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September-October 2015

Montgomery Economic Development | 200 Webster St. Montgomery IL 60538 | 630.897.6748

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In this Issue

Oswego Fire Department has a lot to be proud of

Farmers Insurance is a Downtown success story

VVF, a winner in our book

Pet Supplies Plus celebrates their first year in Montgomery and joins the MEDC

Riverview Diner responds to their clients needs

MEDC golf outing a huge success

Waubonsee Job Fair draws a huge group of employers seeking candidates

Montgomery Rotary club continues to help the community and serve
KPI provides another opportunity to continue marketing your business.

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River Run Details

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Special Thanks to all the MEDC members for their continued commitment to our organization



MEDC Members 



Engineering Enterprises, Inc. 
Rush Copley Medical Center

Village of Montgomery
Bridgeview Bank Group

Castle Bank

CenterPoint Properties


Heitkotter, Inc.
Kendall County

Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi & Andersson, P.C.
Old Second National Bank
Oswego Community Unit School District #308
Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, Inc.
Performance Foodservice-Fox River
R.Time Investments, LLC

VVF Illinois

Waubonsee Community



West Aurora School District #129

Bank of Montgomery
Beacon News
Best Homes Fox Valley

Castellucio College Planning
Coffman Truck Sales, Inc.
DQ Grill & Chill
Earthmovers Credit Union
Fox Metro WRD
Fox Valley Building 
Construction Trades Council
IDI Gazely
Inland Midwest Development Corporation
Insight, KPI Kaneland Publications
Lakone Ind.

Mark McGee State Farm Insurance

Midwest Siding Supply

Montgomery Patch
Oswego Fire Protection
Oswego Public Library

Pet Supplies Plus
Pizzo & Associates Ltd.
Planet Fitness
Pipefitters Local 597
Probst Service Inc.
 Superior Beverage
Third Day Commercial

The Voice Publications

United Facilities
Watson Insurance Agency

   Featured  Sites
Construction Updates
Project Flyer

If you have a story to tell or some news to share with the business community, please send it to us so we can include it in our next news blast.  Members are given first priority!
We welcome any suggestions to help make the MEDC news blast more helpful to you and all of our readers.

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or just give us a call at (630) 897-6748 or (815) 703-1338.

Your business and your success are very important to us!
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore CEcD EDFP
Executive Director, MEDC
Oswego Fire Protection District
Oswego Fire  Training

(on class ISO Class 2 rating)
Oswego Fire Department had a ribbon cutting ceremony in April to dedicate their new training facility in memory of Chief Raymond Hoff. Chief Hoff was a giant in the American fire service and instructed nationally after retiring as a Battalion Chief with the Chicago Fire Department. The center is dedicated to this nationally recognized fire service expert in large part because the intent behind the facility is to reach out in such a way as to impact firefighters from the entire region.
There is so much more behind this center and all the wonderful events that have occurred within the Oswego Fire Department.
Please help me congratulate Michael Veseling who was  appointed Fire Chief, after Chief  Rick Neitzer retired after almost three decades with the District. Chief Veseling is honored to be appointed to this position and is excited to lead such a tremendous group of firefighters. We are proud to have you!
    Watson Insurance expands in Montgomery
       Congratulations to Ryan Watson and Farmers Insurance:
   Ryan Watson - Farmers Insurance and Financial Services

Farmers Insurance is proud to announce the expansion of their  Montgomery office. They have signed an extension to their lease and recently received three awards! What a great success story!

Click here to read letter from Ryan Watson: Read News here
VVF nominated for manufacturer of the year in Kane County.

VVF was presented with a banner from the Manufacturers association and Kane County at the annual MEDC golf outing.  VVF was nominated by the MEDC for manufacturer of the year. The nomination was based on giving back to the community. VVF has always been a winner in our book! Congratulations! 


VVF nominated for award   


Details on Kane County Nominations 

Help us  WELCOME  Pet Supplies Plus
 to the MEDC :  

Thanks so much for joining the MEDC. Pet Supplies Plus just recently celebrated their one year anniversary in Montgomery. They threw a huge outdoor party and the neighborhood was allowed to bring their pets to the event.  


The entire month of October, Pet Supplies Plus is also offering a 10% discount for all grooming services. Be sure to sign up for a Pets Plus card for additional discounts throughout the year.  

                            Click here for coupon 

Pet Supplies Plus celebrates their First Year in Montgomery with a PJ Party    

Click here for:  Press release on event 
Franchise owner, George Lennon, speaks from the heart. "The first year in Montgomery was indeed a great year. We had a great crowd at our anniversary party and we know each year it will grow. Residents were allowed to bring their pets and we had a series of activities going on all evening. The weather could not have been better. "
               link to facebook page and photos

Locally Owned Pet Supplies Plus Logo
             Riverview Diner doubles in size! 
On Tuesday, August 18
at 8:30 am, an official ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Riverview Diner, celebrating the expansion and new building. After the event, breakfast was served. It was a nice crowd.
Riverview Diner

Plaque and ribbon to Riverview  


(Pictured on the left is the satin ribbon used for the grand opening, signed along with a plaque presented to Riverview Diner.     


  Click here for Press release

The MEDC has their best ever Golf Outing:
Village President Matt Brolley enjoyed the opportunity to play golf and meet with many of the business owners in the community. 

We sincerely appreciate all the wonderful people who came out and shared the day with us.

Click here for Press release, winners & sponsors:

Special Thanks to all of our volunteers & sponsors. Be sure to visit the photo album on the MEDC Facebook page.



Waubonsee Community College
Career Services
Waubonsee Community 
College Career Services 
is a great resource for employers and job seekers.

 Job Fair is scheduled for September 25, at the Waubonsee Campus in Aurora


  The Montgomery Rotary club continues to reach out and assist the community:  


Just recently the Montgomery Rotary Club gave a hand at the MEDC golf outing. They jumped right in and helped out and made it one of our best events ever. They also are signed up for the River Run and also participated in the Montgomery Fest. Thanks so much for reaching out to so many.  


Rotary International is a service organization started in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris, an attorney who wanted a place for professionals to share ideas and build lifelong friendships.


Meetings are held on Thursday Mornings: 

7:00 am to 8:00 am
Riverview Restaurant
1420 SE River Road
Montgomery, IL 60538

Contact Mera Johnson at (630) 800-9980 or [email protected]
Link here for Montgomery Rotary Facebook Page
Link here for Rotary Media Center
KPI continues to add new products and services:
Contact them today for more information. 
Insight is just one of many ways KPI can help you strengthen your connection to your community. Contact the KPI team to find out more. 
Mark Your Calendars!
The MEDC (BCEC) Meeting
Business Climate Enhancement Committee
200 Webster Road Montgomery MEDC Office
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month 
Call ahead for agenda, as meetings and agendas are subject to change. 
Montgomery River Run

Be sure to visit the link above for schedule of events.
MEDC Annual Holiday Open House

This year we will be at Poor Boys:
Click here for flyer

Tuesday, December 15                              

4:00 pm to  7:00pm

Always a great time with great food, great people and yes, beer & wine!

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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
cell: 815-703-1338