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August 25th, 2014
Here is this week’s newsletter to members of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you have Member News to include,
please send it to us by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
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August 25, 2014
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95.9 The River
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Basils Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Caterpillar, Inc.
Central DuPage Hospital
Chicago Premium Outlets
ComEd
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Global Data Sciences
Green Buddha Life Books dba E3HRA, LLC
Ice Miller LLP
Junior Achievement of Chicago – Western Division
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
McKesson
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Safeguard Construction Company, Inc.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
St. Charles Bank & Trust
State Farm Insurance Companies
Stumm Insurance, LLC
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Wolf & Company LLP
WSPY

Welcome New Members

Sport Clips
Cathleen Neibch
1633 Barkei Drive
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 525-1435
Beauty Services
Referred by Rob Bialek of Comcast Business

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
NRSA Survey
Waubonsee Community College‘s Illinois Small Business Development Center is currently conducting a 10-question survey on the business needs of the community. Local businesses are encouraged to participate. Responses are strictly confidential. For questions, please contact Harriet Parker of Waubonsee Community College at (630) 906-4143 or at hparker@waubonsee.edu.Help them reach their goal of 80-100 completed surveys: Take Survey
Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, August 26, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber officesBusiness Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, August 27, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber officesFox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, August 28, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber Members
$15 General Admission
Co-Sponsor: Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc.
Register

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, August 28, at 4:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts, 257 Genesis Dr., North Aurora

Grand Opening

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, September 9, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, September 10, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Ambassador Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Chamber offices

Coffee & Connections Networking Event
Tuesday, September 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Painters District Council #30, 1905 Sequoia Dr., Aurora
Co-sponsored by Aurora University
Register

Meeting Small Business Needs
Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Hiring Our Heroes
Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora
Veterans and interested business may visit www.HiringOurHeroes.org for details and to register

Refer a Prospective Business
It is always the right time to refer a prospective business!When you refer a prospective Member in August and they join, you and your business will be highlighted in our eNewsletter and receive ChamberBucks to use toward an eBlast, Excel List, Website Ad or a Fox Valley Networking Breakfast.Submit your referral to Jane Abe, IOM, ACE, Director of Membership, at jabe@aurorachamber.com.
Share a Member-To-Member Discount
Support your fellow Chamber members and help strengthen the ties of the Aurora business community by participating in our member-to-member discount program. Find out which members are providing discounts and other benefits already in our Members Only section and consider helping us expand the list.
Thank You
Panel Presenters

Special thanks to the following panel presenters at the Chamber’s Not-For-Profit Alliance seminar last week: Alex Pope, Vice President of Development for Rush-Copley Medical Center; Laura Stoney, Development Officer for the Aurora Public Library Foundation; Julie Nelligan, Development Director for YMCA of Metro Chicago; and Calvin Stoney, Partner at Gonser Gerber LLP.Great ideas, advice, networking and expertise were provided by these successful professionals.We would also like to thank SmithAmundsen LLC for sponsoring the event and Pomegranate Restaurant for hosting it.
Ribbon Cutting
On Friday, August 15, the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Aurora celebrated the grand opening of Wingstop at 1261 N. Lake St. with an official ribbon cutting.
Wingstop

Wingstop is a chicken wing restaurant that serves fresh, made-to-order foods-from hand-sauced and tossed wings to blanched, cooled, fried and seasoned French fries. They offer 11 mouthwatering flavors, from Mango Habanero to Hickory Smoked BBQ to Garlic Parmesan.
How to Get Money for Your Small Business
The City of Aurora Neighborhood Redevelopment Division will host a program focusing on financing, credit repair, business loans, and more. The event will be Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora. Registration is free; visit www.smallbizzaurora.eventbrite.com
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurorachamber.com
This email was sent by Email Patron on behalf of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

News About Our Chamber Members

August 21st, 2014

Congratulations to Blackberry Farm for being featured on network TV as part of ABC 7’s 190 North broadcast at 11:00 p.m. on August 24. The segment highlighted many of Blackberry Farm’s unique attractions, its history and pioneer origins, and the popular events and activities hosted there.

The Robert Crown Center is pleased to announce that Mr. R.J. McMahon has been named the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McMahon will lead the organization in its effort to develop educational programs and to teach youth to lead safe, healthy, and happy lives.

If you live in Aurora, own your own home, have homeowner’s insurance, and meet the income criteria, you may qualify for free attic and wall insulation, courtesy of Rebuilding Together Aurora and the City of Aurora. These professional installations value $1,500-$5,000. Space is limited to the first 15 applicants. Apply by August 31, 2014 at http://www.rtaurora.org/for-homeowners/apply/.

Gigi’s Playhouse Fox Valley is hosting Open Play, a social networking group open to any family, on Tuesday, August 26, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Please come and share. RSVP at foxvalley@gigisplayhouse.org.

Join State Representative Stephanie Kifowit for a Roundtable Discussion with Micki Miller, Assistant Executive Director of Senior Services, on Tuesday, August 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Oswego. The discussion will include an overview of services, volunteering opportunities, assessments, and public benefits. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling (630) 585-1308 or sending an email to stephanie.kifowit@att.net.

Support the Joseph Corporation of Illinois, Inc. by attending their 22nd Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 27, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bliss Creek Golf Course. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and more. The price is $125 for an individual golfer and $500 for a foursome. A dinner-only ticket is $35. For more information or to register, contact (630) 906-9400 or dwiggins@josephcorp.org.

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (AACVB) will be initiating a campaign to establish a new travel itinerary called “Culinary Champions.” Various dishes will be judged by the Mayors/Village Presidents of the 10 communities in the AACVB marketing area to see which one is the best in Fox Valley. The program will be kicked off at the AACVB Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday August 28. The first food competition will begin in September. Go to www.FaceBook.com/AuroraAreaCVB or call Group Sales Agent Mike Pfeiffer at (630) 256-3194 for more information.

Please join Fox Valley Credit Union (FVCU) for their end of summer blood drive campaign on Friday, August 29. Heartland Blood Centers’ mobile coach will be in FVCU’s parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Photo ID required. Receive a $10.00 Target gift certificate while supplies last.

Visit the Alley Art Festival on Saturday, August 30 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Now in its fifth year, the festival brings local art, music, fun, and activities to downtown Aurora’s beloved Water Street Mall. The event is free and offers a chance to meet local artists, hula hoop on the lawn, listen to live music, and purchase one-of-a-kind art. Call (630) 896-6666 for more information.

It’s a race to the finish line with the Compassion Foundation Ducky Derby on Sunday, August 31, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. If the toy duck you purchased wins, you could walk away with up to $5,000 in prize money. Ducks are $5 each or 5 for $20, but admission to the event is free. An after-race event will be held at SciTech Hands On Museum, and will include a raffle. The funds we raise will be awarded in the form of grants to other social service agencies or organizations in the area. Call (630) 777-1577 for more information or to sponsor.

Come to RiverEdge Park on Sunday, August 31, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and celebrate Aurora’s diversity at Roots Aurora. Put on by Family Focus, the event includes dancing, music, art, and (most importantly) food. General admission is $3($1 if you arrive in cultural garb) at the gate. Call (630) 844-2550 for questions.

Naperville’s Jaycees Family Fun Land area, which is part of the Last Fling, will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 1, at Naper Settlement. Family Fun Land provides a family-friendly atmosphere with bouncy rides, pony rides, an entertainment stage, arts and crafts area, food and beverages, family-focused business expo booths and much more. Admission is free. Visit www.lastfling.org for more information.

Naper Settlement is also looking for actors for their Halloween festival, All Hallows Eve. Auditions will be held on September 3, 4 and 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Meeting House. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Applicants will be asked to read two to three lines for various character roles. All Hallows Eve will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. on Oct. 17-18. For more information, contact Amanda at (630) 420-6773 or e-mail fehrenbachera@naperville.il.us.

Get your jogging strollers out and boogie on down to Blackberry Farm’s first stroller 5K on Saturday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m. After the run, stay, play and party at a family fun fair with activities and information geared toward young families. Admission is $19 for residents / $24 non-residents, $14 for children (5-14), and free for children under four. Call (630) 892-1550 for more information.

Change a life this September by becoming a tutor for Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project. Training is Saturday, September 6 and 13 (both days required), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register, contact Elise Mills at (630) 801-7900 x4221 or at emills@waubonsee.edu.

Fall is a great time to plan for winter interest. Come to The Growing Place in Aurora on Saturday, September 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for “Landscaping 101: Winter Thrillers” and discover which plants—especially trees and shrubs—offer the biggest benefit in brightening a dreary winter day. Admission is free. Call (630) 820-8088 for more information.

Spin your way to a dining extravaganza at the Naperville Heritage Society gala on Saturday, September 6, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. After a live auction and cocktail hour at the Wentz Concert Hall, spin the “Wheel of Dining” and find out your unique dining experience for the evening. Travel to your destination in style, enjoy dinner, and then return to Wentz Hall for coffee and sweets. The guest of honor is Dick Locher, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and Dick Tracy comic strip illustrator. Tickets are $195 per person. To purchase tickets, call Ginia Goggio at (630) 420-6016 or e-mail goggiog@naperville.il.us.

Money, Heroes, Other Resources for You

August 18th, 2014
Here is this week’s newsletter to members of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you have Member News to include,
please send it to us by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
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August 18, 2014
In This Issue

 

Quick Links

Follow Us!
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Elite Members

For more information contact the chamber.

95.9 The River
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Basils Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Caterpillar, Inc.
Central DuPage Hospital
Chicago Premium Outlets
ComEd
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Global Data Sciences
Green Buddha Life Books dba E3HRA, LLC
Ice Miller LLP
Junior Achievement of Chicago – Western Division
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
McKesson
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Safeguard Construction Company, Inc.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
St. Charles Bank & Trust
State Farm Insurance Companies
Stumm Insurance, LLC
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Wolf & Company LLP
WSPY

Welcome New Members

Sport Clips
Cathleen Neibch
1633 Barkei Drive
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 525-1435
Beauty Services

Law Office of Bilal Siddiqui
Bilal Siddiqui
563 W. Galena Blvd, Ste. 211
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 400-2198 (work)
Legal Services
Referred by Omar Delgado of State Farm Insurance

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

 

Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
Refer a Prospective Business
It is always the right time to refer a prospective business!

When you refer a prospective Member in August and they join, you and your business will be highlighted in our eNewsletter and receive ChamberBucks to use toward an eBlast, Excel List, Website Ad or a Fox Valley Networking Breakfast.

Submit your referral to Jane Abe, IOM, ACE, Director of Membership, at jabe@aurorachamber.com.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Not-For-Profit Alliance
Topic: Creative Fundraising
Sponsored by SmithAmundsen LLC
Thursday, August 21, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION CHANGE: Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons, Aurora
*Coffee & Muffins will be provided
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, August 26, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, August 27, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, August 28, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber Members
$15 General Admission
Co-Sponsor: Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc. Register

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, August 28, at 4:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts, 257 Genesis Dr., North Aurora

Meeting Small Business Needs
Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Hiring Our Heroes
Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora
Veterans and interested business may visit www.HiringOurHeroes.org for details and to register

How to Get Money for Your Small Business
The City of Aurora Neighborhood Redevelopment Division will host a program focusing on financing, credit repair, business loans, and more. The event will be Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora. Registration is free; visit www.smallbizzaurora.eventbrite.com
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurorachamber.com
This email was sent by Email Patron on behalf of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

News About Our Chamber Members

August 14th, 2014

If you live in Aurora, own your own home, have homeowner’s insurance, and meet the income criteria, you may qualify for free attic and wall insulation, courtesy of Rebuilding Together Aurora and the City of Aurora. These professional installations value $1,500-$5,000. Space is limited to the first 15 applicants. Apply by August 31, 2014 at http://www.rtaurora.org/for-homeowners/apply/.

GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley’s fall tutoring session for math or literacy is now open for registration. Send your name, child’s name and age, phone numbers, and availability to foxvalley@gigisplayhouse.org. The session starts the week of September 29 and runs until the week of December 6. There will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ for tutors and families on Monday, September 22, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Pure Health Physical Medicine is holding a free lunch and informational Knee Arthritis Program (KNAP) on Tuesday, August 19, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. Special guest speakers include Kenneth J. Olson, DC and David Sutton PA-C. Seating is limited, so call (630) 897-1895 to reserve your seat today.

The Sunnymere Breakfast Club will once again meet on Wednesday, August 20, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. The topic is medical information for travelers, presented by Dr. Tiwari. Find out what pre-travel immunizations, counseling and medications are needed to help protect patients while traveling internationally. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Cecelia Sanders at (630) 898-7844 or sunnymere.aurora@sbcglobal.net.

Join State Representative Stephanie Kifowit for a Roundtable Discussion with the Department of Human Services’ Developmental Disabilities Division on Thursday, August 21, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Eola Branch of the Aurora Public Library. The discussion will focus on helping families with children with special needs access state services and programs. Contact Sally Erickson at (630) 585-1308 or sally.erickson84@gmail.com for more information.

The Zellmer Wellness Foundation and the Association for Individual Development invite you to an open house to tour The Living Room on Friday, August 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 1230 N. Highland Ave. in Aurora. The Living Room is a calm, safe, and non-stigmatizing environment that serves as an alternative to an emergency room presentation for psychiatric assessment and intervention for individuals who are experiencing stressful situations and/or suicidal tendencies. To RSVP, please email admin@zcdf.org.

Oswego East High School is hosting their annual Blue-Silver Community Bash on Friday, August 22 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening will be filled with athletic scrimmages, performances, and displays. Local businesses are welcome to sign up for the vendor zone for just $25. Sponsorship forms can be found at www.oewolfparents.com and are due by August 15. To find out more, email wolfgear@comcast.net.

Naper Nights Concert Series continues this weekend, August 22-23. On Friday, the gates are open from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and will feature popular Beatles tribute band American English at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, the gates are open from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. again and will feature performances by Tumbling Dice, a Rolling Stones tribute band, at 6:00 p.m. and 16 Candles—playing the best pop and rock of the 80s and 90s—at 8:15 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this opportunity to enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth (4-12), free for members and children under 4. Tickets are available at www.napernights.org.

Gigi’s Playhouse Fox Valley is hosting a Family Night on Friday, August 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun filled night of pizza and fun. RSVP at foxvalley@gigisplayhouse.org.

The Growing Place is showing appreciation to their Growing Rewards members by hosting a “Beer & BBQ” afternoon. The celebration, featuring food, refreshments, games, and live music courtesy of Emmett’s Brewing Company, will be held at the Aurora location on Saturday, August 23, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.thegrowingplace.com or call (630) 355-4000.

Visit LaSalle Street in downtown Aurora for the annual historic car show on Sunday, August 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free family-friendly event boasts activities, food vendors, and more.

Join State Representative Stephanie Kifowit for a Roundtable Discussion with Micki Miller, Assistant Executive Director of Senior Services, on Tuesday, August 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Oswego. The discussion will include an overview of services, volunteering opportunities, assessments, and public benefits. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling (630) 585-1308 or sending an email to stephanie.kifowit@att.net.

Support the Joseph Corporation of Illinois, Inc. by attending their 22nd Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 27, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bliss Creek Golf Course. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and more. The price is $125 for an individual golfer and $500 for a foursome. A dinner-only ticket is $35. For more information or to register, contact (630) 906-9400 or dwiggins@josephcorp.org.

Visit the Alley Art Festival on Saturday, August 30 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Now in its fifth year, the festival brings local art, music, fun, and activities to downtown Aurora’s beloved Water Street Mall. The event is free and offers a chance to meet local artists, hula hoop on the lawn, listen to live music, and purchase one-of-a-kind art. Call (630) 896-6666 for more information.

It’s a race to the finish line with the Compassion Foundation Ducky Derby on Sunday, August 31, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. If the toy duck you purchased wins, you could walk away with up to $5,000 in prize money. Ducks are $5 each or 5 for $20, but admission to the event is free. An after-race event will be held at SciTech Hands On Museum, and will include a raffle. The funds we raise will be awarded in the form of grants to other social service agencies or organizations in the area. Call (630) 777-1577 for more information or to sponsor.

Come to RiverEdge Park on Sunday, August 31, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and celebrate Aurora’s diversity at Roots Aurora. Put on by Family Focus, the event includes dancing, music, art, and (most importantly) food. General admission is $3($1 if you arrive in cultural garb) at the gate. Call (630) 844-2550 for questions.

Small Business Support, Member News, More from the Aurora Chamber

August 11th, 2014
Here is this week’s newsletter to members of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you have Member News to include,
please send it to us by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
Header
August 11, 2014
In This Issue

 

Quick Links

Follow Us!
Facebook Twitter Blog

Elite Members

For more information contact the chamber.

95.9 The River
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Basils Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Caterpillar, Inc.
Central DuPage Hospital
Chicago Premium Outlets
ComEd
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Global Data Sciences
Green Buddha Life Books dba E3HRA, LLC
Ice Miller LLP
Junior Achievement of Chicago – Western Division
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
McKesson
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Safeguard Construction Company, Inc.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
St. Charles Bank & Trust
State Farm Insurance Companies
Stumm Insurance, LLC
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Wolf & Company LLP
WSPY

Welcome New Members

Wingstop
Asif Rajabali
1261 N. Lake St.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 844-9464
Restaurants & Taverns

NIU National Safety Education Center
Jelmir Atkins
NIU College of Engineering, EB 130
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-6902
Education

Motel 6 – Aurora
Al Findlay
2380 N. Farnsworth Ave.
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 851-3600
Hotels

Hormann LLC
Jesse Alaniz
5050 Baseline Rd.
Montgomery, IL 60538
(630) 859-3000
Manufacturers

Lindt Chocolate
Mary Rose Ramos
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd., #416
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 236-0966
Retail – Specialty

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

 

Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
Refer a Prospective Business
It is always the right time to refer a prospective business!

When you refer a prospective Member in August and they join, you and your business will be highlighted in our eNewsletter and receive ChamberBucks to use toward an eBlast, Excel List, Website Ad or a Fox Valley Networking Breakfast.

Submit your referral to Jane Abe, IOM, ACE, Director of Membership, at jabe@aurorachamber.com.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, August 12, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, August 13, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Doing Business with the Guard
Thursday, August 14, 11:00 a.m.
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora
Lunch provided by Illinois Chamber Foundation
Register: info@aurorachabmer.com

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, August 15, at 11:30 a.m.
Wingstop, 1261 N. Lake St., Aurora

Not-For-Profit Alliance
Topic: Creative Fundraising
Thursday, August 21, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, August 26, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, August 27, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, August 28, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber Members
$15 General Admission
Co-Sponsor: Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc. Register

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, August 28, at 4:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts, 257 Genesis Dr., North Aurora

Meeting Small Business Needs
Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Hiring Our Heroes
Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora
Veterans and interested business may visit www.HiringOurHeroes.org for details and to register

How to Get Money for Your Small Business
The City of Aurora Neighborhood Redevelopment Division will host a program focusing on financing, credit repair, business loans, and more. The event will be Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora. Registration is free; visit www.smallbizzaurora.eventbrite.com
Share a Member-To-Member Discount
Support your fellow Chamber members and help strengthen the ties of the Aurora business community by participating in our member-to-member discount program. Find out which members are providing discounts and other benefits already in our Members Only section and consider helping us expand the list. If you submit a member-to-member discount to info@aurorachamber.com by Aug. 15, we will highlight that discount on our social media outlets.
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News About Our Chamber Members

August 7th, 2014

Purchase your favorite flavor of Jubilee Jam and support the Association for Individual Development on its mission of empowering individuals with disabilities, mental illness and special needs so they can achieve independence and community inclusion. Each jar is only $3.75, with flavors like strawberry, peach, raspberry, sugar-free strawberry, sugar-free blueberry, and sugar-free apricot. Purchases can be made at http://bit.ly/Uo3oGb.

The Fox Valley United Way board recently welcomed the following officers: Chair John Wu of Waubonsee Community College, Vice Chair Julie Proscia of SmithAmundsen LLC, Treasurer Pat Kelsey of WBK Engineering, and Secretary Brian Dahl of Painters District Council No. 30. The organization looks forward to an exceptional year with their help.

Aurora Downtown’s Business Attraction and Retention Committee (BAR) recently announced a new rent subsidy program worth up to $10,000 to encourage and support new businesses to locate in downtown Aurora. The program is intended to help a business get established during its first year, which is the most challenging time period for any business. For further information, contact Bob Reuland at bobreuland@gmail.com.

If you live in Aurora, own your own home, have homeowner’s insurance, and meet the income criteria, you may qualify for free attic and wall insulation, courtesy of Rebuilding Together Aurora and the City of Aurora. These professional installations value $1,500-$5,000. Space is limited to the first 15 applicants. Apply by August 31, 2014 at http://www.rtaurora.org/for-homeowners/apply/.

GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley’s fall tutoring session for math or literacy is now open for registration. Send your name, child’s name and age, phone numbers, and availability to foxvalley@gigisplayhouse.org. The session starts the week of September 29 and runs until the week of December 6. There will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ for tutors and families on Monday. September 22, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Fox Valley Marine Corps League’s 5th Annual Golf Classic will take place at Orchard Valley Golf Course on Wednesday, August 13, from 10:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration includes lunch and a round of golf, with dinner and awards to follow. For a registration/sponsorship form, email Chuck Johnson at chuckusmcret@comcast.net with an address and it will be mailed to you.

The Illinois Chamber Foundation has partnered with the U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for Illinois to assist businesses like yours gain access to the $300 million purchasing power of the Illinois National Guard. If you are interested in finding out more, come to the “Doing Business with the National Guard: Where Do You Fit In?” seminar being held at Two Brothers Roundhouse on Thursday, August 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration is free and lunch is provided. Click here to sign up.

Blackberry Farm’s Live and Uncorked concert series continues with Infinity, a Journey cover band, on Thursday, August 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The show is 21 and up, and $5 at the gate. Feel free to bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine.

Every Friday and Saturday night, CityGate Grille features live music beginning at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. This weekend, enjoy jazz quintet Funkshunal Groove on Friday, August 15, and the Chicago blues, swing and rock ‘n’ roll of The Special 20′s on Saturday, August 16. See upcoming bands at http://www.citygategrille.com/naperville-nightlife.aspx. They also host a Patio Party every Thursday night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. throughout the summer, with live music, a half-price menu, and drink specials.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Blackberry Farm will be hosting Civil War Days on Saturday, August 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Watch a simulated battle between Union and Confederate Soldiers, learn from guest speakers, and participate in 1800s-era activities. Cost is included with daily admission. Go to http://www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/event/blackberry-farm-civil-war-days/ for more information.

It might be too late to register, but you can still attend the 12th Annual Cardboard Boat Race and help Fox Valley United Way kick off its 2014 – 2015 fundraising campaign. Race day is Saturday, August 16, at Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m., with awards at 12:00 p.m., including “Most Spectacular Sinking.”

Cambridge Music Studio is holding an open house on Saturday, August 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tour the studio and learn more about the teachers, instruments and special programs they have to offer. All attending families will receive a certificate for a free exploratory lesson per interested student. All attendees will also receive an entry in the raffle for special prizes from local businesses, including free lessons and music classes from Cambridge Studio! RSVP by calling (630) 922-5290 and receive an extra entry into the raffle.

DuPage Children’s Museum and Naper Settlement are teaming up to present Naperville Plays! on Sunday, August 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.. Both will be on-site with exhibits and hands-on activities. Discover the wonder of play and innovation in a historical setting. Cost is $12 for adult, $11 for senior (62+), and $8 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents and members are free. Call (630) 420-6010 for more information.

Join State Representative Stephanie Kifowit for a Roundtable Discussion with the Department of Human Services’ Developmental Disabilities Division on Thursday, August 21, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Eola Branch of the Aurora Public Library. The discussion will focus on helping families with children with special needs access state services and programs. Contact Sally Erickson at (630) 585-1308 or sally.erickson84@gmail.com for more information.

Savor the day with Naperville Wine Fest on Friday, August 22, from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. or Saturday, August 23, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at CityGate Center. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the gate, and $15 for designated drivers. Purchase them by calling (877) 772-5425 or visiting http://www.napervillewinefestival.com/.

Oswego East High School is hosting their annual Blue-Silver Community Bash on Friday, August 22 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening will be filled with athletic scrimmages, performances, and displays. Local businesses are welcome to sign up for the vendor zone for just $25. Sponsorship forms can be found at www.oewolfparents.com and are due by August 15. To find out more, email wolfgear@comcast.net.

The Growing Place is showing appreciation to their Growing Rewards members by hosting a “Beer & BBQ” afternoon. The celebration, featuring food, refreshments, games, and live music courtesy of Emmett’s Brewing Company, will be held at the Aurora location on Saturday, August 23, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.thegrowingplace.com or call (630) 355-4000.

Visit LaSalle Street in downtown Aurora for the annual historic car show on Sunday, August 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free family-friendly event boasts activities, food vendors, and more.

We Welcome Our New Members Who Joined in July

August 6th, 2014

This past July, we welcomed the following to the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. As always, we encourage you to get to know your fellow members. It is only through collaboration that we will be able to move our region’s business community forward.

 

Cambridge Studio – Northern Kane Educational Corp.: Northern Kane Educational Corporation (NKEC) develops educational options for Kane and the surrounding counties, such as Cambridge Music Outreach. The studio, located at the NKEC offices in Aurora, is committed to providing the highest quality of teaching to students of all ages, offering private and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, harp, percussion, oboe, and flute.

 

Dunkin Donuts: Across the street from Woodman’s Food Market in North Aurora, Dunkin Donuts Restaurant serves coffee, donuts and various breakfast Items.

 

Abbey Farms: An agri-tourism nonprofit for Marmion Abbey, this active farm has fresh produce for sale in the summer, the Pumpkin Daze festival in the autumn, and Christmas trees available for purchase during the holidays.

 

Pecover Decorating Services, Inc.: Pecover is a painting contractor specializing in sandblasting and painting pools, factories, waste water treatment plants, and other commercial projects.

 

Huff & Huff, Inc.: Huff & Huff, Inc. is a multi-disciplined firm located in Oak Brook that provides environmental and civil engineering services, as well as natural resource assessments.

 

Rebuilding Together Aurora: A housing organization that encourages safe and healthy neighborhoods, Rebuilding Together Aurora provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, home safety modifications, and energy efficiency upgrades.

 

Golf Invite: Golf Invite is a national golf event planning and supply company focused on providing industry-leading products and services to ensure successful events in a budget-conscious way.

 

Miguel Palacios DDS – Galena Dental: Galena Dental in downtown Aurora provides general, cosmetic, and orthodontic dental care for the whole family, using the latest technology to keep smiles healthy.

 

Wingstop: Wingstop is a chicken wing restaurant that serves fresh, made-to-order foods—from hand-sauced and tossed wings in over 11 mouthwatering flavors to blanched, cooled, fried and seasoned French fries.

Still Plenty to Do this Summer with Aurora Chamber

August 4th, 2014
Here is this week’s newsletter to members of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you have Member News to include,
please send it to us by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
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August 04, 2014
In This Issue

 

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95.9 The River
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Bad Monkey Circus
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Basil’s Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Caterpillar, Inc.
Central DuPage Hospital
Chicago Premium Outlets
ComEd
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Global Data Sciences
Green Buddha Life Books dba E3HRA, LLC
Ice Miller LLP
Junior Achievement of Chicago – Western Division
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
Malcolm Wolf
McKesson
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
Organo Gold
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipefitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Safeguard Construction Company, Inc.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
St. Charles Bank & Trust
State Farm Insurance Companies
Stumm Insurance, LLC
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Wolf & Company LLP
WSPY

Welcome New Members

Galena Dental
Miguel Palacios DDS
5 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-3133
Dentists

Wingstope
Asif Rajabali
1261 N. Lake St.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 844-9464
Restaurants & Taverns

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

 

Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
Share a Member-To-Member Discount
Support your fellow Chamber members and help strengthen the ties of the Aurora business community by participating in our member-to-member discount program. Find out which members are providing discounts and other benefits already in our Members Only section and consider helping us expand the list. If you submit a member-to-member discount to info@aurorachamber.com by Aug. 15, we will highlight that discount on our social media outlets.
Premier Members
Premier Members
Refer a Prospective Business
It is always the right time to refer a prospective business!

When you refer a prospective Member in August and they join, you and your business will be highlighted in our eNewsletter and receive ChamberBucks to use toward an eBlast, Excel List, Website Ad or a Fox Valley Networking Breakfast.

Submit your referral to Jane Abe, IOM, ACE, Director of Membership, at jabe@aurorachamber.com.

Ribbon Cutting
State Farm

Alderman Bill Donnell and Rick Guzman, Mayor’s assistant chief of staff, joined the Aurora Chamber Ambassadors and team for a ribbon cutting for Omar Delgado’s State Farm Agency last week. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the celebration. Congratulations, Omar!
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Diversity Network:
Business Before Hours

In Partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 5, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, August 12, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, August 13, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Not-For-Profit Alliance
Topic: Creative Fundraising
Thursday, August 21, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, August 26, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, August 27, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, August 28, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber Members
$15 General Admission
Co-Sponsor: Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc. Register

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurorachamber.com
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News About Our Chamber Members

August 3rd, 2014

If you live in Aurora, own your own home, have homeowner’s insurance, and meet the income criteria, you may qualify for free attic and wall insulation, courtesy of Rebuilding Together Aurora and the City of Aurora. These professional installations value $1,500-$5,000. Space is limited to the first 15 applicants. Apply by August 31, 2014 at http://www.rtaurora.org/for-homeowners/apply/.

Dr. Medea Rambish, Dean for Developmental Education and College Readiness at Waubonsee Community College, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for Mutual Ground in Aurora. Rambish will serve the board’s Finance Committee and help oversee Mutual Ground’s annual Walk for Hope fundraiser.

Donate to the Aurora Regional Fire Museum today and the museum will receive a matching dollar-for-dollar contribution up to $15,000! Easily make your tax-deductible contribution via Paypal here.

The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Terrie Simmons as new Board of Directors chairwoman and Mr. Robert McMillan as new vice chairman of the Board. Congratulations!

GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley would like to show their appreciation to all their families and volunteers with free Chicago Cubs tickets. Tickets are available on a first come/first serve basis and are for either Thursday, August 21, or Monday, September 15, both at 7:05 p.m. If you would like to reserve your tickets, please email GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley at foxvalley@gigisplayhouse.org today!

Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) is proud to announce the promotion of Stephen T. Dennison, P.E. to Senior Project Manager within the Environmental Group. Steve, who celebrates his 10 year anniversary with EEI this month, has demonstrated his excellent technical knowledge and communication skills and his willingness to go the extra mile for EEI’s clients.

For the 15th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Waubonsee Community College the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which recognizes the college’s suburb budget presentation practices.

The City of Aurora Police Department and city officials are encouraging community groups and other organizations to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, which protests crime, drugs, and violence. Groups and organizations planning events should contact Aurora Police Commander Joe Groom at (630) 256-5710 or groomj@apd.aurora.il.us so officials can visit as many gatherings as possible. To find out more, go to http://natw.org/.

The Seize the Future Development Foundation is hosting a “Seizing Historic Tax Credit Opportunities in Illinois” workshop on Thursday, August 7, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Join Landmark Illinois to discuss efforts to enact a statewide historic tax credit program and its benefits. Call (312) 922-1742 for more information.

Concert in the Park, put on by the Fox Valley Park District, continues with Saturday June Band at McCullough Park on Thursday, August 7, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday June Band has been rocking the Chicago area for more than 20 years, playing with an infectious enthusiasm that draws in fans and inspires them to get out there and dance to the songs they know so well. Admission is free and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Every Friday and Saturday night, CityGate Grille features live music beginning at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. This weekend, enjoy the something old, something new style of Brooke & Colin on Friday, August 8, and jazz and pop music from ES Express on Saturday, August 9 (7:30 p.m.). See upcoming bands at http://www.citygategrille.com/naperville-nightlife.aspx.

Rush-Copley Medical Center invites expectant fathers to attend their Boot Camp for New Dads, held the second Saturday of every month through December from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Taught by veteran fathers, this class enables new dads to step up to the challenge of being a father and feeling confident in caring for a newborn. Click here to register.

Louche Puce Market will be held at Water Street Mall next to City Hall on Saturday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Find furniture, glassware, ceramics, ephemera, architectural salvage, restored and reclaimed toys, costume jewelry, vinyl records, books, vintage fashions, art, objects of curiosity and more. Interested vendors can contact organizer Jeanne Norris at (630) 844-3224 or email her at louchepuce@gmail.com.

Join the Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora—the club that fights Diabetes—for a free picnic at Prairie Point Park in Oswego on Saturday, August 9, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will include popcorn, lemonade, a bounce house, games, prizes and more! There will even be an opportunity to meet a Freedom Paws diabetic alert service dog. Bring your own lunch in a decorated basket—a special prize will be given for the most creative one. Visit www.cosmopolitanpicnic.weebly.com to find out more.

The Aurora Public Library’s Sixth Annual Teen Talent Show and Competition, presented by the library’s three teen librarians, will be held at Copley Theatre on Saturday, August 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The fifteen contestants range in age from 12 to 18. The show is free and open to the public, so come show your support.

There is no better way to spend a lazy, hazy summer day than at Naper Settlement’s Hometown Picnic on Saturday, August 9, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy old-fashioned games, contests, and an apple pie baking contest. Food will be available for purchase from Belgio Catering. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), and $8 youth (4-12). Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010 for details.

The Fox Valley Marine Corps League’s 5th Annual Golf Classic will take place at Orchard Valley Golf Course on Wednesday, August 13, from 10:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration includes lunch and a round of golf, with dinner and awards to follow. For a registration/sponsorship form, email Chuck Johnson at chuckusmcret@comcast.net with an address and it will be mailed to you.

The Illinois Chamber Foundation has partnered with the U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for Illinois to assist businesses like yours gain access to the $300 million purchasing power of the Illinois National Guard. If you are interested in finding out more, come to the “Doing Business with the National Guard: Where Do You Fit In?” seminar being held at Two Brothers Roundhouse on Thursday, August 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration is free and lunch is provided. Click here to sign up.

Have you started building your boat yet? It’s time to begin planning for Fox Valley United Way’s 12th Annual Cardboard Boat Race! Race day is Saturday, August 16, at Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m., with awards at 12:00 p.m. The deadline to participate is Friday, August 8. Register here or contact Deborah at deborah.collins@uwfoxvalley.org for more information.

New Member Cambridge Music Studio is holding an open house on Saturday, August 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tour the studio and learn more about the teachers, instruments and special programs they have to offer. All attending families will receive a certificate for a free exploratory lesson per interested student. All attendees will also receive an entry in the raffle for special prizes from local businesses, including free lessons and music classes from Cambridge Studio! RSVP by calling (630) 922-5290 and receive an extra entry into the raffle.

This Week’s News from the Aurora Chamber

July 28th, 2014
Here is this week’s newsletter to members of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you have Member News to include,
please send it to us by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
Header
July 28, 2014
In This Issue

 

Quick Links

Follow Us!
Facebook Twitter Blog

Elite Members

For more information contact the chamber.

95.9 The River
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Bad Monkey Circus
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Basil’s Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Caterpillar, Inc.
Central DuPage Hospital
Chicago Premium Outlets
ComEd
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Global Data Sciences
Green Buddha Life Books dba E3HRA, LLC
Ice Miller LLP
Junior Achievement of Chicago – Western Division
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
Malcolm Wolf
McKesson
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
Organo Gold
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipefitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Safeguard Construction Company, Inc.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
St. Charles Bank & Trust
State Farm Insurance Companies
Stumm Insurance, LLC
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Wolf & Company LLP
WSPY

Welcome New Members

Rebuilding Together Aurora
Bob Cissell
1460 N. Farnsworth Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 585-7510
Community-Based Organizations

Golf Invite
Stephanie Follin
3925 75th St., Ste. 103
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 657-5700
Event & Party Planning

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

 

Share a Member-To-Member Discount
Support your fellow Chamber members and help strengthen the ties of the Aurora business community by participating in our member-to-member discount program. Find out which members are providing discounts and other benefits already in our Members Only section and consider helping us expand the list. If you submit a member-to-member discount to info@aurorachamber.com by Aug. 15, we will highlight that discount on our social media outlets.
Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, July 31, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber Members
$15 General Admission
Co-Sponsor: State Farm Insurance – Omar Delgado
Register

Ribbon Cutting:
State Farm Insurance – Omar Delgado

569 W. Galena Blvd., Ste. 101, Aurora
Friday, August 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting at 11:45 a.m.
Register

Diversity Network:
Business Before Hours

In Partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 5, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, August 12, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, August 13, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Not-For-Profit Alliance
Topic: Creative Fundraising
Thursday, August 21, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurorachamber.com
This email was sent by Email Patron on behalf of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.