ROCHELLE — On Friday, the Magnificence Bar, a salon at 310 N. Essential St., celebrated its third anniversary and joined the Rochelle Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
One of many house owners of the enterprise, Diana Valdez, mentioned lots of Friday’s attendees have been with the enterprise since its early days as they labored exterior of their houses and kitchens.
“We by no means imagined being right here at present or successful Better of Ogle County for the second yr in a row,” Valdez mentioned. “We’ve got gained a complete of 5 awards this yr. We would not be the place we’re at present with out our household, mates and all of our lovely friends right here on the Magnificence Bar. Thanks to our wonderful salon household. We have gone from three to now seven and we could not be happier.”
Room Operations Supervisor Tricia Herrera spoke on the ribbon-cutting ceremony and welcomed Magnificence Bar to the room and celebration of their new constructing.
“Welcome to the room,” Herrera mentioned. “We all the time hear about your wonderful workforce and the wonderful bridal workforce you may have. What you may have carried out with this constructing is gorgeous. It all the time seems good. That is lots of enjoyable, and we love that addition to our downtown. We’re right here for you and now we’re your associate. We’re all the time excited when companies be a part of us, however we’re all the time excited when it is younger entrepreneurs. And we have had lots of them these days. We need to rejoice that.”
Rochelle Mayor John Bearrows spoke on behalf of town on the occasion Friday and let the house owners know they’ve new companions within the metropolis and room. He talked about the pandemic and the group’s efforts in the neighborhood to get companies again to the place they’re at present.
Bearrows mentioned he was blissful to discover a parking area downtown on his technique to the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday and that the busy occasion and downtown site visitors inspired him.
“We have been very fortunate,” Bearrows mentioned. “I might additionally say that we’re dedicated as a metropolis to offering companies with extra parking. We’re closing lots of land in a number of weeks, it will be changed into one other metropolis parking zone and that is going to be nice for the downtown space. It is humbling to have the ability to come down right here and see downtown. We have carried out lots of ribbon slicing and groundbreaking work over the previous few years. We’re all right here for you. We’re glad you are in Rochelle and we’re glad you selected to do enterprise right here.”