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Bloomington-Normal EDC discusses economic development industry trends, best practices, and development news in Central Illinois.
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#4 - Bloomington-Normal Legal Industry with Amelia Buragas & Josh Rohrscheib

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#47 - Bloomington Economic Development with Senior Economic Development Coordinator Jon Branham
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Jon Branham: Senior Economic Development Coordinator, City of Bloomington City of Bloomington Economic Development Website Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database
20:09
November 24, 2021
#46 - BNEDC Welcomes Office Manager Stephanie Stone
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Stephanie Stone: Office Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database
12:26
November 19, 2021
#45 - Welcoming Casey Peterson, New Business Retention & Expansion Manager
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Casey Peterson: Business Retention & Expansion Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database
19:54
October 18, 2021
#44 - Agriculture Impact with the Illinois Farm Bureau
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Ryan Whitehouse: Associate Director of Local Government & Political Engagement, Illinois Farm Bureau Mike Doherty: Senior Economist, Illinois Farm Bureau Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: Illinois Farm Bureau
36:01
October 8, 2021
#43 - Farewell to Amber
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Amber Wilfley: Business Retention & Expansion Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: www.bnbiz.org.
21:43
August 27, 2021
#42 - Electric Infrastructure with Ameren Illinois
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Eric Whitfield: Senior Manager, Economic Development, Ameren Illinois Darcy Conner: Manager, Economic Development, Ameren Illinois Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: https://www.ameren.com/company/business-partners/economic-development
19:07
August 20, 2021
#41 - Natural Gas Infrastructure with Nicor Gas
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Bernie Anderson: Regional Manager Community Affairs, Nicor Gas Nicholas Crite: Economic Development Manager, Nicor Gas Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: https://www.nicorgas.com/
23:24
July 23, 2021
#40 - Social Service Impact with Brian Wipperman, CEO of Marcfirst
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Brian Wipperman: CEO, Marcfirst  Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: https://www.marcfirst.org/ Economic Impact Study https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i3KuXduh_CzK4cMsxPtmhuqr367g_ks7/view https://illinoispartners.org/illinois-partners-releases-mclean-county-economic-impact-report/
30:28
July 16, 2021
#39 - Inside City Hall with Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Tim Gleason: City Manager, City of Bloomington Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: https://www.cityblm.org/ Events: Saturday, June 19 · Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market o https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-farmers-market-3-2021-06-19/ · Loungeabout the Roundabout featuring Shuga Beatz o https://www.visitbn.org/events/2021-loungeabout-the-roundabout-shuga-beatz/ Sunday, June 20th · 3rd Sunday Market starting at 8:00 o https://www.visitbn.org/events/3rd-sunday-market-june-2021/ Monday, June 21st · Ewing Manor is Open for Tours o https://www.visitbn.org/events/ewing-manor-open-for-tours-2021-06-21/ Wednesday, June 23rd · Summer Time Lunch time Concerts in Downtown Bloomington o https://www.visitbn.org/events/summer-lunchtime-concerts-in-downtown-bloomington-2021-06-23/ · Loungabout the roundabout featuring Andy Bordewick o https://www.visitbn.org/events/2021-loungeabout-the-roundabout-andy-bordewick/
19:38
June 18, 2021
#38 - Work Ready Programs with Curt Rendall of Heartland Community College
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Curt Rendall: Executive Director, Work Ready Program Development and Innovation Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: https://www.heartland.edu/index.html Incumbent Worker Training On the Job Training Apprenticeship Training Hiring Events Events: Saturday, June 12 is · Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market o https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-farmers-market-3-2021-06-12/ · 2ndAnnual Over the Edge for the Boys & Girls Club at the Marriott Hotel o https://bgcbn.org/over-the-edge/ · McLean County Wheelers Spring Metric Bike Ride at Comlara Park o https://www.visitbn.org/events/mclean-county-wheelers-spring-metric-bike-ride/ · Lavender & Lemons Kitchens & More Tour o https://www.visitbn.org/events/lavender-and-lemons-a-tour-of-kitchens-and-more-2/ · Miller Park Zoo’s Birthday Party Starts o https://www.visitbn.org/events/miller-park-zoos-birthday-party-2/ · Loungeabout the Roundabout featuring Kyle Yap o https://www.visitbn.org/events/2021-loungeabout-the-roundabout-kyle-yap/
28:39
June 11, 2021
#37 - Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) with Executive Director Carl Olson
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Carl Olson: Executive Director, Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: https://cira.com/
18:14
June 4, 2021
#36 - BN Innovation Alliance (BNIA) with Kevin McCarthy & Jamie Mathy
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Kevin McCarthy: Founder & President, Path Performance Coaching & Consulting Jamie Mathy: Owner, Red Raccoon Games Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: BN EDC Site Database Website Links: Events: May 29th · Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market o https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-farmers-market-3-2021-05-29/ · LoungeAbout the round About o https://www.visitbn.org/events/2021-loungeabout-the-roundabout-john-aulabaugh-and-channel-4/ June 2nd · Downtown Bloomington Lunchtime Concerts o https://www.visitbn.org/events/summer-lunchtime-concerts-in-downtown-bloomington-2021-06-02/ · LoungeAbout the round About o https://www.visitbn.org/events/2021-loungeabout-the-roundabout-nick-sizemore/ June 3rd · 2021 – 10 minute play festival: The Campout o https://www.visitbn.org/events/2021-10-minute-play-festival-the-campout-2021-06-03/
01:31:41
May 28, 2021
#35 - Workforce 180 with United Way's Kathleen Lorenz
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Amber Wilfley: BRE Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Kathleen Lorenz: Community Investment Director, United Way Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: 1209 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington, IL Website Links: United Way Kathleen Lorenz Email: klorenz@uwaymc.org Events: May 21st, · Miller Park Mini Golf o https://www.visitbn.org/events/miller-park-mini-golf/ · BN Bites and Brews continues o https://www.visitbn.org/events/bn-bites-brews-bloomington-normal-area-restaurant-week-2021-05-21/ May 22 · Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market o https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-farmers-market-3-2021-05-22/ · Free Storywalk at McGraw Park o https://www.visitbn.org/events/free-storywalk-at-mcgraw-park/ · Miller Park Paddle Boat o https://www.visitbn.org/events/miller-park-paddle-boats/ · Lounge About the Round About o https://www.visitbn.org/events/2021-loungeabout-the-roundabout-the-band-rio-grande/ · Style in Stereo Live at the Station Saloon o https://www.visitbn.org/events/style-in-stereo-live-at-the-station-saloon/ May 23 · Sunday Sounds of Connie Link Theater featuring Mary & The Troublemakers o https://www.visitbn.org/events/sounds-of-connie-link-amphitheatre-mary-the-troublemakers-50s-60s/
32:23
May 24, 2021
#34 - Regional Economic Development 2 with Nicole Bateman & Ryan McCrady
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Ryan McCrady: President & CEO, Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance Nicole Bateman: President, Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: Flex Spaces, MLK Business Park Website Links: Springfield Sangamon County Growth Alliance Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County
42:27
May 4, 2021
#33 - Selling Illinois with Paulina San Millan of Intersect Illinois
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Paulina San Millan: Vice President of Business Development, Intersect Illinois Jobs: https://intersectillinois.org/inside-intersect/career-opportunities/ https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Site of the Week: 1802 Industrial Park Drive, Normal, IL Website Links: Intersect Illinois
26:05
April 23, 2021
#32 - Regional Economic Development with Carly McCrory-McKay & Chris Setti
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Carly McCrory-McKay: Executive Director, Champaign County EDC Chris Setti: CEO, Greater Peoria EDC Website Links: https://greaterpeoriaedc.org/ https://www.champaigncountyedc.org/
39:24
April 16, 2021
#31 - Workforce Development with Career Link's Shelly Purchis
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Amber Wilfley: BRE Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Shelly Purchis: Business Service Representative, Career Link Career Link Resources: Website: https://careerlinkil.com/ Incumbent Worker Training On the Job Training Apprenticeship Training Hiring Events
19:26
April 9, 2021
#30 - Workforce Development with HCC's Dr. Keith Cornille
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Keith Cornille: President, Heartland Community College Site of the Week: 1802 Industrial Park, Normal   Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Heartland Community College: Degrees & Certificates Adult Education Career Training
31:57
March 26, 2021
#29 - Site Selection & Utilities with Mike O'Grady
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Mike O’Grady: Economic Development Representative, Wabash Valley Power Alliance Site of the Week: Route 9, West, Bloomington, IL Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=WELDING&l=McLean+County%2C+IL
27:38
March 19, 2021
#28 - Rivian Now & Beyond with Zach Dietmeier
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Zach Dietmeier: Senior Manager of Plant Communications, Rivian Site of the Week: Flex Spaces, MLK Business Park  Job Openings: https://rivian.com/ Events: March 12: Uptown Normal’s Spring Forward to New Beginnings https://www.visitbn.org/events/spring-forward-to-new-beginnings/ March 13th: March Opening at Wild Harvest Honey Farm in Heyworth, IL https://www.visitbn.org/events/march-opening/ March 13th: Adult Volunteer Meeting at Miller Park Zoo https://www.visitbn.org/events/zoo-adult-volunteer-meetings/ March 13th: Art Around You at The Children’s Discovery Museum https://www.visitbn.org/events/art-around-you-exploring-contemporary-art-in-the-community-9/ March 13th: Saint Paddy`s Open Skate at Bloomington Ice Center https://www.visitbn.org/events/saint-paddys-open-skate-sponsored-by-metronet/ March 13th: Parents Night out Fundraiser for Sugar Creek Elementary https://www.visitbn.org/events/parents-night-out-fundraiser-for-sugar-creek-elementary/
38:59
March 13, 2021
#27 - Ghost Kitchens With Kristin Rae and Donovan Muldrow
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Kristin Rae: Co-Founder, Eatology Donavan Muldrow: Co-Founder, Eatology Site of the Week: 44 Acres at Revenue Park in Bloomington Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL
01:12:33
March 5, 2021
#26 - Inside Tentac with Leann Seal, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Leann Seal – Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Tentac Enterprises Site of the Week: 2 Milligan Drive, Carlock, IL  Job Openings: https://careers.tentacenterprises.com/
26:37
February 26, 2021
#25 - Infrastructure & Economic Development with Chris Manheim
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Chris Manheim: President, Manheim Solutions Site of the Week: 30 Acres at IL Route 150 & Route 9 Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL
40:59
February 19, 2021
#24 - One Voice & Infrastructure with Bennett Resnik of Cardinal Infrastructure
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Bennett Resnik: Deputy Counsel and Director of Government Relations, Cardinal Infrastructure Site of the Week: 1209 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL
27:09
February 12, 2021
#23 - BN Market Trends with Busey Bank's Tom Good
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle, Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Tom Good, Market President at Busey Bank Site of the Week: Cross Creek Road, Bloomington, IL Job Openings: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/BUS1004BSY/JobBoard/e3c4a960-dce8-4d73-b019-3a63e9f2d37a/?q=&o=postedDateDesc&f4=oPECHb7a_leEfd4c5_-USQ
32:01
January 29, 2021
#22 - EDC Discusses Lil Beaver Brewery & Bellas Landscaping with Justin Bellas
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Nik Duffle, Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guests: Justin Bellas, Founder/Owner, Bellas Landscaping; Managing Partner, Lil Beaver Brewery Site of the Week: 1701 W Market St. Bloomington, IL Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL
29:24
January 22, 2021
#21 - 2020 Staff Reflection
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Becky Kirkpatrick, Executive Assistant, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Amber Wilfley, Business Retention & Expansion Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle, Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/
45:44
January 15, 2021
#20 - Bloomington Area Career Center (BACC) with Director Tom Frazier
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Tom Frazier: Director/Principal, Blooming Area Career Center Site of the Week: 16.4 Acres at East College Avenue Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=WELDING&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: 12/18: A Small Business Saturday Celebration downtown Bloomington https://www.visitbn.org/events/season-of-small-a-small-business-saturday-celebration-2020-12-18/ 12/19: Holiday Luminary Stroll and Winter Warming Nights https://www.visitbn.org/events/holiday-luminary-stroll-and-winter-warming-nights-2/ 12/18 – 12/31: Uptown Holiday Windows in Uptown Normal https://tongis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=987cf67092704b588fde56932d7dcd97#
28:08
December 18, 2020
#19 - BNxN: BNEDC New Strategic Plan Reveal
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Link to BNxN Video Presentation : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8edeFuyuvM&t=2382s Site of the Week: 1602 Tullamore Avenue, Bloomington, IL Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: 12/11 - Small Business Celebration in Downtown Bloomington https://www.visitbn.org/events/season-of-small-a-small-business-saturday-celebration-2020-12-11/ 12/12 - Wild Lights at the Zoo https://www.visitbn.org/events/wild-lights-at-the-zoo-3/ 12/17 - Spoken Virtual Concert at the BPCA https://www.visitbn.org/events/soft-spoken-virtual-concert-at-the-bcpa/ 12/17 - Night with United Way of McLean County and Lexington Social https://www.visitbn.org/events/mezcal-night-with-united-way-of-mclean-county-and-lexington-social/
47:42
December 11, 2020
#18 - Replay: BNxN: Q320 Economic Update
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council  Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Link to BNxN Video Presentation : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uDnwVu5Akg Site of the Week: Interchange City West, Bloomington, IL Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL
37:30
December 4, 2020
#17 - Maxlider Brothers Customs with CEO Erik Barnlund
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Erik Barnlund: CEO, Maxlider Brothers Customs & Mavidea https://www.maxliderbros.com/ https://www.mavidea.com/ Site of the Week: 30 Acres in Heyworth Job Openings: https://www.maxliderbros.com/careers/ Events: 11/13: Pajama Open Skate at Bloomington’s Ice Center https://www.visitbn.org/events/pajama-open-skate/ 11/14: Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break for the Holidays at Center For Hope https://www.visitbn.org/events/hunger-doesnt-take-a-break-for-the-holidays/ 11/14: Art Around you at the Children’s Discovery Museum https://www.visitbn.org/events/art-around-you-exploring-contemporary-art-in-the-community-7/ 11/15: Holiday Open House at the Vineyard https://www.visitbn.org/events/holiday-open-house-at-the-vineyard/ 11/15: Art Around you at the Children’s Discovery Museum https://www.visitbn.org/events/art-around-you-exploring-contemporary-art-in-the-community-7/ 11/15: 12th Annual Draw Down at Pheasant Lanes Family Fun Center (Virtually) https://www.visitbn.org/events/12th-annual-draw-down/ 11/15: Illinois Symphony Sundays https://www.visitbn.org/events/illinois-symphony-sundays-at-six-virtual-recital-series-nick-adams-bass/ 11/15: The Baby Fold’s Hybrid Festival of Trees at Eastland Mall https://www.visitbn.org/events/the-baby-folds-festival-of-trees-2/
41:58
November 13, 2020
#16 - COVID Response with McLean County Administrator Camille Rodriguez
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Camille Rodriguez Site of the Week: NA Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: Friday, Oct 23 Classic Cars & Candy Bars at Miller Park Zoo 3 -5 pm https://www.visitbn.org/events/classic-cars-candy-bars-at-miller-park/ Spooktacular at the Zoo Fri, Saturday 5 – 8 pm & Sunday 11 – 3:30 Miller Park Zoo https://www.visitbn.org/events/spooktacular-at-the-zoo/ Saturday, Oct 24 Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market 7:30 – noon https://www.visitbn.org/events/outdoor-bloomington-farmers-market-2020-10-24/ STEAM Challenge workshop 1 – 3 pm at the Children’s Discovery Museum https://www.visitbn.org/events/steam-challenge-workshop-marble-run-challenge/ Sunday, Oct 25 Brushville Unplugged is at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 1 -4 https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/brushville-live-unplugged/
44:51
November 6, 2020
#15 - Planning a Safe Community with Jonathan Seiden & Julie Hile
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Julie Hile – President & Founder, Hile Group Jonathan Seiden Site of the Week: 18522 E 3100 N Road, Gridley, IL  Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: 10/30 - Halloween Hoopla 2020 Style 6:00 – 8:00 PM https://www.visitbn.org/events/halloween-hoopla-2020-style/ 10/30 - Chicago Farmer will be live at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 7:00 PM https://www.visitbn.org/events/chicago-farmer-live-music/ 10/31 - Halloween Farmers Market 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM https://www.visitbn.org/events/howl-at-the-market-halloween-farmers-market/ 10/31 - Craft and Candy Giveaway 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM https://www.visitbn.org/events/craft-candy-giveaway/ 10/31 - Halloween Hoopla 2020 Style 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM https://www.visitbn.org/events/halloween-hoopla-2020-style/ 10/31 - Halloween Spooktacular Open Skate Party 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM https://www.visitbn.org/events/halloween-spooktacular-party-open-skate/
01:07:27
October 30, 2020
#14 - Inside Look at State Farm's Vehicle Research Facility with Ryan Gammelgard and John Hull
Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Ryan Gammelgard – Counsel, State Farm John Hull – Manager, The Research and Innovation Lab and the Vehicle Research Facility, State Farm Site of the Week: East College Avenue, Bloomington, IL  Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=manufacturing&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: 10/23 - Classic Cars & Candy Bars at Miller Park Zoo 3 -5 pm https://www.visitbn.org/events/classic-cars-candy-bars-at-miller-park/ 10/23 – 10/24 - Spooktacular at the Miller Park Zoo https://www.visitbn.org/events/spooktacular-at-the-zoo/ 10/24 - Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market 7:30 – noon https://www.visitbn.org/events/outdoor-bloomington-farmers-market-2020-10-24/ 10/24 - STEAM Challenge Workshop at the Children’s Discovery Museum https://www.visitbn.org/events/steam-challenge-workshop-marble-run-challenge/ 10/25 - Brushville Unplugged is at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 1 -4 https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/brushville-live-unplugged/
43:21
October 23, 2020
#13 - BNSTEM with Rebecca Henderson
Episode 13 - Show Notes Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Amber Wilfley: BRE Manger, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council   Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Rebecca Henderson: Owner, SMARTpath Education Services Website: https://www.thinkoutsidethebag.us/ Site of the Week: Railyards at West Seminary Avenue & Emerson Street, Bloomington, IL Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=science&l=Bloomington%2C+IL https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=technology+jobs&l=Bloomington%2C+IL https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=math&l=Bloomington%2C+IL https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=engineering&l=Bloomington%2C+IL Events: 10/2 - The  Art & Architecture Crawl https://www.visitbn.org/events/art-architecture-crawl/ 10/2 - Creepy Crawly First Friday https://www.visitbn.org/events/creepy-crawly-first-friday/ 10/2 - Friday Night Spikes at the Corn Crib https://www.visitbn.org/events/friday-night-spikes/ 10/3 - Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-3/ 10/3 - Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk https://www.visitbn.org/events/evergreen-cemetery-walk-14/ 10/3 - Trial by Fire 5K https://www.visitbn.org/events/trial-by-fire-5k-2/ 10/3 - Run the Woods https://www.visitbn.org/events/run-the-woods-4/ 10/3 - BCAI’S Rhythm and Spray Paint https://www.visitbn.org/events/bcais-rhythm-and-spray-paint/
23:21
October 2, 2020
#12 - Process Improvement Strategy with IMEC's Ed Huey
Episode 12 - Show Notes Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Ed Huey – Technical Specialist, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) Website: https://www.imec.org/ Site of the Week: 1013 West Washington, Bloomington, IL 61701 Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?sameQ=1&q=manufacturing&l=Bloomington%2C+IL&from=searchOnSerp Events: 9/26: Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-3/ 9/26: Mission Impossible Golf Outing at the Den at Fox Creek https://www.visitbn.org/events/mission-impossible-golf-outing-at-the-den-at-fox-creek/ 9/26: Mask’erade Party Open Skate at the Bloomington Ice Center https://www.visitbn.org/events/maskerade-party-open-skate/ 9/26: Backseat Radio is live at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard https://www.visitbn.org/events/live-music-at-the-vineyard-backseat-radio/ 9/26 & 9/27: National Alpaca Farm Days https://www.visitbn.org/events/national-alpaca-farm-days-6/ 9/27: Ray’s Rocketts are live at the Connie Link Amphitheater https://www.visitbn.org/events/sounds-of-the-connie-link-amphitheatre-rays-rockets-50s-80s-classic-rock-pop/
28:11
September 25, 2020
#11 - ISU Innovation Hub with Dr. Rebekka Darner and Dr. John Baur
Episode 11 - Show Notes Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Dr. John Baur, Professor of Chemistry & Former AVP of Research & Graduate Studies, ISU Dr. Rebekka Darner, Director, Center of Mathematics, Science & Technology, ISU Site of the Week: https://app.locationone.com/sites/59eaba3dbec80e09b4c086ab?organization=59eaba35bec80e09b4bbf180 Job Openings: Jobs.illinoisstate.edu Events: 9/18: Doctors in Concert Virtually https://www.visitbn.org/events/doctors-in-concert-childrens-discovery-museum/ 9/18: Kevin Hart & The Vibe Tribe is Live at the Connie Link Amphitheater https://www.visitbn.org/events/sounds-of-the-connie-link-amphitheatre-kevin-hart-the-vibe-tribe-4/ 9/19: is Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-3/ 9/19: Big on Blonds live at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/concert-in-the-vineyard-big-on-blondes/ 9/20: Virtual Devine Affair for Marcfirst  https://www.visitbn.org/events/a-virtual-dvine-affair-for-marcfirst/
29:42
September 18, 2020
#10 - Community Health with Puneet Leekha, COO & General Counsel of Chestnut Health Systems
Episode 10 - Show Notes Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Puneet Leekha – COO & General Counsel, Chestnut Health Systems Site of the Week: 14150 Carole Drive, Bloomington, IL  Chestnut Health Job Openings: Chestnut Health Systems Jobs Events: 9/12: Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-3/ 9/12 is Dress Up Movie Trolls: World Tour at the Connie Link Amphitheater https://www.visitbn.org/events/dress-up-movie-trolls-world-tour/ 9/12: Revel in Red is Live at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard https://www.visitbn.org/events/live-music-at-the-vineyard-revel-in-red-2/ 9/13: To the Max 2K Obstacle Challenge at Maxwell Park https://www.visitbn.org/events/to-the-max-2k-obstacle-challenge-2/ 9/13: Jim Markum Swing Band is Live at the Connie Link Amphitheater https://www.visitbn.org/events/sounds-of-the-connie-link-amphitheatre-jim-markum-swing-band-2/
20:50
September 11, 2020
#9 - What is the BN Advantage with BNEDC CEO Patrick Hoban
Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council reviews the BN Advantage Economic Development Strategic Plan created in 2015 and outlines the future of the document and #BNAdvantage domain name. Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: None Site of the Week: Normandy Village Office Space Job Openings: Safety Jobs Events: 9/12 is Downtown Bloomington First Friday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-3/ 9/4 Turas is live at Sounds of the Connie Link Amphitheater at 6:00 pm https://www.visitbn.org/events/sounds-of-the-connie-link-amphitheatre-turas-irish-celtic-music/ 9/5 is Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market from 7:30 am until noon https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-3/ 9/5 Jammsammich is live at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 7:00 pm to 11:00 https://www.visitbn.org/events/live-music-at-the-vineyard-jammsammich-2/
28:10
September 4, 2020
#8 - Retail Economic Development with the Town of Normal's Eric Hanson
Episode 8 - Show Notes Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Guest: Erick Hanson: Assistant Town Manager, Town of Normal Site of the Week: 111 Merle Lane, Normal, IL 61706 Town of Normal Job Openings: Town of Normal Jobs Events: 8/29: Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ 8/29 : West Macqueen Street is live at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/4158/ 8/30: Mary and the Troublemakers are live at the Connie Link Amphitheater http://www.normalparks.org/800/Summer-Concert-Series 9/2: Heartland Jazz is live at the Connie Link Amphitheater https://www.visitbn.org/events/sounds-of-the-connie-link-amphitheatre-heartland-jazz-orchestra-3/ 9/3: Light the Night - Uptown Normal https://www.visitbn.org/events/light-the-night-5/ 9/4: Downtown Bloomington First Friday https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-3/
44:23
August 28, 2020
#7 - EDC Team Discusses Location One Site Selection Tool
Episode 7 - Show Notes Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Amber Wilfley: BRE Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Councilv Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Location One Website Site of the Week: 1833 West Hovey, Normal, IL 61701 McLean County Job Openings: Real Estate Jobs Events: 8/22: Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ 8/22: Easter Seals 100 Bicycle Ride https://www.visitbn.org/events/easterseals-100-bicycle-ride/ 8/22: Nick Sizemore and the Saddle Tramps is live at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/4158/ 8/28: Erica Gilliam Depicts Animals & Plants in States of Magical Transformation at the McLean County Arts Center https://www.visitbn.org/events/creatures-erica-gilliam/
23:03
August 21, 2020
#6 - Connect Transit & the Downtown Transfer Station with Ryan Whitehouse
Episode 6 - Show Notes Guests: Ryan Whitehouse – Chairman of the Board, Connect Transit; Associate Director of Local Government & Political Engagement, Illinois Farm Bureau Connect Transit Illinois Farm Bureau Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Site of the Week: 1601 GE Road  McLean County Job Openings: https://www.connect-transit.com/about/careers/joblistings.asp Events: 8/15 - Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ 8/15 - Phanie Rae and the Soul Shakers; Live at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/4158/ 8/16 - The Sounds of the Connie Link Amphitheater will feature Brian Choban Jazz Quintet https://www.visitbn.org/events/sounds-of-the-connie-link-amphitheatre-brian-choban-jazz-quintet-2/
34:14
August 14, 2020
#5 - Get to Know Your BNEDC Team
On this episode, get to know the BNEDC team as they discuss their background, current roles, and their perfect day in BN.  Episode 5 - Show Notes Guests: Patrick Hoban – CEO, BNEDC Amber Wilfley – BRE Manager, BNEDC Nik Duffle – Project Manager, BNEDC Becky Kirkpatrick – Executive Assistant, BNEDC Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Site of the Week: 2501 East College Avenue, Suites C & D, Normal, IL 61761 McLean County Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: 8/7 is Downtown Bloomington First Friday https://www.visitbn.org/events/downtown-bloomington-first-friday-2/ 8/8 is Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ 8/8 Second Saturday Sidewalk Sales https://www.visitbn.org/events/second-saturday-sidewalk-sales/ 8/8 Decade of Decadence is Live at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/4158/ 8/8 & 8/9 McLean County Fair Food Fest https://www.visitbn.org/events/taste-of-mclean-county-fair-food-fest-2020-08-05/ 8/14 Golf Fore Good - Benefiting the Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois at Weibring Golf Club https://www.visitbn.org/events/golf-fore-good/
25:57
August 7, 2020
#4 - Bloomington-Normal Legal Industry with Amelia Buragas & Josh Rohrscheib
This episodes features Amelia Buragas and Josh Rohrscheib of BRE Law in Downtown Bloomington and highlights the legal industry in Bloomington-Normal.  Episode 4 - Show Notes Guests: Amelia Buragas, Attorney & Partner at Bolen, Robinson, Ellis LLP Josh Rohrscheib, Attorney & Partner at Bolen Robinson, Ellis LLP https://brelaw.com/ Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Site of the Week: 205 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 McLean County Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: 8/01: Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ 8/1: Jammsammich is Live at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/4158/ 8/2: Hog Wild 5K  to support McLean County Youths at the Fairgrounds https://www.visitbn.org/events/hog-wild-5k/ 8/2: Rocking the Blues Sunday at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery featuring Matt Curry https://www.visitbn.org/events/rocking-the-blues-sunday-featuring-matt-curry/ 8/5 – 8/9: McLean County Fair Food Fest 11:00 am  -7:00 pm at the Fairgrounds https://www.visitbn.org/events/taste-of-mclean-county-fair-food-fest-2020-08-05/
30:11
July 31, 2020
#3 - Covid 19's Impact on the BN EDC with Bill Lawrence
On this episode of Building BN, the EDC team discusses the impact Covid-19 on the EDC's strategic planning and how to adapt to new, unforeseen changes.  Episode 3 - Show Notes Guests: Bill Lawrence – President, PLR Insurance https://www.plrinsurance.com/ Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ McLean County Job Openings: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=McLean+County%2C+IL Events: July 24 Brushville is Live at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/4158/ 7/24 & 25 the Illinois Chamber Music Festival is virtual https://www.visitbn.org/events/illinois-chamber-music-festival-goes-virtual-2020-07-19/ 7/25 is Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ 7/25 Captain Quirk is Live at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery July 31 is The Children’s Discovery Museum’s Craft Beer Bingo.  https://www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net/225/Craft-Beer-Bingo
26:26
July 24, 2020
#2 - Cloud Computing Best Practices with Mary Bennett Henrichs & Chad Geiser of Integrity Technology Solutions
Today's episode discusses the recent increase in cloud computing and technology software with a local business Integrity Technology Solutions.  Guests: Mary Bennent Henrich, CEO Chad Geiser, Director of Strategic Partnerships https://www.integrityts.com/ Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Integrity Job Openings: https://www.integrityts.com/careers/ Events: July 18 - Miller Park Zoo: Zookeeper Olympics from 1:00 until 3:00 - https://www.bloomingtonparks.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/11923/809 July 18: Live Music at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery - https://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/event/4158/ July 18: Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market - https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ July 19: Illinois Chamber Music Festival Goes Virtual - https://www.visitbn.org/events/illinois-chamber-music-festival-goes-virtual-2020-07-19/ July 19: Cruising the Art & Wine Festival - https://midstatecruisers.weebly.com/ July 20: McLean County Chamber of Commerce’s Stroker Golf Outing - https://mcleancochamber.org/events/chambercalendar/event/2020/07/20/stroker-golf-outing Continuing until July 31: The Children’s Discovery Museum’s Craft Beer Bingo - https://www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net/225/Craft-Beer-Bingo
30:14
July 17, 2020
#1 - Welcome Carle Hospital with John Hesse
The BN EDC discusses Carle Hospitals recent acquisition of Advocate Bromenn and the impact on the Bloomington-Normal Economy. Vice President of Business Development John Hesse joins EDC staff Nik Duffle and Patrick Hoban to discuss his role in the the transition.  Episode Notes: Guest: John Hesse: Vice President of Business Development at Carle Bromenn Hosts: Patrick Hoban: CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Nik Duffle: Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Website: https://www.bnbiz.org/ Carle Job Openings: https://carle.org/careers https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=carle&l=Bloomington%2C+IL Events: July 11 is The Sugar Creek Arts Festival - https://www.sugarcreekartsfestival.org/ July 10 & 11 is David Davis Mansion Foundation’s 24thannual Glorious Garden Walk - http://daviddavismansion.org/fbclid=IwAR0vNvfnN3WcVRULxDnDJBdJwylbNv7JxBZ-XFhRgOTcOQSh7OWZ1_4ab_Q Saturday from 7:30 - Downtown Bloomington’s Farmers Market  https://www.downtownbloomington.org/ July 13 is McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing - http://www.mcfb.org/foundation Now until July 31 is The Children’s Discovery Museum Craft Beer Bingo - https://www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net/225/Craft-Beer-Bingo
24:12
July 10, 2020