Small Busness Administration
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economc Opportunity
City of Bloomington, IL
Town of Normal, IL

Our SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the the U.S. Small Business Administration,

the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Wesleyan University, the City of Bloomington, and the Town of Normal. 

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The Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University

SBDC Staff

Karen Bussone, MBA

Executive Director

Scott Dixon

Volunteer Advisor

Olivia Causer

Marketing Intern

Maggie Warrner

Marketing Intern

Angela Kuppersmith, SM

Assistant Director

Dan Irvin

Volunteer Advisor

Cole Churchill

Marketing Intern

Emily Wynne

Marketing Intern

2020 Advisory Board

Ryan Fiala, Business Owner of D.P. Dough

Patrick Fruin, Business Owner of Flingers Pizza Pub

Tara Gerstner, IWU Professor and Entrepreneurship Coordinator 

Marilyn Greaves, SCORE Chairperson and Mentor

Mike O'Grady, EDC Interim CEO

Terry Lowe, ISU Means Center Interim Director 

Charlie Moore, McLean Co. Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

Bob Mahrt, Director of Community Development    

Pamela Reece, Town of Normal Manager

Terri Ryburn, Business Owner of Ryburn Place

Mike Straza, Entrepreneurial Consultant