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Evans Manufacturing Company

Increasing business by over 30 per cent in one year is not easy but it is exactly what Stephanie Acri has done in her first year as owner and president of Evans Manufacturing Co. Read more

Stephanie Acri
Owner / Founder, Evans Manufacturing Company
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Back to Back Chiropractic

In the late spring of 2003, Pamela and Patricia Miller were filled with excitement as they prepared to open the door to their new chiropractic business in Moline. Read more

Dr. Pamela Miller and Dr. Patricia Miller
Back to Back Chiropractic
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A+ Self Storage Company

“Customer service is 90 percent of what we do” according to Dan Luna, co-owner with his wife Dawn of A+ Self Storage, Inc. of Davenport. Read more

Dan and Dawn Luna
A+ Self Storage Company
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Elwood Restaurant

My SCORE mentor, Carol Heiberger, asked me hard questions, provided feedback based on her business knowledge and experience, and offered moral support. Read more

Adam Diltz
Chef/Owner, Elwood Restaurant
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When Seconds Matter

My mentor's ideas have led me down paths I would have never thought of. She has truly helped build this business into what it is today. Read more

Shawna Bobst
RN instructor , HEART Mobile CPR
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Dan admitted that he was outside his area of expertise when it came to securing funds.  Dennis started by helping Dan connect with aquaculture investors in Southeast Massachusetts. Read more

Dan Ward
Ward Aquafarms