Prairie Entrepreneurship Notes [PEN] is the go-to source for entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, makers, business owners and all the hardworking men and women that are making their marks here in America’s prairie land.

PEN seeks to inspire and stimulate creativity by increasing the visibility of current entrepreneurs and the local workforce by creating a platform to share ideas, stories, as well as educating and connecting the community both on and offline. Published in an all digital format, PEN produces notes in order to stay up-to-date on the latest news, events and business resources.


PEN partners with several corporate and civic organizations that are striving to be the catalyst for increased entrepreneurial activity, advanced education and additional funding resources within Central Illinois ecosystem.

These organizations work to strengthen the local startup network, support small businesses, offer assistance to entrepreneurs and help sponsor the efforts of Prairie Entrepreneurship Notes.

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If you have questions regarding partnerships, advertising rates, how to get your business featured in the PEN directory, want to list a job, would like to post a real estate listing, have a story you’d like to contribute, or a local product you want spotlighted in the PEN market, please use the contact form below.

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