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Community Development Department

3600 Kirchoff Road
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
(847) 506-6030 (847) 483-0365 Fax
Effective July 1, 2009 - Office Hours - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Business Resources
(Updated January, 2012)

 Government Representatives and Contact Information

Illinois State Senators:

          District 27:                    Matt Murphy                              847.776.1490
                                                17 E. Northwest Highway, #4      847.776.1494 (fax) 
                                                Palatine, IL 60067                     
senatormattmurphy@sbcglobal.net

          District 28:                    John J. Millner
                                                290 Springfield Drive, #225        105C Capital Bldg.
                                                Bloomingdale, IL  60108             Springfield, IL 62706
                                                630.351.9340                            217.782.8192
                                                630.351.9370 (fax)

          District 33:                    Dan Kotowski                            847.797.1192
                                               
1300 West Higgins Road, #210   dan@senatorkotowski.com
                                                Park Ridge, IL 60068                  www.kotowski4senate.com

 
Illinois State Representatives:

          56th District:                Michelle Mussman
                                               279-S Stratton Building              15 West Weatherfield Way
                                               Springfield, IL  62706                Schaumburg, IL 60193
                                               217.782.3725                           847.985.9210
                                               271.782.3725 (fax)                    847.891.8772 (fax)

          54th District:                Thomas R. “Tom” Morrison
                                               211-N Stratton Building               331 W. Northwest Highway
                                                Springfield, IL 62706                  Palatine, IL 60067
                                                217.782.8026                            847.776.1880
                                                217.782.5257 (fax)                    847.776.1925 (fax)

          66th District:                 David Harris
                                                221-N Stratton Building              800 West Central Road
                                                Springfield, IL 62706                  Mt. Prospect, IL  60056
                                                217.782.3739                            224.635.2010
                                                                                                repharris@yahoo.com

                                                                                              
City of Rolling Meadows:       City Hall, 3600 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL  60008

          Mayor:                           Tom Rooney                             847.870.9006 mayor@cityrm.org

          City Manager:               Barry Krumstok                          847.870.9011krumstokb@cityrm.org

          Community
          Development Director
: Valerie J. Dehner                        847.506.6030 dehnerv@cityrm.org

             Police Chief                   Dave Scanlan                             847-255-2416 scanlan@cityrm.org

          Fire Chief                       Ron Stewart                               847-397-3352 stewart@cityrm.org

 

Chamber of Commerce:          2775 Algonquin Road, Suite 310, Rolling Meadows, IL       
                                                60008  

         Executive Director         Linda Liles Ballantine                  847-398-3730


Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
Website with information on starting and financing a business, listing of local SBA offices, calendar of events and similar agency information
See Crain’s Chicago Business “Chicago’s Largest SBA Lenders” dated Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)- www.illinoisbiz.biz
Website for the State of Illinois business assistance programs

www.ildceo.net/AdvantageIllinois - Website identifying the Advantage Illinois financing program which enhances business access to capital.

Contact: Stanley Luboff, Capital Programs Manager, Illinois DCEO, 312.814.1595 (direct) or stanley.luboff@illinois.gov

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for Small Businesses - www.epa.state.il.us/small-business
This department provides resources and assistance to make regulations on small businesses less burdensome.  Contact Ken Page, Manager, at 217.524.2743 (O) or 888.372.1996.  Other sites to visit: www.epa.state.il.us/land; www.epa.state.il.us/water; and www.epa.state.il.us/air

Illinois Entrepreneurship Network (IEN) – www.ienconnect.com - 800.252.2923
Another resource from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity which provides a network of resources for Illinois businesses including business start-up, planning     and development assistance, support for small manufacturers, and services for high-tech firms

Harper College - Entrepreneurship Training Schedule for Fall/Winter 2013

Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) – www.imec.org – 888.806.4632
IMEC, a non-profit economic development organization, was established to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois’ small and mid-sized manufacturing firms.

Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - 847.925.6520
Illinois Small Business Development Centers located throughout the state provide information, confidential business guidance, training and other resources to early stage and existing small businesses
.

Illinois SBDC at Harper College
Harper Professional Building, Suite 106
650 E. Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Illinois Finance Authoritywww.il-fa.com
IFA provides expert, hands-on support to help businesses get the capital they need for growth. 
The IFA provides low-cost, nonconventional financing through banks and other sources.

IRS – IRS.gov
Website has important information to help small businesses and self-employed individuals
understand and comply with federal tax laws.  Use “Keywords” in search box:

"Smallbiz” – small business and self-employed one-stop resource
“Starting, Operating, or Closing” – Starting, operating or closing a business
“Checklist” – Checklist for starting a business

SCORE – www.score.org
SCORE is  America's premier source of online and in-person, free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs
SCORE, mentors to America's small business, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

COOK COUNTY – Class 6b – The Class 6b is an economic development incentive offered by the Cook County Assessor’s Office.  It is designed to encourage industrial development throughout Cook County by offering a real estate tax incentive for the development of new industrial facilities, the rehabilitation of existing industrial structures and industrial reutilization of abandoned buildings.  The goal of Class 6b is to attract new industry, stimulate expansion and retention of existing industry and increase employment.  The City of Rolling Meadows shall consider each application on its own merit.  Class 6b Application and Requirements or contact the Community Development Department at 847.506.6030. 

Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce – www.rmchamber.org or 847.398.3730

ComEd – www.ceco.com/econdev
Business outreach and retention sit selection power consultants

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program Matrix

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program Overview

ComEd - Energy Efficiency Around Town

Energy Assistance

Energy Bill assistance is available at (877) 411-WARM.

ComEd – www.comed.com/bizincentives - Business Energy Efficiency Program

NICOR – www.nicor.comHow to conducte your own energy audit

ComEd and NICOR Gas Joint Program - New Construction Service - through May 31, 2012
The service is designed for new construction and major renovation projects that are non-residential, non-municipal and located in ComEd and Nicor Gas service territory.  The program encourages the building development and design communities to surpass standard building practices through financial incentives and, if appropriate, technical assistance. E-mail: NewConstructionService@ecw.org, call 888-806-2273 or visit www.ComEd.com/BizIncentives

Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) – www.sedac.org, 800.241.7954
SEDAC provides advice and analyses at no cost to for-profit businesses and public facilities in
the State of Illinois to increase their economic viability through the efficient use of energy
resources

Energy Savers, U.S. Dept. of Energywww.energysavers.org
Website offers ways to save energy and use clean, renewable technologies at home, while  
driving and at work.

Energy Efficiency Loans Available in Cook County - www.delta-institute.org/cookefficiency/loanfund

New EI2 Tool. In February, 2012, Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) launched Encompass, a new energy calculator for commercial building owners to determine the best path towards energy savings. Be sure to check out the latest "Energy Bills" video webisodes that show residents of northeastern Illinois how to save energy and money by improving their home's efficiency.