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THE ELEVATOR

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Business Elevator offers an introductory overview to aspiring entrepreneurs and recently launched micro-businesses. The training sessions, cohorts, and consultations focus on discovery and ideation prior to mentorship and connectivity.

Gaining the capabilities and strategic knowledge necessary to build, start, sustain or connect your organization is critical to creating value and stability through your business.

Since opening the elevator doors in 2019, we’re proud to have helped entrepreneurs each year and we have a growing list of entrepreneurs trained and businesses launched in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Step into the ELEVATOR to raise your stations (press the ELEVATOR button to discuss what we can do to help)

MEET THE ELEVATORS

Mark Pelmore, Co-Founder of Business Elevator

E MARK PELMORE

CO-FOUNDER

Coming from a career that included the military and educational training, Business Elevator was pleased to welcome E Mark as one of the founding members.

 

His motivation, combined with a results-oriented ecosystem builder mindset, helps impact microbusinesses of CU through instruction.

James Corbin II, Co-Founder Business Elevator

JAMES CORBIN II

CO-FOUNDER

Coming from a career that included non-profit development and social activism, Business Elevator was pleased to welcome James Corbin II as one of the founding members.

 

His compassion combined with an eye for business strategies & community building principles help him connect with entrepreneurs on multiply levels. 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Jeff Kurtz, Board Member

Jeff Kurtz - member

Professor, Gies School of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Anne Craig, Board Member

Ann Craig - member

Senior Director, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

Vacellia Clark, Ex Officio Board Member

Vacellia Clark - Ex Officio Member

City of Urbana, Human Relations Officer (Retired)

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