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A Young Professional Reconnects with Her Jacksonville Roots While Growing Her Career

Category:  Success Stories

Erin Kleinlein is a Project Manager at Turner Painting & Construction in Jacksonville. When she relocated from South Carolina, Erin was looking forward to reconnecting with her roots but was unsure of what life would be like in small-town Illinois. What she found, surprised her. In Jacksonville, she has had...

Cameron Jones is Building a Career and Family in the I-72 Opportunity Corridor

Category:  Success Stories

"This area is full of people who desire to help each other and to better the lives of those around them.  Having the opportunity to work with these kind of people makes every day enjoyable and fulfilling." Cameron Jones, a Professional Engineer and Surveyor in Training with Benton & Associates, Inc.,...


Category:  Manufacturing

GFC started small and has developed its product into an internationally known brand. The Bale Band-It is an automatic small square bale packaging machine.  Taking small square bales directly from the baler, the Bale Band-It stacks the bales 3 high and 7 deep creating a 21 bale bundle that can...

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge Bring Over 20,000 People to the I-72 Corridor

Category:  Success Stories

Twenty-three years ago, Gary Harpole had a vision to help grow the economy in his family’s hometown of Nebo, Illinois. Having traveled abroad, he saw Western Illinois with fresh eyes, appreciating the incredible beauty and tranquility of the area. He knew that people would fall in love with Pike and...

Lawyer, and Chicago-Native, Samantha Dudzinski Chose to Build Her Career in Jacksonville

Category:  Success Stories

Samantha Dudzinski is an attorney with Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C., based out of their Jacksonville location.  She is an associate with the firm, concentrating in labor, employment, the public sector, and school law. As an associate, she has the opportunity to gain experience across many practice areas while working with the...

Westermeyer Industries

Category:  Manufacturing

Gary Westermeyer founded Westermeyer Industries in 2001 at his home after spending many years in the component manufacturing sector of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The Westermeyer's then developed its manufacturing facility in their hometown of Bluffs, IL. More than just a supplier, Westermeyer Industries strives to be a component and accessory...

I 72 Opportunity Corridor 2 South Main Street Winchester, IL  62694
Phone 217.243.8765