HUB http://peoriapublicradio.org en Thrive Capital closing doors on South Side http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/thrive-capital-closing-doors-south-side <p></p><div>Thrive Capital Partners is closing down on Peoria’s South Side after a brief opening earlier this year. &nbsp;The group aimed to help people at all levels of the start-up business spectrum set-up shop in the former Blaine-Sumner building. &nbsp;The operation came-in $50,000 under its crowd-funding goal last month. &nbsp;Founder Tim Kreuger says the lack of financial investment was important in deciding to close:</div><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:40:32 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15817 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Thrive Capital closing doors on South Side New business incubator launching in Peoria, with neighborhood focus http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-business-incubator-launching-peoria-neighborhood-focus <p></p><div>A former school building on Peoria’s South Side is preparing to house a new kind of business incubator. Thrive Capital Partners is launching later this year out of the former Blaine-Sumner building. It’s also now connected to an international organization for business incubators. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the incubator’s other goal is to use local businesses to help revitalize struggling neighborhoods:</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:38:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12148 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New business incubator launching in Peoria, with neighborhood focus