Upcoming Events

Main Content

dunn-richmond center
Supporting Southern Illinois Small Businesses and Start-Ups

May 2020

Join us each week for Tuesday Talk @ 10 a.m.

Whether you are a seasoned business owner, a new entrepreneur, or have an idea to launch your own venture, this community is for you! Join us for Tuesday Talk featuring speakers who are at the heart of what makes Southern Illinois great.  We trust that you will be inspired by their successes, challenges, and innovative ways they are helping to move our region forward. 

The Tuesday Talk series is a live stream event at https://www.facebook.com/SIUSBDC/

Prize giveaways for live stream participants.

Tuesday, May 5

  • William Lo - New Kahala, Southern Illinois Eats, and the Southern Illinois Kitchen Collaborative
  • Amy Mills, 17th Street BBQ

Tuesday, May 12

  • Perfectly Posh Boutique - Tresa Storto
  • Davis Pastry - From Closed to Revived

Tuesday, May 19

  • Magpie Market House - Maci McCurdy 
  • Mirror Mirror Beauty Studio - Micah Staten

    Both will be discussing new strategies they have found to maintain and even strengthen customer relationships, reach new customers, and tell their comfort zone goodbye!                           

  • Kristin Dietz and Gary Steber, SIU Credit Union
  • Steve Mitchell, Economic Development Director, City of Carbondale
  • Nic and Katie Lirely, Fringe the salon
Hear from local business owners about their experiences with relief funding options, and learn about funding still available to help local businesses.

Wednesday, May 6

Sales Recovery in Crisis Times: "Start Me Up!" Revenue Recovery Planning Webinar, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Hosted by IMEC

Register for this no cost workshop at https://www.imec.org/events/

Friday, May 8

Safety Plans for Reopening Your Workplace, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hosted by IMEC

Register for this no cost workshop at https://www.imec.org/events/

Tuesday, May 12 

SBDC Workshop: Starting Your Business in Illinois, 5 - 7 p.m.

Register for this no cost workshop at sbdc.siu.edu 

Wednesday, May 13

Social Media Marketing for Restaurants with Bruce Irving, 10-11 a.m.

Participate in this no cost webinar at https://www.facebook.com/SIUSBDC/

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and outdoor

Tuesday, May 19

What is the “New Normal” Anyway? Leadership & Culture Webinar, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by IMEC
Register for this no cost workshop at https://www.imec.org/events/

Thursday, May 21

Retail Recovery Workshop, 10-11 a.m.

Participate in this no cost webinar at https://www.facebook.com/SIUSBDC/

Image may contain: 1 person, possible text that says 'Come In WE'RE OPEN'

CHECK OUT THESE VIRTUAL EVENTS PRESENTED BY OUR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Wednesday, May 6

How to Market Your Business During a Pandemic, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Hosted by HireLevel and Harness Digital Marketing

Participate in this no cost webinar at https://www.facebook.com/events/272848040555711/

Thursday, May 7

REFOCUS: A CO.STARTERS Workshop, 3-5 p.m.

Hosted by CO.STARTERS

Register for this no cost webinar at https://costarters.co/opportunity/

Thursday, May 8

Engaging and Maximizing Your Remote Team, 1-1:30 p.m.

Hosted by SEEDSPOT 

Register for this no cost webinar at https://seedspotwebinar-remoteteam.splashthat.com/

Tuesday, May 12

The 4 Key Things Business Owners Should Be Focused on Right Now, 1 p.m.

Hosted by SCORE

Register for this no cost webinar at https://www.score.org/live-webinars

Thursday, May 14

Essential PR Tools and Tactics - Elevate the Visibility of Your Business While Being Sheltered in Place, 10 a.m.

Hosted by SCORE

Register for this no cost webinar at https://www.score.org/live-webinars

Tuesday, May 19

Podcasting for Entrepreneurs, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Register for this no cost workshop at https://polsky.uchicago.edu/events/

Thursday, May 21

Social Media Series: Content is Still King, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Register for this no cost workshop at https://polsky.uchicago.edu/events/

Don't Let Fear Steal Your Dream of Business Ownership, 1 p.m.

Hosted by SCORE

Register for this no cost webinar at https://www.score.org/live-webinars

Thursday, May 28

Social Media Series: The New Normal of Influencers, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Register for this no cost workshop at https://polsky.uchicago.edu/events/

How to Find Opportunities and Test Your Ideas When Existing Assumptions Are Challenged, 1 p.m.

Hosted by SCORE

Register for this no cost webinar at https://www.score.org/live-webinars