The Christian County CEO program hosted some 50 people at a Stakeholder Breakfast Tuesday morning at the Pillars Event Center in Taylorville, to thank investors who donate to the entrepreneurial high school program, as well as develop new investors to fund next year's program.
CEO is funded entirely with private donations from investors. No money comes from school districts or taxpayers.
The program included remarks from local CEO board members, current and past students, and a CEO mentor to one of the students.
C-E-O Board Chair Joe Curvey emceed the event, and told Regional Radio News local investors are important to keep the program going.
C-E-O Facilitator Neil Hohenstein remaked to Regional Radio News before the event began, that the Tuesday breakfast highlighted accountability for students as well as this Saturday's Trade Show.
This year's CEO class will finish their year when they launch their businesses this Saturday from one til 4, at the annual CEO Trade Show at the Taylorville Christian Church Fellowship Hall. There's no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. Groovy 97-point-3 W-R-A-N will broadast live reports from the event.