The Sycamore and DeKalb Chambers of Commerce are hosting the 2017 Community Expo on Thursday, March 30th at the Sycamore High School Field House, located at 427 Spartan Trail in Sycamore. It will be open to the public from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with approximately 130 area businesses and organizations participating this year. The Community Expo will also feature samples from local restaurants, kids’ activities, demonstrations, car models, and live DJ.

2017 Community Expo Schedule:
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Business to Business only)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Open to the Public)

Please read the article from the Daily Chronicle or visit the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce or DeKalb Chamber of Commerce event pages.

Date posted: March 21, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on 2017 Community Expo

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Kishwaukee College and the DeKalb County Business Incubator is hosting a Small Business Planning Workshop on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the Five Seasons Room in the Community Outreach Building, located at 2500 Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Ellen Huxtable, owner of Advantage Business Concepts, will be the presenter for the evening.

Workshop is free to attend, but space is limited. Please contact Brad Burzynski, Interim Economic Development Coordinator, to register to reserve seating: 815-895-7189 or businessincubator@dekalbcounty.org.

Please read the Daily Chronicle article for additional information: Small business workshop planned March 28 in DeKalb

Date posted: March 21, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Small Business Workshop – March 28th

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their March 2017 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their March 2017 brochure and Basic Computer Class Flyer and for further information.

Weekly Tuesday Resume Workshop
Offered every Tuesday (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
March 1 – Interviewing
March 8- Navigating Job Fairs
March 15 – Setting Goals at Work
March 22 – Filing for Unemployment
March 29 – Setting up your Illinois Job Link Account

Basic Computer Literacy Class
Location: Illinois WorkNet, 650 N. Peace Road (Suite B), DeKalb
Dates: March 20, 21,22, and 23
Time: 4:30-6:05 PM

Classes are free but seating is limited.
Contact Kristney Vaulx for information regarding the computer classes via email at Kristney Vaulx or call 815-901-0177, ext. 250.

Date posted: March 2, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on IL workNet March 2017 Services & Activities

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More than seventy high school students from the surrounding area enjoyed the great weather on Wednesday, February 22nd by exploring careers during the “Assemble ur Career” tour coordinated by the DeKalb/Ogle Workforce Development Consortium. The fourth annual tour was hosted by area businesses: Bright Farms, Rochelle; Cresswood Shredding, Cortland; CST Storage, DeKalb; Custom Aluminum Products, Genoa; Dawn Equipment, Sycamore; Rochelle Community Hospital and S-K Tools, Sycamore.

 

Following the business tours, the students participated in a guided tour of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Still Hall and Still Gym on the NIU campus. With information in hand, the students then ate a pizza lunch provided by us at DCEDC, in the beautiful Yusunas Room, in the DeKalb Public Library. While there, they heard more information about NIU, university acceptance criteria and the employment opportunities awaiting them once they are ready to start their careers.

This tour is part of the on-going effort to connect the students to the employment possibilities in the greater DeKalb/Ogle County areas. We look forward to the continued success of events like these!

Also, please Read the Daily Chronicle article (March 3, 2017): “Students explore careers during the Assemble ur Career Tour”

Date posted: March 2, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on DOWDC “Assemble ur Career” Tour Success!

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The DeKalb ILworkNet Center is holding a Community Job Fair THIS WEDNESDAY, February 22nd at the DeKalb County Community Outreach Building from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Please see their flyer for additional details regarding participating employers and available positions!

JOB FAIR LOCATION:
DeKalb County Community Outreach Building
2500 N. Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Date posted: February 21, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WorkNet Job Fair this Wednesday, Feb. 22nd!

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DCEDC was honored and humbled to have received the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award, which “recognizes businesses that enhance the community, whether it be new or improved businesses, renovation and expansion projects or an outstanding achievement within the business community.” It was a pleasure to stand alongside other winners of the award: Karlsbad Tavern; City of Genoa; KishHealth Systems part of Northwestern Medicine, Energym Gymnastics, and Lloyd Landscape and Garden Center.

Congratulations to all who were recognized at the ceremony and thank you, Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, for your recognition and a delightful evening!

Date posted: February 21, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on DCEDC Receives Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award

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Kishwaukee College will be hosting its 2017 Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Students and community members actively seeking employment are welcome!

EMPLOYERS: Meet qualified applicants from KC and the local community! Get your company’s name out there and fill your open positions! Employers – Register Now!

Spring 2017 Career Fair: Employers Flyer

Booth Cost: $75
Public Service/Training Organizations are FREE!

Details:
Career Fair 2017
April 20, 2017
12:00-4:00 PM
Kishwaukee College Conference Center
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

Visit KC’s website for additional information: Career Fair 2017

Date posted: February 16, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on KC Spring Career Fair 2017

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The NIU Internship and Career Fairs are fast approaching! DCEDC is looking for a new Marketing Intern from the Marketing, Advertising and/or Communications fields. Tentative start date for after the end of Spring semester with paid training preferably to begin in April.

Look for DCEDC on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at the Intership Fair – Booth #85!

NIU Spring Internship Fair
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NIU Convocation Center
All students are welcome to attend!

NIU Spring Job Fair
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NIU Convocation Center
All students are welcome to attend!

NIU Educators’ Job Fair
Monday, February 27, 2017

*Open to candidates available for August 2017 employment*

NIU Students and Alumni Open Session:
9:00AM-12:30PM
Non-NIU Candidates Open Session:
10:00AM-12:30PM
Pre-scheduled interviews by invitation only:
1:30PM-4:00PM

Educators’ Fair is FREE for current NIU Students and NIU Alumni
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all other candidates: $10 each

For additional information, please contact:
Career Services
CareerServices@niu.edu
815-753-1641

Date posted: February 14, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on NIU Intern & Career Fairs: Feb. 21 & 22 – Internship Opportunity Available with DCEDC!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO (February 2, 2017) For the last five years, ComEd has updated and modernized its electrical grid to improve the reliability of its service to customers. The work has resulted in record setting performance that is also helping to power economic development and customer satisfaction.

In 2016, ComEd customers experienced a15 percent reduction in the frequency of outages compared to 2015. This was best among all utilities according to Electric Benchmarking. Since investments began in 2012, frequency of outages has been reduced by nearly 34 percent and the duration of outages has been reduced by 48 percent. Additionally ComEd’s customer’s satisfaction ratings are at an all-time high. Market Strategies International, a top market research firm, named ComEd Most Improved Electric Utility of 2016…

Read the FULL news release: ComEd Achieves Industry Leading Reliability Results

Contact:
ComEd Media Relations
312-394-3500

Date posted: February 3, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on News Release: ComEd Achieves Industry Leading Reliability Results

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their February 2017 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their February 2017 brochure and Basic Computer Class Flyer and for further information.

Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
February 8 – Interviewing
February 15- Navigating Job Fairs
February 22 – Setting Goals at Work

Weekly Tuesday Resume Workshop
Offered every Tuesday (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

Basic Computer Literacy Class
Location: Goodwill Industries; 1037 South Annie Glidden Rd; DeKalb, IL 60115
Dates: February 20, 21,22, & 23
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:05 AM
Classes are free but seating is limited.
Contact Kristney Vaulx for information regarding the computer classes via email at Kristney Vaulx or call 815-901-0177, ext. 250.


Illinois workNet Center – DeKalb Location
650B Peace Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-901-0177
IL workNet Center at Kishwaukee College

Date posted: February 2, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on IL workNet Feb 2017 Services & Activities Calendar

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