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High School Activities and Small Business – Hot Topics at Eldorado Rotary

December 13, 2016

Lori Cox of Eldorado, Associate Dean of Workforce & Community Education at Southeastern Illinois College, spoke to the Eldorado Rotary Club Dec. 13 about some of the many projects going on in her departments.

Among a variety of topics, the club learned about high school student opportunities through the college, such as Spotlight Days where students get hands-on experience about programs of interest, as well as the CEO program for high school students in Saline County.  She praised the small group of young CEOs for raising more than $4,500 net profit at the recent Gala they put on in only a month’s time.

Cox also talked about the how the Workforce and Illinois Small Business Development Center helped 14 business start-ups and expansions, created and retained 180 jobs, and worked with 140 clients, adding $3.4 million in loans for the region this year.

Pictured in the front row (l-r) are Caleigh Bruce, acting Rotary president for the week; Cox and Angie Wilson, Rotary program coordinator for the week. 

Eldorado Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Dad’s Bar-B-Q in Eldorado, and can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eldorado.rotary.  

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