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March 18, 2011



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The Future of the Strip Mall

The attached article talks about the future of strip centers. 

DCEO Energy Grant apps 

Link to DCEO 
The attached link provides important information from the Department of Commerce. 

How does the State of Illinois Rank?
The attached report grades the State's economic competitiveness. Illinois' overall rank is 34 (p 67) based on their analysis. 


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GMACC Hosts Montgomery 
Candidate Forum


 Get Informed...then cast your vote!



Hear what the candidates have to say:


When: Thursday March 24th, 2011 
Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Where: Montgomery Village Hall 
                200 N. River Street
                Montgomery, IL 60538
Why should you attend this event? To gain an understanding of each candidates view on subjects that matter to you. 
Who is invited: All Montgomery business/property owners and residents and anyone interested in learning more about the Village of Montgomery candidates running for office.
Who is running this event?


 Hosted By: GMACC 
 Moderator: WSPY Radio Videotape & post on  
 How do I Learn more about the Candidates: 

 Candidates running for Trustee position:
Matt Brolley
Stan Bond
Jeanne Felten
Martin Flowers
Pete Heinz
Josh Salisbury
Rob Watermann



Join the MEDC Board

The MEDC Board of Directors have opened three seats on the MEDC Board of Directors. Two seats will be available from the General Growth category and one seat will be available from the Associate Member category. 


All members will have an opportunity to vote in their category.


Interested candidates should call the MEDC office to be placed on the ballot. Ballots can be emailed or mailed.  


If you are interested in getting involved or would like to learn more about the activities within the organization please be sure to contact the MEDC office.



 Mark your calendar

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Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Business Climate & Enhancement Committee:

200 Webster Street
8:30 am  
April 14, 2011 
Fox Valley Park District's New Executive Director
Update on Stuart Sports Complex
The next MEDC Board Meeting is:

    April 12th  @ 1:00   PM. 

Save the dates:
MEDC Breakfast Meeting: May 12, 2011
The basics of Social Media:
A previously "sold out" seminar
presented by Sikich, a Marketing & Design firm.
You will want to block out your morning for this one!
Montgomery Book Release: July 11th, 2011
Signature signing: July 23, 1-3 pm
Gray's Mill
Golf Outing: September 22, 2011


Holiday Party: December 8, 2011



The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation is a non for profit 501c6 Corporation supported by The Village of Montgomery and the Business community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters for giving us the opportunity to serve The Village and Business Community of Montgomery. 
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore EDFP CEcD 
Executive Director
Montgomery Economic Development Corporation