This Week in Springfield – Issue 100-34

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Illinois Retail Merchants Association

This is retail. We are immensely proud of this IRMA member, and so many great Illinois retailers, for supporting our nation's heroes!

Team Depot
With every nail, with every brushstroke, we #CHOOSETOSERVE our nation's heroes.

This Veterans Day, we honor and thank all who sacrificed to protect our freedoms.
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We're kicking off this Monday morning with a motivational video and reposting the 2018 Illinois Retailer of the Year video. "Work hard and be into it." #MondayMotivation #LetsDoThis #ThisIsRetailyoutube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Illinois retailers are some of the best! Check out this IRMA member's neat history. Platt Hill Nursery is still family owned after over 120 years!We've shared this before, but it's such a cool story.

The Story of our Roots: David Hill was a Scotsman commissioned by the (Royal?) Botanic garden in England to come to the United States in search of new and useful plant material in the “New Country.”
On his quest he came to Dundee in search of William Hill a farmer with an Orchard in Dundee, Illinois.
David arrived in town on horseback and was witness to young lady in a runaway horse and carriage. Being a gentleman he helped out, reining in the runaway. The young lady, being grateful, invited him to her father’s house for lunch. Her father turned out to be William Hill. They took to talking of trees, however, during his several day visit David received word from the Botanic Garden that they had run out of money, that he was on his own and “Good Luck”.
William and David got along very well, however, David got along even better with the daughter and wound up marrying her. William allowed David the use of some of his land for growing evergreens and thus was born “D. Hill Nursery”.
The main market for the evergreens was the plains states Farm and ranch lands that planted the evergreens for windbreak and livestock protection. There was also a small but growing market in the Chicago area for evergreens for residential and commercial ornamental use.
David Hill was Platt’s great grandfather and created the legacy of what is now Platt Hill Nursery. The nursery is still family owned after over 120 years.
Photo above is Platt Hill owner of Platt Hill Nursery
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Welcoming a great IRMA member to the South Side of Chicago just in time for holiday shopping! - at @oldnavy ... See MoreSee Less

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