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Insights for Solos: Meet Tom Harness, Heartland Entrepreneur

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30 Minute Business Dig

30 Minute Business Dig


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Tom Harness, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of "THE" destination and entertainment venue in Southern Illinois, Walker's Bluff, bring his insights to “The Dig”! This family man, married 7 years to “a very patient wife”, and father of “The Energizer Bunny” 6 year old daughter, is an inspired Heartland entrepreneur. Tom is a U.S. Army Signal (communications-electronics) veteran who served stateside and at remote assignments in South Korea and Saudi Arabia. And for nine years, he enjoyed life as a 5th grade elementary school and technology teacher. Tom is a self-proclaimed “Apple Fanboy” who loves upgrading every 2 days and, from Crossroads Coffee house to music, his twitter addiction triggers lively observations for followers in this region.

Tom believes in the power of networking (people and machines), and his days are fortified with innovative ideas to help local businesses in deep southern Illinois. Among his current entrepreneur projects is a mobile payment system (Orderbolt) and an upcoming ticketing system for regional businesses. On “30 Minute Business Dig”, Tom will share his insights about life as an entrepreneur, his approach to success, technology and business, and the power connection for networking and business strategies.