EIU Businesses

In an effort to support EIU alumni who are business owners during these uncertain times, we have created a directory of alumni-owned businesses. Each listing contains information on the alumni-owned small business and how you can support your fellow Panther.

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Christina Hardin, '99
O'fallon, Illinois, United States

Caregiver training videos for providing safe care.
Jeff Haarmann, '89
Mt. Vernon, Illinois, United States

Electricity & natural gas broker. Energy Consultant
Doug Wade, '81
Lisle, Illinois, United States

Printing, Marketing, Mailing and Large Format
Clayton Drake, '09
Lake Ozark, Missouri, United States

Heavy Highway Construction, Excavation, Hauling
Julie Smith, '86
Bloomington, Illinois, United States

Financial Advisement
Spiro Garbis, '91
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Ameriprise Financial Services
Nancie King Mertz, '78
Chicago, Illinois, United States

art gallery & frame shop
LaJoyce Hunter, '84
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Naturopathic Doctor/Master Herbalist
Dean Scaros , '81
Prospect Heights , Illinois, United States

Self service kiosk development and placement
Bailey Wilson, '18
College Station , Texas, United States

Baked goods & decorated sugar cookies
Carolyn R. Bates, '08
Charleston , Illinois, United States

Civil Practice Attorney-Family Law, Real Estate
Don Bricker, '90
Athens, Illinois, United States

Guidance and assistance with home computing
Jeffrey Scott Leavitt, '78
Hixson, Tennessee, United States

Obedience training for the family pet dog.
Lisa Boyer, '83
Arcola, Illinois, United States

Financial Advisors/Retirement Income Planning
Brian Weaver, '88
Des Plaines, Illinois, United States

Indirect Tax and taxation system consulting
Dan Bristol, '94
Georgetown, Texas, United States

Optometry Practice
James Ousley, '89
Effingham, Illinois, United States

Property Inspections and Environmental Testing
Jennifer Perrine, '17
Arthur, Illinois, United States

All types of business support
Dan Christensen , '12
Fayetteville , Arkansas, United States

Waste and recycling
Robert Smith, '90
Los Angeles, California, United States

We offer a divine selection of caviar
Hermann Korte, '87
Cologne, NA, Germany

Translation, Localization
Tanille Yow Ulm, '00
Charleston, Illinois, United States

group fitness classes: Yoga & Jazzercise
Joe Bails, '11
Mahomet, Illinois, United States

Personal and group certified running coach
Alan F. Jasick, '69
St. Charles, Illinois, United States

Post-construction cleaning for Builders
Denise Head, '81
Brentwood , Tennessee, United States

World famous Memphis style ribs and barbecue.
Joi L. (Hagel) DeArmond, '89
Washington , Illinois, United States

newspapers
Dan Colson, '97
Loves Park, Illinois, United States

Fitness Coaching
Bethany Dalbey, '08
Paris, Illinois, United States

Custom Screenprinting and Embroidery
Ashley , '06
Las Vegas , Nevada, United States

Fashionable Fitness Apparel
Jennifer Stevenson , '95
St Augustine, Florida, United States

Health Food Store
Kirby Pringle, '79
Tuscola, Illinois, United States

Unique "dog people" photographs and greeting cards
Ellis Dudley, '15
Oak Park, Illinois, United States

General Accounting, Tax, Advisory
Wendy Thorup-Pavlick, '90
Aurora, Illinois, United States

Health and Wellness Services
Ryan Siegel, '06
Charleston, Illinois, United States

Energy Efficiency & Electrical repair
Randy Bailey, '78
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Healthcare Cybersecurity Advisory Services
Richard Fish, '85
Oceanside, California, United States

Auto Collision Repair Centers 8 So-Cal locations
Dan Ritter, '78
Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

Event services: Casino Parties, Game Shows, etc
Marvinetta Woodley-Penn, '74
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Community based theatre, dance and acting classes
Blake Moscatello, '15
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Estate Planning and Asset Protection Law Firm
Alex Tolbert, '09
Chicago, Illinois, United States

mobile app for delivery at stadiums and venues.
John Grebe, '80
Wheaton, Illinois, United States

CPA and Consulting Firm
Amy (Peters) Grzina, '88
Belleville, Illinois, United States

Graphic Design
Michael Rayford , '93
Aurora, Illinois, United States

We teach people how money works
Brian Hecht, '97
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Personal Injury Law Firm
Krystal Moore , '16
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Clothing and Accessory Company
Jeanne Tate Uffmann, '74
Orland Park, Illinois, United States

Running shoes and running apparel.
Jeanne Tate Uffmann, '74
Orland Park, Illinois, United States

Running shoes and running apparel.
Jen Gruca, '04
Plainfield , Illinois, United States

Photography
Teresa Martin , '02
LaSalle, Illinois, United States

Residential and Commercial Cleaning Company
YaShika Reed, '14
Decatur , Illinois, United States

Clutches for queens of all ages & personalities
James Wooten , '04
Tinley park , Illinois , United States

Electrical contractor
Chad Tullis & Tina Tullis, ',
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States

New & Pre-owned Auto Dealership
Jeremiah (Jay) Lavick, '85
Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States

Manufacturer Rep Agency: Cutting Tools, Abrasives
Michael S Behme , '85
West Palm Beach , Florida, United States

Global Real Estate Bartering & Creative Financing
John B. Bennett, '10
Arcola, Illinois, United States

Financial Planning for every stage of life
Wm Michael Joines, '04
Brocton, Illinois, United States

Full service LIVE & online auction company
Sarah (Miller) Malak, '04
Charleston, Illinois, United States

Online only mental health therapy
Brian Lau, '91
Paris, Illinois, United States

Farm
Crystan Wilson (Johnson), '14
Chicago , Illinois, United States

TRENDY CUSTOM BABY AND CHILDREN’S COMFORTABLE AND
Timothy A. Parker, '85
Charleston, Illinois, United States

Custom Home Builders
Marissa Smith, '06
Streamwood , Illinois, United States

Wedding/Event Planning
Percy Hale, '89
Aurora, Illinois, United States

WE SELL OVER 2100 MARVEL/DC PRODUCTS.
Erin Mullins, '05
East Peoria, Illinois, United States

Pediatric Therapy for children ages Birth-18 years
Nancy Ellis-Ordway, '74
Jefferson City, Colorado, United States

counseling, psychotherapy
Michelle Love Norris, '92
Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Business Development - Walmart/Sam's Club
Rob Dalaskey, '09
Lombard , Illinois, United States

Financial planning
John Rearden, Jr., '78
Rockford, Illinois, United States

Law Firm
James Ousley, '89
Effingham, Illinois, United States

Real Estate Appraisal
Victoria Markely, '99
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Digital strategy consulting
Chad Parrish, '96
Mattoon, Illinois, United States

Retail Floor Covering
Scott D. Allen , '91
Paxton, Illinois, United States

Hardware store with rental
Lon Broske, '90
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Wealth Management Firm
Chet Piotrowski Jr., '97
Teutopolis, Illinois, United States

Photographer/visual storyteller
Timothy A. Parker, '85
Charleston, Illinois, United States

Student housing rentals, apartments and houses
Lori Tucker (Jezior), '
Naperville, Illinois, United States

Decorated Apparel (T-s and more), Promo products.
Russell K. Stare, '89
Taylorville, Illinois, United States

Full service auto, boat upholstery and trim
Connie Kommer, '85
Naples, Florida, United States

Real Estate Sales and Rentals
Jon W. Rector, '79
Champaign, Illinois, United States

Home, auto, life and business insurance
Marschelle McCoy, '97
Charleston, Illinois, United States

We sell 100% AWESOME doughnuts! Made fresh daily.
Amy Angellotti, '04
Bridgeview, Illinois, United States

Wooden pallets
Roy A Sabuco, '70
Joliet, Illinois, United States

Law Firm
Candice Phillips, '11
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

Mental Wellness, Life Coaching, and Aromatherapy
Ian Wilson, '03
Champaign , Illinois , United States

Home screening products sales, repair, install
Timery Jackson , '13
Decatur , Illinois, United States

Fashionable Eyewear
Timery Jackson , '13
Decatur , Illinois, United States

Sunglass Store
Carey J Dahncke, '92
n/a, Indiana, United States

A government affairs and management consultancy
Ryan Sparks, '05
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Real-estate investments & smart home technology.
Cameron Wallace , '80
Champaign, Illinois, United States

Custom Printed Products, ScreenPrint, & Embroidery
Nate Atkinson, '08
Champaign, Illinois, United States

Online team website/training log for track & field and cross country teams!
Susan M Barber (Lynch), '87
Lake Villa, Illinois, United States

Executive Coach & Strategy/Operations Consulting
Tiffany Joy C. Ignalaga, 'ow
Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States

Graphic design studio
Tiffany Joy C. Ignalaga, '13
Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States

Graphic Design Studio
Taylor James-Albert , '14
Albany, Oregon, United States

"Confidential Encourager" Coaching
Christina Fritschle, '14
Albany, Oregon, United States

"Confidential Encourager" Coaching
Ashley Hoogstraten Burk, '11
Manhattan, Illinois, United States

Home improvement and foodie-focused blog.
Trent Groothuis, '05
Casey, Illinois, United States

Chicago Style Pizzeria
Jeff Baker, '6
Charleston, Illinois, United States

Hunan Resources Consulting (For Humans...)
The Texture Game, '77
Cape Coral, Florida, United States

The Texture Game, LLC
Susan Polodna, '77
Cape Coral, Florida, United States

The Texture Game is sensory game.
Charlene Burris, '92
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, United States

Writing service
Dan Brosseau , '86
Naperville , Illinois, United States

Residential House Cleaning
Kirby Pringle, '79
Tuscola, Illinois, United States

An art gallery that sells locally made artwork
Patricia Prather Wenck, '68
DOUGLASVILLE, Georgia, United States

Travel Agency
Patricia Wenck, '68
Douglasville, Georgia, United States

Trips for families, honeymoons and groups.
Ashley Kiefer, '03
Evansville, Indiana, United States

Yoga Studio and Online Boutique
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