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August 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.

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Be a Part of Village’s 60th Celebration on Aug. 11!

Participate in the Hanover Park Local Business Expo!  Time is running out to register to be in the 2018 Local Business Expo which is being held on Saturday August 11, 2018 as part of the Village of Hanover Park’s 60th Anniversary Family Fest.  This all-day festival will include games and activities for kids, live music, food, drink and fund for the whole family.  

This is a great opportunity to promote your business to Hanover Park residents. Participating businesses must stay with their booth in the Local Business Expo Tent between noon and 4pm but are welcome to stay in the tent longer.  The cost to exhibit is only $50.00.  Contact Kathleen Arnold in the Community and Eco Dev Dept at 630 823-5778.

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Seminars for Restauranteurs:

What is your recipe for Success?

Aspiring Restaurant Owners and Existing Restaurant Operators will benefit from two education seminars being offered by the College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship:

  • Restaurant 105: Regulations:  What regulations do you need to pay attention to as a restaurant owner?  Topics include zoning, outdoor seating, licensing, building codes, and health codes on July 30, 2018 from 10 am to 12:30 pm. 

  • Restaurant 105:  Panel Discussions.  Avoid mistakes!  Learn from these successful restaurant owners Ana Lucia Santos-Vitelo of Nossa! Brazilian Grill, Rakesh Chopra of d^licious crepes & roti, and Marshall McCarty of the Walrus Room.  Discussion will be held on Monday August 6, 2017 from 10 am to noon.

Contact the Center for Entrepreneurship at entrepreneur@cod.edu, or (630) 942-2600 for more information.  Payment of seminar fees may be made by check (made out to College of DuPage) or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event and may be made via phone. The Center is located at 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, in Lisle.

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Accelerate your business to the Next Level

If your business is about 3 years old, and looking to grow, expand, engage your employees, increase innovation or needs business coaching, you can be a candidate for this FREE service. 

The Village of Hanover Park is one of 5 communities sponsoring Next Level Northwest, a business accelerator program designed to assist “Stage II” businesses with professional, confidential coaching, mentoring and technical assistance to accelerate their business to the next level.  To apply, please visit www.nextlevelnorthwest.org. Please contact Shubhra Govind, Director of Community and Economic Development, for any questions at (630) 823-5781 or sgovind@hpil.org.  Staff will assist you prepare for the next “Pitch Night” for selection.

Information on additional resources are found on the Village website.

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Leadership Education Seminars at EWC - Fall 2018

Register for Leadership Seminars at the Education and Work Center (EWC) located in the Hanover Square Shopping Center on Barrington Road in Hanover Park this fall.  The trainer is Mark Borowicz, a Corporate Representative at Elgin Community College (ECC); Mark works with local companies to provide on-site training.   Employees of any business, industry, health care, and service organizations seeking to further develop their leadership skills will benefit.  

Sessions offered this fall at the Education & Work Center (6704 Barrington Road, Hanover Park) are:

  1. Leading Change                  September 20, 2018      1-5 PM
  2. Situational Leadership         November 13,   2018     1-5 PM
Additional classes at other locations include:

       3. Communicating Leadership Success on October 24, 2018  from 8 – 12 Noon
ECC - 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin

       4. Leading Through Innovation on October 9, 2017 from 7-12 Noon

           Randall Oaks Golf Club (4101 Binnie Road, West Dundee)   

Cost is $69 per person if you are employed at a chamber member business.

Cost is $109 per person if you are employed at a non-chamber member business.

To register, contact Mark Borowicz, Corporate Representative at 847-214-7803 and/or mborowicz@elgin.edu. For additional information go to the website.


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