The Dwight Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1957 with offices situated at various location over the years until April 1989. The permanent office was opened in the newly renovated Express office next to the Depot. In July 1988, the Chamber again relocated in the Depot when the Dwight Village business offices moved to the new administration building on Prairie Avenue.
The Chamber operated with a President and a nine-person board with a part-time secretary. The Chamber represents the businesses of the area and also accepts associate members.
The annual Farmers Days in March is sponsored by the Chamber, along with the 4th of July celebration, many retail promotions and an outstanding Christmas promotion in the fall.
The newest project for the Chamber is the downtown promotion, with a gazebo in the offering.
Dwight is home for some 4,200 people and boasts three schools, seven parks, a swimming pool, nine churches, ten restaurants, three industries and two state facilities plus numerous businesses.
Daily operation of the village is managed by a Village Administrator, under the direction of a six-member Board of Trustees and a Village President.
The Village maintains a full-time police force and assists with the ambulance service.
Fire protection is provided by a volunteer force protecting an area of 100 square miles.
Also provided are water, sanitary sewage treatment and solid waste disposal systems. Ameritech, Northern Illinois Gas, Commonwealth Edison, and a cable company provide additional services.
Dwight has the good fortune of being located on three main highways in the area: Interstate I-55, State Route 17 and State Route 47.
Dwight also has railroad service provided by Southern Pacific Amtrak with four stops per day. Freight services are on both the Southern Pacific and the ConRail.
The community is also serviced by a local airport, Dwight Aero Service. National bus service and a local taxi service.
Dwight is an integral part of Livingston and Grundy Counties with a vigorous commercial, industrial and agricultural communities. Livingston county is tops in the nation in producing corn and soybeans and has the richest cropland in the world.
Several companies have located in the Dwight area, including the Dwight division of the R.R. Donnelly and Sons printing company.
Coils Inc. has a work force of over 250 people which manufacture electrical devices. Dekalb has a branch office of seed corn services.
Dwight offers convenient shopping for residents with clothing shops, floral shop, hardware, pharmacies, grocery, jewelry and gift shops, auto parts and office supplies. There is a choice of garages, auto dealers, repair shops, specialty shops, service shops and restaurants. Two motels and three banks are conveniently located.
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