Small Business Development Center How Bloomington-Normal Inventions Take Flight By Catrina Petersen • Jan 13, 2021 Kevin Bersett A new year means new ideas, and Bloomington-Normal is generating some big ones. Pandemic Pushes Smaller Retailers Online By Eric Stock • Dec 10, 2020 Peggy Parker The pandemic has hurt many small businesses, but it's been especially tough for those that rely mostly on foot traffic. The pandemic has forced many mom-and-pop businesses to learn how to sell online. Small-Business Growth Resumes In McLean County By Camberyn Kelley • Oct 26, 2020 SBDC The Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan University has seen improvement in the last three months after a big drop in activity during the early part of the pandemic. Town Declines To React To Bloomington Cut To SBDC By Charlie Schlenker • Nov 30, 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University The mayor of Normal said Thursday that the town won't react to the city of Bloomington's move to lower contributions to the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan University. Normal's Bill Rises As Bloomington Chooses 50-50 Split For Small-Business Funding By Ryan Denham & Mike McCurdy • Nov 28, 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington aldermen say they’d rather evenly split the cost of supporting a new small-business development center at Illinois Wesleyan University rather than picking up most of the tab.