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Author archive for Billy George

  • Rediscover Your Downtown

    The work is ongoing, but the progress is noticeable. The positive energy and aesthetic improvements in downtown Freeport are making…

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  • Human Development as a Foundation

    The Partnership understands a strong foundation must be created in our quality of life before all else. For economic development…

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  • Blue Collar Jobs Act

    The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recently launched another program, the Blue Collar Jobs Act (BCJA) Tax…

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  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Impressions

    Yep, I’m bringing you another message talking about the power of visual representation. Think about the way you make decisions…

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  • You Get Out What You Put In

    There is a phrase that I hear frequently from members, prospective members, and chamber executives around the state: “You get…

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  • 2023 Economic Development Week blog update image

    National Travel and Tourism & Economic Development Week

    This week is National Economic Development Week which was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), with the purpose…

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  • Greater Freeport Partnership receives tourism grant funding

    Freeport – The Greater Freeport Partnership is among 58 award recipients to receive grant funds for the Illinois Tourism Marketing…

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  • Historic Preservation Month blog update post

    Historic Preservation Month

    Preservation Month began as National Preservation Week in 1973. In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation extended the celebration…

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  • Once a Pretzel blog update post

    Once a Pretzel … 

    On Saturday, we celebrated the third annual Pretzel Fest in Downtown Freeport. Even with the crazy weather (snow, sleet, rain,…

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  • The Reasons to be and Entrepreneur blog update post

    The Reasons of an Entrepreneur

    There are many reasons someone decides to start or purchase a business. In my years at the Greater Freeport Partnership,…

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