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Refuse to Quit Fitness

Evan Ernst, a lifelong resident of Morrison and prior WACC CEO student, has a strong passion for fitness and wanted to bring a new gym to...

North End Auto & Tire LLC

Amanda & Nik Manthei purchased the business for which they've dedicated the past eight years of their careers. Amanda adeptly manages the...

Leo's Marvelous Bites

In a heartwarming tale of creativity and family, Celia Fernandez, one of the owners and main cook of Leo's Marvelous Bites has built a...

1826 Creative Company

The team of Michelle and Brendan Sullivan have over 25 years of combined experience in branding, digital marketing, video production, and...

Rock Star Donuts

Paz Martinez wanted to give back to the community where he was raised – in the form of a better donut. His desire to create an authentic...

Rustic Paw Studio

When you walk into Rustic Paw Studio, you instantly feel like you have met a long-time friend. This specialty shop is a charming store...

Los Luchadores

Luis and Francesca Casas wanted to bring traditional Mexican food to a small farming community. With it being a short drive from many...

Autism Center of Sauk Valley

Sarah Lewis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that works with individuals diagnosed with autism, intellectual disabilities, fragile...

Rise Up Coffee

Kimberly Teats-Garrison and Jordan Garrison love coffee and make it a point to visit unique coffee shops when traveling. When a long-time...

Gnamma Spa

From years of experience in the health industry, Emily Warner recognizes that people are overstressed by their jobs, phones, and mental...

The Bridgewater Inn

Brian and Maria Krull’s mission is to restore historic buildings to their beauty and function while adding modern features that today...

The Barkery on Science Ridge

Challenge: Deb Proctor came to the Illinois SBDC at Sauk Valley Community College back in 2017 looking for assistance on how to build her...

Simply Hair Studios

The team of Ann Manon, Amber Paladino, and Danielle Wolff have been working together for over 7 years as licensed cosmetologists. With...

The Wellspring Medical Spa

Jordanna Devine came to the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Sauk Valley Community College initially looking for assistance...

Carolitza's

Carolitza Mendoza came to the Illinois SBDC at Sauk Valley Community College in December 2020. She was driven to open a store offering...

Out of the Box Music

Jennifer Smith has a passion for bringing music into every individual's life. The excitement she shares makes all who meet her want to...

Whoop Your Axe

Josh and Meaghan Coward's desire to create a unique family-friendly experience is what started Whoop Your Axe (WYA) – a mobile axe...

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