Created on Monday, 17 September 2012 21:01
The Algonquin Western ByPass Groundbreaking took place today, September 17th, 2012 with over 100 leaders in attendance.
This project was the founding project of the MCEDC 21 years ago. It took perseverance, collaboration, cooperation and the efforts of many, many people to bring it to fruition.
Gary Overbay, MCEDC Chairman of the Board, welcomed everyone and provided history of the project. He also introduced the speakers of this morning event - Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Don Manzullo, Senator Pam Althoff, Village of Algonquin President John Schmitt, County Board Chairman Ken Koehler and IDO Secretary Ann Schneider. Enjoy the video and the view onto the site.
Created on Monday, 10 September 2012 13:04
The first group out of a total of 15 chartered buses left this morning for the International Manufacturing & Technology show in Chicago. There will be over 844 students from McHenry County visiting the show to learn more about manufacturing and potential careers. Off today was Johnsburg, Richmond Burton, Woodstock & McHenry high schools.
Created on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:45
Congratulations to the Village of Huntley, the counties of McHenry and Kane, IDOT and the Illinois Tollway on working together to create jobs and economic development opportunities.
Over 100 leaders from throughout the county as well as MCEDC President Pam Cumpata were on hand to welcome Govenor Quinn to the job site. With the earth moving equipment in full swing, speaker after speaker complimented the collaboritive efforts of all the partners to make this interchange a realty.
Created on Thursday, 23 August 2012 11:03
Over 100 business leaders attended the Annual MCEDC legislative breakfast held ‘under the stars’ at The Raue Center for the Arts in downtown Crystal Lake.
Congressman Don Manzullo and Congressman Randy Hultgren discussed activities at the Federal level including the transportation bill, and State Senators Althoff and Duffy and Representative Gaffney discussed state issues.
Created on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:03
After 21 years of aggressive outreach supporting transportation improvement efforts, many trips to Springfield and Washington DC, hundreds of meetings with legislators and even a road rally, we are proud to invite you to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Algonquin Western Bypass.
NEW DATE: Algonquin Western Bypass Groundbreaking, MONDAY, September 17, 2012 - Click to register.
Created on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:25
Four hundred area high school students have signed on to attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.
The trip, during the week of Sept. 10-15, is being hosted by the McHenry County Economic Development Corp. According to the MCEDC, more than 25 percent of McHenry County’s economic wealth is created by the manufacturing community.
“Not only is this vital sector of our economy experiencing difficulty hiring skilled workers today, but statistics show that our current skilled workforce will be retiring in the near future,” said MCEDC President Pam Cumpata.
Northwest Herald article - Cashman: Manpower shortage in manufacturing
Created: Sunday, August 12, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT
Created on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 07:48
Plan to attend the Harvest Festival 2012 on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 12 - 5:00 p.m.
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
Harvest Festival celebrates this year's harvest and provides the community with an opportunity to learn more about Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus. Other highlights include food prepared by Chef Scott Cummings, live music, a local beer and wine tent, and a farmer's market. The celebration is open to neighbors, alumni, students, staff, and faculty.
No entrance fee. RSVP required. Visit LUC.edu/harvest to register and consider making a donation.
Created on Monday, 06 August 2012 13:24
Topic: Exporting to a Europe in Turmoil: Practical Strategies for Tough Times
Date: August 15, 2012
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL
Members & clients of sponsoring organizations - $50; Non-members - $65.
Special luncheon program and panel discussion sponsored by the: Illinois District Export Council; International Trade Association of Greater Chicago; U.S. Commercial Service Chicago.
Panelists include: Richard J. Beranek, President, Miner Elastomer Products Corporation; Bernie V. Bowersock, Senior Vice President, Global Specialty Solutions; Jeffrey A. Dziura, Vice President – International, NewMedical Technology; Scott Kotvis, Director, Global Business Development, Daubert Cromwell; William A. Strauss (Moderator), Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Created on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:21
Many of us are familiar with ACT, widely known for College testing, but do you know that ACT offers assessments that can impact your workplace in a very positive way? The newly expanded National Career Readiness Certificate – Plus is a comprehensive, evidence-based solution to help you meet the rapidly evolving workforce needs of our new economy.
To experience firsthand how NCRC Plus can assist in your recruitment and staff development needs, ACT is offering at no-cost (to you or your business) the NCRC Plus testing to interested McHenry County employers. Your business may be eligible to have 10 – 20 of your employees receive the free assessments that will be scheduled to best accommodate your needs.
See the attached flyer for further details, and we encourage you to contact us for more information about this limited opportunity to see how NCRC Plus gives you a new tool for staffing success!