By: Diane Benjamin
This link describes what BN Advantage is: https://www.bnadvantage.com/resources/
If somebody can explain what it is other than a cheer-leading squad for those who know the “right fit”, please let me know.
Last week BN Advantage mailed a glossy magazine, likely to businesses. I has 8 pages of members and another 21 pages of the same members listed by category, some with small ads. I don’t see anything on the website about becoming a member, but they do want to talk to local businesses “to advance a unified region by strengthening our foundation; we cannot do so without your help!” https://www.bnadvantage.com/resources-2/
The magazine is littered with other ads. It does have a pull out map of the area that may come in handy, if I remember what I did with the magazine. It also has a list of local leading lawyers and emerging lawyers supposedly earned because of how often their peers recommend them. If you know anything about the local legal cabal, picking them by that method does nothing to prove competence.
For the budget year starting May 1st, Bloomington cut funding to BN Advantage: PDF page 247 http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=21171
Bloomington wants to expand economic development in house.
What does that tell you?
Is that the Camelback bridge in the lower left corner? The Town of Normal is defending a lawsuit because of an accident that happened on the bridge in 2012: http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2018/4thDistrict/4170070.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3A9csY-NpmKFXzVVZC1xoXWpp67NFxveHSkFpvYIGHQkiVfo0awoYbyQs
The lawsuit proves one thing: If you are in an accident, NEVER stand between two cars!