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April 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.

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MLK Build Up Day

Seek a rewarding Corporate Team Building Exercise?  Wish to work with your children, giving back to build the community?  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.

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FREE Business Assistance Available:
One-on-One Small Business Mentoring to take your business to the next level! 

The Womens’ Business Development Center (WBDC) is now accepting participants for the upcoming ScaleUp Aurora cohort session.  Your business does NOT need to be women-owned or located in Aurora – anyone can apply. 

Applicant Criteria are:

  • 2 years in business

  • have 2+ employees

  • Revenue $75K+

Note: exceptions may be made
In this 8-week course, business owners receive one-on-one mentoring and assistance with business growth planning, marketing, finances, government procurement and certification. The class meets every Tuesday 9am - 12pm, April 23 - June 18.
More info HERE 

Women in Business

The Bartlett Area Chamber is proud to kick off the new Women in Business group.

Becoming a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) is another tool to add to your marketing kit that helps promote your company to major corporations that are actively seeking to conduct business with a woman owned business. 

This nationally recognized certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities, and other entities. Join us on Tuesday April 2, 2019 at the Bartlett Park District. Lunch Buffett will be served. $25 member / $35 non-member.  RSVP Required:  Register at Bartlettchamber.com, or call the Chamber Office at (630) 830-0324, or contact Nan at nan@bartlettareachamber.com

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Congratulations to Symphony of Hanover Park on the opening of the new In-House Dialysis Unit. 

Symphony of Hanover Park is thrilled to announce a partnership with Concerto Renal Services to provide their guests with the highest level of in-unit dialysis care and support. Offering this service builds on our commitment to being the Hanover Park community’s first choice for post-acute and rehabilitative care.

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Interested in Govt. Contracting? Contact IL PTAC at COD 

A few Significant Changes in 2019 will affect many contractors seeking Government Procurement Work.

Your Illinois PTAC - Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the College of DuPage is a portal for small businesses looking to enter the world of government contracting. The centers provide one-on-one counseling, technical information, marketing assistance and training to existing businesses interested in selling their goods and services to local, state, and/or federal government agencies.
The biggest change affecting all small businesses is the signing of the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 which effectively changes the way the U.S. Small Business Administration defines a small business based on their average annual revenue. 

In 2019, all small businesses updating their SAM.GOV profile will have to re-calculate their size standard and update their average annual revenue in the "Assertions" section based on the five-year average of gross receipts. Questions may be directed to our COD Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at (630) 942-2184.  Information on PTAC is at: www.cod.edu/ptac.

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Taking the Plunge: Is Self-Employment for You?

Join us for the two hour session and you will: 1. Assess your skills, characteristics and experience and your readiness to start a business by taking the "Entrepreneurship Readiness Test" 2. Learn about U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services available to help you plan, prepare, and launch your business. Our presenter is Stephen Konkle, and Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration who also serves as the Veterans Business Development Officer and the International Trade Officer for the SBA Illinois District Office.

Date:                  April 17, 2019
Time:                  2:00 PM?-?4:00 PM
Time Details:     Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location:           Education and Work Center
                           Hanover Square Shopping Center
Address:            6704 Barrington Road
                            Hanover Park, IL 60133
Contact:             630-823-5780
Email:                 Community Development
Cost:                   Free to General Public - Veterans Civilians considering self-employment

Link:                    Register


Annual Emissions Reports Are Due May 1st 

A reminder – On January 4, 2019, permitted sources should have received an email with PDF attachment from Buzz Asselmeier containing their 2018 Annual Emissions Report forms that are due to the Illinois EPA by May 1st. If you have not received your facility's 2018 report form, it is possible it was sent to your junk or spam folders. If you have not received your report, email buzz.asselmeier@illinois.gov

If your contact information changes for your facility's Annual Emissions Report, changes can be submitted here.   If you have questions about your report or need assistance, contact the Illinois EPA Bureau of Air at 217-524-0934 or the Illinois Small Business Environmental Assistance Program at 800-252-3998 or DCEO.SBEAP@illinois.gov.
Visit www.ildceo.net/enviro for links to helpful tools for calculating your facility's emissions as well as the Illinois EPA's Annual Emission Report Instructions.

Questions? Please Contact the Community & Economic Development Department

Director of Community and Economic Development

Village Planner

If you would like your business news included in a Business Matters newsletter, please contact Village Planner Ellen Weber at (630) 823-5779, or eweber@hpil.org

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