The new Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health and Wellness Center will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 8:00 AM-2:00 PM.

The 111,000 square foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment along with a staff of degreed and certified health professionals.  In addition, community wellness, diabetes education and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group physicians from orthopedics and integrative medicine will have offices at the new center, with x-ray capabilities and consultation rooms.

The center will be a member-driven, nonprofit organization that will provide industry standards, educational programs, benchmarks, outcome measurements and professional development for the medical fitness industry.

Northwestern continues to provide exemplary value to DeKalb County businesses and residents.  DCEDC sincerely appreciates this and the significant investments of Northwestern Medicine to DeKalb County.

The full article can be viewed by clicking on the link-NW OPEN HOUSE

The open house flyer can be found here-Kish HWC event


Date posted: November 8, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center set to open

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DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. will host an evening of networking, inspiration, food and fun!

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13th 6:30 PM, Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb.  Please view the attached flyer for information on how to purchase tickets for this exciting event.


Date posted: November 8, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Evening with Innovators Event-Sharing innovations in Food Systems of today, and tomorrow

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The DeKalb-Ogle County Workforce Development Consortium (aka DOWDC) began 6 years ago as a vision/pilot program.  The DCEDC Board of Directors and Executive staff recognized the strong need for this program.  This program evolved through the implementation of DCEDC’s industrial initiative.

Gene Fogle is a former Manufacturing professional, and Educator. Fogle accepted the challenge to oversee the pilot program.  One, of the many things that Gene facilitates for the high school youth interested in learning more about industrial careers and the required education, is hosting a Heavy Metal Tour each October.  On Friday, October 19th, over 100 high school students from Sycamore High School, DeKalb, High School, Genoa-Kingston High School, and Rochelle Township High School spent the day touring local businesses to learn more about careers within trades, engineering, and business.

We sincerely appreciate the educators for supporting this important program, the businesses who have graciously opened their facilities to the students, and the volunteers/chaperones. Daily Chronicle Reporter/Photographer Katie Finlon covered the tour.  Click here to read the complete article.  Heavy Metal Tour Article

DOWDC is a division of DCEDC. DCEDC is an organized 501 C 3 nonprofit organization.  Tax-deductible contributions are critical to continue this program. We sincerely appreciate your consideration and your support!

If you would like more information about this program, please contact Gene Fogle at 815-593-0865, or to email Gene, please click here



Date posted: October 22, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on DeKalb County EDC advocates workforce development through annual Heavy Metal Tour.

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The Curran Group, Inc. is celebrating 100 years in business!  Curran Contracting Company, a division of the Curran Group, is a founding member of DCEDC.  We are very proud to share their milestone. A company built on strong core values with a diverse and sustainable business plan, resulting in 100 years of success.

The company’s roots trace back to the Ice and Coal delivery business in 1918.  In 1938, the company embarked on the road construction business in McHenry County, IL, hence the birth of Curran Contracting Company. Curran Contracting Company operates a plant in DeKalb, IL on County Farm Road.

Take a little time to watch their video where you will learn about their diversity and core values. The attached link will take you to their page where you can click on the video link title “Discover more-Watch our 100 Year Anniversary  Video”

Thank you Curran Group, Inc./Curran Contracting Company for your significant investment in DeKalb County, IL and the 31 years of supporting DCEDC.  We wish you another 100 years of continued success!

Date posted: October 19, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Curran Group, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years

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Kishwaukee College will be holding a Job Fair on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

Kishwaukee College offers a wide array of programs for students of all ages.  They employ over 150 Adjunct Faculty and Training Specialists. They currently have a demand for professionals to instruct their growing student population.

See the attached flyer for information. FA18 Adjunct Job Fair CHAMBER BLAST[2]


Date posted: October 19, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Job Fair at Kishwaukee College

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Community partnerships are critical.  In the article published in the Daily Chronicle, representatives of 3M Corporation’s Community Support Group out of their DeKalb, IL Distribution Center, awarded 10 nursing students at Kishwaukee College with Littman stethoscopes.

Click on the link to read the article.  3M and Kish College 

Date posted: October 18, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on 3M Corporation-A philanthropic leader

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Continued investment and significant job creation has reduced unemployment in DeKalb County to historic lows, stated by Paul J. Borek, Executive Director of DeKalb County Economic Development.

Full article can be seen by clicking on the linkIndustrial Development by Paul Borek ED

Date posted: October 16, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on DeKalb County unemployment at historic lows

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On Thursday October 18th, plan to attend the Multi-Chamber After Hours’ event, generously hosted by the DeKalb County Community Foundation (IL),as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary!  If you have not visited the historic 1880 train depot in the past, now is a great time to visit this gorgeous re-purposed landmark that is now home to DCCF.
DCEDC is proud to support this event. We wish to thank the partners who have joined in to support this event. Sandwich Chamber of Commerce Hinckley Business Association – Waterman-Shabbona Business Association DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Sycamore Chamber of Commerce Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County Community Foundation, a philanthropic leader in DeKalb County, Illinois.
The Open-House begins at 5:00 PM and will conclude at 7:00 PM, with brief remarks taking place at 6:00 PM.  Beverages, Appetizers and Networking will be part of the evening. There will also be a special “Celebration Grant” drawing.  The $2,500.00 grant is eligible to a nonprofit/community organization in DeKalb County.
Congratulations to our nonprofit partner, The DeKalb County Community Foundation on your Milestone of 25 years!

Please see the attached flyer and plan to attend, if you are able.  MultiChamber AfterHours_10_2018 


Date posted: October 15, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Plan to attend the Multi-Chamber After Hours-Celebrating 25 Years

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On Tuesday, October 9th, a news conference was held at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, DeKalb, IL.  At the news conference, an announcement that NIU has joined the Illinois Innovation Network, in partnership with the University of Illinois system.

A state of the art facility on the far west end of campus will be erected.  Governor Rauner was on hand to speak, stating “NIU is one of the great research universities across America.”.  NIU President, Dr. Lisa Freeman said the building, dubbed the Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability, will feature cutting-edge laboratories, classrooms and collaborative spaces.

Technology and Innovation are tremendous factors in economic growth.  Northern Illinois University is an incredible partner for DeKalb County and the state of Illinois.

The Daily Chronicle’s reporter, Kelsey Rettke covered the news conference.  To read the full article, please click on the following link. NIU Announcement





Date posted: October 12, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Northern Illinois University announces partnership, plans for $23 million research facility on DeKalb, IL campus

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DCEDC hosted  250 guests, representing 50 business organizations, on Thursday October 4th at Faranda’s Banquet Center.  Executive Director, Paul Borek provided an upbeat and robust State of the County update. 3M Corporation’s Director of Supply Chain Operations, Jason Dickinson was on hand and delivered a powerful keynote address for nearly one hour.

Click on the attached link to read the Daily Chronicle’s coverage of the event. 3M Jason Dickinson DCEDC Annual Dinner 2018

Date posted: October 11, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on DCEDC Annual Dinner-State of the County Event

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