He covered information relating to successful social media marketing and trade show success. Students were ...
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Aaron Flick, Wahl Clipper Marketing, spoke to the CEO class on Wednesday. He covered information relating to successful social media marketing and trade show success. Students were ...

Scott Hibbard graciously welcomed CEO students to his current renovation project, The McPherran Home, commissioned by Judge James E. McPherran in 1878. Much of the renovation was taken ...
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Scott Hibbard graciously welcomed CEO students to his current renovation project, The McPherran Home, commissioned by Judge James E. McPherran in 1878. Much of the renovation was taken ...

Safety vest, check! Protective shoe covers, check! Ear plugs, check! Safety glasses, check! Visitor name tag, check! Safety first at Astec Mobile Screens, a potentially dangerous place ...
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Safety vest, check! Protective shoe covers, check! Ear plugs, check! Safety glasses, check! Visitor name tag, check! Safety first at Astec Mobile Screens, a potentially dangerous place ...

When Olivia is driving...
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When Olivia is driving...

We support Relay for Life!
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We support Relay for Life!

Day Two: Business Pitches Kyle Yde, Nolan Randick, Riley Wescott, and Ally Rhodes prepared to pitch their ideas today! Other students waited their turn to pitch, gathering down stairs ...
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Day Two: Business Pitches Kyle Yde, Nolan Randick, Riley Wescott, and Ally Rhodes prepared to pitch their ideas today! Other students waited their turn to pitch, gathering down stairs ...

Thank you CEO student Kennedy Anderson for allowing us to share your journal thoughts with our Facebook followers. "This past week was very helpful to me in different ways. When we ...

Tuesday's paper included a picture of Meghan Morales, but she was much younger...only a few days old. She smiles today knowing her family is making a difference as active participants ...
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Tuesday's paper included a picture of Meghan Morales, but she was much younger...only a few days old. She smiles today knowing her family is making a difference as active participants ...

Wednesday, April 3: Day One of Business Pitches. With product in hand and details engrained in their minds, CEO students headed to the Midland States Bank conference room to pitch ...
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Wednesday, April 3: Day One of Business Pitches. With product in hand and details engrained in their minds, CEO students headed to the Midland States Bank conference room to pitch ...

Sauk Valley Media reporter, Cody Cutter wrote the Spotlight articles for the month of March, which featured four CEO students. We greatly appreciate the excellent coverage of the ...
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Sauk Valley Media reporter, Cody Cutter wrote the Spotlight articles for the month of March, which featured four CEO students. We greatly appreciate the excellent coverage of the ...

On Tuesday, CEO students met at Northland Mall to look over fixtures that could be borrowed for individual booths during the trade show. Mark your calendars: May 7, 4:30-8:00 p.m. and ...

It's April and we are back in the swing of things as we come down the home stretch of the 2018-19 school year. We are in our new "home base", Midland States Bank for the month of April.
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It's April and we are back in the swing of things as we come down the home stretch of the 2018-19 school year. We are in our new "home base", Midland States Bank for the month of April.

We had a busy week before spring break and here is what Lauren Humpheys has to say about it! Thank you for allowing me to share your journal, Lauren. "This was such a fun and ...

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