Monthly Archives: September 2012

Book of the Month: The Innovator’s Dilemma

In “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” Clayton Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School, demonstrates how a large, successful business can do seemingly everything right, yet still fail. The book discusses a situation where a large company invests in what Christensen refers … Continue reading

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Patent & Trademark Resource Center Now Open

Thursday, September 13th marked the grand opening of a new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Resource Center (PTRC) at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. The center, one of two in the state of Illinois and 82 in the United … Continue reading

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Walk-Through Energy Audit: Tools You Can Use

Key Points Conduct a walk-through audit to learn more about your facility and energy-use patterns. Start by gathering energy-use data and benchmarking it against that of similar facilities. Low-cost, portable instruments are available to measure energy use and spot inefficiencies. … Continue reading

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September Entrepreneurial Spotlight: Sudhir Seth

Galesburg and the West Central Illinois Region has its share of entrepreneurs, and recently one of them has been attracting a lot of attention with his efforts to commercialize what has for the last 200 years been considered a ‘nuisance.’ … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for changes in healthcare?

Please join other west central Illinois businesses on Thursday, September 27th from 11:30 am – 1:00pm for a lunch and discussion of the Affordable Care Act. This will be taking place at the Best Western Prairie Inn – Ballroom, 300 … Continue reading

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