Downtown Achievement Award Nominations Needed

The Downtown Racine Corporation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Achievement Awards in which individuals, businesses, or organizations are recognized for their contribution to the vitality of downtown during the past year. Nominations are being accepted for the following categories: Downtown Showcase Award – An exciting event, person, or organization that has helped attract […]

Business Spotlight: Envy Racine

Envy Racine, 232 Main Street, is a business that aims to keep sales local and prides itself on being black-owned. This week’s RCE Business Spotlight, Envy Racine, is newer to the area, but not to Wisconsin. Their goal is to serve the community while encouraging people to support small businesses. This shop is more than […]

Downtown Ladies Night Out

Mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Downtown Ladies Night on Friday, Nov. 20 from 2 – 8 p.m.  Bring your gal pals to a FREE night of pampering, first-class treatment, specials, and one-night-only deals at over 30 downtown businesses! For every purchase made at the participating shops, restaurants, or bars you will be entered […]

Business Spotlight: Market on Main

These days it may seem that the shelves at the grocery store are bare. It’s slim pickings for necessities like toilet paper, mac and cheese, and over the counter medications. New to Racine in 2020 is a business eager to connect with the community through multiple outlets. This is a locally, black-owned business that Racine […]

Bid on public art flowerpots to keep downtown blooming

The hand-painted flowerpots, which have beautified downtown all summer, go up for auction Aug. 17 during Downtown Racine Corporation’s 19th Annual Public Art Auction. Proceeds from the online auction will help keep downtown blooming by supporting the organization whose mission is to foster economic, social, and cultural diversity by stimulating business development, programming events, and […]

Dustin Chacon, a firefighter and hero

Dustin Chacon is the Racine County Eye Hometown Hero of the Week. The Firefighter was born and raised in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. He grew up watching his grandfather and uncle serve the community as firefighters. Heroism runs in their blood. Now, his Uncle is one of the owners of Bell Ambulance. In 2001, Dustin became a […]