2019 DCEDC Business Roundtable Luncheon – Charting a Course for DeKalb-Taylor Municipal Airport

On Wednesday, February 6th, DCEDC held our first Business Roundtable & Networking Event of the year. The focus of the educational event was about the DeKalb-Taylor Municipal Airport and their recently completed strategic plan, ”Charting a Course”.  The airport is one example of the many competitive advantages in DeKalb County, IL.

Approximately 88 attendees gathered at Faranda’s for networking and a delicious buffet luncheon. The program kicked off at noon with an upbeat introduction by DeKalb’s City Manager, Bill Nicklas. Following the intro, a compelling presentation was given by Keynote Speaker Jack Penning, Managing Partner of Volaire Aviation, where he enlightened the group about the outcomes of the strategic plan.  You can review Penning’s presentation: DKB Community PRES 2-19DCEDC Executive Director Paul Borek fielded several questions from the audience to Penning, closing with updates about DCEDC’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan and the five working groups.

DCEDC is proud of the quality events that we have. This would not be possible without the ongoing support and involvement of so many. Special thanks to our guests who attended, Jack Penning, Dr. Bill Nicklas, Tom Cleveland for their guidance, assistance, and participation. A big thanks to Faranda’s for catering the delicious food and the Annual Event Sponsors for supporting DCEDC events: Bayer, City of DeKalb, ComEd, DeKalb County Government, First Midwest Bank, First National Bank, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Larson & Darby Group, Nicor Gas, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern Medicine, Superior Diesel, Inc., Tate & Lyle Company, and Venture One Real Estate.

To review the article that was published in the Daily Chronicle about our event, please click Here

The City of DeKalb-Taylor Municipal Airport is asking for your input!  Please consider taking a few moments of your time to take their brief survey by clicking the link below.  This data will prove to be beneficial with future plans, as it is populated. Click Here  Thank you for your participation!