The Starved Rock Country Advisory and Action Council provides community insight and identifies opportunities the the Alliance may be interested in assisting.
The council also provides feedback and insight to the IL SBDC at the Starved Rock Country Alliance regarding developing services and local community trends and happenings that can provide value for local businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Starved Rock Country Alliance operates as a 501(c)3. Our board is comprised of local business owners, municipal leaders, and other stakeholders who desire to see the growth of entrepreneurship and small business growth in the Illinois Valley.
Board of Directors
Everett Solon, Chairman, Midland States Bank
Steve Broadus, Vice-Chairman, Broadus Oil Corp Of Illinois
David Noble, Secretary Treasurer, City of Ottawa
Nancy Norton-Ammer, Grundy County Economic Development
Debra Karch, Dwight Economic Alliance
Shelly Samolinski, Dimond Bros. Insurance
Mason Janko Wilke, Entrepreneur
Patricia Walters, Executive Realty Group
Illinois Small Business Development Center Organizational Partners
Mark Petrilli, Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Ericka Perkins, Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Alliance SBDC Staff
Amy Lambert, Executive Director
Tina Curtis, Executive Assistant and Business Advisor
Jim Coughlin, Business Advisor
TJ Templeton, Business Advisor
Will Juntunen, Business Advisor