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April 2017

EDC Office Closed – Good Friday

April 14, 2017
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June 2017

BN Beyond

June 6, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

For A Brighter, Stronger McLean County Progress is not born without collaboration. While the future of McLean County is bright, we need everyone's dedication in building it and igniting the pathway towards success. Held at Rivian Automotive, BN Beyond is a special event hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce as a part of our partnership with BN Advantage. This unique, one-time event celebrates our community accomplishments of today, features a special presentation on the eight universal influences affecting…

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Cybersecurity: A Developing Threat Landscape

June 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

With cyberattacks becoming an everyday occurrence, the FBI will talk about methods to defend yourself as well as the potential threats private and public sectors face on a daily basis. As these attacks occur on every level, the FBI will also discuss what you  should do if you find that your computer systems have been hacked or infected. Presented by the FBI June 27, 2017     9:00 am to 11:00 am ISU Bone Student Center - Brown Ballroom 100 N. University St., Normal, IL FREE EVENT…

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July 2017

BN Advantage Community Branding Task Force

July 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Community Room, Heartland Bank building, 4th floor
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August 2017

EDC Board Meeting

August 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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How to Start a Small Business in Illinois

August 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join SBDC Director, Karen Bussone, to learn more about how to start your small business in Illinois. This engaging and informative two-hour seminar will include information on: • Business Feasibility and Planning • Choosing and Registering your Business Name and Structure • Marketing Your Business • Gaining access to Financial Resources • Accounting and Financial Record Keeping • And More! A box lunch will be provided, along with business education materials, to attendees. Registration Deadline: 8/23/2017 8:00 AM (CDT)Point of Contact: Katelyn…

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September 2017

SBDC Veterans’ Business Roadshow

September 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

No Charge to attend Illinois Wesleyan University Welcome Center Any Veteran, Veteran's Spouse, or Veteran's dependent is welcome to attend! A box lunch will be provided. A registration link will be posted soon. As a veteran, have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Do you already own a business and want to improve it? The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC@WBDC) in Chicago, with sponsorship from Allstate Insurance, invites you to join the Veterans Small Business Roadshow. Workshop topics…

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October 2017

EDC Office Closed – Columbus Day

October 9, 2017
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November 2017

Drones! Disruptions, Opportunities and the Future

November 10, 2017

Enjoy demos and presentations by national and local drone experts representing ag, insurance, education, business, communications, emergency responders and more. From choosing the right equipment and making legal flight plans, to drones' effect on your life and work - this event is packed with useful information and opportunities to connect around this cutting-edge topic. Keynote Speaker Sharon Rossmark, Founder and CEO of Women and Drones  BN Advantage perspectives by:                        …

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EDC Office Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23, 2017 - November 24, 2017
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