Each hour-long, live online seminar will give local workers the
opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts and connect
with a community of likeminded professionals.
and Logan County are members of the Greater Peoria Economic
Development Council. As such, residents of Logan County are
invited to take advantage of free programs offered through the GPEDC.
Some of the topics that will be covered include:
- Creating a career working from home
- Starting a consulting business
- Building a freelance business
- Launching an online shop
- Selling products online
This program was created by Jennifer Daly and Cassie Boorn to
show local workers how they can leverage online tools to build a
Jennifer is the CEO of the Greater Peoria Economic Development
Council, and committed to creating opportunities to
professionals who might be leaving Caterpillar — and anyone else
facing a career change. “Our ultimate goal is to help our
workforce grow and diversify. We are hopeful these tools and
activities will be helpful to those in transition and will
provide an avenue for our friends to optimize their skillset in
Greater Peoria,” Daly says.
Cassie is the Founder of the Peoria-based startup, Modern
Thrive. Cassie spent five years working remotely from her home
in Peoria, building online marketing programs for some of the
largest brands in the world. She left her full-time position at
Disney Interactive two years ago to launch her own freelance
consulting business. She was able to replace her full-time
income within six months, and wanted to find a way to help other
professionals do the same. She launched Modern Thrive last
spring, and has served more than 1,500 professionals from around
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“We all know that the path to building a successful career looks
nothing like it did ten years ago. Online platforms have created
new career opportunities that never existed before.
Professionals everywhere now have the ability to launch a
business, monetize their skills, and design a career around
their personal passions from the comfort of their own home,”
The series of seminars will begin on Tuesday, February 16th from
Registration is open now. The program is completely free but there is limited
space, so reserve your spot today!
Register online at modernthrive.com/StayGP
About Modern Thrive:
Modern Thrive is an online learning platform designed to help professional build
fulfilling and sustainable careers. We provide practical education for today’s
professionals through career coaching, workshops and free resources.
About The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council:
The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, in collaboration with our local
economic and workforce development professionals, drives economic growth in
Greater Peoria through targeted business and talent development and attraction.
[Kate Carroll, Director of Workforce
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council]