Member Spotlight- Sara Foran

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.
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Celebration of Innovation & Growth Event-How is Elevate Benefitting Community Members?

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 Continue Reading

Member Spotlight- Keegan O’Connell Experiences Growth At Elevate

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. Continue Reading

Team Spotlight – Evelynna Rudibaugh, Business Owner

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 Continue Reading

4 Reasons to Become Self Employed

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. Continue Reading

Keegan O’Connell Brings the Capability to Communicate with a Global Audience to Elevate CCIC Inc.

“What’s the first thing you do after you get in your car and buckle your seatbelt?” This was the question posed by Keegan O’Connell, owner of Buzzed & Board LLC Continue Reading

Elevate’s Role as a Business Incubation Center in Coles County: Enabling Business Ownership for People of All Backgrounds

It is the belief of the team at Elevate that business ownership represents financial equality, representation and happiness. Through creating a more diverse environment for business ownership we look to create a more inclusive world and community. Continue Reading

Elevate CCIC. Offers Physical Space For Your Business

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog post, you have probably noticed the variety of membership options available at our center. One of these is our ‘mailbox’ monthly membership. For only $40 a month, we offer a variety of resources to entrepreneurs interested in Continue Reading

Starting a Business in a Co-Working Space: How Centers Such as Elevate are Making Dreams a Reality

1.2 million small businesses exist in the state of Illinois, according to a 2018 SBA Profile. Unfortunately for many, this dream has traditionally required more funds than are available to the typical individual. Thankfully, the Mattoon In Motion Robust Economy Committee has created a business incubation center, empowering those in the Coles County Region in their goals to open or develop their small business Continue Reading

Code Platoon Partnership Enables Veterans and Their Spouses

As a community organization, our goal is to provide resources to as many people as possible. The programming available at Elevate plays a huge role in how we continue to provide for our clients and additionally spurs growth to new entrepreneurs who have not yet Continue Reading