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The Christian County Economic Development Corporation board of directors, held their annual meeting and luncheon on Friday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

The luncheon portion of the meeting, was a presentation from 3 people involved in the Sangamon C-E-O, or "Creating Entrepreneur Opportunities" program, that enrolls over 25 Sangamon County high school seniors in a year-long course in hopes of keeping them as businesspeople in that county. A steering committee of Christian County community leaders, is hoping to bring the same program to the local county next school year, and Friday's presentation was an appeal for donations for the Christian County program.

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Sangamon C-E-O instructor Brant Mackey told the Christian County group on Friday that he teaches his students some of the expectations that an employer wants in an employee.

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An alum of the Sangamon C-E-O program, Aaron House, told the local economic development officials in attendance on Friday how amazing the program was for him.

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And, Taylorville businessman Danny Coker, who also supports the Sangamon C-E-O program, told the local group on Friday about some of the questions posed to him by the Sangamon C-E-O students.

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The local steering committee ended the luncheon asking those in attendance to donate toward the Christian County C-E-O program, which is expected to launch next fall.

 
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