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The first week, the 2017-2018 members of Jackson CEO got off to a strong, exciting start!

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Thanks to Our First Host of 2017-2018

Wright Do It Center

We want to say a big thank you to the first host of our 2017-2018 program: Wright Do It Center.  

The size of Jackson CEO has doubled since last year, and that has caused some issues with space.  Our wonderfully gracious hosts of the first two years won't be able to accomodate as many people as we now have.  Growth like this is a great problem to have!

Jami Lee Wright stepped right up and offered us their huge conference room.


Starting the Microbusiness

After spending the first day getting to know one another, the entrepreneurs launched into action on day two.  Their task is to obtain name badges.  It didn't take long before they realized just how difficult a task that truly is.  How will they pay for the badges?  Who will design them?  What type of badges do they want?  Each question led to ten more.  By the end, they were starting to get a grasp of what CEO is all about: solving real-world problems.  There may be 100 different right answers, but there are pros and cons to each.

Steve Murphy, the Superintendent of Carbondale Community High School and one of our board members, came and offered valuable insight into how to hold a professional conversation.  He was greeted multiple times by the entrepreneurs until they were comfortable with it.


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The manner in which the CEO program is funded is critical to its success and sustainability. All funds raised are used exclusively for the Jackson CEO program. To participate, a 3-year $1000 per year commitment is required. Business Partner Investors commitments of time and energy are also critical to the program's success. Contributions may be tax deductible, as our organization is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

When we are not touring local businesses, we need a place to host the class. During that time, the 14 CEO students and their Facilitator would meet at your site where they would also have guest speakers and guests from the community attend. Hosting requires a facility with internet access and adequately accommodates up to 19 people.

We are looking for people to share real-life stories about the concepts of running a business, from strategic thinking, product development to marketing, and cash flow management. Also, sharing your personal successes and failures are what recent classes have enjoyed the most.


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