Don Elmore

Director, Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC

Don Elmore brings many years of experience in consulting, executive and managerial roles to his position as Director of this Small Business Development Center. Those experiences have taken him into a variety of industries including computer-assisted instruction, networking products, scientific instruments, software development and publishing. He also co-owns a small retail business in Champaign, so he has firsthand experience with the issues faced by many small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Don provides help in a number of areas including start-up assistance, business plan development, financing, marketing strategy and more. As a longtime resident and professional in this community Don is also┬ávery helpful with networking and connections — critical resources as you build and grow your business.

In addition to his professional activities Don is an active community volunteer who contributes his time to both business-related and not-for-profit initiatives. He is also a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois.