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!
Created on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 07:44
Lunch Program Event: What Happened in Springfield?
Speakers: State Representative Michael W. Tryon and State Representative Elaine Nekritz
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Noon
Location: The University Club, Chicago, Illinois
Should this past legislative session get a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”? What was accomplished concerning state budget, revenue, current and future pension issues, payment of outstanding bills owed by the State of Illinois?
How did the Legislature accomplish significant Medicaid reforms? Does this stabilize the State’s health care system? Does it have any impact on governmental and private sector retirees?
Were plastic bags and wrap really an issue? Gambling expansion and cigarette tax?
And what are the major open items for summer or veto sessions or after the election?
Republican Representative in the 64th District, Michael W. Tryon, was first elected to the Illinois House in November, 2004. He currently serves on the Mass Transit, Healthcare Availability Access, Least Cost Power Procurement, Environment and Energy, Local Government and the Smart Growth and Regional Planning Committees of the State Legislature. Former President of the McHenry County Board, he is a Principal in an environmental testing lab.
State Representative Elaine Nekritz (Democrat) is serving her fifth term in the State House. She is Chair of the Personnel and Pension, Judicial One – Civil Law and Special Investigating Committees, she is Vice-Chair of the Pension Investment Committee and she is a Committee member of Transportation, Regulation, Roads, Environmental Health, Housing and Property Sub-Committee and Railroad and Air Transportation Sub-Committee.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!
Cosponsored by the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation, the luncheon is at noon at the University Club, 76 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603. The cost of the lunch and program is $48 for EDC and MCEDC members and $65 for non-members. There is no charge for EDC Corporate and Sustaining Members.
Reservations are mandatory and can be made by visiting the EDC website, www.EDCChicago.org, or by calling the EDC at (773) 279-8787.
Created on Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:00
MCEDC is pleased to partner with Allocca Enterprises, Inc. and the US Commercial Service to bring export training to McHenry County. Manufacturers who are ready to take the next step in growing their export business should register as soon as possible. For details on the HTS/Schedule B Classification and topics covered, please see the attached.
Created on Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:16
Date: Thursday June 21, 2012
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 am
Location: McHenry County Administration Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
667 Ware Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
For more information, contact the McHenry Count Workforce Investment Board at 815-338-2437.
Created on Friday, 06 April 2012 07:44
IMEC launches Made in Illinois. Be a part of this exciting new program!
As part of the national “Make it in America” campaign being undertaken by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, IMEC is launching a companion Made in Illinois program to showcase Illinois products to the public and provide an internet-based forum for manufacturers to connect and generate business opportunities. Illinois manufacturers can register for a free profile page to feature their products and services, share company news, and display pictures and videos.
This program is an exciting opportunity to promote Illinois manufacturing and raise public awareness. I hope you will consider partnering with us to get the manufacturers in your region to participate!
You can join us in the campaign by communicating about Made in Illinois directly to your local manufacturers, displaying the Made in Illinois icon on your organization’s website or other promotional materials, and distributing the flyer at your events and other activities that will involve manufacturers. We will also be developing a Made in IL Partner recognition page on the IMEC website and social channels. If you join the campaign, we will add your organization’s logo to the list of supporters.
Attached is a one-page flyer with details on the program, including links to the Made in Illinois site, and our social media channels.