Business Partners

$5,000 and above




  • Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena: As a community bank we are here to provide a wide variety of financial services, but delivered in a personalized manner only small banks can offer.
  • Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C:  We provide quality legal counsel and representation specifically for local governments. Located at 333 S. Kirkwood Road in historic downtown Kirkwood, Missouri, we are dedicated to representing municipalities, counties, special taxing districts, and other local public sector interests.
  • Galena Brewing Company: Come along to the Galena Brewery™ to taste our offering of 11 delicious beer styles and a delectable pub menu made with local ingredients by local folks right here in Galena.
  • Galena Gazette: A weekly newspaper serving Galena and Northwestern Illinois since 1834.
  • Grand Victoria Foundation: We believe in the promise that Illinois communities can be great places to live and work in.
  • Illinois Bank & Trust: A community bank whose cornerstones have been excellent customer service, support of local needs, and a passion for community involvement. We have banking centers in Galena, Stockton, and Elizabeth, as well as the Rockford and Rock Falls/Sterling region.
  • Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation: Through its Natural Area Program, the Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and local governments in their efforts to protect and preserve important natural areas and wildlife habitat across Illinois.
  • Illinois Nature Preserves Commission: The mission of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC) is to assist private and public landowners in protecting high quality natural areas and habitats of endangered and threatened species; in perpetuity, through voluntary dedication or registration of such lands into the Illinois Nature Preserves System.
  • Inn at Irish Hollow: The Inn at Irish Hollow sits on 500 acres of untainted landscape with grassy pastures, meandering trails through lush woods, fields of wildflower and glacier streams.  At Irish Hollow, we believe that all natural is the only way.  We strive for as natural and organic as possible, from our organic mattresses, to our garden fresh vegetables and herbs.
  • JCB Architectural:
  • McCormick Foundation: The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens.
  • McKnight Foundation: Dedicated to advancing a more just, creative, and abundant future.
  • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) was created by the U.S. Congress in 1984 to protect and restore fish and wildlife and their habitats. NFWF directs public dollars to critical environmental needs and matches those investments with private contributions. NFWF supports science-based, results-oriented projects across the United States and the world.
  • NW IL Prairie Enthusiasts:  The Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE) is one of twelve chapters of The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE), a grassroots conservation organization and land trust, dedicated to the protection, restoration, and management of prairies, savannas, and other native grassland ecosystems in the Upper Midwest.
  • The Field Museum: The Field Museum of Natural History, located in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the largest natural history museums in the world.
  • Tukaiz, LLC: 2917 Latoria Lane, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2216 847.455.158
    A creative services group based in the Chicago suburb of Franklin Park. Prepress suite of services, robust printing, and integrated marketing capabilities.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Connecting people with nature: ensuring the future of conservation.


  • Chris Jackson Landscaping, Inc.:  For all your landscaping needs in and around Galena, IL.  Find them on Facebook.
  • General Bob Photography: General Bob specializes in commercial, aerial, real estate, portrait, art, nonprofit, and entertainment photography.
  • Happee Smith Production: Unexpected. It’s always been our biggest compliment. And we like it that way. Unexpected while remaining respected, surprising, inspiring, and relevant in all we do. At Happee Smith Productions, we’re not the norm – and it’s working.
  • Ken Tracey & Company:  Specializes in custom lapel pins for all occasions. 847.501.3941.
  • U.S. Bank: More than just a financial institution, U.S. Bank is actively engaged in developing, strengthening and energizing the local communities where its employees live and work. U.S. Bank proudly supports many organizations dedicated to enriching these communities through music, art, sports, and educational programs. Local branches in Galena, Dubuque, and Maquoketa.


  • Cantrell Painting & Decorating: For all your interior, exterior, specialty, and commercial painting needs. 630.377.7959.
  • Cargill Inc: We bring food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products to people who need them all around the world.
  • Chavenelle Studio Metalworks:  For more than 20 years Gail Chavenelle’s pieces have helped us celebrate, give thanks, mourn, laugh and sing. These brilliantly simple strips of metal have expressed our feelings when words fell short.
  • Chestnut Mountain Resort:  Chestnut Mountain Resort is a Galena Illinois resort that has become a premier Midwest ski destination with its nineteen trails that span 220 rolling acres with a total vertical drop of 475 feet.
  • East Dubuque Nitrogen Fertilizers: A partner of CVR Energy, we are committed to the safety and health of our employees and the protection of our environment and community.
  • Eaton Land Surveying: 12581 Fulrath Mill Rd, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053. 815.979.1547.
  • Galena Cellars Vineyard: Take a trip to the country and enjoy the view at the vineyard!   Take a tour, relax in our tasting room or on our deck, and experience how Galena Cellars wine is made. Or better yet, stay with us. Our vineyard hosts a cozy guest suite and a quaint guest house. We are happy to welcome furry friends–well-behaved dogs–to enjoy the vineyard.
  • In Touch with Nature, LLC:  Barbara Baird’s award-winning photography captures the natural world in great intimacy and detail.
  • Jail Hill Inn:  Voted best B&B in the U.S. and second best in the world by TripAdvisor! Prominently situated to overlook downtown Galena and its countryside, Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for your perfect getaway to Galena. The 135-year-old, 4-story brick building that served as the county jail for nearly 100 years has now been completely renovated with amenities that will thrill any traveler.
  • Land Trust Alliance:  Our mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.
  • Sac and Fox Nation: The Sac and Fox culture is based upon respect for the life within themselves, their families, their communities, and all of creation. The Creator gave this way of life to the Sac and Fox people. The culture is the way things are done in relation to each other and all of creation.
  • Spirit Rock, LLC.  Woodland Management Services. 815.591.9700
  • Stonebrook Capital Management
  • Stone House Pottery & Gallery:  Housing a contemporary art gallery, pottery studio, and Bed & Breakfast, Stone House Pottery & Gallery has much to offer visitors.
  • Sunshine Charitable Foundation: Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.
  • Village of Hanover: Hanover combines cutting-edge technology and commerce with traditional small-town living. Come, take a look around and see for yourself why we take such pride in our community.
  • Vincent Earthmoving: Vincent Earthmoving Inc. is one of Northwest Illinois premier earthmoving and site contractors.
  • Walmart Foundation:  It’s our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve.
  • Wild Birds Unlimited: 206 S. Main St. Galena, IL 6103 815.777.2833 “We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited shop in our community.”


  • Abe’s Spring Street Guest House:  Built in 1876, Abe’s Spring Street Guest House was once an icehouse for a prominent Galena brewery, located adjacently, which now is home to Stone House Pottery & Gallery. The icehouse once stored up to 800 tons of ice harvested from the Galena River for the brewery industry. The building has 27-inch thick walls, which in its time was a great insulating factor.
  • Aldrich Guest House:  Walk the floors shared by Lincoln and Grant in this 1845 home. Stroll the gardens where Grant trained his troops. Relax in the screened porch or in the cozy parlor.
  • Civil/CONMAT – Helm Group:  With 16 quarries in 3 counties and wide array of production equipment, Conmat has the ability to produce a full spectrum of limestone products in locations throughout the region.
  • Dan & Sons Snowplowing:  4102 General Grant Drive Galena, IL 61036 815.777.2772 For all your local snow removal needs.
  • Dan Harms Landscape Design: Working in and around the Galena, IL area. 815.777.9059.
  • Ted Harms Construction:  For all your contracting needs. 815.858.5202
  • DeSoto House Hotel: Built in 1855, this historic hotel has played host to Civil War Generals and U.S. Presidents. Located on Galena’s historic Main Street, the DeSoto House offers 55 modern rooms and several dining options.
  • Eaton Land Surveying Eaton Land Surveying, Ltd is a business operating in the Mount Carroll, Illinois vicinity. 815-244-1095
  • Exact Pest Solutions:  Keep your environment pest-free by utilizing the expertise of Exact Pest Solutions. We are a locally-owned company committed to superior service and environmental responsibility.
  • Fritz Family Foundation: Potosi, WI.
  • Galena ARC:  The Galena Art & Recreation Center (ARC) is focused on providing a constantly evolving, healthful, respectful environment where members of our community-of all ages, diversities and interests-can come together, learn and grow.
  • Galena Lions Club: We’ve served since 1936!  Our mission is to serve our community by providing voluntary services and financial assistance, especially in the areas of sight and hearing, within an atmosphere of fellowship and fun, and in keeping with the Lions’ traditions of community involvement, international cooperation, and environmental protection.  Fundraising is done through our Pancake Breakfast and Galena Oktoberfest.
  • Illinois EPA:  The mission of the Illinois EPA is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property, and the quality of life.
  • Jo-Carroll Energy Cooperative: Jo-Carroll Energy is proud to provide reliable electric and natural gas service to its members in Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Whiteside Counties. A member-owned cooperative, it has provided power to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers for over 70 years.
  • Johannsen Video: Charles Johannsen provides high quality video production and expert A/V services for any event.
  • Le Fevre Inn & Resort:  LeFevre Inn & Resort is a hidden gem that offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Tri-State Area.
  • Murphy’s Gardens: We are a friendly, family-owned, greenhouse, garden center, and fresh produce farm located only 3 miles from Galena, IL.   Our mission is to grow the healthiest, highest quality plants available.
  • Northwest IL Wine Growers Association:  The growing variety of wines, the many vineyards and the increasing acreage of land focused on viticulture in Northwest IL is breathtaking!
  • O’Connor, Brooks & Company:  At the Dubuque Iowa accounting firm of O’Connor, Brooks & Co. PC we have been serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1920.
  • Potosi Brewing Company/Potosi Foundation:   The Potosi Foundation gives back to the community by providing in-kind contributions to events hosted by deserving individuals, organizations, and businesses.
  • ProTech Heating & Cooling, Inc. 815.777.2744.
  • Radio Dubuque:  The voice of the Tri-States.
  • Red Gates Archaeology. Located in Stoughton, WI. 608-205-2753.
  • The Nature Conservancy:  The Nature Conservancy protects Earth’s natural resources and beauty. Our conservation efforts are driven by our members.
  • J.P. Vincent & Sons: 11340 Us Hwy 20, Galena, IL.  815-777-2366.  Cremation and burial services.
  • Woodbine Bend Golf Course & Restaurant:  A challenging golf course for players of all skill levels. A fine place to hold a reception, reunion, prom, golf outing or fund-raiser of any kind.
    Striving for quality in everything we do, you can expect to find quality from the course to the customer service.
  • Xenotronics: Xenotronics Company is a provider of professionally designed and installed Electronic Security Systems. Our name is synonymous with exceptional quality, integrity, and a commitment to being the best in the industry.

Upcoming Events

Snowshoe Hike & Cross Country Ski at Wapello

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Friends of Wapello invite you to explore the trails of Wapello by snowshoe or ski and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies under the new pavilion.  You will have the opportunity to meet members of the volunteer, Friends group and ask questions about the exciting things going on at Wapello including the proposed Discovery Center. […] Read More

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Popcorn & Program: “Racing Extinction”

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Emmy-nominated film, “Racing Extinction,” follows a team of artists and activists as they expose the hidden world of extinction with rarely-before-seen images of precious and endangered species. Louie Psihoyos, the documentary’s producer, is an esteemed National Geographic photographer and Academy Award winning filmmaker. “Racing Extinction” features appearances by Photo Ark photographer Joel Sartore, Tesla […] Read More

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Early Spring Bird Walk at Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Woodcocks, also known as timberdoodles, are one of nature’s earliest signs of spring. Learn how the woodcock dances in the sky and on the ground to attract a mate. The Valley of Eden short grassland habitat is thriving with wildlife of all kinds and we invite you to join us in viewing the sunset showing […] Read More

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JDCF Annual Meeting

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Details to come!

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