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leaves.jpgThe IEZA has released the agenda for the 2009 Annual Fall Conference being held September 9-11, 2009 at the Macomb Hampton Inn in Macomb, IL.

A block of rooms will be held until August 12, 2009. For room reservations, call 309-837-6000 and you are requested to indicate that you are with the IEZA to get the $79 room rate.  To find directions to the conference center, go to www.hamptoninn.com.

The following is the agenda for the conference. Changes will be posted at this site. At the bottom of this article are the PDFs of this agenda that you can print out for your convenience.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

GOLF! WIU-Harry Mussato Golf Course, www.golf.wiu.edu

  • Tee Times: 12:30, 12:40, & 12:50 p.m.
    Contact Terry Denison
    at 217-479-4627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Evening Reception
    Come gather with your colleagues.  Beverages & heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Breakfast provided by Hampton Inn.

  • 9:00 - 9:15 A.M.:  Welcome/Opening Remarks
    By: Mayor Wisslead
  • 9:15 - 9:45 A.M.:  "Enterprise Zone Abatement Affects on School State Aid"
    By: James Mathes, ISBE
    One-on-one consultation in adjoining board room following tghis session.
  • 9:45 - 10:15 A.M.: Displaced Workers EZ Tax Credit & IL Workforce Services
    By Blance Shoup, Director of the Workforce Investment Office in Western Illinois (LWIA 14)
  • 10:15 - 10:30 A.M.: BREAK
  • 10:30 - 11:30 A.M: MAEDCO Enterprise Zone
    By: Kim Pierce, Director
  • 11:30 - 12:30 P.M.:  LUNCH
    Provided by IEZA
  • 12:45 - 1:00 P.M.: Load Bus Tours
  • 1:00 - 5:00 P.M.: Tours
    • Pella Corporation-Macomb Operations
    • Western Grain Marketing, LLC
    • Western Illinois Business & Technology Center
  • 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.: Dinner with Cash Bar

Friday, September 11, 2009
Breakfast provided by Hampton Inn

  • 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.: What is Prevaiing Wage and when does it Apply?
    Panel Discussion
  • 10:00 - 11:00 A.M: Prevailing Wage Legislation
    By: Steve McClure, President of Opportunity Alliance, LLC
  • 11:00 - 11:30 A.M: IEZA Membership Meeting & Election of Officers
    President, VP, Treasurer, Membership Chair-zone Administrators, & DCEO Liaison

2010 CONFERENCES
If you would like to host a conference in 2010 please advise one of the board members or email Betty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download Brochure to print your registration form.

IEZA 2009 Fall Conference Brochure 93.60 Kb


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