The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development (IVAC) will hold their Business Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday, October 11th @ 7:15 a.m. at Mario's Maples in Peru. The focus of the seminar will be "Accessing Capital for Your Business".
The Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority is a general development agency serving the Counties of Bureau, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Marshall, McHenry and Putnam. UIRVDA can issue bonds that can finance capital improvements and can reduce the rate of interest.
Mr. Hamilton will introduce the new UIRVDA Enterprise Zone and provide updates on the bond financing markets.
USDA Rural Development forges partnerships with rural communities, funding projects that bring housing, community facilities, business guarantees, utilities and other services to rural America. USDA provides technical assistance and financial backing for rural businesses and cooperatives to create quality jobs in rural areas.
Jeff De Splinter from Illinois USDA will discuss USDA Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan program and its advantages for small business owners and lenders.
Andrew Hamilton - UIRVDA (Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority
Jeff DeSplinter - USDA
Andrew J. Hamilton Sr. : Principal based in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA and specializes in financial structuring and technical analysis on matters such as bond finance, tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, government grants, and related financial assistance. Mr. Hamilton has packaged over $2,100,000 in financial capital since 1993. He currently operates eight regional bond authorities that cover over eighty rural downstate Illinois counties. He was formerly in government financial management at the Illinois Commerce Department, a bank business lender, a mortgage lender and a city councilman in his hometown. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL with a Bachelor?s Degree double major in Economics and Political Science. Mr. Hamilton can be reached at 217-899-7525 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff De Splinter is originally from Annawan, IL. and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness Economics and have been with USDA Rural Development (formerly Farmer's Home Administration) since March of 1987. Currently, Jeff administers the USDA Water and Waste and Community Facility programs in Northeast Illinois and service our Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan portfolio in 27 counties in Northern Illinois. Jeff resides currently in Wyanet, is married with three children (one grown and married and 2 in high school) and actively participate in the family farming operation in Henry County near Atkinson, IL.