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n behalf of The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our town. Genoa is a rural community and an outstanding place to live, work and grow your business. Genoa is filled with a lot of small town charm, which continues to thrive. Either visiting here for a day, or looking for a new place to call your home, Genoa is a quaint little town with a big heart and plenty of opportunities You will find a lot of history in our town that dates back to 1835. Our Chamber was established in 1956 and it has always been our goal to be a strong advocate for Genoa and our area businesses to prosper. 2012 is an exciting time to be a member of the Genoa area Chamber of Commerce. We are always creating new ways to help our members succeed and grow their business through networking, promotion and advertising opportunities. We are a supportive and proactive Chamber which continues to maximize our members’ benefits to include, business referrals, monthly networking opportunities, continuing education, and advertising opportunities. There are also many fabulous events such as our Annual Dinner/Meeting, The Home and Business Expo, and our Golf Outing which also give our members another way to gain visibility in our community. We are dedicated not only to helping our local businesses prosper, but to give back to our community, because this is where we live, work and raise our families.

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Our success in achieving our mission and purpose is a collaborative effort of the Chamber Executive Director, who is supported by the Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassadors, City of Genoa, Chamber Members, and area professionals. We are committed to working together with all of you in “Moving forward with a purpose.”

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Our area guide is only one small part of what The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce provides to the local community. The Chamber appreciates all the Chamber Members and advertisers who contributed to this Area Guide. As Executive Director, I encourage every business and household to retain this area guide for future reference of any services needed. We encourage you to shop locally. By supporting the businesses in this Area Guide you are reinvesting in your community. For more information, please contact the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-784-2212.

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Table of Contents Welcome Letter


Board of Directors


Walnut Street Daycare growing up fast


Park district meets fitness demand


Chamber success depends on members


Accredited Genoa Police Department looks to bring back K-9 unit


Genoa Library expansion plans progress


Genoa-Kingston schools create opportunity


Genoa’s other business district


Downtown Genoa filled to the brim


2012 Genoa Area Chamber membership directory


Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce

The 2012 Genoa Area Business Directory Guide is published by Shaw Media in cooperation with the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Project Manager: Lisa Angel Design & Layout: Allison LaPorta Contributing Writers: Debbie Behrends Curtis Clegg Dana Herra Doug Oleson Contributing Photographers: Shaw Suburban Media Staff All information current as of February 2012


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By CURTIS CLEGG After almost six months of operation, Walnut Street Daycare Center in Genoa just keeps growing.

open houses last July for prospective students and their parents.

“On our first day we started with less than 10 kids in the school,” said Rachel Engel, director of the center. “By the second week we had a lot more than that.”

“The open houses went really great,” Engel noted. “We had a great response from the community. The parents were able to go into each of the rooms to meet the teachers that would be teaching their students.” The center opened for business on Aug. 10, 2011.

The center now provides daycare and afterschool services for 55 children, but the center can accommodate up to 131 children. Engel said she wanted to not grow too quickly, so she could be choosy with the teachers and staff members that she hired. During the first months, Walnut Street Daycare Center operated under the permit phase of the Department of Children and Family Services, but after recently passing all of the DCFS inspections without a single violation being recorded, the center is now fully licensed. The center occupies the building that housed First Friends Day Care at 201 Walnut St. until that center abruptly closed in the summer of 2010, leaving many parents at a loss for finding daycare in Genoa. First Friends had been open for 15 years. After remodeling the facility, giving it a thorough cleaning and restocking supplies Engel hosted


“It is so great to be able to reopen it as a daycare center,” Engel said. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and has worked in daycare facilities for seven years. Each of the five classrooms has a teacher assigned to it, and Engel said that she has two more classrooms she can open as enrollment grows. The center offers groups for infants and toddlers from 6 weeks to 2 years old; preschool groups for children 2 to 5 years old; extended daycare for children attending public kindergarten; before and after-school care for children attending Davenport, Kingston, and Genoa grade schools; and school holiday and summer programs for children 5 to 12 years old. “We were open over the Christmas break and all of the days that the kids were off school,” Engel said. For more information contact Walnut Street Daycare Center at 815-784-ABCD (2223).

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By DANA HERRA It’s been more than five years since the Genoa Township Park District opened its fitness center inside GenoaKingston High School. According to executive director Paul Bafia, the roughly 3,000-square-foot location in the school was always a bit snug, but that was what he wanted – at first. “We didn’t want to move into a huge space and invest a lot of money without knowing how the community would react to a fitness center,” he said. “The school was a great partner for us, but we’ve outgrown our existing facility.” The community response has been strong – Bafia estimates the fitness center has about 400 members – and the need to expand was pressing. So the district entered into a lease with the city for about 14,000 square feet on the second floor of city hall. “Once we saw we could make a success in a bigger space, we went to the city and talked to them about moving,” Bafia said. “The school was great, but we had limitations as far as space and time.” The fitness center location inside the high school had to close during school hours, Bafia said, and the space was too small to allow for babysitting or many classes. Fitness center manager Holly Ber estimates the district outgrew that location at least two years ago. Fitness classes were being scheduled at five different locations before the new facility opened.


The new fitness center is equipped with all-new cardiovascular, weight training and free-weight equipment, Ber said. Cardio equipment includes elliptical machines, treadmills and stationary bikes as well as specialty equipment – a seated elliptical, a helix lateral trainer, a Jacob’s ladder and a Precor All-Motion Trainer. “Some of this is really special equipment you’re not going to see everywhere,” she said. The center includes an indoor walking and running track and is family friendly, she said. “Our track is also a stroller track, so moms can come in and walk with their kids,” she said. “A portion of the building is dedicated to child fitness, so we have a whole kids’ zone of organized activities, a big play unit and party rooms for rental.” The play unit is essentially an indoor playground, Ber said, giving children who frequent park playgrounds in warm weather a way to stay active on cold or rainy days. “We also have Wii fitness games and a little tot area so the little ones don’t get run over,” Ber said. “We’re really dedicated to helping to fight obesity in both children and adults in our community.” The fitness center hosts about 25 group fitness classes every week, Ber said, including aerobics, step aerobics, yoga and spin cycling. It also includes specialty services such as massage.

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By DANA HERRA When the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce put on its first home and business expo several years ago, it was “on a wing and a prayer.” “We didn’t know what was going to happen,” past chamber director Bonnie Hanson said. “We were just hoping and praying.”

they’ve been at work all day, and then they’re willing to come out and put on an elf hat and direct people to Santa’s house. No one asks them to do that.

Organizers were pleasantly surprised by the success of the event, which has grown each year since then. In 2011, more than half of the chamber’s member businesses participated, and 10 percent of the city’s population visited the expo to see what local businesses were making available, Hanson said.

“They ask for nothing in return, and if you recognize them, you will find them completely humble and feeling undeserving of accolades.”

The 2012 expo is scheduled to take place March 12 at Genoa-Kingston High School. “It shows what a chamber can do for a community and for its businesses and organizations, all with limited resources,” Hanson said. Because of those limited resources, Hanson gives a lot of credit for the chamber’s success to its Ambassador Club, made up of representatives from member businesses. The ambassadors volunteer their time and labor to make sure chamber events go smoothly. “They’re all volunteers, and they work so hard,” Hanson said. “They inspire me to step up my game, because

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As an example, Hanson said two of the ambassadors spend the summer driving in parades all around the area handing out plastic ducks and promoting the Great Duck Race, a chamber fundraiser in September. They take on the project each year themselves, she said, without being asked. Hanson also recognized the contributions of chamber member Citizens First National Bank, which donates space in its building for the chamber’s office. That is crucial, she said, because the chamber would likely be unable to pay a full-time director if it was paying rent for office space. “There’s such a level of cooperation,” she said. “It’s such an honor to be a part of this community.”

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By DEBBIE BEHRENDS Police Chief Ty Lynch has seen a lot of changes – good and bad - in his 23 years with the Genoa Police Department. But, he believes the most important is becoming certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of several law enforcement executive associations.

He believes the accreditation has gone a long way in earning the trust of residents. “And the community does trust us. They call us, bring problems to our attention, and that’s important.

“The first time we earned the accreditation was six or seven years ago, and it was a huge deal,” Lynch said. “It insures that the policies and procedures of the department conform to and update with national standards.”

He said the longevity of Genoa’s officers, including himself, goes a long way toward earning residents’ trust.

While that may not mean much to the average citizen, Lynch said one benefit of the accreditation is training. “I’m a big proponent of training. I don’t think we can ever get too much training for our officers. We’ve taken advantage of local, state and federal training. A lot of it is available free.” He said he always looks for ways to send any of the department’s six full-time and seven part-time officers to training that will benefit the community.


“If you think it’s a small event, but there are 15 other people out there experiencing the same thing, it becomes a big event,” Lynch said.

“We’re also really proud to have John Klink back after eight years of service to our country (with the Marine Corps). We’re proud of his service and we’re glad to have him back.” Visibility is another issue touted by Lynch, from the department’s website to officers interacting with students, scouts and seniors at various community gatherings. Trust and visibility are keys to the community’s support for re-establishing a K-9 unit, Lynch said. He said the department lost a lot when they had to lay off the last K-9 officer, simply because he was the most junior officer. This time around,

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By Doug Oleson It will be at least a year and probably a little longer before the Genoa Public Library can begin work on its highly anticipated expansion. The key to the project, library officials say, is finding ways to finance it. “We’re shovel ready, but not yet financially ready,” former library board president Craig Pierce said. The library board is hoping to build an addition in the vacant lot just west of the library, which is located at 232 W. Main St., adding 8,000-square feet to increase its current 3,400-square feet facility to 11,400-square feet. According to one library board member, Christi Slavenas, the current library only has about half the capacity needed to serve a community of Genoa’s size - 5,193, based on the 2010 census.


Slavenas agreed, noting that the board is very respectful of asking for public money which they hope they don’t have to do. “We are halfway there,” she said of the needed financing. Depending on how things develop in the next few months, Barton said the board will then review the situation again. “I’m ready to start now,” she said, enthusiastically. “But we want to take a little time to do it right.” “Everyone on the board has a vision of having a library that the community can be proud of,” Slavenas said.

“The expansion will take the library from a facility where we shoehorn people in for programming and events to a cultural hub for downtown Genoa,” Pierce said.

“It’s our belief that when the economy grows again, a vibrant downtown with a beautiful new library combined with good schools and a solid park system - will improve real estate values throughout the community and draw visitors as well,” Pierce said.

Saying the board is essentially in a holding period, library director Jennifer Barton said the board is going to spend 2012 looking at different fundraising and grant options.

Barton said the board has tentatively approved a preliminary floor plan and exterior design, which was designed by P.S.A. Dewberry Architects of Elgin and has twice been presented to the public.

“We need to come up with a million dollars,” she said. “A referendum isn’t out of the question, but not now.”

“It was Plan G, which shows how long we’ve been working on this,” she said.

Depending on their financial situation, Slavenas said the board may have to cut back on some of what they are hoping to do. Barton said the library board had been exploring various options when they received a huge, unexpected windfall in the amount of $1.7 million from the estate of Robert Weiss in 2009. What made the gift even more unexpected is that the 86-year old man was not among the 2,600 regular patrons of the library. “It was a very nice surprise,” Slavenas said. Encouraged by the donation, the board decided to proceed with expansion plans. Barton said they checked on 17 different sites before deciding to purchase the vacant lot next door early last year. “The board felt it was important that we keep the library downtown,” she said, adding that they draw a lot of foot traffic, especially from children walking home after school and during the summer. Among other improvements, the expansion will allow for a separation between the adult and youth services, create a space for teens/young adults to hang out and convert the current back room into a community room where groups can meet, something Barton said there aren’t a lot of places for that in Genoa right now. According to the library’s website, the expansion will also create more space for exhibits, galleries for local artists, movie nights, film festivals and live performances. The

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expansion will also provide for more reachable space for kids’ bookshelves. The library, which circulated 24,000 items last year, has updated its Facebook page and now sends out a monthly newsletter. It’s a far cry from the first Genoa Library which was established in 1922 by a group of women from the local PEO Chapter. After serving in various sites throughout the downtown area, the last being a nearby house that had been converted into the library, the current building was purchased in 1979. The front facade was completed a few years later, in 1998. The current library building, which was built in 1895 by August Teyler, has served a number of purposes over the last century, including a hospital and a furniture store. The library is open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m., Sundays from September through May. The library is closed on Fridays. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the building fund can do so by sending a tax-deductible donation to: Genoa Public Library, ATTN. Library Director, 232 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135. For more information on the library, go to their website at

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By DANA HERRA Downtown Genoa, with its variety of stores and its low vacancy rate, gets a lot of attention. But Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce past director Bonnie Hanson notes that the city’s business district is not limited to Route 72.

that third business was never built, and the shopping center housing Rosati’s was built as something of an island. For shoppers at Brown’s to get to the pizza restaurant, they now have to drive back out onto Hadsall or Pearson streets, he said.

“There are a ton of chamber members over on Route 23, and they’re all very healthy over there,” she said. “It’s another very strong business district for us.”

“The original developer of the Prairie Ridge Point shopping center had most of it tentatively filled in 2008, when the economy tanked,” Misurelli said. “Unfortunately, the bank foreclosed on it, and we’ve been working for over a year with a group to purchase it.”

The Route 23 corridor began growing by leaps and bounds several years ago, Hanson said, when Sycamore-based supermarket Brown’s County Market opened a location there and Tobinson’s ACE Hardware, formerly located downtown, moved to a larger location nearby. “Tobinson’s and Brown’s coming in were huge for the community,” Hanson said. In 2012, consumers should see the Prairie Ridge Point shopping center along Route 23 become easier to navigate, Genoa City Manager Joe Misurelli said. A private drive joining the parking lots of Brown’s County Market and Rosati’s Pizza is expected to be built this year, he said. Originally, the lots were supposed to join through the parking lot of a third business on the commercial lot between the two, Misurelli said. When the recession hit,


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By DANA HERRA Many cities have struggled in recent years to cling to their downtown business districts, while the one-two punch of a weak economy and big-box shopping centers have dealt stunning blows to local businesses. But not Genoa. For more than two years, the number of vacant storefronts in downtown Genoa has been essentially zero. Not only are established businesses thriving, several new businesses, like Specialty Gifts, have opened. As a resident of Genoa, Kelly Nielsen, who owns Specialty Gifts with her mother, Brenda Jarog, said she knew Genoa shoppers are supportive of local merchants. “It’s going really good. We’re getting a lot of good feedback,” she said. “We really like it. We’ve been doing shows for over four years, but the store’s doing really well.” Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce past Executive Director Bonnie Hanson attributes some of the downtown’s success to the efforts of another local business organization, Genoa Main Street. “They really go out of their way to see that if


a building has opened up, it gets filled very quickly,” Hanson said. “There’s a lot of demand for frontage on our main street. It’s a strong retail district.” Hanson pointed out that between Chamber and Main Street, there is some kind of event to draw people downtown every month of the year. Such events give both residents and visitors a chance to visit Genoa businesses they have never patronized before, she said, pointing to the chamber’s Christmas event, Celebrate the Season, as an example. “Every single restaurant was packed. Every store had shoppers. The library had over 300 people come through to see their storytellers,” she said. “We had so much going on that night for families to do, and it was all free.” “There’s always some debate over whether you should charge for things like carriage rides,” Hanson continued. “But we want to keep it free for families. Take your money into the stores and shop and support our local businesses.” Nielsen acknowledged the support local businesses get from Genoa residents, but observed her shop sees a lot of out-of-town business, as well. Downtown events and unique

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“Genoa has established a reputation of being entrepreneur-friendly and a place where things are happening,” Genoa Main Street Executive Director Mim Evans said. “The attitude everybody has is, ‘We’re going to make things work here.’” Hanson agreed, saying cooperation between the chamber, Main Street, the city, non-profit organizations and, importantly, local shoppers creates a unique atmosphere in Genoa. “There is a level of cooperation and unity that just runs through this town,” she said. “It’s incredible. You can just feel it.”

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Agent 318 W. Main Street, Genoa, IL 60135 800 962 4971 Off. 815 784 3337

24 Hour Good Neighbor Service® Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce

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1-877-522-3521 401 W. Main, Kirkland • 1-815-522-3521



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Membership Directory

3 Roses Realty

Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell

Everything Floral

4-C Community Coordinated Child Care

Cooper-Quiram Funeral Home

Family Service Agency of DeKalb Co

Cougar Media Music

Found It Gallery & Design Center

Country Insurance & Financial Service

Genesis Works, LLC

Crossroads Community Church

Genoa Animal Hospital

220 Stearn Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-690-2843 155 N. Third St. Suite 300 • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-8149 •

Action Automotive

540 Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4330

Alan Browne Chevrolet

700 Pearson Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2511 •

All Natural Chiropractic

405 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4455


2740 E. Main St. • St. Charles, IL 60174 630-247-9530 •

American Cancer Society

143 First St. • Batavia, IL 60510 630-879-9009 •

American Family Insurance

119 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5554 •

Balance Chiropractic & Wellness 815 E. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4346 •

Banner Up Signs

1170E State St. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-899-9211 •

Beacon Counseling, LLC

12109 Ellwood Greens Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2362 •

Becker Law Office

213 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2695

Ben Gordon Center

12 Health Services Dr. • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-4875 •

Benzinger Printing

673 Park Ave. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6560 •

Book of Numbers

511 W. Main St., Ste. 2 • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3410 •

Century 21 New Heritage II

120 West Oak Knoll Dr. • Hampshire, IL 60140 815-683-2000

Citizens First National Bank

327 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5101 •

City of Genoa

333 E. First St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2327 •

Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce

511 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4582 • 202 Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-895-6589 •

113 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135  815-784-2344 • 14 Health Services Dr. • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-8616 •

400 W. Railroad St. • Kingston, IL 60145 815-762-5833 • 305 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6688

1306 Secretariat Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-274-3426 •

107 N. Monroe • Genoa, IL 60135 815-501-2375 • 701 Pearson Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3712 • 703 Pearson Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6109 •

Culligan Water Conditioning

Genoa Auto Parts - Napa

Daily Chronicle

Genoa Automotive Repair


Genoa Community Women’s Club

421 N. California St. Suite 200 • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-2711 •

318 Genoa St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-761-0515

DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Genoa Liquors

830 S. 4th St. • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-474-5654

330 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4300

1586 Barber Greene Rd. • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-4841 •

111 S. 2nd St. Suite 202 • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-1336 •

119 N. Emmett St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3366 •

540 E. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-9780 •

Genoa Main Street

327 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6961 •

Deborah L Ullrich & Associates 502 E. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-787-0321

Genoa Motors

DeKalb County Community Foundation

231 Sycamore Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2600 •

DeKalb Illinois Worknet Center

Genoa Public Library 232 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2627 •

2600 DeKalb Ave. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-5383 • 1701 E. Lincoln Hwy. • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-4893 • 619 E. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5166

Genoa Veterans Home

Edward Jones - Josh Kubiak

308 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3734 • 330 Grove St. • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-6550 • 201 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3744 • 438 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 630-816-5790 • 101 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-9898 •

Genoa-Kingston CUSD #424

Genoa-Kingston Fire Department

Embroidery Sew Into It


311 S. Washington St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5967 980 Park Ave. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6222 •

Eldercare Services

Erica Scalf Photography

Genoa Township Park District

400 E. Second St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5612 •

Dr. Don Miller Dentistry

317 Railroad • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3412

Genoa-Kingston United Way

P.O. Box 5 • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6282 •

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County 2300 Sycamore Rd. #44 • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-5055 •


Hill’s Tap

Northern Rehabiliation

State Farm - Jack Godde

Illinois Community Credit Union

Olympic Chiropractic

State Senator Christine Johnson

1680 Mediterranean Dr. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-899-6061 •

1101 DeKalb Ave. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-6318

Installation Services, Inc.

Pete’s Castle/Marathon

Super Wash Car Wash

10406 Cherry Valley Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5133 •

104 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4060

360 Sycamore Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4386

James Mechanical

Prairie State Winery

Sycamore Park District

14059 N. Birch Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2055

217 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4540 •

940 E. State St. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-3884 •

Jeffrey Caron Optometry

Prairie View Dental


318 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6480

115 W. Peace Rd. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-6100

1626 DeKalb Ave. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-899-4600 •

John Acardo - DeKalb Co. Clerk

R Hansel & Son Company

221 N. Sycamore • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5500

The Corner Cobbler

110 E. Sycamore St. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-7146 •

Karlsbad Tavern

ReMax Classic

413 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6336

514 E. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2800 •

Kasallis Mobile Maintenance

Resource Bank

Tobinson’s Ace Hardware

310 Hwy 23 • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-8301 •

361 Sycamore Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6004

Richard Hoffman Development

Trinity Lutheran Church

535 Babson Rd. • Monroe Center, IL 61052 815-522-3255 •

33930 N. State Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2522 •

S & A Maintenance

Unlimited Performance

610 W. Second St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-8416 •

599 Pearson Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2100 •

Sandusky & Son, Inc.

US Post Office

P.O. Box 218 • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-9300

705 Pearson Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3349

Scheflow Engineers

Victoria’s Crossing

1814 Grandstand Place • Elgin, IL 60123 847-697-7095 •

220 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2868 •

319 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5982 501 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6041 •

710 Redwood Ct. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-751-6042

Kishwaukee Education Consortium (KEC) P.O. Box 263 • Malta, IL 60150 815-825-2000 •

Ken Spears Construction

2759 Wagner Ct., Suite D • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-9779 •

Kingston Mutual Insurance Company 420 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5657

Kishwaukee College

2193 S. Malta Rd. • Malta, IL 60150 815-825-2086 •

540 E. Main St., Suite 5 • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6417 •

318 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3337

404 W. Railroad St. • Kingston, IL 60145 815-784-4452

Theisen Roofing 1122 Pleasant St., P.O. Box 641 • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-8998 •

One Kish Hospital Drive • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-1521 ext 153520 •

Service Concepts

Visiting Angels

404 S. Centre Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4100 •

630 Plaza Dr. Suite #1 • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-0200

Kishwaukee Corporate Health

Service Master Restoration

Voluntary Action Center

Kishwaukee Community Hospital

1740 Mediterranean Dr. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-784-4882 •

KishHealth Physician Group

599 Pearson Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2100

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society 622 Park Ave. • Genoa, IL 60135

Knights of Columbus

23479 Airport Rd. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-754-5500

1606 Bethany Rd. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-758-3932

Servpro of DeKalb County

32653 Five Points Rd. • Kingston, IL 60145 815-784-5141 •

515 5th Ave. • Rochelle, IL 61068 815-758-3900

Seyller’s Tuckpointing & Masonry

Walcamp Outdoor Ministries

Walnut Street Daycare

201 Walnut St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2223 •

32044 New Labanon Rd. • Hampshire, IL 60140 847-683-2236

P.O. Box 158 • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3724 •


Shipley Construction

P.O. Box 363 • DeKalb, IL 60115 815-517-1525 •

33551 W. Pine Circle • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6309

13874 Derby Line Rd. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3411

Lynn’s Carpet Cleaning

Slater-Butala Funeral Home

809 Aspen Way • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2923 •

P.O. Box 271 • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-3385 •

132 W. Main • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-5191 •

MCR Framing/Cattywampus

Slingerland & Associates

228 W. Main • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-9595

114 W. State St. • Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-5141 •

National Bank & Trust

Speciality Gifts by Brenda

601 Pearson Dr. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-2004 •


133 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-4964 •

Web Girl Consulting

WK Landscape & Garden Center

Wolff & Jeske, LLC

502 E. Main St. • Genoa, IL 60135 815-784-6547

Quality service in the DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa and Rochelle area since 1971.

• Shingle roofS • Tear-offS • re-roofS • roof repairS • CuSTom 5” & 6” aluminum SeamleSS guTTerS manufaCTured on The job SiTe • available in over 20 ColorS • aluminum SoffiTS and faSCia’S

free estimates

(815)758-8998 1122 Pleasant st. • DeKalb Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce


I look forward to meeting the people in Genoa and surrounding areas and developing relationships over the years.

Welcome to Genoa

Dr. Christine Weis Family Practice

Kishwaukee Community Hospital welcomes Christine Weis to the medical staff and to the newly formed KishHealth Physician Group. Dr. Weis is a family medicine physician who cares for newborns to seniors and works to form partnerships with her patients to optimize their care. To make an appointment for you or a family member call



A broad range of insurance providers are accepted, and KishHealth Physician Group will see all patients, including those on Medicare, Medicaid and patients without insurance.

Learn more about Dr. Weis and view her video profile at

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