#547 – New School Year Brings More Growth for CEO

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New School Year Brings More Growth for CEO

Since we are at the beginning of a new school year, we thought we would take a few minutes to update our readers on the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program.Ā  The CEO program is a unique, accredited high school course on entrepreneurship, open to junior and seniors. The CEO students learn to become future business leaders, through hands-on experience and the insights and experiences of business leaders. In addition, the students visit dozens of area businesses, listen to dozens of guest speakers, and start and run their own businesses.

Our good friend Craig Lindvahl was instrumental in establishing and developing the CEO program, which had its first class in Effingham, Illinois in 2009. In fact, the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship was formed to provide entrepreneurial leadership to communities looking to establish the CEO program in their schools. The program has steadily grown, and this year, 14 new classes were started for a total of 28 classes in four states, including Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Missouri.

Agracel is very proud to be an investor in two area programs. We are excited about the possibilities that CEO brings to the communities that have programs. To learn more about the CEO program, visit www.midlandinstitute.com.