Thursday, June 30, 2011

Collaborative Efforts Lead to County-wide Website

A collaborative effort to market Livingston County communities as a destination for nearby residents has lead to the creation of a new county-wide website. The Discover Livingston County website was launched this week. For the initial launch the site offers a simple design with general content including: an area map, weather forecast, upcoming events, community profiles and tourism brochures. Moving forward, the GLCEDC will work with the Discover Livingston County Committee to expand the content of the website to include more details and links to other relevant online resources. Colleen O'Toole, GLCEDC Economic Development Specialist and Website Administrator, will instruct committee members on how to make updates, add special events, and create articles for the website.

You can visit the site at:

or by searching "Discover Livingston County" in Google.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Free Webinar on Starting a Business in Illinois


Interested in Creating a Business But Not Sure Where to Start?

Join us for a FREE webinar on How to Establish a New Business: Licensing & Registration Basics.

The Starting a Business Webinar series was well attended and highly rated. Based on a survey conducted during the webinar, Business Licensing and Registration was of most interest to participants. Registration is now open for the 2nd webinar with our industry expert Denise Ching, the Small Business Development Center Director at ICNC-Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago!

The session will be one hour in length, with approximately 10 minutes allocated for questions/answers and discussion. Online Registration is required.

Click here to get registered today!

Missed the last webinar? No problem, watch the archived webinar on the Business Resources Page, on Illinois workNet. Click here to watch!

Monday, June 6, 2011

State of Illinois Export Seminar - FREE

Businesses of All Sizes - Please Join Us for a Free Export Seminar

Central Illinois Welcomes "Illinois Export Week"
Thursday, June 23, 2011 * 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Springfield, Illinois

Are you currently exporting or considering exporting? You may not realize it, but there are significant opportunities for Illinois companies of all sizes to expand internationally. This half-day export workshop features presentations by local companies sharing their export successes and tips. Also featured will be speakers representing local, state, and federal trade resources so you can learn how to access programs to help in your export growth.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to register for this free event as part of the Governor’s Illinois Export Week!


Welcome and Overview
Mayor J. Michael Houston-City of Springfield
Mary Roberts, Deputy Director, Illinois Office of Trade and Investment

Exporting Opportunities and Challenges - Panel Discussion
Illinois Office of Trade and Investment
Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University
Illinois Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service
U.S. Small Business Administration

Celebrating Export Success - Panel Discussion
Lamboo Inc., Springfield
Brandt Consolidated, Springfield
Brianza Bella, Carlinville


Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Quantum Growth Partnership
1011 South Second Street, Springfield, IL 62704

For more information:
Contact: Becky Schlouch
Phone: 217-785-2709

For registration: PLEASE CLICK HERE