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The Express Track The mission of the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is to serve its members by enhancing the business climate and promoting and stimulating the orderly economic growth within the Galesburg area.

VOLUME 2011, ISSUE 1

JANUARY 2012

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Thursday January 26 5:30 - 7 P.M. at

311 E. Simmons Street The Ballroom Enjoy complimentary appetizers, wine, beer and a cash bar Remember to bring your business card for Door Prizes

For reservations, please call the Chamber at 343-1194 or send via email to chamber@galesburg.org or fax us at 343-1195

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THIS MONTH’S INSERT First Mid-Illinois Bank More than a Bank Galesburg Symphony Society’s Casino Night Soangetaha Country Club National Entrepreneurship Week

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January 21 Trivia Night - 6:00 PM Trivia Night for United Way of Knox County!!! The United Way of Knox County will host a Trivia Night. Format for trivia will be teams of eight answering ten questions in ten rounds. (we will have ten categories that will correspond with each round of questions.) Entry fee will be $20 per person. Mulligans will also be available for purchase at the event. Appetizers will be provided at the event. Patrons will be able to purchase beverage and other food items at this event. Cash prizes will be awarded. Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont Street, Galesburg Kraig Boynton 309-2211479 kraig.boynton@gmail.com January 21 Music Mornings Program - 10:00 am "Making Music with Found Sounds" Music Mornings Education Program!!! FREE KnoxGalesburg Symphony educational program for preschool through 5th grade children. It will be presented by Dean Petrie, Fine Arts Coordinator, District 205. The program is open to the public. Galesburg Public Library Community Room, 40 E. Simmons Street, Galesburg Pearl Strickland 309343-6118 pstrickl@knox.edu www.knoxgalesburgsymphony.org January 27 Knox College International Fair - activities going on daily Knox College International Fair!!! This International Fair held by Knox College is always the last weekend in January. Come enjoy and experience the food, arts, crafts and entertainment from around the world, presented by Knox College students and visiting performers. Knox College, 2 E. South Street, Galesburg Tim Schmeling 309-3417230 tschmeli@knox.edu www.knox.edu/internationalfair.xml January 28 Casino Night Gala - 7:00 PM Casino Night Gala & Silent Auction!!! The Galesburg Symphony Society presents the 11th Annual Casino Night Gala & Silent Auction fundraiser to benefit the Knox-Galesburg Symphony. This wonderful annual event will feature official casino games, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, hot & cold hor d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment provided by the Bob Clark Combo. Come support our marvelous symphony and have a great time. Soangetaha Country Club, 238 N. Soangetaha Raod, Galesburg Pearl Strickland 309-341-7268 pstrickl@knox.edu www.knoxgalesburgsymphony.org January 29 2012 Bridal & Prom Expo Noon - 5:00 PM 2012 Sabrina's Bridal & Prom Expo!!! Planning a wedding or going to prom this year, visit the 2012 Bridal & Prom Expo hosted by Sabrina's

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Bridal & Formal Wear and the Galesburg Sandburg Mall. You will be able to find everything you need for your wedding or prom, all in one fun filled day at the expo. A fashion show featuring the latest in bridal, prom and tuxedo styles will begin at 4:00 PM. Admission is FREE and numerous door prizes will be given throughout the day. Simply sign in at the registration booth to receive details. Sandburg Mall, 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg Deb 309-341-0842 February 4 Recital - 7:30 PM KnoxGalesburg Symphony First Chairs Forward Quartet Recital!!! This wonderful recital will feature Louise Polay on violin, Carolyn Suda on cello, Carol Neuleib on flute and Bruce Polay on piano. They will be performing for your enjoyment, works by Grieg, Poulene and Shostakovich. Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College Center for the Fine Arts, 500 S. Prairie Street, Galesburg Pearl Strickland 309-341-7268 pstrickl@knox.edu www.knoxgalesburgsymphony.org February 11 Chocolate Festival - 11:00 am - 4:00 PM both Saturday & Sunday Galesburg Historical Society Chocolate Festival!!! Galesburg Historical Society's Annual Chocolate Festival featuring homemade and commercially made chocolate treats. It is an endless buffet of tortes, cakes, pies, cookies, candies, beverages and much more. A chocolate lover's dream!!!! Being held on the third floor of the famous Galesburg Antiques Mall, please use the elevator. Galesburg Antiques Mall, 349 E. Main Street, Galesburg Ron Peck 309-343-0793 rlp1974@comcast.net February 19 Play - Doubt: A Parable 3:00 PM 2012 Red Carpet Series kickoff; Doubt: A Parable!!! The theatre's 2012 Red Carpet Series kicks off in February with the critically-acclaimed stage production of Doubt: A Parable by the Montana Repertory Theatre. Doubt was written in 2004 by John Patrick Stanley and quickly won accolades in the theater world; including a 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play. Doubt was adapted for film in 2008 starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman and was nominated for five Academy Awards. The play is set in a fictional Bronx Catholic school in 1964 in which a progressive parish priest and a rigidly conservative nun become at odds over perceptions of inappropriate behavior with a student. Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg Street, Galesburg Paige K. Rohweder 309-342-2299 paige@theorpheum.org www.theorpheum.org February 25 Concert - 7:30 PM KnoxGalesburg Symphony Subscription Concert!!! This fantastic concert will feature cello soloist Maurice (Maury) Cohn. Maury is a senior at Galesburg High School, and has been a member of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony for three

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years. He will perform works by Hallagher, Saint-Saens and Beethoven. Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg Street, Galesburg Orpheum Theatre 309-3422299 pstrickl@knox.edu www.knoxgalesburgsymphony.org February 25 Music Mornings - 10:00 am Music Mornings "The Cello" Education Program!!! FREE Knox-Galesburg Symphony concert preview for preschool through 5th grade children. It will be presented by Maurice (Maury) Cohn, KGS orchestra member and concert soloist. This educational event is open to the public. Galesburg Public Library Community Room, 40 E. Simmons Street, Galesburg Pearl Strickland 309-3436118 pstrickl@knox.edu www.knoxgalesburgsymphony.org March 10 2nd Chance Prom - 8:00 PM 1:00 am 2nd Chance Prom in support of the Knox County United Way!!! "Relive the special memory with that special someone you took to prom. Or go with the person you should have gone with in the first place." Entertainment for the evening will be Thrillsville. Lets make this in 80's style!! Appetizers will be provided, cash bar, King & Queen will be crowned, prom pictures will be available. Advance tickets $10, at door $15. Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont Street, Galesburg Kraig Boynton 309221-1479 kraig.boynton@gmail.com March 17 Concert - 7:00 PM Renowned Chicago Staff Band of the Salvation Army Concert!!! In support of the social work the Salvation Army does this band will perform for your listening pleasure for an offering. Come listen to this fantastic group and enjoy great music. Bethel Baptist Church, 1196 N. Academy Street, Galesburg Leigh Nygard 309-344-2366 ljnygard@grics.net March 17 Concert - Saturday 7:00 PM Sunday 10:00 am Renowned Chicago Staff Band Concert!!! The Salvation Army is bringing in their ever popular Chicago Staff Band to perform a concert for listeners pleasure. An offering for the social work of the Salvation Army is requested. Saturday, March 17, Bethel Baptist Church, 1196 N. Academy Street Sunday, March 18, Calvary Assembly of God Church, 432 N. Linwood Road, Galesburg Leigh Nygard 309-344-2366 ljnygard@grics.net


2011 Welcome Center Highlights

BEST PLACES TO WORK IN ILLINOIS The Daily Herald Business Ledger, in partnership with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, is seeking to recognize the Best Places to Work in Illinois. This competition is open to all for-profit and non-profit businesses in the state. Companies are evaluated on best business practices and embracing high standards that advance their business and distinguish them from competitors. Last year, 40 organizations were honored, 24 in the medium category and 16 in the large company category.

This year began with a celebration of Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, a huge snow and a great “We Hear You America” contest and a new tourism director. The Welcome Center saw over 4,600 guests from 19 countries and 49 states. We responded to over 52,000 requests for information and provided nearly 4,500 welcome bags. The GACVB jumped in the Facebook arena with a specialized look and continues to provide information regarding local events and festivals. The

The Illinois State Chamber encourages your company to consider participating. Entries must be received before January 27, 2012. To enter the competition, go to www.bestplacestoworkil.com or call the Best Companies Group at 877-455-2159.

Galesburg Area was promoted at tradeshows, on the radio, on bill-

Awards will be announced in May, 2012 at an awards banquet and through a special supplement in the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

ing his life. Other displays include the Underground Railroad, Ronald

boards, in news, online and magazine advertising and word of mouth. The Welcome Center continues to be a mini-museum of local history. This year a display of Jack Larson was added highlight-

Reagan, Carl Sandburg, Mother Bickerdyke, the railroad and the Lincoln Douglas Debate. The GACVB is celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the City of Galesburg & Knox College with purple or black t-shirts available at the Welcome Center. Buttons will be available as well. We also carry Galesburg and Railroad Days t-shirts. Please stop by and see the displays and pick up travel information for Illinois and throughout the Midwest. We are at 2163 E. Main St., Galesburg.

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Veterans Employment Updates

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Veterans Resources "This is about making sure that every person who wears our uniform knows that their fellow citizens have their backs" first lady Michelle Obama.

Veterans and transitioning military may be encouraged by recent news about improvements in employment efforts. On November 7th, President Obama announced three initiatives aimed at connecting veterans with jobs. The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act should give much needed assistance to veterans and transitioning military looking for work. It should also provide financial incentives for businesses who hire veterans. Read about the VOW Act on the House Committee for Veterans Affairs website. The chairperson of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sen. Daniel Akaka shares his thoughts. He believes that priorities and benefits for veterans have expanded in the past four years. Although, he thinks the expanded benefits have not kept pace with the needs of this country’s 22 million veterans. The House Committee on Veterans Affairs website has the following veteran unemployment numbers. Veterans Out of Work:   

Vietnam Era: 217,000 Cold War Era: 266,000 Persian Gulf War Era: 179,000  Iraq and Afghanistan Era: 235,000 Illinois workNet has always made veterans online resources a priority. The Illinois workNet Veterans pages are designed for Illinois veterans. They provide links to all of the services and resources available. Veterans in some other states do not have the same access to assistance and resources.

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The three veterans’ initiatives rely on help from the private sector. They also rely on improvements in services offered by the government. The Veteran Gold Card initiative was presented in his August 5, 2011 speech at the Navy Yard. The Gold Card is an enhanced version of the Priority of Service available at One-Stop Centers. My Next Move is the second initiative. This resource helps veterans relate their military jobs and skills to those they will need in civilian jobs. Illinois veterans can get to the My Next Move site from the workNet Veterans Resources Transition Assistance page. Veterans Job Bank is the third initiative. The purpose of this resource is to connect veterans with businesses who wish to hire them. Additional Resources Individuals 100,000 Jobs Mission: A group of private-sector businesses have launched 100,000 Jobs Mission in an effort to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. New York Times: Universities, such as Columbia recruit veterans because of their impressive attributes. G.I. Jobs: lists the top 100 employers they feel are most Military Friendly. Businesses Illinois workNet can help you create a plan for your Veterans Hiring Program. National Resources Directory has instructions for businesses that want to participate in the Veterans Job Bank.

The Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) will once again be celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week in West Central Illinois, February 18-25, 2012. National Entrepreneurship Week, created in 2006 by an act of Congress (HR #699), aims to recognize the contributions of entrepreneurs today and highlight the importance of educating, engaging and empowering the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Entrepreneurs bring new, innovative ideas to the marketplace, create jobs and fuel economic growth. These courageous individuals represent the backbone of America and account for over 99.7% of all employers. Entrepreneurship Week serves as a time to increase awareness of such information and to promote our entrepreneurial culture in the region. The week will be prefaced by a press conference to be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM in Carl Sandburg College’s Business Technology Center (BTC), room G108A. Announcements at this event will include: • The State of Entrepreneurialism in West Central Illinois Report • The Number of Municipalities Issuing Proclamations of National Entrepreneurship Week • Small Business-Related Courses Offered by CSC’s Business & Community Education Program • Plans for Small Business Day in May 2012 • And more! A pre-celebration event is scheduled at the Galesburg on the Go Breakfast, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM in The Kensington Ballroom located at 311 E. Simmons St. in Galesburg. The Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) is comprised of organizations in West Central Illinois dedicated to the advancement of local entrepreneurs, the promotion of innovation and the development of an entrepreneurial culture. For more information, please contact Ryan Lilly, Manager of the Entrepreneurship Center of West Central Illinois, at 309-371-0473 or ryan.lilly@ebinetwork.org Ryan Lilly is the manager of the Entrepreneurship Center of West-Central Illinois, a part of the EBI Network and the City of Galesburg’s Economic Development Department. The EBI Network offices are located at the Sustainable Business Center, 2900 W. Main St., Galesburg. Ryan can be reached at 309-371-0473.

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a g g agala Galesburg Symphony Society’s 11th annual

CASINO NIGHT & silent auction Saturday, January 28, 2012 7 p.m. to Midnight at Soangetaha Country Club, Galesburg

"Official" Casino Games: Craps, Texas Hold’em & Blackjack

Silent Auction — An Assortment of Over 200 Items!

Wine Tasting by G&M Distributors – International Theme (7 to 9 p.m.)

Heavy Hot & Cold Hors d’oeuvres (7 to 9 p.m.)

50/50 Drawing

Cash Bar

Entertainment – Kick up your heels with The Bob Clark Combo

Tickets: (must be 21) $30 per person or 2 for $50 – Includes admission PLUS $10 in Gambling Chips. Tickets available at Innkeeper’s, 80 N. Seminary St., Galesburg. Advance ticket purchase by January 19 encouraged (309) 341-7268 – Limited Tickets at the door.

All proceeds to benefit the award-winning Knox-Galesburg Symphony. State license #CG-1530 Printed by: Tucker’s Printing


Soangetaha Country Club 2012 Membership Specials Soangetaha Country Club is now offering wonderful membership specials. Memberships range from: Full Active Golf, Social, Corporate and Pool. Join the premier private club in the area. What Soangetaha Country Club has to offer: •

Championship 18 hole golf course with new bent grass fairways.

Fine and casual dining with Executive Chef Bill Bikai

Swimming center with kids pool, diving area and playground.

Poolside Cabana and New Vitale Memorial Outdoor Patio.

55 acre lake fully stocked with fish.

Three lighted tennis courts.

Great membership and social events.

Picnic area.

For more information about memberships please contact Richard Dewling or Dorene Murfin at 309-342-6104. Offers good thru April 30, 2012.


Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week! The Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) will once again be celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week in West Central Illinois, February 18-25, 2012. National Entrepreneurship Week, created in 2006 by an act of Congress (HR #699), aims to recognize the contributions of entrepreneurs today and highlight the importance of educating, engaging and empowering the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Entrepreneurs bring new, innovative ideas to the marketplace, create jobs and fuel economic growth. These courageous individuals represent the backbone of America and account for over 99.7% of all employers. Entrepreneurship Week serves as a time to increase awareness of such information and to promote our entrepreneurial culture in the region. The week will be prefaced by a press conference to be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM in Carl Sandburg College’s Business Technology Center (BTC), room G108A. Announcements at this event will include:     

The State of Entrepreneurialism in West Central Illinois Report The Number of Municipalities Issuing Proclamations of National Entrepreneurship Week Small Business-Related Courses Offered by CSC’s Business & Community Education Program Plans for Small Business Day in May 2012 And more!

A pre-celebration event is scheduled at the Galesburg on the Go Breakfast, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM in The Kensington Ballroom located at 311 E. Simmons St. in Galesburg.

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combined experience of seasoned architects, structural engineers, material scientist, and biotechnology specialist on the forefront of cutting edge, sustainable design technology for the residential and commercial construction industries worldwide.

The Sustainable Business Center is excited to welcome and include Lamboo Inc. as one of its tenants as the Sustainable Business Center and the city grows its

base of innovative, hi-tech and sustainable companies here in Galesburg. Lamboo, Inc. is an environmentally responsible company leading the structural engineered bamboo industry. It’s mission is to develop and supply the most efficient, renewable resources available for structural and architectural applications within the construction and manufacturing industries. It is a technology, and manufacturing company founded from the

Lamboo, Inc. produces engineered structural bamboo for architectural applications. Bamboo, as a building product, offers enhanced performance over traditional forms of construction material. Integrating bamboo’s natural attributes into the Lamboo laminated process has created a superior structural building material that offers benefits to the environment, the construction industry, and architects/engineers throughout the world. As an example, Pier One Imports, which operates 1,000 stores within North America, has a mission of building high quality sustainable facilities. Pier One has chosen Lamboo for refits and new construction of U.S. stores using Lamboo awning and door systems. With the highly renewable resource of bamboo, Pier One is staying environmentally responsible through the use of Lamboo products while ensuring that their stores will not only have long lasting stable systems, but will also stay aesthetically pleasing for their customers. With its two locations in Illinois and part-

Eric Dilts Sustainable Business Center 2900 W. Main St. Galesburg, IL 61401 O: (309) 343-1191 C: (309) 371-0472 nerships worldwide, Lamboo and its partners envision a world where engineered structural bamboo is easily integrated into existing architecture and design. By reducing the construction industries’ devastation of countless forests and by promoting “green” building within our global communities, Lamboo is committed to making a positive impact on our world. Through research and proprietary technology, Lamboo’s innovative group of material scientists, architects, and engineers are focused on developing specific and new trend-setting processes that will aid in the recovery of our natural ecosystems. Through streamlined logistics, multiple source locations, and manufacturing facilities throughout Africa, Central and South America, China, Vietnam, and in the nearfuture southeast US, Lamboo is able to efficiently supply any market wishing to utilize these innovative materials and supply any design professional, contractor, or manufacturer and their facilities worldwide. Galesburg is proud to be the home of such a socially responsible company with a promising future.

IRS ISSUES STANDARD MILEAGE RATES FOR 2012 The IRS has issued the 2012 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2012, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups, or panel trucks) will be:  55.5 cents per mile for business miles driven  23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes  14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations The rate for business miles driven is unchanged from the mid-year adjustment that became effective on July 1, 2011. The medical and moving rate has

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been reduced by 0.5 cents per mile. The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs as determined by the same study, which was conducted by Runzheimer International, an independent contractor. Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates. A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addi-

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tion, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles simultaneously. These and other requirements for a taxpayer to use a standard mileage rate to calculate the amount of a deductible business, moving, medical or charitable expense are in Rev. Proc. 2010-51. Notice 2012-01 contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan. Notices may be found on the IRS website: www.irs.gov.

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Galesburg Business Index October11 September 11

October 10

Welcome new members Real Estate Activity (MLS) (Board of Realtors) Number of listings Sold Dollar Volume Sold Average Selling Price

86

128

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$6,569,000 $11,340,104

$7,426,200

$76,384

$88,595

$74,262

Galesburg Historical Society, Inc. Naomi Law / Marge Edlen 344-1096

Knox County Labor Force (IDES) Civilian Labor Force

26,217

26,265

26,307

Number Employed

23,951

24,077

23,915

8.6%

8.3%

9.1%

Security Finance Unemployment Rate

Kim Pfeffer / Shain Kell 1348 N. Henderson St. Ste 6 341-1121

State Sales & Use (City of Galesburg Financial Department) Taxes Collected

$435,339

$450,695

$439,040

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

AMBASSADOR CORPS

CHAIRMAN

Lance Aten.....................................Tompkins State Bank

Geoff Hurd....................Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes

Amye Bean................Retired Senior Volunteer Program Carrie Bernett...................OSF St. Mary Medical Center

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Trent Cox..........................................First Midwest Bank

Steve McKelvie.......................Johnson Building System

Nancy Dahlberg.................Century 21/Tucker Swanson Jim Dieterich................Midwest Bank of Western Illinois

TREASURER Dave McDonald.............................McDonald & Conolly

Doug Gibb......................................Hospice Compassus Mary Ann Hale..............Knox-Warren Special Education

DIRECTORS

Bob Juraco.........................................Wells Fargo Bank

Alderman Wayne Allen........................City of Galesburg Kelli Bennewitz................................................City Clerk Josh Gibb.................Galesburg Community Foundation

Doris Medhurst.....................Orange Julius/KarmelKorn

Mike Holloway..............................................F & M Bank

Carl Nixon...............................Accounting Systems, Inc.

Julie Lambasio.........................................Lambasio, Inc.

Annette Pickrel.............................................F & M Bank

Tammy Lufkin........................................Hansen Lumber

Lori Putnam..................................................F & M Bank

Dave Rasmussen.............................Hy-Vee Food Store

Chris Ryner................IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union

Jerry Reynolds...............................Knox County Landfill CHAMBER PRESIDENT Robert C Maus

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Theresa Mangieri..........................First Mid-Illinois Bank

Angie Randolph.............................First Mid-Illinois Bank Jackie Turner...........................................Mel Foster Co. Candy Webb............................Focused Sales Solutions

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