MISSION

To make The Alumni Zone, Inc. the preferred retailer for Alumni by providing quality products, innovative designs, and positive, long lasting relationships with customers, employees, investors, and the community.

STORY

As an Illinois Alumni, I was often frustrated when I could never find Illinois paraphernalia that actually said Alumni. My office is Illinois. My door rugs are Illinois. My drinking cups are Illinois. My car is decorated Illinois. My wardrobe consists of several Illinois apparel items. My Christmas tree was decorated with Illinois ornaments. You get the point- but none specifically say Alumni.

Being what one would call an Illinois fanatic or the person that deserves the School Spirit Award, I was inspired to launch The Alumni Zone, Inc. After much research and analyzing personal experiences, I concluded that an online store specifically for Alumni would allow for them to access apparel and gift items that have the distinction of the word “Alumni” and is convenient by avoiding traveling back to the campus bookstores.

Based on geographic location and the demand through market research and surveys, University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign, University of Illinois- Chicago, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, DePaul University, and Florida A&M are the Alma Maters that are currently represented. New Alma Maters will be added by demand from Alumni from that specific institution.

OWNER

Shanetta Davis resides in a southern suburb of Chicago with her husband and three sons. She received her B.A. from University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign as well as her M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management. She enjoys activities that allow her to meet new people and network. When she is not working or thinking about business opportunities, she spends time with her family and close friends. She enjoys dancing, photography, eating out, and volunteering.