Our CEO students had a special visit from State Representative Patrick Windhorst this week! He commended the students for participating in the CEO program and shared how important it is for our economy to cultivate young entrepreneurs and encourage the next generation to think creatively.

He also touched on the impact of COVID-19 and shared three key characteristics to remember during this time: humility, adaptability and courage. He shared the ripple effect businesses have on the economy and how we need young leaders to stay in Southern Illinois. Given new opportunities for individuals to work remotely he shared how that could be a benefit for our communities in Southern Illinois. People may want to relocate and reside here near the beautiful Shawnee National Forest since some are finding they can work remotely from anywhere.

Representative Windhorst also covered state legislation as well as state budget highlights. Overall, he encouraged our students to ask questions and they had a great discussion.

Thank you again, Representative Windhorst, for sharing with our students today (with 4 joining via Zoom)! They loved having the opportunity to meet with you in an informal setting.

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