Miscellaneous

It runs in the family: Cousins get creative in new Winderson's Creations crafting business

Mahomet residents Mary Pettenger and Marsha Prater are cousins, but that's not the only thing the pair have in common. The two share a love for crafting.


'We're hometown proud': Mahomet IGA happy to serve community

Each week, we interview a business in town. This week, Brooks Marsh, co-owner of the Mahomet IGA, recently sat down with The Mahomet Citizen's Emily Jankauski.

Twenty one years ago, Brooks Marsh moved to Mahomet after growing up on a cattle ranch in Plentywood, Mont., which he described as "the most desolate part of Montana near the Canadian border."


Business of the week: Mahomet NAPA eager to help

Each week, we will interview a business in town. This week, Jordan Costello, owner of NAPA Auto Parts, recently sat down with The Mahomet Citizen's Emily Jankauski.


Capturing the moment: Wanninger's photography business inspires

Refusing to look back, Heather Wanninger, owner of Sweet Lemonade Photography, was faced with a difficult situation and an even more difficult question when the former stay-at-home mother of three boys suddenly became a single mother.

"In 2011, my husband left me," Wanninger said. "I asked myself, 'What does our future look like now?'"


Longtime volunteers honored at Chamber banquet

As members of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate their achievements in 2015, they said they were also looking forward to the opportunities that 2016 will bring.

“As a Chamber, we had a very successful year,” Chairman Ryan Heiser said as the organization’s annual banquet got underway at Middletown Prairie on Monday night.


Businesses collecting for those in need

First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust is collecting new and gently used toys this month for donation to Helping Hands.

Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the bank through Friday, Dec. 12. That’s also the date of the bank’s Holiday Open House.


Chamber dinner strikes note of optimism

Members of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce came together to mark another year of doing business in Mahomet at their annual dinner on Tuesday night.

At the event, which was held at Mahomet-Seymour High School, First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust was named Mahomet’s “Business of the Year,” beating out Bridle Brook and the Mahomet-Seymour school district.


Former Pickle Tree getting new occupants

The former Pickle Tree Farm Restaurant site will soon become a one-stop shop for pets needing daycare, grooming, or routine healthcare services.


Child care provider closes doors

Tears welled up in her eyes as she thought about saying goodbye to her family child care business and the children who have been coming to her home all year – some for several years.


 
 
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