Newsletter for January 12th

The Government's Portion

Jane Smith
Using the concept of being a doll designer, Jane Smith from Weber and Company, led students through the paperwork for applying for and figuring sales tax. Students will use this during their individual businesses and Jane was able to give specific tips for each student based on their plans. What an asset it was for the students to have such a knowledgeable person available to answer their questions! We appreciate Weber and Company for aiding students in this, as the staff gives students time during their busiest season!

Class Business Check-Up

Amy Tarr

"There is something miraculously special about each of you. But no one can tell you what it is. It takes life experiences to flush it out!"  Amy Tarr, National Community Director at MIE.

Amy took time on Tuesday to give students feedback on the class business and share a little of how Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship can help them in the future. As someone whose career did not follow a straight line, she was able to speak on the concept of how "CEO creates brain bridges. Take it all in!" As students visit businesses and hear from knowledgeable speakers, they are hearing verbiage and touching on basic concepts of owning a business, but they are also making connections and exploring their community. 

Loans and Banking

Kyle Klier

Kyle Klier, PSB Loan Officer, spoke with students on Wednesday concerning the process of obtaining a loan. Using various loan forms, he compared a personal loan, business loan, and mortgage. Students were able to ask specific questions that led to discussion on LTV, credit scores and how to prepare for a meeting with one’s banker. Kyle did a fantastic job and we appreciate him taking time to help us understand better. We also appreciate Peoples’ State Bank for all they do for Jasper County, but specifically for their investment in the CEO program!

Come Out on January 20th!

Come and join us Saturday, January 20th from 9am-3pm and see what these businesses have to offer! 


Alliance Tractor LLC

City of Newton

Eagle for Life

EJ Water Co-op

Elite Fitness


Evan's Ironworks


Farley Insurance Agency

Jasper County Chamber of Commerce



Kelly Hemrich, Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

MBT's This N' That Shope

The Medicine Shoppe

Muddy Saloon

Ochs Street Smoked Meats

Peoples' State Bank

Personal Service Realty, Inc.

The Push Ahead

Rauch's Jewelry

Rex Vault Service

Rodan and Fields Life-Changing Skin Care by Kristine

Simply Rewards Day Spa and Salon

State Farm Insurance

Weber, Tedford, Heap, and Ayres, PC

and possibly more!!!

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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.

If you are interested in participating in any of the above programs, use our contact form to send us a message

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