The Mattoon Holiday Artisan Market showcases local crafts on Small Business Saturdays

MATTON — John and Kathleen Willison of Siegel headed to the Cross County Mall on Saturday with a “Buy Local” mission. “We want to do a lot of our shopping at small businesses for Christmas this year,” said John Willison with his 5-year-old daughter, Amberlyn, as they shopped on what’s known as National Small Business … Read more

Turkey is a big business in North Carolina and is the 2nd largest producer in the US

If you’re planning a turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner, chances are it’s an NC-raised bird. This is the reason. When you hear the words chocolate and chip, turkey may not be the first food that comes to mind. But last November, two turkeys named Chocolate and Chip from Monroe, NC, earned the … Read more

Helena-area business news

Helena Sergeant received recognition. Helena is a surgeon certified in Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation What sets this surgery center apart from most outpatient clinics is adherence to strict standards of care and safety. Status as an Accredited Organization means that Helena Sergent meets nationally recognized standards for providing quality health care services set forth … Read more

Illinois farmers start world trade missions

Phyllis Coulter Illinois Farmer Today Currently, Midwestern farmers are emerging in large numbers in Panama, Egypt, Colombia, and South Korea. Read Grain and livestock farmers frequently travel with national organizations and state product groups to explore export opportunities and evaluate the value of U.S. commodities. Mark Reading, a central Illinois corn and soybean farmer, said … Read more

Galloway Council approves 1st cannabis trade deal

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — For the first time since New Jersey allowed recreational cannabis businesses, the city council voted Tuesday to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a marijuana farmer and producer. Michigan-based Grasshopper Farms, an indoor cannabis grower, is owned by Duane K. and Pamela DeMarre at 219 S. It will develop on about … Read more