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It's hard to believe, but it's now time for to think about the CEO Class of 2021! Go to wacc-ceo.com and click on the banner to apply! Application deadline is March 15.

Gary Sandrock joined CEO on Wednesday and discussed the importance of good communication, following through, and priorities. He used his own business experiences to sight stories and ...
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Gary Sandrock joined CEO on Wednesday and discussed the importance of good communication, following through, and priorities. He used his own business experiences to sight stories and ...

We are proud to announce our partnership with the following restaurants who have committed to participate in the Taste of Sauk Valley! (Waiting to confirm more! You can still join us ...

We’ve had some really interactive class days so far in Dixon. Monday started off with Illinois House Representative Tom Demmer who discussed his background, the importance of being ...
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We’ve had some really interactive class days so far in Dixon. Monday started off with Illinois House Representative Tom Demmer who discussed his background, the importance of being ...

It's bring-a-friend-to-CEO week and today was a full house. Visiting guests had the opportunity to watch and listen to students debrief on the chamber dinner with Kris Noble and later ...
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It's bring-a-friend-to-CEO week and today was a full house. Visiting guests had the opportunity to watch and listen to students debrief on the chamber dinner with Kris Noble and later ...

It's Hammer Time! Retired business owner Lynn Hammer and Norm Deets talk about image, networking, and a variety of other topics!
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It's Hammer Time! Retired business owner Lynn Hammer and Norm Deets talk about image, networking, and a variety of other topics!

From the morning rehearsal and last minute details to pre-event prepping, to guest interactions and performing, and all the way to clean up, CEO students appreciate the opportunity to ...
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From the morning rehearsal and last minute details to pre-event prepping, to guest interactions and performing, and all the way to clean up, CEO students appreciate the opportunity to ...

Cheese curds and butter burgers for breakfast? In the words of Sam Lauer “CEO perks” were high this morning. Franchise owner Kayla Halfacre discussed how Culver’s has evolved since she ...
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Cheese curds and butter burgers for breakfast? In the words of Sam Lauer “CEO perks” were high this morning. Franchise owner Kayla Halfacre discussed how Culver’s has evolved since she ...

Thank you Deer Valley Banquets and Holly for your support as we prepare for the SVACC Annual Dinner. Not many pictures because we were so busy. You can look forward to more pics ...
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Thank you Deer Valley Banquets and Holly for your support as we prepare for the SVACC Annual Dinner. Not many pictures because we were so busy. You can look forward to more pics ...

The East class spent the morning enjoying muffins and coffee at Baker Street Dixon where owner Margie Wildman discussed how she has been able to successfully run and operate her ...
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The East class spent the morning enjoying muffins and coffee at Baker Street Dixon where owner Margie Wildman discussed how she has been able to successfully run and operate her ...

In case you were wondering if the chamber dinner desserts are done... There was even time to distribute Taste of Sauk Valley tickets and firm up restaurants' commitment. Announcing ...
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In case you were wondering if the chamber dinner desserts are done... There was even time to distribute Taste of Sauk Valley tickets and firm up restaurants' commitment. Announcing ...

In keeping with the Pirates of The Sea-E-O theme, students decided on "cannon balls" (aka Oreo balls). It has become a tradition for the class to put in sweat equity and make the ...
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In keeping with the Pirates of The Sea-E-O theme, students decided on "cannon balls" (aka Oreo balls). It has become a tradition for the class to put in sweat equity and make the ...

On Friday CEO students visited Sauk Valley Community Bank. The day started with a tour of the facility, both up and downstairs hearing from employees who work in variety of capacities. ...
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On Friday CEO students visited Sauk Valley Community Bank. The day started with a tour of the facility, both up and downstairs hearing from employees who work in variety of capacities. ...

Congratulations WACC CEO-East on a successful class business, A Global Gala. With great community support from restaurants, artists, and attendees, the classy event was extremely ...
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Congratulations WACC CEO-East on a successful class business, A Global Gala. With great community support from restaurants, artists, and attendees, the classy event was extremely ...

Illness, semester exams, and other high school requirements meant seven of our peers were not in class today. But the show must go on and after a couple of keynote rehearsals,  ...
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Illness, semester exams, and other high school requirements meant seven of our peers were not in class today. But the show must go on and after a couple of keynote rehearsals, ...

CEO students listened intently as Attorneys Paul Osborn, Becky Rodriguez, and Ryan Olson tell their journeys in the world of law. We learned more about Ward, Murray, Pace, & Johnson ...
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CEO students listened intently as Attorneys Paul Osborn, Becky Rodriguez, and Ryan Olson tell their journeys in the world of law. We learned more about Ward, Murray, Pace, & Johnson ...

Just how many things can a class get done in one 90 minute period? Students worked on Taste of Sauk Valley tickets (on sale soon), constructed centerpieces and practiced the keynote ...
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Just how many things can a class get done in one 90 minute period? Students worked on Taste of Sauk Valley tickets (on sale soon), constructed centerpieces and practiced the keynote ...

It's not too late to get tickets to the East Class big event, Global Gala on Thursday night. West students presented them with a Batik quilt (for raffle or auction) in support of their ...
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It's not too late to get tickets to the East Class big event, Global Gala on Thursday night. West students presented them with a Batik quilt (for raffle or auction) in support of their ...

Day two this week introduced CEO students to another entrepreneur, Nicole Sdao. Nicole has worked hard on her startup since 2015 and watched it morph into the Altruize App. Her journey ...
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Day two this week introduced CEO students to another entrepreneur, Nicole Sdao. Nicole has worked hard on her startup since 2015 and watched it morph into the Altruize App. Her journey ...

Patrick McBride visited class on Monday and started with the best mantra ever: "Beat Monday!" Do that, and the rest of the week is a piece of cake. Patrick is an entrepreneur and ...
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Patrick McBride visited class on Monday and started with the best mantra ever: "Beat Monday!" Do that, and the rest of the week is a piece of cake. Patrick is an entrepreneur and ...

This is happening right now! Mentor Day in CEO!  I love this day, with all its dialogue!
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This is happening right now! Mentor Day in CEO! I love this day, with all its dialogue!

Some of our favorite days are when high school juniors and seniors share ideas, listen intently, offer advice, and ask questions. It's impressive to observe such sessions! Students are ...
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Some of our favorite days are when high school juniors and seniors share ideas, listen intently, offer advice, and ask questions. It's impressive to observe such sessions! Students are ...

We had a great class today at Kreider Services in Dixon. We learned of the history of how Kreider evolved, as well as Florissa. Even though they are not a state run organization ...
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We had a great class today at Kreider Services in Dixon. We learned of the history of how Kreider evolved, as well as Florissa. Even though they are not a state run organization ...

Hannah McCarty, Sam Hildebrand, Nick Clemens (Class of '18), and Grant Minssen, ('19) visited CEO on Tuesday and checked in on committee progress for the Taste of Sauk Valley. Their ...
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Hannah McCarty, Sam Hildebrand, Nick Clemens (Class of '18), and Grant Minssen, ('19) visited CEO on Tuesday and checked in on committee progress for the Taste of Sauk Valley. Their ...

After two weeks of winter break, CEO students jumped back into class with an amazing opportunity to tour the new event center and restaurant in Rock Falls. They were greeted by Larry ...
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After two weeks of winter break, CEO students jumped back into class with an amazing opportunity to tour the new event center and restaurant in Rock Falls. They were greeted by Larry ...

The students have been working very hard! Don’t miss out on exploring the world with them.
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The students have been working very hard! Don’t miss out on exploring the world with them.

This man, Craig Lindvahl, changed my life. And I suspect that indirectly, through the CEO program, he has changed the lives of many young adults in the Sauk Valley Area. He was an ...
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This man, Craig Lindvahl, changed my life. And I suspect that indirectly, through the CEO program, he has changed the lives of many young adults in the Sauk Valley Area. He was an ...

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