Second Regional CEO Pitch Showcases Young Entrepreneurs’ Business Ideas

Unleashing Young Entrepreneurs: The Regional CEO Pitch in Mt. Sterling, Illinois

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

Students like Maycie McCombs, creator of Maycie’s Meals, emphasized the importance of taking the program seriously. She stated that it is not just for those looking to have fun. Participants such as Karly Gallaher, creator of Karly’s Kare, found the experience valuable in developing their communication and life skills.

Justice Keene was named first place winner for his local broadcast “Bomber Sports Network”, while Karly Gallaher won second place for her senior home health care service “Karly’s Kare”. Wesley McEwen took third place for his 3D printing service “Dream 3D”. 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.

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