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This morning we "met" with Sarah Sronce-Garcia, owner of Shear Attitude Salon in Pinckneyville.  Virtual meetings have their share of technical issues like freezing up and losing audio ...
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This morning we "met" with Sarah Sronce-Garcia, owner of Shear Attitude Salon in Pinckneyville. Virtual meetings have their share of technical issues like freezing up and losing audio ...

Yesterday we met (virtually) with Lisa Heisner Heine, owner of L3 Boutique in Pinckneyville.  We wanted to see how her small business was doing in light of the quarantine and shut ...
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Yesterday we met (virtually) with Lisa Heisner Heine, owner of L3 Boutique in Pinckneyville. We wanted to see how her small business was doing in light of the quarantine and shut ...

This morning, Austin Brooks of Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship led a zoom for all CEO students.   In true CEO fashion, we are finding new ways to learn and grow, in spite of the ...
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This morning, Austin Brooks of Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship led a zoom for all CEO students. In true CEO fashion, we are finding new ways to learn and grow, in spite of the ...

There just aren't many words for what we are facing as a nation, and as the whole world.   We do not need to panic, but we need to be educated and make smart choices.  The mandatory ...
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There just aren't many words for what we are facing as a nation, and as the whole world. We do not need to panic, but we need to be educated and make smart choices. The mandatory ...

Today the students worked on revising business plans and talking about the corona virus.   Wyatt Hartke Gale has been considered the "dad" of our group, so I asked him if he had wisdom ...
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Today the students worked on revising business plans and talking about the corona virus. Wyatt Hartke Gale has been considered the "dad" of our group, so I asked him if he had wisdom ...

We started off our morning with Carrie Gilliam, Economic Development Coordinator for Pinckneyville.   She had some great life advice for us including the following:  meet and connect ...
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We started off our morning with Carrie Gilliam, Economic Development Coordinator for Pinckneyville. She had some great life advice for us including the following: meet and connect ...

This morning we met with Jordan Franklin, Personal Trainer at DuQuoin Health Center (Pinckneyville location).  This fitness center is owned by Dr. Robert Eaton.  Jordan actually began ...
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This morning we met with Jordan Franklin, Personal Trainer at DuQuoin Health Center (Pinckneyville location). This fitness center is owned by Dr. Robert Eaton. Jordan actually began ...

Today we spoke with Todd Kuhnert, Executive Vice President of DuQuoin State Bank.  His main job is being a commercial lender, but he has several other daily responsibilities.  He gave ...
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Today we spoke with Todd Kuhnert, Executive Vice President of DuQuoin State Bank. His main job is being a commercial lender, but he has several other daily responsibilities. He gave ...

We invited William Kemme, State Farm Agent, to come speak with us today. He's looked over their business plans, and offered so many great tips and life lessons  today.  He emphasized ...
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We invited William Kemme, State Farm Agent, to come speak with us today. He's looked over their business plans, and offered so many great tips and life lessons today. He emphasized ...

Students worked on a personal budget after keeping track of expenses and income over the last 3 weeks.  We discussed the importance of creating a workable budget both in our personal ...
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Students worked on a personal budget after keeping track of expenses and income over the last 3 weeks. We discussed the importance of creating a workable budget both in our personal ...

We watched one of the Craig Talks videos from the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship. The late Craig Lindvahl, pictured below has poured his life into young entrepreneurs, teaching ...
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We watched one of the Craig Talks videos from the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship. The late Craig Lindvahl, pictured below has poured his life into young entrepreneurs, teaching ...

Attorney Tyson Tanner, came and spoke to us today about business laws.   He shared the importance of having a banker, insurance agent, accountant and attorney when creating a business. ...
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Attorney Tyson Tanner, came and spoke to us today about business laws. He shared the importance of having a banker, insurance agent, accountant and attorney when creating a business. ...

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