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During the first years of CEO, I would tell students that they will be presenting to the class someday.  Those days have started!  Michael Norman (2018 CEO Alum) spoke to the class ...
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During the first years of CEO, I would tell students that they will be presenting to the class someday. Those days have started! Michael Norman (2018 CEO Alum) spoke to the class ...

An amazing week for CEO students as they met five new entrepreneurs to add to their professional network.  Thanks so much to Aaron Weiche (LeadFerno), John Dyer (Sweet Escape), Nikki ...
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An amazing week for CEO students as they met five new entrepreneurs to add to their professional network. Thanks so much to Aaron Weiche (LeadFerno), John Dyer (Sweet Escape), Nikki ...

CEO Mentors volunteer their time to feed into the lives of aspiring high school entrepreneurs.  When a student suggests a business idea, they encourage looking into it rather than ...
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CEO Mentors volunteer their time to feed into the lives of aspiring high school entrepreneurs. When a student suggests a business idea, they encourage looking into it rather than ...

Start a business you can scale up.  CEO students are given this advice time-and-time again, so it's great to connect with businesses that have done it.  Rob Weber was creating ...
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Start a business you can scale up. CEO students are given this advice time-and-time again, so it's great to connect with businesses that have done it. Rob Weber was creating ...

Two Wright Tech CEO Alumni sat down with the current students last week and shared their business ventures.  Freddy Lang, CEO Class of 2020, is building a tech company, and Max Harder ...
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Two Wright Tech CEO Alumni sat down with the current students last week and shared their business ventures. Freddy Lang, CEO Class of 2020, is building a tech company, and Max Harder ...

Dave Hayes with Electro Industries in Monticello educated students on electric heating technology and discussed Electro's niche in the industry.  Student take-aways included employee ...
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Dave Hayes with Electro Industries in Monticello educated students on electric heating technology and discussed Electro's niche in the industry. Student take-aways included employee ...

Steve Geurts discussed Von Ruden's "low volume, high mix" niche in the marketplace and explained how their production equipment has evolved over the years.  Student take-aways included ...
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Steve Geurts discussed Von Ruden's "low volume, high mix" niche in the marketplace and explained how their production equipment has evolved over the years. Student take-aways included ...

Surround yourself with good people.  Treat others the way you want to be treated.  You need grit to own a business.  You won't always like what you do, but you'll like the end result.  ...
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Surround yourself with good people. Treat others the way you want to be treated. You need grit to own a business. You won't always like what you do, but you'll like the end result. ...

Steve Novacek with Wright Lumber and Sal Cargill with West Suburban Auto Sales hosted the CEO students last week.  Both talked about building business on loyalty and being persistent.  ...
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Steve Novacek with Wright Lumber and Sal Cargill with West Suburban Auto Sales hosted the CEO students last week. Both talked about building business on loyalty and being persistent. ...

People Skills.  We all need to improve them, but it doesn't come easy for most.  Randy Latzig with CentraSota Cooperative shared some of his tricks-of-the-trade in the sales world and ...
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People Skills. We all need to improve them, but it doesn't come easy for most. Randy Latzig with CentraSota Cooperative shared some of his tricks-of-the-trade in the sales world and ...

Last week CEO students met with Josh Hart, owner of Airlift Doors and Brent Stromme, owner of Empyres.  Students heard real life business examples of patents, lead times, barriers to ...
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Last week CEO students met with Josh Hart, owner of Airlift Doors and Brent Stromme, owner of Empyres. Students heard real life business examples of patents, lead times, barriers to ...

Key Employees, Franchising, Market Research, Certified Woman Owned Business, SBA Loans, Profit Centers, Supply Chain Issues, Managing Customer Expectations, People Skills, Marketing.  ...
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Key Employees, Franchising, Market Research, Certified Woman Owned Business, SBA Loans, Profit Centers, Supply Chain Issues, Managing Customer Expectations, People Skills, Marketing. ...

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