#SaukValleyStrong Campaign

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, 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, the Sauk Valley Strong T-shirt Campaign began.

While shirt sales are now closed, your shirt will still garner benefits for the remainder of 2020.

Over 600 shirts were sold and ALL of the proceeds raised are being used to support our small businesses in the Sauk Valley. 

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 to support this project as a Sauk Valley Resident?

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.

A huge Thank you goes out to the small businesses of the Sauk Valley who have partnered with us in this campaign. Wear your Stronger Together t-shirt when out and about.  Visit our supporting partners, take a selfie, share it out on social media to show your support, check-in and use the #SaukValleyStrong hashtag. Our partner businesses are offering a variety of discounts and offers to thank you for your support!

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

Live Better Chiropractic – Your choice of gift cards to local businesses!

Bushel Basket Candle Co., Inc. – 25% Off all Bushel Basket Candle Co. candles, tarts and room sprays.  Proudly made in Sterling since 2001!

Sterling Theater – $5 Buckets of Popcorn

YWCA of the Sauk Valley – TBD

The Cooler – $1 off your first drink

Merle Norman – 10% discount with your shirt worn; take your photo with their “Wings of Hope” Butterfly Mural.

PMIA, Inc. (Mattox Insurance) – be entered to win our monthly drawing for $100 in gift certificates from your choice of small, local businesses (or a donation to charity/organization of your choosing).

7:24 Fitness on the Rock – 10% off a 12 month membership

Select Employees Credit Union

Allstate Insurance, Tina Rajnowski – Gift Card to local business with your insurance quote

SBM Business Equipment Center – Free Gift with Purchase: Inspirational Word Block Art

Muddy Paws – 10% off all grooming services over $20

Destinations Travel Services – Gift Certificates toward travel packages booked with Destinations

Bartini’s – $1 off your first drink

Champs on Light Street

Rockin’ Nutrition & Wellness – $1 off when you wear your shirt

Bella Vita Hair Design – Share your selfie and get 10% off your retail purchase

Selmi’s Flower Shop – 10% off your purchase

Country Financial, Rock Falls Agency – Free entry to our monthly drawing for a home/auto/life/business quote and a $10 donation to the charity of your choice

Wilcox Construction – TBA

Hootie’s Designs – 10% Off

McKenna’s Floor Coverings – TBA

Wally’s PLAYce – TBA

Total Construction Services, TCS – $250 off your home improvement project of $1500 or more.

Somkit – 1/2 off Saturday Lunch Buffet when wearing your shirt, dine-in only.

Never Forget You / Sterling Flex Office – 20% discounts

UOI Boutique – 10% Off

Beach Gal Travels – Receive a FREE gift certificate to a local business with each new booking.

Grummert’s Hardware – 10% Discount

Fun Jump – $1 off admission

Paper Escape – 10% Discount

Basil Tree Restaurant – 10% off total bill

Curate Kitchen – FREE 12 oz. coffee, ice tea or fountain drink

Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA – Free YMCA Lanyard

Coffee Crush – Free brewed coffee, iced tea or Italian Soda

Books on First – Free latte

Central Park Yoga – 10% Off any Class Package Purchase

The Spa at Central Park – 10% Off

Flowers Etc.  – 10% Discount

Food Fitness You – Free Smoothie Bomb w/ $12 Purchase

Sterling Family Moose Center – 10% Discount on Friday or Saturday night dinners

Happy Tails Humane Society – 15% off any Dog Surgery

Trinity Insurance – TBD

JW’s 3rd Base – $1 Off a Large Pizza

You in Photos by Nanc – $25 Off a photographer gift certificate of $100 good towards any type of photo session

Hair Gallery – 10% off Products

Slim-N-Hank’s Auto Body Shop– TBA

Stone Bridge Running, LLC – With the purchase of a $25 gift card, receive an additional $5.

B’lush Salon – $10 off service when you share your selfie in front of the Salon.

Pam’s Hallmark – 10% off your total purchase

Chakra Tree Crystals – 10% your purchase

Thank you for your support!