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Craig Lindvahl

Executive Director

Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship

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Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship

1201 Network Centre Dr.

Effingham, Illinois, 62401

United States

Company Description

The Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship is an investment in the future, established by Midland States Bank. The Institute endeavors to establish the transformational program called "CEO" in communities in the Midland States Bank footprint and beyond. The ...more

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Illinois State Board of Education


Effingham CEO Investors

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New Smithsonian Exhibition

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Midland States Bank invests in Youth Entrepreneurship venture - Effingham County Affiliate

Using the successful formula of the Effingham County CEO class as a model, Midland Institute has hired Craig Lindvahl as the executive director to begin expansion of this concept into Champaign, Illinois.
According to Lindvahl, "The Effingham County CEO class teaches two key concepts: how to recognize, start, and run a successful business, as well as the interpersonal skills required for life needs".

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Craig Lindvahl
Executive Director Email: Craig Lindvahl - Executive Director Craig Lindvahl is a nationally recognized educator and filmmaker. In more than thirty years of teaching, he has taught every grade k-12, and his work as a filmmaker and musician has taken him to nearly 20 countries and allowed him to work with young people from more than 25 countries. His television work is regularly seen on PBS stations around the country, and his most recent documentaries, including a behind-the-scenes look at the Cincinnati Reds, have enjoyed a run on the Major League Baseball Network. He is the recipient of twelve Mid America Emmy Awards and eleven Telly Awards, for producing, writing, camera work, and composing, as well as the Studs Terkel Award for contributions to the humanities. He is a recipient of the prestigious Milken National Educator Award and has twice been recognized as a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the year. In addition to being honored for excellence in teaching by a number of universities, he was also honored with a "Leaders in Learning" Award from the cable television industry and a distinguished educator award from Eastern Illinois University. Along with his teaching partner, former Illinois Teacher of the Year Joe Fatheree, Lindvahl has participated in a number of groundbreaking educational endeavors, including the establishment of a nationally known filmmaking program and the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) class, a multi-district entrepreneurship class funded almost entirely by business investors. As a result of his work with the innovative CEO class in Effingham, Illinois, he was recently named the Illinois "teacher-preneur" of the year. Lindvahl is a sought after speaker and is available for speaking engagements in your community. Send an email to inquire about his availability

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Craig Lindvahl - Midland Institute of Entrepreneurship, Business Investor

Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » 2015 » January

* Craig Lindvahl - Member of the Illinois Board of Education
Name: Craig Lindvahl Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Craig Lindvahl, 57, to the Illinois State Board of Education. Lindvahl brings more than 35 years of experience in education and business to the board. Lindvahl is an award-winning educator earning the prestigious Milken National Educator Award, and has twice been a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year. Lindvahl is currently the Executive Director of the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship, which is a company that educates future business leaders. He oversees the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program. He speaks across the country about CEO, millennials and economic development. Lindvahl spent 34 years in the classrooms of the Teutopolis District 50 Schools. He taught music, band, television production and entrepreneurship programs. Some of the accomplishments during his tenure include tripling the size of the district band program and the creation of a television production program. He also led a group of students to the Marshall Islands to produce a student-led documentary about the country and culture. The product was distributed to 5,000 schools through the Peace Corps. Lindvahl is also an award-winning filmmaker, having earned 12 Mid-America Emmy Awards and 11 Telly Awards for his writing, producing, camera work and editing. Projects have taken him all over the world, and given him the ability to work with students from more than 25 countries. He currently owns Callan Films Corporation, which produces documentaries and corporate projects.

Crane Regional Technology Council - Daviess County

In addition to a summary of workforce opportunities through technology internships and program directors input into workforce needs led by The MEK Group, Craig Lindvahl of the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship discussed how to engage high school juniors and seniors to develop future leaders through the Institute's Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO).

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