Business Ownership

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.

Business Ownership, Development, Elevate Programs

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.

Business Ownership, Elevate Programs

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 starting a business or growing their existing organization. Most important… Continue reading Elevate CCIC. Offers Physical Space For Your Business

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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

Elevate Programs

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 benefited from the resources Elevate has to offer. We at… Continue reading Code Platoon Partnership Enables Veterans and Their Spouses

Construction Progress

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

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