Gazette-Democrat: CEO program supporter says Southern Illinois has lots to offer

A lot of people consider Southern Illinois to be a region running out of job opportunities.

Beck Simonds of E.T. Simonds Construction strongly disagrees and has pledged a donation towards the Union County CEO Program – an entrepreneurship program for Union County high school juniors and seniors – to help to change that perception.

“I believe one of the biggest misconceptions by our youth today is what Southern Illinois truly has to offer as a job marketplace,” Simonds said in a news release from Union County CEO Program director of public relations Rollie Hawk.

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