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Wes WoodellThe Collinsville Triad Maryville & Highland CEO Program: A Foundation for Future EntrepreneursMay. 1st, 2024

The Collinsville Triad Maryville & Highland CEO Program: A Foundation for Future Entrepreneurs

Discovering Future Business Leaders at the CEO Trade Show in Collinsville On a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the Old Herald Brewery & Distillery in Collinsville, the future of business and entrepreneurship was vibrant and palpable. The venue played host to the annual trade show of the Collinsville Tria…
Elyssa at WhirLocalExploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own CityMar. 12th, 2024

Exploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own City

In the hustle and routine of daily life, it's easy to overlook the beauty and uniqueness of the cities we live in. Becoming a "tourist" in your own town is not just a way to break the monotony, but also a great opportunity to support local businesses and discover new-to-you places. Here are a few tips for "rediscoveri…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThe Mental Benefits of Learning Another LanguageDec. 9th, 2023

The Mental Benefits of Learning Another Language

Did you know that December is "Learn a Foreign Language Month"? What better time to dive into a new language? Whether you're a seasoned polyglot or just starting your linguistic journey, understanding how learning another language can benefit your brain is truly fascinating. Cognitive Enhancement Learning a new …
Elyssa at WhirLocalChoose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping SeasonNov. 22nd, 2023

Choose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping Season

As the holiday season approaches, consumers are bombarded with endless Black Friday deals. During these high-profile shopping days, when big box retailers and online giants often dominate the market with massive sales and promotions, choosing to shop at small and local businesses can make a big difference. While Small…
Airiel WoodellThis Weekend in Collinsville - Triad 4/12-4/14Apr. 11th, 2024

This Weekend in Collinsville - Triad 4/12-4/14

Know of upcoming events in Collinsville, Maryville, Troy, Marine and St. Jacob that should be included in Whirlocal Collinsville- Triad?  Email: [email protected] Goosebumps the Musical Where: Collinsville High School 2201 S Morrison Ave, Collinsville, IL Dates: Thursday 4/11- Saturday 4/13 a…
Elyssa at WhirLocalBeyond Solo Reading: Perks of Book Clubs and How to Start Your OwnOct. 7th, 2023

Beyond Solo Reading: Perks of Book Clubs and How to Start Your Own

If you like to read, you likely enjoy those cozy solo moments when you get to be fully immersed in a new book. But when the book is over, you might have further questions or feel the urge to talk about what you've just read. Starting or joining a book club can transform your reading experience into a social and insigh…
Elyssa at WhirLocal7 Fun Water-Based Summer Activities for KidsJul. 25th, 2023

7 Fun Water-Based Summer Activities for Kids

When summer temperatures soar, finding ways to keep kids cool and entertained becomes essential. Don't worry; we've got you covered! These seven exciting water-based summer activities will ensure your kids (or any big kids at heart) stay cool and have a blast all season long. Water Balloon Frenzy A water balloon…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWays to Support Local Artists and the ArtsSep. 10th, 2022

Ways to Support Local Artists and the Arts

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding “YES!” we have five ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits i…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift StoreApr. 7th, 2022

3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift Store

Spring cleaning season is among us, which means it's time to figure out what to do with your unwanted items. Instead of letting your items pile up in storage or be thrown away, you should consider donating them to a local thrift store. If your items are desirable and still in good condition, there are many benefits to…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your AreaSep. 18th, 2021

4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your Area

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding "YES!" we have four ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits in yo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Family-Friendly Fall ActivitiesSep. 7th, 2021

3 Family-Friendly Fall Activities

Have you seen the leaves changing? Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes cooler weather, the return of school for some, and fun seasonal activities. Looking for family-friendly fall activities to do this season? Look no further! Here are a few of our favorite ideas. 1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch Going to …
Elyssa at WhirLocal10 Must-Haves for Day HikesAug. 10th, 2021

10 Must-Haves for Day Hikes

Day hiking is an excellent way to get outside and enjoy nature. It can also be a great opportunity to exercise, explore new hiking trails, and spend time with friends or family. If you are planning a day hike soon, we've compiled a list of 10 must-haves that will make all the difference! 1. Good Shoes or Hiking Boo…

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