Check out Resume McHenry County updates for this week. There is always interesting information!

Resume McHenry County Update!

Through our collaboration with McHenry County, we will continue to share important information on services, programs to help our citizens, and events in our county through Resume McHenry County updates.

Please take a moment to scroll down to see new advancements this week as we move forward in McHenry County. If MCEDC can be of any help, please call. Forward this email to your friends and family to help get the word out!


Naturally McHenry County publishes its 2023 Insider Guide

Naturally McHenry County’s 2023 Insider Guide is now available!

To put it bluntly, it’s 48 pages of awesome.

Colorful and eye-catching, the guide is a bible of McHenry County seasonal events, annual festivals, agritourism, theater and entertainment venues, fine dining and drinking, boutique stores, family fun, wedding planning and more!

While the guide is always a great read, it’s made even greater (in our arrogant opinion) with the new rebranding that won Naturally McHenry County statewide recognition for its 2022 guide.

Did we mention that the Insider guide is free? You can get a copy at your favorite McHenry County business, or request a copy by clicking here. Or, if you just can’t wait, you can download a digital copy here.


Give your sweetheart the gift of McHenry County Made

In case it fell off your radar, Valentine’s Day is a week from today.

Slipped your mind? Your significant other has picky tastes? Don’t worry – McHenry County’s wide array of niche businesses can rescue you from a night of sleeping on the couch.

As they do every year, our friends at Naturally McHenry County have come up with an awesome and diverse list of McHenry County Made gifts that are sure to please.

Click here for this year’s list of ideas.


MCC and Workforce Network partner to co-host career videos

McHenry County College has been partnering with the McHenry County Workforce Network to co-host a series of webinars for people looking to explore career possibilities.

You can watch the latest video, which examines careers in business and finance with three experienced local professionals, by clicking on the picture above or by clicking here.

Earlier videos include a seminar on construction careers and another on manufacturing careers


Magazine ranks Illinois tops in workforce development

Illinois has been named the number one leader for workforce development in the Midwest for 2022.

The ranking, announced by Site Selection magazine, recognizes “states that performed well in a set of measures that gauge workforce-related aspect of states’ overall employment climate.”

The magazine, according to its website, publishes information to help business expansion planners make informed decisions. Illinois was ranked number two in the Midwest the previous year.


USGS publishes 10-year McHenry County water quality report

The U.S. Geological Survey has published a new water quality report for McHenry County based on data they collected from the county’s network of groundwater monitoring wells in 2020.

McHenry County is forward thinking when it comes to our water supply, which comes exclusively from aquifers. In 2009, the county drilled a countywide network of monitoring wells and partnered with the USGS to monitor levels and conduct a water quality report every decade.

You can click here to learn more and to read the 2020 report.


Goods galore are on display at the Huntley Farmers Market

Huntley’s farmers market, like its counterparts in Crystal Lake and Woodstock, doesn’t hibernate through winter.

From November through May, the Huntley Farmers Market relocates indoors. Starting this year, thanks to growing demand, it relocated to a larger home at the Fellowship Hall of First Congregational Church.

Huntley’s indoor market takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 11628 E. Main St.

Click here for a list of vendors that will be selling their wares this weekend, and be sure to follow them on Facebook! When warm weather returns, they’ll return to Huntley’s downtown square every Saturday through October.


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What is Resume McHenry County?

Resume McHenry County is a collaborative initiative being implemented by McHenry County and the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) in partnership with the McHenry County community, including cities and villages, businesses and residents. The goal is to ensure a successful reopening of our economy so that we can return to our lifestyles safely and responsibly.


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