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Sept 10, 2014 "Earning, Unemployment and Education/ IVCC"
Oct 8, 2014 "Employing People with Disabilities"
Nov 12, 2014 "State of the Counties"
Dec 12, 2014 NO PROGRAM
Jan 14, 2015 "College Tuition Options"
2014 was a really great year for the Illinois Valley Area, to find out what IVAC has been up to this past year, click here!
Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development
We at the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development are eager to show you what makes our area so special, from the beautiful scenery and exciting recreational opportunities to the qualities that make it a great place to visit, raise a family or operate a business.
We offer many economic opportunities and incentives for businesses and industrial firms, and the local landscape includes the Illinois River and surrounding woodlands as well as expansive farmland, which supports a diverse industrial, service and agricultural economy.
Come for the beauty ~ Stay for the adventure!
For more information on classes being offered at IVCC, go to www.ivcc.edu
To learn more about the nationally accredited Certified Production Technicion (CPT) program, click here
2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo
To find out more about the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition, click here
Made Right Here In Illinois ..... Nailing Since 1848
Fox Business News' Jeff Flock talks with Maze Nails President, Roelif Loveland about the benefits of manufacturing in the United States.
Where IT Happens!
Thanks to all of our "Marquee Buddies": Ancare, Veterinary Hospital, Peru Federal Savings Bank, Design's & Signs by Anderson, Spring Valley City Bank, Heartland Bank and Trust, LaSalle-Peru Township High School District 120, and Sherman's of Peru. Be sure to check out "Where IT Happens" all over town!
Marci Duro, IVAC Executive Director/CEO
IVAC Economic Development Committee visits James Hardie - Peru, IL
IVAC Economic Development Committee recently took a tour of James Hardie Building Products. The tour was very extensive and lasted 1 ½ hours. Things learned from tour: over 30 color schemes are being done in the Peru facility; they are the largest facility of their seven locations and has the highest production; they have close to 300 trained employees; new employees have major testing in their first 90 days on the job; new workers are involved in numerous jobs - not focusing on just one. Understanding the entire process is a large part of their productivity success.
James Hardie has operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. No matter where they operate, their goal is to remain at the forefront of the fiber-cement industry, capitalizing on their global leadership in building products and manufacturing and technology for both new home construction and remodeling.