SVACC strives to uphold its mission of enhancing the economic climate and quality of life in the Sauk Valley area by supporting various initiatives in the area. Below you will find a few local programs and initiatives the SVACC is involved in.
Formed in the Spring of 2018 and led by Sterling Main Street and the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce a group of young adults (millennial and Gen Z), from across the Sauk Valley began meeting on a regular basis. The goal for both Main Street and the Chamber was to better engage this demographic in community conversations.
To take part in the Keystone Group, members must be born after 1981 and reside within the Sauk Valley area. Interested parties can contact the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce or Sterling Main Street for additional information. Information can also be found on the Sauk Valley Keystone Group Facebook page.
- Business Employment Skills Team (BEST Inc.)
- NCI Works
- Essential Skills Resources: SVACC, NCI Best Inc., and Sauk Valley Community College have partnered to develop informational videos regarding essential skills, career pathways, and soft skills to be utilized in classrooms and other educational ventures. Please see links to the videos below.
Regional Manufacturing Group
(more information on Regional Manufacturing coming soon)
In August of 2022, the City of Sterling and Gorman & Company entered into a Master Development Agreement to redevelop the Lawrence Brothers and Stanley-National properties. This is an all-inclusive redevelopment plan that will integrate with the city’s ongoing riverfront efforts. Click here to learn more about the project from partner, Studio GWA.
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