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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

Beth Mangold, Treasurer

Larry Brown, Ottawa Auto Spa

Shelly Samolinski, Dimond Bros. Insurance

Mike Smith, Heartland Bank and Trust Company

Tami Thomas-Leonatti, Quality Care Cleaning

Organizational Partners

Ericka Perkins, State Director - Illinois SBDC Network

Alliance SBDC Staff

Tina Curtis, Interim Executive Director and Senior Business Advisor

Leah Inman, Business Advisor

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