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dezine99 opens its doors in Dixon

New biz to offer artisan crafts

DIXON – Graphic designer Sandy Schuler has opened a new store at 711 N. Brinton Ave.

The business, dezine99, plans to have a grand opening Oct. 11. Schuler offers graphic design and large-format printing, which she has been doing the past 5 years from her home office.

Also, the store sells art and artisan crafts from regional artists and artists across the United States. Some of the items include soap, candles, metal sculptures, floral arrangements, hanging art, jewelry, handbags and accessories.

Additionally, Schuler makes custom apparel. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Call 815-284-2084 for more information.

Dixon Paint on the move

DIXON – Dixon Paint Co. will move about three blocks down the street to cash in on more showroom space and square footage.

Owner Mitch Tucker confirmed his business will move to 313 W. First St., the site of the former Wermer’s Decorating Center, which closed this summer.

Dixon Paint is at 205 First St. The move is expected to be complete in about a month or two, Tucker said. The store will have newer and more state-of-the-art displays, he said.

Go to or call 815-284-0730 for more information.

Sauk Valley to offer new class

DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College has started a new program in its adult education department to help locally unemployed workers gain new insight on local careers.  

Sauk’s career educator, Paul Miller, organized the Career Connections class which meets every Thursday now through Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the state Department of Employment Security Offices, 2323 E. Lincolnway in Sterling.

The new Career Connections program allows for unemployed workers to learn more about a variety of soft skills that could help them increase their ability to obtain a job. In addition, the class is featuring a different local business speaker each week to further identify local business opportunities and careers.

Contact Paul Miller at 815-288-3886 or via email at if you are interested in learning more about the class or would like to sign up as a guest speaker to share more information about opportunities.

Seymour-Memreez expands to Davenport

STERLING – Seymour-Memreez, a company that converts home movies to DVDs, is opening a second location in the Old Town Mall, 903 E. Kimberly Road, in Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 5.

The company has a location in Sterling’s Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway. 

Seymour-Memreez can convert VHS, 8 mm cassettes and film, 16 mm film and Hi8 cassettes, among other formals, to digital, according to its website. 

For more information, go to or call 815-716-8903.

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