True North in Morris expands location

MORRIS – The Grundy Chamber recently helped True North celebrate its 10,000 square-foot expansion with a ribbon cutting kicking off the store’s recent “Grand Party’versary.” True North is owned by Stacey and Erik Olson and is located at 539 Bedford Road in Morris. It’s an antique store featuring 100 vendors, but it’s not your average…

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Business Spotlight: Wyman Automotive in Minooka

MINOOKA – The Channahon Minooka Chamber welcomes Wyman Automotive, a new business in Minooka, to the Chamber. The full-service automotive business is owned by Paul and Lisa Ellis and is located at 800 Rail Way Court Minooka. The business opened about four months ago and employs five people with more than 50 years experience combined.…

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‘IL’ove Local Week April 11-18

In Grundy County and Across Illinois, Shoppers are Encouraged to Stay at Home – and Shop Local Supporting Small Business During Pandemic is Crucial for Their Survival The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry is joining chambers and small businesses across the state of Illinois to launch the ‘IL’ove Local campaign to encourage people…

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Grundy Chamber & GEDC Annual Dinner has record turnout

MORRIS – A record crowd again turned out for the Grundy Economic Development Council and the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Annual Dinner held Wednesday, March 11 at the Morris Country Club. More than 290 business and municipal leaders, and guests were in attendance to recognize the organizations’ award winners and celebrate a…

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Tips and Tricks to Ace Experiential Marketing

By Christina R. Green Experiential marketing is a big way to get your audience’s attention. In the past, it was something only big brands did. But now mom and pop businesses are getting involved and realize it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to give your customers a memorable experience. The return-on-investment is…

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Minooka State of the Village Address reflects on 150 years

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MINOOKA – The Channahon Minooka Chamber and the Village of Minooka partnered to present the State of the Village Address April 10th in celebration of the village’s 150th Anniversary. With a record breaking 135 people in attendance including village officials, business leaders, elected officials and residents, the address was held in Minooka Village Hall’s Community…

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Red Cross to honor 2 Grundy County heroes

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The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois is honoring exceptional individuals from the Chicago and Northern Illinois area for their outstanding acts of heroism, dedication and service – two of which are from Grundy County. At the organization’s 17th Annual Heroes Breakfast Megan Bugg of Coal City will receive the Youth Hero Award…

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