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Community invited to chambers' expo

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:39 a.m. CDT
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The DeKalb-Sycamore community expo on March 26 will include a bounce house, food samples, crafts and games, ballet and Zumba demonstrations and autographs from NIU athletes.

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore and DeKalb chambers of commerce are hosting a community expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Sycamore High School field house. About 110 local business and organizations are scheduled to participate.

“It is a joint effort between Sycamore and DeKalb chambers and our goal is simply to promote the businesses and nonprofits  of our two communities,” said Rose Treml, executive director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

“The majority of the 100 plus businesses that participate in this event are small businesses. So, it is a great opportunity for you to meet the owners one-on-one,” Treml said. “We are all told and reminded to try to ‘shop local’ and to support ‘Small Business Saturday.’ This is the community's chance to see what small local businesses we have in our county all in one place."

The expo will include food samples from local restaurants, crafts and games for the kids, a jumpy house, Zumba demonstrations from the YMCA, kid’s ballet demonstrations from Sycamore Park District, the NIU Jumpy Doghouse and Northern Illinois University athletes signing autographs.

“This is a family event,” Treml said. “We hold it annually during Sycamore and DeKalb’s spring breaks in order to help beat the spring break boredom."

Samples will be available from restaurants including Sycamore Country Store & Catering, Dairy Dogs and Sunshine Scoop Shoppe & Bakery.

The expo is sponsored by Frontier Communications, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, NB&T, Resource Bank, American Midwest Bank, Banner Up Signs, Illinois Community Credit Union, DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet, US Cellular and Service Master by Skip.