Annual Dinner

The DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. held its 26th annual dinner and State of DeKalb County from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Duke Ellington Ballroom, Northern Illinois University.

A special presentation was given by Lyle Heidemann, an NIU alumnus and former president and CEO of True Value Corporation.

Heidemann shared his experience in refocusing organizations on business models that address extraordinary competition by clearly defining customer needs and delivering exceptional service.

Click Here to see the article from the Daily Chronicle about the Annual Dinner.

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