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Illini Prairie CEO Trade Show Held in Arcola

Mackenzie Wright from ALAH High School whose business is Moonlit Sky Candles. Homemade candles and wax melts. Mackenzie can be reached at There is also a facebook page for the business.

The Illini Prairie CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Trade Show was held on Wednesday, May 12 at the Arcola High School gym. Students from Arcola, Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond, Sullivan and Tuscola used this opportunity to share with the public the various business ideas they have worked all year to put into practice. Ideas such as body organics, phone repair, lawn care, rings and jewelry, desserts, recycling, candles, personal assistant, home decor, custom phone cases, car detailing, chocolate breakables and home goods were on display to the public.

Mac Condill, Arthur, is the facilitator for the group and was on hand to greet people and share what the group is all about.

Ilusha Budd, Arcola (180 Recycling) and Alexa Hauser, Sullivan (Rings by Alexa) appeared on WCIA’s CI Living to promote the trade show. These two young people were great representatives for the CEO program.

Illini Prairie CEO is an economic development program for growing high school students into community businesses and leaders for the future. There is a facebook page for more information as well as a website

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