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'Illinois Made' Website Features QC Businesses

Sue and Bruce Peterson, Navarro Canoe Company owners, receive an "Illinois Made" plaque from Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe.
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Sue and Bruce Peterson, Navarro Canoe Company owners, receive an "Illinois Made" plaque from Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe.

If the newest Illinois Office of Tourism campaign works, more people will be riding in custom-made canoes, eating Boetje's Mustard and stopping in for a treat at Lagomarcino's.

The "Illinois Made" website will feature Navarro Canoe Company, Boetje's Mustard and Lagomarcino's, along with other businesses throughout the state.

Illinois Tourism director Cory Jobe says the initiative is possible because the department received a full year of funding. The website will help travelers research and plan trips to unique businesses.  

Bruce and Sue Peterson own Navarro Canoe Company. Bruce says the 'Illinois Made' initiative helps promote small businsses. 

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The exposure that the state is giving us is exposure that we wouldn't have any other way. It certainly is an opportunity for us as small business owners to take advantage of it and we appreciate that help.

To view the featured Illinois makers or apply for your business to appear on the website, visit the Illinois Made website.

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