SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) listened via Zoom to Governor JB Pritzker’s combined 2021 State of the State and FY 22 Budget Address on Wednesday. Severin says the format was as unique as the speech given by the usually affable and upbeat... Read More.
Story courtesy of Jc Tinsley for TOC News Media A Carmi newspaper plans to hire a photographer now that they’ve become the first winner of a Carmi Chamber of Commerce Business Grant. Steve Hartsock, GM for... Read More.
LOUISVILLE…State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is informing constituents of the newest laws to take effect at the beginning of the New Year and reminding everyone of the continuing mandated increase of the Illinois minimum wage law another dollar an hour starting January 1, 2021. One... Read More.
Shop Carmi First this coming Small Business Saturday, Nov 28th, for your chance to win extra cash for Christmas! How you ask? It's easy, just follow these steps: -Shop small at any of these Carmi Chamber of Commerce members on Small Business Saturday. Merle Norman, H.D.... Read More.
One of the important questions the Carmi Chamber of Commerce has repeatedly asked itself over several decades is how to best show value to it’s membership. A new initiative aims to deliver on that “what’s in it for me” question in the form of... Read More.
Health and Safety Program Promotes Successful Small Business Reopenings SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) today announced the launch of Back to Business Illinois, a free, voluntary service to connect small businesses of 250 employees or fewer with consultants who will help them evaluate... Read More.
Preparations for the 76th Annual Carmi Chamber of Commerce dinner to be held on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, are underway. While this year's event will be slightly different- more details to come later- the Chamber is asking for nominations for Citizen of the Year... Read More.
Louisville, IL – State Rep. Darren Bailey is assisting the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in getting the word out on a new opportunity to help small businesses impacted by the coronavirus related closures. Beginning June 20, businesses can apply for $10,000... Read More.
Funds to Boost Outreach, Training and Professional Guidance Available at No Cost for Small Businesses throughout Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new $7.3 million investment from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for... Read More.