Center for minority business opens at Eastland Mall

A longtime Central Illinois business professional opened a nonprofit aimed at helping up-and-coming minority business owners on Wednesday. Denise M...

November 30, 2022
10:16 PM

A longtime Central Illinois business professional opened a nonprofit aimed at helping up-and-coming minority business owners on Wednesday. Denise Moore is the CEO of the Minority Business Development Center in Peoria — and after Wednesday afternoon's launch, she's also the CEO of the same office at Eastland Mall in Bloomington. "Coming back to Bloomington-Normal for me is like a homecoming," Moore told WGLT in an interview. "I've never really left; I still have a foothold there, still." To run both MBDCs, Moore is harnessing years of business acumen gathered at State Farm and WestPoint Financial Group (as well as the two businesses she and her husband started) and organizing experience from founding the Black Business Alliance in McLean County in the mid-1990s.

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