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SIU RETURN TO WORK - June 29, 2020

Beginning on Monday, June 29, 2020, staff from the following SIU Research Park offices will be working both in-person and remotely until the end of July. SIU Research Park buildings will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Some services will be available in person but most will be offered through alternate formats. It is preferred that you contact staff for an appointment, rather than walking in, because they are holding many appointments as Zoom and conference calls rather than in-person meetings.

In compliance with the governor’s order, masks are required in indoor public spaces regardless of the ability to maintain social distance. Indoor public places include spaces anyone can access, such as reception areas with walk-in access and the lobbies of buildings. Social distancing guidelines also remain in effect.

For your convenience, see the list of office contacts below. Thank you for your interest in the programs and services of the SIU Research Park. We look forward to hearing from you and working with Southern Illinois--one business at a time.

SIU Research Park and Business Incubator Tenants

Administrative Questions: Lynn Andersen Lindberg (618-453-6754)

General Questions: Deb Barnett (618-453-3849)

Facilities Questions or Requests: Amy Ortiz (618-453-1495)

Business Office Questions: Lynn Harbert (618-453-6752)

Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU

Greg Bouhl or Ken Stoner (618-536-2424)

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at SIU

John Morgan (618-536-2424)

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Lori Amerman (618-453-3829)

Office of Workforce Innovation and Research and Illinois Nurse Aide Testing

Tom Hovatter (618-453-4367)

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses 

For a complete list of resources, visit the Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU at


The mission of the Business Incubator Program is to accelerate the start-up and expansion of businesses in southern Illinois. The program is here to provide the guidance and consulting necessary to make sure those start-up and expanding firms have the tools necessary to succeed.

Value Added Services Provided:

  • Business Coaching
  • Business Planning
  • Start-up/Expansion Assistance
  • Resource Networks
  • Meeting Room Space
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • 3D Printing Lab
  • Peer-to-peer Networking
  • Mentoring Access
  • Flexible Lease Terms
  • Co-Working Memberships Available
  • SIU Research Park Linkage

Interested but have questions? Complete this simple form and we'll get right back with you!

If you're ready to get started, email to request an application.   

Saluki Entrepreneur Corps



Interested in connecting with innovative, entrepreneurial-minded students?  A chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization, the Saluki Entrepreneur Corps RSO is the group for you!

Contact SEC President Tristan Workman at for information or click on the Saluki Entrepreneur Corps tab.