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Illini Prairie CEO students had a wonderful time at Monahan Partners this morning! A huge thanks to President Kevin Monahan for discussing everything from manufacturing processes and ...
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Illini Prairie CEO students had a wonderful time at Monahan Partners this morning! A huge thanks to President Kevin Monahan for discussing everything from manufacturing processes and ...

Where are CEO students today? Hint: They are a 5th generation family business and proud supporter of Illini Prairie CEO!
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Where are CEO students today? Hint: They are a 5th generation family business and proud supporter of Illini Prairie CEO!

"Stop waiting for things to happen and instead start working for a purpose." Justin Older, P.E.   Our first Zoom was a success! A huge thank you to Mechanical Engineer Justin Older for ...
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"Stop waiting for things to happen and instead start working for a purpose." Justin Older, P.E. Our first Zoom was a success! A huge thank you to Mechanical Engineer Justin Older for ...

Student journal excerpt week #5
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Student journal excerpt week #5

Illini Prairie CEO Investor and Board Member Robert Kosic stopped by to visit CEO students during their first day in Arcola!  Kosic, a local attorney, spoke to CEO students about the 4 ...
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Illini Prairie CEO Investor and Board Member Robert Kosic stopped by to visit CEO students during their first day in Arcola! Kosic, a local attorney, spoke to CEO students about the 4 ...

What a beautiful morning! Illini Prairie CEO students are so excited to call "Amazing Arcola" home for the next four weeks!
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What a beautiful morning! Illini Prairie CEO students are so excited to call "Amazing Arcola" home for the next four weeks!

Shout out to Sav-Mor Tuscola Pharmacy Manager, Heather Madden for squeezing Illini Prairie CEO students in for a quick tour on Thursday! Students appreciated your discussion on ...
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Shout out to Sav-Mor Tuscola Pharmacy Manager, Heather Madden for squeezing Illini Prairie CEO students in for a quick tour on Thursday! Students appreciated your discussion on ...

Who says community clean-up day has to be boring? Combine it with a fun, team building, mini scavenger hunt and CEO students will have a blast!   Some tasks included picking up the ...
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Who says community clean-up day has to be boring? Combine it with a fun, team building, mini scavenger hunt and CEO students will have a blast! Some tasks included picking up the ...

Sneak peak at what CEO students have been working on these last few weeks! Stay tuned!
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Sneak peak at what CEO students have been working on these last few weeks! Stay tuned!

Regardless of your skill sets you can always carry with you respect, kindness, understanding and more importantly, a willingness to learn," Daniel Kleiss. "And THAT is what will set ...
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Regardless of your skill sets you can always carry with you respect, kindness, understanding and more importantly, a willingness to learn," Daniel Kleiss. "And THAT is what will set ...

Students walked into an Intro to Marketing 101 class this morning courtesy of Your Tuscola Car Guy, Wil Eads!   Thank you so much for coming in today and offering your services to our ...
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Students walked into an Intro to Marketing 101 class this morning courtesy of Your Tuscola Car Guy, Wil Eads! Thank you so much for coming in today and offering your services to our ...

CEO students had a "sweet" morning at Sweet Soul Boutique, thanks to owner and former CEO mentor Stacey Rea! Students learned all about how to establish prices and discussed the ...
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CEO students had a "sweet" morning at Sweet Soul Boutique, thanks to owner and former CEO mentor Stacey Rea! Students learned all about how to establish prices and discussed the ...

"Your first impression may open the door to opportunity, however creating a lasting impression is what will set you (and your business) apart from the rest." - Doug Bonczek.   A ...
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"Your first impression may open the door to opportunity, however creating a lasting impression is what will set you (and your business) apart from the rest." - Doug Bonczek. A ...

Student journal excerpt week three:
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Student journal excerpt week three:

Thank you Anna Dvorachek, Executive Director of the Douglas County Museum, for giving CEO students a behind the scenes tour of the county museum this morning!
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Thank you Anna Dvorachek, Executive Director of the Douglas County Museum, for giving CEO students a behind the scenes tour of the county museum this morning!

A huge thank you to David Porter for speaking to Illini Prairie CEO students on the importance of news literacy. Students even got a bonus tour of The Vault!
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A huge thank you to David Porter for speaking to Illini Prairie CEO students on the importance of news literacy. Students even got a bonus tour of The Vault!

Road trip anyone? Let Illini Prairie CEO students be your guides!    Todays "Illinois Road Trip Challenge" was just what these students needed to relax, have fun, and improve both ...
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Road trip anyone? Let Illini Prairie CEO students be your guides! Todays "Illinois Road Trip Challenge" was just what these students needed to relax, have fun, and improve both ...

Although we never did settle the age old debate of who makes the better tractor: John Deere green or Case red, students took in a lot of valuable information from Douglas County Farm ...
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Although we never did settle the age old debate of who makes the better tractor: John Deere green or Case red, students took in a lot of valuable information from Douglas County Farm ...

Student journal excerpt week two:
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Student journal excerpt week two:

CEO students had a great time touring The Great Pumpkin Patch with Facilitator Mac Condill this morning!
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CEO students had a great time touring The Great Pumpkin Patch with Facilitator Mac Condill this morning!

Last but certainly not least, please join us in welcoming our newest Co-Facilitator Hannah Myers.   Hannah, along with her husband and two children, have called Arcola home for 13 ...
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Last but certainly not least, please join us in welcoming our newest Co-Facilitator Hannah Myers. Hannah, along with her husband and two children, have called Arcola home for 13 ...

CEO students learned alot about 💰 at TNB this morning!  A huge thank you to TNB President, Lloyd Murphy for introducing important financial concepts and an additional thank you to TNB ...
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CEO students learned alot about 💰 at TNB this morning! A huge thank you to TNB President, Lloyd Murphy for introducing important financial concepts and an additional thank you to TNB ...

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