CEO Students to Showcase Businesses

While the school year is nearing an end, students in Dickinson County’s Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program are preparing to launch their businesses at the second annual Dickinson County CEO tradeshows.

“The tradeshows are the culmination of everything they’ve learned from mentors, Dickinson County business owners, and through their coursework,” said Kyle Becker, Dickinson County CEO board president.

To accommodate residents and businesses throughout the county, the class will hold two tradeshows. Tradeshows will be Monday, April 24 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the First National Bank of Hope Community Center, 124 N Main Street in Hope, and Monday, May 1 from 6:00-7:30 pm at Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum, 407 S Buckeye Ave in Abilene. Attendees will have the opportunity to see and shop the student’s businesses as they showcase their products and services.

Businesses participating in the showcase include:
• Eden Bathurst (Abilene High School) – Eden Rose Art

• Drew Hansen (Abilene High School) – State of Mind

• Keaton Hargrave (Abilene High School) – Keaton’s Cowboy Football Camp

• Colson McIntyre (Herington High School) – The Drip Coffee & Commodities

• Grace Merritt (Chapman High School) – Grace Merritt Photography

• Kamryn Phillips Chapman High School) – Dink’s Doodles

• Ashley Tannahill (Abilene High School) – Anytime Care by Ashley

• Kolten Walker (Solomon High School) – Walker’s Welding

• Taylor Wells (Chapman High School) – Natureware

“We are excited to showcase the next generation of Dickinson County entrepreneurs,” said Brenda Holm, Tradeshow Organizer and Dickinson County CEO Board Member. “These students developed an idea, turned it into a product or service, and then created a small business to sell it. We welcome the public to come and support these fine young men and women.”

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