Second Regional CEO Pitch Showcases Young Entrepreneurs’ Business Ideas

Young entrepreneurs from the multi-county CEO program in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, showcased their business ideas during the second annual Regional CEO Pitch. High school students from McDonough, Hancock, Pike, Brown, and Schuyler counties presented their ideas to three judges. The program aims to teach students how to become responsible young adults, with a focus on maturity and dedication.

One participant, Maycie McCombs, creator of Maycie’s Meals, emphasized the importance of the program and encouraged others to take it seriously. Karly Gallaher, creator of Karly’s Kare, found the experience valuable in developing her communication and life skills.

The winners of the pitch were announced as 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.” These young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their businesses at a trade show on April 12 at the Crossing Camp in Rushville, Illinois.

By Samantha Johnson

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