Geneseo Chamber director takes new job

Originally Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2014, 7:36 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 26, 2014, 8:13 pm
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By Lisa Hammer,

GENESEO -- Chamber of Commerce director Brian DeJohn is leaving his position after three and a half years to become a content analyst for a Deere & Co. contractor.

Mr. DeJohn will stay in Geneseo through Sept. 6, then start with Volt, a contractor with Deere, on Sept. 8.

He said Deere departments and plants all over the world submit videos, photographs and other items, which content analysts manage on the Deere & Co. website. He said his chamber position included the same type of work.

Mr. DeJohn said he is not moving from Geneseo.

"I very much enjoyed this position I have now and meeting people," he said. "We're not moving from Geneseo. I have four kids, two currently in the school district and two more coming. This is really considering not two or three years down the road, but this is looking 10 or 15 years for a better growth opportunity, and it kind of felt like it was time to move on."


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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
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1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
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