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Carroll & Whiteside County Business Receives DCEO Challenge Grant PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 October 2008 07:45
skoog_presentation.jpgThe Northwest Region Entrepreneurship Center presented a $5,000 Challenge Grant to Skoog Landscape & Design of Sterling & Chadwick, as part of the Illinois Opportunity Returns Program. This award, matched by the company, will be used for a marketing project that includes the development of a marketing video and a detailed presentation procedure that describes the company’s design/build process. This project will help the company increase and expand their customer base. The award presentation will be held on October 6th at the company’s Sterling office located at 2612 West LeFevre Road, Sterling. The telephone number at this office is (815) 626-4218.

(Pictured) Mary Ann & Alan Skoog (front) at presentation of award. Also pictured, Heather Sotelo, Theresa Wittenauer, Betty Steinert, and Laurie Gungel (left to right).

The 39 year old company is headquartered in Chadwick and provides a complete range of design/build landscape and decorative concrete services throughout Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa.

The Challenge Grant funding determination is based upon the potential for successful achievement of a significant business milestone and a reasonable plan for continuous growth and job creation. This award project has been a joint effort between the Northwest Region Entrepreneurship Center and the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation

The Northwest Region Entrepreneurship Center will continue to work closely with the company to help provide the best possible chance to succeed as they meet the challenges faced by a growing Entrepreneurial business.

For more information on Challenge Grants you may contact Don Henry the Northwest Region Entrepreneurship Center Director @ (309)-788-4964 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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