Business of the Month

July, 2019
Business: Mary K Gottman Embroidery
Owner/Operator: Mary Gottman

Congratulations to Mary Gottman owner of Mary K. Gottman Embroidery, here is Mary being presented Business of the Month by the Winnebago Area Chamber of Commerce for the Month of July!

Mary Gottman is the owner of Mary K. Gottman Embroidery. Mary and her husband moved to thier current address twenty-five years ago while all of her children went to school in Winnebago, IL. Mary Gottman started her business in 2004 when she purchased her first commercial embroidery machine, at this time she was only doing embroidery and clothing alterations. In 2011, she purchased three more commercial embroidery machines, a vinyl cutter, and a heat press from the previous business in Winnebago. Mary decoration offerings are embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, rhinestones, vinyl decals, sublimation, patches and recently she added glitter spangle decoration. Along with all the machines, she has a lot of business coming in from Winnebago. Mary has enjoyed servicing the Winnebago School District but in the last two and a half years she has started receiving work from other areas. Mary’s goal is to grow her business and eventually she would like to hire outside help to give her more time for designing. When she is not working in her business, she enjoys gardening/yard work and reading, along with one day a week she babysit her beautiful 3-year-old granddaughter!

Jill Gettle ; Mary Gottman

June, 2019
Business: Cimino’s, Winnebago
Owner/Operator: Vince Cimino

Congratulations to Vince Cimino owner of Cimino’s in Winnebago, here is Vince being presented Business of the Month by the Winnebago Area Chamber of Commerce for the Month of June! Cimino’s has been family owned and operated since the early 70’s, by Frank Cimino. Vince has grown up in the restaurant industry, and is where he is today because he has a passion for what he does. Stop by Cimino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria to experience the incredible flavor of their pizzas, sandwiches, fresh salads, pasta dishes, and desserts. Did you know Cimino’s has recently started selling draft beer, and is working on serving a full bar!
Jill Gettle ; Vince Cimino

May, 2019
Business: The Post, Winnebago
Owner/Operator: Tom and Michele McDonald

Congratulations to Tom and Michele McDonald owner of The Post here in Winnebago, here is Heather Roach (Bartender at The Post) being presented Business of the Month by the Winnebago Area Chamber of Commerce for the Month of May! The Post Sports Bar & Grill, located at 119 South Benton Street, Winnebago, IL opened March 2019. They are the first bar in over 100 years to serve beer and cocktails in the downtown district. The Post is owned/operated by Tom and Michele McDonald. Offering a full menu with a variety of burgers, wings, tacos, Irish Nachos, onion rings and specials coming soon. There is a full bar with six beers on tap, seven big screen TV’s to catch all of your favorite sports, darts, and a jukebox!
Jill Gettle ; Heather Roach

April, 2019
Business: Garden Arts, Winnebago
Owner/Operator: Shirley Crawford

Congratulations to Shirley Crawford owner of Garden Arts here in Winnebago, Shirley is being presented Business of the Month by the Winnebago Area Chamber of Commerce for the month of April! Shirley opened her doors on July 8th, 1989 and will be celebrating her 30 year anniversary this July bringing over 40 years of experience to the community. In almost 30 years Garden Arts has touched our lives somehow whether it being a special occasion, anniversary, birthday, wedding, funeral, or just because someone wanted to brighten up your day! You continuously see Garden Arts at community events from center pieces at the Awards Night Dinner held by the Chamber, or stopping in to a local business to drop off some of their fresh cut flowers. Needless to say that Shirley gives back to this community in more ways than can be counted. Congratulations again Shirley, and thank you for all you do!

Shirley Crawford ; Jill Gettle

March, 2019
Business: COUNTRY Financial
Owner/Operator: Erica Kielty

Congratulations to Erica Kielty with COUNTRY Financial Insurance, she is being presented Business of the Month by the Winnebago Area Chamber of Commerce for the month of March. Erica has recently taken over COUNTRY Financial here in Winnebago, in her short time here she has already done so much for the community. Stop in her office at, 102 N Elida Ste C today if you are in the market for Auto/Home/Life/Business/Retirement insurance!

Jill Gettle ; Erica Kielty