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Picture overload today at Willey Flower Farm. Business owner Brandi Willey talked to CEO about balancing both the agricultural side of the business as well as the storefront. Her ...
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Picture overload today at Willey Flower Farm. Business owner Brandi Willey talked to CEO about balancing both the agricultural side of the business as well as the storefront. Her ...

DISC is a personality profiling program that is utilized by CEO programs nationwide. East and West students were challenged to get into groups and discuss what they have learned so far ...
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DISC is a personality profiling program that is utilized by CEO programs nationwide. East and West students were challenged to get into groups and discuss what they have learned so far ...

Sean Sandrock, CEO Class of 2020, took time to talk with both the East and West sections making for a fun, large group of 33 students! His wide range of experiences had an underlying ...
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Sean Sandrock, CEO Class of 2020, took time to talk with both the East and West sections making for a fun, large group of 33 students! His wide range of experiences had an underlying ...

CEO Andy McFarlane with the Dixon YMCA took students around the 3 story facility for a tour. Andy discussed the history of the Y, and the importance of the company’s mission and ...
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CEO Andy McFarlane with the Dixon YMCA took students around the 3 story facility for a tour. Andy discussed the history of the Y, and the importance of the company’s mission and ...

Those dreaded words, "we're going to roleplay" were spoken today. How do you reply when someone asks you what CEO is? Students spent time with a partner organizing their thoughts and ...
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Those dreaded words, "we're going to roleplay" were spoken today. How do you reply when someone asks you what CEO is? Students spent time with a partner organizing their thoughts and ...

A huge thank you goes to Jakob Bros. Farms for hosting CEO classes two days in a row. Lexi and Lexy proudly accepted their investor check, which represents their commitment to ...
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A huge thank you goes to Jakob Bros. Farms for hosting CEO classes two days in a row. Lexi and Lexy proudly accepted their investor check, which represents their commitment to ...

Class day today involved a presentation and some conversation. Chloe Coil was first up, covering the first chapter of “Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday” by Craig Lindvahl. Chloe ...
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Class day today involved a presentation and some conversation. Chloe Coil was first up, covering the first chapter of “Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday” by Craig Lindvahl. Chloe ...

One our favorite tours of the year is at Jakobs Brothers Farms. CEO investor and mentor Nik Jakobs started us off with breakfast and conversation about his experience with CEO and ...
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One our favorite tours of the year is at Jakobs Brothers Farms. CEO investor and mentor Nik Jakobs started us off with breakfast and conversation about his experience with CEO and ...

Alumni Update: Madi Purvis, CEO Class of 2017.  It was a privilege to watch the live streaming of the White Coat Ceremony and see Madi Purvis walk across the stage. So of course, we ...
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Alumni Update: Madi Purvis, CEO Class of 2017. It was a privilege to watch the live streaming of the White Coat Ceremony and see Madi Purvis walk across the stage. So of course, we ...

Julie Jacobs, Blackhawk Hills Regional Council visited CEO and spoke on the topic of serving on a board as well as give insight to the work done at BHRC. Mission statements, quorums ...
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Julie Jacobs, Blackhawk Hills Regional Council visited CEO and spoke on the topic of serving on a board as well as give insight to the work done at BHRC. Mission statements, quorums ...

Students had their very first Monday with Margo, and learned more about eachother through the house analogy. Margo discussed the importance of first impressions, eye contact, body ...
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Students had their very first Monday with Margo, and learned more about eachother through the house analogy. Margo discussed the importance of first impressions, eye contact, body ...

We call it "the zipper." Students rotate every 45 seconds to answer a new question with a new partner. In a short time students are fired up and chatty; ready to get to work on an ...
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We call it "the zipper." Students rotate every 45 seconds to answer a new question with a new partner. In a short time students are fired up and chatty; ready to get to work on an ...

What an incredible group of young leaders! The 2021 CEO East Class presented the Dixon Chamber & Main Street a donation to help support their community events! We're so proud to have ...
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What an incredible group of young leaders! The 2021 CEO East Class presented the Dixon Chamber & Main Street a donation to help support their community events! We're so proud to have ...

Team Problem-Solving with Deb Endress, Professional Development Specialist While the challenges pictured below may look silly and fun, (and they were!), debriefing the big take-aways ...
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Team Problem-Solving with Deb Endress, Professional Development Specialist While the challenges pictured below may look silly and fun, (and they were!), debriefing the big take-aways ...

Early days of CEO are used to build relationships and focus on communication for the work that is to come. Bring on the Venn Diagrams! Life lessons: "Take it all in and sort it out ...
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Early days of CEO are used to build relationships and focus on communication for the work that is to come. Bring on the Venn Diagrams! Life lessons: "Take it all in and sort it out ...

Great minds think alike! Today CEO east met at Sauk Valley Bank where breakfast was awaiting them! Nonverbal communication, handshakes, team building, and getting to know one another ...
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Great minds think alike! Today CEO east met at Sauk Valley Bank where breakfast was awaiting them! Nonverbal communication, handshakes, team building, and getting to know one another ...

Day 1 goals of CEO 2022: learn one anothers' names and something about each other, experience a strong handshake and conversations, accept the challenges. (More info on that soon!)
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Day 1 goals of CEO 2022: learn one anothers' names and something about each other, experience a strong handshake and conversations, accept the challenges. (More info on that soon!)

Lauren Fagan with Savon is back selling her incredible soaps. Visit her this morning at Haymarket Square in Dixon. She is there until noon!
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Lauren Fagan with Savon is back selling her incredible soaps. Visit her this morning at Haymarket Square in Dixon. She is there until noon!

We had our first east side alumni breakfast this morning, and it was so good seeing all of the students pick up right where they left off when CEO ended. Many thanks to the staff at ...
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We had our first east side alumni breakfast this morning, and it was so good seeing all of the students pick up right where they left off when CEO ended. Many thanks to the staff at ...

The West CEO Class of 2021 was well represented at a brief meeting to finalize a list of the equipment they plan to donate to the Kitchen Incubator of NW Illinois. Not to mention ...
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The West CEO Class of 2021 was well represented at a brief meeting to finalize a list of the equipment they plan to donate to the Kitchen Incubator of NW Illinois. Not to mention ...

This weekend class of 2021 East student Connor Colby played the character Mr. Wormwood in the musical Matilda at Sterling Theater. He did an incredible job and leaves in a few weeks to ...
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This weekend class of 2021 East student Connor Colby played the character Mr. Wormwood in the musical Matilda at Sterling Theater. He did an incredible job and leaves in a few weeks to ...

The latest news from Meg Frank, CEO Class of 2021, is the launch of  her business, Current Clothing Company on July 30th. https://currentclothingcomp.com/ Let's share this post and ...
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The latest news from Meg Frank, CEO Class of 2021, is the launch of her business, Current Clothing Company on July 30th. https://currentclothingcomp.com/ Let's share this post and ...

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