Javier Sanchez sees his future in being a successful business owner in Streator, IL. His new company, Javi’s Detail and Tint LLC pampers vehicles inside and out. “It’s like a spa treatment… for cars.” Javi says. Customers love his service because when they see the finished product, they can’t believe it's their car. “It blows their minds.” Javi adds. Javi helps his clients give vehicles a sense of style by offering window tinting services. In addition to keeping the vehicle c
With a vision of becoming an internationally recognized mosaic artist, Susan Burton has high expectations of herself. Luckily, her talent, skills, and muses are lining up to make it happen, one mosaic at a time. The Mary Uthoff Memorial Walkway was installed in Princeton, IL on September 3rd, transforming the space from a non-descript alley to an inviting public art space. With flagpoles floating colorful sails overhead, string lights, and Burton’s PRAIRIE DREAMS – a mosaic c
Tim Cottingim has been firing up ideas for an authentic neopolitana pizza restaurant ever since he first tasted one. His new restaurant, Iniga Pizzeria Napoletana, is the first of its kind in the area. Mixing music, art, and pizza, Iniga offers an experience that sets your senses afire. And it should! Iniga is the Italian word for Fiery! Tim began working with the Illinois SBDC at the Starved Rock County Alliance in March of 2018. Tim’s vision was to bring a high-end experien
Sometimes your entrepreneurial journey starts with coming home.
In May of 2018, Allison Rhodes had completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in Piano Pedagogy and General Music and was on the road touring with three different groups from her Wisconsin university. With eight weeks of school left on her calendar, she had no plan of where her career was going. As a respite before striking out to find a job, and on the advice of her parents, she returned home
There are just some people who have a great eye for how to make something new again. Lori Fornero not only sees “the new” in old furniture, her creative eye sees the line and the design and the craftsmanship and adds in new colors and trends and what comes through is the possibility for what it could be Refurbished Treasure! And oh! The Artistry! “My journey with Furniture Artistry started four years ago.” Lori shares. “I love to be creative and put the time into repairing an