Presentation Library


February 2015 ECIDC Quarterly Meeting Cronus Presentation


December 2014 - 5th Annual Broadband Summit


Frontier Communications

Illinois Century Network

Metro Communications

Mediacom Business


October 2014 Manufacturing Roundtable

Jim Fuhrman Presentation Link

No Job Left Behind

Skills Gap

Vermillion Advantage

Apprenticeship Program at Thyssenkrupp

August 2014 International Trade Presentation

SBDC International Trade Assistance

30 Year Video Tribute Released May 2014

ECIDC 30 Year Highlights


April 29, 2014 Super Region Webinar

Youth Safety in the Workplace


February 20, 2014 ECIDC Board Meeting

Guest speaker Mark Schweitzer, ADM Transportation - "Midwest Inland Port"


December 5, 2013 4th Annual Broadband Summit

Area Broadband Success Stories by Barbara Webster, Regional Broadband Coordinator, Broadband Illinois

Consolidated Communications presentation by Doug Abolt

Frontier Communications presentation by Chris Kaler

Mediacom presentation by Tim Brozenec

PEG Bandwidth presentation by Brian Baggett presentation was given by:

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Event evaluations summary


2013 Downstate Summit

Community Marketing


November 21, 2013 ECIDC Board Meeting

Dr. Josh Bullock, Lake Land College (LLC) President - update on LLC's services and community impact


East Central Illinois (eci) Super Region Roundtable Presentations, Oct. 30, 2013

 All presentations are posted at CatchYour

August 28, 2013 eci Super Region Executive Committee Meeting

"Why Manufacturing Matters" - a presentation by Jim Nelson, Vice President for External Affairs, Illinois Manufacturing Association.


August 15, 2013 Board Meeting

"Fracking" presentation by Jim Watson, Illinois Petroleum Council.  (For more info. contact Jim at or 217-544-7404.)

"Arthur, Amish, & Beyond" presentation by Bob Doan and Mac Condill - Check out the amazing pictures of pumpkin creations and Amish living!


May 7, 2013 Meeting - Regional Strategic Planning to Address Manufacturing Workforce Skills Needed in the Region

Survey Summary from 48 Area Manufacturers

Survey Summary from 68 Potential Coalition Partners


May 1, 2013 Boomtown Millennial Entrepreneurs Presentation

Link to photo album:


Link to Storify tweets (#MEP13):


ECIDC Board Meeting Feb. 2013

Digital Education by Jeff Fritchtnitch, Superintendent, Altamont CUSD #10


December 13, 2012 Luncheon Meeting at Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham

STEM Presentation by Kim Kuchenbrod of Vermillinoin Advanatage


3rd Annual East Central Illinois Broadband Summit Presentations / Information

Video Presentations Posted by Broadband Illinois

Lumity - Microsoft IT Academy Overview and Contact Information

Lumity - Microsoft IT Academy Welcome Packet and Program Information

Cellular One of East Central Illinois - Presentation by Colleen Wright

Frontier Communications - Presentation by Brett Gilsinger

Consolidated Communications - Presentation by Doug Abolt

Broadband Illinois - Presentation by Brad Housewright

Broadband Success Stories in the Region - Presentation by Barb Webster

Prairie Spark E-Hub - Presentation by Jeanne Dau

Economic Impact of Telecommuting - Presentation by Dr. Mike Rudibaugh

Metro Communications - Presentation by Zak Horn

Illinois Rural Health Net - Presentation by Doug Power


ECIDC Board Meeting Nov. 2012

Center for Business & Industry- Presentation by Charlie Bovard, November 15, 2012


Community & Nonprofit Leader Symposium - March 28, 2012

Creative Funding Models by Ed VanHoose, Joedy Hightower and Gail Rost

 Cooperatives History Video

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System - Quality Journey, by Eric Benson


Findings from the Downstate Summit:  Creating a Common Voice - presented at the 23rd Annual Rural Economic Development Conference, March 7, 2012, Peoria, IL

USDA Rural Development Webinar: Got Broadband? - December 14, 2011


Regional Broadband Summit - December 1, 2011

Event Agenda and Consolidated Handout

Broadband Illinois/ Partnership for a Connected Illinois Presentation by Drew Clark and Barbara Webster

Illinois Century Network Presentation by Dave Mollet

Illinois Rural Health Net Presentation by Doug Power

Consolidated Communications Presentation by Ryan Whitlock

Frontier Communications Presentation by Michael Flynn

Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives Presentation by Edward VanHoose

Does Broadband Boost Local Economic Development? - Research Presentation by Mike Rudibaugh


Mike Kirchoff Presentation - October 19, 2011


Advantage Illinois Presentation by Paul Faraci, Illnios DCEO Office - Nov. 17, 2011

Economic Development Best Practices for Rural Communities by Mike Kirchoff - Oct. 19, 2011


Downstate Summit: Creating a Common Voice - September 29, 2011

  Executive Summary and Survey/Evaulation Responses and Anaylsis

  Downstate Summit Handout Provided to Attendees (Agenda, Bios, Maps of Downstate)

  Map Illustrating Communities Represented by Downstate Summit Attendees

  Trends, Issues and Potential and the Reasons for Building Solidarity - by Norman Walzer, Senior Reseach Fellow, NIU

  Demographic Change in Illinois

  Rural Life Poll Summary by IIRA Director Christopher Merrett

  Creating a Common Voice Preentation by USDA Rural Development Director for Illinois Colleen Callahan   

  TIF Districts Presentations by Steve Kline, President, The Economic Develoment Group Ltd., and Herb Klein, President, Jacob   & Klein Ltd.

  Vital Tools and Resourcs for Downstate (Rural) Communities by Thomas Henderson, Executive Director, Illinois Tax Increment Association, and James M. Snyder, Ice Miller LLP

  Survey Response Summary from Downstate Summit Participants


ECIDC Annual Banquet - May 19, 2011

  Slide Show

  2011 ECIDC Annual Report (Includes Recognition Award Recipient Information & Pictures)

East Central Illinois Community  Development Symposium

April 4, 2011 at the Education Center of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Mattoon

  Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Program Overview by IIRA Director Christopher Merrett

  Strategic Planning and MAPPING by IIRA Program Manager Gisele Hamm

  Utilizing Community Foundations by Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation President/CEO Joedy Hightower

  Peace Corps Fellows for Community Development by IIRA Program Manager Karen Mauldin-Curtis

  Online Tools for Community Development by IIRA Program Manager Lori Sutton

  Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center by IIRA Program Manager Lori Sutton

  GIS Tools and Community  Development Student Interns by Lake Land College Geography Instructor Dr. Mike Rudibaugh

ECIDC Presentations to Area Community Organizations

  December 1, 2010     East Central Illinois Broadband Summit

  November 18, 2010    Business Solutions Center of Eastern Illinois University

  September 23, 2010    Teutopolis Community for Progress

  September 1, 2010  Dieterich Community Development Corporation Presentation

  May 20, 2010      Eric Simundza presentation on Economic Development Marketing

  April 7, 2010      Clark County Boot Camp


  March 2010       Jasper County Noon Rotary Speech