04112019CW0046 1MARYVILLE - In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is encouraging residents to nominate local female business owners to recognize for their leadership and service to residents.

“To celebrate our local female entrepreneurs, I hope to highlight their achievements during the month of October,” Crowe said. “These amazing women enrich our communities by not only offering high-quality products and services, but also expanding employment opportunities throughout the Metro East.”

Nominations can be submitted to Sen. Crowe’s office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and providing a name, business title and reason for recognition.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is hosting a series of webinars specifically targeted to female small business owners to offer support and resources for success. For more information, visit DCEO’s website.

“As the holiday season approaches, I am taking every opportunity to encourage residents to shop local,” Crowe said. “Our small business community is hurting, and we can offer our support by buying gift cards, referring friends and engaging on social media.”

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