Tim Suter to Keynote DCEDC Annual Dinner & Final Stages of 2019 Membership Campaign is underway

A high-level networking evening among business professionals and countywide stakeholders, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.’s 32nd annual Dinner and State of the County event, set for Thursday, Nov. 21st, at Faranda’s Banquet Center in DeKalb. We are honored to announce Tim Suter, President and CEO of The Suter Co. Inc. will be the featured speaker at this year’s event.

The Suter Co. Inc. provides innovative food solutions throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a Sycamore-based third-generation food processor, Suter will highlight factors that have contributed to the company’s success in his keynote address. Recently, Suter has completed a major addition to its production, packaging and distribution facility in the Sycamore Prairie Business Park, the fourth expansion in the past 10 years. Tim Suter and his 280 employees actively engage in the local community, providing countless volunteer hours and financial support to dozens of nonprofit and service organizations throughout DeKalb County.

The DCEDC is entering into the final stages of its 2019 fundraising campaign. As a public/private partnership working to facilitate sustainable and diversified economic growth in DeKalb County, DCEDC has been working vigorously to improve the economy of the county. Over the past 32 years since its establishment, five of the eight largest taxpayers and employers in the city of DeKalb and DeKalb County (3M, Target, Nestle, Panduit, and Goodyear) were attracted and expanded through the efforts of the DCEDC public/private partnership. The number of industrial parks in DeKalb County increased from 3 to 13, the size of the industrial market more than doubled from 7.3 million to more than 15 million square feet and nearly 15,000 jobs were created. This year, DCEDC is working with significant prospects of projects presently under consideration at the ChicagoWest Business Center in DeKalb.

Support economic development through the DCEDC fundraising campaign! Tax-deductible contributions to these aggressive economic development initiatives can be made at www.dcedc.org or by calling Karen Hoyle at 815-895-2711.

Annual Dinner Reservations are available online through Nov. 14 on the DCEDC website www.dcedc.org.