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pexels moose photos 1036622DANVILLE - In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is encouraging residents to nominate local female business owners to recognize for their leadership and service to residents.

“October is a month to celebrate and applaud the contributions and successes of female entrepreneurs,” Bennett said. “I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the talented, dedicated and driven women that help make our community great.”

Nominations can be submitted to Sen. Bennett’s office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and providing a name, business title and reason for recognition.

As part of National Women’s Small Business Month, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is hosting a series of webinars specifically targeted to female small business owners to offer support and resources for success. For more information, visit DCEO’s website.

“Our small businesses are critical to our economy, and during this pandemic we have seen them hurting,” Bennett said. “With the holiday season fast approaching, I am encouraging everyone to support local businesses this year by purchasing gift cards, referring friends and engaging on social media.”