Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pizza, Magic and Home


We were pleased to host Chris Egelston, magician and motivational speaker, who has a BS in Marketing and an MBA from SIU.    His topic, Entrepreneurial Success Principles, was perfect for where we are in our class experiences, especially the part with Trade Show tips. Logan Jerolds:  I was completely amazed by Mr. Chris Egelston.  The way that he was […]

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ECRC Training on Economic Development- Marion, Illinois


Location: John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Dr, Carterville, IL Dates: April 25, 2016 – April 26, 2016 Time: (all day) Details: Module A: Two-day Intensive Course on Economic Development Leadership Who should attend? Course content is specially designed for local elected officials and high-level economic development leadership. The DRA will offer 16 courses on this topic throughout the […]

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CEO: The CEO Experience and More


When they are not touring businesses or hearing speakers, the CEO team is heavily involved with writing their official business plans for execution this spring.  They are making appointments to discuss different facets with local business professionals, researching, analyzing, and writing.  The first written drafts are due this week, so they are feeling some pressure. Read more…

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CEO: A Memorable Week


Meet the Mentor Breakfast, featured in a special edition newsletter available on our Facebook page, was the event where the team members officially met their mentors in that new role. Protege and mentor similarities in interests and business were taken into consideration by the committee. Read more…

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