Monthly Archives: May 2012

Small Business Day Celebration 2012

It was a day of celebration at the Small Business Day Awards Luncheon on May 22!   Over 100 individuals gathered to honor the 8 award recipients and 26 nominees representing a four county region. All winners are listed here. … Continue reading

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Web Tool of the Month: crowdSPRING

Launched in August 2006, crowdSPRING has become one of the largest marketplaces for logo design, business card design, graphic design, website design and copywriting. crowdSPRING has a professional and efficient team, including 113000 graphic designers, web designers, industrial designers, and … Continue reading

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Creating Cultures Anew

Understanding and dealing with “culture” is vitally important.   It pervades all of society and is a powerful influencer on the lives of individuals, groups, organizations, societies, and all of humanity.   Culture is a subject so vast, illusive, and daunting that … Continue reading

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Meet the Entrepreneurship Center Manager: Ryan Lilly

Ryan Lilly Entrepreneurship Center Manager  Ryan Lilly manages the Entrepreneurship Center of West Central Illinois. The mission of the Entrepreneurship Center (EC) is to regionally educate, engage and empower entrepreneurs by providing confidential, one-on-one business counseling and technical assistance to current small … Continue reading

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Meet the Globalization and Innovation Director: Gary Camarano

Gary Camarano Globalization and Innovation Director The goal of the Global Strategies Director is to encourage collaboration, innovation, and globalization among existing businesses and industries in West Central Illinois by addressing common challenges and pursuing common opportunities. This would include identifying growth … Continue reading

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Meet the Sustainability Director: Eric Dilts

Eric Dilts Sustainability Director, Sustainable Business Center Eric Dilts has over a decade of experience in senior executive management, and brings his skills to the Sustainable Business Center as Incubator Director. Prior to joining the City of Galesburg’s EBI Network, … Continue reading

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Meet the Director: Cesar Suarez

Cesar Suarez EBI Network Director & Director of Economic Development for the City of Galesburg, Illinois  Cesar Suarez began his duties as Economic Development Director for the City of Galesburg on August 20, 2007. His key goal is to work … Continue reading

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Grant Opportunity: Farmers Market Promotion Program

From USDA: “The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) offers grants to help improve and expand domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, producer associations, local governments, nonprofit corporations, … Continue reading

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Made in Illinois Program Launched!

Note: The following text is from an recent IMEC email: “As part of the national “Make it in America” campaign being undertaken by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, IMEC is launching a companion Made in Illinois program to … Continue reading

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May Entrepreneurial Spotlight: Luke Schuette

This month’s Entrepreneurial Spotlight is on Luke Schuette, Founder and CEO of Lamboo, Inc. Lamboo Inc. is a technology and manufacturing company founded from the combined experience of seasoned architects, structural engineers, material scientist, and biotechnology specialist on the forefront of cutting … Continue reading

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