Dan Orsborn, Territory Sales Manager of Entec Services- Member Spotlight

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.” Continue Reading

Member Spotlight- Taneya Higginbotham, Project Manager of ‘The RealiTea ProjecT’ Finds Her Voice

“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 Continue Reading

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

Team Spotlight – Laura Severson, Elevate Volunteer

Laura Severson is a volunteer at Elevate, her role includes managing the front desk and providing general assistance in the development of the 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

Team Spotlight – Faisal Tariq, Operations Director

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. Continue Reading

Software Developer Russ Forstall Utilizes Co-Working Spaces To Gain New Perspectives on Business and Family

While many of us long to better balance our personal and professional lives, Mr. Forstall has a solid understanding of both. He says through having a better perspective of family relationships, he has gained a better understanding of relationships with coworkers, colleagues, customers and clients. 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