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Resources, Programs, More from Aurora Chamber

Monday, October 6th, 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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Celebration of Membership
October 06, 2014
In This Issue

 

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Elite Members

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95.9 The River
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Bad Monkey Circus Agency: Websites-Video
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

Culver’s of North Aurora
Don and Julie Michels
411 S. Lincolnway
North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 844-2280
Restaurant

 

Contact Us

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

 

 

Annual Celebration of Membership
Please Join Us:
Annual Celebration of Membership
Thursday, Oct. 30, at Aurora Country Club
11:00 a.m.: Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Program
Register
Tuesday: Diversity Network to Feature Business Resources
In partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Chamber invites you to a Special Event/Business Before Hours. The Illinois Comptroller’s POWER team will join us to highlight opportunities available to diverse businesses (including women-, minority-, and Veteran-owned businesses). In addition to the resource sharing, representatives will be on hand to assist qualifying businesses in completing the certification process which provides a greater access to state business. Join us Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8:00 a.m., at the Chamber offices for assistance and resources.
Register
Election Season Gets Closer
The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 7. Early voting begins Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 2. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

To register to vote, check your registration or find your polling location, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.il.us and click on the Voters button at the top. Residents of Aurora who reside in Kane, Kendall or Will counties can contact the Aurora Election Commission at auroravotes.org or by calling (630) 897-4030.

Many recent posts on public policy can be found on the Chamber’s blog. Be sure to bookmark it and check regularly for breaking information.

Job Postings
Know someone looking for employment? Direct them over to the Local Job Postings section of the Aurora Chamber website. There are currently dozens of positions posted in the database. If you’re looking to promote a position within your business or organization, contact the Chamber for details. It’s included with your membership; are you taking advantage of it?
Member News
Your fellow Chamber members has a number of programs and activities for your entertainment or professional development. To view the latest news from fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
VoteForJobs.com
With fewer than two months until the November election, the U.S. Chamber has launched Vote for Jobs – their most comprehensive effort to date to ensure that voters have the tools they need to bring about real change this November.

The website VoteForJobs.com is now live and provides a number of key tools that compare candidates on job creating issues, outline the most competitive races in the country, and showcase efforts to elect candidates who have a record of fighting back against government overreach and promoting American free enterprise.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Diversity Network: Business Before Hours
Special Event: The Illinois Comptroller’s POWER team will join us to highlight opportunities available to diverse businesses (including women-, minority-, and Veteran-owned businesses).In addition to the resource sharing, representatives will be on hand to assist qualifying businesses in completing the certification process which provides a greater access to state business.
In Partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, October 7, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, October 14, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, October 15, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Before Hours at Office Depot
Thursday, October 23, at 8 a.m.
Office Depot Store – 2302 W. Indian Trail Rd., Aurora, 60506
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.

Resources, Programs, More from Aurora Chamber

Monday, September 29th, 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
Hiring Our Heroes
September 29, 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 Agency: Websites-Video
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

Law Offices of Chi H. Chun, Ltd.
Chi H. Chun
648 N. Randall Rd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 276-6409
Legal Services
Referred by Dr. Young Kim, Lincolnway Dental Center, P.C.

Inkster iFixster
Derrick Laster
1009A W. Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 746-9497
Computer Repair/Office Supplies

Alternative Utility
Services, Inc. (AUS)

Fritz Kreiss
770 N. Halsted, Ste. 156
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 724-6777
Utilities

DuPage Children’s Museum
Reba Morgan Osborne
301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
Museum
Referred by Roger Schnorr, Old Second National Bank.

 

Contact Us

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

 

 

Hiring Our Heroes Tomorrow
Thank you to all of the employers and supporters who have helped to make this one of the best HOH events in our area. And, thank you to our service men and women and their families.
Annual Celebration of Membership
Please Join Us:
Annual Celebration of Membership
Thursday, Oct. 30, at Aurora Country Club
11:00 a.m.: Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Program
Register
Diversity Network to Feature Business Resources
In partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Chamber invites you to a Special Event/Business Before Hours. The Illinois Comptroller’s POWER team will join us to highlight opportunities available to diverse businesses (including women-, minority-, and Veteran-owned businesses). In addition to the resource sharing, representatives will be on hand to assist qualifying businesses in completing the certification process which provides a greater access to state business. Join us Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8:00 a.m., at the Chamber offices for assistance and resources.
Register
Election Season Gets Closer
The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 7. Early voting begins Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 2. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

To register to vote, check your registration or find your polling location, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.il.us and click on the Voters button at the top. Residents of Aurora who reside in Kane, Kendall or Will counties can contact the Aurora Election Commission at auroravotes.org or by calling (630) 897-4030.

Many recent posts on public policy can be found on the Chamber’s blog. Be sure to bookmark it and check regularly for breaking information.

Job Postings
Know someone looking for employment? Direct them over to the Local Job Postings section of the Aurora Chamber website. There are currently dozens of positions posted in the database. If you’re looking to promote a position within your business or organization, contact the Chamber for details. It’s included with your membership; are you taking advantage of it?
Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
VoteForJobs.com
With fewer than two months until the November election, the U.S. Chamber has launched Vote for Jobs – their most comprehensive effort to date to ensure that voters have the tools they need to bring about real change this November.

The website VoteForJobs.com is now live and provides a number of key tools that compare candidates on job creating issues, outline the most competitive races in the country, and showcase efforts to elect candidates who have a record of fighting back against government overreach and promoting American free enterprise.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
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

Diversity Network: Business Before Hours
Special Event: The Illinois Comptroller’s POWER team will join us to highlight opportunities available to diverse businesses (including women-, minority-, and Veteran-owned businesses).In addition to the resource sharing, representatives will be on hand to assist qualifying businesses in completing the certification process which provides a greater access to state business.
In Partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, October 7, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, October 14, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, October 15, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Before Hours at Office Depot
Thursday, October 23, at 8 a.m.
Office Depot Store – 2302 W. Indian Trail Rd., Aurora, 60506
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.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Employees can be one of the most powerful voices in this year’s elections. Your vote does matter. But are you registered to vote?

The week of September 22-26 kicked off an Employee Voter Registration effort and The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is participating to ensure you have easy access to all the information you need to be prepared to vote in November. Don’t let “not being registered” be the reason you don’t vote.

We’ve made registering to vote easy for you. Visit the Illinois Chamber’s new and improved Illinois Prosperity Project website at www.illinoisprosperity.org. You’ll start by entering your ZIP code and be able to easily complete the voter registration process. You can also find out how to update your voter registration information if you’ve recently moved or changed address and find other information about voting.

Registering to vote is the first step towards making a difference. The Illinois Chamber encourages you to vote for candidates that support job creation and that will help foster an economic environment in Illinois for employees and employers to succeed. As part of this we just want to make sure your voice is heard by registering to vote. Together Illinois employers and employees vote and make a difference in this year’s election. 

Fight for your job today by making sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming November election.

Andrew Proctor
Director of Advocacy
Illinois Chamber of Commerce 

Ill. Chamber: November Advisory Referenda are Job Killers

Friday, September 26th, 2014

This November voters will be asked to weigh in on a number of advisory referendums that will harm Illinois’ economy and kill jobs. Voters will be asked whether or not they support increasing Illinois’ minimum wage to over $10 an hour and if there should be a 3% income tax surcharge on small businesses owners to fund more government spending.

The Illinois Chamber was successful at defeating legislative enactment of the proposals while they were being debating in the General Assembly last spring and we will continue to oppose the ballot measures throughout the fall election campaign.

If successfully passed, Illinois could be on track to have one of the highest minimum wages and one of the highest income tax rates in the nation. A true jobs killing agenda!

Illinois’ economy is still recovering from the Great Recession and continues to lag behind other states when rated on measures that promote a friendly climate for businesses. A hike in the minimum wage would increase labor costs for many small businesses by over 21% and would result in employee layoffs or reduced hours.

The 3% income tax surcharge dramatically increases individual tax rates on small business owners and decreases the amount of resources available to reinvest in the business and create jobs. It also acts as a disincentive to work hard, grow a business and become successful.

According to a recent report, 61% of Illinois small businesses are organized in ways where the tax code treats the income of the business as the income of the owners and would make them subject to the new tax.

While the advisory referendums are non-binding in such that they will not automatically become law if they receive a majority of the votes, it will give increased political cover for legislators to approve a minimum wage and tax hike in the next legislative session.

What you can do to Help Defeat the Jobs Killing Agenda

We have launched a new and improved website dedicated to organizing an online grassroots coalition to defeat these referendums and as a resource for Illinois employers, employees, local chambers, and the general public to use to learn more about the upcoming November election.  Click HERE to view the newly launched website.

Illinois legislators need to hear from local chambers of commerce, small business owners, and individuals who care about our economy. They need to know that Illinois’ economy cannot afford this jobs killing agenda!

Click HERE to Sign the Petition Today and Join the Grassroots Coalition Opposing the Jobs Killing Agenda this November!

Did You Know? This is Employee Voter Registration Week

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Educate Your Employees on Which Candidates Support Your Business

With the 2014 General Election now 41 days away, and the general public starting to focus more closely on the key races around the state, the Illinois Chamber is now releasing its voting record for the 2013-14 session of the Illinois General Assembly. It is part of a concerted effort with local and federal partners to urge business leaders – and their fellow employees – to educate themselves on the records of our elected officials and to make sure that as many private sector employees as possible vote in the upcoming election.

View the Illinois Chamber’s ’13-’14 GA Voting Record.

The Illinois Chamber’s voting record is compiled from the key votes that impact employers and the economy in Illinois. The legislature bears a great responsibility for the current economic malaise in Illinois. The Chamber’s voting record is a tremendous tool to help voters identify which legislators are working to turn things around and which are chained to status quo policies and interests.

The Aurora Regional Chamber is proud to join with The Illinois Chamber, the U.S. Chamber’s Vote for Jobs campaign, and the Business-Industry Political Action Committee’s Employee Voter Registration Week, September 22-26. These campaigns are committed to getting private sector employers and employees as actively engaged as possible in the upcoming election. Both have tools to facilitate that process. Easy steps to participate include:

• Forward on the Chamber’s voting record to employees and colleagues;

• Encourage employees to register to vote (you can simply forward them a link to any of these sites to do so: www.Illinoisprosperity.org; http://voteforjobs.com/voter-resources/; www.elections.il.gov);

• Communicate with your employees and colleagues about key issues that your business is facing and how elected officials are responding.

Surveys consistently show employees welcome reasoned information from their employer when it comes to elections. With encouragement and education, we can help maximize the impact of employers on this election.

Cast your vote, cast your voice this fall

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Last June, Pew Research Center released a 120-page report titled “Political Polarization in the American Public.” Subtitled “How Increasing Ideological Uniformity and Partisan Antipathy Affect Politics, Compromise and Everyday Life,” the report explains Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades.

The survey of 10,000 adults nationwide found that these divisions are greatest among those who are the most engaged and active in the political process. The partisan rhetoric and lack of compromise continue to cripple necessary reformation of social and economic initiatives within our country and state.

If the most engaged and active are divided along ideological lines as the report states, where are the more moderate, compromising individuals? Why have they chosen to sit out the debate? Is it frustration? Apathy? Overload?

More than ever, we need leaders to help break the impasse. We need voters to put them in the position to bring change.

Whether you are concerned with jobs, healthcare, education, budget, or good government, you must raise your voice. We must cast our ballots in November.

Voting is more importantly a privilege than it is a right. Fewer than half of the 200 million Americans that are eligible to vote this year actually will. Your one vote is very important.

Residents of the Fox Valley who actively participate in the election process help ensure that our region remains a desirable place to live.

In fact, during the last midterm election in 2010, there were 8.9 million Illinois residents who were eligible to vote. However, only 3.8 million (approximately 42.5 percent) cast ballots. This ranked Illinois in the bottom half of states (at number 31) for voter turnout. Nine of the states had more than half of its eligible voters turn out. At the top were Maine at 56.2 percent and Minnesota at 55.9 percent.

Statewide, we have a number of key races that will shape our future: senator, governor and other statewide executive offices. Locally, there are congressional districts and Illinois General Assembly seats being contested. As a result of November’s elections, we will see a number of new faces in the State House. Retirement and higher office races have created opportunities for new representatives from the 41st, 50th, 65th, and 97th  House districts.

I encourage you to take a few minutes on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to visit your polling place and cast your ballot. Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 7. Early voting begins Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 2.

To register to vote, check your registration or find your polling location, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections at http://www.elections.state.il.us and click on the Voters button at the top. Residents of Aurora who reside in Kane, Kendall or Will counties can contact the Aurora Election Commission at auroravotes.org or by calling (630) 897-4030.

General Election Information, Resources, More in this Week’s Newsletter

Monday, September 22nd, 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
Hiring Our Heroes
September 22, 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 Agency: Websites-Video
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

Contact Us

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

 

 

Election Season Gets Closer
The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 7. Early voting begins Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 2. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

To register to vote, check your registration or find your polling location, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.il.us and click on the Voters button at the top. Residents of Aurora who reside in Kane, Kendall or Will counties can contact the Aurora Election Commission at auroravotes.org or by calling (630) 897-4030.

Hiring Our Heroes Next Tuesday
On Sept. 30, the Aurora Chamber in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and several Illinois agencies will host another Hiring Our Heroes event. The hiring fair will run from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Piper’s Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road in Aurora. A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start at 8:30 a.m.

For more details, visit the Chamber’s blog.

Job Postings
Know someone looking for employment? Direct them over to the Local Job Postings section of the Aurora Chamber website. There are currently 95 positions posted in the database. If you’re looking to promote a position within your business or organization, contact the Chamber for details. It’s included with your membership; are you taking advantage of it?
Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
VoteForJobs.com
With fewer than two months until the November election, the U.S. Chamber has launched Vote for Jobs – their most comprehensive effort to date to ensure that voters have the tools they need to bring about real change this November.

The website VoteForJobs.com is now live and provides a number of key tools that compare candidates on job creating issues, outline the most competitive races in the country, and showcase efforts to elect candidates who have a record of fighting back against government overreach and promoting American free enterprise.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, Sept. 25, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber Members
$15 General Admission
Co-Sponsor: Progressive Energy Group, LLC
Register

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

Diversity Network: Business Before Hours
Special Event: The Illinois Comptroller’s POWER team will join us to highlight opportunities available to diverse businesses (including women-, minority-, and Veteran-owned businesses).In addition to the resource sharing, representatives will be on hand to assist qualifying businesses in completing the certification process which provides a greater access to state business.
In Partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, October 7, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, October 14, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

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

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.

Job Stories Fill the Aurora Chamber Newsletter this Week

Monday, September 15th, 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
Hiring Our Heroes
September 15, 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 Agency: Websites-Video
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

Thomas’ BarbeQue
Andre Thomas
2711 E. New York St., Ste. 103
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 820-2227
Restaurants & Taverns

Nexvision Productions
Timothy Horstman
1585 Beverly Ct., Ste. 108
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 800-2806
Video Production Services

 

Contact Us

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

 

 

Two Weeks until Hiring Our Heroes
On Sept. 30, the Aurora Chamber in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and several Illinois agencies will host another Hiring Our Heroes event. The hiring fair will run from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Piper’s Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road in Aurora. A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start at 8:30 a.m.

Help Wanted: Volunteers to assist Veterans are needed for resume review and mock interviews. If you are available Sept. 30 from 10: a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to support their search, please contact the Chamber.

For more details, visit the Chamber’s blog.

Job Postings
Know someone looking for employment? Direct them over to the Local Job Postings section of the Aurora Chamber website. There are currently 82 positions posted in the database. If you’re looking to promote a position within your business or organization, contact the Chamber for details. It’s included with your membership; are you taking advantage of it?

Oh, one more thing: The Chamber is seeking applicants for a full-time assistant. Details can be found online.

Member News
For more news about fellow members, visit the Aurora Chamber blog.
VoteForJobs.com
With fewer than two months until the November election, the U.S. Chamber has launched Vote for Jobs – their most comprehensive effort to date to ensure that voters have the tools they need to bring about real change this November.

The website VoteForJobs.com is now live and provides a number of key tools that compare candidates on job creating issues, outline the most competitive races in the country, and showcase efforts to elect candidates who have a record of fighting back against government overreach and promoting American free enterprise.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars:
Programs for Member Businesses
Coffee & Connections Networking Event
Tuesday, Sept. 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

Aurora First
Topics include Expansion of River Edge
Redevelopment Zone
Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 11:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, Sept. 25, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber Members
$15 General Admission
Co-Sponsor: Progressive Energy Group, LLC
Register

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

Diversity Network: Business Before Hours
In Partnership with the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, October 7, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices
Register

Construction Jobs Increase
According to the Associated General Contractors of America, Illinois is second in the nation in construction job gains. Over the past month, Illinois has added 3,500 construction jobs. More importantly, between June 2013 and June 2014, the state’s construction industry added 7,300 jobs – a 3.8 percent increase. Those numbers make Illinois the current leader in Midwest construction jobs.
Take the Fox Valley Region Transportation Study
You are invited to participate in the study below in order to help inform future transportation planning decisions in the Fox Valley Region. Participants will be able to enter into a drawing for one of five $100 prizes! To participate, please use this link: https://rsgresearch.com/ foxvalley?anon=anon&comp=14

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes. Your answers will be kept confidential, and no personal information is required. This study is being conducted for the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) by RSG, a national transportation market research firm.

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

Monday, 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.
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.

This Week’s News from the Aurora Chamber

Monday, 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.