For 30 years, Ms. Ege's
early career experience was in corporate America in the Information Technology field, managing the development and implementation of large and complex software systems. She has also been a small business owner for over 14 years, starting in the 1990s.
additionally managed the Illinois Small Business Development Center at a local community college. In late 2016, wanting to continue support for small businesses after the center closed, Ms. Ege started Oracle Business Planning, a consulting service focused on financial and business planning.
In 2018, Ms. Ege
had an opportunity to start an exciting new business. She collaborated with like-minded individuals to develop an integrated systems approach to food servicing, manufacturing, and farm production. This business - The Business of Food, LLC. – is all about creating an ecosystem that will nourish the community as well as help local food operators flourish. At this time, our educational program is in full swing, with our warehousing division opening next. A shared kitchen will follow.
Lastly, we will open a European style grocery that will sell locally sourced foods, provide quick and delicious meals, and offer food-oriented events to engage the community.