Hometown Heroes Applications Available

Applications for new Hometown Heroes banners are available now. Each banner honors a local veteran and is displayed between approximately Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day for a two year period. Full details and printable application can be found on the Hometown Heroes page.

Eartly awarded Employee of the Month

Angela Eartly, left, of Arnie Bauer Chevrolet Buick received the Chamber’s Employee of the Month trophy for December. Eartly has been the office manager in Wilmington for over a decade. She was nominated for her selflessness and dedication to the job. Presenting the trophy is Chabmer ambassador Dee Yehling of The Corner Tap.

Chamber looking for Split the Pot winner

UPDATE 12/31: Another week has come and gone without a winner. We are now posting the next five numbers to try to get a winner as soon as possible. The highest ranking number to be turned in before 1/6 at 5 p.m. will be the winner. If none of the five numbers are claimed, we … Read more

Will County grants available to small business

Apply now Small businesses eligible for assistance are those that experienced negative economic impacts or disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and meet the definition of “small business,” specifically:  On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. The $1.9 trillion Fiscal Recovery Funds package is intended to … Read more

Santa and snowman riding jet skis in the 2022 parade

Chamber Christmas parade a success

This year’s annual Christmas Parade was a popular event, bringing in hundreds of people along the route. Most appeared to spend time downtown before or after for the Wilmington Park District Kristkindle Market and downtown’s late shopping hours. Thank you to everybody who participated with a parade entry and those who volunteered their time organizing … Read more

Employee of the Month November 2022

Amber at AJ’s Hot Dogs awarded trophy

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Employee of the Month to Amber Heffner (left) who has worked at AJ’s Hotdogs & Gyros for seven years. Presenting the trophy is Chamber Ambassdor Wendy Hill from the Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community. Heffner was nominated for her pleasant personality, great smile and friendly banter … Read more