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2024 Clean Energy Summit

By Terrie Simmons / 01 December 2023

2024 Clean Energy Business Summit Presented by Illinois Minority Business Development Agency (IL MBDA) Business Center WHAT AN IMPACT YOU MADE What great relationships you built! We’re still buzzing with…

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Golf Outing: Business and Community Building

By Terrie Simmons / 15 September 2023

On September 15, 2023, local businesses, individuals and corporations joined us for a day of giving back and networking at our first BUSINESS & COMMUNITY BUILDING GOLF-OUTING! It was an…

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How To Prevent Business Identity Theft and Fraud During a Pandemic

By Terrie Simmons / 30 March 2021

Times are challenging and most business owners are experiencing financial loss and discomfort with their business. Creating a sense of confidence to keep your business thriving is one thing, but…

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Women’s History Month – The Importance of Legacy

By Terrie Simmons / 16 October 2020

Women’s History Month is celebrated in October and marks so many important milestones in the women’s movement in this country. Our rights to vote, our rights to have control over…

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Self-Care: Revive, Refuel, and Renew

By Terrie Simmons / 18 September 2020

The term self-care has grown in popularity over the years and is used in many different contexts. But, now more than ever it is so important to truly practice self-care.…

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How to Successfully Find a Mentor

By Terrie Simmons / 17 September 2020

Being a mentor is not necessarily about becoming a mentor. You see, I grew up and learned from the knowledge and wisdom of several mentors. Mentors who taught me resilience…

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