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School of Business

September 2017

Warm n Cozy Quilting

September 22, 2016

SBDC Celebrates with Columbia Quilters on First Anniversary

22 September 2016, 8:05 AM

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A mother-daughter business in Columbia, Ill., is celebrating its first anniversary, thanks to its owners’ hard work and the expertise they received from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center.

Warm N Cozy Quilting, located at 235 North Main St. in Columbia, fills a unique niche in the world of quilting. Co-owners Debbie Chitty and her daughter, Danielle Cyvas, specialize in ...

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Center Stage

September 14, 2016

Belleville Dance & Costume Store Owners Gain Expertise from SIUE SBDC

14 September 2016, 8:25 AM

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Purchasing an existing business can be complex, particularly for first-time business owners. That is why Roberta and Joseph LaSalvia, co-owners of CenterStage Dance Apparel & Costume House in Belleville, are grateful to the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for guiding them through the acquisition process.

The LaSalvias pur...

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East St. Louis Initiative

September 09, 2016

SIUE Alum Wins East St. Louis Initiative’s First Pitch Contest

9 September 2016, 10:30 AM
Desserts Out The Jar and More founder and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Yashica McKinney earned first place in the first regional business plan pitch competition hosted by the
 
East St. Louis Initiative (ESLI). Meanwhile, two Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center clients finished in the top three.  

Formed in 2016, the Initiative...

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