Partner company started in 2007. I went to Wisconsin for two days of training and came back to Peoria to start a publication here from scratch, June of 2013. Essentially all publishers start from scratch in each area where they model their efforts after company discoveries. This is like building and owning my own TV station, patterned after other TV stations, only much better. I can do as I please with the publication as it is totally populated under my direction.
Running Central is a specialty running store that aspires to be a wellness center for the community of Central Illinois. In doing so, we provide our customers a broad range of goods and services from children's shoes to adult shoes, apparel, accessories, and nutrition. Our store transcends the sale of durable products by offering our community a litany of different health and wellness clinics such as prehab-rehab, clinics, yoga classes, form techniques, and much more to help improve one's life journey!
Startup Weekend is part of the UP Global family of programs. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that allows anyone to turn an idea into reality. The event starts on Friday evening when participants pitch ideas. They then form teams around the top ideas and spend the rest of the weekend validating and building their idea, aided by local mentors. On Sunday evening, teams come together and pitch their newly-launched company to a panel of judges. Startup Weekend is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. (source: https://www.googleforentrepreneurs.com/startup-communities/startup-weekend)
We bring joy to people's homes through cleaning, organizing, running errands, doing laundry, cooking meals, etc. We specialize in guilt free, judgement free cleaning that does not require the client to 'pre-clean' before we get there.
Alchemy Alternative Energy
We are a startup in Ghana, Africa that converts waste into energy.
we repair cracked and damaged smart devices
Coffee News is a unique print advertising medium in that it offers exclusivity in business category at an affordable price and publishes weekly. Coffee News is filled with entertaining news, trivia, local events, and more...information that people come back to each week for their dose of fun while waiting for service at restaurants, markets, doctors offices, and many other locations. These locations have a free source of entertainment for their clients and the advertisers stay top of mind in their market.
JDraper Glass is an artistic, educational & entertainment studio which provides hands on opportunities for the people of central Illinois.
A specialty retail store specializing in all-things kitchen gadget and cookware related. Le Creuset cast iron, locally made stoneware, bakeware, grillware, KitchenAid mixers & accessories, and many of the small gadgets a kitchen needs. In addition, Lori is a culinary instructor and offers cooking classes in the evening in our show kitchen located within the store.
a disruptive political app that gives people back the power over all levels of government.
J.K. Williams produces small-batch craft whiskey in East Peoria, Illinois. Founded by couples Jon & Kristin and Jesse & Kassi Williams, the family business was inspired by its namesake, Jon & Jesse’s great-great-grandpa. J.K. made bootleg whiskey during the Prohibition era, yet he produced only the highest-quality spirits. In addition to producing whiskey, we offer tours & tastings at our facility in East Peoria on Saturdays and Sunday as well as by appointment.
Use the Cloud to help companies transform themselves and their relationships with their customers by focusing on three critical elements of the Cloud in the Machine:
-Immediacy: Applications needs to be implemented rapidly and iteratively
-Multiplicity: Companies need to think beyond the traditional ROI. You cannot monetize innovation. The Cloud makes this possible
-Transformation: The Cloud makes it possible for businesses and organizations to change their relationships with their customers
ZNeff Productions is a marketing company specializing in video production working with fortune 500 and 50 companies.
memorylounge is a mobile app companies which gathers photos and videos privately into events.
TenantReputations.com has structured a unique platform for landlords to grade previous tenants, Good or Bad, and share that information with the landlord community using a simple A through F grading scale. This first ever grading system will completely change the current process of screening potential tenants. It's completely FREE for those landlords who contribute their tenant’s behavior. For every tenant you grade, you get a free search token to screen a future tenant.
GiveviG.com [pronounced giv-ig] is focused on encouraging the community to support local businesses and non-profits. We make it easy to contribute to charities while giving customers another compelling reason to choose a “Mom and Pop Shop” over a national chain.
OneFire is a leader in the migration of content to the post-PC era. We provide strategic consultation and management to organizations desiring to engage audiences with the immersive, interactive, rich media experience that mobile technology provides.