2021 VETERANS EXPO VENDOR LIST

MIDWEST SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

A non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency.

BRIDGES/ALTERNATIVES COMMUNITY CENTER

VA HOMELESS PROGRAM

Bridges is a senior community center that offers information, education, recreation programs and support for older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers.

VA and its partners are committed to identifying Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and putting them on the pathway to permanent housing.

ROAD HOME PROGRAM- RUSH

WOODLAND MEADOWS- ACRES OF PEACE- EQUINE THERAPY

LEASHES FOR LIVING

SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM- HINES VA

The Road Home Program provides mental health care and wellness to veterans of all eras, service members and their families at no cost and regardless of discharge status.

Proudly offering Veterans affected by PTSD a quiet retreat, free riding lessons and knowledge of horsecare.

A unique program that teaches Veterans and Persons with disabilities to train their own service dog. Through positive training techniques, the student/handler learns how to communicate with their canine partner. By teaching their dog special skills and manners, the student is capable of achieving an enhanced lifestyle.

If you are a family member or friend of a Veteran who’s having trouble adjusting to life at home, we can help. Through our national Coaching Into Care program, our licensed psychologists and social workers will talk with you by phone, free of charge, to help you find your way around the VA system and figure out the best way to help the Veteran you care about. All calls are confidential (private).

HUMANA INSURANCE

Humana Honor Plans are available to anyone eligible for Medicare, but are designed in a way that may complement the benefits a veteran receives through VA Healthcare.

NORTH CENTRAL AREA TRANSIT- NCAT

NCAT provides door-to-door, origin to destination public bus transportation for residents and guests of LaSalle County.

McCLEAN COUNTY NURSING HOME

We invite you to visit our home, take a tour, and see the services we have to offer for rehabilitation, short/long term care, hospice, or respite care. To arrange a visit, you can contact Sharon Bounds, the Admission Coordinator at (309) 888-5380.

HOME INSTEAD

From personal care to Alzheimer’s care to transportation, Home Instead services make life easier for seniors and their families. Your local office will match compassionate, reliable CAREGivers(SM) with each person’s personality and needs.

VETERANS HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION-

CHICAGO

With VA health care, you’re covered for regular checkups with your primary care provider and appointments with specialists (like cardiologists, gynecologists, and mental health providers). You can access Veterans health care services like home health and geriatric (elder) care, and you can get medical equipment, prosthetics, and prescriptions. Find out how to apply for and manage the health care benefits you've earned.

HINES VETERAN READINESS & EMPLOYMENT / CWT

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans and Servicemembers in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. 

CWT programs strive to maintain highly responsive long term quality relationships with business, government agencies, and industry promoting employment opportunities for Veterans with physical and mental health challenges.  

VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION-CHICAGO

Veterans benefits help Veterans and their families buy homes, earn degrees, start careers, stay healthy, and more.

HERITAGE WOODS-OTTAWA, IL

The company is dedicated to touching lives by providing dignified lifestyles that are enhanced by the values of love, compassion & dignity. The emphasis is on placing residents and their families first and helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

COMPASSUS HOSPICE-PERU, IL

Our goal is to provide meaningful and culturally appropriate care for patients and their families. Support includes emotional and spiritual support for everyone affected by a serious illness.

ADDUS HOMECARE 

Our caregivers provide quality in-home supportive services so you can remain in your home, comfortably and confidently.

IN-HOME CARE CONNECTION- PRINCETON, IL

The In-Home Care Connection team is made up of Nurses, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists, Medical Social Workers, Home Health Aides,  Caregivers and Client Care Managers who all have a passion for serving the disabled and senior citizens living in our communities.

IL VALLEY CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Provide independence to individuals with disabilities across the community, allowing them to connect, thrive, and make friends along the way. 

FOX VALLEY SENIOR SERVICES- SANDWICH, IL

Provides programs and services so seniors can live active, fulfilling and independent lives in the comfort of their own home.

BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TEAM- BEST

Business Employment Skills Team fuels the prosperity and productivity of business by delivering a well-trained and adaptable workforce.

CAPTEL PHONES

Qualify For A CapTel® No-Cost Phone & Never Miss The Treasured Moments Of Your Calls. Have Trouble Hearing Your Caller? Now You Can Read Captions Of Everything They Say. Touch-Screen Technology. Extra Large Font Sizes. Large Colorful Display.

OTTAWA SAVINGS BANK

At Ottawa Savings Bank we promise to provide you with service second to none. We have a rich history and a fresh approach to security so you can bank with confidence. We are your friends, your partner, your service provider – We are your neighborhood bank.

FurREAL HEROES

At Fur Real Heroes, we believe every service dog is a hero at heart. Our goal is to nurture the unique potential of every dog we train through an environment of love, care and targeted training that empowers them to thrive as skilled service dogs, so they can help adults and children with disabilities live more active and independent lives.

LASALLE COUNTY RECORDER OFFICE

The Honor Rewards program is a community service made available through your county’s land and public records office to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country. This program allows veterans in your community to sign-up to receive an Honor Rewards Card and use this ID Card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.

ALLENFORCE - VETANK

VETANK (Vet - Tank) is a program that provides a network of all-terrain chairs available to borrow for free by qualified veterans enabling independent participation in outdoor and adventure recreation. This program has also benefitted veterans in need of simple mobility assistance like attending a gravesite burial, enjoying a Veteran's Day activity on a hillside, and getting around local outdoor events that span large areas.

ZILIS

If you are looking for a product nearly guaranteed to stabilize your mood and get you back on the path to a pain-free life, Zilis UltraCell is the only CBD brand you should trust. 

FLOS ON PULASKI-

PERU, IL

The leading bar and grill serving La Salle, Princeton, Utica, Ottawa, Oglesby, Mendota, and surrounding areas. We offer prime rib, tacos, pork tenderloins, corned beef and cabbage, cocktails, draft beer, video gambling, catering, and much more. We love serving the community in our area and host frequent charity benefits.  (NO ALCOHOL WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT)

TACO GUZMAN- MENDOTA, IL

Authentic Mexican Tacos. Making your mouth watery and your stomach happy! Friendly environment. CATERING FOR ANY EVENT

CHAMPS SMOKIN BBQ- OSWEGO, IL

Champs Smokin BBQ the best BBQ in the area! Knock Out Flavor! Offering Catering, Events & Pop-Up Food Stand! You don’t want no smoke!! Owned and operated by Chris & Brooke both veterans of the US Army! 

AMERICAN LEGION-
POST 33

901 LaSalle Street Ottawa, Illinois 61350

(815) 433-1191

Our Post welcomes all Veterans of all Branches & Guests

AMVETS POST 30
 

901 LaSalle Street Ottawa, Illinois 61350

(815) 433-1191

Our Post welcomes all Veterans of all Branches & Guests

AM LEGION-AUXILIARY UNIT 33 

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

VFW AUXILIARY -

UNIT 2470

Since 1914, the VFW Auxiliary has united Americans from all walks of life with a common purpose: to improve the lives of veterans, service members and their families, and our communities. Our programs are designed to bring needed services, information and assistance to these target groups. See our programs and learn how you can join us and make a difference in the lives of veterans, service members and their families.

TAYLOR SERVICES LLC- OGLESBY, IL

STREATOR HOUSE OF JERKY

One stop shop for all your heating and cooling needs!

Veteran Owned Business- Oglesby, IL - (815) 326-3939

Located at 105N Armory Court Westgate Plaza in Streator, IL. I have been in the bait & tackle business since 1990 and now selling quality House of Jerky varieties! Proud to Support a Veteran Owned Companies.

EDWARD JONES- CHAD GILBRETH

Serving as an officer in the Army National Guard, I'm committed to serving my clients like I serve my Soldiers and nation; with professionalism, loyalty, respect and integrity. We regularly ship care packages overseas to support those deployed. It's an honor to have many clients who are veterans themselves.  We've made a nice home for ourselves in downtown La Salle and look to impact our community for years to come. From the local business associations to the American Legion, we're very involved in our local organizations. We truly want to see the Illinois Valley succeed and support it anyway that we can.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES- VETERANS PROGRAMS

YOU SERVED OUR COUNTRY—NOW LET US HELP CONNECT YOU TO THE CIVILIAN CAREER OPPORTUNITIES YOU’VE EARNED!

We know the transition from military service to civilian work can be challenging. Fortunately, Goodwill has a long history of helping veterans and their families obtain training to join the civilian workforce.

TEAM OPIELA- ZILIS

If you are looking for a product nearly guaranteed to stabilize your mood and get you back on the path to a pain-free life, Zilis UltraCell is the only CBD brand you should trust. 

94.5 FM - WRWO- INSIDE THE WIRE

This is a program that is by Veterans for all Veterans. This has been designed to be your one-stop place for anything dealing with Veterans and their families. The program will have special guests, discuss Veteran benefits, VA Loans, military history, military organizations, local Veteran highlights, Veteran stories, upcoming events in our area and much more.

IL NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITING

Explore the Benefits of Serving With the Army National Guard. Tuition Assistance. Vocational Opportunities. Career Development. Competitive Benefits. Career Guidance. Part-Time Service. Specialized Training. Benefits: Insurance, VA Home Loans, Education.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS- DAV

DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. DAV stepped in to help veterans get the care they need when the federal government terminated its program that helped many of them pay for transportation to and from medical facilities. The vans are driven by volunteers, and the rides coordinated by more than 155 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country.

AURORA VET CENTER

Our Vet Center offers group sessions in tai chi, yoga, meditation, PTSD, sleep hygiene, gardening (seasonal), equine activities, woodworking, and writing .

HINES CAREGIVER SUPPORT

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you.

HINES HOMELESS HEALTHCARE

The  Department offers a variety of resources, programs and benefits to assist Veterans in this situation. At Hines, a team of social workers and clinicians work round the clock to provide services and assistance to veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.

POWER CARE REHAB- MENDOTA, IL

Genesis Rehab Services (GRS), one of the largest providers of contract rehabilitation in the United States, and Power Wellness, a leading provider of wellness and medically based fitness services, announce PowerCare, a joint venture designed to bridge rehabilitation therapy care, and fitness and wellness programs to focus on both chronic disease management and preventative care.

THIS LIST IS UPDATED FREQUENTLY.