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The CEO 21’ team walked away absolutely inspired after this morning’s talk with Dave Dunn, owner of Masters Educational Services.    “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re ...
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The CEO 21’ team walked away absolutely inspired after this morning’s talk with Dave Dunn, owner of Masters Educational Services. “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re ...

Roses like you’ve never experienced  and a business model equally as unique.  So much wisdom today from Shelly Rosen, CEO of Luxe Bloom.  We’re very thankful for the connections ...
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Roses like you’ve never experienced and a business model equally as unique. So much wisdom today from Shelly Rosen, CEO of Luxe Bloom. We’re very thankful for the connections ...

In today’s business climate... Knowing your audience, “review mining” and the value of researching your future customer are a few of the tactics that can set you apart from the ...
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In today’s business climate... Knowing your audience, “review mining” and the value of researching your future customer are a few of the tactics that can set you apart from the ...

Hey everyone, we as a class are working on creating a class business and we’d like the input of the public. Please consider taking the time to take our one question survey! Thank ...
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Hey everyone, we as a class are working on creating a class business and we’d like the input of the public. Please consider taking the time to take our one question survey! Thank ...

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush?  Up until 1930...it wasn’t good.    Today the CEO 21’ team learned the importance of providing a service no one thinks about, how ...
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Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush? Up until 1930...it wasn’t good. Today the CEO 21’ team learned the importance of providing a service no one thinks about, how ...

Such a valuable time with Toby and the Jet Air, Inc. team!  This company has truly invested in Knox County.  Thank you for investing in the CEO 21’ team this morning!
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Such a valuable time with Toby and the Jet Air, Inc. team! This company has truly invested in Knox County. Thank you for investing in the CEO 21’ team this morning!

The CEO 21’ team’s research for their class business took them to a little treasure West of Galesburg.  A lot goes on behind the scenes to make movie magic happen at the Blue Moon ...
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The CEO 21’ team’s research for their class business took them to a little treasure West of Galesburg. A lot goes on behind the scenes to make movie magic happen at the Blue Moon ...

Brainstorm/SWOT 2.0...
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Brainstorm/SWOT 2.0...

“Over time, first impressions are replaced by reputation.”   Great session today revisiting Tracy Engstrom, Sandburg Career Development, for the new focus on “Executive Presence”.
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“Over time, first impressions are replaced by reputation.” Great session today revisiting Tracy Engstrom, Sandburg Career Development, for the new focus on “Executive Presence”.

Such an inspirational story of pursuing your dreams from Phil & Johanna, owners of Henn House BBQ Catering and Food Truck.    Just what the CEO 21’ team needed to hear.  Truly a Knox ...
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Such an inspirational story of pursuing your dreams from Phil & Johanna, owners of Henn House BBQ Catering and Food Truck. Just what the CEO 21’ team needed to hear. Truly a Knox ...

The CEO 21’ team got pallet load of wisdom from Tony Cokel, owner of Robbin’s Pallets in Galesburg.   So much to unpack for our students. Topics like niche, safety, liability ...
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The CEO 21’ team got pallet load of wisdom from Tony Cokel, owner of Robbin’s Pallets in Galesburg. So much to unpack for our students. Topics like niche, safety, liability ...

Fun day with the CEO 21’ team brainstorming the class business and discovering what makes the SWOT analysis so important for launching a new idea!  The top 3 ideas are pretty cool.  ...
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Fun day with the CEO 21’ team brainstorming the class business and discovering what makes the SWOT analysis so important for launching a new idea! The top 3 ideas are pretty cool. ...

“People don’t buy ‘what’ you do...they buy ‘Why’ you do it.” - Simon Sinek  Great conversation about starting with”Why” this morning with the CEO 21’ team.    If you haven’t seen this ...
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“People don’t buy ‘what’ you do...they buy ‘Why’ you do it.” - Simon Sinek Great conversation about starting with”Why” this morning with the CEO 21’ team. If you haven’t seen this ...

Effective communication is crucial.  Especially in business.    Today the CEO 21’ team got some interactive training from our partners at Carl Sandburg College.     Here, the team ...
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Effective communication is crucial. Especially in business. Today the CEO 21’ team got some interactive training from our partners at Carl Sandburg College. Here, the team ...

Such a delicious visit to hear Laura Anderson, owner of The Carriage House, tell her inspiring story of a second career and pursuing her passion.    Known for the best cinnamon roles ...
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Such a delicious visit to hear Laura Anderson, owner of The Carriage House, tell her inspiring story of a second career and pursuing her passion. Known for the best cinnamon roles ...

The CEO 21’ team received a truck load of golden insight and knowledge this morning.  Rick Collins, owner of Trillium Dell,  proved why he’s been asked to speak to Ivy League ...
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The CEO 21’ team received a truck load of golden insight and knowledge this morning. Rick Collins, owner of Trillium Dell, proved why he’s been asked to speak to Ivy League ...

Such a treat to spend time with Andrew & Karlie Elliott Bowman, owners of Pilot Knob Comforts, this morning.  The CEO 21’ team was even able to enjoy a bag of their incredible ...
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Such a treat to spend time with Andrew & Karlie Elliott Bowman, owners of Pilot Knob Comforts, this morning. The CEO 21’ team was even able to enjoy a bag of their incredible ...

Sometimes an hour and a half doesn’t seem like long enough!  Such an important conversation for our students with the Hansen family this morning.  Matthew and Sarah Hansen own the Knox ...
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Sometimes an hour and a half doesn’t seem like long enough! Such an important conversation for our students with the Hansen family this morning. Matthew and Sarah Hansen own the Knox ...

Happy Pumpkin Spice season!  So thankful for Main Street Codes allowing us to use their space this morning.  Great environment for cultivating conversation and innovation.  Today ...
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Happy Pumpkin Spice season! So thankful for Main Street Codes allowing us to use their space this morning. Great environment for cultivating conversation and innovation. Today ...

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