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ABOUT US - Team of Experts

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at
the Starved Rock Country Alliance

Rick Brooks 
Interim Coordinator






Rick Brooks, of Midwest Partners, runs YouAreHere in the Amtrak Depot at the North End of Princeton's Main Street. He brings decades of experience and expertise to his role as business advisor with the SBDC.


Rick was an outreach program manager for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 26 years, he specialized in community development and marketing for health and social change.


Rick Brooks brings a wealth of experience to his role. He co-founded an 850-member alliance of local, independent businesses, the Little Free Library movement, publishing companies and nonprofit organizations. 

"I am part of all that I have met."
--Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"Never work just for money or power. They won't help you build a
decent family, save your soul
or help you sleep at night."

"Service is the rent we pay for living."
--Marian Wright Edelman

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