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April  21, 2011



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The Future of the Strip Mall

The attached article talks about the future of strip centers. 

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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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Happy Easter Blue 
A most joyous Easter to you & yours!
Congratulations to
  The Village of  Montgomery 
and Pizzo and Associates, Ltd.
for recognition from the US EPA and Chicago Wilderness for excellence in Conservation Development for its stewardship of the detention basins throughout the village.
 Native Landscaping Awards
Montgomery was recognized for two distinct efforts dealing with conservation planning and implementation efforts.

Time to Register

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"Social Media Basics"
  Date: May 12, 2011
Networking and continental breakfast begins at 7:45 am
Program: 8:30am -10:30am
 Location: Montgomery Village Hall
200 North River Street
Montgomery, Illinois  60538
Don't be afraid to jump in!
After several sold out events, Sikich has offered to come to Montgomery and share their knowledge:
This seminar will provide the social media beginner the basics to get them started and take the fear of the unknown out of this new communication. The knowledge gained from this seminar will give you the gentle push to jump right in!
Trust us, you will "like" this !
Cost: $15.00
MEDC Members: $10.00 
Panel of presenters include:
Heidi Thorne of Thorne Communications-Promo with a Purpose. Heidi will present as the Twitter expert. 
Nicole DeFalco of Write Influence will present as the social media content expert. She will focus on "what should I post and why?"
Eric Lukazewski of Echelon Design will present on Facebook. See what big and small companies and other individuals are doing to utilize Facebook for their own growth.
Scott Kolbe of Sikich Marketing & DesignServices will focus on populating your LinkedIn page and more.   
Be sure to block out your morning for this one!
Over 100 people expected to attend.



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Save the dates:
 GMACC Annual Dinner: May 5th, 2011
Montgomery Book Release: July 11th, 2011
Signature signing: July 23, 1-3 pm
Gray's Mill
MEDC Golf Outing: September 22, 2011

 MEDC & GMACC 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