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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 10 OCTOBER 2011

Galesburg On The Go Program by:

LUNCHEON

12 NOON

Tuesday October 18 12:00 NOON

at Best Western Prairie Inn 260 S. Soangetaha Soangetaha Road

Cost with reservation $10.00 without reservation $12.00 Buffet Lines open at 11:45 am

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

Business After Hours Come and enjoy Octoberfest in Town Square

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Knox-Galesburg Symphony Innovation Certificate November 4, 11, 18 Innovation Advancing Business October 19 Galesburg On The Go October 18

Enjoy ry ta limen comp s, beer, izer appet ne i and w mber Reme your ng to bri card for ess busin or Prizes Do

Thursday October 6 5 - 7 P.M. at 2245 N. Seminary Street

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


October 1 "Magician Mitch Williams" - 7:30 -10:00 PM "Unforgettable Events Guaranteed to Amaze, Amuse and Inspire!!!" The unforgettable magic of Mitch Williams!!! Cherry Street Restaurant proudly presents the unforgettable tableside close up magic of international award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams. Mitch will amaze, amuse and inspire with his mind-blowing intimate impossibilities. Free to dining and bar customers. Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 S. Cherry Street, Galesburg Mitch Williams 309647-3692 mitch@mitchwilliamsmagic.com www.mitchwilliamsmagic.com October 1 Cambridge Fall Review 8:00 am - 3:00 PM "22nd Annual Fall Review"!!! The Cambridge United Methodist Church and Community Hall will host this annual fall review. There will be a Large Indoor Craft Show with handcrafted originals only, Ready-To-Bake Frozen Food to take home and cook, a Gourmet Shop with homemade jams, jellies, pickles, fudge, mixes, mustards, pasta and more, a Bakery with homemade breads, rolls, pies & cookies. Country-Style Breakfast served from 7:00 - 9:00 am, Lunch served fro 11:00am1:30 PM. Great Door Prizes and the second printing of the Cambridge Celebrates Cookbook with additional NEW recipes will be available. Cabridge Methodist Church & Community Hall, 120 W. Exchange Street, Cambridge 309937-2018 rsnodine@mediacombb.net October 1 Scarecrow Festival - 9:00 am - 5:00PM Saturday & Sunday Tenth Annual Galesburg Scarecrow Festival!! Annual Scarecrow Festival held in beautiful Standish Park Arboretum next to our historic Courthouse. Scarecrow entries from people, clubs, groups and businesses in different categories voted on by festival goers, first prize in the Favorite Performer/Best of Show is; $110. Cash prizes for top three in each category!! It is FREE to enter a scarecrow in this event, applications available at the Galesburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau/Welcome Center, Hawthorne Centre Craft & Antique Malls, Casey's Party Creations. Enjoy handmade crafts, children's activities, food and much more. Entertainment is; Saturday - Stephanie Foster 11:00 am - 1:00 PM, Jera 2:00 - 4:00 PM; Sunday - Sundayafternooners 11:00 am - 1:00 PM; Sunday - Sean

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"Bitterman" Kistler 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Introducing Lyndsi Saturday, 10:00 10:45 & 1:00 - 1:45. Drop of nonperishable food items at gazebo to benefit the Knox County Food Fish Pantry. Scarecrow Entry Form - Click Here Scarecrow Vendors Form - Click Here Standish Park Arboretum, 1 block south of Public Square, Galesburg Jeralyn Wood 309-3432485 jwood@visitgalesburg.com October 1 Knox County Scenic Drive 9:00 am - 5:00 PM Saturday & Sunday Knox County Scenic Drive!! Enjoy historic sites, displays, demonstrations, country cooking, children's activities, entertainment, produce, crafts and much more as you take a self-conducted drining tour through some of the most beautiful parts of historic Knox County. Several stops along the way!! Knox County Scenic Drive Photo Contest Entry Form Click Here Various Stops in Knox County Jeralyn Wood 309-343-2485 jwood@visitgalesburg.com home.grics.net/scenicdrive/ October 5 OSF Annual Fall Luncheon Social Time 11:30 am Luncheon at Noon OSF St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Annual Fall Luncheon!!! HUGS - Make The Connection!!! The St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary invites you to join us for our Annual Fall Luncheon. Quilt Raffle, Door Prizes and great food. Proceeds will be used to purchase HUGS - Infant Protection Systems. Reservations required by September 28th, tickets are available from Axiliary Board Members or you may call 309-3449449. Soangetaha Country Club, 238 N. Soangetaha Road, Galesburg Carrie Bernett 309-344-3161 x-1102 carrie.a.bernett@osfhealthcare.org October 5 Beer Tasting Fundraiser 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. Features a variety of beer samples, with live music by the Curtis Hawkins Band. $5 admission at the door; all proceeds benefit KCCDD. Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street. October 7 First Fridays on Seminary Street - 5:00 - 8:00 PM First Fridays on Historic Seminary Street!!! Come join us for a festive street event with food and drink, free live music, featured artists and other activities...it's fun for all ages. Bring your family and friends and meet at First Fridays on Seminary Street for a good time. South Seminary Street off of E. Main Street, Galesburg Seminary Street Office 309-342-1000 info@seminarystreet.com www.seminarystreet.com October 7 Rootabaga Jammers Concert - 7:00 PM Bob Clark's Rootabaga Jammers Concert!! Bob Clark will be

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bringing his group so you can enjoy an evening of big band music and other old favorites. Enjoy great music, dance, enjoy good food and donations will be taken for the social work of the Salvation Army, particularly Thanksgiving baskets. Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont Street, Galesburg Leigh Nygard 309344-2366 ljnygard@grics.net October 8 "Magician Mitch Williams" 7:30 -10:00 PM "Unforgettable Events Guaranteed to Amaze, Amuse and Inspire!!!" The unforgettable magic of Mitch Williams!!! Cherry Street Restaurant proudly presents the unforgettable tableside close up magic of international award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams. Mitch will amaze, amuse and inspire with his mind-blowing intimate impossibilities. Free to dining and bar customers. Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 S. Cherry Street, Galesburg Mitch Williams 309-647-3692 mitch@mitchwilliamsmagic.com www.mitchwilliamsmagic.com October 8 Knox County Scenic Drive 9:00 am - 5:00 PM Saturday & Sunday Knox County Scenic Drive!! Enjoy historic sites, displays, demonstrations, country cooking, children's activities, entertainment, produce, crafts and much more as you take a self-conducted drining tour through some of the most beautiful parts of historic Knox County. Several stops along the way!! Knox County Scenic Drive Photo Contest Entry Form Click Here Various Stops in Knox County Jeralyn Wood 309-343-2485 jwood@visitgalesburg.com htpp://home.grics.net/scenicdrive October 8 3rd Annual Barstool Open 12:00 Noon to 5:00 P.M. The Barstool Open is a 10-hole round of miniature golf with each hole located in a different bar/restaurant in downtown Galesburg. Check-in 11:00 - 12:00 A.M. at Budde's. Entry fees: $100/team of four or $25 per person, includes mini-golf, prizes and t-shirt. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Knox County. Registration and details: Derek Antoine, dantoine@knoxhousing.org. williamsmagic.com www.mitchwilliamsmagic.com October 15 "Magician Mitch Williams" 7:30 -10:00 PM "Unforgettable Events Guaranteed to Amaze, Amuse and Inspire!!!" The unforgettable magic of Mitch Williams!!! Cherry Street Restaurant proudly presents the unforgettable tableside close up magic of international award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams. Mitch will amaze, amuse and inspire with his mind-blowing intimate impossibilities.


continued - October 15 Free to dining and bar customers. Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 S. Cherry Street, Galesburg Mitch Williams 309-647-3692 mitch@mitch October 15 Lake Storey Clean Up Day 8:00 A.M. to Noon. Volunteers will pick up trash and debris from the shoreline of Lake Storey, helping to preserve and enhance this community recreation area. Trash bags and refreshments provided. Sponsored by the City of Galesburg. To volunteer for this event, please call 3453623. October 15 Residential Paint Recycling 8:00 A.M. to Noon. Recycle your interior and exterior house paint, varnishes and urethanes on the third Saturday of the month. Service is free to all residents of Galesburg. Jointly sponsored by the City and Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart parking lot. Julie Main, 345-3614. October 22 Wicked Margaritaville - 7:00 Midnight Wicked Margaritaville presented by the Galesburg Civic Art Center!!! This wickedly fun-filled evening will include: Live Music by the Boat Drunks, burgers, tropical food and cash bar. Live auction with fabulous prizes. This fund raiser by the Civic Art Center will give a pail of Land Shark lager to tables reserved by September 20th. Protexall Building, 77 S. Henderson Street, Galesburg Heather Norman 309-3427415 info@galesburgarts.org www.galesburgarts.org October 22 Community Clean Up Day 8:00 A.M. to Noon. Volunteers will pick up trash in the area of East Main Street and I -74, including working south to Kiwanis Park. Meet at the Galesburg Visitors Center, 2163 East Main Street. Event begins with a special presentation by Jerry Reynolds, Knox County Landfill Manager, entitled: "Trash Costs You Money." Refreshments and trash bags provided. Sponsored by the Chamber Environmental Task Force. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, please call 343-1194 for additional details and to register for this event October 27 Beer & Wine Tasting - 5:30 9:00 PM United Way Beer & Wine Tasting Fund Raiser!!! Various Beer & Wine vendors provide samples for your tasting pleasure, various eating establishments will provide finger foods for your tasting pleasure also. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and much more. The proceeds will benefit United Way of Knox County and its partner agencies. Soangetaha Country Club, 238 N. Soangetaha Road, Galesburg Ann Tucker 309-343-4434 atucker@bbwave.net www.unitedwaygalesburg.net October 28 Galesburg Christian School Fall Banquet - 6:00 PM Galesburg

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Christian School Fundraiser features Christian Radio Hosts Jill & Jeremy Tracey!!! The Galesburg Christian School's fall banquet will have a special twist this year; the annual fundraiser will feature radio hosts Jill & Jeremy Tracey, the namesakes of the popular regional Christian show "Doing Life with the Tracey's" featured week days on Family Friendly 100.5 FM in Galesburg. The Tracey's will speak about the importance of Christian education in today's world and today's family. Don't miss this informative & inspiring evening that includes dinner, door prizes & of course, the Tracey's All proceeds benefit the Galesburg Christian School. Reservations Required - 309-343-8008 Soangetaha Road, Galesburg October 29 Home Based Party Extravaganza - 9:00 am - 2:00 PM Annual Home Based Party Extravaganza!!! Start your holiday shopping with 30 local home party vendors. Pampered Chef, Longaburger Baskets, Tupperware, Mary Kay cosmetics, Celebrate Home, Thirty-One purses, Silpada Designs, Rada Cutlery, Local Artist and this banguet is Open to the Public!!! Soangetaha Country Club, 238 N. with great Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Uppercase Living, Lia Sophia, Wild Tree, Homemade Gourmet and many more with goods for sale. Lake Storey Pavilion, N. Lake Storey Road, Galesburg Linda Pedersen 309-3420073 ldpedersen2@comcast.net www.mythirtyone.com/lpedersen

ILLINOIS MAIN STREET CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN GALESBURG On October 25th through the 27th, the Illinois Main Street Program will hold their annual conference in Downtown Galesburg. Between 100 and 150 representatives from Illinois Main Street communities will attend the three-day event, which will include general sessions held at the Orpheum Theatre and educational workshops at various downtown locations. The conference is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity and hosted by the City of Galesburg. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour our community upon their arrival on the 25th, and again following the conference on the 27th. Additionally, they will tour a number of downtown sites, including a "Tin Ceiling Tour" of our retail establishments. Throughout the event, you will see a number of directional signs and welcoming signs in the shape of a Monopoly board, helping to guide our visitors to various locations. These will have the official logo of the Main Street Conference, which includes the theme "Back on Track." Please help us welcome our visitors to the conference. For more information, please contact Judy Guenseth at 343-2485 or www.visitgalesburg.com.

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Why Innovation? Innovation has always played a major role in the growth and productivity of U.S. firms, accounting for almost 50 percent of all U.S. GDP growth. To sustain and improve our capacity for growth and our ability to compete, we need to innovate more, innovate better and innovate faster in the four dimensions of value: speed, quality, price and convenience. Fortunately, Illinois has a long tradition of producing world-class innovations, from the invention of the zipper to the creation of the world's first exchange-traded weather derivatives by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Our challenge is to make innovation part of everything we do. It can happen in any sector and take

hold in start-ups as well as mature firms. For Illinois to be competitive, we have to catapult ourselves over the fray and make sure our firms and all of our enterprises are as innovative, entrepreneurial, creative and globally connected as possible. Because, in the end, we will compete not on the regulatory or tax policies we enact, which can easily be matched by other jurisdictions, but on our ability to create new and different solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. The real competition we face will be over ideas — who creates them and who has the capacity to turn those ideas into value.

We maintain that those states that strategically and proactively identify, cultivate, and actively link together and leverage all of the innovation and entrepreneurial assets at their disposal will be the leaders in the 21st century economy. Those who do not will not have a bright future. At best, they will remain where they are as others in the world adapt to the changing dynamic environment and invest the time and resources to build a competitive, growth economy that raises the standard of living for everyone.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CLEAN LAKE STOREY SHORELINE

WHAT IS THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT?

The annual Lake Storey Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th and volunteers are needed to assist in this effort.

Through our Environmental Task Force, we have the opportunity to work with the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The County office was established in 1944 and is currently located at 233 South Soangetaha Road.

As you may be aware, Lake Storey is drawn down each fall to help grow the fish population. The low water level enables greater access to the shoreline and exposes trash and debris that has accumulated during the year. With the greater shoreline exposure, this is an excellent opportunity to clean around the lake. We encourage you to volunteer for this purpose. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8:00 A.M. at the warming shelter near the east boat ramp directly off North Henderson Street/US Route 150. Trash will be picked up along the shoreline of Lake Storey until Noon. Volunteers are asked to wear gloves and boots or hard soled shoes. Trash bags and refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity for nature enthusiasts, community service organizations, businesses and residents to help preserve and enhance one of the area's most beautiful natural treasures. Lake Storey Park features 411 acres of community recreation and includes playgrounds, ball fields, a beach, a campground, a multipurpose trail and a 130 acre lake with fishing and boating. Please plan to join us on October 15th and help improve our local environment. For additional information, please contact the City of Galesburg Public Works Department, 345-3623.

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Soil and Water Conservation Districts are subdivisions of state government, created under an Illinois law passed in 1937. Our District Office provides a wide variety of soil and water management services and information, including:          

Conservation planning and tillage information Land use planning Soils information Erosion control practices Water management Forest management and tree planting Conservation education Wildlife area establishment Flood prevention assistance Assistance to local government agencies in planning resource development

Each year, the SWCD Office also holds district sales of root tree seedlings, fish sales, soil testing kits and related conservation products. Our local office has been instrumental in organizing and carrying out our annual Cedar Creek Clean Up Days, providing staff and equipment to assist in this endeavor. We are fortunate to have a SWCD office in Knox County, providing resources to our area residents, both urban and rural. For additional information on services offered, please call their office at 342-5714.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 – John Urness, trumpet works by Vazquez, Arutiunian, Tartini, and Rimsky-Korsakov

Saturday, November 12, 2011 – Rachel Stenzel, violin works by Wolf, Mozart, and Haydn

Saturday, February 4, 2012 – First Chairs Forward (non-subscription) works by Grieg, Poulenc and Shostakovich

Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College Louise Polay, violin; Carolyn Suda, cello; Carol Neuleib, flute; Bruce Polay, piano

Saturday, February 25, 2012 – Maurice Cohn, violoncello works by Gallagher, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven

Saturday, March 24, 2012 – Eva Leon, violin works by Mendelssohn, Rodrigo, Turina, and Puccini/Luporini

Friday, April 27, 2012 – Bruce Polay and “Old Friends” 4th Annual Piano Recital/Commentary (non-subscription - Tickets available ONLY by calling KGS office: 309-341-7268)

works by Debussy, de Falla, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and others

Saturday, April 28, 2012 – Mikhail Petukhov, piano works by McClellan, Bach, and Mussorgsky/Ravel

Saturday, May 12, 2012 (non-subscription) “Celebrate Mom at the Pops” with The Best of Broadway - narrator, Terry Cavanaugh

Saturday, June 2, 2012 – 27th Annual Concert on the Lawn 5:00 p.m. Knox College, Old Main South Lawn - FREE!

Get All 5 Subscription Concerts at the Price of 4 with a Season Ticket Purchase! SAVE MORE with 7-Event Value Package - Reduced Subscription PLUS Feb. 4 & May 12 Non-Subscription Event Tickets Visit us on the web at: www.KnoxGalesburgSymphony.org

All Concerts 7:30 p.m. • Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg

(except otherwise noted)

• Children & Students 1/2 price!

Package & Single Ticket Reservations: Orpheum Theatre Office • 250 East Main St., Galesburg, IL • 309.342.2299


BIS

1100 E Warrenville Rd Naperville, IL 60563 630-505-0500 www.bis.illinois.edu

CERTIFICATE The City of Galesburg, the EBINetwork, Carl Sandburg College, the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Sponsored by:

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CITY OF GALESBURG, IL CITY OF GALESBURG, IL

Growth Global Strategy Payback Culture Breakthrough Incremental

This program can help you build a strategy and a culture that will drive consistent growth and profitablility.


INNOVATION STRATEGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM This is a 24-hour certificate program designed to help you build a strategy and a culture that will drive consistent growth and profitability in your organization. An optional day is available to customize your innovation strategy. Session 1

Designing a Winning Innovation Strategy – 8 hours

November 4

8:00 - 5:00

Learn to: • Understand the culture necessary for true Innovation • Benchmark your organization’s culture and readiness for Innovation • Understand through case studies the three types of Innovation • Remove the barriers to Innovation at your organization • Eliminate fear and manage the risk associated with Innovation • Understand the differences between a play to win, or a play-not-to-lose strategy • Apply a successful business model to your organization’s strategy Session 2

How to Become a Serial Innovator – 8 hours

November 11 8:00 - 5:00

Learn to: • Understand the actions that serial Innovators take • Understand the role of top management in creating a culture of Innovation • Create networks of talented people and best practices used by serial innovators • Attract and retain creative people • Identify current employees who demonstrate creativity • Identify outside resources Session 3

How to Implement a Process of Innovation – 8 hours

November 18 8:00 - 5:00

Learn to: • Understand formal processes for designing an innovation • Compare Innovation Systems for Incremental vs. Radical Innovation • Determine which type of innovation is right for your organization at this point in time • Understand business model changes vs. technology change and how it fits your overall strategy • Determine which changes are most important to the success of your current business plan • Create an Innovation Strategy for your organization

Optional Additional Day at Company Site (Customized). How to Measure Innovation Success – 8 hours

Learn to: • Use metrics to define and communicate the overall organization strategy • Track the execution of innovation efforts and evaluate performance • Identify new opportunities • Identify measures to track • Implement measurements in projects • Avoid driving off the best new ideas • Develop rewards and recognition systems • Build motivation throughout the organization • Implement the steps to create Innovation • Create an Innovation Strategy for your organization • Build a balanced portfolio that integrates both incremental and radical Innovations, in order to sustain growth indefinitely • Develop a final Innovation Strategic Plan


CREATE A CULTURE OF INNOVATION IN YOUR ORGANIZATION Organizations cannot expect to survive without constant innovation. Innovation is woven into the fabric of the American spirit and has created the entrepreneurial drive that has made the U.S. a nation of tremendous wealth and opportunity. Competing in the global marketplace has been a catalyst for incredible change and improvement over the past ten years. Organizations that recognized major economic shifts in the late 90’s jumped head first into innovation in one form or another in order to survive. Innovations such as increased speed, niche markets, better quality, outsourcing and process improvements have served to keep U.S. manufacturers globally competitive. But that’s not enough. Constant, repetitive innovation that includes new products, technologies, and services will be the key to survival for U.S. companies. This program will help you design your strategy for serial innovation.

About the Instructor: Francene Pelmon is a Senior full-time Consultant for University of Illinois - Business Innovation Services. She has over twenty-five years of experience in leadership, general management, operations management, sales and marketing, process engineering, product development, supply chain management, project management and strategy. Her passion is developing and enhancing organizations and people to achieve profitable sales growth while driving costs out of the business. Her accomplishments include, successfully repositioning the US Operations of a global company for profitable sales growth, launching major consumer/industrial product innovations and coaching and developing employees that currently run global businesses and organizations. Francene holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and MBA with concentrations in Marketing, Management & Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

DATES:

November 4, 11 & 18, 2011

TIME:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

COST:

$300 (after the EBI Network Scholarship)

LOCATION: Carl Sandburg College, the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) - Building G 2051 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard Galesburg, IL 61401

To Register: Contact Linda Hankins at 309-345-3501. You may pay by cash, check or credit card. If a company is sponsoring employees, they may be billed by the CSC Business Office. Sponsors - The City of Galesburg, the EBINetwork, Carl Sandburg College, the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce

Check our website for a current U of I BIS schedule: www.bis.illinois.edu. Customized onsite training also available.


UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - BIS 1100 E WARRENVILLE ROAD NAPERVILLE, IL 60563

630-505-0500 x 225 www.bis.illinois.edu

Innovation Certificate

U of I - BIS... Your Resource For Business Solutions With a professional staff of more than 60 individuals and a wealth of practical business and industry experience, BIS has served over 100,000 employees in more than 6,500 companies over the past 27 years. BIS specializes in company-wide strategic improvement and bottom-line profitability projects such as global strategy, innovation, executive leadership, six sigma, lean operations, quality system implementation, strategic planning, supervisory skills, IT Training, continuous improvement systems, technical and basic skills training.

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The EBI Network and The City of Galesburg present:

INNOVATION—Advancing Businesses, Communities and the National Economy in the 21st Century

Discover How Innovation Can Move West Central Illinois Forward

The Speaker Bruce A. Vojak is Associate Dean for Administration and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. Bruce is co-author, with Abbie Griffen & Ray Price, of the upcoming book, Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms (Stanford University Press, 2012) based on observations from nearly a decade of research on the topic. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA with concentrations in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Bruce will discuss how innovation can build stronger businesses and communities, and what organizations can do to create innovative cultures. Learn how to engage all of your employees, clients and your community to create innovative solutions to unmet needs.

October 19, 2011 Registration: 11:40

Luncheon & Presentation: 12:00 - 1:15 Networking: 1:15 - 2:00 Location: Lake Storey Pavilion 1572 Mechan Drive, Galesburg

For Reservations/Payment Contact: The Galesburg Chamber of Commerce 309.343.1194 Cost: $25 Host: the EBI Network and the City of Galesburg Co-Sponsors: Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois and the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Lunch catered by En Season Kitchen & Café


BIS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - BIS 1100 E WARRENVILLE ROAD NAPERVILLE, IL 60563

1100 E Warrenville Rd Naperville, IL 60563 630-505-0500 www.bis.illinois.edu

CERTIFICATE Sponsored by: The City of Galesburg, the EBINetwork, Carl Sandburg College, the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce

630-505-0500 x 225 www.bis.illinois.edu

Innovation Certificate

Starts November 4, 2011

In Galesburg

Growth Global U of I - BIS... Your Resource For Business Solutions With a professional staff of more than 60 individuals and a wealth of practical business and industry experience, BIS has served over 100,000 employees in more than 6,500 companies over the past 27 years. BIS specializes in company-wide strategic improvement and bottom-line profitability projects such as global strategy, innovation, executive leadership, six sigma, lean operations, quality system implementation, strategic planning, supervisory skills, IT Training, continuous improvement systems, technical and basic skills training.

SBI-010

9/11

Strategy Payback Culture Breakthrough Incremental

This program can help you build a strategy and a culture that will drive consistent growth and profitablility.


INNOVATION STRATEGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

CREATE A CULTURE OF INNOVATION IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

This is a 24-hour certificate program designed to help you build a strategy and a culture that will drive consistent growth and profitability in your organization. An optional day is available to customize your innovation strategy.

Organizations cannot expect to survive without constant innovation. Innovation is woven into the fabric of the American spirit and has created the entrepreneurial drive that has made the U.S. a nation of tremendous wealth and opportunity.

Session 1

Designing a Winning Innovation Strategy – 8 hours

November 4

8:00 - 5:00

Learn to: • Understand the culture necessary for true Innovation • Benchmark your organization’s culture and readiness for Innovation • Understand through case studies the three types of Innovation • Remove the barriers to Innovation at your organization • Eliminate fear and manage the risk associated with Innovation • Understand the differences between a play to win, or a play-not-to-lose strategy • Apply a successful business model to your organization’s strategy Session 2

How to Become a Serial Innovator – 8 hours

November 11 8:00 - 5:00

Learn to: • Understand the actions that serial Innovators take • Understand the role of top management in creating a culture of Innovation • Create networks of talented people and best practices used by serial innovators • Attract and retain creative people • Identify current employees who demonstrate creativity • Identify outside resources Session 3

How to Implement a Process of Innovation – 8 hours

November 18 8:00 - 5:00

Learn to: • Understand formal processes for designing an innovation • Compare Innovation Systems for Incremental vs. Radical Innovation • Determine which type of innovation is right for your organization at this point in time • Understand business model changes vs. technology change and how it fits your overall strategy • Determine which changes are most important to the success of your current business plan • Create an Innovation Strategy for your organization

Optional Additional Day at Company Site (Customized). How to Measure Innovation Success – 8 hours

Learn to: • Use metrics to define and communicate the overall organization strategy • Track the execution of innovation efforts and evaluate performance • Identify new opportunities • Identify measures to track • Implement measurements in projects • Avoid driving off the best new ideas • Develop rewards and recognition systems • Build motivation throughout the organization • Implement the steps to create Innovation • Create an Innovation Strategy for your organization • Build a balanced portfolio that integrates both incremental and radical Innovations, in order to sustain growth indefinitely • Develop a final Innovation Strategic Plan

Competing in the global marketplace has been a catalyst for incredible change and improvement over the past ten years. Organizations that recognized major economic shifts in the late 90’s jumped head first into innovation in one form or another in order to survive. Innovations such as increased speed, niche markets, better quality, outsourcing and process improvements have served to keep U.S. manufacturers globally competitive. But that’s not enough. Constant, repetitive innovation that includes new products, technologies, and services will be the key to survival for U.S. companies. This program will help you design your strategy for serial innovation.

About the Instructor: Francene Pelmon is a Senior full-time Consultant for University of Illinois - Business Innovation Services. She has over twenty-five years of experience in leadership, general management, operations management, sales and marketing, process engineering, product development, supply chain management, project management and strategy. Her passion is developing and enhancing organizations and people to achieve profitable sales growth while driving costs out of the business. Her accomplishments include, successfully repositioning the US Operations of a global company for profitable sales growth, launching major consumer/industrial product innovations and coaching and developing employees that currently run global businesses and organizations. Francene holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and MBA with concentrations in Marketing, Management & Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

DATES:

November 4, 11 & 18, 2011

TIME:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

COST:

$300 (after the EBI Network Scholarship)

LOCATION: Carl Sandburg College, the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) - Building G 2051 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard Galesburg, IL 61401

To Register: Contact Linda Hankins at 309-345-3501. You may pay by cash, check or credit card. If a company is sponsoring employees, they may be billed by the CSC Business Office. Sponsors - The City of Galesburg, the EBINetwork, Carl Sandburg College, the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce

Check our website for a current U of I BIS schedule: www.bis.illinois.edu. Customized onsite training also available.


Innovation Certification Program offered to West Central Illinois Businesses At the heart of innovation is taking great ideas, big and small, and applying them to day-to-day life in an effort to meet unmet needs. It doesn’t have to be a product that is innovative, but can be a service, a process; anything that can be embraced and meet with acceptance that moves the user forward.

Lately, when you hear about innovation it is usually relating to businesses and the economy, and while innovation is seen as a key component to economic revitalization, it has a place everywhere. Communities, non-profits, educational and governmental units should all be embracing innovation and strive to keep moving forward.

To open the dialog on innovation for communities and businesses, how innovation can help the West Central Illinois Region move forward as it shakes off stagnation and moves towards revitalization. The Entrepreneur, Business and Industry Network (the EBI Network) will be hosting Dr. Bruce Vojak, of the University of Illinois, who will speak on “Innovation – Advancing Business, Communities and the National Economy

Innovation Certification Program Offered The city of Galesburg’s Entrepreneurs, Business and Industry Network (the EBI Network) will provide regional businesses the opportunity to participate in an Innovation Certification Program. The program, conducted by the University of Illinois’ Business Innovation Services (BIS) is designed for senior and middle level management. The goal is to help organizations build an innovative culture and process in their companies. Innovation The program will be conducted over three days, Friday November 4th, 11th, and 18th at Carl Sandburg College. This is an intense 3 day workshop that will help businesses build a strategy and culture that will drive consistent growth and profitability. According to Mary Rose Hennessy, Executive Director of the University of Illinois’ BIS, “Organizations cannot expect to survive without constant innovation. Innovation is woven into the fabric of the American spirit and has created the entrepreneurial drive that has made the U.S. a nation of tremendous wealth and opportunity.

ment over the past ten years. Organizations that recognized major economic shifts in the late 90’s jumped head first into innovation in one form or another in order to survive. Innovations such as increased speed, niche markets, better quality, outsourcing and process improvements have served to keep U.S. manufacturers globally competitive. But that’s not enough. Constant, repetitive innovation that includes new products, technologies, and services will be the key to survival for U.S. companies. This program will help you design your strategy for serial innovation.” To register for the Innovation Certification Program contact Linda Hankins at 309-345-3501. The cost is valued at $1,400, but through an EBI Network scholarship is available for $300. Co-sponsors include Carl Sandburg College and the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce. For further information please see the attached flyer.

The event will be held on October 19, 2011 at the Lake Storey Pavilion (1572 Mechan Dr, Galesburg), and lunch will be catered by the En Season Café. The cost is $25 and to register call the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce at 309.343.1194. Co-sponsoring the event are the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois and the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce. For further details please see the flyer attached to this month’s issue of the Chamber newsletter, or call Gary Camarano at 309.371.0474.

Fall Festivals & Conferences Promote Area The 10th Annual Scarecrow Festival is October 1 & 2 in conjunction with the first weekend of the long standing Knox County Scenic Drive. This takes place in Standish Park just south of the Galesburg town square. All are welcome to participate in the festival and the best of show prize is over $200 with other cash prizes as well. The Knox County Scenic Drive October 1 & 2; 8 & 9 includes food, flea markets, craft items and historic sites. The official stops on the drive include Galesburg, Knox County Fairgrounds, Knoxville, Maquon, Orange Chapel, Walnut Grove Farm, Wolf Covered Bridge, Woodland View Farm, Hawthorne Centre & Antique Malls. The GACVB has also been actively involved in planning two conferences that will take place the last week of October. Main Street Illinois will be here October 25 to 27 and Illinois Historic Preservation Agency conference will take place October 27 & 28. These two organizations will be touring the Galesburg downtown and surrounding area to take in the many improvements made to historical buildings. Please roll out the red carpet for these guests. Your business is welcome to participate in providing a conference bag flyer or door prize. If you have questions about any of the fall activities, call the Welcome Center at 309343-2485. Visit our website at www.visitgalesburg.com to find a long list of wonderful fall activities. You can also find us on Facebook as Galesburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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in the 21st Century.” The presentation will discuss how all organizations can embrace innovation and build an innovative culture that will make their organizations stronger and more effective in achieving their goals.

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EMPLOYEE WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

GREDA Debuts new Website

In collaboration with the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to offer four employee workshops for Chamber Members. The halfday sessions will be presented by Joe Constance of Constant Training. Joe has led numerous workshops for our Chamber and is consistently rated "excellent" by our participants. We are proud to have him return to present the following topics: Wednesday, October 12th "ACHIEVING CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE" 8:00 - 11:30 A.M. "DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE AND CONFLICT" 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Sessions held at the Midwest Bank of Western Illinois - Monmouth Community Room Thursday, October 13th "BUILDING POSITIVE ATTITUDES IN THE WORKPLACE" 8:00 - 11:30 A.M.

GREDA recently held a Public Forum on September 21st. One aspect of the forum was to announce the new and improved GREDA website, www.greda.org. The site is not only visually beautiful; it is full of useful content not only for interested investors in our community, but for the community as a whole. The site content includes a community profile, transportation information, demographics, ally partnerships, workforce information, and quality of life information. GREDA is offering the opportunity for advertising on the site. If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Gretchen Gonzalez at 343-1194 or ggonzalez@galesburg.org.

"COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY" 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. Sessions held at the Kensington Garden Room Please see the flyer attached to this newsletter for information on each topic and registration.

Sustainable Business Center The annual Chicago Innovation Award recognizes innovative products and services developed by businesses in the greater Chicago area. Businesses from southern Wisconsin, western Indiana as well as the north half of Illinois can be nominated for an award as long as the company, service, or product has been introduced within the last 3 years. Over 400 companies, services, and products were nominated for the 2011 Chicago Innovation Award. Initial nominees included well known companies such as Kenmore and Dyson but also locally centered programs such as En Season kitchen and Intellihot Green Technologies Inc. as well as the Sustainable Business Center’s newest addition, Blackburn Sampling Inc. Nominees must pass through two judging processes before being named a Chicago Innovation Award recipient. The judges consider the following questions when making their decision: • Did the product/service meet an unmet need?

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Eric Dilts • How unique is the product/service? Is this the first of its kind? If not, how is it different or better than existing products/services? • Has the product/service created a “me-too” response from imitators? • What financial evidence or market acceptance information does the product/service have to support it? What is its quantifiable evidence of success?

uids, slurry-type sludge's and semisolids from top to bottom of buckets, barrels, tanks or tankers” . Blackburn’s use of polypropylene tubes instead of the glass tubes traditionally used in the sampling process increases safety and makes sampling easier.

Only 75 businesses make it through this first round of judging. The Sustainable Business Center is proud to say that Blackburn Sampling has been named one of the top 75 finalists for the prestigious Chicago Innovation Award. Two other area businesses, CROSS-FIRE Soil Remediation LLC and Fusion Tech were also named to the top 75.

Winners will be announced in early November at the Chicago Innovation Awards Ceremony. In the meantime, voting for the Chicago Innovation People’s Choice Award is open. This award allows the public to vote for their favorite innovations out of the top 75 finalists. To vote for your top 5 innovative companies go to www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/voting/.

Blackburn Sampling is being recognized for developing a Coliwasa (composite liquid waste sampler) which is used by organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency to “take representative samples of hazardous wastes, liq-

For more information about the Sustainable Business Center and its tenants, please visit us at www.sustainablebusinesscenter.com or call us at (309) 343-1191.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBER Wilcox Law, LLC Pamela Wilcox 117 E. Main Street, Ste 102 341-6036

Galesburg Business Index July 11

June 11

October Visitors to Galesburg

July 10

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

146

130

98

$10,994,294 $10,352,917

$7,940,850

$75,303

$79,638

$81,029

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Knox County Labor Force (IDES) Civilian Labor Force

26,181

26,279

26,279

Number Employed

24,022

24,239

23.706

8.2%

7.8%

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

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

$423,479

$435,634

$391,714

AMBASSADOR CORPS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Lance Aten.....................................Tompkins State Bank CHAIRMAN Geoff Hurd....................Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes

Amye Bean................Retired Senior Volunteer Program

VICE-CHAIRMAN Steve McKelvie.......................Johnson Building System

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

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

Carrie Bernett...................OSF St. Mary Medical Center Nancy Dahlberg.................Century 21/Tucker Swanson Jim Dieterich................Midwest Bank of Western Illinois Doug Gibb......................................Hospice Compassus Mary Ann Hale..............Knox-Warren Special Education

DIRECTORS Alderman Wayne Allen........................City of Galesburg Kelli Bennewitz................................................City Clerk Josh Gibb.................Galesburg Community Foundation Mike Holloway..............................................F & M Bank Julie Lambasio.........................................Lambasio, Inc. Tammy Lufkin........................................Hansen Lumber Dave Rasmussen.............................Hy-Vee Food Store Jerry Reynolds...............................Knox County Landfill Pearl Strickland...................Knox-Galesburg Symphony CHAMBER PRESIDENT Robert C Maus

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Bob Juraco.........................................Wells Fargo Bank Theresa Mangieri..........................First Mid-Illinois Bank Doris Medhurst.....................Orange Julius/KarmelKorn Carl Nixon...............................Accounting Systems, Inc. Annette Pickrel.............................................F & M Bank Lori Putnam..................................................F & M Bank Chris Ryner................IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union Angie Randolph.............................First Mid-Illinois Bank Jackie Turner...........................................Mel Foster Co. Candy Webb............................Focused Sales Solutions

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