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Union County Women in Business each year awards scholarships to local students. Scholarships are presented to students who are in the top 40 percent of their class, who have a strong record of leadership and community involvement while in high school and plans for studies and a career in business...
Lee Hackney and Susan Whitemountain are transforming three buildings on Main Street in Anna into new businesses. From left are Hackney, Whitemountain and The Here and Now Shop manager Ilse Easterly. The Here and Now Shop sells supplies for DIY projects. Photo by Amber Skelton.
South Main Street in Anna is three steps closer to being filled, thanks to the recent building purchases by two Anna women.  Lee Hackney and Susan Whitemountain bought the former Hunting Traditions and the two spaces that made up the Union County Pharmacy. They plan for the three spaces to become...
Shawnee Community College business instructor Sherrie Malone has been awarded the North Central Business Education Association, NCBEA, Outstanding Contributions to Business Education by a Postsecondary Business Teacher honor for 2016.  NCBEA is an affiliate of the National Business Education...
Rachel Kaufman, Jet Newman and Easton Kaufman visited with Santa Claus while he was at Anna-Jonesboro National Bank.
The annual Christmas in Downtown Anna celebration held on Saturday, Nov. 26, featured many special activities. Nov. 26 was also Small Business Saturday. Activities included craft shows, a 5K run/walk, music, shopping, visits from Santa and more. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Donations were collected for the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 fund. The name of the business is in honor of Justin King, Miller’s...
Union County CEO Team 17 has announced it is partnering with Reppert Publications to fully create, design and develop content for a multipage Union County Pride insert for a February edition of The Gazette-Democrat called “Hearing Our Hometown Heartbeat.” The team is soliciting thoughts from the...
The National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through Dec. 18. High school seniors who run their own business and plan to attend a two- or four-year university,...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is alerting business owners in the state about a scam in which scammers send emails, or in some cases social media messages, posing as representatives of the attorney general’s office in what is likely an attempt to con people into sending money or downloading...
Mastering the Marketplace 101, 102 and 103 workshops are scheduled June 21-23 at the Johnson County University of Illinois Extension office at 208 E. Main St. in Vienna.  Mastering the Marketplace is a series of free workshops provided at no cost by the University of Illinois Extension and College...

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