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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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,…

  • Spring Renewal blog update post

    Spring Renewal

    Spring is one of my favorite seasons. The budding of the trees bringing different hues of green, the songs of…

  • Three New B2B Grants just announced by the State of Illinois

    This past week, the State of Illinois announced three Back2Business (B2B) grants to help businesses in the hardest hit industries.…

  • Greater Freeport Partnership expands visitor services

    The Greater Freeport Partnership looks forward to serving visitors in multiple locations and digital platforms as they expand service areas…

  • Public Art Benefits by Josh Elliott

    Partnership stakeholders and staff will be working with Illinois Main Street this week to develop transformational strategies to benefit downtown…