When the sun goes down, interesting creatures come out at Fox Ridge State Park, and this is a chance to see them up close. The annual Night Bugs! event will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at White Pines, the first shelter on the right upon entering the park. It will begin when it gets dark (about 9 pm) and last until about 10:30 pm. Participants of all ages are invited to come for as little or as long as they like.
There will be black lights and sheets set up to attract bugs, dishes to collect bugs at the lights, and microscopes to examine the catch closely. Night Bugs experts Dr. Paul Switzer (Eastern Illinois University Biology Professor) and Dr. Terry Harrison (University of Illinois Entomology Research Specialist) will be present to help identify the bugs.
This event is cosponsored by the Grand Prairie Butterfly Club and is a unique opportunity to engage with local nature.
Executive Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Leadership Series Courses
Employees are our most valuable asset and must be nurtured to ensure business growth. In this series, current leaders can enhance skill sets while new or emerging leaders can create a solid foundation of leadership skills. All participants will develop individual, practical skills to become extraordinary leaders and lead your business to the next level.
COMMUNICATING FOR SUPERIOR TEAMWORK - AUGUST 11, 2016
Based on the principle that each individual has a dominant personality style and communication must be consistent with individual preferences
Individually customized 23-page DiSC profile provides participants with a better understanding of communication styles and offers expanded opportunities for team building
PRINCIPLES & QUALITIES OF GENUINE LEADERSHIP - SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Outlines universal leadership qualities and principles that assist individuals in becoming genuine leaders who can translate intentions into reality
COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE: MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITH DiSC - OCTOBER 13, 2016
Provides actionable insights into conflict resolution, team building, leadership and coaching
Individually customized 26-page DiSC management profile provides participants the opportunity to explore the difference between their primary communication style and their leadership style
PROVIDING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK - NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Provides participants with the tools to provide customized feedback in a way that builds openness, mutual respect, and promotes problem solving and learning
COACHING – DEVELOPING OTHERS - DECEMBER 8, 2016
Focus on helping participants develop others to expand capabilities, work independently and tackle new challenges
LEADING CHANGE AT EVERY LEVEL - JANUARY 12, 2017
Identifies five dimensions of change leadership that will help garner support for any change effort
Participants will be able to understand change behaviors, develop change leadership skills and behaviors, generate support for change efforts and improve their ability to lead change
RESOLVING CONFLICT WITHIN YOUR TEAM - FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Focuses on handling situations that often develop among and between team members and provides the skills and tools for team leaders to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own
DELEGATING FOR SHARED SUCCESS - MARCH 9, 2017
Assists participants in developing the planning, interpersonal, and follow-up skills critical for successful delegation
TIME MASTERY - APRIL 6, 2017
Helps individuals and teams develop customized strategies for improving productivity and increasing efficiency
Includes an individual Time Mastery Profile™ and Skills Gap Analysis that helps individuals focus their time management efforts for greater professional success
GIVING RECOGNITION - MAY 4, 2017
Assists participants with recognizing and reinforcing behaviors that lead to desired results
Business After Hours, hosted by Lincoln Log Cabin & Charleston Exchange Club
Chamber members and guests are invited to join us for an evening of networking, food, activities, and a 50/50 raffle hosted by Lincoln Log Cabin and Charleston Exchange Club.
Applied Industrial Electricity
This 24 hour course is designed to provide participants with the skills necessary to safely work with and troubleshoot electrical systems and motor contrls.
Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tagout, NFPA-70E
CD & AC Circuits
Electrical Symbols & Schematics & Documentation
AC and DC Motors
Motor Starters and Protection/Electronic Drives
Troubleshooting Control Circuits
Proper use of Test Equipment
AC Circuits & Reactive Devices
Transformer wiring and loading
Photo eye and proximity switch properties and setup
Building and troubleshooting conventional motor starting circuits
*Employees participating in this training must be familiar with industrial equipment