DeWitt County Development Council presented a check May 10 to Central Illinois CEO, helping the program toward its goal of $25,000 to begin the early stages of creating an innovative business experience for local high school students.
“From the first presentation I heard back in 2016, I knew the CEO program would be a great benefit to the students and to our local business community,” David Torbert, DCDC board president, said. “Our organization is the perfect fit to marry the two together. Our local business leaders will be fantastic resources from which to learn, and will show these students that they can, in fact, make great careers right here at home.”
Through Midland Institute’s CEO program, high school seniors are introduced to the entrepreneurial experience. Students learn through special projects, regular site visits to area businesses, mentorships, and an intense focus on thriving in a business-like environment. The students even create individual and group businesses and coordinate all aspects of a year-end trade show to finish out the year-long program.
Central Illinois CEO brings together students from Clinton High School, Blue Ridge High School, Maroa-Forsyth High School, and Warrensburg-Latham High School. The first class will begin in Fall 2019.
First National Bank and Trust awards $10,000 to three local businesses
Published: November 02, 2018
Published in: Press Release
Clinton, Ill., Nov. 2, 2018 – First National Bank & Trust Company, in partnership with the DeWitt County Development Committee, is proud to announce $10,000 was awarded to three local businesses on Friday, Oct. 19 as the result of their REV event.
First National Bank & Trust Company hosted REV - a small business pitch competition - as a way to reinvest in local businesses and entrepreneurs. Read more >>
State Bank of Lincoln invests in the future of DeWitt County and DCDC with its donation to DCDC State Farm Challange 2018 campaign. For more information on how you can participate check out Investing in DCDC!.
The Yoga Space is chosen for for Business Spotlight of the Month for December Read more >>
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