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October / November 2018
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googleGoogle Insider Tips for Growing Your Organization

 Discover the insider tips and tactics to effectively use Google and Search Marketing to grow without adding employees

Most organizations have mixed results using a website and social media to grow. Often they hire an employee or a contractor who has a narrow expertise but doesn't produce the expected results. In this interactive and practical seminar, learn how your website can:
  • Add more visitors
  • Deepen visitor engagement
  • Measure visitor interaction
Who Should attend?
  • Privately-held business and nonprofit organizations
  • Senior Leaders (President, Executive Director, VPs)
  • Marketing Leaders such as directors and managers
  • Sales, Business Development, and Fund Development leaders
Date/Time: November 8, 2018 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Kane County Government Office, Building A
719 S. Batavia Ave
Geneva, IL 60134
Presenter: Nathan Misirian, President of Autumn Consulting
As a Google Insider with 20+ years of experience, Nathan combines asking good questions and practical tips that helps businesses and nonprofits add more visitors, improve customer service, and increase online engagement. He understands marketing challenges through working for 4 years in a nonprofit and 7 years in a Fortune 500 company before founding Autumn Consulting. Nathan has a BA in Education and MBA. He's completed over 300 engagements leading him to travel throughout North America and Europe.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage

surveyMy Daily Travel Survey

Survey to assess transportation needs and patterns in Northeast Illinois, Northwest Indiana

My Daily Travel is a survey carefully designed to collect data and feedback to help improve the future of transportation in our region.

The information survey participants provide will indicate how roads, public transportation, bike lanes, and sidewalks are used today, and how they can be improved to make travel better in the future.

My Daily Travel is sponsored by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and is a part of a program conducted regularly. View information about the last time a similar survey was done.

Your input is needed to help us spend our transportation dollars wisely.
Accurate information about how and when people get from place to place in our region will help ensure that transportation funds are spent where they are needed most.

To download the travel log survey or for more information, visit the My Daily Travel webpage

energyEnergy Efficiency Program Seminar

Program to explore energy savings through co-locating for data service needs

Kane County Fiber, ComEd, and New Continuum Data Center will be hosting a seminar on energy efficiency programs available to organizations in the region. The seminar will focus on the cost-saving benefits to organizations which co-locate their IT equipment at data centers, such as those operated by New Continuum. 

The Basics:
A colocation facility is a data center that rents space to businesses and organizations to house their servers and other computing hardware. Space is leased by the rack, cabinet, cage or room. Colocation facilities are typically equipped with state-of-the-art cooling, power, bandwidth and physical  security, which assures their customers that servers and data storage equipment will be housed in the optimum environment.

The seminar will be held on November 15th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the New Continuum data center at 603 Discovery Drive, West Chicago, IL 60185. You can learn more and sign up here

resilienceDelivering Urban Resilience

Publication explores the impact of managing sun and rainfall 
on city resilience

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of smart surface solutions, including cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and permeable and reflective pavements and road surfaces across three cities: El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The report demonstrates that cities can strengthen resilience, improve health and comfort, expand jobs and slow global warming through smart surface strategies while securing billions of dollars in net financial benefits. Applied nationally, these strategies could potentially deliver half a trillion dollars in net financial benefits.

City leaders, planners and developers lack the data and tools needed to understand and quantify the costs and benefits of technologies such as cool roofs, green roofs and porous pavements that could allow them to manage their city's rain and sun far more effectively and cost-effectively. As a result, cities mismanage their two great natural gifts of sunshine and rain. This mismanagement costs billions of dollars in unnecessary health, energy, and stormwater-related costs, degrades city comfort, decreases livability and resilience, and contributes to climate change.

The report is available for download here

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 or
Kane County Planning Cooperative, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
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