Two-for-one Tuesday: Sullivan Taylor Coffee House and Spellbound Stories  This morning we visited with Brandon Thompson, a local entrepreneur who has several businesses either up and ...
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Two-for-one Tuesday: Sullivan Taylor Coffee House and Spellbound Stories This morning we visited with Brandon Thompson, a local entrepreneur who has several businesses either up and ...

Mentor Monday! Today we talked about trade show booth ideas, as they begin mapping out how to sell their products or services.  Then we tested everyone’s ability to think on their feet ...
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Mentor Monday! Today we talked about trade show booth ideas, as they begin mapping out how to sell their products or services. Then we tested everyone’s ability to think on their feet ...

Looking for information on a small business in the community? The Chamber of Commerce is your first stop!  This morning we heard from Lauren Merritt, Executive Director of the Macomb ...
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Looking for information on a small business in the community? The Chamber of Commerce is your first stop! This morning we heard from Lauren Merritt, Executive Director of the Macomb ...

“People have higher expectations from small business people than they do from big box stores.”  Angela & Alex Hance, the 2nd and 3rd generations of Dough Delights, gave the team some ...
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“People have higher expectations from small business people than they do from big box stores.” Angela & Alex Hance, the 2nd and 3rd generations of Dough Delights, gave the team some ...

ICYMI on the news last night, we're gaining friends across the river!  We are proud to be able to share a bit about the experience in McDonough County, and look forward to welcoming ...
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ICYMI on the news last night, we're gaining friends across the river! We are proud to be able to share a bit about the experience in McDonough County, and look forward to welcoming ...

Building relationships is the key to success.   That is the sentiment shared by Lynne Campbell, business owner and newspaper publisher at Community Market - Macomb, IL. Having worked ...
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Building relationships is the key to success. That is the sentiment shared by Lynne Campbell, business owner and newspaper publisher at Community Market - Macomb, IL. Having worked ...

“If you are a business owner, you can make a ton of money, or you can have a ton of happiness. Sometimes you can have a little of both!”  Earlier this week, Tom Conklin - State Farm ...
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“If you are a business owner, you can make a ton of money, or you can have a ton of happiness. Sometimes you can have a little of both!” Earlier this week, Tom Conklin - State Farm ...

Last week, we rounded out our sessions by spending some time with John Meixner, the Regional Superintendent of Schools.   He gave us a great overview about the Regional Office of ...
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Last week, we rounded out our sessions by spending some time with John Meixner, the Regional Superintendent of Schools. He gave us a great overview about the Regional Office of ...

Pay yourself first!  Julie-Anne Pickett, Wealth Adviser with IPI Wealth Management, has 5 rules for investing and managing money… and that is ALWAYS rule number one.   Yesterday we ...
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Pay yourself first! Julie-Anne Pickett, Wealth Adviser with IPI Wealth Management, has 5 rules for investing and managing money… and that is ALWAYS rule number one. Yesterday we ...

What kind of a relationship do you have with your local banker?   During our time at Clock Tower Community Bank on Tuesday morning, Community President Todd Lester stressed the ...
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What kind of a relationship do you have with your local banker? During our time at Clock Tower Community Bank on Tuesday morning, Community President Todd Lester stressed the ...

“Show up. Work hard. Be a good teammate.”  Clare Thompson, Vice President for Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Athletics at Western Illinois University, had some great advice for the ...
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“Show up. Work hard. Be a good teammate.” Clare Thompson, Vice President for Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Athletics at Western Illinois University, had some great advice for the ...

Looking for a unique option for Valentine’s Day? Check out what Audrey has to offer! As our #youngentrepreneurs get a jump-start on their personal businesses, we will share their ...

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