Category Archives: News

CEO: Businesses are Starting


It is really happening!  The businesses are in various stages of starting, websites are becoming active, Facebook “likes” are growing, display materials are arriving or being created, and some treps have even earned income already!! Using the fantastic headshots donated by Angelic Images’ Treena and Josh Ditto, also owners of Tech Guy Consulting, let us introduce you to our young […]

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Union County CEO – Week 27 Newsletter


Thank you to US Bank’s Glenda Boone and Toni Perkins, Anna State Bank’s Jon Vicenzi and Greg George, Anna-Jonesboro National Bank’s Nina Lofton, Capaha Bank’s Josh Joiner, and Small Business Development Center’s Candy Eastwood and Brett Whitnel  for reading and critiquing the business plans for our CEO team members in preparation for Loan Request Day.  What excellent practice this is for […]

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Union County CEO Team ready for final step


What do a horse, a box of old curling pictures, and mascara have in common?  These are just some of the items featured by the new Union County CEO businesses. With two thirds of the year behind them, Union County CEO team members—juniors and seniors selected from Union County high schools—are about to launch their own businesses. Some will be […]

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Union County CEO – Workshop Days, Wonders, Words and Wow


As of March 1, the students have visited 48 businesses, have heard 19 speakers, and have had 39 visitors.  Among those visitors are 8 business mentor volunteers specifically assigned to have weekly contact with their protégés.  That “visitor” number also includes 16 local professionals who will have reviewed the 6-10-page business plans before CEO team members meet one on one […]

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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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