The list of Scholarship Information as of 9/17/19 is a accumulation of information from various local resources and is here for your convenience. Come back periodically as this list will be updated as new scholarship information becomes available.
Tom Kuczmarski, the co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards, said, “This year’s nominees are some of the fastest-growing organizations in the upper Midwest, and we are proud to celebrate them.” See full press release here.
Mattoon in Motion would like to thank all the Mattoon High School students who participated in Green and Gold Service Day. Thank you to all the volunteers who supported the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce in beautifying the downtown with green and gold mums along with all the students who volunteered their time to make their community brighter.
As we look to this week, we want to showcase the events for Homecoming 2019.
Wednesday, September 25th
The homecoming Run and Parade-Come and watch!! The Race Starts at 5:45 P.M and the parade starts at 6:30 P.M. along Broadway. For more information please click here.
Mattoon and Cole’s County have been awarded Enterprise Zone status. Coles Together has been working around the clock to obtain this highly competitive classification for our area. The zone takes effect on January 1, 2020. The initial term is 15 years with an additional 10 years awarded if the Zone is properly managed.
What this means…
Benefits for retail, commercial, and service sectors include
(1) a sales tax exemption on building materials and; (2) a reduction of taxes on any real estate improvement as follows:
For taxes levied in the first year of abatement: 100%
For taxes levied in the second year of abatement: 75%
For taxes levied in the third year of the abatement: 50%
Abatement will cease after the third year.
Benefits for the manufacturing and industrial sector include
(1) a sales tax exemption on building materials and; (2) an abatement of taxes on any real estate improvement as follows:
For taxes levied in years 1-10 of the abatement: 100%
Abatement will cease after the 10th year.
Please note if the property is also in a TIF, the real estate abatement benefit is not allowed by Illinois statute.
The new zone is excellent news for Mattoon and the surrounding area. If you know someone who wants to start a small business or grow their business, this is the place to be and now is the time to prepare.
Mattoon in Motion attended the Chicago Innovation Nominee Celebration last night in Chicago, Illinois. There were around 700 corporate, startup, and non-profit innovators who attended. Last night they announced this year’s top 100 finalists. Out of 400 nominees, Mattoon in Motion is one of the top 100 finalists who will go on to the next round.
The final round will consist of a total of 25 winners which will get the opportunity to promote our commitment to innovation on a global stage. There is also a peoples choice award too so be on the look out for another update here soon so we can show Illinois what Mattoon is all about. Let’s keep moving forward and doing great things.
When we collaborate, we utilized our resources effectively
and efficiently, and we are getting recognized as a community. Together.