IECC SBDC Successful Businesses
Witt's Smokehouse & Deli
Witt's Smokehouse & Deli Website
After building a formidable catering business in the Effingham, Illinois area known as Unique Country Catering, Kathy Witkowski was ready to pursue her dream of expanding into a full service facility. She called on the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges for assistance with her business plan, financial forecasting and loan packaging.
The result was the opening of Witt’s Smokehouse and Deli in May of 2007. Witt’s is a 5,000 square foot, state of the art, facility located on Rte. 33 west of Effingham. It is now the center of operations for Unique Country Catering, Pappy Ledeaux’s Barbeque sauce and Witt’s Smokehouse and Deli.
Click on the web link below to visit Kathy or stop by in person to experience some of the finest home cooked cuisine this land has to offer. Whether you plan to eat in, take home or have it served to your special group anywhere, Witt’s has what you are looking for.
Lidy Graphics' Website
Chad Lidy came to the Illinois Small Business Development Center in September of 2006 for assistance in determining the feasibility of a real estate acquisition and loan assistance.
Lidy Graphics, which was started in Chad Lidy’s home, is owned and operated by Chad Lidy and has been in business since June 2004. Chad got his start in race car and trailer lettering but has since expanded into commercial signage and fleet graphics.
In May of 2007, Lidy Graphics added new digital printing equipment and in the spring of 2008, Lidy Graphics moved into a larger facility. Lidy Graphics has a nationwide customer base, with same day shipping. Lidy Graphics is located in rural Dieterich, Illinois, serving the Effingham County area, and is within a few miles of Interstates 57 and 70. Click the link below to visit the website.