For more information contact the chamber.
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Bad Monkey Circus Ad Agency
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Basil’s Greek Dining
Chicago Premium Outlets
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Create Cut Invent
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Dreyer Occupational Health Services
Fox Valley Country Club
Global Data Sciences
Ice Miller LLP
Idea Marketing Group
KING Industrial & Installation Service, Inc.
Konen Insurance Agency
Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, P.C.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Mortgage Services III, LLC
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 501
Provena Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
River West Radiation Therapy Center
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recycling
Safeguard Construction Co.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
State Farm Insurance Companies
St. Charles Bank & Trust
Stumm Insurance, LLC
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Wee-Dee’s North Aurora
WERV FM Radio (Next Media)
St. Charles Bank & Trust
411 W. Main Str.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Laptop LCD Screen and
DC Jack Repair
Rudy & Gloria Pitts
1659 Cumberland Rd.
Aurora, IL 60504
1901 S. Meyers Rd., Ste. 310
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
1650 Premium Outlet Blvd., Ste. 667
Aurora, IL 60504
Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
|| 2013 Aurora Chamber Golf Classic
|| Calendar of Events
||Diversity Network: Embracing Diversity Through Opportunity
Tuesday, May 7, at 8:00 a.m.
Aurora Pancake House, 321 N. Lake Street, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting: McLaughlin & Associates
Tuesday, May 7, at 4:00 p.m.
495 N. Commons Dr., Suite 103, Aurora
Thursday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m.
Business Development Leads Group
Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 a.m.
Ribbon Cutting: Randall Town Homes
Wednesday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m.
1241 Ritter Street North Aurora
Illinois Business Day 2013
Monday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield
Coffee & Connections
Tuesday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m.
Painters District Council No. 30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Suite 201 Aurora
Business Development Leads Group
Tuesday, May 28, at 7:30 a.m.
Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, May 30, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora
NFP Alliance: Building Your Board
Friday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Sponsored by SmithAmundsen
|| Premier Members
|| Did You Know?
||April Showers Bring May Flowers and a time to “Refer a Prospective Business” month. When you refer a Prospective Member in May and they join . . . you and your business will be highlighted in our Chamber Blog and receive a complimentary eBlast ad (based on availability). Submit your referral to Jane Abe, IOM, ACE, Director of Membership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|| 2013 City Council Inauguration Set
||The Mayoral and City Council Inauguration Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. The public is invited to attend.
Judge Judith Brawka, Chief Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court, will administer the Oath of Office to seven members of the Aurora City Council and Mayor Thomas J. Weisner.
Three aldermen return to seats on the Aurora City Council including Alderman-at-Large Robert J. O’Connor, Seventh Ward Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns, and Second Ward Alderman Juany Garza.
The City of Aurora will welcome four new aldermen to the Aurora City Council: Theodoros Mesiacos of the Third Ward, William Donnell of the Fourth Ward, Edward J. Bugg of the Ninth Ward, and Lynne Johnson of the Tenth Ward.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to the general public. Parking is available at the Stolp Ave. Parking Garage at Stolp Avenue and Downer Place. Valet parking will also be available at the Paramount Theatre.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (630) 256-3010 by Monday, May 6.
|| Member News
||Restoration Techs would like to remind you, Marmion is looking for sponsors and in-kind donations for their Heroes Mud Run being held on Saturday, May 25. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a unique opportunity for you to show your support of our Heroes. A portion of proceeds will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Heart of a Marine Foundation.
On Friday, May 10, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., The Compass Church of Naperville will be hosting Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a one-day leadership event that will be broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world. Registration is available online.
Waubonsee Community College Adult Literacy Project Change a Life: Be aTutor! training session will be on Saturday, May 11, and Saturday, May 18, (both days are required) 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Elsie Mills at (630) 801-7900, ext. 4221, or email her at email@example.com.
Save The Date. GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley 7th Annual Golf Event is set for Friday, June 21, with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at Orchard Valley Golf Course in Aurora.
Naper Settlement presents “Gabbing About Gatsby”. Enjoy Gabbing about Gatsby during this Roaring Twenties trivia party from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9. This party promises to be the bee’s knees for movie goers awaiting the May premiere of “The Great Gatsby” film remake. Wear your best flapper-era accessories and join in the 1920s fun. Tickets are $23 per person and include appetizers with cash bar. Call (630) 420-6010 for reservations.
Alden of Waterford is hosting a Veterans Breakfast on Friday, May, 17 at 8:00 a.m. at 2000 Randi Drive in Aurora. The Alden of Waterford campus and area veterans will be honored at the breakfast, followed by their Summer Health Fair. RSVP to Cindy Droste (630) 899-6666 by Friday, May 10.
This year CityGate Grille’s Mother’s Day celebration will combine breakfast and lunch favorites. From an omelet station to a delicious dessert bar, CityGate Grille will be sure to please everyone’s palette. Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling (630) 718-1010.
Save the Date: Waubonsee Community College Foundation’s 26th Annual Golf Outing is Wednesday, May 29.
Finish what you started. An Adult Degree Completion Open House will be held at Aurora University, University Banquet Hall, 347 S. Gladstone, on Thursday, May 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. To register, call (630) 844-5294 or email AUadmission@aurora.edu.
Raise funds for AID (Association for Individual Development) when you register for the Fox Trot 2-mile walk being held on Saturday, May 25. Visit the Foxtrot Website for more information.
Waubonsee Community College’s Aurora Campus Early Childhood Center recently received a Quality Counts Child Care Grant through the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies. They also received a City of Aurora Community Development Block Grant to help operate the Employment Skills Program, which is a collaboration between the college and Hesed House.
On Wednesday, May 15, CityGate Grille will host their first wine dinner of 2013. Travel the globe during this one of a kind event featuring wines from around the world. Journey to France, Italy, Chile, Greece and Australia while dining on food pairings designed around the featured wines and countries of origin. The reception kicks off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the main event beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Come sample Aurora’s diverse culinary offerings at the Eleventh Annual Downtown Aurora Taste on Tuesday, May 14, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Participating restaurants are eager to offer special dishes to please your palate. Ticket books contain a parking pass and four restaurant passes (you decide which restaurants to visit from the list of participating restaurants). For more information, call (630) 415-1263.
Join Naper Settlement for Civil War Days. They will be transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19.
Join Fox Valley United Way for their Annual Breakfast celebrating a community that cares, honoring the people and organizations that have helped so many through their support. Hear testimonial from people whose lives have benefited from your generosity. This annual event provides the Fox Valley community with what has been accomplished during the past year. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 16, registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., with program beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Waubonsee Community College’s Dean for Business and Information Systems, Suzette Murray, was recently re-elected as Regional Director for Region 8 of the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE).
Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for summer programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, May 20.
The Label Printers sponsors Geneva High School’s “ROBOVIKES” Team at the FIRST Robotics Midwest Tournament. The UIC Pavilion in Chicago was once again rockin’ for the FIRST Robotics Program’s Midwest Regional competition on April 5 and 6. Geneva High School’s Robotics Team – the Robovikes – competed against 54 teams who came to this regional championship from five states and Turkey. The competition challenges high school students, working with professional mentors, to design, build and program a competitive robot.
|| Topinka: Flood Recovery Payments
to Take Priority
||Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka released the following statement on Wednesday to announce that her office will prioritize state payments to assist with flood recovery efforts:
“Recent storms and flooding have destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of residents in every part of our state. Many of those hit by this ‘once in a lifetime’ flood are struggling with what to do next, and in need of immediate help to rebuild and recover.
“To that end, the Comptroller’s Office stands ready to work with businesses impacted by this natural disaster to prioritize delayed state payments. Likewise, the office will prioritize state payments for businesses contracting for clean-up and recovery efforts in counties declared state disaster areas, including: Adams, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Cook, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Fulton, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, Mercer, Morgan, Ogle, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Scott, Stark, Tazewell, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford.
To address payments, businesses are encouraged to contact the Comptroller’s Office at (217) 782-6000.