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Newsletter for January 12th, 2017

CEO Business Visits

CEO Guest Speakers


Louis Ochs Cheverolet Buick

Louis Ochs

A brisk Monday morning found Jasper CEO on a business visit at Louis Ochs Chevrolet in Newton. We were hosted by Louis Ochs himself and also Gail Garbe, Louis right-hand lady, daughter, and employee at the dealership. We discuss so many various aspects of business on this visit from floor-planning to financing, to pricing. This conversation especially comes in handy as student are getting geared up to develop their individual businesses and will need background knowledge and a set of human resources to assist them in one of the hardest components of the individual business, pricing and the importance of awareness and tracking of income and expenses. Another great business visit with Louis Ochs Chevrolet, “A nice place to do business”!


Elastec and Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship

Donnie Wilson

We were honored on Wednesday to be joined by the newly appointed Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship President, Donnie Wilson. Donnie joined us not only to discuss his new role with MIE and to share his passion for CEO but to also discuss his co-founded company Elastec based in Carmi, IL. Elastec is North America's largest manufacturer of oil spill response equipment. CEO students not only enjoyed the life and individual business tid-bits Donnie offered throughout his visit, but they also enjoyed the story of Elastec and how Donnie went from a high school boy with a welding job to a very successful world-reknown co-owner of Elastec.


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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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