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SBDC Client Spotlights

In 2014, the Illinois Small Business Development Center celebrates its 30th anniversary.  In honor of this milestone, the SBDC is showcasing clients by highlighting the vast array of services provided to our region's businesses.  Please take a moment to view their stories as told by the entrepreneurs, themselves.

Click on the images below to learn some of our clients' pathways to success.


Success Ground FX

Success Story Hi-Standard Dog Food

SBDC Success Story Midwest Medical

SBDC Success Story Today's Technology

DxR Success Story

TJ's Fine Jewelry Success Story

Grand River Spirits Success Story

Saluki Screen Repair

Allied Automotive

Saffron Scientific Histology Services

Harness TechED


Southpass Beads

When LouAnn Elwell couldn’t find a particular pair of earrings she was looking for, her solution was to start her own business.

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Emma and Arnie's Sandwiches

Some people dream of becoming their own boss. For Maria Lass, that dream blossomed unexpectedly while working a shift at Arnie’s Sandwiches in October of 2019.