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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! Now is not the time to travel - but you can still explore the best of McHenry County from the comfort of your own home! If you're looking for products like beer, soap or even carry out meals, here are some of our very own McHenry County MADE makers creating the best of the best!   Casting Whimsy 203 Main St | Woodstock, IL Casting Whimsy ...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!

McHenry County Farmers Markets


Posted on 04/03/2018 by  

They're a big deal You might not know it, but McHenry County has some of the best farmers markets in the state - literally. We're ranked. Our farmers markets are scattered all throughout McHenry County, and you can visit each and every one.   COVID-19 Requirements: Masks must be worn, please pre-order from vendors if possible and practice social distancing Cary Grove Farmers Market Visitors will find fresh fruits and veggies, as well as...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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