Posts tagged Small Business
Going Local: Clay Dooley Tire and Auto Service

Clay Dooley started his auto business, Clay Dooley Tire and Auto Service, in July 1917. In 1965, he incorporated the business and several employees owned a percentage of the company. Later, Vernon Trower would gain 100% ownership after Clay Dooley died in 1968. Today, Vernon’s sons, Brian, David, and Steve, and his daughter Ruth all work at the business and share joint ownership.

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Carlock Native Leaves Chicago to Sell Flowers in Bloomington

Three years ago, Meg McCormick didn’t know the first thing about floral design. Today it’s her greatest passion--and her full-time job.The Carlock native opened Vera & Buck Floral Studio and Farm at 320 N. Main St. in Downtown Bloomington last month. McCormick specializes in weddings and special events, which she says are the perfect ways to let her creativity run wild.

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