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Please join the GC CEO board members in welcoming our new facilitator, Chris Harrison!   Chris Harrison earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Masters of Arts degree in ...
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Please join the GC CEO board members in welcoming our new facilitator, Chris Harrison! Chris Harrison earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Masters of Arts degree in ...

Join the GC CEO Board Members in wishing our facilitator, Karen Greenwald, a very happy retirement! Karen has been our facilitator since inception 6 years ago. Thank you Karen for all ...
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Join the GC CEO Board Members in wishing our facilitator, Karen Greenwald, a very happy retirement! Karen has been our facilitator since inception 6 years ago. Thank you Karen for all ...

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! This year you have been faced with unique challenges, but together as a group, nothing could stand in your way. The Granite City CEO Board Members ...
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Congratulations to the Class of 2020! This year you have been faced with unique challenges, but together as a group, nothing could stand in your way. The Granite City CEO Board Members ...

Student Ellie Wiehardt How COVID-19 Has Affected My Senior Year I cannot begin to express my feelings around the turmoil COVID-19 has brought into my life. One day I am doing okay and ...

CEO Student Cristian Romero with Dr. Almeda Lahr-Well  Dear Dr. Almeda M. Lahr-Well,  I enjoyed every moment we had. It was an honor to have you as my mentor. I found it quite ironic ...
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CEO Student Cristian Romero with Dr. Almeda Lahr-Well Dear Dr. Almeda M. Lahr-Well, I enjoyed every moment we had. It was an honor to have you as my mentor. I found it quite ironic ...

Final Thoughts by Student Cristian Romero  My biggest takeaways from CEO, wow ! It’s really gotten to be that time of the year. I was told over the summer this would go by in the blink ...
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Final Thoughts by Student Cristian Romero My biggest takeaways from CEO, wow ! It’s really gotten to be that time of the year. I was told over the summer this would go by in the blink ...

Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, was our final guest speaker of our CEO year. She was the featured speaker for the Midland Institute of Entrepreneurship's Weekly ...
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Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, was our final guest speaker of our CEO year. She was the featured speaker for the Midland Institute of Entrepreneurship's Weekly ...

Entrepreneur Kirstyn Martin's start up business is K's Kandles. She offers wax melts and 3 sizes of candles, 14, 8 and 4 ounces. Visit, like and purchase from Kirstyn on K's ...
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Entrepreneur Kirstyn Martin's start up business is K's Kandles. She offers wax melts and 3 sizes of candles, 14, 8 and 4 ounces. Visit, like and purchase from Kirstyn on K's ...

Calvary Life Church (CLC), one of our Granite City CEO investors, partnered with two of our CEO students, who are also members of CLC, Kirstyn Martin and Andrea Gibson, to present all ...
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Calvary Life Church (CLC), one of our Granite City CEO investors, partnered with two of our CEO students, who are also members of CLC, Kirstyn Martin and Andrea Gibson, to present all ...

Founder and scrunchie extraordinaire Andrea Gibson is selling scrunchies made from thrift clothes and material.   $2 each or 3 for $5  Follow her on Instagram and purchase your ...
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Founder and scrunchie extraordinaire Andrea Gibson is selling scrunchies made from thrift clothes and material. $2 each or 3 for $5 Follow her on Instagram and purchase your ...

Check out CEO student Ellie Wiehardt's start up business, Ellie's Wood Designs, and purchase your unique wood creation for your room or office. Visit her Facebook page for pricing and ...
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Check out CEO student Ellie Wiehardt's start up business, Ellie's Wood Designs, and purchase your unique wood creation for your room or office. Visit her Facebook page for pricing and ...

Two Effingham County CEO alumni were the featured Zoom guest speakers for the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship weekly series. Alexis Teichmiller shared her story and her first ...
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Two Effingham County CEO alumni were the featured Zoom guest speakers for the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship weekly series. Alexis Teichmiller shared her story and her first ...

Student Andrew Schmidt and Mentor Gail Mueller, Nicol Financial Services  “I’m so happy to have Gail Mueller as my mentor. She has taught me a great deal of important lessons to ...
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Student Andrew Schmidt and Mentor Gail Mueller, Nicol Financial Services “I’m so happy to have Gail Mueller as my mentor. She has taught me a great deal of important lessons to ...

It was so good to see the faces of my awesome CEO students and sneak in a few hugs and pics. We didn’t keep our social distance for a few minutes. Karen Greenwald, CEO facilitator, and ...
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It was so good to see the faces of my awesome CEO students and sneak in a few hugs and pics. We didn’t keep our social distance for a few minutes. Karen Greenwald, CEO facilitator, and ...

To all the teachers - Your dedication, patience, and determination has allowed students to pursue their ambitions in life. Thank you! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
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To all the teachers - Your dedication, patience, and determination has allowed students to pursue their ambitions in life. Thank you! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Each CEO student has the opportunity to participate in the CEO National Pitch Competition, which kicked off on April 30. Doug Villhard, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Washington ...
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Each CEO student has the opportunity to participate in the CEO National Pitch Competition, which kicked off on April 30. Doug Villhard, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Washington ...

CEO appreciates and sincerely thanks all our Granite City CEO mentors. A big shout out to Kate Kite for coordinating our mentor mornings and the Six Mile Regional Library for hosting ...
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CEO appreciates and sincerely thanks all our Granite City CEO mentors. A big shout out to Kate Kite for coordinating our mentor mornings and the Six Mile Regional Library for hosting ...

Kirstyn Martin with Mentor Alicia Lignoul, 1st MidAmerica Credit Union  Alicia was everything I expected for a mentor and more! She's one of the sweetest people ever and is awesome ...
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Kirstyn Martin with Mentor Alicia Lignoul, 1st MidAmerica Credit Union Alicia was everything I expected for a mentor and more! She's one of the sweetest people ever and is awesome ...

Andrea Gibson with Mentor Megan Dittman, Boeing  I was blessed to have Megan Dittman as my CEO mentor! Every time I ran into a problem, she was there to help me find a solution and ...
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Andrea Gibson with Mentor Megan Dittman, Boeing I was blessed to have Megan Dittman as my CEO mentor! Every time I ran into a problem, she was there to help me find a solution and ...

Ellie Wiehardt with Mentor Jamie Hoge, First Bank  I would like to thank Jamie Hoge for being a great mentor. Her ongoing support and encouragement helped me to see the strengths in ...
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Ellie Wiehardt with Mentor Jamie Hoge, First Bank I would like to thank Jamie Hoge for being a great mentor. Her ongoing support and encouragement helped me to see the strengths in ...

Our Granite City CEO Mentors are the backbone of our CEO Program and are essential in developing the entrepreneurial spirit, problem solving and communication skills in our young ...
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Our Granite City CEO Mentors are the backbone of our CEO Program and are essential in developing the entrepreneurial spirit, problem solving and communication skills in our young ...

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