“I’m stoked for Notre Dame 3D Printers”- Alex Houser, Recipient of University of Notre Dame IDEA Center paid internship opportunity made possible by McHughs Restaurants
Elevate would like to recognize high school graduates Alex Houser and Rick Wright who have been awarded the 2021 Makers Space Internship Opportunity.
Dan Orsborn, Territory Sales Manager at Entec Services has been able to utilize the space at Elevate in recent months to complete his office-style work. Situated at the Café’ Work Booths in the center, Dan visits nearly daily and completes quotes, responds to customer emails and enjoys, “a quiet place to work.”
After working for restaurant owners for years, Sara has decided it is time for her to venture out on her own and begin consulting for the hospitality industry. With the assistance of Elevates’ 6-Step program, Sara is on the path towards registering her organization ‘SF Consulting. This organization will be working towards a mission of providing comprehensive hospitality training to exceed each and every customers expectations in order to make sales and have fun doing it.
“Hello everyone, I’m Taneya Higginbotham and welcome to the RealiTea ProjecT, where our mission is to discuss racial injustice and racial inequity, to stimulate righteous actions and transform communities.” Taneya’s conversational piece highlighting her and her guests experience, is now available on Facebook @TheRealiTeaProjecT. Taneya
Mattoon, IL- Five recent members of Elevate, were recognized Thursday, January 28, 2021, for their achievements in entrepreneurship. Amy Patrick, Evie Rudibaugh, Katie Haifley, Keegan O’Connell, and Latonya Davies were recognized at the first-ever ‘Elevate Celebration of Innovation & Growth.’ Those in attendance at this
Member Spotlight – Elevate Member Katie Haifley Graduates Lake Land College Business Development Program
Sixty-two percent of Americans dream of being their own boss, according to a 2018 Vistaprint Study. Despite such high interest in being self-employed, few people make good on these dreams. A handful of perceived obstacles often stand in the way of new entrepreneurs; many are
Contact Elevate Anyone who keeps up to date with Elevate on Facebook or has joined our newsletter knows who Keegan O’Connell is. A few months back, we posted a story about our new broadcasting room and highlighted the services Keegan is bringing to our center.
Laura Severson is a volunteer at Elevate, her role includes managing the front desk and providing general assistance in the development of the center.
Evelynna is a 2020 graduate of ClassE, a Coles County Highschool Entrepreneurship Class which has found a new home at Elevate. As a focus of the course, students develop a business idea and apply it to the real world. This is where Evelynna found her
Faisal Tariq is the newest staff member at Elevate after coming onboard in October. He has a plethora of experience in retail management including time at DSW and Coach.
Owning a business requires a dedicated willingness to work hard, a sense of adventure and time. Our center specializes in assisting customers who have the will to start their own organization, all of the way from start to finish. Those who have benefited from the resources we provide have shared a portion of the greatest reasons they enjoy being their own boss.