2017 ECIDC Annual Meeting
East Central Illinois Development Corporation
Fostering Regional Economic Development through Networking, Collaboration and Education since 1984.
Ameren * Coles Co. Reg. Planning Comm. * Consolidated Communications * EIU * First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust * Forsythe * Frontier Communications
Agracel * Coles Together * Edgar County Bank & Trust * Metro Comm * MSB * Shelby Elect Coop * St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital * State Bank Of Arthur * Tuscola Natl Bk
Agrifab * Bolin Enterprises * City of Arcola * City of Casey * City of Effingham * City of Marshall * City of Mattoon * City of Paris * Clark County Board * Dieterich Bank * Dimond Bros * E B Yoder * First Bank & Trust, S.B. * IHI Turbo * Journal Gazette * Lindenmeyer * Peoples Bk Tr * Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System * Shelby Co Econ Dev * Siemer Milling * Tuscola Econ Dev * West & Company
Arthur Area Econ Dev * Casey Industries * City of Charleston * City of Neoga * City Of Taylorville * Coles-Moultrie Electric Coop * Crawford Co Dev Assn * Crossroads Bank * Cumberland Co Dev Corp * Dieterich Comm Dev Corp * Effingham County Chamber Of Commerce * Ej Water * Farnsworth Group * Finley Engineering * First Neighbor Bank, N. A. * First Robinson Savings Bank * Hydro Gear * Jasper Co Econ Dev * Lithia Springs Marina * Norris Elect Coop * Pana Indus Dev Corp * Power And Tel Supply * Sta Rite Ginne Lou * Sullivan Chamber of Commerce and Economic Developmnet * TCFP* Ticktock * U Of I Ext Unit 20 * United Graphics * Village of Dieterich * Village of Strasburg
Board and Advisory Members
Executive Committee - President - Tiffany Macke, University of Illinois Extension * Vice President - Bob Doan, Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation * Immediate Past President - Brian Moody, Tuscola Economic Development Inc. * Treasurer - John Vogt, West & Company, LLC * Secretary - Sasha Althoff, City of Effingham * Dr. Jim Hull, Lake Land College, Mattoon * Randi Bohannon, ECIDC, East Central Illinois Development Corporation
Board of Directors - Anna Kiley, Shelby County Economic Development * Bill Steichmann, Past ECIDC President * Bill Wagoner, City of Arcola * Camie Sanders, City of Marshall * Cassie Hill, Crawford County Economic Development * Doug Abolt, Consolidated Communications Inc. * Dr. David Glassman, Eastern Illinois University * Dr. David Lett, Pana School District * Dr. Josh Bullock, Lake Land College * Jennifer Bishop, Marshall Chamber of Commerce * John Gardner, Peoples Bank & Trust * Josh Shallenberger, Shelby Electric Cooperative * Ken Larimore, U of I Extension, Jasper County * Lloyd Murphy, Tuscola National Bank * Mac Condill, The Great Pumpkin Patch * Mark Donaldson, Dimond Insurance Inc. * Mike Cohan, Agri-Fab * Norma Lansing, Effingham County Chamber of Commerce * Paul Ruff, City of Paris * Steph McMahon, The Great Pumpkin Patch * Tim Gover, City of Mattoon
Advisory Members - Kevin Pierce, LWIA 23 * Michael Defend, President, Crossroads Bank * Mike Rudibaugh, Lake Land College * Steve Warren, Ameren
Economic Development Advisory Members - Angela Griffin, Coles Together * Chris Kaler, Frontier Communications * Julie Bounds, Casey Industries * Mary Renner, Christian County Economic Development * Mike Sullivan, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges * Todd Hull, City of Effingham
REGIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT (BESI) AWARD
Since 1993, ECIDC has partnered with Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois University (EIU) to award the Business Ethics and Social Involvement (BESI) Award which recognizes outstanding business firms and leaders in east central Illinois who pioneer enlightened business practices and display social leadership.
The intent is to publicize creative, long-term-oriented and morally thoughtful efforts by business owners that might serve as models or examples for aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as for college of business students.
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD
The ECIDC Outstanding Leadership in Community & Economic Development Award was created to honor the region’s most influential community and economic development leaders and most committed volunteers for their measurable success in community and economic development. The intent is to publicize creative, long-term oriented and morally thoughtful efforts by an individual, nonprofit, or volunteer organization for their measurable success in community and economic development.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The ECIDC Lifetime Achievement Award was created to honor east central Illinois’ most influential community and economic development leaders and most committed volunteers for their measurable success in community and economic development. The award recognizes a community or business leader for his/her outstanding leadership in the public and private sectors and who continually makes a positive difference in the community in which he/she lives, works, and serves.
Message from the President
Dinner & Networking
Q & A
ECIDC Volunteer of the Year
Mac Condill, The 200 Acres, Arthur
Business Ethics and Social
Zak Horn, Metro Communications, Sullivan
First National Bank of Mattoon
Outstanding Leadership in Community & Economic Development
Martinsville on the Move
Lifetime Achievement Award
Kenneth A. Hart
Robert C. Johnston
County Basket Raffle
Keith Sutterfield is a graduate of the 2010 Effingham County CEO Class. While a student in CEO, he turned his interest in video production into his individual business and continued to operate that business through his four years at Eastern Illinois University where he studied Communication with a concentration in Electronic Media Production and Film Studies. Throughout college, He also worked for the University, producing videos for the school’s online magazine EIU630. Upon graduation in 2014, Keith made the decision to pursue his business full time, and incorporated as Sutterfield Media, Inc. The company provides video production services for several local businesses as well as for clients in Chicago; Denver, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon. Sutterfield Media is a full-service video production company that works with clients from initial development to delivery and activation of video content for marketing, branding, fundraising, and internal purposes.
Keith Sutterfield (Effingham Co. ’10)
Adam Doty (Effingham Co. ‘14)
Adam has been reaping the benefits of the CEO Program since he graduated from the Effingham CEO Class in 2014. He currently studies Organizational Leadership at Greenville College and has earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL. While at Lake Land, he served as Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Illinois Community College Board Student Advisory Committee, and Editor of the student newspaper. He even helped spearhead an effort to bring the CEO brand to the collegiate-level by proposing a Lake Land CEO class.
Christopher Pitcher is from Newton, Illinois and is an alumni from the inaugural Jasper County CEO class of 2015. He is heavily involved with his family's businesses and is currently pursuing an associates degree in business from Lake Land College and plans on joining the NAVY afterwards to hopefully see more of the world. In his free time Chris loves to travel and is likely fishing or enjoying the outdoors.
Christopher Pitcher (Jasper Co. ’15)
Cameron Ireland is a senior from Robinson High School. Cameron is very involved in extracurricular activities. His favorite class is CEO. This summer, Cameron plans to grow his company, The Kale Mitchell Group LLC, which is also owned by Carson Brown. He believes that the best way to succeed is to spend time with successful people. Cameron and Carson’s business is Kale Mitchell Marketing. This business is a subsidiary of The Kale Mitchell Group LLC. Cameron and Carson also run an ecommerce business. Cameron’s personal mission is to be a trend catcher, and create businesses that can create viable income for future investments.
My name is Jessica Winter and I am from Pana, Illinois. I am a graduate of the Christian County CEO Class of 2016. Currently, I attend Lake Land College in Mattoon Illinois, and I am studying Agriculture Business. After two years at Lake Land I plan to transfer to Western Illinois University to get a Master’s in Business. Currently I own my own business, DKJ Designs and Show Clothing and I am interning at Pana Tri-County Feed and Seed.
Cameron Ireland (Crawford Co. '17)
Jessica Winter (Christian Co. ’16)
Mac and his wife Ginny Condill are the owners of The Great Pumpkin Patch, The Homestead Bakery and The Homestead Seeds, which operate on The 200 Acres in rural Arthur. Mac Condill, a 5th generation farmer at The 200 Acres, and his wife have helped create one of the major agri-tourism attractions in downstate Illinois, welcoming over 60,000 visitors last fall to their family farm. Featured in Martha Stewart Living and Country Living magazines, they have also been invited to decorate at the White House, Longwood Gardens, Chicago Botanical Gardens, Missouri Botanical Gardens and the National Heirloom Exposition.
Metro Communications is a facility based provider of telecommunications services operating in 32 Central Illinois Counties. Having constructed over 2,000 route miles of fiber since 2011 and providing wholesale, carrier, enterprise and consumer services that touch the majority of Central Illinois residents on a daily basis, a staff of 50 professionals work hard to deliver advanced services deep into underserved rural areas.
Founded in Sullivan in 2000, the firm has grown over the past 17 years by delivering cost effective telecommunications in a highly customizable and personal manner. Vertically integrated, all aspects of service delivery and network operation are managed in-house from engineering to construction through to network monitoring and protection.
Metro Communications is comprised of rural Central Illinois residents serving and employing others in Central Illinois and take our commitment to reliability, safety and community seriously.
Zak Horn, Metro Communications
ECIDC Volunteer of the Year
The First National Bank has been focused on its local community for over 110 years as it was first chartered in Mulberry Grove in 1904.
First National Bank of Mattoon has a community focus. With the Mattoon location, it has been immensely beneficial to the east central Illinois area. In particular, Lake Land College and the students who pursue a higher education degree have benefitted from the generosity of The First National Bank.
Since 1999, Mr. Preston Smith, president of The First National Bank Mattoon has been an integral member of the Lake Land College Foundation board of directors.
Business Ethics & Social Involvement (BESI)
First National Bank of Mattoon, Preston Smith, President & CEO
Born in Portland, Indiana in 1945, Kenneth moved to southern Illinois at 6 months. He attended elementary and high school in McLeansboro, Illinois and graduated in 1963 and graduated from Illinois State University in 1967. Hart taught vocational Agriculture at Leland Community Unit School in LaSalle County from 1967-1971 and then moved to Carlyle, Illinois to work as a fieldman for the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association serving farmers in Clinton, Marion and Clay counties.
Hart accepted a position as farm loan officer at First Trust and Saving Bank in Taylorville, Illinois in February of 1973. He served as loan officer for 7 years and was then promoted to trust officer and served as the head of the Trust Department for 7 years. He became President of First Trust and Savings Bank in January 1987. Hart retired from what was First Trust Bank, now US Bank in 2003. After 2 years of retirement, he returned as the Community Bank President for Peoples Bank and Trust in Taylorville where he continues to work today.
Kenneth A. Hart
Born at the tail end of the depression to E. I. and Frances Johnston, Robert C. (Bob) Johnston grew up and graduated from High School in Shelbyville, Illinois. He became an officer in the family businesses, Johnston Super Markets, Inc. & Johnston Properties, Inc., growing the food business to six supermarkets in two states, and developing Johnstowne Mall before retiring from the business in 2000 and investing in several other Decatur enterprises.
For over 6 years, he was a reserve officer in the 816 Quartermaster Company, Mattoon, until honorably discharged. He is married to Debra Breeding Johnston, and is the father of one daughter, Melinda Bateman, Dallas, TX, two sons, Jeffrey of Decatur and Anthony of Champaign and has two step children, Stacia Pfeiffer, Decatur, and Alison Hopkins, Clermont, FL.
Robert C. (Bob) Johnston
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY &
Martinsville on the Move
Musical Entertainment by (Left to Right) Fox Angus, Ben Macke and Nathan Medsker. Juniors from Marshall High School - Clark County. Fox and Ben plan to study jazz performance and Nathan Computer engineering at the University of Illinois, Champaign fall of 2018.
Incorporated in 1984, East Central Illinois Development Corporation (ECIDC) is one of the longest-running regional economic development groups in the state of Illinois. Community, business, and education leaders from throughout the area formed ECIDC to encourage a collaborative and planned effort to promote East Central Illinois, spur economic growth, and address regional concerns which impact jobs and the economy. Our economic development strategy focuses on establishing a regional identity as a foundation to promote the region state-wide and nationally with the goal of retaining and supporting the growth of current businesses as well as attracting new business, industry and tourism to the region, while providing educational opportunities to its membership, governmental units, and residents.
ECIDC’s goal has been to remove the invisible boundaries between our communities, counties, organizations and sectors so we are able to work together in mutually beneficial ways that will move our region forward.
Regional Recognition Award Selection Committee
Becky Brown, Bill Wagoner, Paul Ruff, Jean Anne Grunloh, Laurrie Minor
THE ECIDC REGION INCLUDES THE COUNTIES OF CHRISTIAN, CLARK, COLES, CRAWFORD, CUMBERLAND, DOUGLAS, EDGAR, EFFINGHAM, JASPER, MOULTRIE AND SHELBY.