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Small Business Development Center

Kevin Bersett

A new year means new ideas, and Bloomington-Normal is generating some big ones.

Peggy Parker standing in store
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.

IWU campus building
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.

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.

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.