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And that’s a wrap!! The 2022 WACC CEO annual trade show was nothing short of a success. Each student represented their business proudly and did an incredible job. Now the debriefing ...
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And that’s a wrap!! The 2022 WACC CEO annual trade show was nothing short of a success. Each student represented their business proudly and did an incredible job. Now the debriefing ...

Thursday, April 28, Northland Mall, 4:30-6:30 pm is your last chance to attend the 2022 CEO Trade Show. We had a fabulous Wednesday night with great support from the Sauk Valley ...
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Thursday, April 28, Northland Mall, 4:30-6:30 pm is your last chance to attend the 2022 CEO Trade Show. We had a fabulous Wednesday night with great support from the Sauk Valley ...

A few photos of students at work during today's CEO class. Northland Mall is looking a bit different these days. See you at 4:30!    By the way, the dressed up young man in the photos ...
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A few photos of students at work during today's CEO class. Northland Mall is looking a bit different these days. See you at 4:30! By the way, the dressed up young man in the photos ...

We have been working all year for this week's trade show! We have learned from local business owners and leaders, idealized an idea, wrote a feasible business plan, pitched the idea ...
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We have been working all year for this week's trade show! We have learned from local business owners and leaders, idealized an idea, wrote a feasible business plan, pitched the idea ...

According to Braeden Ruiz his grandma's cookie recipes are the best. You can see for yourself if Bussin Cookies deserve that title by picking some up at the 9th Annual CEO Trade Show ...
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According to Braeden Ruiz his grandma's cookie recipes are the best. You can see for yourself if Bussin Cookies deserve that title by picking some up at the 9th Annual CEO Trade Show ...

Cut + Dry Cutting Boards by Kory Mullen are intricately made showing off the grain of beautiful woods. In just one day you will be able to visit Kory at the WACC CEO Trade Show at ...
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Cut + Dry Cutting Boards by Kory Mullen are intricately made showing off the grain of beautiful woods. In just one day you will be able to visit Kory at the WACC CEO Trade Show at ...

Today students traveled to Crest Foods to learn more about the food manufacturing process. We were able to see a 150 cubic foot mixer that can mix up to 5000 lb. of dry ingredients. ...
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Today students traveled to Crest Foods to learn more about the food manufacturing process. We were able to see a 150 cubic foot mixer that can mix up to 5000 lb. of dry ingredients. ...

Million Dollar Fudge, prepackaged and ready for sale at the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show. Kacen Johnson used a famous recipe that appeared in the newspaper in the 1950's belonging to ...
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Million Dollar Fudge, prepackaged and ready for sale at the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show. Kacen Johnson used a famous recipe that appeared in the newspaper in the 1950's belonging to ...

THANK YOU INVESTORS! WACC-CEO Investors are the heart 😍  of the WACC-CEO Program! Edward Jones annual investment provides the necessary resources for the current year facilitator ...
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THANK YOU INVESTORS! WACC-CEO Investors are the heart 😍 of the WACC-CEO Program! Edward Jones annual investment provides the necessary resources for the current year facilitator ...

Chloe is ready to serve up dinner this week at the trade show! Whether you want sweet or savory, Chloe’s Crepes will be served fresh and hot, you won’t want to miss!
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Chloe is ready to serve up dinner this week at the trade show! Whether you want sweet or savory, Chloe’s Crepes will be served fresh and hot, you won’t want to miss!

Lexi Headrick will be down in the dirt this week, literally, as she prepares for the CEO Trade Show on Wednesday and Thursday. Her business, Alcove Healing, sells herbal plants with ...
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Lexi Headrick will be down in the dirt this week, literally, as she prepares for the CEO Trade Show on Wednesday and Thursday. Her business, Alcove Healing, sells herbal plants with ...

Beautify your home with just the right set of stacked books, provided by Koernor Kreations. Grant has been very busy as you can see by the pictures below. Pick out your perfect stack ...
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Beautify your home with just the right set of stacked books, provided by Koernor Kreations. Grant has been very busy as you can see by the pictures below. Pick out your perfect stack ...

What's better than feeling refreshed and energized? Visit Rhett Oetting's business Sucker Punch for a perfectly mixed beverage. See you April 27 and 28 at Northland Mall for the WACC ...
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What's better than feeling refreshed and energized? Visit Rhett Oetting's business Sucker Punch for a perfectly mixed beverage. See you April 27 and 28 at Northland Mall for the WACC ...

WACC SNACCS by Molly Riffle. Because we like to snack! Molly has been busy making delicious pretzel snacks, both savory and sweet, and marketing her product with special labels on ...
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WACC SNACCS by Molly Riffle. Because we like to snack! Molly has been busy making delicious pretzel snacks, both savory and sweet, and marketing her product with special labels on ...

Breakfast burritos by Large Marge Catering on a Friday morning. Can it get any better than that? Yes, it can! It was a great day to hear from Tim Morgan about the catering business ...
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Breakfast burritos by Large Marge Catering on a Friday morning. Can it get any better than that? Yes, it can! It was a great day to hear from Tim Morgan about the catering business ...

These bros are ready to get the party started!!! Come visit Alex and Logan for some energy drinks. Caffeine free options are available too. You won’t want to miss this booth.
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These bros are ready to get the party started!!! Come visit Alex and Logan for some energy drinks. Caffeine free options are available too. You won’t want to miss this booth.

Kenny Boesen is ready to cool you down with an icy treat at his business, Ice Box. Come see all the WACC CEO businesses at our 9th Annual Trade Show: Northland Mall, April 27 and 28 at ...
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Kenny Boesen is ready to cool you down with an icy treat at his business, Ice Box. Come see all the WACC CEO businesses at our 9th Annual Trade Show: Northland Mall, April 27 and 28 at ...

Hispanic drinks and tasty tacos....Sip 'n' Chill! Carlos Garcia is ready to serve up all kinds of deliciousness! See you next week at the 9th Annual CEO Trade Show, Northland Mall ...
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Hispanic drinks and tasty tacos....Sip 'n' Chill! Carlos Garcia is ready to serve up all kinds of deliciousness! See you next week at the 9th Annual CEO Trade Show, Northland Mall ...

East students made their way over to Oregon for a visit at E.D. Etnyre, a company that manufactures, sells, and services road construction equipment. Erika Davis, talent acquisition ...
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East students made their way over to Oregon for a visit at E.D. Etnyre, a company that manufactures, sells, and services road construction equipment. Erika Davis, talent acquisition ...

Pastor Daniel Swihart hosted the CEO class on Thursday and covered 3 topics. He discussed the difference between not for profit, nonprofit, and for-profit business models, shared 2 ...
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Pastor Daniel Swihart hosted the CEO class on Thursday and covered 3 topics. He discussed the difference between not for profit, nonprofit, and for-profit business models, shared 2 ...

From fresh to pressed. Make sure to check out Sarah-Beth’s “Pressed Pretties” booth one week from today at the trade show in the Northland Mall!
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From fresh to pressed. Make sure to check out Sarah-Beth’s “Pressed Pretties” booth one week from today at the trade show in the Northland Mall!

MTD NFTs.  If you don't know what that is, then you definitely need to come to the trade show next week, April 27 and 28 at Northland Mall and ask the business owner, Tate Downs about ...
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MTD NFTs. If you don't know what that is, then you definitely need to come to the trade show next week, April 27 and 28 at Northland Mall and ask the business owner, Tate Downs about ...

MCR Technologies is one of the top companies in the country when it comes to conveyor belt scales. Owner Mark Humphreys gave a very technical explanation. Phrases such as rate in tons ...
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MCR Technologies is one of the top companies in the country when it comes to conveyor belt scales. Owner Mark Humphreys gave a very technical explanation. Phrases such as rate in tons ...

Kiki's Coasters by Kierra Magana are resin works of art! Visit Northland Mall on April 27 and 28, 4:30-7:30 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm respectively to see all her beautiful creations!
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Kiki's Coasters by Kierra Magana are resin works of art! Visit Northland Mall on April 27 and 28, 4:30-7:30 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm respectively to see all her beautiful creations!

THANK YOU INVESTORS! WACC-CEO Investors are the heart 😍  of the WACC-CEO Program! Deer Valley Banquests annual investment provides the necessary resources for the current year ...
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THANK YOU INVESTORS! WACC-CEO Investors are the heart 😍 of the WACC-CEO Program! Deer Valley Banquests annual investment provides the necessary resources for the current year ...

CEO students learned that General Manager Carey Bauer oversees 4 main areas of business, Rock River Grain, agronomy, a trucking division, and Frary Lumber, managed by Andy Ames. The ...
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CEO students learned that General Manager Carey Bauer oversees 4 main areas of business, Rock River Grain, agronomy, a trucking division, and Frary Lumber, managed by Andy Ames. The ...

Aunt Jan's Jelly, owner Lucus Clark, is ready for the 9th Annual Trade Show next week! See you at Northland Mall, starting at 4:30 on April 27 and 28.
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Aunt Jan's Jelly, owner Lucus Clark, is ready for the 9th Annual Trade Show next week! See you at Northland Mall, starting at 4:30 on April 27 and 28.

Alexsia Funderberg is teaming with Granny Rose Shelter for her nonprofit business, Impact. Inspired by her love for animals, she plans to donate all profits to the shelter. Lexy will ...
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Alexsia Funderberg is teaming with Granny Rose Shelter for her nonprofit business, Impact. Inspired by her love for animals, she plans to donate all profits to the shelter. Lexy will ...

Morgan McBride has been working hard over a long holiday weekend making handmade, all natural soaps. With no harsh chemicals or unnecessary additives, they’re meant for anyone with ...
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Morgan McBride has been working hard over a long holiday weekend making handmade, all natural soaps. With no harsh chemicals or unnecessary additives, they’re meant for anyone with ...

Kate Henson has been creating and selling a variety of products over the past few years. And now she is getting ready to showcase her talents at the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show on ...
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Kate Henson has been creating and selling a variety of products over the past few years. And now she is getting ready to showcase her talents at the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show on ...

Megli Aerial Photography has already been busy with sales! Check out some beautiful samples below. Meet owner Matt Megli at the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show on April 27 and 28 at ...
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Megli Aerial Photography has already been busy with sales! Check out some beautiful samples below. Meet owner Matt Megli at the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show on April 27 and 28 at ...

Public speaking can be terrifying for many...now add a stage and a room full of your peers. CEO students were challenged to practice their skills while pitching their businesses. ...
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Public speaking can be terrifying for many...now add a stage and a room full of your peers. CEO students were challenged to practice their skills while pitching their businesses. ...

While at volleyball tournaments, the long lines for an acai bowl confirmed to Ally Clevenger that her business idea could be highly successful! Purple Berry will be serving up this ...
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While at volleyball tournaments, the long lines for an acai bowl confirmed to Ally Clevenger that her business idea could be highly successful! Purple Berry will be serving up this ...

CEO students had a great opportunity on Wednesday to learn more about the automotive industry at Kunes Country on Lincolnway in Sterling. Tony Wheatley - Regional General Manager ...
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CEO students had a great opportunity on Wednesday to learn more about the automotive industry at Kunes Country on Lincolnway in Sterling. Tony Wheatley - Regional General Manager ...

Ready….set…. GOAL! Michelle Burns, owner of Smoked on 3rd and Little Smoked gave a powerful speech on goal setting, being organized, having checklists, and lighting a fire to finish ...
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Ready….set…. GOAL! Michelle Burns, owner of Smoked on 3rd and Little Smoked gave a powerful speech on goal setting, being organized, having checklists, and lighting a fire to finish ...

Astec Industries is a business model with 20 companies internationally working as a team, OneAstec. CEO students learned about the quarry and aggregate business, along with the ...
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Astec Industries is a business model with 20 companies internationally working as a team, OneAstec. CEO students learned about the quarry and aggregate business, along with the ...

Lily Smith will be featuring a product for your feathered friends! Her business, For the Birds, produces completely biodegradable, hanging seed ornaments. Stop by her booth on April 27 ...
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Lily Smith will be featuring a product for your feathered friends! Her business, For the Birds, produces completely biodegradable, hanging seed ornaments. Stop by her booth on April 27 ...

Trade show operations and accountability were two topics discussed at last Friday’s mentor session in Dixon. Students were encouraged to finish the year strong and really hone in on ...
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Trade show operations and accountability were two topics discussed at last Friday’s mentor session in Dixon. Students were encouraged to finish the year strong and really hone in on ...

We know the Mentor Day pictures below look about the same every month...however it is important that we acknowledge and say thanks for all the advice, encouragement, and time they give ...
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We know the Mentor Day pictures below look about the same every month...however it is important that we acknowledge and say thanks for all the advice, encouragement, and time they give ...

Less than 3 weeks away...9th annual CEO trade Show!
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Less than 3 weeks away...9th annual CEO trade Show!

On Wednesday CEO students met with members from the Sauk Valley Community Leadership Program and had a chance to talk about what it's like to be a member of Gen Z. In addition, the ...
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On Wednesday CEO students met with members from the Sauk Valley Community Leadership Program and had a chance to talk about what it's like to be a member of Gen Z. In addition, the ...

Students were able to learn about multiple businesses yesterday from owners Krystal and Brian Freise. We started the morning off at Rhuomai (roo-oh-my) where Krystal was able to ...
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Students were able to learn about multiple businesses yesterday from owners Krystal and Brian Freise. We started the morning off at Rhuomai (roo-oh-my) where Krystal was able to ...

THANK YOU INVESTORS! WACC-CEO Investors are the heart 😍  of the WACC-CEO Program! Culver's annual investment provides the necessary resources for the current year facilitator, other ...
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THANK YOU INVESTORS! WACC-CEO Investors are the heart 😍 of the WACC-CEO Program! Culver's annual investment provides the necessary resources for the current year facilitator, other ...

Today begins a series of posts celebrating the hard work of the 2022 CEO students as they prepare for the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show.  That's Claire Crisham in the photo, owner of ...
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Today begins a series of posts celebrating the hard work of the 2022 CEO students as they prepare for the 9th Annual WACC CEO Trade Show. That's Claire Crisham in the photo, owner of ...

CEO students enjoyed an extensive tour of Sterling Wood with owners Scott Hibbard and Cory Gabler. The large facility manufactures quality custom wood products, such as cabinetry. ...
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CEO students enjoyed an extensive tour of Sterling Wood with owners Scott Hibbard and Cory Gabler. The large facility manufactures quality custom wood products, such as cabinetry. ...

The City of Sterling hosted CEO students on Monday after a week-long spring break. Students learned from Heather Sotelo, Greater Sterling Development Corp Executive Director, Skip Lee ...
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The City of Sterling hosted CEO students on Monday after a week-long spring break. Students learned from Heather Sotelo, Greater Sterling Development Corp Executive Director, Skip Lee ...

CEO students learned about Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on a recent tour with the YWCA of the Sauk Valley. It is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual ...
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CEO students learned about Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on a recent tour with the YWCA of the Sauk Valley. It is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual ...

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