Class Business 2018

Team Meetings

After exploring several options,  the class decided that an event would be their class business this year.  At first, it was difficult to narrow down exactly what kind of event  the CEO students wanted to have but after comparing several options, they decided that they would hold a trivia night and silent auction.  The Union County Battle of the Businesses was the outcome! Team meetings focused on marketing,  themes, venues, caterers, trivia packages, and decorations. The students received a crash course in marketing, event planning, sales, decorating, accounting, catering and time management in the process of coordinating this event. 

Setting up for the big event!

Thank you to Harvest Church of Southern Illinois and First Christian Church in Anna for letting us borrow tables and chairs for the event!  

Thank you to Brick House Grill in Anna for loaning the CEO students their warming trays and to April Reiman with For the Love of Lights for the use of the lighting, decorations and the photo booth. 

The CEO students would also like to extend a huge Thank You to Lyle and Tammy Woodrum, owners of the Davie School Inn. Your hard work on the gym helped make our event a great success. 

Silent Auction

Thank you to the following businesses for donating to the silent auction and prizes:  Jordo's Pizzeria, Jus10's Frozen Yogurt and Dessert Shop, King's Wok, Dixie Barbecue, From the Heart Flowers and Gifts, Rendleman Orchard, Starview Vineyards, US Bank of Cobden, Rainbow Bug, The Old Feed Store, Shawnee Hills Lavender, Anna Baking Co., Melanie Smith at Brush Strokes, Peaceful Pet Resort, Sheer Encounters, Phases, 326 Productions, Kiki's CoffeeHouse, Schoolhouse Cheesecakes, Moreland Eyecare, Union County Abstract Office, Kelli Wood at Edward Jones,  Strikezone, Davis Pastry, and Cathy at Sheer Encounters.  Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Union County Battle of the Businesses

Over 70 people  attended the Union County Battle of the Businesses Trivia night showing their support to the Union County CEO class.  The CEO students had decided on a 1980's theme for the trivia night and most attendees took advantage of the opportunity to get out their 80's clothes and accessories.  After time to check the silent auction items and snack on heavy hors d'oeuvres, the trivia began.  Thank you to Tammy Woodrum for coordinating the question and answers for the event.  The CEO students encouraged friendly competition between the tables and businesses as well as time to socialize at several breaks between the rounds.    Thank you to everyone that helped make this night a success. 

Best Dressed Winner

There were so many fun outfits, it was hard for the students to decide but Stephany Hoehner with the SIH Medical Group was chosen as the winner of the Best Dressed contest! 


Thank you to the following businesses for the purchase of a table for the event:  Anna-Jonesboro National Bank, Anna State Bank, Country Financial, Haire Veterinary Clinic, Kiki's CoffeeHouse, Master's Choice, Re/max Southern, Rusty's Home Center, SIH Medical Group-Anna office, Southern Bank and Whitney Accounting.  

We would also like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship: COAD Chevrolet Ford, Cook's Portable Warehouse and Union County Hospital. 

We couldn't have done it without your support! 

More Fun!

Congratulations to Rusty's Home Center for winning the trivia contest. 

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