Join us to learn more about the latest accomplishments from the six of our different committees. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and learn from Joshua Covey, Stephen R. Covey’s son and part of the Franklin Covey Foundation.
About Joshua Covey
With a background in strategy consulting, Joshua has advised executives across multiple industries including healthcare, technology, consumer products and education. He draws on a wealth of experience in helping organizations to more effectively achieve their objectives.
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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.