A new website collection aims to shine a spotlight on anything the Village of Dundee has to present.
The first episode of Find out Dundee was launched on the village’s official Fb site last 7 days. New episodes of the series – which is hosted by Village President Andrea Hickey – will strike the village Fb web site on a biweekly foundation via August, in advance of going to a month to month release schedule in September.
Hickey defined that the notion for a organization spotlight internet collection is one thing that predates her time as village president. But she saw approaches to enhance on the primary principle.
“I needed to have them be much more of an informal interview, and I reported I would not head performing it, I needed to go out to discuss to enterprise homeowners and I’d be honored if I could run with this,” Hickey stated. “Village Manager Dave Uhl was like ‘Yeah, of program. You would be the best individual to do it with your place as village president.’ So I went forward and ran with it.”
Just one of the alterations Hickey has created is finding absent from focusing only on nearby businesses. Two upcoming episodes will aspect the Dundee Area Senior Citizen Center and its Meals on Wheels software.
“I did not want (the sequence) to just be about enterprises,” Hickey claimed. “I really feel like Dundee has a great deal to offer, and I needed to showcase all the superior items we have in Dundee… The objective is to demonstrate persons what we have, what we are about, it’s possible attain new individuals who want to stop by for the working day or it’s possible persons who want to come are living below. Just get the term out about what we have going on.”
The 1st episode of Find out Dundee focuses on two community companies that are modern additions to the village’s offerings: Kindred in Dundee, a women’s garments boutique, and Cilantro, a Mexican restaurant.
Positioned in the identical developing on the 300 block of E. Monroe St., the firms are owned by the spouse and spouse team of Miguel and Jennifer Angel. The couple moved Jennifer’s boutique to Dundee from Trenton when Miguel opened Cilantro quite a few months in the past, during the peak of the pandemic.
Take a look at the Village of Dundee Facebook web page and look at the very first episode of Find Dundee to listen to the rest of the Angels’ story.
“Because they are such a great group, I wished to do them jointly,” Hickey said. “They are these kinds of lively, personable persons, and I realized that it would be a very good initial video clip to get below my belt for certain. They are just so easy to do the job with and discuss to.”
Hickey additional that her favored aspect about doing work with the Angels was listening to the story of how they fell in really like with Dundee.
“I personally have lived right here my complete lifestyle,” Hickey said. “I think I have a different perspective on Dundee. I suppose I have a vestige curiosity… My reasoning for currently being listed here is that this has just normally been dwelling, so I like to listen to tales about why persons arrive to Dundee to make it their dwelling. I loved the discussion that the 3 of us experienced about why they chose to occur to Dundee and carry their companies right here…”
Hickey welcomes regional firms or organizations to volunteer on their own as topics for foreseeable future Find Dundee films. She explained they can access out to her instantly, or call the village business if they’d like to be thought of.
“I’m Alright not seeking everybody out,” Hickey claimed. “If there is another person who is truly wanting to do one, I am open to it.”
For much more info about Cilantro or Kindred in Dundee, check out their respective Fb web pages.