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California-based company to take over management of Starved Rock Lodge

(From Starved Rock Lodge &; Conference Center Facebook page.)

OGLESBY (WEEK) -- A new company will be managing the Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, state officials announced Tuesday.

California-based Nolan Capital has ownership interests in "numerous national, state, and local concession operations, retail endeavors, restaurant operations, manufacturing and real estate investments," according to a press release.

The former operators, Amy and Karl Trimble, have taken executive positions in management of the lodge and conference center.

“While we were not looking to sell, Karl and I are so fortunate to have been given this opportunity and we are confident that Starved Rock Lodge is in very capable hands,” said Amy Trimble in the release. “We believe Nolan Capital is the partner that can help not only preserve the historical integrity of the Lodge, but also continue on with our philosophy of providing superior customer service while treating our employees like family.”

“Starved Rock State Park is Illinois’ most visited state park and, as such, accommodations at the park are often in high demand,” said Colleen Callahan, director, IDNR. “We’re excited that Nolan Capital will work with us, as they have at White Pines Forest State Park, to build on the excellent management of our previous concessionaires.”

“We are extremely proud to partner with Amy and Karl Trimble at Starved Rock Lodge,” said Peter Nolan, chairman, Nolan Capital. “The historic Lodge is an impressive addition to our portfolio of concessions in some of the most beautiful places our country has to offer. Amy and Karl have built an impressive business focused on providing quality customer service which we are privileged to build upon.”

Drew Veskauf

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