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November-December 2015
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Montgomery Economic Development | 200 Webster St. Montgomery IL 60538 | 630.897.6748

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In this Issue

Mill street bridge reopens

Second clean up for the year on Aucutt road

Railroad crossing on Webster closing

Speedway opens in Montgomery

Chiquita opens in Montgomery

ICSC filled with opportunities

Montgomery Rotary club continues to grow
 
KPI provides another opportunity to continue marketing your business.

Holiday Happenings

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

 

 

MEDC Members 

 

 

  
Butterball
  
Caterpillar
  
Engineering Enterprises, Inc. 
 
Rush Copley Medical Center
  
Montgomery
Chiropractic


Village of Montgomery
 
Bridgeview Bank Group

Castle Bank

  
CenterPoint Properties

Dolan & Murphy

Elferno Bistro

 

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

The Voice Publication

VVF Illinois

Waubonsee Community
College 

 

Weblinx

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

Elferno Bistro
  
Fox Metro WRD
  
Fox Valley Building 
Construction Trades Council
  
HRM
  
IDI Gazely
  
Inland Midwest Development Corporation
  
Insight, KPI Kaneland Publications
  
Lakone Ind.
  
Ledger-Sentinel

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

United Facilities
  
Watson Insurance Agency
  
  

   Featured  Sites
Construction Updates
 
 
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Greetings!
 
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!
  
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Your business and your success are very important to us!
 
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore CEcD EDFP
Executive Director, MEDC
Mill street bridge reopening
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
opening of the Bridge

Press Coverage
Montgomery officials held a ribbon-cutting event at 5:30 pm on Oct. 26, 2015, to mark the reopening of the renovated Mill street bridge.  The $431,000 maintenance project included the installation of a new surface on the bridge deck.
             Montgomery has a 2nd clean up
   Special thanks to VVF and Elferno Bistro for all their support! 
2015 clean up      
The MEDC and the Village of Montgomery Community Development Department recently coordinated a second clean-up event of the year. This time, the focus was on Aucutt Road, which is part of Montgomery's industrial corridor. 

We have had a large amount of interest in our TIF district, and we wanted to clean up the area before winter set in. 

VVF  was a huge help in supporting our efforts, providing over seven volunteers. The Elferno Bistro, a new restaurant in the Citgo gas station, provided food for our volunteers. They served pizza, salads and sandwiches, and participated in the event as well. 

An earlier clean-up event focused on the Douglas Road corridor.

2015 clean up VVF (top photo left to right; Dr. Neil Schlupp and James Anthony Manfre )


(bottom photo, Megan Haber from VVF L.L.C)
Webster Railroad Crossing to close

 

The Webster Street railroad crossing will close at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, and is scheduled to reopen at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20.  The project will fully replace the crossing, so while it may start out as an inconvenience, in the end this is great news. Going over the tracks at Webster Road has been a struggle for many years. It is good news to find out that the continued effort by the community and Village trustees led to the crossing repairs.

 

click here for details of closing     

 

Village website 

Speedway opens in Montgomery 

 

Speedway opened in Montgomery on Oct. 28, 2015.

A grand opening and ribbon cutting event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at 8:00 a.m.  Speedway is located at 2110 Orchard Road in Montgomery. Please stop by and welcome them to Montgomery. 

 

Press release 

  

Help us WELCOME  Chiquita Market to Montgomery  

      Chiquita Market opened on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015. They are located at the old Montgomery Market at 1525 Douglas Road, in Montgomery. 

 

Chiquita completely remodeled the inside and outside of the building, and features a restaurant and bakery inside the grocery store. 

 

In a few weeks, we will plan an official grand opening and celebrate with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Please stop by and welcome them to our community.  


  The MEDC & Village attend ICSC at Navy Pier   

The MEDC and the Village of Montgomery attended the ICSC convention in Chicago at Navy Pier on Oct. 7, 2015.


The ICSC conference gives us the opportunity to meet with developers, brokers and retailers, and talk to them about Montgomery and property opportunities. We were able to meet with a variety of prospects and provide flash drives with available property sites.  

 
An announcement from Butterball 
Thinking about a new career? 
On Nov. 2, we transformed our entire recruiting and hiring process with a new sourcing, recruiting and onboarding solution. Butterball will now be going to an online Applicant Tracking System. 

With this new user-friendly system solution, we will streamline our recruiting and hiring process from posting a job to bringing a new team member on board. Our applicants will have the flexibility to complete an application online versus standing in long lines waiting to complete a paper application. 

In addition, our current team members will be able to easily apply for jobs by accessing our internal application on the company intranet under the recruiting page. We believe this will be a positive experience and have value added impact to our business and people solutions. The following website is available to all of our applicants.

    

  The Montgomery Rotary club grows to 26 members.    

 

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.

  

The new Rotary club of Montgomery has been busy since it's charter date of June 17. The club now at 26 members has brought an author to Krug Elementary, volunteered at Hesed House several times and collected over 150 winter gear items for children. Community leaders and businesses are encouraged to join the group. The 2nd week of the month is reserved for service projects.

Dues are $30.00 a month for individuals or corporate memberships and includes two breakfasts twice a month. Local and global opportunities for networking, exchanging ideas and services. 

 

Breakfast meetings are held on the first and second Thursday of each month.    

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Montgomery Village Hall
200 N. River
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:

Insight magazine is just one of many ways that Kaneland Publications can help you strengthen your connection to your community. 

In addition to their magazine, which reaches nearly a quarter of a million homes each year, they publish the Elburn Herald and Sugar Grove Herald newspapers, as well as providing commercial printing, graphic design, direct mail and web design services. 

Contact them today for more information. 

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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. 
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    Holiday Events

      Festival of Lights             Tree lighting
      Tree Lighting Ceremony: Dec. 6, 2015
      Holiday Decoration Contest  click here
 
      MEDC Annual Holiday Party
      This year we will be at Poor Boys:
     
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
      4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      click here for:   Holiday Party Flyer

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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. 
  
Sincerely,
  
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore EDFP CEcD 
Executive Director
Montgomery Economic Development Corporation
cell: 815-703-1338