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People are sitting at a table and talking. DeKalb Chamber of Commerce held the 100th Annual Celebration Dinner Thursday at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. (Gabby Crabtree | Northern Star)

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce celebrates centennial celebration dinner

By Gabby Crabtree, News Editor | February 9, 2024

DeKALB – Honors of the 2024 Nonprofit Organization, 2023 Business of the Year and inductees to the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame were all announced at the 100th Annual Celebration Dinner. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. Thursday in the Barsema...

Specials to entice appetites

By Melynda Lewis | April 20, 2017

DeKalb | Come get a taste of DeKalb between April 23 and 29 in celebration of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant Week when local restaurants will hold sales and provide special meals to entice new customers.This is the second year the Chamber...

Dan Watkins, owner of Herbal Embers, 161. E Lincoln Highway, looks on Tuesday at his shop. Watkins said a proposed ordinance that asked business owners to pay for yearly inspections could hurt entrepreneurs. “I hope we can open up lines of communication between the city and businesses,” Watkins said. “I believe in this community, but small businesses walk a thin line, and I have to do what’s best for my business.”

City delays vote on business inspections

By Jessica Christofersen | October 29, 2014

Business owners balked at an ordinance that would require businesses to pay for a yearly inspection, leading to the postponement of a vote on the ordinance.The postponement of voting on the Commercial/Industrial Building Responsibility Code ordinance,...

Five inducted into local hall of fame

By Northern Star Staff | January 29, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce inducted five people into its Hall of Fame at its annual dinner Jan. 23 at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St.The people inducted into the Hall of Fame are Michael Embrey, Carme Gregory, Michael Larson, Tom Smith and Bob...

NIU trustee wins outstanding citizen

By Keisha Howerth | January 28, 2014

NIU Trustee Robert Boey will receive the 2013 Clifford Danielson Outstanding Citizen award for contributions he has made to the Sycamore and DeKalb community.The award will be given by the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting Thursday. It...

Chocolate to bring in crowds to Sycamore

By Porsha Stennis | December 5, 2013

Visitors can stroll through a winter-chocolate-land today in downtown Sycamore.The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce is having its third annual Winter Chocolate Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. and is looking forward to attracting a larger crowd this year than in the...

Events manager to connect city, university

Events manager to connect city, university

By Alan Kozeluh | September 26, 2013

The city’s new event manager, a recent NIU graduate, plans on involving the university in more events moving forward.Jessica Struthers received her degree from NIU in December. She worked for the LPGA tour after graduation, planning events and working...

President Peters honored by Chamber of Commerce

By Brooke Shinberg | February 6, 2013

NIU President John Peters was awarded a 2013 Community Pride Award from the Chamber of Commerce, according to a Wednesday news release from the Chamber. The Chamber of Commerce also inducted Frank Roberts and Jerry Smith into its Hall of Fame. Roberts...

Peters honored by DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

By Jessi Haish | February 4, 2013

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting on Jan. 31 honored NIU President John Peters with the Community Pride Award for his service to DeKalb. Peters was recognized for his engagement with the community over 13 years. The event also recognized...