Advisory Council - 2021 Nominations
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at
the Starved Rock Country Alliance
The Illinois SBDC at the Starved Rock Country Alliance seeks 25 - 35 individuals to advise, share, learn, and plan the next stages of the Starved Rock Country Alliance and its Small Business Development Center.
Members are asked to:
Participate in four quarterly [Zoom] advisory meetings in 2021.
Dates are as follows:
January 16th - 2-4pm - Introductions of 2021 Advisory Council - Perspective Sharing: Small Business Environment and Growth Opportunities
April 9th - 2-4pm - Perspective Sharing: Starved Rock Country's Industry Opportunities and Small Business Trends
August 17th - 2-4 pm - Perspective Sharing: Small Business and Entrepreneurship
November 11th - 2-4 pm - Perspective Sharing: Holiday Shopping - Activities, Events, and Opportunities
Perfect candidates are representatives who are:
Innovative self-starters - Passionate about regional entrepreneurial development and economic progress
Tenacious in collaboration, growth, and inclusivity
Comfortable using their full voice in acting as communicators of internal and external opportunities for regional growth
hold a strong ethical and professional background or be passionate about building one
As an Advisory Council Member, our hope is for members to:
actively participate in the four quarterly 2-hour meetings
have strong communication and listening skills in order to share your perspective grow resources and impact through feedback and planning
take an active role in sharing opportunities within your local network
support and enable growth and reach of the Starved Rock Country Alliance and the IL SBDC at the SRCA, providing your perspectives and quality thought centric to regional growth.
100% optional - Lead or join an "Action Team" aligning with your own personal interests and goals
To apply to become a member of the 2021 Starved Rock Country Advisory Council: please complete this form:
"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves."
- Steven Spielberg
"Small business, you can give them capital, but when they often need as much is mentoring, advice, and help with their business plan."
- Karen Mills