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[April 29, 2017]  LINCOLN - The Land of Lincoln CEO program is thrilled to host the Second Annual Student-Owned Business Tradeshow on Wednesday, May 3rd at the American Legion from 4-6:30pm. The tradeshow will showcase 12 new student owned and operated businesses opening in Logan County. This free event is the finale to the Land of Lincoln CEO program; a year - long program that allows high school students from Logan County the opportunity to enroll in. The CEO program began in 2015 as a way to allow high school students, who have the entrepreneurial spirit, to join the business community with a strong foundation from what they gain in hands on and educational experience from taking the class.

With the leadership of Jason Mauhar, the students learned more than just the basics of owning and operating a business. The LLCEO program is a class that meets daily from 7:30am to 9:00am at different businesses around Logan County. Students receive credits for this class as they would other classes they take at their respective high schools. Business owners and experts in specific business fields have been guest speakers throughout the year. In addition, the students took many field trips and were assigned mentors to help guide them along this voyage of turning their ideas and dreams into a business.

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The tradeshow on May 3rd will showcase all student-owned businesses. Each student will have samples of products and services their business offers. Students will also be available to answer questions about their businesses and their experiences in the LLCEO program.

In addition to learning about the new businesses in Logan County, there will be opportunities to order and purchase products and services from these businesses, door prizes and refreshments served. There will be a large prize drawn for at the event and each student will have a raffle from each of their booths.

The Land of Lincoln CEO program is a class that is comprised of students from different schools in Logan County and paid for by local businesses and individuals through donations. To find out more information about the LLCEO program or the tradeshow, please contact Jason Mauhar, class facilitator at, or go to

[Gretchen Bree
Senior Enrollment Advisor, Capture Higher Ed]

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