Thursday, May 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
Hear from local business Stevens Industries as they prepare to launch on-site childcare services for their employees. Jeff Andrews, President of Business of Childcare, will discuss the current state of childcare in our region and share how he helps communities act toward addressing challenges. Matt Cekander, CPA, Doehring, Winders & Co. LLP will review potential childcare tax credits available to business and their employees.
Thursday, Apr. 28 @ 10:30 a.m.
Learn about incentive programs offered through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The Mayor of Paris, Illinois, and a representative from Laborer’s Home Development Corporation will give insights into their recent housing development projects.
Thursday, Mar. 31 @ 10:30 a.m.
Attendees learned more about Apprenticeship Navigator Service provided by Lake Land College, Apprenticeships 101 with a local employer’s experience, LIFT – Leaders Innovating for Tomorrow and ERCA – Effingham Regional Career Academy.
Thurs. Feb. 24 @ 2 p.m.
Panelists included: Don Elmore with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and Kala Lambert with DCEO.
Materials shared: SBDC Presentation Handout – 2.24.22 and DCEO Presentation Handout – 2.24.22
For further information:
Don Elmore, Director at Champaign County EDC
email@example.com or 217-378-8535
Mariel Huasanga, Director – International Trade Center, IL SBDC at Champaign County EDC
firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-378-8535
Partners of SBDC:
ITC – International Trade Center https://www.intracen.org/
SBA – Small Business Administration https://www.sba.gov/
DCEO – Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity https://www.illinois.gov/dceo
PTAC – Procurement Technical Assistance Center https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/BeginHere/Pages/PTAC.aspx
IL SBDC at Champaign County EDC www.cusbdc.org
Bridge Virtual Incubator www.bridgeincubator.com
Kala L. Lambert, Southeast Region Manager, Regional Economic Development
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
203 East 3rd Street, Suite 2
Centralia, IL 62801
C: (217) 836-8376
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity www.illinois.gov/dceo
EZ Overview for Business
Illinois Apprenticeship Education Expense Tax Credit
Illinois Research & Development Tax Credit
LWIA 23 Service Menu
Thurs. Jan. 27 @ 10:30 a.m.
Panelists included: Lora Bergfeld and John Vitale with the SBA Department at Midland States Bank, Mary Warren with the USDA Office of Rural Development and John Hill and Mark Schultz with Office of Business Development at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Materials shared included: Small Business Presentation with Midland (slides), Small Business Association – Midland Flyer, Advantage Illinois Presentation (slides), Advantage Illinois FAME, Advantage Illinois – Approved Lenders 12.10.21, USDA RD Presentation (slides),
Further resources shared in the webinar:
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Women’s Business Centers (WBC)
Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
Effingham Public Library
USDA RD Business Programs
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