Elevate is a centrally located “hub” in Coles County. It will provide a space for local entrepreneurs and innovators to access resources they need to turn ideas into reality. Within five years, Elevate will be a leader in developing regional prosperity measured by new business growth, increased patent development, and enhanced human capital. Elevate is a regional service provider.

Business Model

-Elevate will be open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, accessible by keycard when not staffed.

-Elevate is governed by a Board of Directors that oversees all operations.

-Elevate will operate in space donated by Rural King Supply at Cross County Mall.

Consolidated Communications is providing fiber optic, gigabit-speed internet access.

-Admission and exit criteria is applied for certain members. Our services are focused on helping your small business succeed.

-Elevate will sponsor guest speakers.

-Elevate will provide mentoring services to entrepreneurs who have Full membership. The list of mentors includes retailers, bankers, lawyers, accountants, educators, healthcare professionals, and retired business owners.

-Conference rooms will be available for rent to anyone needing access to a private meeting place or video conferencing.