Vertical Performance: Lynn Clapp, Jim Schneider

“What’s the worst that could happen? What’s the best that could happen? Walk toward your discomfort, feel the fear, and then do it anyway.” – Jim Schneider, President, Vertical Performance

Jim Schneider and Lynn Clapp are President and Vice President of the Belleville-based Human Resources consulting company, Vertical Performance. They lead a team of Human Resource consultants who are in “the business of transforming people and workplace cultures” through customized services to a diverse clientele including businesses and corporations, individuals, leadership teams, non-profits and municipalities to name a few. (more…)

Lori Creason Powell: Belleville Home Designer

Belleville Illinois Home Designer, Lori Creason Powell discusses her successful approach to her chosen fields: design and real-estate in Belleville, Illinois.

Lori Creson Powell is a Belleville, IL property developer, interior designer, photographer, friend and neighbor. She lives in Belleville’s historic Empire Neighborhood near downtown Belleville. (more…)

About U Speak Belleville?

Rick Ortiz, Belleville, ILI think it’s time for this blog. It’s time for a different message about this town. I feel like Belleville’s history and future really need it to be told. It’s time for a different story of Belleville, Illinois. It’s time for our story to be told.

People who know me know that I’m all about my hometown. Why? Because I want to feel like a traveller even when I’m home; especially when I’m home. I want to be engaged and entertained by newness. I don’t like taking the same path day in and day out, but sometimes I like to feel welcome and familiar. That’s the way Belleville, Illinois makes me feel. (more…)