Newsletter for April 15th, 2016

McClane Motor Sales Inc.

Tuesday morning found us at McClane Motor Sales with Brad Mulvey and Chad Kinder to not only discuss the history of McClane Motors but also to talk to us more about one on one selling tips. Our discussion included more information on the effectiveness of meeting people where they are, honesty and integrity selling, as well as the benefits of selling and buying in a small community. We also took this opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of purchasing a vehicle on your own. These gentlemen were a great benefit to us and gave us some great tips as we embark on our annual trade show on May 4th at the Newton KC Hall from 5-7 p.m.

Stang Art Studio and Gallery

Have you ever been to Stang Art Studio and Gallery in Effingham? If your answer to that question was no, pick up your phone and call them now to schedule an appointment (850.960.0106). This is a must see and must do if you live in Southeastern Illinois. While you are there be sure to meet Jamie Stang and learn more about her journey from high school until today. I promise you this, you will leave your experience at Stang Art entertained, relaxed, and inspired. Jasper CEO had the honor of meeting with Jamie in her studio on Wednesday morning. Our biggest take away from the morning? Your greatest professional satisfaction will come from a career that revolves around your passion. Jamie did more than say that, she spent her morning sharing her story with us showing us that it is possible with hard work, focus, and patience. Thanks Jamie for sharing your life story and business with us!

Shark Tank

After the popular television show, “Shark Tank”, Jasper CEO took their turn at pitching their individual businesses to some local sharks. Joining us were Gina Kocher and Gina Fox from Jasper County Schools as well as Kelly Hemrich from Mary Kay Cosmetics. We learned a great deal from our Shark Tank experience and are now one step closer to our annual trade show on May 4th at the Newton KC Hall from 5-7 p.m. We hope you will join us!

Student Journal Highlights for this week

I feel strongly that this class has made me grow up, think about the future, have a lot of respect for Jasper County, and see all of the hard work it takes to put in a business. I've also learned so much about myself.

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