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For their class business event, CEO students are continuing with the popular Taste of Sauk Valley, created by last year's CEO class. They hope to build on the event and have laid out ...

Our CEO week started out a bit chaotic with no school on Monday. But Tuesday saw students jumping right in with a small group volunteering to help serve the Home of Hope Giving Tuesday ...
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Our CEO week started out a bit chaotic with no school on Monday. But Tuesday saw students jumping right in with a small group volunteering to help serve the Home of Hope Giving Tuesday ...

I left class on Tuesday with a smile on my face, which isn't unusual. Our CEO students are special young people who make a major commitment to this program. They get up early, drive to ...
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I left class on Tuesday with a smile on my face, which isn't unusual. Our CEO students are special young people who make a major commitment to this program. They get up early, drive to ...

We are almost half way through our sixth year of CEO. Le and I are thankful for the 26 great individuals we have to work with this year. They all bring a unique perspective to each ...

On Monday Kent Sorenson and Todd Etheridge, representatives from CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP, joined CEO class along with board members Stacey College and Nik Jakobs. Board members applied ...
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On Monday Kent Sorenson and Todd Etheridge, representatives from CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP, joined CEO class along with board members Stacey College and Nik Jakobs. Board members applied ...

Friday found CEO students catching up on thank you notes, writing bios for the website, and brainstorming our keynote address for the SVACC Annual Dinner. Other students attended the ...

Friendsgiving is Tuesday, November 20 at 8:10 a.m. at Champs Banquet Venue. Calling all Alumni and other guests who would like to stop by for a visit. CEO Board Member, Margo Empen ...

The amazing Walmart Distribution Center was the focus for CEO students on Wednesday. It's sheer size makes it impossible to miss on the Sauk Valley landscape. Lance Buser, HR Manager ...
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The amazing Walmart Distribution Center was the focus for CEO students on Wednesday. It's sheer size makes it impossible to miss on the Sauk Valley landscape. Lance Buser, HR Manager ...

Next Tuesday, November 20 has been earmarked as a day for alumni visits. However, due to this year's creative CEO class, it has morphed it into Alumni Day AND Friendsgiving. Students ...
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Next Tuesday, November 20 has been earmarked as a day for alumni visits. However, due to this year's creative CEO class, it has morphed it into Alumni Day AND Friendsgiving. Students ...

Grant Minssen, Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner project manager, leads the CEO class as he recaps the recommendations from each committee. Kris Noble, Executive ...
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Grant Minssen, Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner project manager, leads the CEO class as he recaps the recommendations from each committee. Kris Noble, Executive ...

The last of the mentors visited class on Monday and Tuesday. Students are now contemplating their choices. Whose expertise is in an area the student struggles? Or, who is in a career ...
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The last of the mentors visited class on Monday and Tuesday. Students are now contemplating their choices. Whose expertise is in an area the student struggles? Or, who is in a career ...

Steve Nunez, Sauk Valley Community College, was a guest speaker on Friday educating CEO students on Mission and Vision Statements, as well as strategic planning.
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Steve Nunez, Sauk Valley Community College, was a guest speaker on Friday educating CEO students on Mission and Vision Statements, as well as strategic planning.

A special shout out goes to Meghan and JoHannah for volunteering to help Behrz Bloomz with their special holiday event. Thank you!
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A special shout out goes to Meghan and JoHannah for volunteering to help Behrz Bloomz with their special holiday event. Thank you!

Where are they now and what are they doing? In a recent email we caught up with Alan Osterhaus, a junior in the Class of 2014. He writes:  "...I am on track to graduate this December ...
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Where are they now and what are they doing? In a recent email we caught up with Alan Osterhaus, a junior in the Class of 2014. He writes: "...I am on track to graduate this December ...

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the CEO table at the WACC Open House on Thursday night. Thanks also to Riley who was our project manager, organizing the details. It was fun to ...
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Thank you to everyone who stopped by the CEO table at the WACC Open House on Thursday night. Thanks also to Riley who was our project manager, organizing the details. It was fun to ...

Welcome Alumni! November 20, during class, 7:50-9:20 a.m. Please share!

Thursday welcomed Stacy McCaskill, from the Small Business Development Center located a Sauk Valley Community College. It was the perfect time for the business plan topic, as students ...
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Thursday welcomed Stacy McCaskill, from the Small Business Development Center located a Sauk Valley Community College. It was the perfect time for the business plan topic, as students ...

Day 2 of Mentor Match. Excellent conversations continue between students and business professionals. With just a few more mentors to meet next week, the next step will be for students ...
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Day 2 of Mentor Match. Excellent conversations continue between students and business professionals. With just a few more mentors to meet next week, the next step will be for students ...

Day 1 of Mentor Match. Every three minutes students rotate and strike up a conversation. Lots of pictures and more tomorrow... you've been warned! It is quite impressive watching young ...
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Day 1 of Mentor Match. Every three minutes students rotate and strike up a conversation. Lots of pictures and more tomorrow... you've been warned! It is quite impressive watching young ...

Hmmmmm, you know what I just noticed? Most of the t-shirt sponsors have a family relationship with a CEO student. As always, students and facilitators greatly appreciate the support we ...
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Hmmmmm, you know what I just noticed? Most of the t-shirt sponsors have a family relationship with a CEO student. As always, students and facilitators greatly appreciate the support we ...

We say good-bye to United Way, our home base for the months of September and October. Thank you for hosting CEO.
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We say good-bye to United Way, our home base for the months of September and October. Thank you for hosting CEO.

Lauren Humphreys and Elise Moellers are the co-projects managers for this year's class business, the return of The Taste of the Sauk Valley! Riley Wescott is managing CEO's role in the ...
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Lauren Humphreys and Elise Moellers are the co-projects managers for this year's class business, the return of The Taste of the Sauk Valley! Riley Wescott is managing CEO's role in the ...

We may have dressed a little casual, but the results meant a $150 to United Way. For 3 days students could pay $3 and wear jeans to class. We are so happy to contribute to an amazing ...
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We may have dressed a little casual, but the results meant a $150 to United Way. For 3 days students could pay $3 and wear jeans to class. We are so happy to contribute to an amazing ...

Check out the awesome CEO t-shirts. Figuring out a way to purchase polo shirts, t-shirts, and have start-up funds for future projects was a cash flow challenge first semester. Thanks ...
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Check out the awesome CEO t-shirts. Figuring out a way to purchase polo shirts, t-shirts, and have start-up funds for future projects was a cash flow challenge first semester. Thanks ...

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