Bill here from Bill White’s C.A.R. Hospital. There has been a lot of uncertainty lately about the future of our lives, our businesses, and our country. As both a patron of small businesses and an owner of one myself, I know just how important they can be. Beyond just the services they provide, a small business has the capability to bring a community together. DeKalb, Sycamore and surrounding towns simply wouldn’t be the same if any of the shops or restaurants were forced to close their doors. Part of what makes our community ours, would be lost.

Community isn’t a place we live, it isn’t something we can measure or name. It’s a way of thinking, it’s people coming together. It’s celebrating the good times and supporting each other through the rough times. It’s what we can achieve together. It’s as simple as, “How can I help?”

Since 1991, we at the C.A.R. Hospital have always had the mindset of community first, not only inproviding trustworthy and honest auto repair, but supporting anything and everything we could: sports teams, schools and school programs, Chamber of Commerce events and recognition functions, Toys for Tots, first responders, community service organizations, and many other community led benefits to support those in need. Most of my fellow small business owners have made similar contributions to the community.

I’m making this appeal to you all today, not just for myself, but for small businesses all over. I’m asking you to keep us and them in mind during this time. In addition to ordering take-out from your local family owned restaurant or delivery for your groceries, consider having routine vehicle maintenance done or recommended repairs taken care of while you are staying in. Schedule your landscaping cleanup or lawn mower tuneup before their appointments fill up for the spring. There are many ways to give back and keep your community strong. We all need that support now more than ever to keep doing what we do.

We look forward to seeing you all soon, as we continue to stand behind the community that’s supporting us through these trying times.

Bill White, Owner