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June 2018 Edition

A Newsletter for The Business Community 

The Community and Economic Development Department has initiated this Newsletter called "Business Matters" for our local business community.

The newsletter is electronic only, and includes information from the Village to help your businesses stay connected to Business New, upcoming networking events, grant or funding opportunities, and other issues of interest for growth and development. The newsletter is also posted on-line on the Village website. Has your business won an award? Is there business news you would like to share?

Please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 630.823.5781 and we will be happy to include the information in the newsletter.

Promote Your Business at the 2018 Local Business Expo on Saturday August 11, 2018

The Village of Hanover Park, C.O.N.E.C.T. Committee, Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Northwest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 2018 Local Business Expo as part of the Village of Hanover Park 60th Anniversary Family Festival!  This all-day festival will include games and activities for kids, live music, food, drink and fund for the whole family.  

Showcase your business with a booth in the Local Business Expo Tent between noon and 4 p.m.   This is a great opportunity to promote your business to Hanover Park residents. At the Festival, stop by the Women’s Business Development Center table to learn about the assistance they can provide to help you grow your business. 

Registration Deadline:    July 11, 2018
Festival Date:                   Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:00- 4:00 PM   
Location:                          Community Park, 1919 Walnut 

Register on-line or download the application and mail with payment to:
Village of Hanover Park
Kathleen Arnold
2121 W. Lake Street
Hanover Park, IL 60133
Time is running out to register!  Cost to Exhibit $50.00

Third Annual Business Resource Fair Survey Released

The Village is planning the Third Annual Small Business Resource Fair for Fall of 2018!   Past topics have included business plan development, financing, social media and marketing, and strategic growth.  

What topics would be helpful to you as you grow your business here in Hanover Park?  Please complete a quick – and confidential - survey and let us know your needs or print and mail the survey.  We hope you will plan to attend this educational seminar.  Details will be available this summer.  

Women's Business Development Center

Free Business Assistance Available from the WBDC at Village Hall 

Are you a small business or entrepreneur looking for help with business plan development, marketing and outreach strategies, WBE certification or loan assistance? The Village of Hanover Park, in partnership with the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) - Aurora, NOW hosts office hours at Village Hall (2121 Lake Street Hanover Park, IL) to offer FREE assistance and business advising services to Hanover Park businesses and entrepreneurs.

Office hours are scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month at 11 am, in Room 123 of the Village Hall.  Please contact Shubhra Govind at 630-823-5781 for more information. The Village of Hanover Park and WBDC look forward to continue helping our business community through innovative and meaningful services. More information is found at:  wbdc.org.

Help Wanted – Need Help Hiring?

Elgin Community College has reorganized employer relations and workforce programs.

Strategic Partnerships & Experiential Learning is your new contact for recruiting, internships, apprenticeships, and employer relations. General inquiries can be sent to workforce@elgin.edu, or call the College at 847.214.7454.   ECC offers multiple no-charge recruiting options based upon your business needs; you may use one or all, including:

1. On Campus Recruiting (spring and fall semesters)
2. Industry specific job fairs. Contact Michelle Allen.
3. On Campus Posting. Send your pdf or Word document. Posts will include:

  • Company name
  • Job location
  • Job schedule (FT, PT, set hours, etc.)
  • Job title and brief description of duties
  • Contact name and email or phone (for questions)
  • Application method
  • Pay rate (optional)

4.Online Posting - create your own user account at collegecentral.com/elgin.
5. Internships - Contact Michelle Allen at mallen@elgin.edu.
6. Apprenticeships – Contact Kathy Meisinger at kmeisinger@elgin.edu.

NEFAB ribbon cutting photo

Please Welcome NEFAB Packaging North Central

Mayor Craig, Trustee Kunkel, Trustee Shahjahan, Director of Community and Economic Department Shubhra Govind., President Nan Gudenkauf of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, Managing Director Gary Maus, Justin Frisch – Move Project Manager, and the entire NEFAB North Central Team attended the ribbon cutting. George Kent had the honor of cutting the ribbon on his last day before retiring from NEFAB. 

NEFAB is an international company headquartered in Jönköping, Sweden, with 2,600 employees globally, and is a leading provider of packaging solutions within the segments of Telecom, Energy, Industry, Vehicles, Healthcare, and Aerospace.  NEFAB employees 74 here in Hanover Park. This well-maintained and easily accessible building location were prime reasons for choosing Hanover Park.

Since its inception in 1949, Nefab has grown from a product-oriented company into a market-oriented company with a prominent position on the global packaging market, exemplifying the Village’s branding as America’s Global Village.  NEFAB is at 1539 Hunter Rd, Hanover Park, 866-643-6918 .

DuPage Habitat Photo

And the winner is....

DuPage Habitat for Humanity wins Urban Land Institute Vision Award 

DuPage Habitat for Humanity has been awarded the Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2018 Vision Award for their community revitalization work in the Greenbrook Tanglewood Neighborhood.

The Habitat Plan focuses on four areas:  Housing, Family and Education, Clean-up/Green-Up, Jobs and Economic Development.  DuPage Habitat recently purchased the vacant property at Court J, and intends to build 27 new market rate townhomes.  The Village Development Commission gave conditional approval at the June 14, 2018 meeting.  

Welcoming Verandah, Hanover Park’s First Retirement Development

Construction has begun at 900 Irving Park Road (former Menard's) for a senior housing development. The “Verandah” project will contain town homes, condominiums, memory care and assisted living units. It will be the first senior retirement development in Hanover Park at the corner of Olde Salem Road and Irving Park Road for future commercial use.  Amenities include medical services. 

Site grading and underground utility work began in mid-March. An entrance drive will be constructed from Olde Salem Road, with the first townhome building (model homes) to be built immediately north of it, and the staging area to be immediately south of the roadway. To learn what services will be available at the future Verandah Senior Adult Community, please visit their  website

NFSA Tax Reform Information

The 2017 Tax Reform Legislation passed by Congress includes two provisions for tax incentives for businesses seeking to retrofit their buildings. This edition of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) 2018 Tax Reform Info newsletter includes information on tax incentives for installation of fire sprinkler systems.

Village Hall Construction Photo

Renovations to Village Hall

The Village Board approved renovations to the lobby and Finance Department with construction beginning June 25.

There will be customer service changes coming such as the Finance Department will be relocated to the Police Department Community Room. The main entrance will not be available during much of the construction time. 

60th Anniversary Logo

Happy 60th Birthday, Hanover Park!

Help us celebrate the Village’s 60th Anniversary!  Join us for special event and community programs which will be hosted all year.  Information on these programs, Hanover Park History and Photos can be found at hp60.org.

Questions? Please Contact the Community & Economic Development Department

Director of Community and Economic Development

Village Planner

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