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May-June 2016

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

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In this Issue

How Sweet it is:

Sugar Dome completed in Montgomery. The largest freestanding sugar storage facility in the country.

Swirls & Sweets comes to downtown Montgomery

Food Market La Chiquita is ready to celebrate

Have you reserved your seat for the Montgomery bus tour

New networking opportunity

The year of the economic developer

A new approach to career fairs focused on targeted industry clusters

Where are the best and worse places to do business

ComEd adds to Illinois Economic Development tools

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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 
CenterPoint Properties

Dolan & Murphy

Elferno Bistro

First National Bank


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



West Aurora School District #129

Bank of Montgomery
Beacon News
Best Homes Fox Valley

Castellucio College Planning
Coffman Truck Sales, Inc.

David Murray-Country Financial
DQ Grill & Chill
Earthmovers Credit Union

Elferno Bistro
Fox Metro WRD
Fox Valley Building 
Construction Trades Council
IDI Gazely
Inland Midwest Development Corporation
Insight, KPI Kaneland Publications
Lakone Industries

Mark McGee 
State Farm Insurance

Midwest Siding Supply

Montgomery Patch

Montgomery Rotary
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

Watson Insurance Agency

   Featured  Sites
Construction Updates
US 30 Project Flyer

The economic condition of the Village continues to strengthen with added development projects and several new projects in the planning and permitting stage. If you have a story to tell or some news to share, please call or email us.  Members are given first priority!
Don't forget all underlined areas have additional information linked so don't be afraid to click away.

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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

Welcome New Businesses! 

               The History of the Sugar Dome 
Starting in late 2014, a referral came to the MEDC office to talk about a new project which we named project sweet tooth. With the help of the previous land owners, the current land owners, neighbors adjacent to the property and Sean Maher from Pritzker Realty Group, the project started to gain momentum. The village staff, engineer and elected officials continued to keep the project moving forward and on the front burner. ComEd, The Planning commission and the Montgomery Fire and Police department all played a role in keeping this deal in Montgomery. This is an exciting project for the community as it has not only placed Montgomery, Illinois on the map, it has proven to show the development community how true economic development, leadership and cooperation work together. Everyone participated and worked together to make this project a reality in the Village of Montgomery. Starting as a 40 million dollar investment, United Sugar and American Crystal have added a new meaning to the word sweet tooth. Help us welcome this great company and addition to our community!
American Crystal & United Sugars Corporation
 (Photo compliments of Judy Pochel-VanTieghem)

Pictured above is a 26,000 square-foot bulk storage dome recently built in Montgomery, Illinois. The dome will hold over 60,000 metric tons of Sugar. 

                                           Press Release

Swirls & Sweets
Press release


Swirls & Sweets  

Food Market La ChiQuita is ready to celebrate 
 Join us on June 11, 2016 


Food Market La Chiquita


 The Year of the Economic Developer:       


  Link to Visit the IEDC web site to read about this special honor


On Monday, May 9th, 2016 The Village of Montgomery passed a Proclamation for Economic Development week. The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation,  (MEDC) has been one of the longest standing and strongest public private partnerships focused on economic development in the Fox River Valley Region. It is extremely an honor to have the field of Economic Development recognized. Staff from the MEDC has been certified through both AEDC, IEDC and the National Development Council.

The MEDC would also like to thank all the Board Members and members of the MEDC for their continued support in the community and the Village of Montgomery. You have helped form the community we have become. Thanks for all you do.

Montgomery Property & Land Tour

It is time to reserve your seat and showcase your property or land in Montgomery:

Bus tour on June 16, 2016 featuring Montgomery properties and land available for development.

Have you ever considered joining a 
Networking Group?  
The Business Climate and Enhancement Committee are working with several small business owners in Montgomery to create a new networking group. Let's see who may be interested:  

Business Networking is a really valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business.  Joining a networking group could be just the boost you're looking for.

For information please reach out to:
David Murray Country Financial  office: 630-897-2364
 email: [email protected]
or Barry Croall cell: 630-664-8348
email:[email protected]
May is Small Business Month

For the last 53 years, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on American culture and economy. Small Business Month aims to honor the close to 30 million small businesses and the amazing people who run them.  

Thank you Montgomery Small Business Owners for all that you do!
Your small business helps give our community the character that it has today!


Montgomery Rotary Club       


If you are interested in getting involved with the Montgomery Rotary Club for fellowship and service please contact:


Mera Johnson at (630) 800-9980 or [email protected]
Link here for Montgomery Rotary Facebook Page
Link here for Rotary Media Center
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 are subject to change 

A collaborative effort continues with
Waubonsee Community College
Career Development Center and the local EDC agencies:
Click here for more details:

Friday, June 10  Manufacturing
Friday, June 17  Healthcare & Wellness
Friday, June 24  Information Technology

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Property Bus Tour 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 
Optional Lunch at South Moon 
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Grand Opening celebration & ribbon cutting
Food Market La Chiquita 

August 20 and 21st  
Pet Supplies Plus
weekend event with Band and Dock Dogs  
Thursday, September 15, 2016
MEDC Annual Golf Outing
Blackberry Oaks
10:30 to 5:30 

Additional Links & Resources
      Kane County Connects
The Rochester Group
Top 25 cities to open a business 


Who made the list?


ComEd shares Smart Ideas for your Business

Incentive Programs

click here for more information 

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 the Business Community of Montgomery. 
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore EDFP CEcD 
Executive Director
Montgomery Economic Development Corporation
office: 630-897-6748
cell: 815-703-1338

Montgomery Economic Development | 200 Webster | Montgomery | Illinois | IL | 60538