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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

2020 Membership Letter

As you know, the Dwight Economic Alliance works tirelessly on behalf of the business community to build an atmosphere where business can thrive.  This volunteer organization could not exist if not for the generosity of our members and the many hours put forth by our volunteers to advance our cause. As we approach 2020 with Read More

Dwight Economic Alliance Bucks

Do you know about Dwight Economic Alliance Bucks?  They are gift certificates that can be used at most local businesses.  As an added Christmas Bonus, if you purchase $50 in DEA Bucks before December 24th,  you receive a Value Card free.  The Value Card is good from January-March.  Twelve local businesses offered specials on the Read More

Unpossible Mead Achieves Gold Medal at Mead Crafters Competition

Congratulations to Dwight’s very own Unpossible Mead on their Gold Medal at the 2019 Mead Crafters Competition hosted by the National Honey Board with Lipgloss & Gunpowder. You can read all about it here.  Way to represent Dwight, IL!!  Unpossible Mead is a valued member of the Dwight Economic Alliance.  Find them on Facebook @UnpossibleMead

Free Class in Dwight – How to Start Your Business in Illinois

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance will celebrate small business week by presenting How to Start Your Business in Illinois in Morris and Dwight on May 9th, 2019. Entrepreneurs, individuals, and potential partnerships who are considering pursuing the idea of opening a small business are highly encouraged to attend. Read More

Are You Looking For An International Experience in Dwight?

  If you would like to meet people from all over the world and not leave Dwight to do it, Ambler/Becker Station is the place for you!! Last tourism season people from 68 countries signed the guest book. A total of 9,956 people signed the book. The station is open for visitors starting May 4th, everyday Read More