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Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Bad Monkey Circus Ad Agency
Balihoo Productions
Barracuda Exteriors, LLC
Basil’s Greek Dining
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Chawla & Associates, Inc.
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Create Cut Invent
Cube 214 Consulting
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Downtown Auroran Magazine
Dreyer Occupational Health Services
Express Employment Professionals
Fox Valley Country Club
Harris, NA
Ice Miller LLP
Idea Marketing Group
Imprint Enterprises Inc.
Kelmscott Communications
KING Industrial & Installation Service, Inc.
Konen Insurance Agency
Kunkel & Associates, Inc.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
Meade Industries
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Mortgage Services III, LLC
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Piper’s Banquets
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 501
Provena Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
River West Radiation Therapy Center
Rockpoint Logistics
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Safeguard Construction Co.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
ServPro of Aurora
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Stumm Insurance, LLC
S&S Metal Recycling
TCE Company
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Wee-Dee’s North Aurora
Weldstar Company
WERV FM Radio (Next Media)
Westfield Fox Valley

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Leadership Academy 2012 Opens Registrations
The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy is offered to representatives of member businesses and organizations and is designed to prepare a select group of qualified candidates for future leadership roles in the Aurora area.

PETER TARGOS, CATERPILLAR: “We all learned how to improve our personal leadership skills, how those skills are used locally by leaders in our community, and most importantly how we can apply what we learned through practice and giving back to our community.”

During the past three decades, more than 400 have graduated from the program. Alumni have moved up the corporate ladder to executive positions; they have been elected or appointed to leadership roles in local and state government; they have become involved in numerous boards and advisory groups in the community.

For additional details, visit the Leadership Academy page at today.

Calendar of Events
Ambassadors Meeting
Thursday, August 16, at 12:00 p.m.
Chamber offices

Ribbon Cutting: World Finance, Ogden Ave.
Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 a.m.
2616 Ogden Unit C, Aurora

Ribbon Cutting: World Finance, Galena Blvd.
Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 p.m.
2150 W. Galena, Aurora

Business Development Workshops & Opportunity Fair
Thursday, August 23, at 7:30 a.m.
Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora

Business Development Leads Group
Tuesday, August 28, 7:30 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, August 30, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Cafe, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora

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Member News
Boat builders are gathering crews and designs for the 10th annual Fox Valley United Way Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park in Aurora. Come out and celebrate the kick-off of the United Way’s 2012-2013 fundraising campaign. Boater set-up begins at 8:30 a.m. Race starts at 10 a.m. Registration is limited; contact the United Way for details.

Just a reminder that as an Aurora Chamber member, you receive discounts to Chicagoland Speedway’s once-in-a-lifetime races next month. Visit their website and use discount code 1CLS2012 for great discounts.

Michael Elliott, AIA, LEED AP, REFP, and Clayton Haldeman, AIA, LEED AP, REFP of Kluber Architects + Engineers have earned their REFP (recognized educational facility planner) certification. Congratulations!

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. was recently named one of the top 10 design firms in the Midwest by Engineering News Record. CMT has offices throughout the Midwest, including Aurora , Chicago, Springfield, and Rockford.

Association for Individual Development will host its annual auction on Friday, Sept. 14, featuring raffle baskets, Dutch auction, as well as silent and live auctions. For information and weekly updates, visit AID online.

Illinois Chamber is hosting Small Business Conference on September 25 at Tinley Park Convention Center. To register, e-mail Jeanine.

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