Save the Date-Thursday, October 18th from 7:00 AM-2:00 PM (CST), Nicor Gas, along with People’s Gas and North Shore Gas will present the 2018 Public Sector Energy Efficiency Expo.

Why should you attend?
Hear about the latest trends in energy efficiency
Consult with energy and innovation experts
Learn about offerings to help you save energy and money in your facilities
Registration is FREE

Details will follow. Questions, please contact 877-886-4239 or email  Email for questions

 

 

 

Date posted: August 28, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Save the Date! Energy Efficiency Expo for the Public Sector, a Nicor Gas Program

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DCEDC View-Paul Borek, Executive Director

If you are a small-business owners, entrepreneur or contemplating starting a business, we encourage you to attend the Small Business Resource Fair on Thursday, August 30th from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at the DeKalb County Community Outreach Building.

On Thursday, October 4th DCEDC will host their annual State of the County Annual Dinner Event.  Jason Dickinson-Director, Supply Chain Operations for 3M Corporation will headline the evening.  This is the largest member sponsored event hosted by dcedc.  For a limited time, a large assortment of sponsor packages are available.  Visit the Events page on our website.

To view the Daily Chronicle article, click on the link-DCEDC News!

 

Date posted: August 14, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Resource Fair set for small businesses, entrepreneurs & 3M Executive to headline DCEDC’s Annual Dinner

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DeKalb County Thriving! CEDS Plan implementation process has begun. We are providing the comprehensive information in the links below.

Please contact Paul Borek, Executive Director for questions!  Paul can be reached at 815-508-2427 or 815-895-2711, or by email at: borek@dcedc.org

To view the full report-please click on the attached link-DeKalb County CEDS Final Full Report_for transmittal 6.28.18

To view the Executive Summary-please click on the attached link-DeKalb County CEDS Final Exec Sum_for transmittal 6.28.18

To view the 6 Industry Clusters-please click on the links below-

Industury Cluster Profile Computer and Electronics Final_for transmittal 6.28.18

Industry Cluster Profile Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution Final_for transmittal 6-28-18

Industry Cluster Profile Research, Development & IT Final_for transmittal 6.28.18

Industry Cluster Profile Machinery Manufacturing Final_for transmittal 6.28.18

Industry Cluster Profile Fab Metal Pro Man Final_for transmittal 6.28.18

Industry Cluster Profile Creative Economy Final_for transmittal 6.28.18

Date posted: August 10, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on DeKalb County Thriving! To Grow DeKalb County, IL Economy

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Kishwaukee College is poised to expand their course offerings because of a generous donation. The college recently received a donated Fanuc robot.  This is wonderful news! This initiative will assist local students as they prepare for rewarding careers in manufacturing.  DeKalb County is rich in manufacturing and there are many careers that await these up and coming manufacturing career seekers!

Click on the link to read Daily Chronicle reporter Christopher Heimerman’s article. Kish College Robotics

Date posted: August 10, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Kishwaukee College & Robots

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DeKalb County recently celebrated “National Night Out”.  National Night Out allows area first-responders and the community to mingle.

Click on the attached article published by the Daily Chronicle/Shaw Media correspondent Aimee Barrows about this family night of fun! National Night Out

Date posted: August 8, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Businesses Support National Night Out-A Community Event

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DCEDC is pleased to announce Jason Dickinson, Director of Supply Chain Operations for 3M, a Global Supply Chain leader, as our keynote speaker.

Reminder to DCEDC Members, this is our largest Member-Sponsored event during the year. There are several opportunities to highlight your business organization’s goods and service.  1st time Sponsors will receive an exclusive offer.

Online registrations will begin August 1st, 2018.  Please visit DCEDC Events, please click here!

Jason Dickinson’s impressive biography can be found here-Jason Dickinson Biography

 

 

Date posted: July 26, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on 3M’s Director of Supply Chain Operations Jason Dickinson, to Keynote DCEDC Annual Dinner on October 4th

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UI Extension’s Local Government Education (LGE) program is partnering with the Southeastern Alliance of Illinois and the Richland County Development Corporation to co-host a webinar by the Economic Innovation Group, presenting on the topic of Opportunity Zones The webinar is scheduled for July 25th at 10 AM.  The Opportunity Zone program is a new economic development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017.  This widely-supported program encourages long-term investment and job creation in low-income urban and rural communities, by allowing investors to re-invest unrealized capital gains in designated Opportunity Zones.  The webinar will cover an overview of the Opportunity Zone program explaining what it is and what it is not, how the program works, and what Opportunity Funds are allowed to invest in.  REGISTER HERE   https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18881

Date posted: July 24, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on University of Illinois Extension Office will offer Webinar Re: Opportunity Zones

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The public is welcome to join in for a night of fun!  Meet local Police & Firefighters. There will be music, food games and a bounce house.  There will be safety and self-defense demonstrations given by the Police and Fire Departments. There will also be a live K9 Dog demonstration. Kids can even visit the simulated 911 call center.

When:  Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

From:  5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Where:  Target Store Parking Lot-2555 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

 

Date posted: July 18, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Target will host National Night Out-Celebrating 35 years of Community Partnerships

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