Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:38
The room was a buzz with business on Thursday, April 11th at the Holiday Inn ballroom in Crystal Lake. Almost 90 companies participated and connected with potential customers and suppliers which was like music to the ears of MCEDC President Pam Cumpata. "The purpose of this event to open doors, create opportunities and to share information about products and companies. Bottom line....to build business! We have heard of companies who participated before and have generated solid business. In fact, one company met its business park neighbor here and within two years this previously 'unknown' neighbor is now one of their top customers."
Thanks to one of our valued EDC Investor/members, Robin Pendergrast Photography, LLC., you can get an idea of the event by clicking this video link.
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This speeddating for manufacturers event provided companies with from 7 to 10 fifteen minute appointments. Every 15 minutes, President Pam Cumpata rang a bell to close the match and folks moved to their next appointments. Fourteen MCEDC Investor/members and service providers such as Centegra Health Systems and Stan's Office Technologies were staged around the sides of the room for companies to meet. In addition, many Illinois state agencies were also on hand to assist and meet with companies during their free times. One of the most sought after matches at the event was Caterpillar. Their two representatives held over 22 matches with our McHenry County manufacturers. In total, over 500 match appointments were held.
MCEDC Board of Director Mark Steadman (Stan's Office Technologies, servng Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin) expressed his appreciation to Corporate Sponsor "Castle Bank" and breakfast sponsor "In Sync Systems" for making this event possible. Steadman also commented that "Manufacturing is a vital component of McHenry County's economy responsible for almost 25%. MCEDC will continue to provide our manufacturers with support and opportunities for growth."
Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:04
BSC Private Wealth Management, LLC, together with The McHenry County Economic Development Corporation, cordially invites you to be our guest at our Outlook 2013 Spring Update. The lunch symposium will be held at Crystal Lake Country Club on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 beginning at 12:00 PM.
The senior partners of BSC Private Wealth Management, John Chapman and John Sleeting, will be presenting important perspectives on our firm's wealth management strategies for 2013. This presentation will update critical economic developments and set forth a comprehensive framework for sound decision making for the balance of the year.
Investment Advice offered through BSC Private Wealth Management, LLC a Registered Investment Advisor.
Created on Friday, 22 February 2013 09:08
Join us for the March Madness Mixer on Tuesday March 12th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
WHERE: United Way of Greater McHenry County - 4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry
ADMISSION FEE: Free will donation benefiting the United Way’s local campaign
Created on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 13:50
February 28, 2013
Noon - 8pm
815 Tek Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014
100+ New Job Openings: -Manufacturing -Maintenance -Engineering -Quality Assurance
Created on Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:57
Manufacturing Matchmaking Event - Think 'speed dating' for manufacturers!
Back by popular demand, MCEDC will host our fifth matchmaking event on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
Castle Bank is our investor sponsor for this event and there is no cost to you or your company.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with seven companies for preselected ten minute appointments. Formal matches will end at 10:30 AM and there will be an opportunity for open matches and networking until 11:30 AM.
How it works - once registrations are finalized, a listing of all participating companies will be emailed to you. You review the list and using our convenient online selection form, select and rank your preferred matches (up to ten). Upon arrival on the 11th, you will receive a detailed match schedule. Bring business cards, brochures, and product samples.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FEBRUARY 14th! Click here to register!
Call Jean with any questions 815.893.0895.
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 Tuesday, 13 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 Friday, 09 November 2012 09:54
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at
McHenry County College
Friday, Dec. 7
8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
NBD S70 001 $10 pp
(includes continental breakfast and box lunch)
o Marketing, Research & Business Development
o Banking, Finance & Law
o Manufacturing Logistics & Compliance
For more information or to register:
McHenry County College Shah Center
4100 W. Shamrock Lane
McHenry, IL 60050
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.