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NWILED Announces First Genz Memorial Investment Fund Award

From left: Joe Mattingley, NWILED board and Market President at Illinois Bank and Trust; Amiee Schoenhaar, NWILED board and CEO at Riverport Railroad; Emily Legel, NWILED Executive Director; John Hudetz, William Jahnke, NWILED board and Director at Upper Midwest River Port District; and David Schmit, NWILED Program Coordinator. Contributed photo.

Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) announced the first payout from the Genz Memorial Investment Fund to John Hudetz of getRVtours.com totaling $6,450. Hudetz’s business provides photographic services including drone photography. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a major client as well as several area realtors. He will use his award to purchase a new computer workstation and drone.

NWILED intends to fund three awards per year that range from $4,000 to $8,000 each. Awardees can use the money for capital purchases, to purchase an existing business, or for startup and pilot projects.

Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.

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