McHenry County Makers Movement Session Scheduled March 7, 2016

With the outstanding response to the first two sessions, the McHenry County Economic Development Foundation has invited Stan Lynall, CPA to speak at the third ‘MeetUp’ session for Entrepreneurs, Business Mentors and Potential Investors. Mr. Lynall is one of the founders and architects of the Central Illinois Angels (CIA). Central Illinois Angels is a nonprofit membership-based angel investment organization composed of business leaders and professionals in Central Illinois. Over the last seven years, the CIA has invested over $8 million dollars in early stage opportunities. Mr. Lynall will discuss how forming the investment group has led to growth in local business opportunities due to the CIA’s investments in a variety of technological advancements developed by entrepreneurs in the area. He will also be discussing how resources such as the Peoria Nest co-working space and the Bradley University Peoria Next Innovation Center further foster the growth of new technological opportunities in Central Illinois. Al Van Maren, a local McHenry County entrepreneur who visited Peoria, remarked “learning from our friends in Peoria will help us here to better devise a plan and organize what would serve the people of McHenry county best.”

Pam Cumpata, President of McHenry County Economic Development Foundation, encourages “anyone who is interested in being a part of a Maker’s Movement right here in McHenry County should plan to join us on March 7th. We are looking for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors as well as mentors in all areas who are interested in helping grow the opportunities available here in McHenry County.”

Please join us on:

Date: Monday, March 7, 2016

4:30 to 5:00 pm  Networking
5:00 to 6:00 pm Stan Lynall Presentation

McHenry County Economic Development Foundation
620 Dakota Street – Mental Health Bld (2 story building in rear )
Crystal Lake, IL

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620 Dakota Street • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 893-0895