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Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:41 am

sealhall74 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:23 am
Alright, who here is going to be brave and test out the McAlister's staff by going in and asking for "The Godfather" secret menu item?

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I now know what I am eating for lunch.
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:15 am

I see we are getting a Steinway Model D Grand Piano for the COFAC recital hall. That has to cost a pretty penny or two. Used ones going for about $40K and new ones around $150K. Do you think it would be too tacky to have a McAlister's catered "Brown Bag" luncheon going on in the hall while someone is up on stage playing around with the keys on that piano. If I was within 30 miles, I would show up for it.

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Supposedly showing up on campus today. It will probably take a week to unpack the thing if it was shipped from abroad.

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:55 am

sealhall74 wrote:
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I see we are getting a Steinway Model D Grand Piano for the COFAC recital hall. That has to cost a pretty penny or two. Used ones going for about $40K and new ones around $150K. Do you think it would be too tacky to have a McAlister's catered "Brown Bag" luncheon going on in the hall while someone is up on stage playing around with the keys on that piano. If I was within 30 miles, I would show up for it.
Yup. The school of music is working towards becoming classified as an "All-Steinway School", which brings a certain level of "prestige" and notoriety to the department. We would be the 6th school in Illinois, the largest school in IL, and the only public university in IL to receive the classification. Achieving this could be a huge boost to recruitment for the school of music for many years down the road.
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:53 pm

Pella is expanding and will be looking to hire around 100 new employees.
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 pm

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Pella is expanding and will be looking to hire around 100 new employees.
Yup, huge (and much needed) good news...

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Wed May 16, 2018 8:08 pm

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Pella is expanding and will be looking to hire around 100 new employees.
Pella to add over 100 jobs to Macomb facility.
From the McDonough County Voice:
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/2018 ... b-facility

Also today, Macomb economic development officials revealed that Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing in Bushnell is adding 50 jobs at its facility after buying Dasco, a manufacturing company out of Rockford.

New jobs coming to McDonough County.
From tonight's WGEM News:
http://www.wgem.com/story/38205323/2018 ... ugh-county
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Fri May 18, 2018 8:51 am

Vaughan to add over 50 new jobs in Bushnell.

From today's McDonough County Voice:
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/2018 ... n-bushnell
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Fri May 18, 2018 6:07 pm

McAlister's Deli Franchisee Calls Macomb "Most Successful Opening".

From Tri-States Public Radio WIUM-FM:
http://tspr.org/post/mcalisters-deli-fr ... ul-opening
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Fri May 18, 2018 6:28 pm

wiu712 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:07 pm
McAlister's Deli Franchisee Calls Macomb "Most Successful Opening".

From Tri-States Public Radio WIUM-FM:
http://tspr.org/post/mcalisters-deli-fr ... ul-opening
They opened up a franchise just off the George Mason campus last summer. Have not had a chance to check it out yet, but next trip to campus (either Macomb or Fairfax, VA), I will be there.
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Thu May 24, 2018 3:10 pm

Sounds like county market is closing and several others will be going in there including Haymakers not sure what that is and a gas station among others.
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