SIUE SBDC Helps OneLegacy Find Business Partners
OneLegacy, a client of the Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has expanded its local business relationships. Founder Mike Stith, an Edwardsville resident, has announced OneLegacy will partner with Meridian Village, a Lutheran Senior Services Community in Glen Carbon, and Hitz Home Rehab in Alhambra to offer its Legacy Sharing Story Therapy Workshops.
The workshops are designed for caregivers, families or anyone interested in family history, genealogy or storytelling. Legacy Sharing activities include a combination of memory sharing, storytelling, brainstorming games and writing.
Stith, who launched his company in early 2014, says participants benefit from facilitated activities, group sharing and free digital publishing. Legacy Sharing products include cards, writing journals and keepsake storybooks.
“We’re excited and honored to partner with Meridian Village and Hitz Home Rehab to capture, record and preserve memories that are living in the minds of the communities’ senior residents,” Stith said. “Through group story sharing and one-on-one recording, we’re honored to have the opportunity to gather and share stories that inspire others.”
SBDC Small Business Specialist Jo Ann Dimaggio May credits Stith with channeling his energy, resources and passion on remembering the legacies of others.
“Mike Stith has worked diligently to create a viable business model with the right people and resources around him,” May said. “I am privileged to be part of Mike’s network and to support an endeavor centered on an incredibly human element that connects us all. Mike has found a wonderful way to share this connection of storytelling through OneLegacy.”
To learn more about OneLegacy, see www.onelegacy.com.
The Metro East SBDC assists entrepreneurs like Mike Stith, as well as existing business owners, operating in the nine-county St. Louis Metro East region of Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair, Washington, Monroe and Randolph. It enhances the region’s economic interests by providing one-stop assistance to individuals by means of counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures and existing small businesses.
SBDCs in Illinois are funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a service to the community. To learn how these no-cost services may help your business venture, contact the Metro East SBDC at (618) 650-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: OneLegacy founder Mike Stith.