WIU SBDC Director, Jim Boyd talks with WGIL Radio
November 24, 2018

Chris Postin hosted a special “Small Business Saturday”-themed edition of WGIL’s Galesburg Live on Saturday, November 24. In the first hour, Chris talked with Jim Boyd, Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University in Macomb.

Courtesy of WGIL radio in Galesburg.

Ontiveros donates to WIU-QC to fund documentaries, microloans
May 11, 2017

MOLINE -- Western Illinois University officials on Thursday announced the school has received a substantial donation from the Ontiveros family.

The amount of the donation was not announced.

WIU officials said gift will be used to highlight Moline's Floreciente neighborhood, create documentaries about Latino heritage, provide assistance for small-scale business development and create minority scholarships at the school's campus on Moline's River Drive. Read more...

WIU-QC to Host Small Business Development Center and International Trade Center
February 28, 2017

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Western Illinois University announced today (Feb. 28) that the University is expanding its Small Business Development Center (SBDC) operations, which is under the direction of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA), to the Quad Cities Riverfront campus. An International Trade Center (ITC) will also be established as part of the SBDC presence at the QC campus. Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, who serves as chair of the Governor's Rural Affairs Council, took part in today's announcement. Read more...