Every community is built by the stories told from each of the successes of our residents and businesses. Here are a few from Freeport and Stephenson County.
2023 Partnership Award Nominations Now Open! December 6, 2023 Please take a moment to nominate the businesses or people who are doing great things in Freeport and Stephenson County. Award winners will be announced at the Greater Freeport Partnership Annual Dinner on February 22, 2024 at the Masonic Event Center. Please click each link to be directed to the nomination form. The criteria for each award are listed in […]
Partnership & City Committed to Serve in 2024 December 5, 2023 Economic Development, Freeport, greater freeport partnership, Stephenson County Three weeks ago, the Partnership contacted our membership and asked for your support as we advocated for full funding from the City of Freeport for 2024. You diligently responded to our request with calls, letters, emails, and messages to City Council members. We thank you for your support as it proved instrumental in increasing the City’s funding to within five […]
Applications open for NewBiz grants for new start-ups in 2020 & 2021 November 30, 2023 Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced $25 million in available grant funding through the Back to Business (B2B) NewBiz program. Businesses that launched in 2020 or 2021 and remain in operation have faced significant impacts during the pandemic, but they have not been eligible for other federal or state relief programming since they were […]
Guest Columnist Michelle DeHaven Quast: Philanthropy is for Everyone November 29, 2023 givingtuesday November 28 is worldwide GivingTuesday, a day that, according to the organization’s website, is: “a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity.” My question is, shouldn’t that be every day? And, yes, I realize that sounds very self-serving coming from the CEO of one of the largest philanthropic bodies in our region, not to mention the only local […]