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    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

    Welcome to Kelli Drechsel

    Dwight Economic Alliance is proud to announce the addition of Kelli Drechsel to our team.  Kelli is our Business Liaison, a newly created position tasked with working directly with local businesses.  Kelli previously worked for Shopko.  She is currently the full-time secretary at St. Paul school.  Her position with Dwight Economic Alliance is part-time.  You Read More

    Guest Speaker – Incubator Models

    On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Dwight Economic Alliance invited Amy Lambert, Executive Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance to give a presentation to DEA trustees, staff, and guests.  This presentation provided an overview of community-supported business incubators. Business incubators encourage entrepreneurship by providing startup businesses with Read More

    Guest Speaker – Starved Rock Country Alliance

    On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Amy Lambert, Executive Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance gave a presentation at the Dwight Economic Alliance regular monthly board meeting.  The DEA’s Director of Economic Development, Deb Karch, has been utilizing the services available through Starved Rock Country Alliance for several Read More