Our Holiday Gift to You

Island Lake, IL: Join in the fun at the Island Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO on December 8, 2012 from 10AM to 3PM. ThisFREE community EXPO is part of the Island Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (ILACC) Shop Local campaign and provides an opportunity for local businesses and organization to meet with members of the community and showcase their businesses. Cotton Creek Elementary School will be filled with 35 booths of local entrepreneurs eager to discuss how their business can provided needed goods and services for local residents. Industries include carpet cleaning, insurance, retailers, home remodeling, travel, home repair services, printing services, pet services and more. Supporting local businesses is also of benefit to local residents, as by purchasing locally they help grow the tax base in their community and help keep friends and neighbors employed. This supports local services, such as the fire department, and helps to keep the roads in good condition. When your neighbors are employed, they are also able to purchase local goods and services, which helps to perpetuate this positive cycle, resulting in a stronger community.

All attendees (18 years or older) can participate in drawings for a Free iPad and other great prizes. Enjoy the many entertainers featured in the Crafters, Food and Talent venue.

· Santa will hear all the good little boys’ and girls’ wishes for the coming holiday. Please bring a camera, or there is an option to purchase a photo of Santa and your child for $5 (proceeds to benefit the ILACC’s scholarship fund).

· Smooth Moves Dance Troupe presents local dance talent.

· Energy Sports Complex will perform karate and more.

· Have a barking great time with Happy Tails Ranch’s obedience demonstration.

· Applaud Cotton Creek Elementary School students as they display their talents.

For a complete listing of the day’s activities, visit the ILACC website athttp://islandlakechamber.org/calendar .