ROCHELLE — The Illinois Workplace of Tourism has introduced 31 new small companies, or ‘makers,’ have been acknowledged by the Illinois Made program — one from Rochelle and one from Oregon making the listing.
Illinois Made evokes locals and guests to find hidden gems providing distinctive merchandise, tales and experiences throughout the state. From domestically sourced honey producers, to a tattoo artwork gallery, candlemakers, and jewellery creators – every of the small companies acknowledged present one-of-a-kind experiences throughout Illinois.
“I’m very proud that each the Village Bakery in Oregon and Kennay Farms Distilling in Rochelle have been honored with the Illinois Made designation,” stated Blackhawk Waterways Conference and Guests Bureau Govt Director Diane Bausman. “This can be a large honor and acknowledges the onerous work, dedication and flexibility each companies have proven throughout these powerful instances.”
Launched in 2016, Illinois Made spotlights the individuals, merchandise and experiences genuine to Illinois and evokes residents and guests to discover these iconic locations when touring the state, or in their very own yard. This system, which at present options greater than 175 makers, helps drive foot visitors into native companies across the state.
The Illinois Workplace of Tourism promotes Illinois Made makers by way of inclusion in journey itineraries, occasions, seasonal campaigns and the annual Illinois Made Vacation Reward Information – encouraging customers to help small companies all through the vacation procuring season – to be introduced later this month.
“Our small companies are the spine of Illinois’ economic system, which is why it’s now extra vital than ever that we have fun their position given the challenges confronted throughout COVID-19,” stated Erin B. Guthrie, director of the Illinois Division of Commerce and Financial Alternative (DCEO), which incorporates the Illinois Workplace of Tourism. “On behalf of the Pritzker administration, I’m thrilled to welcome the most recent makers into the Illinois Made program, and to acknowledge them for his or her important contributions in communities throughout the state.
Kennay Farms Distilling is positioned in downtown Rochelle at 416 Lincoln Freeway. The Village Bakery is positioned at 101 N. third St. in Oregon.