Trade-show Participants

2018 CEO National Tradeshow Featured Students

  • Tyler Bryant
    Bond County CEO

    About My Business

    Tyler Bryant is a student from Bond County CEO and the owner of Candles & Nothing More, which specializes in making candles and candle melts.At Candles & Nothing More, Tyler takes great pride in producing a great product by offering great deals and by taking their recommendations to heart. The company started off with ten different fragrances and has since expanded in response to customer feedback. 

  • Jacob Boehme
    Christian County CEO

    About My Business

    Jacob Boehme is a student from Christian County CEO who started LandBound Media.  LandBound Media is a one stop shop when it comes to everything media related.The goal of his company is to help businesses appear more professional in their marketing and advertising through video production, photography, and graphic design.

  • Dallas Kidwell
    Crawford County CEO

    About My Business

    Dallas Kidwell is the owner of Cornhole Evolution. His business was started through Crawford County CEO and specializes in custom cornhole boardsthat come with a set of hand-sewed bags. Each board is made from high quality wood and vinyl wrap.

  • Preston Ireland
    Crawford County CEO

    About My Business

    Preston Ireland is a student from Crawford County CEO and the owner Omni Services, Inc. Omni Services is a delivery based application service that seeks to provide satisfaction, connection, and convenience to customers in Crawford County and the surrounding communities through delivery services  of a diverse list of items including but not limited to: pharmaceuticals, fast food/groceries, electronics, furniture, and taxi services.

  • Wyatt Bonnell
    Crawford County CEO

    About My Business

    Wyatt Bonnell from Crawford County CEO started the business, Sugar Creek Taxidermy,a service based business that exists to serve the outdoorsmen of crawford county. With Sugar Creek Taxidermy focuses on providing outdoorsman that seek to preserve their trophies in the form of their choice.

  • Hannah Ashby
    Daviess County CEO

    About My Business

    Hannah Ashby from Daviess County CEO creates personalized jewelry and accessories through her business, Forever Faithful. Her pieces are inspired by Bible verses or Christian quotes and come in four different finishes.She seeks to offer customized accessories that are meaningful and personal to her customers.

  • Erwins Anilus
    Daviess County CEO

    About My Business

    Erwins Anilus from Daviess County CEO specializes in virtual reality photography and marketing. His business, Project Sightline, helps organizations showcase the uniqueness and atmosphere of their location or spacethrough creating custom virtual tours & virtual reality solutions dedicated to making it easy for businesses to fully utilize virtual technology in their marketing.

  • Holly Olson
    Douglas County CEO

    About My Business

    Holly Olson started Specialty Stitchery through Douglas County CEO. Her business specializes in handmade photo pillows, hand warmers, baby bibs, earbud pouches, and lanyards. All of the products can be custom designed to the customer's specifications.

  • Avery Elder
    Effingham CEO

    About My Business

    Avery Elder from Effingham County CEO is providing a solution to the problem of shoe odor for people with an active lifestyle and smelly feet. Nolor is a stylish and innovative way to deodorize shoes in a visually appealing way. This idea centers around a shoe hook with natural deodorizing agents such as tea tree oil and activated bamboo charcoal.

  • Molly Conover
    Hancock County CEO

    About My Business

    Molly Conover started Forever Captured Photography through Hancock County CEO. The goal of her business is to capture all of life’s precious moments at an affordable price. She has experience in taking vacation, holiday, birthday, wedding, pet, sports, and new arrival photos.

  • Ty Jackson
    Hancock County CEO

    About My Business

    Ty Jackson created his business, TJ Snax, through Hancock County CEO.His goal is to provideeasy and delicious snacks such as pretzels, chex mix, sunflower seeds, and moreto the general public.His products stand out from the rest due to the unique flavors and freshness made to order.

  • Madison Bock
    Jefferson County CEO

    About My Business

    Madison Bock, a student from Jefferson County CEO,is the owner of  Mandala Drifts. Her business provides hand-crafted products with a touch of originality in design. She uses vintage goods and antique products from the area to make unique driftwood and mandala painting home decor.

  • Raquel Minor
    Jefferson County CEO

    About My Business

    Raquel Minor from Jefferson County CEO is the owner of Peticure Purrfection. She sells paw wax that moisturizes dog paws while protecting them from snow in the winter and hot concrete in the summer. The products are made with local beeswax and infused with essential oils.

  • Emma Schoth
    Land of Lincoln CEO

    About My Business

    Emma Schoth from Land of Lincoln CEO sells subscription boxes that cater to children with special needs through her business, Drake’s Toys.Her company creates customized boxes that can be purchased and shipped on a monthly, quarterly, or one-time basis.  The inspiration behind her idea stems from experiencing the struggles of her autistic nephew.

  • Felipe Buenrostro
    Land of Lincoln CEO

    About My Business

    Felipe Buenrostro created his business, Papos Style, through Land of Lincoln CEO. By importing products such as fashion and home accessories from third-world countries, he hopes to brings unique cultural influences to the United States.

  • Steven Adamson
    Lawrence County CEO

    About My Business

    Steven Adamson is a student from Lawrence County CEO and the owner of Steven's Urban Garden, a business that serves as a way for customers to buy raised garden beds and herb gardens. His products help eliminate pestsand makes plants easier to care for and harvestby elevating the them to the perfect height.

  • Grace Hahn
    Lawrence County CEO

    About My Business

    Grace Hahn is a student from Lawrence County CEO and the owner of Verlockend Baths. Her spa and bath products range from handmade bath bombs, bath salts, and soap bars to loofas, lotion, and cellulite cream. All of the ingredients are kid-friendly and gentle for the skin.

  • Bryce Buzick
    Macoupin County CEO

    About My Business

    Bryce Buzik started Handful of Help through Macoupin County CEO. His service business provides an opportunity for high school and college students to work in a different and flexible environment, earning money from tasks such as lawn care and babysitting.

  • Lilly Booth
    Macoupin County CEO

    About My Business

    Lilly Booth from Macoupin County CEO runs the business Chic & Unique. Her business takes older, distorted furniture or barn wood and finds a way to transform them into rustic yet functional items for homes. Her pieces include pallet clocks, side tables, and blanket ladders.Whether through repurposing, refurbishing, or restoring them, she seeks to add her creative personality to each piece.

  • Liberti Noble
    Mount Carmel CEO

    About My Business

    Liberti Noble started her business, Noble Beans, through Mount Carmel CEO. Her business combines her love for coffee and chocolate. Noble Beans’ chocolate covered espresso beans are locally sourced from a roaster and completely homemade.

  • Karis Hortin
    Mount Carmel CEO

    About My Business

    Karis Hortin is a student from Mount Carmel CEO and the owner of Jars of Hope. She sells tasty and convenient mason jar mixes for macaroni and cheese, potato soup, and chocolate chip cookies.The purpose of this business is not only to provide delicious meals, but also to help make a difference in orphan’s lives.A portion of her profits will go to the orphanage she was adopted from in Ethiopia. 

  • Allison Stevens
    Mount Carmel CEO

    About My Business

    Allison Stephens started LeAnn Rae's Boutique through Mount Carmel CEO. Her business offers three products: handmade hair bows, relatable t-shirts, and custom pop sockets, all of which are inspired by her love for livestock, bling, and individuality.

  • Victoria Sturm
    Richland County CEO

    About My Business

    Victoria Sturm from Richland County CEO is the owner of Tori's Groceries-To-Go. Her business is a grocery delivery servicethat seeks to provide quality productsfor the residents of Olney, Illinois. Tory came up with the idea after seeing a considerable need for this type of convenience, especially for elders and single parentsin her community.

  • Jackie Fitzgerald
    Sangamon CEO

    About My Business

    Jackie Fitzgerald from Sangamon CEO created her business, Head Start. She sells high quality athletic headbands for a reasonable price. Her products are gender neutral and come in numerous colors. Profits from her sales benefit children with disabilities.
  • Emily Eades & Jessica Wares
    Sangamon CEO

    About My Business

    Jessica Ware and Emily Eades from Sangamon CEO partnered together to create W.E. Recycle, a business that sells unique and one of a kind items all made from 100% recycled materials.  The duo is passionate about recycling and crafts. 10% of their proceeds will be going to different organizations in Kenya to help better the lives of the families and children in those communities.

  • Mary Helen Healy
    Sangamon CEO

    About My Business

    Mary Helen Healy is a student from Sangamon CEO and the owner of Melon & Co. Her business specializes in bracelets and other jewelry. Each bracelet is uniquely handcrafted from a variety of materials such as glass and plastic beads.With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, they are determined to have the perfect bracelet for your needs.

  • Sara Stephens
    Shelby County CEO

    About My Business

    Sara Stephens created Elysian Script through Shelby County CEO. The goal of her business is to inject joy and smiles into the days of people through creativity and design. The company offers two products: handmade, watercolor cards and air fresheners sachets.

  • Thomas Quick
    Shelby County CEO

    About My Business

    Thomas Quick started Tombomb’s Adventures through Shelby County CEO. His business offersquality entertainment to kids and people at parties and events, throughbounce house rentalsthat rangefrom basic castles to water slides. At Tombomb’s Adventuresthey always deliver with a smile and never leave until everyone is pleased with the service provided.

  • Cassidy Wilson
    WACC CEO

    About My Business

    Cassidy Wilson of WACC CEO is the owner of The Mustard Seed - a specialty sign and gourmet beer mustard company that aims to provide its customers with high quality products. Rooted in a secret family recipe, her beer mustard is exclusive to The Mustard Seed and her specialty household signs, appeal to a popular and growing demand for rustic decor. With this unique combination, the Mustard Seed strives to cater to a niche market of clients who want to revive their household  as well as enjoy a specialty beer mustard thatcannot be found in many stores.