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Decatur’s Commerce Park Ranked 9th In Nation For Top Industrial Parks

August 4, 2020 – Commerce Park in Decatur was recently ranked ninth in the nation in Business Facilities 16th Annual 2020 Metro Rankings Report for Top Industrial Parks. For the first time ever, Business Facilities magazine ranked the nation’s leading industrial parks. The magazine states that size, turn-key logistics, and infrastructure were key factors in…Continue Reading

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Good Samaritan Inn Hires New Executive Director

August 4, 2020 – The Good Samaritan Inn has a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors hired Nicole (Nicky) Besser as the next Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Inn effective September 1, 2020. According to Good Samaritan, Besser is a Macon County native who brings strong strong skills in the areas of communication, management,…Continue Reading

Jey Owens

LISTEN: Jey Owens of DPS61 Talks about Golden Apple’s Accelerator’s Program

Two Decatur schools, Stephen Decatur Middle School and American Dreamers STEM Academy, will receive teachers from Golden Apple’s inaugural class of their Accelerator’s Program. The Accelerator’s Program is a teacher residency and licensure program for expediting the preparation of highly qualified teachers in areas of the state most in need during Illinois’ teacher shortage.  The inaugural…Continue Reading