Chris Youngmark

Prior to joining Bradley on March 1, 2022, Chris Youngmark served the Illinois SBDC from January 2021 – February 2022 as the Rural Outreach Coordinator to support the E-Commerce Initiative for Restaurants and Retailers through the CARES ACT, creating e-commerce solutions and positioning businesses to have an effective online presence. He has advised clients on Covid-19 assistance programs such as PPP, EIDL, and Restaurant Revitalization, among other SBA initiatives. Beginning in August 2021, Chris has also been a Community Navigator, among a network of business advisers providing grant and technical assistance to 6 local counties as the SBDC served as a Hub/Spoke partner with the GPEDC to implement the State of Illinois Back to Business Grant. Formerly the Guest Services Manager at the Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal, Illinois, Chris also has years of experience in project management. He brings first-hand knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur himself, having founded and as the owner/operator of The Farm Sitter LLC. Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University.

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