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Park District Hosting Job Fair on March 11 with 150+ Positions Available

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Seeking to fill more than 150 part-time and seasonal positions, the Fox Valley Park District will host a community job fair on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora).

As one of the area’s largest employers, the park district offers opportunities for teens and adults alike, with flexible work schedules and a wide range of jobs.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit and get information about the positions and job requirements. Park District staff will be on hand to answer questions and perform introductory interviews.

Potential job applicants are advised to come prepared by printing out a job application form from the District’s website and bringing the completed form to the job fair. A camp counselor application form is also available for those applying for summer camp jobs.

“The Park District is reaching out so the community is aware of how many job opportunities we’ll have available this summer,” said Human Resources Manager Lynn Fenton. “This job fair will give potential applicants a complete picture of job descriptions; from there, they can easily apply to the area that suits their skills and interests.

“We are traditionally the first job for many local teens and also offer flexibility for adults who work on a part-time basis. Working at the Park District is fun and rewarding. Benefits also include reduced or free admission to some district programs and facilities.”

Job openings include:

  • Recreation & Community Center – Camps, child care, birthday parties, dance, theatre, gymnastics, athletics, tennis, playground site supervisors and more.
  • Parks Department – Gardener, trail ranger, grounds worker, athletic fields and general maintenance at water parks.
  • Blackberry Farm – Animal caretakers, ride operators, interpreters, guest services, camp counselors, ground maintenance and custodians.
  • Red Oak Nature Center – Naturalists, guest services and camp staff.
  • Aquatics – Life guards, guest services and maintenance.

Potential job applicants should visit the FVPD Job Fair webpage to read full job descriptions and acquire more detailed information.

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Aurora Businessman Gives Back by Helping College Students Learn to Manage Finances

Chicago Executive Airport Safety Project Honored for Engineering Excellence

Save the Date! 30th Anniversary Open House @ IMSA

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Seeks Support

NLEI Offers Construction Training Program

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Aurora Businessman Gives Back by Helping College Students Learn to Manage Finances

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Passionate about giving back to his community and educating people on the importance of financial planning, Jack Meyer and Craig Anderson, owners and wealth advisors of Meyer Wealth Advisors in Aurora, donated 50 Evolve Planners to a group of Aurora University students.

Meyer Wealth Advisors presented the students of Aurora University’s American Marketing Association (AMA) with copies of The Evolve Planner, a weekly and yearly planner that helps people set goals and budget for the lives they dream of living. Meyer Wealth Advisors learned about the Evolve Planner and wanted to provide a valuable tool to college students who are envisioning their own career paths.

Meyer Wealth Advisors believes in educating people about how financial planning can help them meet and attain their goals, and the Evolve Planner aligned well with that mission. By donating the planner to these students, Meyer hopes that they will make it their responsibility to manage their finances for now and the future.

Kelly Hauge, Aurora University’s AMA president, liked that the planner “can provide students with a visual representation of goals, both financially and academically.”

Meyer explained to the students the stages of success in one’s life. He said that once people reach a point in their careers when they become successful by attaining financial stability, they want to give back and create a legacy. This concept focuses on how someone can make positive contributions to their communities.

“You can achieve anything you set your mind to, and with careful planning,” Meyer said to the students. This is just one of the meaningful ways Meyer Wealth Advisors impacts their local community.

About Meyer Wealth Advisors:

Meyer Wealth Advisors has been serving their clients for 40 years as a trusted CFO by providing education, resources and careful planning and implementation of programs and products that are long-term, logical and efficient. The knowledgeable wealth consultants help meet the needs of their clients by helping to reach strategic financial goals. Meyer Wealth Advisors is located at 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 305 in Aurora. For more information, call 630-896-7770 or visit http://www.meyerwealth.com.

Chicago Executive Airport Safety Project Honored for Engineering Excellence

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

A runway safety area project that CMT led at Chicago Executive Airport was honored with a Merit Award at ACEC Illinois’ annual Engineering Excellence Award banquet on February 9, in Lisle, Illinois.

“It’s certainly an honor for CMT, but I’m especially grateful that Chicago Executive is being recognized for all the work that they’ve done,” said Brian Welker, vice president. “They’ve been committed to improving their facility and expanding operations for many years now. It has become such an invaluable asset, both to the people and businesses who use the airport, and to the overall economy of the region.”

The Chicago Executive Airport Runway Safety Area Improvement project demonstrated how engineering ingenuity can help a suburban airport continue to thrive despite a tightly-constrained environment. Unable to accom­modate standard FAA requirements for runway safety areas without major disruption to the community and environment just beyond its boundaries, CMT proposed, designed, and championed for both approval and funding for an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS). This solution has already been credited with saving an aircraft that had overran the main runway. EMAS allowed the airport to improve the runway safety area without sacrificing the level of operations at the state’s third busiest airport.

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. provides engineering and consulting services focused in Aviation, Surface Transportation, Water Resources, and Civil Site Design. The firm has 14 offices throughout the country. In 2014, CMT was named Midwest Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record magazine.

Save the Date! 30th Anniversary Open House @ IMSA

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

30th Anniversary Open House 

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Join us in celebrating IMSA’s 30 years of thinking differently and acting boldly to re-define STEM education for Illinois and beyond. Throughout our history IMSA has transformed the paths of nearly 6,000 alumni, fostered over 1 million hours of STEM enrichment and training around Illinois, and pioneered new models that have changed the way the world teaches math and science. Come experience the amazing work of Illinois’ future innovators at our 30th anniversary open house and see what’s exciting on the horizon for the State of Illinois’ flagship STEM Academy as we work to make Illinois #1 for math and science education.

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Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Caterpillar, Inc.
ComEd
Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.
Dolan & Murphy
Downtown Auroran Magazine
Endiro Coffee
First Secure Community Bank – Aurora
Ice Miller LLP
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Magnetrol International, Incorporated
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pilmer Real Estate
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Sign*A*Rama
SmithAmundsen, LLC
State Farm Insurance Companies
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Two Brothers Roundhouse
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The Voice
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Eat Spaghetti; Support Coat Drive

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Seeks Support

NLEI Offers Construction Training Program

Businesses Encouraged to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill

VNA Health Care Dental Clinic Expansion: New Patients Welcome

Food Hub Project Site Request for Information

Kane County Winter 2017 ExporTech Program

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Eat Spaghetti; Support Coat Drive

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Seeks Support

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Our local National Association of Letter Carriers 219 is looking for sponsorship for their 25th Anniversary Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Last year, locally, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected more than 70,000 pounds of food.  All food collected goes to local food pantries, including Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, and Loaves & Fishes.

The letter carriers are looking to increase the amount of food collected this year by 25 percent.  They will purchase paper bags that will be distributed to more than 90,000 households in the region. In order to purchase the bags, they need sponsorships of $6000. Sponsors will provide their logo to have it printed on the bags and other advertisement.  Sponsorship money is due by March 1st.  They will also accept donation and/or services that they can use as incentive for schools and volunteers.  Volunteers are also needed for the event.  See http://nalc.org/food or call Mary Kluber, food drive coordinator, at (630) 802-5578 for more information.

NLEI Offers Construction Training Program

Monday, February 20th, 2017

State Government: Get Government Back on Track

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Rep. Tom Demmer files government reform package. House Republican Conference Chairman Tom Demmer has filed a package of bills and constitutional amendments designed to fix a broken state government system. The Dixon Republican collectively calls the proposed reforms the Get Government Back on Track package.

“It’s time for us to modernize the House and Senate. The current system is a relic of the backroom deals and power grabs of years gone by. If we want a different result, we have to build a different system,” said Rep. Demmer.

Demmer’s government reform package would do six things:

  • Make Illinois more relevant and more accurately represented in the Electoral College by awarding Presidential Electoral Votes by Congressional district instead of the current winner-take-all formula (HB 495);
  • Create the Joint Committee of the General Assembly on Rules and Operations, a bipartisan panel of legislators who would review and make recommendations on House and Senate rules, committees, procedures, and structure of the General Assembly (HB 787);
  • Create a Board of Repealers to review and make recommendations on how to eliminate outdated, irrelevant, or conflicting laws, instead of just adding more to the books every year (HB 789);
  • Give the Governor the ability to call for a vote on a specific bill through a new “fast-track” authority (HB 3119);
  • Make the current Illinois constitutional requirement that the State enact an annual balanced budget enforceable by requiring the budget to be certified by the Illinois State Comptroller (HJRCA 19); and

Combine the office of Illinois State Comptroller and Illinois State Treasurer into one office with consolidated responsibilities (HJRCA 25).