House Minority Leader Tony McCombie is recognizing area businesses in her 89th District after they were recently inducted into the Illinois Made program, going the ranks of local businesses across the state that exemplify the authentic experiences and innovative products that make Illinois an incredible destination to explore.
Each year, the Illinois Office of Tourism selects a group of local businesses that they deem the best in Illinois to be inducted into the Illinois Made program. This year, that list includes two businesses within McCombie’s district: Prairie State Winery in Genoa and Trolley Depot Coffee & Tea Co. in Galena.48 small businesses or ‘Makers’ were inducted into the program this year, the largest class of businesses since the program’s inception in 2016, and overall reflects a wide range of businesses.
“This time of year, it is especially important we think of our small businesses, which are the backbone of our community. I am proud two within my district are now “makers,” and now have a statewide distinction due to this program; it is quite an accomplishment and something that deserves special recognition,” said McCombie.
The Leader has plans to visit both businesses to deliver Certificates of Recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives to honor their businesses and the hard work they put in to get here.
The Illinois Made program encourages residents and visitors to discover the people, products, and unparalleled experiences found at small businesses in every region of the state. Leader McCombie encourages residents to take an opportunity to visit these businesses in Genoa and Galena to see what they’re all about!