Kokomo CEO News 5.12.17

CEO Business Visits

Paxtyn Bailey

Kokomo High School

My name is Paxtyn Bailey and I am concluding my time at KHS. I participate in Student Council, Nat'l Honor Society, Student Gov't, help out in the Life Skills class etc. My hobbies include longboarding, reading and local volunteering. I plan to study Business Marketing and Management. I aspire to one day own my own business and improve the community in which I live. CEO is helping me develop the critical skills that I need to be successful as an entrepreneur!

Nan Braun

Thavron Solutions, Cogbots, SHAK Maker Space
Nan is an entrepreneur who's launched two companies and a non-profit. Thavron Solutions is her consulting co. Cogbots produces wooden gears for various application. SHAK is a local community of people who want to create and work with their hands in many forms. Her story of the Washington Monument and "The 5 Why" analysis will stay with us forever!

Seiberling Mansion Museum

Dave Broman
Executive Dir, Dave Broman, gave us a fascinating history of the rich entrepreneurial roots that created what Kokomo has become. To learn that our forefathers didn't heed geologists' warning to conserve natural gas seemed an apt parallel to listen to scientists' warnings today in regard to natural resources. (It's estimated that had they heeded warnings, we'd still have natural gas in this area today.)

Meet Nate Lundin


As a senior at Tri-Central H.S. I play soccer and I'm heavily involved in my youth group at First Church of the Nazarene. I have been accepted into Eastern Nazarene College and will be attending there next fall! I plan on achieving a masters degree in either Public Relations Marketing or Business Administration. My CEO experience has been great and this team has definitely had a very positive impact on my life!

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The manner in which the CEO program is funded is critical to its success and sustainability. All funds raised are used exclusively for the Kokomo CEO program. To participate, a 3-year $1000 per year commitment is required. Business Partner Investors commitments of time and energy are also critical to the program's success. Contributions may be tax deductible, as our organization is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

When we are not touring local businesses, we need a place to host the class. During that time, the 15 CEO students and their Facilitator would meet at your site where they would also have guest speakers and guests from the community attend. Hosting requires a facility with internet access and adequately accommodates up to 20 people.

We are looking for people to share real-life stories about the concepts of running a business, from strategic thinking, product development to marketing, and cash flow management. Also, sharing your personal successes and failures are what recent classes have enjoyed the most.

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