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Holiday Sweets for the Family

Posted on 12/08/2020 by  

Holiday lights are twinkling throughout McHenry County and thousands of people are out and exploring the beauty. But we all know that road trips require sweets. That is why we put together a list of all of the best places to get hot chocolate, ice cream, and chocolates to make your adventures complete. These independently owned small businesses need our help right now, so give them a call and order for curbside pickup to enjoy while you’re out!    H...READ MORE!

2020 Shop Local Gift Guide

Posted on 11/19/2020 by  

The holidays are upon us, and with COVID-19 still affecting our daily lives, the many small businesses throughout McHenry County need our help. The best way to show some love to local small businesses is to grab unique gifts for everyone in your life. From the most popular new toys to gifts for craft beer lovers and fun stocking stuffers you will find some of the best gift ideas right here.    Gifts for Kids: These gifts will be at the top of Santa Cl...READ MORE!

Shop our McHenry County MADE Makers!

Posted on 04/20/2020 by  

We are proud of the fine products, art, foods, drinks and other things made right here in McHenry County! If you're looking for unique gifts for your holiday wish list, our McHenry County Made Makers are the perfect fit. Here are a few of our holiday favorites from our very own makers:  For the Tea Lover Casting Whimsy 203 Main St | Woodstock, IL Back by popular demand is Casting Whimsy's Tea Advent Calendar. This box includes 24 samples o...READ MORE!

COVID-19 Resource Center

Posted on 03/17/2020 by  

As many businesses begin the initial phases of reopening in McHenry County we ask that you be patient and support them! The owners and staff have had a difficult few months managing through closures and a complete change in how they run their businesses. Here is how you can show your support: 1. Be patient 2. Share your experiences on social media 3. Review these businesses on their social channels and Google 4. Respect the guidelines that have been pu...READ MORE!

Shop Small this Holiday Season

Posted on 11/16/2018 by  

Shopping small this holiday season is a win for everyone! When you shop small you support a small business owner and their family, and you get to give a unique gift to a loved one!  McHenry County is filled with quaint downtowns lined with one of a kind boutiques and shops! Let us give you the inside scoop on so you can make the most of your holiday shopping excursions! Historic Woodstock Square -  Rich with Victorian architecture, this historic t...READ MORE!

2017 McHenry County Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on 11/15/2017 by  

Have the most unique gift at this year's festivities by shopping in some of McHenry County's small businesses! Because we have so many amazing small businesses right here in McHenry County, we reached out to a variety of stores to get their suggestions on what they predict will be the best selling gifts for this holiday season!  Here is what they said:   Silver Prairie Natural Soap Company -  Woodstock, IL Lather your loved one in a l...READ MORE!

Shop Like a Local

Posted on 10/24/2017 by  

In McHenry County, we are more than strip malls and big box stores. Our communities are filled with interesting, intriguing and sometimes even ingenious shops to fit your shopping personality. What kind of shopper are you? Use this list to help you create your ultimate holiday shopping list!   Treat yourself to a book (and a sweet) Dreams do come true! Or, at least they do for Arlene Lynes, her knowledgable staff and all the dedicated customers of Read...READ MORE!

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