County's new 'Information Station' ready to serve business and
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[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
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
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
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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.
numbers for the new location remain the same:
Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, (217) 732-TOUR 
Celeste Rogers, director
& Logan County Development Partnership, (217) 732-8739
Rob Orr, director
- Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of
Commerce, (217) 735-2385
Bobbi Abbott, director