CHARLESTON -- Jordan Landeck, interim president and CEO of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, recently updated the Charleston Rotary Club on Chamber activities.
According to a press release, Landeck moved into her present position when longtime Executive Director Cindy White retired in June. Landeck was communications and event director for the Chamber since joining the organization in May 2016 following her graduation from Eastern Illinois University.
New businesses coming to Charleston, she said, are Sweet Teas, a tea and pastry shop in the University Village on Lincoln Avenue, and a butcher shop on the east side of the square.
Landeck said she works closely with city officials. She shared some city statistics which are: Population 23,343 (within three miles of the city), population 26,685 (within 7 miles of the city) and population 35,000 (with EIU students).
Currently the median income is $33,783 and there are 9,800 households. TIF grants are available with incentives for retail and non-retail businesses along with sales tax refunds within the first two years to help with building remodels.
The Charleston Rotary Club focuses on service to the community, youth, vocations and the world. Rotary meets at noon each Tuesday in the Rotary Room of the Charleston Public Library. More information is at Charlestonrotary.wordpress.com and on Facebook at Rotary Club of Charleston.