CEO goes to the Melon Patch

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CEO learns about owning your own business at the Melon Patch

Jill Williams

The CEO class visited a local business (The Melon Patch) learning how the owner, Jill Williams, started it up and the struggles/successes she faced to get to where she is now. Jill spoke to the class about how rewarding owning your own business can be but it also has sacrifices that you may have to make.  The Melon Patch is a great stop along Highway 41.  We enjoyed breakfast while she spoke.  They carry unique gifts and homemade fudge. They have a deli, convience store and sell gas/diesel fuel. Thank you Jill Williams for hosting the CEO class and sharing your story!

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