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Created on Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:52
MCC OFFERS OSHA TRAINING!
• OSHA Electrical & Arc Flash Safety Training - Jan. 28
• OSHA 10 Hr. for Construction Training Program – Feb. 18 & 20
• First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP Training – March 6
• OSHA 10 Hr. Voluntary Compliance-General Industry- March 11 & 13
• Forklift Operator –March 15 or April 19
for course details contact
McHenry County College The Shah Center
4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry, IL 60050
Created on Friday, 16 November 2012 09:59
The McHenry County Economic Development Corporation held its Annual Meeting of Investors and Annual Board of Directors Meeting on November 13th, 2012.
“McHenry County EDC has been a consistent voice for business for the over 21 years. Our mission is to support the creation of primary jobs by focusing on retention, expansion and attraction” said Chairman of the Board Gary Overbay, as he reviewed activities for 2012.
Two new Board of Directors were elected to the board – Carolin Archibald, President, Medela, Inc. and Michelle Rentzsch, Director Planning and Economic Development, City of Crystal Lake. These new board members will serve their first term from 2013 to 2015. Chairman Overbay continued “MCEDC affects positive change and economic growth; strategic leadership is vital during these economically challenging times and we are pleased to have the professional acumen of these outstanding leaders”.
The officers of the corporation for 2013 were also elected and are Chairman of the Board, Gary Overbay, Civiltech Engineering, Vice Chairman, Susan Milford, Centegra Health System, Treasurer, Jamie Maravich, BMO Harris Bank and Secretary, Blake Hobson, Image Industries.
Recognized for his contribution and efforts on behalf of McHenry County EDC was retiring Board Member Rob Grammer, McHenry Savings Bank.
McHenry County EDC President, Pam Cumpata, extended her appreciation and thanks to the Board and to all of the investor/members of the organization who have not only supported our efforts financially, but have contributed over 800 hours of their time to help grow the economy. She reported further that “throughout the year, we have been able to provide customized support to over 1,800 businesses, municipalities, residents and government entities. We have raised the visibility of McHenry County regionally, nationally and internationally. Our resource capabilities have been broadened with the addition of demographic statistical reporting and economic modeling software enabling us to create over 1200 requested individualized reports. Engaging the future workforce continued to be a major focus and we were pleased to bring the 844 students to the International Manufacturing and Technology Show in Chicago with a goal of instilling in them an interest in manufacturing and the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education. Finally, we continued to work steadily on infrastructure including the ongoing fiberoptic broadband project, and were able to celebrate four major transportation projects – completion of widening to five lanes of IL 47 through downtown Huntley, a project more than 10 years in planning with funding through Congressman Manzullo; a groundbreaking of a full interchange at IL 47 and I 90 with funding from McHenry County, the Village of Huntley, Kane County, IDOT and the Illinois Tollway; groundbreaking of the Western Algonquin Bypass whose advocacy was the trigger for founding McHenry County EDC with funding obtained from IDOT, Congressman Manzullo, Senator Durbin and former the then Senator Obama; and the rededication of Rakow Road widened to four/six lanes with the funding from Congressman Manzullo and the County transportation bonding program.”
Cumpata commented further “2012 was very successful and with the leadership, guidance and support of our Board of Directors and investor/members, we look forward to 2013 as we continue to help build the economic wealth of McHenry County.”
Created on Monday, 22 October 2012 12:45
Rick Stephens, Senior VP of The Boeing Company was the keynote speaker at the October 11th, 2012 MCEDC Annual Dinner. His presentation was enthusiastically received by the almost 400 business, education and government leaders attending the dinner. See his thought provoking comments by clicking here.
Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 07:07
Our Green Transformation
Saturday, November 3, 2012
10 AM - 3 PM
8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake
Learn how to “green” your life and your community at the McHenry County Green Living Expo. This free event features over 50 local businesses and organizations in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin offering eco-friendly products and services. In addition, live demos and free drawings will be throughout the day.
Featuring eco-friendly vendors, prizes and more, the Green Living Expo is an excellent opportunity for area businesses and organizations to showcase green products and services and educate the public about sustainable practices. The event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in MCC’s multi-purpose room (gymnasium). Entrance to the Expo is FREE to the public, yielding large crowds and high attendance rates! Merchandise can be sold at exhibitor tables, however the sale of perishable items is not permitted. Consider becoming a Green Living Expo Demo Sponsor – an opportunity to publicize your product/service on an even greater level! See the attached exhibitor form for more info.
We hope you will join us for McHenry County’s premiere green networking event!
Created on Friday, 12 October 2012 13:04