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Art Instruction

Catering

Computer Consulting

Construction

Financial Services

Home Improvement

Horseback Riding

Photography

Professional Musicians

Real Estate

Seamstress

Water Purification

Zozzaro Chiropractic and Rehab

If you are a homeschooling family in the CAHSA region and would like to add your professional service to this directory, please e-mail us your request. Include your name, website link, contact information and a brief description of your service.

Art Instruction

The Breezy Bluff Art Workshop offers casual art instruction to 7year-olds through adults. If you are interested in learning sketching, watercolor, acrylics, or pastels, visit the website for more information. No committment necessary to attend the weekly meetings in Bloomington on Fridays during the school year or Tuesdays in summer months.

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Catering

Chef Paul Stroup caters banquets, receptions, conferences and church functions. He also offers culinary classes. Contact him for your next event at 309-838-9851 or by email.

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Computer Consulting

Omni Computer Consulting was founded as the new millennium was beginning in October 2000. Initially as a computer support and consulting firm assisting families and small businesses in the Bloomington/Normal Illinois area. We provide a variety of services with a Christian flair, and Christ-like manner. Allow us to assist your family and businesses in all your computing needs.

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Construction

D & J Construction is a family owned and operated business which specializes in remodeling. A few of our specialties include flooring, ceilings, decks and ceramic tile. Contact David Duffer at (217) 737-5580 or by email.

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Financial Services

Heidi Schmitt is a financial analyst with Primerica Financial Services. Primerica is dedicated to financial education of middle class families. Heidi is able to help families address their financial obstacles by offering free services and to give financial seminars for homeschool families. Contact Heidi by phone at (309) 838-8666 or by e-mail. You can also visit her website at http://www.primerica.com/heidischmitt

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Home Improvement

Robin W. Shelton has been self employed since 1978 in Bloomington/Normal. Robin is a licensed contractor with the cities of Bloomington and Normal, has a roofing license with the state of Illinois and carries all the necessary business insurance to be self employed. Robin W. Shelton Home Improvement provides a variety of services including but not limited to, replacement windows, siding, and roofing. He builds three-seasons rooms, screened in porches, and decks, installs ceramic and hard wood floors and can also remodel your kitchen or basement. On each and every job, Robin does all the carpentry work himself. Estimates are free. His motto for business and life is Colossians 3:23. You can contact him at 309-242-2091. God bless you.

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Horseback Riding

Breezy Bluff
Breezy Bluff was established in 1983 as a safe, fun, economical place to learn how to ride horses. We are located just 12 minutes south of Bloomington and can offer year-round horse activities including weekly lessons, one-time lessons, Spring Break Day Camp, Summer Day Camp, and adult education. We have homeschooler discounts and music/dress/language standards. No smoking is allowed on the farm, and you can be sure you or your child will get top-notch instruction in horse riding, grooming and care. Click on the email link after you visit our web site or call Betty at 309-874-3190.


Hunter Oaks Equestrian Center
Under the ownership of homeschoolers Tom and Sandy Mercier, Hunter Oaks Equestrian Center est. 1989 is an educational & fun riding center for the entire family. Hunter Oaks is located just west of Normal, IL on 150 scenic acres.

Lessons in Dressage, Cross-country, Stadium Jumping and Western disciplines are available for beginner through advanced. Contact Hunter Oaks to inquire about current rates and a homeschooler special. Call Jenn @ 309-826-2666 or Sandy @ 309-826-7433

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Photography

bigjonphoto - On Location Portrait Photography

Jon and Julie Carr, based out of the El Paso/Gridley area, offer on location photography services to B/N area families. We will travel anywhere within a 30-35 mile radius to your home, local park, urban ruin, etc, wherever the subject is most in their element. Assisted by Julie, Jon will photograph families, graduations, children, as well as events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, promotions or engagements. Weddings will be considered, but we prefer to take the time needed to get the photo just right.

Approximately one week after your session, you will receive a CD with all original photos as well as select edited images, all in jpeg format, along with a copyright release form for ease of printing your favorites. View samples of my work at My Flickr Page. Promotional rates begin at $30. E-mail us at bigjonphoto@gmail.com or call (309) 706-3081.

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Joy Danielle Photography
Book your family or senior sessions with Joy Danielle Photography! Former home school student, Joy Danielle Tharpe applies 25% of every photo shoot towards the fight against human trafficking! To view photo galleries and package prices, visit Joy Danielle Photography today!

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SBPhotography
Selina Boertlein, a local homeschooling parent, is offering a discount to other homeschoolers. Book a shoot during the week and save 50% off a session and dvd (normally a 100.00 package). This would be valid on location and Monday through Friday only in the Bloomington-Normal area. You will get a photo shoot with unlimited people and wardobe changes for up to 1 hr and a high resolution dvd of all of your photos along with all rights. You will also have the ability to order prints from Selina's website, sbphotography.zenfolio.com if you choose. Please contact sbphotographynow@yahoo.com for more info.

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A Touch of Taylor Photography
Taylor (Alsdorf) Rhoades is a former home-school student who professionally photographs "life" within Bloomington-Normal! She specializes in newborns, children, and families, but also shoots seniors, engagements, and more. To view galleries, please visit: www.facebook.com/atouchoftaylor.
To inquire, send a message on the business page above, or email her at: taylor.alsdorf@gmail.com

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Professional Musicians

Professional musicians, Brian & Maureen Barnes bring you beautiful music through Dulcimer Dreams. They play play old time "fiddle" music, old English and Irish, classical, gypsy music, hymns, ragtime, high quality contemporary - just about anything that sounds good to their ears. To learn more about Dulcimer Dreams and to find out how to book them for your next event, visit Dulcimer Dreams.com.

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Real Estate

Connie Beard
Connie Beard has been serving this area as a licensed Realtor since 1993. She has worked with Denbesten Real Estate in Bloomington her entire career. Her experience ranges from first time buyers, new construction, executive homes and commercial real estate. Her work as a Realtor has allowed her to continue teaching her youngest daughter, Katherine, as well as among other things volunteer as drama director at Vale Church and lead the home school drama program T.H.A.T. You can learn more about Connie and Denbesten Real Estate by going to the web site www.denbestenrealestate.com. You can contact Connie by phone: 824-9394 or email. She looks forward to serving you in whatever your real estate needs are.

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Seamstress

Debbie Duffer has been sewing for the public for over 35 years. She does all types of sewing and design as well as offering private sewing lessons. If you long for that special modest wedding gown, grab a photo and come see me. We can reproduce all that for you. Contact her at (217) 737-9766 or e-mail her at debbiejdufer@gmail.comfor all your sewing needs.

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Water Purifiers

Homeschoolers David & Debbie Duffer are your Central Illinois Berkey Water Purifier dealers. For information or a price check, e-mail debbiejduffer@gmail.com or call (217) 737-9766.

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Zozzaro Chiropractic and Rehab

Zozzaro Chiropractic and Rehab is dedicated to providing quality care in an uplifting and family friendly environment. Dr. John Zozzaro has 20 years of experience treating sports and spinal conditions. He has advanced training and experience in the treatment of disc injuries, auto accident and work related injuries, repetitive stress and cumulative trauma disorders, pre- and post-natal care, and sports injuries. Dr. Zozzaro is the team chiropractor for several professional and collegiate sports programs. He has helped many women to have healthier, more comfortable pregnancies, and utilizes the Webster technique to help in repositioning babies. Dr. Zozzaro offer on-site massage, spinal decompression therapy, Graston soft tissue therapy, and K-laser treatments, for fast and effective pain relief for a variety of conditions. He accepts most insurance, and has affordable cash plans. Please visit our website at www.zozzaro.net, or call 309-862-BACK for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is for informational purposes only. CAHSA and the volunteers which provide this website assume no liability for the services of the businesses listed.