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Illinois SBDC at Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021

Stacy McCaskillStacy McCaskill
Director of SBDC


Stacy McCaskill is the Executive Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center located at Sauk Valley Community College. She is also the CEO and Founder of, a webtech startup focused on consumption sharing and peer-to-peer technologies. 

As a chief strategist, Stacy has developed expertise in small business startup-to-exit consulting, social media and digital marketing, startup launches, event and trade show marketing, and public relations. 

Stacy is a long-time higher-ed professional with administration experience and extensive teaching on four continents. Her most recent faculty position included 10 years as a tenured Associate Professor of Business. 

Emily ZimmermanEmily Zimmerman
SBDC Specialist


Emily comes to Sauk Valley Community College after working seven years in private accounting. With a master’s degree in Business Administration, Emily brings a wealth of insight in accounting practices, marketing, development planning, and social media networking. She will also be teaching the Entrepreneurship Principles course that is now being offered as part of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management certificate program.

As a lifelong resident of Amboy, IL her desire to help aspiring entrepreneurs and to keep small businesses alive and thriving is not only a professional commitment, but a personal one as well.