||State of the City
Thursday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Piper’s Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Rd., Aurora
A collaboration with Quad County African American Chamber
Tuesday, May 6, at 8:30 a.m.
Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, May 13, at 7:15 a.m.
Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, May 14, at 8:00 a.m.
Business After Hours at
Lutheran Bible Translators, Inc.
Thursday, May 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Lutheran Bible Translators, 303 N. Lake St., Aurora
Coffee & Connections Networking Event
Tuesday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Painters District Council #30, 1905 Sequoia Dr., Aurora
Co-sponsored by Sunnymere, Inc.
Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, May 27, at 7:15 a.m.
Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, May 28, at 8:00 a.m.
Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, May 29, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Cafe, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
$12 Aurora Chamber members
$15 General Admission
Co-sponsored by Popular Community Bank
||A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 16 at Naper Settlement for the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape, a 10,000-square-foot interactive area that is targeted to children from ages two to seven. It will feature a splash pad, a trading post, and many other hands-on activities, and will be accessible to children with special needs. The playscape is set to be completed sometime in July.
Downtown Auroran Magazine‘s Spring 2014 “Music Issue,” which highlights the best in local music, is out now. Pick up an issue of this free arts and culture magazine at many fine local establishments in the Aurora area. Visit www.downtownauroran.wordpress.com for more information.
Congratulations to Jeff Freeman, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, Vice President, of Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) on receiving the Robert T. Sasman Volunteer Appreciation Award from the Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) on Thursday, March 20th at the Awards Breakfast during WATERCON2014 in Springfield.
The Label Printers has won TLMI’s (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc.) Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence for the fifth time in a row, in their fifth year of eligibility. Congratulations!
Join The Association for Individual Development as they honor clients, volunteers, community supporters and employees who helped make 2013 a success at their Annual Meeting and Award Night at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Eagle Brook Country Club. A light dinner will be served. Admission is free. Please RSVP to Wendy Bialek by April 29 at (847) 931-2294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young girls (ages 12-18), aspiring female entrepreneurs (ages 18-25), and women entrepreneurs are invited to attend the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce‘s “Women of Influence” presentation on Tuesday, April 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Rasmussen College. Admission is $12 for members and $16 for non-members. Contact Linda Hawkinson at email@example.com for more information.
Learn “LinkedIn: Just the Basics” on Thursday, May 1 at The Community Career Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Admissions is free for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP at www.communitycareercenter.org.
The YWCA of Aurora‘s Ready for Anything: Women’s Empowerment Workshops continue with “Living the Bucket List Life,” presented by parenting journalist and author Lara Krupicka, on Thursday, May 1, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Aurora Police Department Community Room. For more professional development workshops and to register, visit www.ywcaaurora.org/readyforanything.
The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora invites you to attend their Annual Wine Tasting Event Fundraiser at Fox Valley Winery on Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. There will be raffles, door prizes, and drawings. All proceeds go to benefit research for diabetes, camp scholarships for diabetic children, and Waubonsee Community College scholarships. Contact LaVonne Hawking for tickets at (630) 966-0657.
If you have things you no longer use or want and are looking for someone to take them off your hands, bring them to Sunnymere, Inc.‘s “Gently Used Treasures Sale” on Friday, May 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call Renae at (630) 898-7844 for more information.
Naper Settlement is offering up a packed weekend full of historical fun. On Friday, May 2, join the curatorial staff from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and explore a different part of the museum’s collection off-site at the Naper Settlement’s Collections Care and Storage Facility. On Saturday, May 3, learn how to preserve family heirlooms at 2:30 p.m. A “Blacksmithing 101″ workshop, a two-session class for ages 18 to adult held from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., starts Saturdays, May 3, as well and continues on Saturday, May 10. Finally, on Sunday, May 4, come see the presentation of the History Speaks Lecture Series with “Spies and Spying in the Civil War” at 4:00 p.m. Call (630) 420-6010 for pricing and registration.
The Growing Place invites you to their “Quick Tips: Planting for Success” on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, at both of their locations. Visit interactive displays throughout the day. At 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., horticulturists will spend ten minutes sharing quick tips on planting techniques and answering questions.
Change a life by becoming a tutor for Waubonsee Community College‘s Adult Literacy Project. Contact Elsie Mills at (630) 801-7900, ext. 4221, or firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister for training on May 10 and 17, 2014 (both days required), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Chick-fil-a presents Leadercast on Friday, May 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Compass Church of Naperville. Come listen to leaders in such fields as journalism, business, and psychology. To find out more and to see a full list of speakers, go to http://leadercast.com/location/napervillethecompass.
Head to the Fox and Hound English Pub for Ladies’ Night on Friday, May 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and shop local vendors, including Tastefully Simple, Younique, Lia Sophia, Passion Parties, Origami Owl, Jamberry, MaryKay, Muchacha Salsa, Usborne Books, Vitality Chiropractic and many more. Contact Brandy at email@example.com for details.
Come to Pure Health‘s Community Shred-it Event on Saturday, May 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and safety destroy old documents. Attend and win prizes, including a $500 Visa gift card. Pure Health will provide water, snacks, and tours of their facility as well.
The Menta Group and Employment First-Team Transition invite interested employers to join them Tuesday, May 13, for the 2014 Transition Fair at White Pines Country Club, 500 W. Jefferson Street, Bensenville. Students will be on hand from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Participating Chamber members include Fox Valley Park District, Waubonsee Community College, and Association for Individual Development. For details and information, contact The Menta Group.
The Beacon-News is proud to launch a series of events hosted by Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Elder and newly appointed vice president of digital content for Sun-Times Media Local. Join the Beacon-News at the kick-off of this community listening tour Wednesday, May 14, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. RSVP to Nancy Stuenkel.
Here is what My Fathers Hands is offering… Golf at Orchard Valley Golf Course, Insanely awesome Kristoff Cigars, Ice Cold Samuel Adams Beers, and all happening Friday afternoon before Memorial Day Weekend… Registration ends in a few weeks, and it is already starting to fill up. Don’t miss this event!
Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a stop on Downtown Aurora First Fridays on May 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to kick off National Travel & Tourism Week. Stop by 43 W. Galena Boulevard and see some great artwork featuring trains by Aurora firefighter Mark Robinson and enjoy some refreshments.