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Logan County's new 'Information Station' ready to serve business and tourism interests          Send a link to a friend

[MAY 7, 2005]  Directors of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln and Logan County Development Partnership, and the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County offices are excited about their new location. Logan County's new "Information Station" has moved from downtown to the new convenient location at 1555 Fifth St. in Lincoln.

The new digs are spacious and the location at the southern gateway to Lincoln on the Business 55 bypass and Old Route 66 beltway is more purposeful, the directors say. The three entities work together to provide community and business information to visitors, residents, businesses and developers.

With the interior offices now completed, the next focus will be on the exterior. The fašade will appropriately sport a new Route 66 motif when complete.

The easy-to-find, easy-access corner at Route 66 and Fifth Street serves to benefit both tourist and business interests. The opening is just in time, as the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield draws tourists and redirects them to the Looking for Lincoln areas, including sites in Lincoln, Mount Pulaski and Middletown.

The new center has free brochures for tourists as well as general information about Logan County. Tourists will find maps and destinations directing them to local historical sites.

Logan County has a rich and remarkable history. The building lobby has been designed with display cases for locally significant collections. Among the items currently on display you will find the jersey of LCHS, U of I and L.A. Lakers basketball superstar Brian Cook.

The chamber offers an array of tokens and memorabilia for purchase at the new center.

The new facility also has meeting rooms.

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The Lincoln and Logan County Development Partnership seeks to develop business throughout Logan County. Together with the chamber they offer business referrals and channel development ideas. Businesses and developers can get community information and referrals in one location.

The new location was chosen for its greater visibility and accessibility. "We are positive that this is a step forward for our organizations and the people we serve," the directors said in their relocation announcement.

Phone numbers for the new location remain the same:

  • Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, (217) 732-TOUR [8687]
    Celeste Rogers, director

  • Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership, (217) 732-8739
    Rob Orr, director

  • Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, (217) 735-2385
    Bobbi Abbott, director

[Jan Youngquist]

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