DeKalb Chamber of Commerce news
Santa Claus is coming to town: Here’s where you can spot him in DeKalb County this week and into December.
DeKalb County shop owners ‘trying to get through together’ ahead of Small Business Saturday: “If our customers stopped coming here, we wouldn’t be here,” said Jill Barczak, of Sycamore's Blumen Gardens, which organized a "Shop Small Crawl" this weekend.
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce staff, ambassadors and board members, along with community members recently celebrated Canvas Hair Studio’s first year of business and welcomed them to the chamber.
On Friday, Nov. 12, Dimensions Youth Ballet will partner with downtown DeKalb merchants for a Second Fridays event.The Nov. 12 Second Fridays event will be themed “Tinsel and Traditions.”
LaCretia Konan describes her work ethic as “I do what I do because that’s who I am.” Konan was named the 2021 Athena Award recipient Tuesday during the 32nd annual Athena Award reception held at Northern Illinois University’s Barsema Alumni and Visitor’s Center in DeKalb.
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spooktacular trick-or-treating event is back and ready to roll into downtown DeKalb in time for Halloween.
Local community leaders will host a public meeting Wednesday to address crime and the increased number of shootings in the Annie Glidden North neighborhood. “We hope they will get a better understanding as everyday citizens on how they can do their part,” said Rev. Joe Mitchell.
Community members are encouraged to submit nominations through July 30 for the 32nd Annual DeKalb Athena Award and Women of Accomplishment, annual accolades awarded to local women leaders by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s our first-ever Sycamore farmers market, and we’re excited to see what the vendors have to offer,” Ruckoldt said. “I like supporting local whenever I can.”
Fifteen-year-old Keari Neeley of DeKalb has been looking for her first-ever job. To help with the job search, she attended a job fair at Haish Gym in DeKalb on Tuesday with her parents, Kaitlin and Kenneth. Nearly two dozen local employers participated in the event, hoping to fill part-time and summer roles as the economy reopens and employers struggle to fill vacancies.