A New Message from Heidi

A New Message from Heidi

Dear Friends, Last week was a harrowing week: mounting infection and death counts, a huge spike in our country’s unemployment rate, reports of local, national and international businesses struggling. Just turning on the news or scrolling social media has become an...
A Message From “Lockdown”

A Message From “Lockdown”

Friends, as a Rock Island girl, I’m writing this note from my home office while in “lockdown”.  Our worlds have been turned upside-down. What we thought we knew even a week ago has been turned on its ear.  Since we have no control over the pandemic, the...
A Message from Heidi

A Message from Heidi

In these turbulent and uncertain times as we grapple locally, nationally and internationally with the COVID-19 threat, I want to send out my best wishes to all in our community, especially our small business friends. As a result on social distancing practices,...
Money Can’t Buy Entrepreneurship

Money Can’t Buy Entrepreneurship

Myiah, my 10-year-old mentee, comes from a family of 11 children. She lives with three adults, but none of them work outside the home. In her world, women don’t have careers. I’m trying to change that worldview. I talk frequently to Myiah about not if she’ll go to...