There website doesnt' say but a quick google map search said Countryside, IL. It looked to be a legit match too, so your right they are local. They should go to this, it would be a big oppertunity for them. These swaps get packed and I have noticed the past year or two plants are getting more and more popular there, at first you never found live plants now there are at least 3-4 vendors with large plant spreads. With plants you need good lights. Not to mention low power LED's are perfect for African tanks and such.