Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

JoAnn Chumley: All Occasions Flowers & Gifts

JoAnn Chumley: All Occasions Flowers & Gifts

“I started this business and it’s grown so much, even though I don’t have a college education. You have to work to get where you want to go."

Ken Jarosch: Jarosch Bakery

Ken Jarosch: Jarosch Bakery

“People should know [that] nobody appreciates the small businesses until they’re gone."