Newsletter for January 27th, 2016

The Gas Station in Ste. Marie

Tuesday morning found us in Ste. Marie visiting the family owned gas station and convenience store, The Gas Station. Jack and Marge Thompson, along with their daughter, Julie Warfel, own and operate their family business, each finding their own niche to contribute. Jack started off the morning discussing contracts and the importance of watching out for yourself, always being sure to read each line thoroughly before you sign. Today's overall theme was a definitely a tribute to how this family runs their business, the customer is always right and their satisfaction is key to this small family owned businesses success. Today was another great example of how family owned small businesses can still thrive in small town America!

The wait is finally over……….the annual Jasper CEO Class event will happen….”Small Town Spotlight”. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. starting with an hors d'oeuvre social and at 6 p.m. a phenomenal line up of local talent including Kyle Scanlan, Taylor Schmidt, and Crazy Horse. Tickets will be available at the door or if you would like to purchase your tickets in advance visit one of the following Jasper County Businesses: Country Insurance - Pat Mammoser, The Gas Station in Ste. Marie, Peoples State Bank in Newton, Marathon One Stop Shoppe, and Newton Community High School.

Student Journal Highlights for this week

“After today, I feel so impacted. It may sound wierd, but I am so inspired by the adults in the room knowing that one day I will be like them, but have my own story, different from each of theirs. And knowing that the other kids in the room with me are going to do the same is crazy. I'm so honored to be part of something that makes feel like more than just a highschool student. I am given so many opportunities in CEO and the class itself is transforming me into a uniquely determined individual. I can't wait to grow up and be the person I plan and aspire to be. This class is building even more character on top of the person I already am. While teaching me things I will use the rest of my life, this class is giving me so much confidence to go out and experience the world for what it has to offer."
Ty Litzelman

Ty Litzelman
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