Steven Groner - U of I Extension

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Steven Groner

Steven Groner

Edwards/Lawrence/Richland/Wabash/Wayne Unit
306 South Fair Street
P.O. Box 130
Olney, IL 62450-2236
Phone: 618-395-2191
FAX: 618-392-4906

Steve started his career as a product designer and now applies those skills to address complex community challenges. After earning a MBA degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois he then focused on marketing assignments with several well established downstate manufacturers. As his experience grew, the companies placed him into education, planning and leadership roles.

Prior to University of Illinois Extension, he served as director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Success at Kaskaskia College. Programs included; a regional small business development center, start-up incubator space, youth initiatives, foreign trade education and entrepreneur clubs. They then expanded services to help start-up companies grow after launch- adding tools such as profit analysis, long-range planning and roundtable peer discussion groups.

Steve believes in lifelong learning and appreciates the depth of resources that the University of Illinois Extension Network provides. Each day he meets dedicated and talented people and looks forward to tackling economic development issues together.

For resource information or programs that could help benefit your business or organization please contact Steve at or call 618-943-5219.


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