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

Our Team of Experts

Want to know who has worked to make this happen?


Our Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Program Partners are comprised of those who understand our region's economy and are spurring it toward success: small business owners and representatives from local chambers of commerce, city and state leadership, professional associations, and economic development organizations.

Board of Directors

Everett Solon, Chairman, Midland States Bank

Steve Broadus, Vice-Chairman, Broadus Oil Corp Of Illinois

Larry Brown, Ottawa Auto Spa

Nancy Norton-Ammer, Grundy County Economic Development

Shelly Samolinski, Dimond Bros. Insurance

Mike Smith, Heartland Bank and Trust Company

Tami Thomas-Leonatti, Quality Care Cleaning

Mason Wilke, Entrepreneur

Organizational Partners

Ericka Perkins, Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Alliance SBDC Staff

Amy Lambert, Executive Director

Tina Curtis, Executive Assistant and Business Advisor

Tonya Conmy, Business Advisor

Heather Pursley, Business Advisor

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