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 CommerceHinckley Business AssociationVisit30.com – Waterman-Shabbona Business AssociationDeKalb Chamber of CommerceSycamore Chamber of CommerceGenoa Area Chamber of CommerceGreater 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | Comments Off on Northern Illinois University announces partnership, plans for $23 million research facility on DeKalb, IL campus
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.
DCEDC is excited and proud to share that longtime economic development champion and partner in economic development, ComEd has been recognized by a leading industry publication-Site Selection magazine, naming the company to its annual list of top 10 Utilities in Economic Development for 2018!
ComEd has successfully collaborated with state and regional partners for delivering a total project capital investment of more than $975 million and over 900 new jobs across Northern Illinois.
DCEDC sincerely appreciates our partner in economic development for providing safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity. Their “Rapid Response” economic development program is hands-on. We look forward to continuing our work with the ComEd economic development team, who continue to proactively engage in sustainable economic development for Illinois.
IMTS Reaches the Imagination of Youth and Industry-By, Gene Fogle, Program Coordinator D.O.W.D.C.,
a division of DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation.
Whether you want to see cars picked up and repositioned for inspection, study rocketry, communicate with robots or see the latest in 5-axis numeric controlled machinery, the place to be is the International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. In fact, students from DeKalb and Rochelle High Schools made the trip on Tuesday, September 11, to see all of this and more. Coordinated by the DeKalb/Ogle Workforce Development Consortium the first trip of the year went well for two busloads of students and their chaperones.
Every other year, the IMTS comes to Chicago and fills McCormick Place. The world’s major equipment manufacturers represented, showing their equipment, and exchanging ideas. The secret is to match the “Doer’s with the Dreamer’s.” Who dreamed that you could do 3-D printing with metal? Who dreamed that you could build equipment that works on five-axis? What is the “Industrial Internet of Things?”
To engage the youth who might be interested in manufacturing, an entire floor is dedicated to the “Student Smartforce Summit.” Welcomed by Greg Jones, Vice President of Smartforce Development for the Association of Manufacturing Technology the students get birds-eye view of what they can see in the Smartforce level and what they can see on the main show floor. The Rippl3D Air Rocket Challenge allows students to design build and compete with air rockets. Create-A-Skate Learning Lab allows you to design and create a skateboard – digitally. All kinds of things to trigger your imagination and to act as a compass for your career-path.
A recent study from Deloitte reveals that by the year 2025 there will a need for 3 million people in manufacturing. Machine operators, programmers, equipment maintenance and an extensive list of other positions are available. The problem is that 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled, because there is not enough talent available to fill the void.
The show runs until September 15th, so if you want to feed your imagination head to McCormick Place or find a student who attended this fabulous show. Meanwhile make friends with a robot, it may be in your future.
Date posted: September 13, 2018 | Author: email@example.com | Comments Off on Perspective from DeKalb-Ogle Workforce Development Consortium
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | Comments Off on Resource Fair set for small businesses, entrepreneurs & 3M Executive to headline DCEDC’s Annual Dinner