A new internet sequence aims to shine a spotlight on everything the Village of Dundee has to provide.
The initial episode of Explore Dundee was unveiled on the village’s formal Fb web site past 7 days. New episodes of the collection – which is hosted by Village President Andrea Hickey – will strike the village Facebook webpage on a biweekly basis by means of August, just before going to a every month release schedule in September.
Hickey stated that the plan for a business highlight world-wide-web collection is some thing that predates her time as village president. But she saw means to enhance upon the authentic strategy.
“I needed to have them be additional of an informal job interview, and I explained I wouldn’t thoughts accomplishing it, I wanted to go out to talk to enterprise owners and I might be honored if I could operate with this,” Hickey mentioned. “Village Manager Dave Uhl was like ‘Yeah, of course. You would be the great person to do it with your place as village president.’ So I went in advance and ran with it.”
One particular of the adjustments Hickey has produced is getting absent from concentrating entirely on neighborhood businesses. Two approaching episodes will element the Dundee Region Senior Citizen Center and its Foods on Wheels method.
“I failed to want (the series) to just be about firms,” Hickey claimed. “I feel like Dundee has a whole lot to present, and I wished to showcase all the superior factors we have in Dundee… The intention is to display folks what we have, what we are about, possibly arrive at new people today who want to stop by for the working day or possibly men and women who want to appear live here. Just get the term out about what we have likely on.”
The very first episode of Uncover Dundee focuses on two nearby firms that are modern additions to the village’s choices: Kindred in Dundee, a women’s garments boutique, and Cilantro, a Mexican restaurant.
Located in the exact same making on the 300 block of E. Monroe St., the businesses are owned by the partner and spouse team of Miguel and Jennifer Angel. The couple moved Jennifer’s boutique to Dundee from Trenton when Miguel opened Cilantro several months back, during the top of the pandemic.
Stop by the Village of Dundee Fb website page and check out the very first episode of Explore Dundee to hear the relaxation of the Angels’ tale.
“Since they are such a wonderful crew, I wished to do them with each other,” Hickey explained. “They’re these energetic, personable individuals, and I realized that it would be a superior initially video to get beneath my belt for absolutely sure. They’re just so easy to function with and talk to.”
Hickey added that her favored portion about operating with the Angels was listening to the story of how they fell in appreciate with Dundee.
“I personally have lived here my total life,” Hickey explained. “I believe I have a unique point of view on Dundee. I suppose I have a vestige desire… My reasoning for getting below is that this has just normally been dwelling, so I like to hear stories about why people today arrive to Dundee to make it their residence. I beloved the discussion that the a few of us experienced about why they selected to occur to Dundee and deliver their organizations listed here…”
Hickey welcomes regional firms or businesses to volunteer by themselves as subjects for future Find Dundee movies. She said they can achieve out to her directly, or get hold of the village office if they’d like to be regarded.
“I am Ok not seeking everybody out,” Hickey claimed. “If there is somebody who is definitely seeking to do just one, I am open up to it.”
For a lot more details about Cilantro or Kindred in Dundee, visit their respective Fb web pages.