Derrick BradShaw Sr.
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    Welcome To My Website

    Here you will find items such as my resume, social network links and companies I am associated with or working for.  I’m founder  and CEO of Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. which is an IT management and consulting firm. Over the years this company has grown into not only a computer consulting firm but a business consultant in general. My direction with that company and personally has led me to work with other companies helping them grow and increase profitability. Over the years Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. and myself personally has started and partnered a wide variety of businesses. Feel free to visit the projects section to see more about these and other companies I’m associated with. I’m in the process of re-branding most of the websites I’m associated with and I will add them to this section as they are completed.

    The photo album contains photos of my family and friends, feel free to browse them at your leisure :D

    Please check back often for updated information, and if there is something you’d like to see that isn’t here, don’t hesitate to contact me!

    Quality Home Locator Hires Kim Linn

    Kim Linn, was hired by Quality Home Locator earlier this year. This was announced on the website back in February. Information about how to reach her can be found on the companies press release. Kim has been an amazing help to the company in so many ways. Her main role is to assist Property Management Clients and tenants both at Millikin University Housing and Single Family Housing. She is filling homes up for the 2014-2015 Millikin University School year, and we do have a few 3 and 4 bedroom homes for single family use. Contact Kim for details. 217 864 6485

    Kim has a background in writing and she has been helping with press releases from time to time on The Hidden Lair and Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. She wrote a fantastic article, “A parents guide to Kaijudo.”

    The American Garage Minute- Garden Prep

    The American Garage is a collaboration between Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. and 3D Houston. The show, filmed in Texas, is about the American know how and spirit of ingenuity. Season 1 of American Garage was based on repairing a David Bradley Tractor using a product of mine which can repair a cast iron tractor, called Castaloy. Season 2, which is currently under production, centers around the creation of a BBQ pit. I’m personally planning to do one of these in my back yard so I’m very excited the producers picked this topic out of the long list of requests by viewers. The American Garage Minute was started as a way to address questions from viewers that did not require a full season to address. So when some guys over at gardentractortalk.com wanted to see the tractor in action, this was the perfect vehicle to do so. I would like to note he has the good fortune of not being snowed in… but instead, is outside getting a garden ready.

    Mt Zion Dance-A-Thon

    Recently, a local dance studio, Studio B, has decided to do some fundraising to help raise money for one of my alumni from Eisenhower High School who is battling a reoccurring cancer. One of those that I graduated with contacted me about this great opportunity to help others. Studio B, in Mt Zion, IL is hosting a dance-a-thon, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and a food & bake sale. They are hoping to raise $10,000 to help this young mom out. Bradshaw Consulting was able to help by donating a website with free hosting. Please consider attending this event to bid on items in the auction, purchase some baked goods, or just donate something to help them raise money. The event will be held at the old Salem School in Long Creek, IL on Jan 25th, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm. If you would like to make a donation of your own to the silent auction, please contact Pamela at 217-602-3000. If you have any questions about anything else, you can contact Becki at 217-422-1269 or email her at BSadomytsc@comcast.net.

    Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. press release about Dance-A-Thon

    Friday Night Magic

    The Hidden Lair has been open for about 2 months at its new location and the decatur gamers love it! I was recently interviewed about a card game called Magic The Gathering. The store has not carried this game since the mid to late 90′s and since the release of Friday Night Magic, it has changed dramatically. Since the purchase of our plaza, which also houses Bradshaw Consulting, Inc., Quality Home Locator, and Wilhoit Accounting and Tax Service, we have much more space to host this weekly event. Now, due to our new and improved space, the decision was made to pick this game back up and provide a place for local magic players to play. Andy, the store manager, expressed the need for this in the Decatur, IL area. Because my goal all along for the shop has been to provide a place for young adults, like my kids and adults like myself, to have a location where they can go and enjoy each others company, it just made sense to begin hosting this event.

    The store also runs tournaments for Yu-Gi-Oh, Heroclix, and Kaijudo. Yu-Gi-Oh has been around for quite some time and we already have a large following for this very popular event on Sunday’s at 1:00. Heroclix is still up and coming, but is Andy’s all time favorite. Stop in anytime and he will get you going with this exciting game. One of the best things about Heroclix is the low cost to create a winning team as well as it’s detailed figures from all different genres. Kaijudo is a game based on the Saturday morning cartoon and is great for kids 8+ years of age. While the Kaijudo tournament is hosted, we have a big screen TV that plays Kaijudo for the players to watch. Kaijudo tournaments run every Saturday from 11-2.

    The January newsletter was posted on the stores website today and announced the addition of new league play rules. Andy and I plan to post more details about that on The Hidden Lair website over the next few days. We are also getting these scheduled for Born of the Gods, which has a pre-release weekend schedule for the end of this month.

    4 bedroom house for sale in Forsyth, IL 62535

    Quality Home Locator announced today one of its houses under property management has decided to sale. The property located at 248 Cale Court in Forsyth, IL will be available in 2014 for purchase. For details on this or any other homes available for sale or rent please contact my office at 1 (217) 864.6485.

    Magic The Gathering: Born of the Gods Booster Display pre-order

    The Hidden Lair, a division of Bradshaw Consulting, Inc., announced today Born of the Gods, the second set in the Theros block, is scheduled for release on February 7, 2014 which is on a Friday. Pre-orders will be sold at $99.99 per box, just call Andy at the store for details. 1.217.864.1851 The fun will be kick off with Friday Night Magic in Decatur, IL or commonly known as FNM. Players on the Hero’s Path will come to their stores to “Venture into the Wilds” and solve a puzzle hidden within the poster included in the Born of the Gods Launch Weekend kit. Players who solve the puzzle receive a copy of the Quest 5 Hero Card. So Decatur gamers, mark the date on your calendar.

    World Aquarium Living Social Deals December 2013

    The World Aquarium in St Louis has created some great deals for this winter. Follow the link below to purchase! The World Aquarium is located in the City Museum. This place is amazing, if you find yourself going to St Louis over the break visit them.

    • $49 ($130 value) for a Discovery Adventure Tour for two
    • $79 ($260 value) for a Discovery Adventure Tour for four
    • $69 ($200 value) for an Insanity Tour for two
    • $49 ($130 value) for a shark and stingray encounter for two
    • $49 ($130 value) for a Thriller Tour for two

    https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/899792-aquarium-tour-of-your-choice?index=1