ABOUT US - Team of Experts

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

Dave Lourie, Chairman, TEST, Inc.

Debra Karch, Vice-Chairman, Dwight Economic Alliance

Nancy Norton-Ammer, Grundy County Economic Development

Steve Broadus, Broadus Oil Corp Of Illinois

DeAnna Carlson, ReMax Country 

Troy Resetich, TROY Technologies

Everett Solon, Midland States Bank

Reed Wilson

Advisory Board

Bradley Bianchi, Heartland Bank

Jennifer Bias, Ficek Electric

Inga Carus, CL Enterprises

Adam Dontz, Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council

Jeff Ellis, LaSalle State Bank

Jay Endress, Apple Press

Matt Merboth, Spring Valley City Bank

Boyd Palmer, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
l Phalen, Silver Fox

Shelly Samolinski, Dimond Bros. Insurance

Organizational Partners

Mark Petrilli, Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Ericka Perkins, Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity


Alliance SBDC Staff

Amy Lambert, Executive Director

Larry Bianchi, Business Advisor

Kent Broadbent, Business Advisor

Jim Coughlin, Business Advisor

Tina Curtis, Business Advisor
Shanna Dugan, Business Advisor

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The Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance

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