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Lawrence County CEO students hold trade show

Customers look at an assortment of greeting cards at the Lawrence County CEO Trade Show. Alexandria Walls created Oh Hello Greetings while in the Lawrence County CEO class. Her cards were on display and available for purchase during the show. Angela Ridgway | Daily Record

The Lawrence County CEO held their annual CEO Trade Show, Wednesday evening featuring their business and products they created.

Customers crowded into the Red Hill High School Gym to see the business sense the students have learned while in the class, as well as buy the handmade items.

Zachary Combs’ business, ClockWise, featured wooden clocks that could be custom made with designs in the center of the clock. The clocks are real basswood that are cut and sourced by Basswood Country Rounds. Combs is a junior at Red Hill High School

Mason Callahan, a senior at Lawrenceville High School, created B-Fresh, an all-natural protein bar. His protein bars are available for purchase at Ella’s Gym and Bobe’s Pizza.

“CEO has really helped me with my public speaking,” Callahan said.

Dream Quilts Co., created by LHS senior Gael Hernandez, said his mission is to provide quality blankets made from real cotton and non-synthetic fibers. His blankets come in a variety of colors and sizes.

Spirit Scents was created by CEO student Krislyn Thacker, a senior at LHS, who created car air fresheners featuring different scents and designs.

“The support has been great,” she said. “I want to continue my business after CEO ends.”

Kourtney Kasinger, a junior at LHS, created Kortz Brews for her business. The business featured different flavor syrups that are added to either sweetened or unsweetened tea. Customers can add their own flavor combinations.

“I have received immense support from the community and other businesses like Bobe’s and Sip It,” she said.

LHS senior Brayden Hunt designed The Board Room for his business. Hunt produces handmade customizable charcuterie boards, mini noodle/bread board and lazy Susan’s.

“I would not be nearly as prepared for life after high school if I had not taken this class,” Hunt said.

Kailyn Perry’s business, Monarch Jewelry, was inspired by an important person in her life that died. Perry’s fondest memories with her, chatting endlessly and admiring the jewelry she had collected during her lifetime.

Her business features unique hand-crafted necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

Kortz Brews served flavored tea to customers at the Lawrence County CEO Trade Show Wednesday evening. The business was designed by Kourtney Kasinger as part of the Lawrence County CEO class. Angela Ridgway | Daily Record

Oh Hello Greetings is Alexandria Walls’ business at the CEO Trade Show. Her unique handmade greeting cards feature something for every occasion.

“I have had an amazing experience this year in CEO,” Walls said.

Wall is a senior at RHHS.

Artisan Steel was created by LHS junior Reid Barnes. His company focuses on high quality metal designs that come in a wide variety of designs.

“I am so glad to be a part of the next generation of business owners,” Barnes said.

The students were on hand during the trade show to talk about their products and take orders from customers.

The class visits with 30-50 businesses in the area to see what it takes to make a product customers want and how to keep a business going.

The community support for the students, help them develop and grow their businesses.

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