City of Elgin Presents Image Awards

  • March 20, 2017
  • Carol Gieske

Elgin’s Image Advisory Commission is proud to announce the winners for the prestigious Image Awards for 2016. The annual award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on Elgin. The ceremony took place at the Heritage Ballroom at The Centre of Elgin on March 16, 2017.
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Elgin Top in Kane County Jobs

  • March 6, 2017
  • Terry Gajewski

The Illinois Department of Employment Security publishes monthly information on the number of private sector employees working and covered by unemployment insurance by county. What these numbers show is that Elgin once again leads all cities in Kane County in yet another category - private sector employment. Manufacturing, wholesale, administrative support, and health care represent the top four industry categories where more than half of the people in Elgin Are employed
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Exporting to the World

  • February 7, 2017
  • Carol Gieske

Up to eight manufacturing businesses located in Kane County and Elgin will be offered an opportunity to take part in a U.S. Department of Commerce program that, on average, generates $770,000 in new export sales for each participating company. Metro Chicago Exports is introducing ExporTechTM, an innovative, customized workshop that provides an individual coach for each company, leading to an export plan in nine weeks. It is the only national program where each company develops a written export plan that is vetted by a panel of experts upon completion. The standard cost to participate in the program is $5,000. However, for the 2017 “winter cohort,” Elgin and Kane County manufacturers will receive a reduced rate of $3,000. The program is scheduled to take place on single days in April, May and June. Companies that would benefit most from ExporTechTM are: • Manufacturers that have received inquiries about exporting, but do not include it in their business plan. • Companies looking to create a holistic, strategic plan for exporting. • Manufacturers who want to export and are unsure of where to begin. • Experienced exporting manufacturers looking to target new markets. • Businesses that are looking for personalized exporting assistance. • Manufacturers looking for resources and technical assistance for exports. Companies interested in registering or have any questions should contact Lisa Reijula, Metro Chicago Exports Program Manager at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at (312) 589-5773. The EDG will be publicizing ExporTechTM to Elgin companies.
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FMA Opens for Business in Elgin

  • January 26, 2017
  • Carol Gieske

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members working to improve the metal processing, forming and fabricating industry and relocated to Elgin from Rockford.
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