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Entrepreneurship: Business Pitch Competition

On August 16, 2023, we took part in a Business Pitch Competition with Kane County Jail. The pitch competition was an opportunity for the detainees to present their business pitch and the best pitch won a financial prize. This was a great opportunity for us because it allowed us to assist with planning a future after they are released. This competition gave detainees something to aspire to. If they have no plan or goal, they often return to jail. We received 40 pitch ideas. Only 5 people pitched their ideas to the judges on the day of the competition.

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Terrie Simmons

Terrie Simmons is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and the owner of Strategic Exceptions, a professional business consulting firm, innovative employee training and organizational development company focused on delivering exceptional service standards with quantitative results. Terrie is expertly experienced in non-profit management, leadership development and all phases of entrepreneurship How To’s. Terrie is also an adjunct professor teaching business courses at the graduate level.

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