Despite the chaos the coronavirus pandemic has created for small businesses, a central Illinois community is celebrating the arrival of a pair of new businesses.
Shelly Crawford-Stock is the Executive Director of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Monticello Main Street and tells Regional Radio News Holly's Country Canning and Craft Kitchen opened at the start of the pandemic and has found a way to make it through and has a grand opening at the end of the week.
A new sports complex has been in the works for some time in Monticello and Crawford-Stock says they recently opened. They offer batting cages and turf along with exercise areas and a party room for gatherings.
Crawford-Stock credits both with having solid business plans to maneuver through the pandemic. She points the public to makeitmonticello.com for the latest in business activity in Monticello. You can also search 'Make it Monticello' on Facebook.