A Night in New York: The Results are In!

Everyone is Talking About A Night in New York!!

Gross Profits Exceeded $21,000!

We told you it was going to be a night to remember...and you came! More than 500 people “laughed so hard tears ran down their leg.” With gross sales of more than $21,000 and a net profit of more than $13,000 from ticket sales, concessions, sponsorships, to pictures with the Statue of Liberty, and the main event itself...our customers told us time and again that A Night in New York was a smash hit! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and attended. Watch the video highlights and share the experience with others. And, remember, join us next year for MoCo Entertainment’s ongoing commitment to county-wide entertainment you are sure to love!

"I Think Therefore I Am" : Believe in Yourself!

with Keith Parr

Keith Parr visited Montgomery CEO to impart his knowledge of business, patents, and lessons from life experiences. Keith grew up in Donnellson and graduated from Hillsboro High School. His senior yearbook quote, “I can because I think I can,” inspires him still. “You have to have a strong belief system. Adopt a belief system in something that you have an interest in, a passion for, and when it becomes a life purpose it won’t feel like work.” He attributes his success to not simply being at the right place at the right time. “Preparation meets opportunities. Some people call it luck but being able to make the most of an opportunity when it presents itself isn’t luck, it’s the result of preparation.” Keith explained his particular scope of litigation and expertise including intellectual property, patents, trademarks, and nondisclosure agreements. Toward the end Keith explained, “you can always get sued but you can’t live in fear. Believe in yourself and believe in what you do and you will always be successful.”

Visiting with the Nokomis Chamber of Commerce

Sharing the CEO Experience
Montgomery CEO hosted the Nokomis Chamber of Commerce to introduce the Chamber to CEO and this year's team members. The team shared how the program has impacted their lives, about their personal startup businesses, and then intermingled with Nokomis professionals. Toward the end of breakfast chamber members and team members exchanged ideas related to growing business in rural America and how to grow the relationship of commerce and youth. Thanks Nokomis COC for sharing your support and ideas with our young entrepreneurs!

Banker Day with our Local Bankers

Team Members Pitch their Personal Businesses!

Last Thursday team members entered their local banks and presented their business plan with the hope of receiving startup capital from the class business funds. A special thanks to Mike Fleming (Litchfield National Bank), Kevin Niemann (FNB Litchfield), Patty Clarke (FNB Raymond), Ed Heck (FNB Nokomis), and Misty Borrowman (National Bank Hillsboro) for setting up and hosting interviews. As investors and community bankers your investment will pay dividends! Stay tuned as the team sets out to begin their business ventures in the coming months. 

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