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Spring Downstate Meeting

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Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Kennay Farms Distilling, the largest craft distillery in Illinois, along with the Chicago-land Skydiving Center and Rochelle Technology Center.

Thursday April 25

Fairways Golf Course
533 South 7th Street, Rochelle

1 PM-2 PM Tee Times Available

Kennay Farms Distillery
416 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle

6 PM -Social Hour
Two complimentary drinks provided by Peterson, Johnson & Murray.
6:30 PM Dinner
Prepare to be wowed by local favorite Headon’s Fine Meats.
7:00 PM – Distillery Tour
Tour Kennay Farms Distilling compliments of Fehr-Graham & Associates.

Friday April 26
Rochelle Technology Center
910 Technology Pkwy, Rochelle

8:00 AM Breakfast & Welcome by Mayor Olson
Enjoy freshly baked breakfast and coffee from Rochelle’s Sunshine Bakery.
8:30 AM – Growing Downtown Rochelle
City of Rochelle Community Development Director Michelle Pease will be joined by Doris Kennay of Kennay Farms Distilling and Teresa Petry of the Artists Garden to share just what makes Downtown Rochelle special and how incentives and development tools attract small business.
9:30 AM – Break
9:45 AM – Engaging Your Community
Jenny Thompson, City of Rochelle Director of Marketing, PR & Tourism will share ways Rochelle connects with its diverse population through social media, special events and the occasional viral video challenge! Hear more about Rochelle’s Young Professionals and Retail Advisory Groups too.
10:45 – Break
11:00 AM – Opioid Epidemic & Emerging Programs
Dixon, Illinois City Manager Danny Langloss will examine the evolution of the opioid epidemic and new emerging community programs designed to reduce death, increase public awareness, restore families and create safer cities.
12:00-12:15 – Business Meeting
Chicagoland Skydiving Center/Flight Deck Bar & Grill
1207 West Gurler Road, Rochelle

12:30 – Lunch
Don’t miss a chance to see our skydivers jump from a perfectly good airplane at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center!
Located just off of I-88/I-39, you’ll be in the best location to journey home following lunch.
Hotel Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Express 1240 North Dement Road
Rochelle, IL 61068
Mention “Downstate” to receive the group rate of $100 +tax. Book online:

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  • Downstate Spring Meeting
    April 25, 2019 - April 30, 2019
    1:00 pm
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