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Meet Casey Folger a Senior at Galesburg High School!
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Meet Casey Folger a Senior at Galesburg High School!

Excited or nervous?  How about a little bit of both.  Business plan day!
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Excited or nervous? How about a little bit of both. Business plan day!

Meet Ryan Nash a senior at Galesburg High!
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Meet Ryan Nash a senior at Galesburg High!

"The most important glue in the economy isn't money...it's trust." - Prof. Richard Stout  One of the course objectives for the CEO program is a discussion on Supply & Demand and how ...
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"The most important glue in the economy isn't money...it's trust." - Prof. Richard Stout One of the course objectives for the CEO program is a discussion on Supply & Demand and how ...

"I think it would be cool if..."  -The famous first words of a serial entrepreneur  Extremely helpful conversation this morning with the Academic Director for Entrepreneurship at Olin ...
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"I think it would be cool if..." -The famous first words of a serial entrepreneur Extremely helpful conversation this morning with the Academic Director for Entrepreneurship at Olin ...

“There’s an employee mindset and a boss mindset. What happens up top [in your mind] makes all the difference.”  “If you hang out with 5 millionaires, you’ll be the 6th.  Who you hang ...
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“There’s an employee mindset and a boss mindset. What happens up top [in your mind] makes all the difference.” “If you hang out with 5 millionaires, you’ll be the 6th. Who you hang ...

A great conversation this morning with the owner of Abbe Lanes, Jared Moshier. Jared has owned and operated Abingdon bowling alley and restaurant for the past 4 years when he decided ...
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A great conversation this morning with the owner of Abbe Lanes, Jared Moshier. Jared has owned and operated Abingdon bowling alley and restaurant for the past 4 years when he decided ...

Such a valuable conversation with Adam Vitale.  Our CEO 21' Team is better for it!
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Such a valuable conversation with Adam Vitale. Our CEO 21' Team is better for it!

“Always have a mentor.”  “Building a network is one of the most important parts of an education.”  “Talking to others in a different business can help shape yours.”  The CEO 21’ Team ...
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“Always have a mentor.” “Building a network is one of the most important parts of an education.” “Talking to others in a different business can help shape yours.” The CEO 21’ Team ...

Meet Nathaniel Beebe, and senior home school student!
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Meet Nathaniel Beebe, and senior home school student!

Meet Natalie Courtney a senior at Galesburg High School!
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Meet Natalie Courtney a senior at Galesburg High School!

Great conversation with Erin, Ross & Joey at The Orpheum Theatre this morning.  Anyone who's ever taken in a show or an event here knows the treasure the Orpheum theater is to our ...
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Great conversation with Erin, Ross & Joey at The Orpheum Theatre this morning. Anyone who's ever taken in a show or an event here knows the treasure the Orpheum theater is to our ...

Meet the owner of Cain's Confectionary Creations, Ali Cain a junior at ROWVA CUSD #208!
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Meet the owner of Cain's Confectionary Creations, Ali Cain a junior at ROWVA CUSD #208!

"Your permission slip has been signed.  Take the initiative, have the conversation, schedule the meeting.  You never know what door will open." - Austin Brooks  "What can you do to get ...
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"Your permission slip has been signed. Take the initiative, have the conversation, schedule the meeting. You never know what door will open." - Austin Brooks "What can you do to get ...

“When business is good, don’t stop pursuing growth and more opportunities.”  Great chat with Rob Kalb, President of Kalb Corporation, this morning.   Thank you Rob for investing in the ...
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“When business is good, don’t stop pursuing growth and more opportunities.” Great chat with Rob Kalb, President of Kalb Corporation, this morning. Thank you Rob for investing in the ...

“Treat everyone with respect. Always tell the truth.”  - Scott Erickson - Knox County Clerk  One of the first steps in starting a small business in Knox County is registering your ...
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“Treat everyone with respect. Always tell the truth.” - Scott Erickson - Knox County Clerk One of the first steps in starting a small business in Knox County is registering your ...

“Set Goals. Write them down. Allow them to change. No one got 2020 right.”  “If your business does not solve a problem...why would I give you my money?”  Such a valuable conversation ...
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“Set Goals. Write them down. Allow them to change. No one got 2020 right.” “If your business does not solve a problem...why would I give you my money?” Such a valuable conversation ...

Name a dual credit class that actually delivers a paycheck.  Correct, the Knox County IL CEO program.    Apply for 2022 today!  #SelfieWithKen...just before payday! After their ...
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Name a dual credit class that actually delivers a paycheck. Correct, the Knox County IL CEO program. Apply for 2022 today! #SelfieWithKen...just before payday! After their ...

“Word of mouth is insufficient.”  “Sometimes you don’t know who your real customer is for a few years.”  “You don’t have to re-invent the wheel to be successful.”  Great conversation ...
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“Word of mouth is insufficient.” “Sometimes you don’t know who your real customer is for a few years.” “You don’t have to re-invent the wheel to be successful.” Great conversation ...

Meet Dasha Paige!...a senior at Galesburg High School.
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Meet Dasha Paige!...a senior at Galesburg High School.

"Relationships, Friendships...the 'ships', are something you have to work on everyday." - Tiffany Springer  The CEO 21' Team was able to hear from the founding facilitator and current ...
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"Relationships, Friendships...the 'ships', are something you have to work on everyday." - Tiffany Springer The CEO 21' Team was able to hear from the founding facilitator and current ...

Meet Donavon Henry! ...a senior at Knoxville High School.
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Meet Donavon Henry! ...a senior at Knoxville High School.

Meet Kenz Musser!
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Meet Kenz Musser!

“Be confident. If you don’t believe in what you’re selling the customer won’t either.”  -Carrie Walters  Great site visit today with 2 of the owners of HPW, Carrie Walters and Allan ...
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“Be confident. If you don’t believe in what you’re selling the customer won’t either.” -Carrie Walters Great site visit today with 2 of the owners of HPW, Carrie Walters and Allan ...

Watch the video at knoxcountyilceo.com/applynow to see the amazing CEO experiences of other alumni and to apply now!
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Watch the video at knoxcountyilceo.com/applynow to see the amazing CEO experiences of other alumni and to apply now!

"All you have to do is see the people."  This early advice from Chris Bayer's grandfather has paved the way for a successful career with Molyneaux Insurance.  A great opportunity for ...
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"All you have to do is see the people." This early advice from Chris Bayer's grandfather has paved the way for a successful career with Molyneaux Insurance. A great opportunity for ...

Help give your high school student the outside of the classroom, real world, Knox County IL CEO learning environment by going to www.knoxcountyilceo.com/applynow today!
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Help give your high school student the outside of the classroom, real world, Knox County IL CEO learning environment by going to www.knoxcountyilceo.com/applynow today!

Productive day drilling down on 2 of the individual businesses as the team helps each other talk through some potential hurdles.  "Saying it out loud helps give me an idea of where I ...
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Productive day drilling down on 2 of the individual businesses as the team helps each other talk through some potential hurdles. "Saying it out loud helps give me an idea of where I ...

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