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Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 08:29
MCEDC recently assisted Marengo High School Students participation at the FABTECH Expo in Chicago.
Valuable insight into the jobs of the future and supporting manufacturing in McHenry County which is responsible for 25% of our economy.
Created on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:34
MCEDC elected 2012 officers and members of the Board of Directors at today's Annual Meeting of Investors and Board of Directors held at MCC Shah Corporate Center.
Outgoing Chairman of the board, Jim Thorpe commented "MCEDCC has been a consistent voice of business for 20th years. Our mission is to support the creation of primary jobs by focusing on retention, expansion and attraction. MCEDC affects positive change and economic growth, at this economically challenging time; we are pleased to have the direction of these outstanding leaders”.
Board members elected to their first term were Jamie Maravich, BMO Harris, David Hubbard, Exemplar Financial and Dave Johnson, Village of Huntley. Blake Hobson, Image Industries, was elected to his second term.
Serving as permanent members of the Board of Directors are MCC President Dr. Vicky Smith, Peter Austin, McHenry County Administrator, and Scott Breeden, McHenry County Board liaison.
The officers of the corporation for 2012 were also elected and are Chairman of the Board, Gary Overbay, Civiltech Engineering, Vice Chairman, Susan Milford, Centegra Health System, Treasurer, Joe Foley, Corporate Disk and Secretary, Blake Hobson, Image Industries,
Recognized for their contribution and efforts on behalf of EDC were retiring Board Members Jim Thorpe, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust and former Chairman of the Board; Sue Dobbe, Dobbe Marketing & PR and former Secretary; Gary Bryan, Chroma Corporation; Dan Colby, Mercy Health System; and Jack Minero, Prudential First.
McHenry County EDC President, Pam Cumpata, extended her appreciation and thanks to the outgoing Board of Directors who helped guide the corporation during a changing economy. Cumpata stated “As we prepare for 2012, I look forward to the leadership and business acumen of our board of directors and officers as we work to build the economic wealth of our county.”
Created on Sunday, 06 November 2011 23:59
The Keynote Speaker at MCEDC's 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner on November 3, 2011 was Douglas R. Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman & CEO. Over 500 people were in attendance to listen to Doug speak and to recognize and congratulate this year's Business Champion Nominees and Award Winners. More news: Northwest Herald article
Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman receives an aerial image of Woodstock
Pictured L-R: RB Thompson, Woodstock Council member (left) gifts to Caterpillar Chairman & CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman an aerial image of Woodstock, Ill, taken by Pendergrast Photography. Pam Cumpata MCEDC president (right) also presented image.
Pictured L-R: Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar, Larry O’Conor, Jr. Other World Computing, Aric Slavin, Dordan Manufacturing, Don Wallin, Joule Technologies, Sean Slavin, Dordan Manufacturing and Pam Cumpata, MCEDC
Congratulations to the 2011 Business Champion Award winners! Joule Technologies, Dordan Manufacturing and Other World Computing received their awards from Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar, and MCEDC President Pam Cumpata.
Created on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 01:00
LOOKING FOR FUNDING? MCEDC is partnering with the McHenry County College Small Business Development Center to introduce the new State of Illinois Advantage Illinois financing program.
McHenry County College Small Business Development Center with McHenry County Economic Development Corporation present:
Introduction to Advantage Illinois Program
Thursday, November 10, 2011
8:00 – 9:30 a. m.
MCC Shah Center
The number one challenge small businesses face in today's economy is gaining the funds they need to start or run their business. Governor Pat Quinn recently launched Advantage Illinois, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's enhanced portfolio of lending and venture capital programs, to help small businesses gain much-needed access to capital.
There has never been a better time to grow Illinois ideas or business! Attend this free seminar and learn about:
For more information or to register, please contact the Illinois Small Business Development Center at (815) 455-6098.
The Shah Center is located at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry, IL. 60050.
Created on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 08:00