About this event:
Annual DCEDC Economic Outlook Luncheon
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
At Faranda’s Banquet Center-302 Grove Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
Featuring William Strauss, Senior Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Mark S. Peterson, President & CEO, INTERSECT Illinois
DCEDC Celebrates 30 years at their Annual Dinner/State of the County Event!
DCEDC recently hosted our Annual Dinner & State of the County Event, where we celebrated our 30th Anniversary. The evening began with a high-level networking reception where several DCEDC Members highlighted their business goods and services. Following the reception, a delicious plated dinner was served by Faranda’s Banquet Center. During the dinner hour, our guests were entertained by the Harmelodics, an all-female acapella group of young women who attend NIU. Guests could watch a video collection of information dating back 30 years. DCEDC would especially like to thank our Founding and Continuous Members for their initial investment and ongoing investment in our organization and in DeKalb County, Illinois!
Blackhawk Moving & Storage, City of DeKalb, City of Genoa, City of Sycamore, ComEd, Crum-Halsted Agency, Curran Contracting, Daily Chronicle/Shaw Media, DeKalb County, Illinois, DeKalb County Farm Bureau, First National Bank, DeKalb Township, Driv-Lok, First Midwest Bank < Formerly National Bank and Trust >, Heartland Bank and Trust Company < Formerly American National Bank > , IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC., Kishwaukee College, McCabe Realtors/Chuck Lindhart, Nicor Gas, Northern Illinois University, Pardridge Insurance, Resource Bank, N.A., Sandwich Township, Sycamore Industrial Park/Robert T. & Doris Boey, The Larson Group/Mike Larson, The Suter Company, Town of Cortland, Village of Kirkland, Village of Malta, Village of Shabbona, Village of Waterman, WALT, Ltd., Waste Management of Illinois, Zea Mays Holdings.
Next, we were honored to welcome back Illinois’s 42nd Governor, Bruce Rauner. Governor Rauner stated that “DeKalb County, Illinois is on the international radar and has many advantages to bring new corporations to DeKalb County.” Following Governor Rauner’s compelling keynote address, DCEDC’s Executive Director, Paul J. Borek highlighted the history of DCEDC throughout the past 30 years as part of his 2017 State of the County Address.
To end the spectacular evening, DCEDC’s President, Chuck Kaiser offered the closing remarks. Remarks primarily included a reiteration of the organization’s gratitude to our guests and members who attended and/or sponsored the event, the DCEDC staff, and the Annual Dinner committee members who worked tirelessly on the event, along with our board members for volunteering their time, their talent, and their support of the event.