Success Story Spotlight


Local Day Spa Takes Advantage of E-commerce Opportunities

On the brink of the COVID 19 pandemic when the country was in the beginning of what would be a long lock down, so many businesses across many different industries were hit with uncertainty of what the future would look like for them.


Racing Parts Business Helping with Logistics

Family-owned Hoerr Racing has been involved in the racing business since 1965.


Service Disabled Veteran Makes it His Duty to Change Healthcare for His Fellow Servicemen and Women

CW Financial & Management Group is proudly owned and operated by Craig Williams.


Relationship-Building the Key to a Decatur Company

Decatur is a town rich in history, and The Micar Company (Micar) is a company continuing the tradition of proud, family-owned businesses in central Illinois.


Peoria NEXT Innovation Center Brings Exciting Businesses to the Area

We are so very excited about what the future holds for Peoria NEXT and looking forward to sharing some great news about its tenants.


Jazzy Cat Lifestyles Provides Hassle-free Home Shopping

Jazzy Cat Lifestyles is an ecommerce site that has a variety of products for accessorizing the home.


Local Fashion Business Finds Ways to Adapt and Overcome Challenges

Peoria may not be the easiest place for small fashion businesses to thrive, but one business is finding how to overcome challenges and to find their footing within the industry.


M. Craig Counseling Services Looks to Expand after Pandemic’s Challenges

M. Craig Counseling Services currently provides individual and couple counseling.


Maintaining Relationships with Customers Key to the Book Nook

The Book Nook has been serving Peorians since 1989.


Family-owned business cleans and disinfects during COVID-19 pandemic

As many businesses closed their doors due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mad Dog Cleaning shifted its services to include disinfecting at several facilities to keep the family business open, as well as the places they cleaned.


Skid Steer Nation Builds Online Community Highlighting Small American Manufacturers

In an increasingly digital world, leaders of organizations need to change how they build trust with their audience and foster an organizational culture.