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How Innovative Business Models Are Providing for Our Community During Social Distancing Period

As Elevate moves towards an open center to fully service our clients, a look at the real world application of innovative non-traditional business models in our community is helpful. Amid the current COVID-19 public safety concerns, one company is playing an important role in keeping our community safe and stimulating business for local restaurants who… Continue reading How Innovative Business Models Are Providing for Our Community During Social Distancing Period

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The History of Elevate: From Inception to Construction

Mattoon in Motion Robust Economy Committee was organized to "create a community of entrepreneurs who are passionate about developing their business." As part of this initiative, Elevate CCIC, Inc. is supporting this goal by developing a grassroots economic development center that will encourage cross-collaboration of ideas and resources. To understand where Elevate is today, and… Continue reading The History of Elevate: From Inception to Construction

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Construction of Center Prompts Excitement

Elevate CCIC. would like to thank all who have contributed to the formation of our new business incubation center. Due to the recent hard work of our contractors, the center is getting closer to our eventual Grand Opening. Contractors James, Tim and Jack (left to right) are working diligently to finish center. Cafe style booths… Continue reading Construction of Center Prompts Excitement

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Happy New Year 2020

Elevate is busy getting ready for the New Year. As we look forward, we want to thank all our supporters who have made Elevate CCIC, Inc. a reality.  We are gearing up to be a hub of rural innovation for East Central Illinois. Our projected opening date will be early February 2020. With the development… Continue reading Happy New Year 2020

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Consider Giving to Elevate CCIC, Inc. today Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

Today is Giving Tuesday... Elevate is working to create an environment where co-workers, small businesses, and individuals with the entrepreneurial spirit can obtain the resources to help them succeed. In Rural America, we often get left behind, but not anymore, with the support of the community Elevate is already becoming a success. With further support… Continue reading Consider Giving to Elevate CCIC, Inc. today Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

Development, Elevate Programs

We are Thankful for our Community and Supporters.

Development of Elevate CCIC, INC. (Elevate) The Development of Elevate has been a community-wide engagement from the beginning. Because of the support of the community, our dream has become a reality. We are well on our way to become a regional hub of entrepreneurship and business innovation. Our space will be a place where ideas… Continue reading We are Thankful for our Community and Supporters.

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Veterans Opportunities

Elevate is a proud supporter of our Veterans. One way that we are working to support our area veterans is through our partnership with Code Platoon to offer their remote services in our center when we open in January 2020.  Code Platoon is a nonprofit coding Bootcamp for veterans and military spouses. The program is… Continue reading Veterans Opportunities

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ClassE Teacher opportunity.

CLASSE Job Description for posting Entrepreneurship Teacher Opening Elevate is the new home of ClassE. Coles County High School entrepreneurship class where students learn how to start and run a business. We are currently looking for a new Entrepreneurship Teacher. Please see blow for Job description. Job Description Responsible for coordination, instruction, and implementation of… Continue reading ClassE Teacher opportunity.

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Join us for our second Livestream Event Offered by Google.

National Veteran Small Business Week Livestream Workshop Join us as we celebrate National Veteran Small Business Week with a Livestream focused on supporting the growth of veteran-led businesses. During this workshop, you will be introduced to key features of Google My Business that help connect businesses with local customers, promote special offers, and grow brand… Continue reading Join us for our second Livestream Event Offered by Google.