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After getting some very helpful, constructive feedback on their business plans from Ken Stoner (Small Business Development Center) the students began revising their plans, answering ...
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After getting some very helpful, constructive feedback on their business plans from Ken Stoner (Small Business Development Center) the students began revising their plans, answering ...

Today, Laci Zeidler came to share how she got started in her web design business, and a little about what she does everyday.  Laci was looking for a job she could do from anywhere, to ...
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Today, Laci Zeidler came to share how she got started in her web design business, and a little about what she does everyday. Laci was looking for a job she could do from anywhere, to ...

Today we visited Medicenter Pharmacy in DuQuoin and spoke with Brad Galli, Pharmacist.  He said he originally was studying engineering but quickly realized it was not his thing, so he ...
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Today we visited Medicenter Pharmacy in DuQuoin and spoke with Brad Galli, Pharmacist. He said he originally was studying engineering but quickly realized it was not his thing, so he ...

Today we visited The Flower Patch and spoke with owner, Ashley Carney Bathon.  She had been a dental assistant for 10 years and she loved it. However the hours were long to be away ...
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Today we visited The Flower Patch and spoke with owner, Ashley Carney Bathon. She had been a dental assistant for 10 years and she loved it. However the hours were long to be away ...

I completely forgot to post yesterday!  We had a very fruitful visit with Nathan Meagher, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones.   We learned so much about saving and investing in the ...
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I completely forgot to post yesterday! We had a very fruitful visit with Nathan Meagher, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. We learned so much about saving and investing in the ...

Last Wednesday, Cameron Shivley and Kelby Shaw came with me to speak at the Pinckneyville Chamber meeting.  We wanted to share what CEO has meant to them, and all of the students.  I ...
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Last Wednesday, Cameron Shivley and Kelby Shaw came with me to speak at the Pinckneyville Chamber meeting. We wanted to share what CEO has meant to them, and all of the students. I ...

Ken Stoner came and shared with us again.  He ran financials for one student's business and helped them estimate costs and prices.  He really encouraged them to know their business ...
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Ken Stoner came and shared with us again. He ran financials for one student's business and helped them estimate costs and prices. He really encouraged them to know their business ...

Today we visited Audra's Footprint boutique.  Owner, Sarah Kemme    shared about how this business kind of happened accidentally.  She was a stay at home mom of 2 toddlers, wanting to ...
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Today we visited Audra's Footprint boutique. Owner, Sarah Kemme shared about how this business kind of happened accidentally. She was a stay at home mom of 2 toddlers, wanting to ...

We were truly inspired by the 'Pearls of Wisdom' from our speaker, Andrew Dagner today.  Mr. Dagner is an educator at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice in Harrisburg.  He ...
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We were truly inspired by the 'Pearls of Wisdom' from our speaker, Andrew Dagner today. Mr. Dagner is an educator at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice in Harrisburg. He ...

Today we had a guest speaker, Tricia Rochman, a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Foundation.  This foundation was created in 1980 because of a terminally ill child who wanted to be a police ...
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Today we had a guest speaker, Tricia Rochman, a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Foundation. This foundation was created in 1980 because of a terminally ill child who wanted to be a police ...

When I asked the students a while back what they wanted to learn about "adulting", they responded with learning how to file taxes.  So we used some numbers and had them fill out a 1040 ...
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When I asked the students a while back what they wanted to learn about "adulting", they responded with learning how to file taxes. So we used some numbers and had them fill out a 1040 ...

Students pitched their business ideas to the board today. They did a great job!
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Students pitched their business ideas to the board today. They did a great job!

We have a new meeting place today!  Pinckneyville Community Hospital has graciously given us a meeting room for February and March.   Today students practiced pitching their business ...
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We have a new meeting place today! Pinckneyville Community Hospital has graciously given us a meeting room for February and March. Today students practiced pitching their business ...

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