Adams County CEO Show to be held Thursday – Muddy River News

QUINCY — The Adams County CEO (Building Entrepreneurial Opportunity) The class of 2022 will hold their end-of-year fair from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. The open house style event is free and open to the public. CEO students will showcase their personal businesses, each launched during the one-year entrepreneurship program.

The Adams County CEO is a one-year program developed by the Midland Institute for high school students. it is designed to use partnerships that provide an overview of business development and processes. The local business community partners with Adams County high schools to create project-based experiences for students by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, company tours, and one-on-one mentorship.

Adams County CEO started due to Quincy Next strategic plan and expansion initiative
training in entrepreneurship and new economic skills. One of the main objectives of the strategic plan is to retain and attract residents to the Quincy area. The CEO program is an opportunity to help retain young people because, in addition to teaching entrepreneurial skills, the program opens their eyes to opportunities in their own backyard by connecting them with businesses and local mentors.

This year’s class is made up of:

  • Alex Buss (Payson Seymour High School),
  • Mackenzie Davis (Quincy High School),
  • Morgan Holtman (Quincy High School),
  • Shannon O’Neil (Quincy High School),
  • Theodore Palmer (Quincy Notre Dame) and
  • Annabelle Schaffnit (Unity High School).

Each CEO student will have a booth where they will present a product or service. Some students will have items available for purchase, and others will have interactive opportunities in their booths.
There is no cost to PDG students or schools.

Students participate in a class enterprise and create and manage individual businesses. Students receive two high school credits and may receive double college credit through John Wood Community College. Students at all seven Adams County high schools can apply to be part of the program. The application process for the class of 2023 is closed. Sophomores interested in participating in the 2023-24 school year when they are seniors should contact their school counselor for more information.

For more information about the Adams County CEO and this year’s show, contact Maggie Strong at 217-257-0721 or [email protected]

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