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Newsletter for December 21st, 2016

CEO Business Visits


Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship

Cheryl Mitchell, Director of Entrepreneurship Education

CEO students learned of the connection of CEO to Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship on Monday as Cheryl Mitchell visited with the class about her role with MIE. Cheryl, a Jasper County native, explained of all the exciting growth happening with MIE and how her role fosters that growth. Cheryl is a ball of energy and the students loved the enthusiasm that she brought. Many students in the class mentioned that after hearing people like Cheryl talk as we have so many times this year, they really reconsider what career path they thought they were going to choose. Another great reason CEO is making a lasting impact and benefiting CEO students and our community!


Richland County High School Recruitment Day

2017 Jasper CEO Students

If you haven’t heard yet, let Jasper CEO be the first to announce to you the coming of CEO to our friends to the south Richland County, Illinois. We couldn’t be more excited to have yet another CEO class nearby to share experiences with next year and share all the benefits CEO offers to their community as well. Ten of our Jasper CEO students went to Richland County High School in Olney on Wednesday afternoon to meet with current RCHS Juniors about the opportunity to take the CEO class next fall. Several signed up as interested in the opportunity. We can’t wait to meet them next year. Best of luck Richland County!


Class Day

Teamwork and Roses

So much to do and such little time…….But not too pinched for time that we can’t take a quick 15 minute team building break! CEO students sat in a big circle and passed the ball of questions around this morning answering what their biggest fear in life was, what they most looked forward to in CEO, least favorite part of CEO, etc. After that was completed, back to work they went prepping decorations and making last minute adjustments to bring you the biggest social event of the season in Jasper County! We hope to see you at the NCHS gymnasium on Sunday, January 15th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Hartrich’s Meat and a silent auction will also be offered. Only 200 tickets can be sold and they are going FAST! You can purchase your ticket at the NCHS office, the Jasper Chamber of Commerce office, or from any CEO student.


2017 Jasper CEO Christmas Social

Investors, board members, current students, and Jasper CEO alum packed the Rotary Room at Parklanes this morning for a great start to their week. Class CEO and CFO, Tim Weber and Mitch Jansen discussed the class business. Current CEO students gave their personal testimony of the power of CEO and alumni updated us on where they were currently and had amazing stories of how CEO has positively impacted their life. We are a proud community, CEO alumni! Keep striving for greatness and bring it home to us someday!


Monthly Mentor Day

Group B of our CEO mentors joined us today to discuss how we are “creating the wow” with our upcoming class business and also getting up to speed on how we are progressing with our individual businesses. The addition of a monthly mentor day is proving to be a great asset to our mentor program as we are learning how to better form relationships with not only our assigned mentor but also with several others in the community. Have I mentioned what a great community we live in?


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The manner in which the CEO program is funded is critical to its success and sustainability. All funds raised are used exclusively for the Jasper County CEO program. To participate, a 3-year $1000 per year commitment is required. Business Partner Investors commitments of time and energy are also critical to the program's success. Contributions may be tax deductible, as our organization is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

When we are not touring local businesses, we need a place to host the class. During that time, the 0 CEO students and their Facilitator would meet at your site where they would also have guest speakers and guests from the community attend. Hosting requires a facility with internet access and adequately accommodates up to 5 people.

We are looking for people to share real-life stories about the concepts of running a business, from strategic thinking, product development to marketing, and cash flow management. Also, sharing your personal successes and failures are what recent classes have enjoyed the most.


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