CEO Trade Show Draws Big Crowd

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Published on May 8 2012 1:32 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Members of the Effingham County CEO class held their 2012 Trade Show Monday night at the Effingham Performance Center.

(A GOOD CROWD BRAVED THE RAIN SHOWERS TO VISIT THE TRADE SHOW)

The Trade Show is an opportunity for the students to present the products or services they've developed over the course of the school year.

(CEO STUDENT JENNY SCHMIDT TALKS CUPCAKES WITH CUSTOMERS STOPPING BY HER "TABLE FOR TWO" BOOTH AT MONDAY NIGHT'S TRADE FAIR)

CEO student Katie Whightsel was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" in a vote of her fellow students.  Whightsel operates "Rosie's Remedy", an aromatherapy pet product that sooths and comforts your pet.

The evening concluded with a showing of the Craig Lindvahl-produced documentary, "Let's Get Ready to Win", that was filmed during the Cincinnati Reds' 2010 playoff run, as well as a raffle and auction of Reds' merchandise.

There were some junior entrepreneurs on hand, as well.  Members of Darlene Fatheree's class at Southside School were back after a one-year hiatus with lemonade for trade show goers.

(SOME OF THE MINI-MERCHANDISERS ON HAND AT MONDAY NIGHT'S TRADE SHOW, MOVING THAT LEMONADE)