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Alumni! Before you head back to college, stop by CEO on Tuesday, January 7, for a discussion on class and individual businesses. We are meeting at Sterling Federal starting at 7:50 ...

Somehow refreshments help you think more creatively! With most of the class out for final exams, a small but mighty group worked on marketing for The Taste of Sauk Valley, brainstormed ...
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Somehow refreshments help you think more creatively! With most of the class out for final exams, a small but mighty group worked on marketing for The Taste of Sauk Valley, brainstormed ...

On Monday, students were able to meet with Polo’s chief of police, Jon Mandrell on how to have crucial conversations in difficult situations. His mantra to the class was that the ...
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On Monday, students were able to meet with Polo’s chief of police, Jon Mandrell on how to have crucial conversations in difficult situations. His mantra to the class was that the ...

Monday morning variety...CEO students started their day with a team effort, lending a hand to Pam at United Way and putting the 100+ water jugs back in the attic. They also worked on ...
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Monday morning variety...CEO students started their day with a team effort, lending a hand to Pam at United Way and putting the 100+ water jugs back in the attic. They also worked on ...

CEO students met with their mentors on Friday, which will be a monthly occurrence and new this year. The teams are still learning about each other, so the day was filled with lots of ...
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CEO students met with their mentors on Friday, which will be a monthly occurrence and new this year. The teams are still learning about each other, so the day was filled with lots of ...

Today we learned a lot about Sterling Main Street from Executive Director, Janna Groharing. From beautification efforts to economic development of the downtown, this organization is ...
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Today we learned a lot about Sterling Main Street from Executive Director, Janna Groharing. From beautification efforts to economic development of the downtown, this organization is ...

Two back to back days with business owner and city councilman Mike Venier. Tuesday we had the opportunity to visit Venier Jewelers Inc. and listen to Mike discuss the importance of ...
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Two back to back days with business owner and city councilman Mike Venier. Tuesday we had the opportunity to visit Venier Jewelers Inc. and listen to Mike discuss the importance of ...

An impromptu volunteer opportunity presented itself Monday at United Way of Lee County. Part of being in CEO is having a plan B if a visit or tour is postponed, and Keri Olson had the ...
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An impromptu volunteer opportunity presented itself Monday at United Way of Lee County. Part of being in CEO is having a plan B if a visit or tour is postponed, and Keri Olson had the ...

On Tuesday, Krista Morthland and Heather Sotelo, informed CEO students about the Kitchen Incubator of Northwest Illinois and the Business Incubator. Students learned of health ...
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On Tuesday, Krista Morthland and Heather Sotelo, informed CEO students about the Kitchen Incubator of Northwest Illinois and the Business Incubator. Students learned of health ...

Project manager, Cecelia Ryan was not messing around when she gave the directive to "bring your pirate costume on Monday." Those who did not comply, received consequences. (all in good ...
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Project manager, Cecelia Ryan was not messing around when she gave the directive to "bring your pirate costume on Monday." Those who did not comply, received consequences. (all in good ...

Bo Mays, Sterling Federal Bank, greeted and welcomed CEO students on Monday. Sterling Federal is our "home base" for December and January. He gave an overview of what it means to be a ...
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Bo Mays, Sterling Federal Bank, greeted and welcomed CEO students on Monday. Sterling Federal is our "home base" for December and January. He gave an overview of what it means to be a ...

With half the class gone, due to requirements at their local high school, it was a good day to conduct a breakfast meeting. After enjoying a delicious meal at Maple Pancake House ...
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With half the class gone, due to requirements at their local high school, it was a good day to conduct a breakfast meeting. After enjoying a delicious meal at Maple Pancake House ...

Dr. Lori Cortez, Dean of Institutional Advancement, visited with CEO students on Thursday. she discussed the advantages of community colleges and university, how to write great essays ...
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Dr. Lori Cortez, Dean of Institutional Advancement, visited with CEO students on Thursday. she discussed the advantages of community colleges and university, how to write great essays ...

Brian Hawkins conducted an interactive lesson on insurance with CEO students on Wednesday. Sometimes a difficult topic to cover, but students had plenty of questions. They came away ...
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Brian Hawkins conducted an interactive lesson on insurance with CEO students on Wednesday. Sometimes a difficult topic to cover, but students had plenty of questions. They came away ...

Our first ever Amboy visit was today at Dinges Fire Company. Owner Nick Dinges gave us a tour of the 3500 sq ft facility, and discussed how the company has grown under his leadership ...
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Our first ever Amboy visit was today at Dinges Fire Company. Owner Nick Dinges gave us a tour of the 3500 sq ft facility, and discussed how the company has grown under his leadership ...

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