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February 2019 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 to help your business stay connected to Village news, upcoming networking events, grant or funding opportunities, and other issues of interest for growth and development. The newsletter is also posted on the Village website.
Is there business news – such as new products, new services, or awards that you would like to share?  Please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 630.823.5781 and we will be happy to include your information in the newsletter.

C.O.N.E.C.T for Business at the Village: Annual Business After Hours Event

People do business with people they know!  There’s no better way to connect with each other than to attend the Village of Hanover Park's Annual Business After Hours.  Join us for New Orleans Style food and music and bring your business cards!  The event is hosted by the Village’s C.O.N.E.C.T. Committee and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

All local Hanover Park businesses and Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to this free networking event.  We invite you to also donate a raffle prize to bring attention to your business, whether or not you attend.  Please RSVP, and send your business information to be included in the slideshow. 

When:             Monday March 4, 2019  
Where:            Village Hall, 2nd Floor
Time:              5:00 – 7:00 PM

For more information and to RSVP, call 630.823.5780 or email.

FREE Business Assistance

The Village of Hanover Park supports our business community! 

The Village asks our local businesses to complete this confidential survey which asks your thoughts on operating your business in Hanover Park, your ideas for improvement of the business climate, and your plans for expansion or relocation.  Results are tabulated and presented to the Village Board for use when considering policy related to business climate and regulations. 

Complete the survey or email us and we will send you a copy of the survey.  Questions may be directed to Shubhra Govind, Director of Community & Economic Development, (630) 823-5781.  

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Hanover Park Ranked 30th Safest City in America

The Village of Hanover Park is proud to announce that the village has again been named as one of Neighborhood Scout’s Safest Cities in America. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Hanover Park has been named to the list.  

Residents are encouraged to connect with the Hanover Park Police Department on social media by liking them on Facebook and by following them on Twitter.

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FREE Business Assistance

Thinking of opening your own business?  Not sure where to start? 

The Village of Hanover Park has collaborated with the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to help small businesses FREE of cost.  The WBDC offers satellite office hours at the Village of Hanover Park, at Village Hall, 2121 W Lake St, Hanover Park, EVERY 2nd Tuesday of the month between 10am - 3pm.  Tia Juarez of the WBDC will meet with you, at no cost, to discuss start-up and business expansion. 

WBDC can help with Business Plans, sales projections, marketing, access to capital, expansion plans, structuring requests for financing, and more. More information on WBDC is online.

To setup a FREE business advising appointment email Tia Juarez or call 630-896-3735.

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Didn't Know About a Road Closure or Public Meeting?  Sign Up For Notifications!

Take advantage of the many ways the Village sends information you can use when you work and live in Hanover Park. 

To receive information electronically from the Village:

  • Sign up to receive emergency alerts and news that are posted to the Village website- Go to hpil.org and click on the Notify Me icon on the main page of our website. From there sign up to receive a wide variety of information posted to the website. Choose between email notification or text messaging.
  • "Like" our Facebook page- The Village posts a wide variety of information and happenings on our Facebook page as well as emergency alert information.
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New Laws for 2019

Did you know the 2019 Mileage rate is now 58 cents?

A new year brings new laws, some of which will have a direct impact on local businesses including State laws for equal pay protections, training requirements, commercial driver safety testing, paid breaks for nursing mothers, and federal tax laws which change rules for Net Operating Loss (NOL), options to pay past due taxes, and mileage rates.

Visit the State Department of Commerce website to learn about new legislation now in effect, track proposed legislation, and provide comments on how proposed legislation would affect your business.   

A summary of the 2019 laws is found in the January 2019  State Small Business  Development Center newsletter.

Habitat for Humanity

MLK Build Up Day

Continue MLK’s legacy of volunteerism by working with fellow citizens to clean up, build up and improve Hanover Park!

Join the Village Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Village Clerk Eira L. Corral Sepulveda, Habitat for Humanity of DuPage County, and community residents on Saturday April 27, 2019 between 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM as we work plant, lay mulch, and complete various on various clean-up projects in the Greenbrook Tanglewood Neighborhood.  To register to help, contact Jennifer Taff of DuPage Habitat: jtaff@dupagehabitat.org / (630) 510-3737, ext. 305.  Lunch WILL be provided.  The minimum volunteer age is 10 years.  Download the flyer.

Questions? Please Contact the Community & Economic Development Department

Director of Community and Economic Development

Village Planner
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