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Members of the business community and the public are invited
The Great River Economic Development Foundation’s 2014 Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8th in Kent Hall at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, 300 Civic Center Plaza in Quincy. Doors open and a cash bar will be available at 5:00 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m.
No RSVP is required and there is no charge to attend the meeting. Members of the business community and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Current Chairman of the GREDF Board, Tim Finlay, will give the 2014 Annual Meeting presentation which includes highlights from the past year. This year’s theme is “Growing from here”. GREDF president Marcel Wagner, Jr. will share highlights of GREDF’s new Strategic Plan which was adopted by the Board of Directors at their December meeting.
“What you’ll hear from Marcel during his remarks is that GREDF has a plan and we are committed to executing this plan,” says Finlay. “For our city, county and region to grow, we need to be aggressive in our economic development efforts and we need to have focused goals.”
“Our Strategic Plan will serve as a blueprint for Board policy decisions and guide the activities of the staff over the next three years,” says Wagner. “We’re thankful for the members of the Strategic Planning Committee and the work they and the staff have done to develop the goals, strategies and measurements of our economic development activities. Now the real work begins.”
Additional speakers for the evening include Mayor Kyle Moore and Les Post, Chairman of the Adams County Board. Dan Henke, incoming Chairman of the GREDF Board of Directors, will recognize outgoing board members Connie Schroeder and Ken Sparrow, Jr. Ms. Schroeder is a former Chairman of the GREDF Board and Mr. Sparrow is a former Treasurer.
Henke will also introduce the newest members of the GREDF Board of Directors which include:
Dr. Robert Gervasi, Quincy University
Mr. Dave Hetzler, Jr., Gardner Denver
Ms. Maureen Kahn, Blessing Hospital
Ms. Carol Lewis, Quincy Medical Group
Mr. Harry Marcionetti, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company
Mr. Nick Rinella, The Rinella Company
The Great River Economic Development Foundation exists to maintain and improve the economic vitality of the Quincy and Adams County, Illinois, region through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses to our entire region. For more information, visit www.gredf.org or call 217.223.4313.