Sauk Valley Strong TShirt Campaign

Local business owner Dr. Joe Schneiderbauer of Live Better Chiropractic recently approached Sterling Main Street and the three area Chambers: Dixon Area Chamber and Main Street, Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, and Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce with an idea to show our resilience and strength amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.  After several conference calls and Zoom meetings in a very short period of time, we are excited to share the project:  We Are Stronger Together T-shirt Campaign.

Using local t-shirt printing companies, we have created and will begin selling “We Are Stronger Together #SaukValleyStrong.” Shirts will be available in Youth size Small through Adult XL for $20; 2X-4X are $22.  After t-shirt costs are paid – we have not asked for donations in order to keep their staff working – remaining funds will be used to support our small businesses in the Sauk Valley. We guarantee that 100% of net proceeds will be reinvested to support our Sauk Valley small businesses.

On May 15th we announced our first round of Micro-grants to area small businesses.  Drawn at random from our Participating Businesses, 2 winners each from Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls were selected to receive a $500 mirco-grant from the funds we have raised.  Congratulations to The Spa at Central Park, UOI Boutique, JW’s 3rd Base, You in Photos by Nanc, Flowers, etc. and Basil Tree Ristorante!  Additional grants will be awarded after June 1st.

How can you help?

Become a participating business: 

First, help us in promoting the t-shirt sales by sharing the link to purchase the t-shirts and begin use of the hashtag #saukvalleystrong.

Next, when businesses reopen to the public, we ask that you offer a small discount or other small incentive to community members who wear the shirt into your place of business (i.e.- 10% discount of the purchase of meal, product, or service).

To sign up as a Participating Business click HERE

How to support this project as a Sauk Valley Resident?

Buy a t-shirt, share with friends and family; encourage them to buy a t-shirt.

Wear this t-shirt when out and about to show your support, take a selfie and post to your social media account.  Tag the small business you are supporting and use the hashtag  #saukvalleystrong.

T-shirt sales extended – Order NOW through May 30th!

When ordering you will be able to choose your pick-up town – Sterling, Rock Falls or Dixon and you will be notified with details on the pick-up process.

A 3rd round of orders is open and will continue to be accepted through May 30th.

Check out the deals you can take advantage of just by wearing your #SaukValleyStrong t-shirt HERE

This is a simple project, that could have a HUGE impact.  We are Sauk Valley Strong!

Order your shirts now using the form below!  Please note, payment will be processed via PayPal through Sterling Main Street.



Thank you for your support!