Second Regional CEO Pitch Showcases Young Entrepreneurs’ Business Ideas

In Mt. Sterling, Illinois, the Regional CEO Pitch showcased young entrepreneurs from the multi-county CEO program. High school students from McDonough, Hancock, Pike, Brown, and Schuyler counties presented their business ideas to three judges. The program emphasizes the importance of maturity and dedication in teaching students how to become responsible young adults.

Maycie McCombs, creator of Maycie’s Meals, highlighted the seriousness of the program, stating that it is not for those looking to simply have fun. Karly Gallaher, creator of Karly’s Kare senior home health care service, found the experience invaluable in developing her communication and life skills.

The winners of the pitch were Justice Keene for his local broadcast “Bomber Sports Network” in first place, Karly Gallaher for senior home health care service “Karly’s Kare” in second place, and Wesley McEwen for 3D printing service “Dream 3D” in third place. These young entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to showcase their businesses at a trade show on April 12 at the Crossing Camp in Rushville, Illinois, open to the public.

By Riley Johnson

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