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!

Celebrating Successes at Dwight Township High School

Dan Kaiser was selected as Principal of the Year for the Illinois Principals Association! Dan retires at the end of the year. Congratulations to Dan on his many achievements. Lindsey Jensen received the National Education Association award for Teaching Excellence. This follows Lindsey’s 2018 Illinois Teacher of the year award. Dr. Jancek was chosen by Read More

2020 Budget

Fulfilling our Mission We are excited to have received a space from the Bank of Pontiac that will allow us to focus our efforts on a small business incubator.  This has been on our wish list for some time.  We have increased our budget in Operations and Maintenance to allow for increase building related costs. Read More

Opportunity – From the Desk of the Dwight Economic Alliance

Every opportunity I get to sneak in ten minutes of the show called “Small Business Revolution” on Amazon Prime, I take it. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s about a large design company in Minnesota that chooses a small town to help revitalize. They pick six businesses in that town and throw all their Read More