Karen Bussone, new director of the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan will explore the role and importance of small business in McLean county.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in McLean County Karen has been a Visiting Professor for Illinois Wesleyan University the past ten years, where she developed team-based collaborative classrooms while teaching courses across various disciplines including marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and financial management.

Bring your brown bag lunch to the Museum’s series, featuring engaging and enlightening topics for discussion. Join us the second Thursday of every month from September through May for a new topic to explore and discuss. The programs are held in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom from 12:10-12:40 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public and sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University and the McLean County Museum of History.


  • Occurred Thursday, September 14th, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


McLean County Museum of History

200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701

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