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Please welcome November's Member Feature, Allison Carmack, owner of Stems by Allison, located in the Historic Downtown district, at 915 N 2nd Street, and the phone number is 309-258-8596.

Floral Designing is her Family Legacy

Allison Carmack has a long family history in the floral design business. Her mom owned a flower shop called Marilyn's Bow-K in Bartonville for 36 years, and grew up hanging out with her mom, and several other floral designers who worked there. She learned various styles from them throughout the years, and combined them into her own signature style, which could be described as gorgeous, and ecclectic. Her work is beautiful, and you can see that this talent runs in her blood. 

Allison is married, and has four kids, and has lived in Chillicothe since around 2014, but has been in Central Illinois her entire life.  She loves Chillicothe, and feels very invested in the Chillicothe community. She took over the family business and has definitely expanded the family legacy. She began working floral arrangements for weddings, and events in her kitchen at home, and ultimately outgrew her home based business. Allison was doing over 30 weddings in a year; which meant she had some serious decisions to make.
She began to realize she needed more room, and fell in love with the Historic Downtown district here in Chillicothe. Through friends, she became connected to building owner, Mike Tobin, and went on a tour of the brick building that she is in now. Allison loved the location, and could see the place for her vision to become a reality. Her shop on 915 N. 2nd Street opened in early March. Allison held a soft opening, and then the pandemic hit our country, leaving her wondering how to proceed, as many of our small business owners have had to do. 

Allison is truly building onto her family legacy. She has worked very hard to think outside of the box, using her creativity, unique skills, and her drive to succeed. She does floral designs for weddings, homecomings, proms and many other events, and enjoys partnering with people to make their events special.

"I am excited for the city of Chillicothe, as a whole, and can envision what it can be, and will be. I am happy to be a part of that vision," says Allison Carmack.
Stems by Allison,and Odie's are hosting special Vendor Events each Tuesday in November, from 5-7pm.

Make sure to check out our Second Saturday Market, Holiday Scavenger Hunt, the Drive Through Christmas in Toyland Parade, and other specials going on for the holiday season for chamber members and the city of Chillicothe. December's Member Feature will feature several of our special chamber members.


Playing at the TOWN Theatre Friday  11/12 – Sunday 11/15

Guardians of the Galaxy rating: PG-13 Run time: 2 hr. 2 min.

Playing: Friday, 11/12 to Sunday, 11/15

Friday - 6:30pm    

Saturday - 2:30pm & 6:30pm

Sunday - 2:30pm & 6:30pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Closed

Hunger Games rating: PG-13Run time: 2 hr. 22 min.

Playing: Friday, 11/12 to Sunday, 11/15

Friday - 6pm

Saturday - 2pm & 6pm

Sunday - 2pm & 6pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Closed


Christmas Parade Cancelled

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