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Thank you to “On The Sign” for our digital advertising. Looks great and was easy to setup with their sales agent.
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Thank you to “On The Sign” for our digital advertising. Looks great and was easy to setup with their sales agent.

Check out our PSA on WSMI!! Tune into 106.1 FM & 1540 AM on Saturday, April 30th @ 12:35pm & Sunday, May 1 @ 12:05pm

Team Member Spotlight: Capturing moments from the sky is one of the many services provided by proprietor Ethan Lentz of Sky High Films.  During the CEO Marketplace, Ethan will be ...
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Team Member Spotlight: Capturing moments from the sky is one of the many services provided by proprietor Ethan Lentz of Sky High Films. During the CEO Marketplace, Ethan will be ...

T-Minus 5 days until Montgomery CEO Marketplace.  Watch for the Monday issue of the Journal paper to see a full write-up of each one of the CEOs businesses.  The board and I are so ...
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T-Minus 5 days until Montgomery CEO Marketplace. Watch for the Monday issue of the Journal paper to see a full write-up of each one of the CEOs businesses. The board and I are so ...

Mentor Meeting wrap-up!!!  I can't say enough about these mentors.  They have been a great resource to our CEO team and I know some of them have built lasting relationships.  Another ...
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Mentor Meeting wrap-up!!! I can't say enough about these mentors. They have been a great resource to our CEO team and I know some of them have built lasting relationships. Another ...

On Tuesday we had a business tour with investor Jeff Howell of All Precision Manufacturing in Coalton was a great opportunity for us to hear about the experience that some of his team ...
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On Tuesday we had a business tour with investor Jeff Howell of All Precision Manufacturing in Coalton was a great opportunity for us to hear about the experience that some of his team ...

Catching up with all that we have had going on this week.  On Monday we went to visit Pastor Ryan Follis at the First Baptist Church to do a "mock" setup for our Marketplace.  This was ...
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Catching up with all that we have had going on this week. On Monday we went to visit Pastor Ryan Follis at the First Baptist Church to do a "mock" setup for our Marketplace. This was ...

Team Member Spotlight Matthew Hill of Hill's Metal Art and Forging is wanting to help give your home that unique rustic look with his forged hardware pieces.  These hand-forged pieces ...
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Team Member Spotlight Matthew Hill of Hill's Metal Art and Forging is wanting to help give your home that unique rustic look with his forged hardware pieces. These hand-forged pieces ...

Team Member Spotlight  Let Polished by Presley help you to find a perfect accessory piece to accent your outfit and to show your personal style.  Jewelry should be fun for all of us at ...
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Team Member Spotlight Let Polished by Presley help you to find a perfect accessory piece to accent your outfit and to show your personal style. Jewelry should be fun for all of us at ...

Here is a sneak peek at the menu from J & C Eats Food Truck. They will be serving up some wonderful food at the CEO Marketplace on May 3rd from 4-7pm.
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Here is a sneak peek at the menu from J & C Eats Food Truck. They will be serving up some wonderful food at the CEO Marketplace on May 3rd from 4-7pm.

Team Member Spotlight: Designer Cora Stevens designs and makes unique jewelry pieces to complement the style of her clients.   Visit the Wire-To-Attire booth at the CEO Marketplace to ...
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Team Member Spotlight: Designer Cora Stevens designs and makes unique jewelry pieces to complement the style of her clients. Visit the Wire-To-Attire booth at the CEO Marketplace to ...

Team Member Spotlight!! It's the perfect time to get on the schedule for L&K Powerwashing.  Does your house need a good cleaning?  Driveways and sidewalks showing all of the winter ...
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Team Member Spotlight!! It's the perfect time to get on the schedule for L&K Powerwashing. Does your house need a good cleaning? Driveways and sidewalks showing all of the winter ...

We are busy in preparation for our Marketplace Event.  Please join us to browse our team's business ventures and to talk to them about their CEO experience.  Like and Share this post ...
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We are busy in preparation for our Marketplace Event. Please join us to browse our team's business ventures and to talk to them about their CEO experience. Like and Share this post ...

Business Tour: Hayes Abrasives in Hillsboro, Illinois Business Owner and guide David Hayes welcomed us into his boardroom for a brief history of his business and some valuable insight. ...
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Business Tour: Hayes Abrasives in Hillsboro, Illinois Business Owner and guide David Hayes welcomed us into his boardroom for a brief history of his business and some valuable insight. ...

Team Member Spotlight!  Red's Game Knight creator Timothy Ensley is wanting to bring his community and his passion together through the gaming experience.  Stop by his booth and find ...
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Team Member Spotlight! Red's Game Knight creator Timothy Ensley is wanting to bring his community and his passion together through the gaming experience. Stop by his booth and find ...

CEO Alumni member Maia Casterline of Bobo toys is always giving back to her community. Great job Maia!

Team Member Spotlight!!  LA Retail is operated by Landon Engelman.  Selling through StockX Landon can acquire highly desirable shoes for collectors and high fashion trendsetters. See ...
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Team Member Spotlight!! LA Retail is operated by Landon Engelman. Selling through StockX Landon can acquire highly desirable shoes for collectors and high fashion trendsetters. See ...

Business Tour: Skyview Drive-In located on Old Route 66 has been in operation for 72 years and has only been owned by 4 different owners.  The family affair of taking on this seasonal ...
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Business Tour: Skyview Drive-In located on Old Route 66 has been in operation for 72 years and has only been owned by 4 different owners. The family affair of taking on this seasonal ...

Team Member Spotlight!  Samantha Jackson of Sticker Spirit.  Stickers to feature your individuality and style.  Come shop her table at the CEO Marketplace Event on May 3rd.
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Team Member Spotlight! Samantha Jackson of Sticker Spirit. Stickers to feature your individuality and style. Come shop her table at the CEO Marketplace Event on May 3rd.

Team Member Spotlight!!   Cameron Crow of Crow Threads.  Visit his booth on May 3rd at the CEO Marketplace Event at the Litchfield Community Center. Doors open at 4pm!
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Team Member Spotlight!! Cameron Crow of Crow Threads. Visit his booth on May 3rd at the CEO Marketplace Event at the Litchfield Community Center. Doors open at 4pm!

Montgomery CEO team member Ethan Lentz's 30-second pitch features as one of the honorable mentions.  Check out the other pitches that received this honor along with Ethan.
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Montgomery CEO team member Ethan Lentz's 30-second pitch features as one of the honorable mentions. Check out the other pitches that received this honor along with Ethan.

Congratulations to Ethan Lentz of Sky High Films for making an honorable mention in this year's National CEO Pitch Competition.  As a team, we are very proud of you!
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Congratulations to Ethan Lentz of Sky High Films for making an honorable mention in this year's National CEO Pitch Competition. As a team, we are very proud of you!

Business owner Lance Lehnen gave our team a tour of the backend workings of the Nokomis Town Pump Bowl.  What started out as an investment to help the previous owner turned into the ...
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Business owner Lance Lehnen gave our team a tour of the backend workings of the Nokomis Town Pump Bowl. What started out as an investment to help the previous owner turned into the ...

It might have been snowing out today but the greenhouses of Nokomis Gift and Garden were in full bloom.  It's hard to believe that in two weeks those greenhouses will be empty.    Tom ...
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It might have been snowing out today but the greenhouses of Nokomis Gift and Garden were in full bloom. It's hard to believe that in two weeks those greenhouses will be empty. Tom ...

The Borgic Pok Partners Ltd. is an experience not everyone has the privilege of getting to be a part of.  Phil and his team were very knowledgeable and very eager to teach us.  They ...
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The Borgic Pok Partners Ltd. is an experience not everyone has the privilege of getting to be a part of. Phil and his team were very knowledgeable and very eager to teach us. They ...

Visiting a local manufacturing business shows how a company can hire good workers and develop them from the inside.  Atlas 46 is more than just a manufacturer of premium products it is ...
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Visiting a local manufacturing business shows how a company can hire good workers and develop them from the inside. Atlas 46 is more than just a manufacturer of premium products it is ...

One of the most interesting parts of the CEO experience is hearing our guests and hosts about their life "chapters".   Mrs. Betty Doke of Protect the Harvest lives by the idea that you ...
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One of the most interesting parts of the CEO experience is hearing our guests and hosts about their life "chapters". Mrs. Betty Doke of Protect the Harvest lives by the idea that you ...

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce offers the Hillsboro community a voice and advocate for their members' needs.  We learned that there are various levels of services.   Kaitlyn Fath works ...
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Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce offers the Hillsboro community a voice and advocate for their members' needs. We learned that there are various levels of services. Kaitlyn Fath works ...

Kendra Wright offered us some insightful advice on Financial Literacy.  These tools can be used further into college and their young adult life.  Just being aware of what influences ...
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Kendra Wright offered us some insightful advice on Financial Literacy. These tools can be used further into college and their young adult life. Just being aware of what influences ...

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