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CEO Trade Show 2018

Hancock County CEO Class
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The Hancock County Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) Class will host its annual Trade Show on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at Lake Hill Winery and Banquet Hall, 1822 East County Road 1540 in Carthage.

The Hancock County CEO Trade Show is the culminating activity of a year-long accredited entrepreneurship course designed to utilize public/private partnerships that allow a community to connect with its best resource – its young people. The Hancock County CEO Class is open to all juniors and seniors in the four county high schools. The Trade Show highlights each student’s individual business and gives attendees the opportunity to meet the students, hear about their personal businesses and learn more about the CEO program.

The CEO program involves investors and other members of the business community who provide funding, meeting space, business tours, and one-on-one mentoring. Students visit dozens of area businesses, learn from multiple guest speakers, participate in a class business, write business plans, and start and operate their own real businesses. Business concepts learned through the experiential CEO class are critical; the 21st century skills of problem-solving, teamwork, self-motivation, responsibility, higher-order thinking, communication, and inquiry are at the heart of a student’s development throughout the course. CEO is built completely around real life, real world experiences.

The Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship oversees the CEO Program, and there are currently 39 CEO communities in four states. CEO has proven to be a powerful economic development tool, helping young people see their hometowns as places of opportunity and growth.

For more information on the Hancock County CEO Program or the Hancock County CEO Trade Show, please contact Christine Murphy: cmurphy.hancockceo@gmail.com.