Alumni Business Directory

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185 W. Main St.
Galesburg, IL

Running, walking, comfortable shoe. Also have Birkenstock and Hey Dude Shoes.

Drew Ponder `00

Animal Medical Center of Macomb
823 E. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL

Veterinary Clinic

Charles Lotz

3300 Washington St.
Waukegan, IL

Certified ITAD (IT asset disposition) service provider. We help companies safely and securely liquidate IT assets.

Data protection services
IT Asset remarketing services
Ewaste recycling services
In-house logistic services
Remarketer of off-leased copiers and printers
Chicago- Akron- Denver

E.J. Spriegel `90

Bedwell Tree Service
1560 Emory Rd.
Macomb, IL

Tree removal & plant health care.

Bryson Bedwell `15

Catch A Star Learning Center
424 W. Piper St.
Macomb, IL

A non-profit daycare center providing quality care to 166 children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years old.

Kimberly Hare `94

CHISongwriter LLC
2629 N. Springdale Ave
Peoria, IL 61603

Recording Artist owned company that provides songwriting, brand/marketing consulting, social media promotion, and more within the entertainment industry.

Casper Alexander `14

The Crafty Coop LLC
206 N. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL

The Crafty Coop is a Paint Your Own Pottery and Craft Studio located in downtown Macomb. Create memories and masterpieces with your loved ones and support a small woman owned business with a big heart.


Laci Todd `12

Family Chiropractic & Sports Rehab
2504 Washington St., Ste 200B
Waukegan, IL

Chiropractic, Physical Therapy

Dr. Michael J. Reed `2007

Hiles-Pine Lake Campground
8896 W. Pine Lake Rd.
Hiles, WI

Campground in the Northwoods of Wisconsin

Jamie '95 and Gregory Schab `95

International Decal Management Corp
104 N. 11th Street
Rogers, AR

Railroad decals, AEai tags and reflective

Tracy Boyce DeLeon `87

Life's Pathways
1616 Dill Street
Burlington, IA

Consulting, workshops, holistic health

Rhonda Reif `90

The Lodge
1000 Lakewood Dr.
Macomb, IL

Event Venue

Charles Lotz

McGruder Wellness Initiative
PO Box 1134
Moline, IL

We provide high quality, multiculturally competent, and trauma informed opportunities for both individual and community growth, via custom workshops, life and financial coaching, individual and group therapy, and consultation. If you want fully qualified and certified professionals to provide you with workshops geared towards employee retention, mental health education, and more, do not hesitate to reach out.

Accessibility to services is key to success and that is why we offer our therapy and coaching via telehealth. This provides the best opportunity for us to make an impact beyond our immediate reach.

Janell McGruder `14

Midwest Financial Group
1806 Sminole Highway
Madison, WI

We are a valued based, full service, financial planning firm that helps clients all around the United States with investment, insurance, estate and tax planning. We have a team of Financial Planers, Tax and CPA specialists, and Insurance Agents happy to help!

Matt Cuplin `05

Mindful Kung Fu
27125 Sierra Hwy #205
Santa Clarita, CA

We train Kung Fu and Tai Chi from as young as 4 years old, to as old as 60+. I'm Santa Clarita in the style "Suh Do Kwan."

Carrie (Blomquist) Starks `00

Spartan Agriculture Consulting, LLC
PO Box 57
Ida, MI

Retired from MSU. Field crop research and farm management.

Ned Birkey `73

Shelbyville Event Center & Best Bet Events
316 W. S. 6th St.
Shelbyville, IL

Wedding & Event venue, planning, coordinating & decor. Brittany (Peifer) Tavenner `14

Tactical Firearms Supply/Illinois Tactical Firearms Training
905 W. Jefferson St., Suite A
Macomb, IL

We are your one stop shop for all of your Concealed Carry, Hunting or Sport Shooting needs. We specialize in Concealed Carry Training as well as selling Firearms, Ammo and accessories online and in our store.

JP McLaughlin `03

Toppert Jetting Service, Inc.
1350 10th St.
East Moline, IL

40 years in business. Family owned and operated.  President and Vice President WIU Alumni. Woman Owned Small Business (WBENC, WOSB, DBE) Operating Engineers, Hydro Excavation, High Pressure Water Blasting, Right of Way Clearing, Dewatering, Vacuum Truck Services, Water Jetting, Culvert Cleaning, Excavation, plant maintenance services, utility and water location services, inspection services, Waste Water Treatment Services. 

Alissa Toppert `05

Townline Surveying, PLLC
20125 N. Woodland Circle
Mokena, IL

Land Surveying copmany that operates in Northeast Illinois. We provide many surveying services, specializing in ALTA and boundary surveys. Contact us for a free quote and consultation.

Jason McArthur `05

Tucker, Hartzell & Bryant
PO Box 70
Carthage, IL

Law firm

Carissa Bryant `09

UM Autos
230 W. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL

A small family owned used car dealership with over 100 vehicles and 3 lots in Macomb.

Nadir Khan `99

USA Moving Co.
21005 Division St.
Lockport, IL

Professionally certified and trusted moving company. We specialize in military DP3 relocation and the first known company to display our service rates. We service local moves in Chicago, St. Louis, and upstate New York. We are also long distance/interstate carriers to 48 states. Short term storage and long term warehousing also available. LTL/FTL Common Goods Carrier

Justin Boone `14

Wild Daisies Boutique
123 S. Lafayette St. Suite 1
Macomb, IL

At Wild Daisies, we believe that fashion should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, no matter where you live. Our carefully curated collection is designed to bring you the latest trends and timeless classics that perfectly complement your small town lifestyle.

We understand the unique needs of small town living, where comfort, versatility, and practicality are key. Our store features a wide range of clothing and accessories that effortlessly transition from running errands to attending local events, ensuring you always look and feel your best! Emily Harding `20

Woodrum Ford Lincoln Toyota
3100 E. Jackson
Macomb, IL  61455

New and used vehicle sales and service.

Mike Woodrum `10

Zanolla Travel
328 S. Marion St.
Carthage, IL

Travel agency specializing in Disney destinations, cruises, all inclusive resorts, NYC, Alaska, Hawaii & Europe (land and river cruises).

David `01 & Leah Zanolla `01