DEA is Hiring

The Dwight Economic Alliance is announcing an opening for the position of Dwight Economic Alliance Coordinator   JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Hours – Approximately 18 hours per week.  Maintain a regular schedule of “in the office” hours to be available for members. Communication – Utilize social media, the DEA website, newspaper, radio, television, etc. to effectively communicate Read More

Have You Considered Opening a Small Business?

We are in the midst of a pandemic. Should people consider opening a small business right now? Applications for new U.S. businesses are rising at the fastest rate since 2007.  This is caused due to need and opportunity. Per the Chamber of Commerce here are some suggestions that are ideal businesses to start during the Read More

Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market has been very successful!  The location in the St. Patrick’s church parking lot is a great.  The market is every Saturday from 8:00-11:00am.  Our last market will be Saturday, September 26th.  Thanks to all our vendors.  Thanks to the many Farmer’s Market supporters. If you would like to be a Farmer’s Market vendor, Read More

Federal Disaster Loan Assistance

This federal relief program is for non-ag businesses with less than 500 employees and for sole proprietors with or without employees in addition to some others. Complete information and the application is here.

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, DCEO and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) are establishing the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund to offer small businesses low interest loans of up to $50,000. Businesses located outside of the City of Chicago with fewer than Read More

Hospitality Emergency Grant Program Apply by April 1st

To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCEO is launching the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds originally budgeted for job training, tourism promotion, and other purposes. Grant funds are available to support working capital like payroll and rent, as well as job training, Read More

Congratulations to Brandon Ceylor!

Congratulations to Trojan Basketball player, Brandon Ceylor. Brandon is advancing to state in the IHSA 3 point competition. Good luck Brandon!