Yum, yum, doughnuts - was someone late to class this past week? It's the final countdown for the group business, the ClassE Golf Outing. It is too late to be a sponsor, but we would love to have more golfers. If you are interested in playing in the outing, please fill out the registration form and send it to keepitclasse@gmail.com. You can bring the check with you the day of the outing.
Schedule (at Lifespan Center if not stated)
Mon., 10/8 - NO CLASS - Columbus Day
Tues., 10/9 - Last Minute Planning with Carl Walworth/Tour, Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon
Wed., 10/10 - 8-5 pm ClassE Golf Outing, Charleston Country Club - All Day
Thurs., 10/11- Golf Outing Post Mortem/ Tour of Gilbert, Metzger and Madigan, 6029 Park Drive, Charleston
Fri. 10/5 - Tour of X-space with Isaac Dallas
4721 N. County Rd. 2200 E., Charleston (Follow LD Mechanical Signs)
ClassE is open and the public is welcome.
Ordering Signage and Learning about the Printing Business

David Earp has grown the Lake Land College print shop extensively over the past decade. They reinvest in equipment and calculate the return on their investment for each purchase. He has invited other print shops in the area to work together so both shops satisfy their clients' requests.

The students placed their orders for golf hole signs and spoke with the graphic designer to make sure the logos were correct.
Promoting at the Mattoon Business Expo

Students did a fantastic job selling raffle tickets for the foosball table and bags sets. They also had trade show attendees putt to win a free golf registration for our outing.

They sold in shifts, manned the booth and also approached the other exhibitors for sales and networking opportunities.

On Friday, we visualized the golf day, chose and added last minute signage and worker responsibilities.
Investor Spotlight - Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications began back in 1894 when Dick Lumpkin wanted to bring jobs to Central Illinois. He started Mattoon Telephone Company which would later become Consolidated Communications. There are around 4,000 total employees for the network company.

Consolidated Communications provides internet, phone, bundles, and home security to their customers. They now are in 24 states total and have over 36,000 miles of fiber route. They continue to grow their business by acquiring smaller companies and upgrading them to the Consolidated Communications standards to bring fast and simple technology. 
They provide their services to many local businesses including: Lake Land College, Rural King, Eastern Illinois University, and Sarah Bush Lincoln. The networking company has gave back nearly $2,000,000 into the communities they are apart of!