Essential Supplies: Wynndalco Donates 50 Laptops and Two Mobile LAN Carts to Fenton

As many US schools scramble to find enough technology to meet student needs, Mokena-based Technology Managed Services firm, and Choose DuPage Board Member Wynndalco Enterprises, LLC, donated 50 laptops and two mobile LAN carts on August 28 to Bensenville’s Fenton Community High School. The feeling was celebratory, with Fenton Superintendent James Ongtengco, Principal Jovan Lazarevic, and School Board President Paul Wedemann in attendance alongside various DuPage County officials, including Chairman of the Board Dan Cronin, Board Members Greg Hart and Donald Puchalski, and Choose DuPage CEO and Board Director Greg Bedalov and Dr. Darlene Ruscitti, respectively. Rounding out the reception were Wynndalco founder and CEO David Andalcio, President and COO Jose Flores, and Senior Project Manager Eva Andalcio. The technology package included premium Dell Latitude 3160 Pentium Touchscreens that had been preconfigured to support Fenton’s current hybrid onsite/remote learning efforts.

“We are thrilled to have been able to support Fenton in this manner, because Wynndalco has deep roots in the public school community in Illinois and across the United States,” says David Andalcio. “Probably better than most, Wynndalco Enterprises understands what a challenge it’s been to pivot to distance learning and ensure the technology necessary for students to succeed is not only available but up to the task in terms of hardware and software capabilities. And as Fenton serves 1,500 diverse students in terms of ethnic and financial backgrounds, we are grateful for the opportunity to give back to such a great, wide-reaching local school.”

Technology to Further Education
For decades, Andalcio has been involved in procuring and setting up needed computer technology for students at myriad school systems in and around Chicago, New York, Dallas, Denver, Puerto Rico and elsewhere, as well as helping gain the most robust internet connectivity possible for students to learn well at school and at home. Further, Andalcio and his team believe all children should have equal access and opportunity to the many benefits technology can provide.

“We believe our work is truly essential, as Wynndalco has deployed close to 50,000 devices to nearly 500 locations since the pandemic began,” Flores adds. “We feel honored to partner with those on the front lines of education to help keep the learning going in this historic time at our schools.”

About Wynndalco
Established in 2009, Wynndalco is a certified DBE/MBE/SBE/BEP that serves educational institutions, state- and local governments, Fortune 500 and -100 businesses, and transportation entities with proven, affordable, professional support for End-User Device Management, Warehouse & Logistics, Project Management, Technology Infrastructure Operations, and SMART Board® and A/V services. For more information, visit

Hit Hard By COVID-19, DuPage County Slowly Recovering With Business Reopenings

WBBM Newsradio Interview with County Officials

Written by Craig Dellimore | See original article here

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — DuPage County has seen more than 13,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 500 deaths so far. But officials there say the county and the businesses are slowly recovering from the pandemic.

DuPage County Health Director Karen Ayala said the western suburbs are seeing the same rise in cases of COVID-19 as in other areas, but it’s simply because more people are out and about. She said generally, there was been little resistance to wearing a mask and social distancing because residents understand the seriousness of the virus. 

Click here to listen to the interview on WBBM Newsradio. 

“If we don’t maintain the health and safety of our residents, then everything else is lost,” Ayala said.

DuPage County Board Member Bob Larsen, who chairs the finance committee, said the County has lost substantial revenue but he was ready for this. He said the county plans to avoid a tax increase but may have to dip into its reserves.

Greg Bedalov, CEO of Choose DuPage said the hospitality industry, has suffered the most from COVID-19 but things are starting to get a little better. He said the county received $168 million in CARES Act dollars and immediately allocated $7 million to a small business relief program that is being administered by Choose DuPage.

“We were able to deploy over $6 million of that $7 million allocation to the small business community within DuPage in less than 60 days,” Bedalov said. 

Larsen said there’s been some relief from Washington, but not for lost revenue from taxes and fees. He’s not sure how much, if any, more aid will come for that.

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Goldfinger Brewing Company Opening in Downers Grove

The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation announced that Goldfinger Brewing Company will open on July 31st at 12:00 p.m. Goldfinger is a new production brewery and 2,500 sq. ft. taproom located at 513 Rogers Street in Downers Grove. Goldfinger is an exclusively lager beer brewery with three offerings to start: the Original Lager, Pils, and Vienna Style Lager.

“We are a family owned brewery named after our ancestors: the Goldfingers, who brewed beer, dealt hops, and made brewing equipment in central Europe in the 19th century” said Owner/Brewer Tom Beckmann. “We look forward to serving everyone at our new brewery in Downers Grove.”

The modern beer hall style taproom features a 10 foot high glass giving customers a clear view of the production facility. The taproom is illuminated by wrought iron chandeliers, and includes artifacts from their ancestor’s brewing history, including 19th century newspaper advertisements. Goldfinger features an outdoor beer garden with two large tents. Guests can bring in their own food, or order in.  In the future, food trucks will set up in the parking lot. There is also a multi-purpose room equipped with a communal shuffleboard table and a dart board.

“We’re so excited that the Goldfinger Brewing Company is opening their new craft brewery in Downers Grove” said Mayor Robert Barnett. “Tom Beckmann is continuing a family tradition that began in Europe in the 1800s. We wish Tom, Alison (and Rembrandt!) all the best, and thank them for choosing our community – welcome to Downers Grove!”  

Goldfinger is taking the health and safety of their staff and customers very seriously, and therefore will only be offering outdoor seating and table service for now. Masks are required. For more information, please like them on Facebook, or visit The phone number is 630.541.9728.

The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation is the official agency for economic development and tourism for the Village of Downers Grove. For more information, please visit

COVID-19 Community Survey

Choose DuPage, in conjunction with the DuPage County Health Department and the DuPage Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, is conducting a survey to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people’s lives, and their attitudes towards public activities. 

This survey is now closed.