✔️Class Business Venture 2022✔️

CEO was proud to entertain over ⭐️🤩430 GUESTS🤩⭐️ last night at The Most Magical Night in Edwardsville!

For the last 3 months, our 26 young entrepreneurs have been hard at work. Together, they brainstormed, researched, sought feedback, planned, pivoted, then pivoted again. The hands-on, real world experience they have gained is priceless:

❄️ Communication
❄️ Compromise
❄️ Teamwork
❄️ Financial budgeting and accounting
❄️ Marketing
❄️ Customer, sponsor and vendor relations
❄️ Planning and logistics
❄️ The importance and value of feedback
❄️ The importance of accepting and adapting to unforeseen obstacles

As many who have planned a large scale endeavor understand, the work is far from complete after the venture has passed. Next week will include reflections, affirmations, thank you notes, organizing materials and financial wrap ups. After the dust has settled, the lessons they have learned first hand will stay with them as we transition into helping them craft their individual business endeavors. The launch of our mentor program, entrepreneurial workshops with Doug Villhard and much, much more are right around the corner!

CEO would like to thank some of the AMAZING community organizations that were pivotal in making their event a success.

🐅Edwardsville High School: For allowing us to use your beautiful high school, inside and out, to host our magical evening!

👑 Brittain's Princess Parties: The Ice Sisters brought smiles and joy to SO many of our guests!

🎈 Pop, Drop & Party: We have no words for how amazing your balloon arch backdrop was for our princesses!

🎨 Glitter Faces - Face Painters: Your talent and glitter gave all of us a little more magic!

🧵Edwardsville-YMCA: Thank you for setting up such a wonderful craft table!

🚌 Pig on a wing, Cake POP a GO-GO, Street EATZ & Collins Farms: Thank you for keeping our bellies full as we enjoyed the magic!

In addition to our main event sponsor Truck Centers, Inc., CEO students worked with over 60 additional sponsors, both individuals & local businesses that donated resources to make their financial goals a reality! All proceeds from their endeavor go directly back to our students and non-profit organization. Each sponsor will be receiving a special thank you from our students next week!

Finally, a huge thank you to our hundreds of guests from our community for supporting our students and program! We appreciate all of the donations for the Glen-Ed Pantry -- we were able to drop off a car full of canned food items and blankets this morning! We truly hope each of our guests had an absolutely magical night and look forward to bringing another special experience to our community next year!


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