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Let's not forget to introduce our amazing Lead Facilitator Mac Condill! Mac and his wife own and operate the Great Pumpkin Patch and The Homestead Bakery in Arthur, Illinois. When it ...
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Let's not forget to introduce our amazing Lead Facilitator Mac Condill! Mac and his wife own and operate the Great Pumpkin Patch and The Homestead Bakery in Arthur, Illinois. When it ...

Please join us in welcoming out 11th entrepreneur, Adeleigh Ross!  Hi my name is Addie and I am a senior at Sullivan High School. I consider myself to be extremely creative and I enjoy ...
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Please join us in welcoming out 11th entrepreneur, Adeleigh Ross! Hi my name is Addie and I am a senior at Sullivan High School. I consider myself to be extremely creative and I enjoy ...

Student journal excerpt from week #1:
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Student journal excerpt from week #1:

A huge thank you to Whitney Heredia Photography- Tuscola Newborn, Child and Family Photographer for opening up her space to Illini Prairie CEO students this morning and hosting our ...
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A huge thank you to Whitney Heredia Photography- Tuscola Newborn, Child and Family Photographer for opening up her space to Illini Prairie CEO students this morning and hosting our ...

According to quality engineer W. Edwards Deming: “If you do not know how to ask the right questions, you discover nothing."   As students prepare for a year full of business tours ...
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According to quality engineer W. Edwards Deming: “If you do not know how to ask the right questions, you discover nothing." As students prepare for a year full of business tours ...

Oh no! CEO students just learned that 10-12 high profile business executives with sophisticated palates are coming to Tuscola and it's up to THEM to feed them! Doesn't sound too bad ...
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Oh no! CEO students just learned that 10-12 high profile business executives with sophisticated palates are coming to Tuscola and it's up to THEM to feed them! Doesn't sound too bad ...

Meet Kelly Toto!  Hello, my name is Kelly Toto I'm a senior at ALAH Highschool. I joined CEO to get more involved with the community and get out of my comfort zone. Also I want to ...
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Meet Kelly Toto! Hello, my name is Kelly Toto I'm a senior at ALAH Highschool. I joined CEO to get more involved with the community and get out of my comfort zone. Also I want to ...

Meet Thomas Brown another one of our 11 entrepreneurs!  My name is Thomas Brown.  I currently attend Tuscola High School and am part of the basketball team.  I enjoy being involved in ...
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Meet Thomas Brown another one of our 11 entrepreneurs! My name is Thomas Brown. I currently attend Tuscola High School and am part of the basketball team. I enjoy being involved in ...

Let's welcome Makenzie Herschberger to CEO!  Hi, my name is Makenzie Herschberger and I attend Tuscola High School.  I joined CEO as a way to learn more about business development. The ...
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Let's welcome Makenzie Herschberger to CEO! Hi, my name is Makenzie Herschberger and I attend Tuscola High School. I joined CEO as a way to learn more about business development. The ...

Meet Dakota Freese!  Hi, my name is Dakota Freese and I attend Sullivan High School.  I wanted to join CEO because I've always thought about starting my own business.  My friend, and ...
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Meet Dakota Freese! Hi, my name is Dakota Freese and I attend Sullivan High School. I wanted to join CEO because I've always thought about starting my own business. My friend, and ...

Meet our next entrepreneur, Alex Kuhns!  My name is Alex Kuhns and I am 17 years old.  I am from Arcola and work at Monical's Pizza. I also play golf and basketball. I joined CEO ...
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Meet our next entrepreneur, Alex Kuhns! My name is Alex Kuhns and I am 17 years old. I am from Arcola and work at Monical's Pizza. I also play golf and basketball. I joined CEO ...

Next up, meet Adi Patel!  Hi, my name is Adi Patel and I am a junior at Tuscola High School.  I joined CEO to learn more about business and entrepreneurship.  I have always wanted to ...
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Next up, meet Adi Patel! Hi, my name is Adi Patel and I am a junior at Tuscola High School. I joined CEO to learn more about business and entrepreneurship. I have always wanted to ...

Meet Kenzie Fornshell, another one of our 11 entrepreneurs!  My name is Kenzie Fornshell and I am a senior at Tuscola High School.  I am a member of SADD and NHS.  I joined CEO to ...
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Meet Kenzie Fornshell, another one of our 11 entrepreneurs! My name is Kenzie Fornshell and I am a senior at Tuscola High School. I am a member of SADD and NHS. I joined CEO to ...

Tyson Macaulay is another entrepreneur who's joined Illini Prairie CEO.  Hi, my name is Tyson Macaulay and I am a junior at Tuscola High School.  I joined CEO because I wanted to learn ...
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Tyson Macaulay is another entrepreneur who's joined Illini Prairie CEO. Hi, my name is Tyson Macaulay and I am a junior at Tuscola High School. I joined CEO because I wanted to learn ...

Meet Zackary Ozier!  My name is Zackary Ozier and I am a senior at Sullivan High School.  I first heard about this program from former student Alexa Hauser. I plan to pursue a ...
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Meet Zackary Ozier! My name is Zackary Ozier and I am a senior at Sullivan High School. I first heard about this program from former student Alexa Hauser. I plan to pursue a ...

Illini Prairie CEO is happy to introduce our 11 entrepreneurs in the 2021-2022 program!   Meet Brady Urban!   Hello, my name is Brady Urban and I attend Tuscola High School.  I joined ...
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Illini Prairie CEO is happy to introduce our 11 entrepreneurs in the 2021-2022 program! Meet Brady Urban! Hello, my name is Brady Urban and I attend Tuscola High School. I joined ...

What better way to start the year than with a good ol' fashioned snowball fight!
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What better way to start the year than with a good ol' fashioned snowball fight!

What an inspirational story from former Effingham CEO student Michael Brummer. And to think, his first business was a hot dog cart! 🌭 😁  Dream big students! We can't wait to see you ...
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What an inspirational story from former Effingham CEO student Michael Brummer. And to think, his first business was a hot dog cart! 🌭 😁 Dream big students! We can't wait to see you ...

Illini Prairie CEO is thrilled to call Tuscola "home" for the first 5 weeks of our program. During our time here, students will have the opportunity to explore local businesses, hear ...
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Illini Prairie CEO is thrilled to call Tuscola "home" for the first 5 weeks of our program. During our time here, students will have the opportunity to explore local businesses, hear ...

Another successful Student/Parent Orientation is in the books! After an interesting Icebreaker challenge, which involved students/parents working together to give their best 30 second ...
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Another successful Student/Parent Orientation is in the books! After an interesting Icebreaker challenge, which involved students/parents working together to give their best 30 second ...

Co-Facilitors Mac Condill and Hannah Kremitzki Myers anxiously wait to greet new students and parents at the Illini Prairie CEO Student Orientation.
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Co-Facilitors Mac Condill and Hannah Kremitzki Myers anxiously wait to greet new students and parents at the Illini Prairie CEO Student Orientation.

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