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
Spend $100 at local restaurants for a chance to win $100 in DEA Bucks.
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 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
While COVID-19 has us all sheltering in place, the Dwight Economic Alliance has not halted operations. Face to face meetings and hand shakes might be the best way to do business, but cell phones and Zoom meetings can keep momentum going even if we have to do it from home. It feels like a different Read More
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 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
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 Trojan Basketball player, Brandon Ceylor. Brandon is advancing to state in the IHSA 3 point competition. Good luck Brandon!
During casual conversations, a lot of people tell me that they would like to help the Dwight Economic Alliance, but they don’t feel they have a lot to offer. I’m certain that’s not true. Everyone in town has some experience, skills, or network that would move the needle in Dwight if it was focused on Read More