Part of the rich history in Illinois is the businesses and organizations that have been around to see it, and the Illinois State Historical Society is recognizing those businesses. The organization is giving out centennial business certifications, and is asking people to submit their businesses.
Gwen Podeschi with the Illinois State Historical Society appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and says a centennial business doesn't need to be in the same family to be considered.
The ISHS does require proof of the businesses establishment, and is accepting several different types of proof.
For more information on being recognized as an Illinois Centennial business, contact the Illinois State Historical Society.