Week 30

CEO Business Visits


First Class Cookies with Sharon Laster and Teresa Goddard


Financial Records designed by Julian Smith


Susan Odum, U of I Extension


Crain Funeral Home


Student Journal Highlights for this week

I think the most fun I had this week was the cookie decorating we did with Teresa Goddard and Sharon Laster through their business, First Class Cookies. I really enjoyed the different icing techniques, and it actually reminded me of some of the soap decorating ideas that I have researched. I also had a great time simply making the cookies with my team, laughing at our cookie decorating mistakes and then getting to eat our ‘masterpieces’.

Erin Dillow

Erin Dillow
Monday, March 20, 2017Learn More About Erin

When I looked at the calendar I thought First Class Cookies was going to be really fun, but instead it was more than that. It was a class I would actually like to take. It is nice to see a business that is just starting, just like ours. I hope the best for this business because it is a really good idea.

Aaron Lence

Aaron Lence
Monday, March 20, 2017Learn More About Aaron

Susan Odum came and talked with us for the second time this year. She talked to us about how to help people understand that we need to buy things in our community so that it can grow and be better. She had us come with some new ideas.

Shad Turner

Shad Turner
Tuesday, March 21, 2017Learn More About Shad

Bryan Crain seems like a very serious man, but in reality he is really funny. From my standpoint, he runs his business very well. I never knew he had so many businesses that he was in charge of. The regulations and restrictions seem very strict. I also never realized that it is a twenty-four hour a day business and that it required so much work.

Aaron Lence

Aaron Lence
Wednesday, March 22, 2017Learn More About Aaron

We had our first visit to a funeral home this week. It was not at all what I expected. Bryan Crain made us laugh and put the “fun” in funeral. We don't really think about all that is going on behind the scenes when we have lost a loved one, but the people at the funeral home work so hard to take care of us and help us through a rough time. Even some of the things they have instituted, like preplanned funerals, is such a great way to relieve the stress off of the loved ones of the deceased.

Jessa Bond

Jessa Bond
Thursday, March 23, 2017Learn More About Jessa

There are many people I owe a thank you to for where I am. I think with my loan I will be buying thank you cards and handwriting thank yous to some of those people. I also want to write thank yous to my first customers that have helped me get started. I have been thinking a lot on the subject of how I need to show my appreciation to those who have helped me.

I am so excited for the trade show! I am even practicing setting up my booth. My inventory is growing to the point it's filling up my bedroom and I'm totally okay with that. So far I've made $98 that may not seem like a lot, but it is to me! I'm very excited to see what the future holds for me.


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