FREE Customer Service Skills Training

Kishwaukee College is hosting a FREE customer service skills training on Dec 4th for DeKalb County area small businesses. Register through the link below or if you have questions call 815-825-9791.

Spotlight Topic: Retaining Customers (Even Millennials)

Who: Small Business Owners or Entrepreneurs

What: Customer Service Skills Training

Where: Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL

Conference Center Room A1225

Park In Lot A and Enter through Door 16 or 17

When: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

9 AM - 11 AM or 4 PM - 6 PM

Register today. FREE! Space is limited!


Please call LaCretia Konan at 815.825.9791


Pink Ribbon Golf Event @ Indian Oaks Golf Club


JULY 19, 2018



Pink Ribbon Golf Event is at Indian Oaks Golf Club on July 19th, 2018.  

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!  Wear crazy christmas or pink!

Check in @ 11:30am

Shotgun start @ 1pm

Steak or chicken dinner with a salad bar.

Raffle, 50/50, silent auction and prizes.

*NEW* Men are welcome! - must have 1 lady on the team.

9 Holes

Sign up DEADLINE is July 1st!

Dinner only DEADLINE is July 10th!

For questions, call Gina at 815-751-8988

Shabbona Hometown Festival, Parade and Fireworks


The Shabbona Hometown Events Committee is hosting their 17th Annual Independence Day Festival!  There will be carnival rides, moon walks, inflatable slides, magic shows, music games, food vendors!    If you would like to be a vendor at their event, visit their website at:  SHEC.  

If you are interested in being an entry in the parade contact:  Contact Kathy Marshall: 815-970-0166 or Lisa Headon: 815-593-0174 for more information.

Fireworks will be at Shabbona Lake State Park on July 4th.   Visit their site at:

To Donate or be a sponsor for the Shabbona Fireworks contact them at:




Grow Mobile - Waterman

Waterman Lion's Club

Come get produce for you or for an elderly person that is in need and cannot get out but could use some fresh produce!

Grow Mobile will be in Waterman on August 13th & September 17th, 2018. It will be at Waterman Lions Park from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  

"DeKalb County Community Gardens is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower individuals to make healthy food choices. 

The organization managers over 50 community garden spaces and also the Walnut Grove Vocational Farm, a location that educates those with special needs in agricultural and horticultural techniques. 

The DCCG Grow-mobile is a refrigerated produce truck that serves as pop-up food pantry and education center for the residents of DeKalb County." 

Read more on their website:


Waterman Community Chest


The Waterman Community Chest would like to thank all of their community members for the generous donations!

Because of you they were able to hand out donations to the following recipients:

Ben Gordon Center

CASA Youth Advocacy

DeKalb County Nursing Home Activity Fund

Family Service Agency

Hope Haven

Indian Creek Education Foundation

Indian Creek Recreation    

Lion's Club

Muingan Park

Northwestern Medicine Hospice

NICE Center

Open Door Rehab Center

Open Hands Preschool

Opportunity House

Safe Passage


Voluntary Action Center

Waterman Area Heritage Society

Waterman Summer Recreation

Youth organizations (scouts, 4H, etc)

And there are still funds are available for our youth!  If your youth organization would like to request a donation, please fill out this form and mail it in!

Thank you!

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Shabbona Considers Growth Strategies

Village of Shabbona

For immediate release: 3/16/2018

Contact: Jerry Foster Dir: 815-824-1212

Shabbona Considers Growth Strategies

Shabbona, IL: The Village of Shabbona Economic Development Committee met with community and business leaders on December 12, 2017 to review the results of a study that examined potential economic development strategies for the area. The DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF) in partnership with the Village of Shabbona and Resource Bank funded the project. The next meeting will be on Wednesday April 4th from 6:30pm – 8pm at the Indian Creek High School in Shabbona to organize an implementation plan based on the study findings. Interested residents from Shabbona and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend and become actively involved in the project activities.

The development potential of the area region was examined by Norman Walzer and Mim Evans of the NIU Center for Governmental Studies as part of a countywide effort by DCCF to help communities realize their potential as places to live and work. Proximity to the Shabbona Lake State Park is a major asset to the area and attracts a large number of visitors each year. The study suggests that the Village of Shabbona investigate ways to provide additional entertainment options for these visitors building on existing local businesses but also to emphasizing additional offerings including arts, crafts, and locally-made products. Local artists and other groups can actively participate in these activities. Another option is to provide facilities such as modern cabins or “tiny houses” so that more visitors can stay overnight and take part in other activities.

“Shabbona has much to offer both residents and visitors due to recreational activities, high-performing schools, and reasonable housing” according to Jerry Foster chairperson for the Shabbona Economic Development Committee. “The results of this study will help the economic development committee organize around several themes and coordinate local efforts in marketing the area more effectively.”

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The study findings also highlighted the need for additional state resources to help the Park maintain facilities and expand its offerings. A large proportion of the visitors are from the Chicago suburbs so strengthening the Shabbona area as a major destination is important to successful development in the southern DeKalb County region. The study also suggested designing programs to assist business start-ups in the area. Results of the economic development study are available at: in the Announcements section.

For additional information about the project and the meeting, contact Jerry Foster at 815- 824-1212. 

Indian Creek CCC 35th Annual Auction

Indian Creek CommunityConcern forChildren

Helping Our Students and Our Schools

The Indian Creek CCC is presenting the 35th Annual People-for-People Auction on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12:30pm.  The auction will be in the Indian Creek Middle School at 335 E. Garfield St. in Waterman.  The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the auction will begin at 12:30 pm.  Lunch available from the Indian Creek Music Boosters starting at noon.  Contact Kayln Klotz at 630-667-8418 or email if you are interested in donating an item or have any questions.  Watch the Schools Web Page, under Our Community/Parent Organizations/Community Concern for Children CCC for a listing of items being donated! List is updated weekly! All proceeds from this auction go towards programs/items for the K-12 students in the Indian Creek School District #425.  


CCC People For People Auction

35th Annual People For People Auction!

Sponsored by Indian Creek Community Concern for Children!

Join us on Sunday, MARCH 11th, 2018 at Indian Creek Middle School, 335 E. Garfield Street in Waterman.

Lunch served at NOON by The I.C. Music Boosters.

This is a great way to promote your business AND support our community.

All donations are tax deductible!

Contact us at IndianCreekCCC@yahoo.comor call Kayln at 630-667-8418!

Watch the school’s web page for a listing of items being donated!







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