IEZA Spring Conference May 13-14, 2021


 

Virtual Conference

May 13th and 14th

The pandemic has unfortunately prevented us from having our regular spring IEZA conference this year.  We know that our members appreciate the knowledge and updates they typically gain from attending the conferences.  Therefore, we are scheduling a virtual conference on May 13th and 14th.  This will allow us to conduct our annual membership meeting and give our members an opportunity to get critical updates on Enterprise Zone issues from both DCEO and IDOR.  We hope that you are able join us for these sessions.  Access to the sessions will be at no cost to IEZA members.  

May 13th – 9am to 11:30am

  • IEZA Membership Meeting
  • State Treasurer Michael Frerichs – Review of State Treasurer Programs for Communities
  • Ameren Illinois – Benefits of EZ Exemptions and Other Programs to Benefit Businesses

May 14th – 9am to 11:30am

  • DCEO and IDOR Updates on Zone Issues and Reporting

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IEZA Virtual Conference December 16-17, 2020


Virtual Conference

December 16th and 17th

The pandemic has unfortunately prevented us from having our regular spring and fall IEZA conferences this year.  We know that our members appreciate the knowledge and updates they typically gain from attending the conferences.  Therefore, we are scheduling a virtual conference on December 16th and 17th.  This will allow us to conduct our annual membership meeting and give our members an opportunity to get critical updates on Enterprise Zone issues from both DCEO and IDOR.  We hope that you are able join us for these sessions.  Access to the sessions will be at no cost to IEZA members.

December 16th

      9 am – 9:30 am – 
Annual IEZA Membership Meeting
 
9:30 am – 11:00 am –
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December 17th
9:00 am – 10:30 am –
DCEO Update on Enterprise Zone Issues
 
10:30 am – 12:00 pm –
IDOR Updates an Q&A from IEZA Members
 

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2012 Spring Conference Agenda & Brochure

(Revised agenda and brochure attached – as of 5/9/12)ieza-hilton

The IEZA has released the agenda for the 2012 Annual Spring Conference being held May 16-18, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1301 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401. Room rate is $89 plus tax.  You must indicate you are part of the IEZA Conference when calling for your reservation.  Please call 217.540.7777 for reservations.

The brochure has a registration form with costs.  Please note that there are RSVPs required for meal events. 

The following is the agenda for the conference. Changes will be posted at this site. At the bottom of this article is the PDF of this agenda that you can print out for your convenience.  All sessions are subject to change.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

  • Noon to 5:00 p.m.:  IEZA Golf Outing
    Contact: Emily McConville (815) 539-7459
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception
    (Open Bar and Heavy Hors D’oeuvres)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.:  Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Craig Coil, IEZA President
    Honorable Merv Gillenwater, Mayor – City of Effingham
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Spotlight on Effingham
    Learn about all of the Zone activity and development in Effingham, the “Crossroads of Opportunity”
    Todd Hull, Economic Development Director, Effingham Enterprise Zone Administrator
  • 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.:  BREAK
  • 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: State to State Business Tax Comparisons
    John F. Gremer, Partner – State and Local Tax
    KPMG – Chicago
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.:  LUNCH / BREAK
    Growing Illinois Marketing Initiative Overview
    Janet Mathis, Executive Director, Renew Moline
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Boundary Amendment Case Study
    Archer Daniels Midland Rail Yard and Intermodal Facility
    Project Background and Overview, Benedetto (Ben) Guido, VIA RAIL Logistics, LLC
    Enterprise Zone Boundary Amendment Process
    Craig Coil, EDC of Decatur and Macon County
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:  BREAK
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.:  Boundary Amendment Case Study, TCI Manufacturing and Equipment Sales, Inc.
    Hear how TCI worked with local officials on a boundary expansion to the Zone and incorporated new taxing districts into a new property tax abatement agreement. Mike Maynard, President, TCI Manufacturing
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.:  Open Forum
    At the request of many members, this is an open topic session where program experts can answer general questions about zone operations and application processes.
  • 5:00 p.m. to ???:  Dinner (On Your Own)
    IEZA and the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide suggestions at the conference.

Friday, May 18, 2012

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.:  Breakfast Buffet
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Legislative Update
    Update on the Enterprise Zone termination date extension legislation and related items of interest to all IEZA members
    Craig Coil, IEZA President
    John Thompson, Legislative Chairman
  • 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.:Open Discussion
    Learn about and discuss how zones across the state implement accountability and performance standards for Zone projects.
    • Topics will include:
      • Pre-Development Agreements
      • Clawback Agreements
      • Local Enterprise Zone Abatement Processes.
        John “Jamie” Boyd, Kankakee County States Attorney and IEZA Presenters
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:  BREAK
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Illinois’ Competitive Edge from a Site Selectors Perspective
    Matthew Adams, Real Estate & Location Strategy Practice, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Chicago
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.: IEZA Board/Business Meeting

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