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With its own hospital, privately endowed public library, community college, exceptional park district, top-rated school district, historic downtown, businesses to service your needs and access to Fulton County’s expansive outdoor activities; Canton offers everything you need to live, raise a family, work, retire, learn, and play!

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The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!
The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!

We’re Settling in to our New Location Have you heard the news? The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) has moved their office location right in the heart of the city in beautiful downtown Canton. The Canton Chamber, along with SRPED used to be located in the […]

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Tribute Exhibit Remembering John Keets, Teen AIDS Activist
Tribute Exhibit Remembering John Keets, Teen AIDS Activist

Remembering Canton’s John Keets at the Museum. John Keets of Canton was only 15 years old when his family found out that he was HIV positive in August, 1989. Two weeks later he was diagnosed with AIDS. With the help of his mother, his biggest fan, John began to talk about HIV and AIDS to […]

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Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!
Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!

Vintage Nesbitt’s soda pop machine from Miller’s Bottling Works and the Canton Hotel There’s a new display at the Canton Area Heritage Center with ties to two former family-owned Canton businesses.  It’s a bright orange Nesbitt’s soda pop machine that dates back to the early 1940’s.  Nesbitt’s was known nationally throughout the 20th century for […]

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Chamber Awards Nomination Form
Chamber Awards Nomination Form

Nominations open for Citizen of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Educator of the Year. HOW DO YOU NOMINATE Download the nomination form, fill it out and return it to the Canton Chamber office by February 4th, 2022. Categories are: Business Person of the Year Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year […]

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Spoon River Partnership Annual Report
Spoon River Partnership Annual Report

48 N. Main St.Canton, IL 61520 Cole McDaniel Executive Director(309) 647-2677 Ext: 4cmcdaniel@cantonillinois.org Amanda WoodruffMarketing & Tourism Director(309) 647-2677 Ext: 3awoodruff@cantonillinois.org

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