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Children’s Community Theatre is dedicated to the development and fostering of an interest in dramatic arts among people of all ages, but especially children and young adults. They seek the creative expression of those arts and the encouragement and appreciation of community participation in all of the theatre’s activities.

The official website for the City of DeKalb.

DeKalb Corn Fest Inc. is a not-for-profit organization ran entirely by volunteers. Corn Fest has provided great food, family fun, and free entertainment since 1977.

The DeKalb Area Arts Council recognizes that the arts enhance the quality of life and vibrancy of communities and thus supports, promotes, and celebrates the arts throughout the greater DeKalb area.

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce serves the community by providing businesses in the Greater DeKalb Region with valuable resources, serving as an advocate for business needs, and offering avenues to build business networking.

The DeKalb County Business Incubator features private furnished offices and conference rooms to meet the needs of start-up businesses.

The Circuit Clerk is the official record keeper of the Court. All Civil, Probate, Traffic, Criminal and Juvenile cases are filed through this office.

The mission of the DeKalb County Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County by proactively addressing community needs and expanding, managing, and distributing philanthropic resources.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the first point of contact for meeting planners, sports tournament directors, tour operators, special event planners, and leisure travelers. Its mission is to generate economic impact and promote DeKalb County as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.

This site provides DeKalb County government and community information.

DCHC inspires curiosity in DeKalb County’s history by gathering, exploring, and inspiring people.

The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership is a membership-based program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. We work to increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout DeKalb County through trainings and programming, access to resources, and professional development opportunities.

The DeKalb Park District’s mission is to provide diverse, high quality, active and passive recreational facilities and services to all residents of DeKalb. We offer quality recreation programs and facilities provide and care for a comprehensive park system.

The official website for the DeKalb School District.

The historic Egyptian Theatre is recognized as a center for the arts and entertainment in the region, enriching the community culturally and economically.

The Ellwood House Museum is a historic mansion situated on ten acres of parkland in the heart of DeKalb. The museum campus consists of seven historic structures, four gardens, and 6,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Patience Ellwood Towle Visitor Center.

Through the SBDC, small business owners, both prospective and existing, can obtain essential management, marketing and financial coaching. They offer FREE one-on-one coaching and a wide variety of low-cost events and workshops to help make your business a success.

The Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center is dedicated to telling an American story of migration, innovation, and philanthropy at the site where Joseph F. Glidden invented “The Winner” barbed wire. The mission is to restore and preserve the site; to collect and preserve relevant materials relating to the Glidden family, the invention of barbed wire and its broader impact on the nation’s development; and to educate the public by establishing a museum and innovation center at the site.

Kishwaukee College is passionate about enhancing lives and fulfilling dreams. They provide affordable education to learners who can benefit from diverse programs and services.

Traditionally job seekers are looking to apply for a job. MoreWithUs – Everyday Jobs gives job seekers the power to market themselves; and gives employers easy access to qualified candidates. MoreWithUs – Everyday Jobs is a jobs and human relations technology company. We specialize on meeting the everyday human resources needs of small businesses and the everyday human relations needs of individuals. MoreWithUs – Everyday Jobs is free for job seekers.

Northern Illinois University’s mission is to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service.

Northwestern Medicine is an organization of caregivers who aspire to consistently provide high quality care, cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction. They seek to improve the health of the communities we serve by delivering a broad range of services with sensitivity to the individual needs of our patients and their families.

#ProudlyDeKalb is a collaborative effort of the community to celebrate all the positive things DeKalb has to offer.

Stage Coach Players is a non-profit community theater organization which strives to promote an inclusive atmosphere for all performers, creators, and patrons in which their talents and perspectives can be celebrated.

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