chamber is accepting entries from businesses, industry, governmental
agencies, schools, civic and not-for-profit groups, and religious,
youth and charitable organizations. There is no charge to enter, and
cash prizes will be awarded.
evening parade features marching bands, lighted floats and vehicles,
and military marching units. Groups are encouraged to use motorized
vehicles in an attempt to reduce the number of walking entries.
"We’re also looking for a business or a group to sponsor the
Santa Claus float," says chamber director Bobbi Abbott.
"The parade’s final entry is the Santa float, and it needs to
participants may call the chamber of commerce at 735-2385 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for an entry form or further information.
Assists employers with training costs
May last up to six months, depending on skills required to master
Minimum paperwork (monthly invoice)
Full-time, permanent work opportunity required
Minimum wage of $7 required for reimbursement
Employers may refer candidates
IETC will assist with candidate recruitment if desired by employer
Candidates must meet qualifications for assistance
IETC will determine candidate eligibility
you are interested in learning more about the On The Job Training
Program, please contact Jan Gleason or Rod Lewis at (217)
735-5441. The local Illinois Employment & Training Center is
at 120 S. McLean, Suite B, in Lincoln.
Oct. 1 — Economic Development Council meeting, chamber conference
room, 5 p.m.
Oct. 2 — Chamber board of directors meeting (note new date), 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 5 — IACCE fall conference
Oct. 4 — Domestic abuse candlelight walk, Logan County Courthouse,
Oct. 5 — Chamber ambassadors meeting, chamber conference room,
Oct. 5 — LCHS homecoming parade, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 — Marketing Committee meeting at Grapes & Grounds, 8:30
Oct. 11 — Government/Education Committee meeting at Al’s Main
Event, 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 12 — Columbus Day (chamber office open)
Oct. 17 — Third Wednesday morning mixer, Al’s Main Event, 7:30
Oct. 19 — Membership and Mixer Committee meeting at The Depot, 4
Oct. 20 — German Fest at St. John United Church; 1850s open house
at Mount Pulaski Courthouse
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Oct. 23 — Abraham Lincoln Tourism board meeting, 5 p.m.
Oct. 25 — Chamber Executive Committee meeting at Blue Dog Inn,
Oct. 27 — Harvest of Talents at Lincoln Christian Church
Oct. 30 — Chamber Ag Committee meeting at Al’s Main Event, 7:30
Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for community progress, bringing
business and professional people together to work for the common
good of Lincoln and Logan County.
Abbott, Executive Director
County Chamber of Commerce
S. Kickapoo St.
Gold Medallion program addresses consumer demands by identifying
studios that meet their expectations for personal service,
knowledgeable beauty advisers and pleasing atmosphere. These
award-winning studios set the standard for service quality among the
2,300 independently owned retail outlets nationwide.
Gold Medallion program distinguishes studios that meet the highest
standards of excellence Merle Norman represents," said Art
Armstrong, president of Merle Norman Cosmetics. "We’re
delighted to present the Gold Medallion Award to the Lincoln, Ill.,
studio, which offers unsurpassed personal service."
Norman herself was a pioneer in understanding the importance of
customer service. Her long-standing policies of "Try Before You
Buy" and "Free Makeovers" were the cornerstones upon
which she built a cosmetic empire from an auspicious start making
cosmetics on the kitchen stove in her Ocean Park, Calif., home.
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the owner and proud recipient of the award, I’m honored to be
recognized as a Gold Medallion studio," says Julie Tarter.
"Being customer-oriented is the best way to compete in
business, and I’m excited that Merle Norman Cosmetics recognizes
my studio as one that meets the expectations of my customers."
has owned the Lincoln store for five years and is planning an
anniversary and Gold Medallion celebration for October.