From Illinois Business Journal news services
HIGHLAND — Whiskey Dixon is set to headline the Highland Chamber of Commerce’s Barn Dance on April 2 at the Lindendale Ball Room.
Every spring, the chamber hosts a silent auction to raise funds for its many quality of life community projects in the Highland area, such as the Peanut Butter and Jam Festivals, the Street Art Festival, the lighted Christmas Parade and the Christmas decorations on the square.
“Many people do not realize how the chamber affects their daily lives. Our chamber building and staff also functions as the visitors center/concierge for the Highland community,” said Nancie Zobrist, executive director for the Highland Chamber of Commerce. The chamber welcomes people to Highland, providing new resident packets, visitor information, business referrals and answers to questions.
“Our website has a community calendar that we keep as updated as possible as well as a wealth of other community information,” Zobrist said. “Our annual fundraiser helps to fund these endeavors that are not specifically related to business.”
This year the Highland Chamber’s fundraiser will be debuting a new digital aspect to its auction thanks to donations from Four Seasons Carpet Cleaning, Legacy Place and Tri-Ford. The chamber has also received sponsorship donations from Anderson Hospital, Becker Jewelers, Bradford National Bank, Highland Pediatrics, Hill Law Offices, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Korte Luitjohan, Lee’s Loans Jewelry & More, Mathis Marifian & Richter, Oberbeck Grain Co., Plocher Construction, Spengel Boulanger, Terra Properties and The Korte Co.
Tickets to the event are $50 and can be reserved in advance by calling the Highland Chamber of Commerce at (618) 654-3721.