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

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

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

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

Elevate wants to thank Consolidated Communications for supporting rural communities and areas by connecting them to fast, reliable, secure internet service. Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

First ever Grow with Google Event.

Join us for our first Grow with Google Live event On Wednesday, October 16th, Google will join forces with Constant Contact for a special holiday marketing livestream. It’s a great opportunity to create your ultimate marketing plan ahead of the holiday shopping rush. During the Continue Reading

Elevate bringing Coding classes through Code Platoon to area Veterans.

Elevate and Code Platoon Team up. Elevate is bringing Code Platoons 14 week remote coding program to Elevate. Veterans can learn software development skills to help them move forward in the tech jobs of the future. The program is designed to skill up veterans and Continue Reading