Illinois has entered Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan. Under these new guidelines we are inching closer to being fully open.
What does this mean for Freeburg?
Restaurants are now able to allow indoor dining at 25% capacity in addition to the outdoor accommodations that several of our members have had available. This is a welcome change for all restaurants, particularly those who have been unable to provide outdoor seating.
Gatherings of less than 50 people are also being permitted, provided that social distancing is being practiced. The Freeburg Chamber of Commerce will make a decision soon about when to restart in-person meetings.
Our meetings have been on hiatus during the lockdown, with the Chamber Board of Directors meeting via Zoom. This has unfortunately forced us to cancel and/or postpone several events, including the annual FCC/Freeburg Rotary BBQ and the Chamber Pool Night.
With our member businesses and Village Pool now open for business with restrictions, please come out and support our community. Stay safe, please follow any safety guidelines that businesses ask of you when visiting their establishments. Shop small, shop local, and shop Freeburg.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all so far. As a community, it’s time to rally together. In light of the “shelter in place” order by the Governor of Illinois,
Freeburg Country Mart
Freeburg Country Mart is offering no-contact grocery and ready meal pickup. The Village of Freeburg is also delivering groceries to those who need them. There will be a senior-only shopping hour from 7am-8am every day during this crisis. You can order online yourcountrymart.com or call (618) 539-3163.
Reifshneider’s Grill and Grape
Reifschneider’s is offering carryout curbside service. Call (618) 710-0200 to place an order.
Tequilas is offering carryout curbside service. Call (618) 539-9820 to place an order.
Valentine’s is offering carryout curbside service. Call (618) 539-9169 to place an order.
Dominoes is providing no-contact carryout and delivery options. Call (618) 710-0333 or visit dominos.com to place an order.
Freeburg McDonalds has the drive through open.
Freeburg Dairy Queen
Freeburg Dairy Queen will have their drive through open and curbside service can be ordered on the DQ app.
88 Chine has takeout available. You can order at 618-539-9898.
Freeburg Subway has an open drive through.
Please support these establishments as they attempt to cope with this pandemic. We are all in this together as a community. Consider purchasing gift cards for future use and please remember to tip your server. Stay safe and healthy!
Today is Small Business Saturday and it is much more than a name and certainly much more than a marketing gimmick. In a commerce season increasingly by big box store madness on Black Friday and online retailers getting a slice of the action on Cyber Monday, it is important that we have a day to recognize small business.
Small business has always been the backbone of American communities. These establishments serve the community, create jobs in the community, and pay taxes in the community. They are driven by your friends and your neighbors. Small business is the spitting image of the American dream; an avenue through which an individual can better their life and the life of their family and find freedom and success through hard work.
As you’re planning your holiday shopping, make sure to keep these pillars of your community in mind. Before you click and shop, give your community a chance for gifts, or for groceries for a holiday meal.
Freeburg has many great businesses that depend on your support. The Freeburg Chamber of Commerce implores you to visit our member establishments and keep your holiday funds following through the community, Every dollar you spend helps to keep your community strong.
If you are a member of the Freeburg business community, please consider joining the Freeburg Chamber of Commerce. You can learn more about our membership benefits here, and become a member here.
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The annual Freeburg Community Yard Sale will be Saturday, September 14. The Community Yard Sale is a chance for community members to clean out the house, raise a few bucks, and welcome shoppers to our community.
Maps with homes participating in the yard sale will be available at Citizens Bank, Midland States Bank, Regions Bank, Ace Hardware, Country Mart, Gary’s Restaurant, and The Freeburg Tribune. The maps will include addresses and a list of available items. Maps will be available September 12.
To be on the map, please send your address and a list of items available to email@example.com. You can also message us on Facebook or Twitter to be included on the map. If your home is out of town, you can reserve a space at the Freeburg Marketplace.
Freeburg Country Mart will also be holding a Fall Festival that day with food available in their parking lot at the Freeburg Marketplace. Sign up before September 10 to be on the map and be eligible to win Freeburg Chamber gift cards!