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It's your business

St. Charles teens explore future in business

ST. CHARLES - Virtual Enterprise International is an engaging Capstone business class offered at St. Charles East High School. Not every school has the opportunity to offer the VEI course, designed for juniors and seniors eager to experience the business world "in a nut shell."
St. Charles East High School has three different classes that are classified as “business firms”. Each firm is run by students taking the class. The class is given the opportunity to create a new and upcoming firm that will be run in a virtual market place.
After starting a new firm, each student is interviewed for a position in the company for the year.
This class offers students a chance to meet new people, get involved in activities many may not get to experience, and get a glance what your future could hold.
“VEI is a great opportunity to help show what your future world of work could look like,” said student Cayla Smith.
Each firm is student run, with the help of a teacher, present for questions that other students cannot answer.
The VEI Tennessee Tradeshow recently was attended by students are St. Charles East High School. Throughout the tradeshow, firms from around the world were introduced and Being at the tradeshow opened many doors for each firm at St. Charles East.
“VEI provides many chances to travel places you may have never been and participate in competitions with other schools you may not be familiar with,” said student Joren Wilson.
In April , students from each St. Charles East firm will be attending another tradeshow held in San Diego, California. Each student will be required to "purchase" from new firms and are expected to make as many virtual sales as possible.
-Submitted by Katie Lombardo, student at St. Charles East High School

St. Charles resident authors article
ST. CHARLES - David Lanciotti, of St. Charles, executive vice president and general counsel of Chicago Title Land Trust Company, is the author of “Real Estate and Avoiding Probate: The Case for Land Trusts,” an article which appears in the February 2013 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, the monthly magazine of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). In the article, Lanciotti gives a land-trust company’s perspective on the Illinois land trust and the Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument, both of which allow residential real estate to change hands outside probate.
Law firm hosts seminar
ST. CHARLES-The law firm of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C. is pleased to announce a teleseminar entitled “How Illinois Employers Can WIN Misconduct and Voluntary Quit IDES Unemployment Insurance Claims and Hearings: Valuable Tips & Strategies!” Join Attorneys Nancy E. Joerg and Anthony J. Caruso, Jr. “over the phone” from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 21 for strategies to successfully protest an unemployment insurance claim. Some of the key issues covered by Joerg and Caruso include:

• Best strategies for protesting (and winning!) when misconduct or voluntary leave is an issue.
• Little known and very important exceptions to voluntary leave.
• How best to prepare for unemployment insurance hearings
• When it is worthwhile to protest hearing decisions
• Learning from recent and surprising misconduct and voluntary leave decisions.

Business owners, executives, human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, controllers and accountants are invited to register. One hour of Illinois Public Accountant CPE Credit Available/Applying for HRCI Credit. The cost is $100 and also includes seminar and materials. To register or for more information, contact Legal Assistant Tammy Nelson at 630-377-1554 or via email at


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