Kishwaukee College is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary.  On Thursday, July 19th from 4:30 PM-7:00 PM, tour the beautiful grounds at the Malta Campus, enjoy the entertainment, appreciate the art and sample wine & spirits.  Proceeds will benefit Kishwaukee College Foundation Scholarships.

See the attached flyer by clicking on the link-SU18 KISH WINE WALK_CHAMBER BLAST

Date posted: July 18, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Kishwaukee College Event-Fragments of Kish

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July 10th ComEd Energy Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program

(open to all units of local government such as schools, municipalities, park districts, townships, etc.)

Time is running out to register for the ComEd® Public Sector Energy Efficiency Workshop Series in DeKalb (July 10)! Discover how the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program can help your organization save energy and money. (See Attached Flyer).
Join us for an interactive presentation about the many ComEd incentives and offerings available for public sector customers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet with local contractors and trade allies to get the ball rolling on energy efficiency projects. Registration is free, but space is limited! **Register here:

See the flyer here-Public Sector Energy Efficiency Workshops Flyer


July 25th IEPA Brownfield Redevelopment Workshop

Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station or other potentially contaminated building that is impeding your communities’ future growth? Do you have properties you are afraid to buy for fear of inherent liability issues? Often vibrant community spaces such as housing, parks, trails, and job-creating businesses can be developed on previously used sites, including brownfields. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program, DeKalb County Community Development, and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University will be hosting a free workshop in DeKalb, Illinois on July 25, 2018 (See Attached Flyer).


*To Register Click the Link Below* You will need to create an account with Kansas State University before registering for this event.


Date posted: July 10, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on DeKalb County announces two regional workshops focused on community and economic development:

Categories: DCEDC & Member Organizations Local Development News Regional Economic Updates

The Northern Illinois University College of Business and DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) are pleased to announce a joint program to improve member access to cost-effective, professional human resources. The IGNITE! Program will provide a structure for member companies to connect with and employ NIU College of Business students part-time and will subsidize compensation for up to five DCEDC member companies, local start-ups, and local non-profit organizations.

The details of this program can be found in the Presentation Area of the Members Section, on our website.  If you need assistance with your renewal, or resetting your password to access the details, please contact Karen Hoyle at 815-895-2711 or by email at


Date posted: July 6, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on ANNOUNCEMENT-Project IGNITE! For DCEDC Contributing Members

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DeKalb County EDC’s Executive Director and DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Administrator Paul J. Borek, was recently interviewed by the Daily Chronicle’s staff reporter Katie Finlon, about the amount of money that has been invested in the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone by companies.  Click on the attached link for the article. $67M invested in DeKalb County Enterprise Zone by local companies

Date posted: July 5, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Borek talks investments into the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone

Categories: DCEDC & Member Organizations Local Development News Regional Economic Updates

At the June 14th, 2018 Board meeting, the DCEDC Board of Directors approved the DeKalb County Thriving! Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for DeKalb County.

Read the full article here-Market Place for Website

Date posted: July 3, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Strategic Plan Aims to Grow Economy in DeKalb County, IL

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Registration will now take place before the start of the Fall Semester 2018 at Kishwaukee College.  Please plan for 3 hours to register, attend orientation and assessment.  Please go to Room C-1220 (Workforce and Community Education) to be directed to the correct classroom for orientation.

Please click on the attached link to view the flyer (in English and Spanish).  Kishwaukee College Adult Education Flyer

Date posted: June 27, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Kishwaukee College announces Fall Registration for Adult Education

Categories: DCEDC & Member Organizations Local Development News

DCEDC is proud to share, longtime member and caterer of DCEDC events and meetings, Tom & Jerry’s of Sycamore featuring Catering by Diann is Growing and Expanding their location at 1670 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178.

Business is booming at Sycamore Tom & Jerrys. There is a high-demand for their catering services. The 500 square foot expansion includes area contractors, which further strengthens the local construction trades. The expansion is scheduled to conclude in 6 weeks. Post expansion, plans to add to the existing staff of 33. JOBS = Economic Development! Check out the full article in the inserted link-Sycamore Tom & Jerrys Expansion

DCEDC is a strong advocate for business retention and expansion. Our dedicated group of 15 volunteers continue to pay visits to our DeKalb County businesses, where we learn of opportunities, challenges, and needs to assist the businesses. For more information, the recent Voice of Industry report can be found here on the website under Resources.

Business growth-expansion-sustainable-diversified.  DeKalb County, IL #bottomlineperiod


Date posted: June 19, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on DCEDC Member Sycamore Tom & Jerry’s is expanding

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DCEDC shares the following information, on behalf of the IL WorkNet Center.


Please find attached, the June 2018 IL WorkNet Calendar of Events!  CRC Brochure June 2018

Thank you, and have a great day!

Kristney Vaulx

Career Resource Specialist, Workforce and Community Education Division

650 N. Peace Road, Suite B

DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Direct: 815-901-0177, ext. 250


Date posted: June 4, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on June, 2018 IL WorkNet Calendar of Events published

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