Business Partners

$5,000 and above





  • Accenture Accenture is a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company helping clients become high-performance businesses and governments.
  • 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.
  • Apple River Well & Pump Company Water well drilling, pump installation, water softening, conditioning, and treatment has been a family trade and tradition for over 45 years. Years of practical field experience passed from one generation to the next has led our firm to be the “Contractor of Choice”.
  • CoBank CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.
  • Galena Gazette A weekly newspaper serving Galena and Northwestern Illinois since 1834.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • McCormick Foundation The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens.
  • 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.
  • Stonebrook Capital Management
  • 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.
  • Vincent Earthmoving Vincent Earthmoving Inc. is one of Northwest Illinois premier earthmoving and site contractors.


  • Keeffer Creative.  Strategic marketing consultation.  815-777-3172
  • 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.
  • CVR Energy CVR Energy believes in going beyond supporting the communities in which we live and work. The CVR Energy family of companies strive to improve the quality of life for our employees and our neighbors through active support of youth, culture, health, education and environmental opportunities.
  • The Galena Territory Association We take pride in being a property owners’ association that harnesses our resources to make The Galena Territory a great place to live and visit.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque From the environment and healthcare to education and the arts, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque makes grants to the organizations that are working every day to enrich the greater Dubuque area, now and for the future.
  • 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 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.
  • In Touch with Nature, LLC  Barbara Baird’s award-winning photography captures the natural world in great intimacy and detail.
  • Johnson, Long & Snell Investments  At Long & Snell Investment Group, we know that a happy future starts with effective planning and experienced guidance today.
  • Land Trust Alliance  Our mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.
  • McCoy Real Estate Services 412 South Main Street, P.O. Box 321, Galena, IL 61036, 815-777-1304 Specializing in historic properties, Eagle Ridge Galena Territory homes and lots, Apple Canyon Lake homes and lots, bed and breakfast houses, condominiums, commercial properties, and Jo Daviess County farms and land.
  • Stone House Pottery & Gallery  Housing a contemporary art gallery, pottery studio, and Bed & Breakfast, Stone House Pottery & Gallery has much to offer visitors.
  • Top Notch Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Top Notch Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Inc. provides plumbing, HVAC, and electrical installation services for residential housing and commercial buildings.
  • 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.
  • 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.” Owners Julie Bruser and Tom Saccomanno


  • 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.
  • American Surveying & Engineering, P.C.  ASE is a multi-disciplined firm providing specialty services to a broad range of clientele, including Federal, State, Counties, the Illinois Tollway, Local Governmental Agencies, A/E Firms, Contractors, Utility Companies, and Commercial Developers.
  • Arras Images  Exceptional photography of the plants and wildflowers of the Driftless Area.
  • Captivate, Inc. Our custom-designed web and print solutions are created specifically to meet the demands of an ever-changing market and to bring brand awareness to your business.
  • Dan’s Snowplowing & Salt Spreading 4102 General Grant Drive Galena, IL 61036 815-777-2772 For all your local snow removal needs.
  • Ronna Duckwitz
  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa The perfect Illinois getaway destination, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a luxury Galena, IL resort just steps away from exciting shopping, dining, and activities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Radio Dubuque  The voice of the Tri-States.
  • 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.
  • Willis Computer Solutions Helping business and residential customers with computer support, network administration, website design and much more.

Upcoming Events

Experience Gateway Park – A Walking Tour

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Galena Gateway Park

Join JDCF and Field Museum staff for a guided tour of Gateway Park.  The walk will take place on mowed trails over rolling terrain.  We will meet in the parking lot off of Powderhouse Hill Rd at 1:00 PM.  The event is free and RSVP’s are not required.

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Potluck & Program, “Pests to Protein: Insects & Our Food”

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Woodbine Bend Golf Course

Going back to the plagues of ancient times, insects have threatened our food.  In today’s gardens and fields, the state-of-the-art method of control is called Integrated Pest Management.  Which bugs are really a threat?  And when and how should we control them?  Our experts will tell you. …  And what about the food value of […] Read More

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Creatures of the Night – Owls & Bats

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belden School, GTA

Bring the family and explore the nocturnal lives of owls and bats.  This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat.  It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member of the raptor family.  Participants will also get […] Read More

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Public Presentation on Archaeological Findings at Wapello

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hanover Township Park District Building

Join Dr. Phil Millhouse and Tim Horsley, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University,  to learn about the results of the archaeological survey conducted at the addition to the Wapello Reserve in 2015.  The event is free and RSVP’s are not required.  Local artifact collections will be on hand as well.

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