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Chamber Member News for Week of Nov. 13

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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95.9 The River
Aaron’s
Above Board Indoor Environmental
Accurate Personnel
Advance Auto Parts
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora Bank & Trust
Aurora Limousine
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Beans Greens Proteins
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Steel Hockey Team
City Segment
ComEd
Company 251
Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.
CyrusOne
Do or Dye Designs
Dolan & Murphy
Downtown Auroran Magazine
Eagle Digital Marketing
Endiro Coffee
First Secure Community Bank
Gateway Mortgage Group
Kluber Architects + Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Magick Woods, Inc.
Magnetrol International, Inc.
MedCom Group, LLC
Meyer Wealth Advisors
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
OnLight Aurora
Painters District Council 30
Palo Creative, PLL
Paramount Arts Centre
Pilmer Real Estate
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
Pure Skin Solutions, LLC
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
S&S Metal Recyclers II
ServPro of Aurora
Sign*A*Rama
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Staffing Network, LLC & QPA
Steffes & Associates Language and Translation (SALT)
Stonebridge Country Club
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
The Voice
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Woodforest National Bank
World Finance Corporation
WSPY

Welcome New Members

Palo Creative, PLL (Elite)
Erik Carlson
Naperville, IL
(330) 599-4141
Marketing & Advertising

Balderas Beauty Salon, Inc.
Clara Diaz
25 N. Broadway, Aurora
(630) 897-1211
Beauty Services

 

Contact Us

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

 

 

Thursday: Celebrating Our Members
2017 Annual Celebration of Membership
presented by

First Secure Community Bank

Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aurora Country Club

This year’s Annual Celebration of Membership will showcase regional employers that have embraced the Connect. Grow. Influence. benefits of Aurora Chamber membership. We want to recognize and share stories that have helped build our community.

Each member of the Aurora Chamber is important – whether a solopreneur or an employer of hundreds. With this diversity, our region remains strong – and a strong community creates more jobs, products, services, and opportunity.

The 2017 Annual Celebration of Membership is sponsored in part by Northwestern Medicine, BMO Harris Bank, Earthmover Credit Union, and Waubonsee Community College.

Please join us for this annual celebration.

To register, visit http://business.aurorachamber.com/Events/details/2017-annual-celebration-of-membership-14579

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Congratulations, Co. 251
Company 251

Congratulation Matt and Ashley of Company 251. What a stunning and stylish rehab. Thanks to everyone who came out to support and tour this new banquet venue in Aurora. It is a lovely space, a charming staff, and great food. For more photos of their recent ribbon cutting and grand opening, visit our Facebook album.

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Presence Fox Knoll

We joined Presence Fox Knoll, 421 North Lake Street, tonight at their Independent Living Open House and a tour their newly renovated rooms with great views of the Fox River. For more photos, visit our Facebook album.

Grand Opening: Taco Diner
Monday, Nov. 13, 4 – 7 p.m.
1056 N. Route 59, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Annual Celebration of Membership
Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aurora Country Club, 1548 Prairie St., Aurora

Grand Opening: Woodforest National Bank
Thursday, Nov. 16, 4 – 6:00 p.m.
140 S. River St, Ste. 114, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Red Kettle Kick-Off: Salvation Army
Monday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
Paramount Grand Gallery, 23 E. Galena Ave. Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 6:30 p.m.

Coffee & Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Painters District Council #30
1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora

Holiday Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening: Homewood Suites
Thursday, Dec. 7, 3:30 – 8 p.m.
4320 Meridian Parkway, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

Business After Hours: First American Bank
Thursday, Dec. 14, 5 – 7 p.m.
3054 E. New York Street, Aurora

Giving Tuesday

Public Policy Update
For the latest in public policy news, be sure and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Ill. Veterans to be Honored, Recognized

Ill. Bond Sale Allows Bill Payment

Ill. GA: Inspector General Appointed

Ill. GA: Sexual Harassment Bill Sent to Governor

Ill. GA: Telecommunications Modernization

Ill. GA: Wage History

Ill. GA: Veto Session Concludes

Member News
If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurorachamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.

Paramount Theatre Wins Eight Jeff Awards

Section of River Street to Close Until 2019

IMSA Named Winner of 16th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

IMSA Announces Dr. Kelly Page as Research Fellow

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
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Ill. Bond Sale Allows Bill Payment

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Bond sale allows State to pay off more than $3 billion in past-due bills. The money was transferred to the Office of the Illinois Comptroller, which was authorized to sign checks to make the payments. The payment cycle reduced the estimated quantity of past-due bills owed by the State from more than $16.5 billion to less than $13.3 billion. Even after this payment cycle, Illinois continues to owe a significant quantity of past-due bills. Illinois has the lowest credit rating of the 50 states, with ratings posted by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s at the lowest rank available for investment-grade entities qualified to borrow money in the debt markets.

The $3 billion funds transfer resulted from major new bond packages issued and sold by the State in October 2017. The bonds were authorized by the General Assembly and were sold bearing interest rates averaging 3.50%. Sale of the debt was profitable for the State and its taxpayers, as it enabled the payoff of a substantial quantity of Illinois debts denominated as past-due bills. Under Illinois law, past-due bills owed by the State of Illinois that remain active and unpaid for a period of time fall under the jurisdiction of the Prompt Payment Act. Prompt Payment Act debts bear higher interest rates than the interest rates on State bonds, and so it made sense for Illinois to sell bonds to pay back part of these past-due bills.

 

Ill. GA: Inspector General Appointed

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The Legislative Ethics Commission, a bipartisan working group within the Illinois General Assembly, has appointed Julie Porter as a special legislative inspector general. A former federal prosecutor in Chicago, Porter will play a key role in the General Assembly’s internal disciplinary process for members and staff. The appointment came in the wake of a nationwide inquiry into sexual harassment in American workplaces.

Under Illinois law and the workplace policies of the Illinois General Assembly, sexual harassment is not tolerated. House Republicans and Democrats held private, in-person sexual harassment prevention training programs on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Springfield.

Reports of sexual harassment can be made on a confidential basis to the Legislative Ethics Commission. With approval of the Commission, the special legislative inspector general (LIG) will examine the reports. If a complaint appears to be valid, the LIG may conduct further inquiries, and may initiate a remediation process. In some situations, the remediation process may require a referral of a specific report and case to law enforcement.

 

Ill. GA: Sexual Harassment Bill Sent to Governor

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin authors key hotline section of sexual harassment bill sent to Governor. The Durkin proposal would create a telephone hotline for persons seeking relief in cases of sexual harassment. Examples of help that the hotline could provide could include assistance in filing a sexual harassment complaint, referral of a victim to counseling, or referral of a victim to protective services.

The Durkin proposal was included in SB 402, the omnibus sexual harassment bill that was passed unanimously by the General Assembly this week and sent to the Governor for his signature. Other sections of SB 402 provide for annual sexual harassment training sessions for State officers and employees, and create penalties for State officers and employees who violate the policies set forth in the training. The training sessions will include information to recipients of sexual harassment on how to report this conduct to the hotline and through other pathways. SB 402 was part of a package of sexual harassment reforms passed in the wake of allegations of misconduct at the Capitol. Leader Durkin authored the hotline section of the omnibus bill by sponsoring HB 4148, which was combined with other pieces to create the overall SB 402 sexual harassment bill.

 

Ill. GA: Telecommunications Modernization

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Business groups testified in House and Senate committees in favor of a proposal enabling the implementation of small cell “networks” in Illinois by telecommunication companies. With mobile data traffic expected to double annually, small cell base stations are set to play an important role in expanding the capacity of retailers to meet the technological demands of the consumer for highly customized, on-demand services. At a time when consumers are relying on smartphones and tablets more than ever for their shopping needs small cells address coverage, capacity, and reliability concerns to ultimately enable a superior experience both consumers and retailers and the use of cutting edge, data intensive technologies not only in retail but all business sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, and finance. To meet these demands, SB 1451 (Sen. Terry Link, D-Gurnee/Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Oak Lawn) updates the regulatory framework to enable the latest technology networks, like 5G, that depend on deploying a large volume of small cells.

SB 1451 passed both the House and the Senate and now will be sent to the Governor for his signature.

Ill. GA: Wage History

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Last week, several House Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in overriding the Governor’s veto of the Pay History Prohibition legislation, HB 2462 (Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin/Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie). The bill sought to prohibit an employer from asking job applicants their wage or salary history. The idea is that women are getting paid less than men and this follows them from job to job. The theory is that if an employer is not be able to ask about a person’s previous wage they will be paid more.

In reality, the bill does a great deal more than just prohibit employers from asking about prior wages and salaries. It does not allow a company to base an employee’s salary or raise on seniority, merit, or quality or quantity of production. These are the current defenses to an unequal pay claim in Illinois and almost every other state. Courts have repeatedly upheld these process as legitimate business measures that protect and promote employees. HB 2462 would have prohibited a company from using these common sense and practical measures as defenses if an employee can find any “alternative practice” used by any company in the United States for a similar job. In Illinois, a state of just under 13 million people, only 266 claims have been filed in the last four years. Only 13 claims were found to have any merit. Only ½ of 1% of all businesses in Illinois are responsible for any paid out unequal pay claims. Companies spent more money defending frivolous claims than unequal pay claims were awarded by the courts. Frivolous claims will only be exacerbated by the fact the legislation also provides for additional penalties that includes but is not limited to compensatory damages, punitive damages, and special damages. Additionally, a claimant would be allowed to pursue federal damages in addition to the state damages. Unfortunately for all, this all could have been avoided if compromise was alive and well in Springfield.

When it became clear that lawmakers understood the overreach of the legislation in lieu of the offered compromise by the business coalition and there was not enough votes for the override, the proponents drafted another ‘compromise’ that removed one minor penalty but left the remaining six penalties in the legislation and made no other substantive changes or considered the aforementioned Massachusetts model. Lawmakers in the Senate responded to this faux compromise by sustaining the veto by a vote of 29-17-1.

Thank those legislators who voted to sustain the Governor’s veto. The advocacy groups continue to reject compromise and have vowed to re-introduce the legislation next year.

Ill. GA: Veto Session Concludes

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Last week in Springfield, lawmakers returned for the final scheduled week of the 2017 Veto Session. Lawmakers returned amongst a maelstrom over allegations of sexual harassment.

In between House and Senate sexual harassment training seminars, lawmakers continued to override some of Governor Bruce Rauner’s total vetoes and amendatory vetoes. Of the 39 total vetoes issued by the Governor, 15 were overridden while 22 were sustained. The rest were not called for an override so the veto stands. Of the 10 amendatory vetoes issued by the Governor, three were overridden, three were sustained, and four were not called for an override or acceptance of the amendatory veto.

Although a surprising number of the Governor’s vetoes were rejected by lawmakers, they were unable to override the Right-to-Work veto that provides the foundation for his Turnaround Agenda.

A few vetoes that were not called for an override as sponsors did not have the requisite votes for an override. These included Geo-location (HB 3449), Workers Compensation ‘Reform’ (HB 2525), and $15 Minimum Wage (SB 81). The sponsor of the minimum wage bill specifically stated that she did not have enough support in the Senate for an override.

2018 Session Schedule

Both the House and Senate will not return until Jan. 23, 2018, when they will return for the beginning of spring session. The 2018 legislative calendars for each chamber were released this week. You can view the House schedule here and the Senate schedule here.

 

Aurora Chamber Member News for Week of Nov. 6

Monday, November 6th, 2017
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95.9 The River
Aaron’s
Above Board Indoor Environmental
Accurate Personnel
Advance Auto Parts
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora Bank & Trust
Aurora Limousine
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Beans Greens Proteins
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Steel Hockey Team
City Segment
ComEd
Company 251
Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.
CyrusOne
Do or Dye Designs
Dolan & Murphy
Downtown Auroran Magazine
Eagle Digital Marketing
Endiro Coffee
First Secure Community Bank
Gateway Mortgage Group
Kluber Architects + Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Magick Woods, Inc.
Magnetrol International, Inc.
MedCom Group, LLC
Meyer Wealth Advisors
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
OnLight Aurora
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pilmer Real Estate
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
Pure Skin Solutions, LLC
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
S&S Metal Recyclers II
ServPro of Aurora
Sign*A*Rama
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Staffing Network, LLC & QPA
Steffes & Associates Language and Translation (SALT)
Stonebridge Country Club
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
The Voice
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Woodforest National Bank
World Finance Corporation
WSPY

Welcome New Members

Gateway Mortgage Group (Elite)
Rick Wood
1952 McDowell Road, Naperville
(331) 215-8961
Mortgage Companies

SternMaid America, LLC
William Solomon
3565 Butterfield Road, Unit 11, Aurora
(630) 270-1100
Manufacturers

 

Contact Us

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

 

 

Celebrating Our Members
2017 Annual Celebration of Membership
presented by

First Secure Community Bank

Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aurora Country Club

This year’s Annual Celebration of Membership will showcase regional employers that have embraced the Connect. Grow. Influence. benefits of Aurora Chamber membership. We want to recognize and share stories that have helped build our community.

Each member of the Aurora Chamber is important – whether a solopreneur or an employer of hundreds. With this diversity, our region remains strong – and a strong community creates more jobs, products, services, and opportunity.

The 2017 Annual Celebration of Membership is sponsored in part by Northwestern Medicine, BMO Harris Bank, Earthmover Credit Union, and Waubonsee Community College.

Please join us for this annual celebration.

To register, visit http://business.aurorachamber.com/Events/details/2017-annual-celebration-of-membership-14579

Asbury Gardens

A great ribbon cutting to celebrate the new look of Asbury Gardens. It is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your expanded services, remodel, and great team. Thanks to Mayor Dale Berman of Village of North Aurora and everyone that came out to celebrate this grand event. For photos of Asbury’s remodel and the event, visit the Facebook photo album.

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Did You Know….
We help our members grow by providing educational workshops and business-savings programs that increase their bottom line and by providing promotional opportunities and market intelligence to increase their customer base. For information on any of these programs, contact your Chamber team.
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State Farm

Congratulations Danielle Rouille State Farm on your ribbon cutting celebrating your new space and business in North Aurora. For more photos of the event, visit our Facebook photo album.

Grand Re-Opening: Tease Arial, Dance & Fitness
Friday, Nov. 10, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
4014 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Annual Celebration of Membership
Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aurora Country Club, 1548 Prairie St., Aurora

Grand Opening: Woodforest National Bank
Thursday, Nov. 16, 4 – 6:00 p.m.
140 S. River St, Ste. 114, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Red Kettle Kick-Off: Salvation Army
Monday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
Paramount Grand Gallery, 23 E. Galena Ave. Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 6:30 p.m.

Coffee & Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Painters District Council #30
1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora

Holiday Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening: Homewood Suites
Thursday, Dec. 7, 3:30 – 8 p.m.
4320 Meridian Parkway, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

Giving Tuesday

Public Policy Update
For the latest in public policy news, be sure and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Visit the Chamber blog:

This Week in Illinois

Manufacturing: Perception vs. Reality

Illinois Jobs

Illinois: Gambling

Illinois Education

Illinois: Opioid Epidemic

Member News
Sound the Alarm

Great things happen when Chamber members get together. The Aurora Regional Fire Museum held their “Sound the Alarm” fundraiser at Gillerson’s Grubbery with Chamber members Two Brothers Roundhouse, Reuland Food Service, Leland Legends Pub & Grill, and Gillerson’s competed in the chili cook-off. For more photos, visit our Facebook photo album.

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurorachamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.

Section of River Street to Close Until 2019

IMSA Named Winner of 16th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

IMSA Announces Dr. Kelly Page as Research Fellow

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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This Week in Illinois

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Illinois General Assembly looks to return to Springfield to finish the second and final week of Fall veto session.  Several bills and issues remain on the docket.

 

Outstanding Legislation 

  • SB 1451 (Link/K. Burke) is a bill designed to help attract small cell technology to enable the next generation of wireless connectivity, (such as 5G deployment), is up in House Public Utilities  Committee next week.   Small cells are flexible network solutions that can be readily deployed to specific locations, including those where customers are prone to experience connectivity issues or in areas that can’t effectively be served by a traditional cell tower.
  • HB 2462 (Moeller/Biss) prohibits an employer from seeking the salary, including benefits or other compensation or salary history, of a job applicant.
  • HB 302 (Martwick/Collins) is an initiative of the Treasurer’s Office that would require life insurance companies to cross-match lapsed or expired policies against the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File to find potential beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance benefits. The bill requires all insurers to search policies in force as of Jan. 1, 2012, and to Jan. 1, 2000 if a company has electronically-searchable records.
  • HB 1797 (Davis/Trotter) removes a 40-year-old debt of the Illinois International Port District that was written off by the State and the Capital Development Board 36 years ago.  The legislation does not create a $15 million windfall for the Port or create a $15 million hole for the State.  It does allow the Port to erase this number off their books so they can make new investments in their facility and drive economic growth.

Bills Dead 

  • SB 81 (Lightford/Guzzardi) would increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for those over the age of 18 and $13 for those under the age of 18 by 2022.  The Senate sponsor indicated that she does not have the votes to override the governor’s veto.
  • HB 3449 (Williams/T. Cullerton) will not move this fall.  Otherwise known as the ‘geolocation bill,’ this bill would have had immense impact on our state’s thriving technology sector.  The bill would have prohibited private entities from receiving location information from a device until users are put through a consent process that would be long and cumbersome to both app developers, businesses, and the consumers.
  • Workers’ compensation measures  HB 2622 and HB 2525 are now officially dead.

 

Chamber Member News for Week of Oct. 30

Monday, October 30th, 2017
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95.9 The River
Aaron’s
Above Board Indoor Environmental
Accurate Personnel
Advance Auto Parts
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora Bank & Trust
Aurora Limousine
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Beans Greens Proteins
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Steel Hockey Team
City Segment
ComEd
Company 251
Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.
CyrusOne
Do or Dye Designs
Dolan & Murphy
Downtown Auroran Magazine
Eagle Digital Marketing
Endiro Coffee
First Secure Community Bank
Kluber Architects + Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Magick Woods, Inc.
Magnetrol International, Inc.
MedCom Group, LLC
Meyer Wealth Advisors
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Old Second National Bank
OnLight Aurora
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pilmer Real Estate
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
Pure Skin Solutions, LLC
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
S&S Metal Recyclers II
ServPro of Aurora
Sign*A*Rama
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Staffing Network, LLC & QPA
Steffes & Associates Language and Translation (SALT)
Stonebridge Country Club
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
The Voice
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
Woodforest National Bank
World Finance Corporation
WSPY

Welcome New Members

World Finance Corporation (Elite)
Daniel Valdez-Bernal
2616 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
(630) 820-3863
Loans

MedCom Group (Elite)
Ivette Arredondo
3535 E. New York Street, Aurora
(630) 585-0400
Real Estate

 

Contact Us

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

 

 

Celebrating Our Members
2017 Annual Celebration of Membership
presented by

First Secure Community Bank

Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aurora Country Club

This year’s Annual Celebration of Membership will showcase regional employers that have embraced the Connect. Grow. Influence. benefits of Aurora Chamber membership. We want to recognize and share stories that have helped build our community.

Each member of the Aurora Chamber is important – whether a solopreneur or an employer of hundreds. With this diversity, our region remains strong – and a strong community creates more jobs, products, services, and opportunity.

The 2017 Annual Celebration of Membership is sponsored in part by Northwestern Medicine, BMO Harris Bank, Earthmover Credit Union, and Waubonsee Community College.

Please join us for this annual celebration.

To register, visit http://business.aurorachamber.com/Events/details/2017-annual-celebration-of-membership-14579

Tips

Did You Know….
We help our members grow by providing educational workshops and business-savings programs that increase their bottom line and by providing promotional opportunities and market intelligence to increase their customer base. For information on any of these programs, contact your Chamber team.
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Timeless Treasures

We celebrated the opening of Your Timeless Treasures this week with a ribbon cutting. Thank you to everyone who turned out for the event. For more photos, visit our Facebook page.

Ribbon Cutting: State Farm – Danielle Rouille
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
43 S. Randall Rd, North Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Grand Re-Opening: Asbury Gardens
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4 – 7:30 p.m.
210 Airport Rd, North Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Grand Re-Opening: Tease Arial, Dance & Fitness
Friday, Nov. 10, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
4014 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Annual Celebration of Membership
Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aurora Country Club, 1548 Prairie St., Aurora

Grand Opening: Woodforest National Bank
Thursday, Nov. 16, 4 – 6:00 p.m.
140 S. River St, Ste. 114, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Red Kettle Kick-Off: Salvation Army
Monday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
Paramount Grand Gallery, 23 E. Galena Ave. Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 6:30 p.m.

Coffee & Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Painters District Council #30
1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora

Holiday Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening: Homewood Suites
Thursday, Dec. 7, 3:30 – 8 p.m.
4320 Meridian Parkway, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

Giving Tuesday

Public Policy Update
For the latest in public policy news, be sure and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Visit the Chamber blog:

Ill. Budget Update

Rep. David Harris Latest to Announce

Manufacturing: Perception vs. Reality

Three More Ill. Legislators Announce Retirement

Gov. Rauner Vetoes Geolocation Bill to Protect Business

Illinois Jobs

Bipartisan Legislation an Important Tool for Job Growth in Illinois

Illinois: Gambling

Illinois Education

Illinois: Opioid Epidemic

Economic Development: Amazon

Reps. Currie, Sente to Retire; AG Madigan Out

Procurement Streamlining a Win for Illinois Business

Ill. Senate, House Release Fall Veto Schedules

New UI Process Streamlines Tax Experience

U.S. Chamber: Tax Reform

U.S. Chamber: Overtime Rule Update

New Form I-9 Required by Sept. 18, 2017

Member News
Do or Dye Designs

Congratulations Do or Dye Designs on their recent ribbon cutting. For more photos of the event visit our Facebook album.

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurorachamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.

IMSA Announces Dr. Kelly Page as Research Fellow

DecisionOne Dental Welcomes West Aurora Family Dental

Protection from Discrimination

Give Military Members a Gift from Home

Valley Fastener Group to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day

Free Fall Leaf Collection Begins Oct. 16

Aurora Enters Nationwide Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge

2017 IN2@IMSA Fall FUNshops

2018 USA Badminton Junior National Championships to be Held in Aurora Area

Oct. 1: National Mental Health Week

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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