Two students in this year’s Bond County CEO program have been selected to participate in the National CEO Trade Show this weekend in Champaign.
Alejandra Ahern and Dylan Sanders will be at the Sunday afternoon trade show at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Jesse Tyrell, facilitator of the Bond County program, is proud two are in the national event. He told us the show in Champaign will be similar to the trade show conducted recently in Greenville, but will be a competition among students from across the nation. Ahern’s business sells tea and related products and Sanders sells shoes. Tyrell said he’s confident Alejandra and Dylan will represent Bond County well.
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The national conference is Sunday and Monday in Champaign.
Last year, Tyler Bryant was in the national show and received one of the scholarships.
The second school year for the Bond County CEO program was just completed. The recent class consisted of 15 senior students from Mulberry Grove and Bond Unit 2 high schools. The first class had 12 students.
CEO is part of the Midland Institute For Entrepreneurship which is an extension of Midland States Bank. The program is in more than 40 schools in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Colorado.