Business Bits: Manley hosts business workshop
July 13, 2013 5:14PM
Updated: August 15, 2013 6:51AM
JOLIET — State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is hosting a free Business Needs Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at Saratoga Food Specialties, 771 W. Crossroads Parkway, Bolingbrook.
The workshop will provide information on tax credits and incentives, the labor market, new employee bonding and unemployment insurance claim protests.
The event features the Illinois Department of Employment Security and is co-hosted by the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce. For information or to RSVP, call 815-725-2741 or email RepManley@gmail.com.
Visitors from China welcomed
JOLIET — Will County Executive Larry Walsh recently welcomed 22 government officials from the Shunde District and Foshan City in the Guangdong Province of China. The delegation was led by Yong Wang and sponsored by the 21st Century Institute in Oak Brook. The visit marks the second time the Institute has brought a Chinese delegation to Will County.
The Chinese visitors visited the Will County Farm Bureau and the farm of John Kiefner, whose family has farmed in Will County since the 1900s. Walsh hosted a luncheon at his home in Elwood where the visitors were interested to see an American farmhouse and learn more about the farming culture.
CDL program for veterans at JJC
JOLIET — Joliet Junior College is one of six colleges across the nation to be awarded a federal grant to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry.
The $176,427 grant is part of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training grant program. JJC’s “Driving America: One Veteran at a Time” project will provide Commercial Driver’s License training to 50 veterans and/or their military families as well as job placement assistance.
The four-week program will take place at the JJC Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center, 17840 Laraway Road. For information or to apply, contact Amy Murphy at 815-280-1418 or email email@example.com.
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