CEO club, faculty attend national conference

Two Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) club members and SPC faculty attended the 2016 CEO National Conference and Pitch Competition recently in Tampa.

SPC business students Amanda Hunt and  Michael Pleasant joined College of Business Academic Chair and CEO Co-Advisor, Dr. April Bailey at the event at the Tampa Convention Center Oct. 27-29.

CEO students prepare for SPC competition

Dr. April Bailey and Amanda Hunt pictured at recent CEO National Conference.
Dr. April Bailey (right) and Amanda Hunt (left) pictured at recent CEO National Conference.

The goal was to prepare the students to make a professional pitch if they choose to enter their Business Plan at SPC’s Annual Business Pitch Competition on April 27,  2017, at the Seminole Campus.

During the conference they attended information sessions on how to increase club participation as well as sessions from successful business owners.

Explore SPC’s Business Entreprenuership Certificate and Business Administration A.S. Degree subplan where students learn how to develop a business plan and manage and market their own business.

CEO Mission Statement

The College Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a 501 C (3), not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to “inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and to seek opportunity through enterprise creation.”

From its inception in 1984, the national organization has grown to approximately 4,500 members, representing nearly 250 college and university chapters.  Each year they sponsor an informative, action packed national conference that attracts, on average, nearly 1,000 students (and their faculty advisors), from colleges and universities across the United States. During the three-day conference, attendees network with other entrepreneurial-minded students and listened to presentations from seasoned entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, motivational speakers and fellow students who are making the transition from dreamers to doers.

For more information about SPC’s CEO Club, contact Pamela Levering at or 727-394-6946.

Learn more about the College Entrepreneurs’ Organization at

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