Enterprise Excellence in Northern Illinois

Don’t expect to sit back and listen when you attend the Enterprise Excellence Best Practices Conference. This interactive event is powered by the contributions of participants, who strive to create their competitive futures. Come prepared to share your own best practices for business success.

Round Table Sessions

Hear directly from Northern Illinois manufacturing leaders on their business growth and improvement strategies
Participant-driven discussions on business solutions for customer engagement, leadership, operations, strategy and workforce
Business leaders sharing with and learning from each other
Sharing of region-specific resources to create your competitive future

Enterprise Excellence & Continuous Improvement

Identify how to receive constructive feedback on your continuous improvement activities, based on the proven Baldrige Excellence Framework tool for identifying your company’s strengths and opportunities for improvement
Discover benchmarking and professional development opportunities build the capacity of your staff across all business processes

The Enterprise Excellence Best Practices Conference is your time to learn directly from other Illinois business leaders – and identify a few immediate steps you can take at your company to pursue enterprise excellence.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:00am – 8:20am
How Enterprise Excellence is Driving Growth in Illinois
David Boulay, President, IMEC

8:30am – 10:30am
Best Practices Round Table Discussion Sessions #1 and #2
Select from 2 of 3 Best Practice presentations
> Option A – Customer Engagement
> Option B – Leadership/Strategy & Operations
> Option C – Workforce

10:40am – 11:20am
Enterprise Excellence and Continuous Improvement
Pattie Skriba, Vice President for Business Excellence, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, a 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

REGISTER NOW!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

Sponsor: IMEC
Presenter: Regional business leaders, IMEC
City: Rockford
Location: NIU Rockford, 8500 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
Date: 11/07/2017
Time: 8:00AM – 11:30AM
Status: Scheduled
Cost: $69
Audience: Manufacturers, Business Leaders
Contact Name: Emily Lee
Contact Phone: 309-677-4633
Contact Email: elee@imec.org

Date posted: October 12, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Enterprise Excellence Best Practices Conference: An Interactive Event for Northern Illinois Business Leaders

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There have been some changes to the Basic Computer Course. The class will now be offered in Spanish and in English on a rotating schedule at Kishwaukee College! For more information on the dates, times, and how to register, click on the flyers below.

IL WorkNet and Goodwill Basic Computer Class Flyer in English

IL Worknet and Goodwill Basic Computer Class Flyer in Spanish

Date posted: October 12, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Updated Information on IL WorkNet and Goodwill Basic Computer Class

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Community Relations and Economic Development managers recently sent each municipal leader an update on our infrastructure improvement program, Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative. In case you missed it, a recap can be found on the Nicor Gas website.

Click here to learn more!

Date posted: September 28, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on In Case You Missed It: Investing in Illinois Recap

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Since 1968, the Illinois Basic Economic Development Course has been a leader in economic development training for professionals from around the country. The course follows the curriculum guidelines for accreditation by the International Economic Development Council and the principles of educator, national economic development leader, and mentor, Dr. Robert Koepke, CEcD, who managed the program for over 25 years. The course is also approved for APA AICP CM points.

Nicor Gas will once again host the Illinois Economic Development Course at their Naperville office the week of October 16 – 20, 2017. Municipal and economic leaders are encouraged to take advantage this incredible opportunity. The course will provide you with tools to grow and sustain economic vitality in your community. Nicor Gas has available scholarship opportunities.

To find our more, and to apply for scholarships that may be available, contact your local Nicor Gas Community Relations and Economic Development manager.

Community Relations Team

Date posted: September 28, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Scholarships Available for Nationally-Accredited Basic Economic Development Course

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The DCCVB is pleased to share this full page article on DeKalb County, featuring Jonamac & Honey Hill Orchards, which is a result of the marketing and public relations efforts of the DeKalb County CVB.

DCCVB has a small number of copies of the magazine that they are happy to share. Please stop by their office and pick up a copy between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Click HERE to view the scanned PDF.

The Northwest Quarterly Chicagoland Edition covers the best life in McHenry, Kane, Lake, Northwest Cook, and DuPage counties. This print edition reaches an estimated 86,000 readers.

Address:
111 South Second St.,
Ste. 202,
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Website: dekalbcountycvb.com

Date posted: September 21, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on DeKalb County Fall Attractions Featured in the Northwest Quarterly Fall Getaway Guide: Chicagoland Edition

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The October 6th registration deadline for Northern Illinois University’s Fall 2017 Internship & Job Fair is coming soon! Online registration is available at: www.careerfairs.niu.edu

NIU is holding their new one-day format for their all-majors career fair for the 2017-2018 academic year. You will now be able to connect with and hire NIU Huskies for internships and full-time positions all on the same day! The Internship & Job Fair is open to undergraduates, graduating seniors, and alumni from all majors.

Internship & Job Fair – Wednesday, October 18th – All Majors
Location: NIU Convocation Center
Time: 10am to 3pm
Registration Deadline: October 6th
Registration Link: www.careerfairs.niu.edu

Registration Rates:

Registration rates are based on booth location and include 1 six-foot table for 2 attendees, parking, continental breakfast, lunch and Wi-Fi access:

• Premier Premium Package (prime booth location on the upper level of the arena near candidate entrance): $975.00
• Premium Package (located on the back half of the upper level of the arena): $775.00
**Sold Out** Standard Package (located on the lower level of the arena): $575.00
• Non-Profit Package: $325.00
• NIU Departments Only: No charge

Additional Items Available
• Extra Attendees: $25 per recruiter
• Electricity: $25
• Additional Table: $250 – Employers bringing more than 4 recruiters must purchase a second table. The additional table fee includes the fee for 2 additional attendees.

Become a Premier Platinum Employer Partner: $1,275 – Receive additional benefits to increase your organization’s visibility on campus throughout the academic year, available for purchase in the fall semester only. If your organization is not planning to recruit at the fall semester Internship & Job Fair, you may still purchase and receive the benefits of being a Career Services Premier Platinum Employer Partner. Other additional partnership opportunities are available. Please email careerservices@niu.edu for details or visit http://niu.edu/careerservices/about/partnerships.shtml.

Watch for details on our other 2017-2018 Fairs:

Graduate & Professional School Fair – Tuesday, October 17th
Education and Health Professions Job Fair – Monday, February 26th

Please register your internship or job success with Career Services at http://www.niu.edu/CareerServices/employment/index.shtml

Please email careerservices@niu.edu if you need assistance in recruitment.

Date posted: September 19, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Registration Deadline for NIU’s Fall 2017 Internship & Job Fair

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This free workshop, held by the Illinois Technology Transfer Center, will provide a basic foundational overview of the essential requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970. The workshop will also offer practical applications which will help local agencies deliver their projects more efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with federal and state requirements.

Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 09:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: Schaumburg

Uniform Act for LPAs Schaumburg Registration Form

If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form and email it to David Maziarz at david.maziarz@illinois.gov.

Date posted: September 7, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Illinois Technology Transfer Center’s Basic Essentials of the Uniform Act Workshop for LPA’s

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their September 2017 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their Services and Activities Brochure for additional details.

Weekly Workshops
Workshop Information/Descriptions
Resume: Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Job Search: Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Interviewing: Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
August 2 (No Job Club this day)
August 9 (Interviewing)
August 16 (Filing for Unemployment)
August 23 (Setting up an Illinois Job Link Account)
August 30 (Using One Stop Career Centers)

Basic Computer Literacy Class
Monday, September 18 – Microsoft Word
Tuesday, September 19 – Microsoft Word
Wednesday, September 20 – Microsoft Excel
Thursday, September 21 – Microsoft PowerPoint

To view the September 2017 flyer for the Basic Computer Literacy class, click here.

Illinois WorkNet Center
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
650 N. Peace Road (Suite B).
DeKalb, IL 60115

Contact Kristney Vaulx for information regarding the computer classes via email at Kristney Vaulx or call 815-901-0177, ext. 250.

Please note that classes are free, but seating is limited.

Date posted: September 7, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET SEPTEMBER 2017 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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The DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCCVB) invites you to participate in their Key Stakeholder Survey and provide honest and candid feedback about DCCVB’s past work and what you’d like to see in the future. The survey is being conducted by DMOproz and your feedback will be kept confidential.

Link to the DCCVB Survey

If you have any questions or would like to provide additional feedback, please contact the DCCVB.

DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau
111 South Second Street
Suite 202
DeKalb, IL 60115

http://dekalbcountycvb.com/
Phone: 815-756-1336
Toll Free: 877-335-2521

Date posted: July 14, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on DCCVB Survey: Help improve and expand DeKalb County Tourism

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their July 2017 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their Services and Activities Brochure for additional details.

Weekly Workshops
Workshop Information/Descriptions
Resume: Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Job Search: Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Interviewing: Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
July 5 (Interviewing)
July 12 (Filing for Unemployment)
July 19 (Setting up an Illinois Job Link Account)
July 26 (Using One Stop Career Centers)

Basic Computer Literacy Class
CANCELLED FOR JULY. Will resume in August.

Contact Kristney Vaulx for information regarding the computer classes via email at Kristney Vaulx or call 815-901-0177, ext. 250.

Date posted: July 5, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET JULY 2017 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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