Paramount Theatre Wins Eight Jeff Awards

November 8th, 2017


PARAMOUNT THEATRE WINS EIGHT JEFF AWARDS

We are so excited and thrilled to announce that Paramount Theatre is taking home eight Jeff Awards for the 2016-2017 Season, including Best Large Musical, Best Director and Best Actor for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. After just three years of eligibility and a whopping 45 nominations, this brings our total wins to 16 Jeff Awards with an undefeated title for Best Large Musical. Congratulations to all our nominees and the amazing casts, crew, production teams and staff who put their passion into these productions every day. A special shout-out to our incredible and inspiring Artistic Director Jim Corti and the man who started it all with a simple dream, President & CEO Tim Rater. Without both their vision and leadership, none of this would be possible. A big thank you to the rest of our Paramount family, the best subscribers and patrons a theatre could ask for. We did it!

and the winners are…

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Scenic Design — Large — Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Costume Design — Large — Theresa Ham

Puppet Design — Jesse Mooney-Bullock

SWEENEY TODD

Production — Musical — Large

Director — Musical or Revue — Jim Corti

Principal Actor — Musical — Paul-Jordan Jansen (Sweeney Todd)

Lighting Design — Large — Nick Belley and Jesse Klug

Music Direction — Tom Vendafreddo

 

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Aurora Chamber Member News for Week of Nov. 6

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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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

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.

 

Section of River Street to Close Until 2019

November 5th, 2017

Beginning, Monday, Nov. 6, there will be lane closures and alternate traffic patterns on River Street between Prairie Street and North Avenue as an environmental cleanup project for Nicor Gas and ComEd begins a new phase.

Drivers will be directed to follow the detour using Prairie, Lake, and Gale streets.

The intersection of Prairie and River, and the intersection of North Avenue and River, will remain open initially. However, later in the project the intersection of North Avenue and River Street will be closed.

In addition, the following alternate traffic patterns will be in place:

  • Left turns onto River Street from westbound North Avenue are restricted. Drivers will only be able to turn right on northbound River. Drivers will need to follow the detour taking River Street to Gale to Lake to Prairie back to River to go south on River Street.
  • Left turns onto River Street from eastbound Prairie are restricted. Drivers will only be able to turn right on southbound River Street.  Drivers will need to follow the detour taking Lake to Gale to River to go northbound on River Street.

During the initial phase of work, trucks will use the same posted detour as cars.  A separate truck detour will be posted in later phases of the project, when the intersection of North Avenue and River Street is closed.

The project is expected to be completed in 18 months, conditions permitting.

IMSA Named Winner of 16th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

October 31st, 2017

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) was named a winner of the 16th annual Chicago Innovation Awards for its new innovation center, IN2. The winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Monday, Oct. 30, with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders, and supporters of innovation in attendance. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 16th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year.

In true entrepreneurial spirit, IN2 Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation & Inquiry, IMSA’s startup raised $2M in private funds from alumni, corporations, foundations and friends. Illinois’ first secondary education innovation center, IN2 is an incubator for the next generation of discoverers, creators and thinkers through STEM entrepreneurship and makerspace education.

“Our vision is to create a model for U.S. education that empowers young people to transform their ideas into reality and into solutions to the complex social challenges of our time through entrepreneurship and innovation,” explains IMSA President Dr. José Torres.

IN2 collaborates with corporate partners that include British Petroleum, ComEd, Caterpillar, First National Bank, and organizations such as Illinois Computing Educators. Additionally, IN2@IMSA has partnerships with Illinois higher education including Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern, and the University of Illinois. Volunteer idea baristas – community members with specific areas of expertise – assist students and community startups in idea development and guide them to take their concept to the next level.

“Chicago’s innovators continue to demonstrate the breadth of innovation found in the Chicago region, cutting across all industries, sectors and sizes,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards.

The winning organizations receive a variety of honors including the opportunity to ring the NASDAQ Bell in New York City, and meetings with the Mayor, Governor and Cook County President.

“(More than) 530 organizations nominated for this year’s awards,” said Luke Tanen, executive director of the Chicago Innovation Awards. “As a group, these nominees generated record totals in economic output, with nearly $3.4 billion in new revenues achieved from their new products and services, along with the creation of (more than) 15,000 new jobs. The winners represent the best from this very impressive group.”

The complete list of this year’s Chicago Innovation Award winners can be found at www.chicagoinnovation.com.

Chamber Member News for Week of Oct. 30

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.
Premier Members
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Calendar of Events
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
This email was sent by Bee Atomic on behalf of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Tips for Organizations Participating in #GivingTuesday

October 24th, 2017

Member News for Week of Oct. 23, 2017

October 23rd, 2017
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October 23, 2017
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Elite Members

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+Intention
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.
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)
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
The Voice
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
WSPY
Woodforest National Bank

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

Did You Know….
The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce exists to be the Catalyst for business growth and success. We work with policy makers to influence legislation that encourages job creation and business expansion. To learn more about our legislative agenda, visit AuroraChamber.com.
Premier Members
Premier Members
Calendar of Events
Grand Opening: Do or Dye Designs
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
24 S. Stolp Ave, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, Oct. 26, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr.
Sponsored by Leave Me Bee

Grand Opening: Timeless Treasures
Thursday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
61 S. Broadway St, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

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.

For more Chamber and community events, visit the AuroraChamber.com calendar of events.

Our Week in Review with Members
To check out a recent ribbon cutting at West Aurora Family Dental, visit here. Boutiques Repeats & Gifts celebrated 11 years in Aurora with a ribbon cutting. The Makers Space at Aurora Public Library hosted a Business Before Hours and showcased their new technology.
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
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
This email was sent by Bee Atomic on behalf of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Announces Dr. Kelly Page as Research Fellow

October 17th, 2017

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) announces that Dr. Kelly Page will be leading a nine-month ethnographic research project on “Developing Social Leaders Leadership at IMSA”.

Page will be working as a Research Fellow to discover and uncover stories of social leadership, social mediated literacies, and the social design principles of IMSA as a recognized global leader in developing social leaders through its STEM teaching and learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship programs.

Page will be an active member of the IMSA community, working on campus and attending social and student activities to learn about the IMSA experience first-hand and the social impact of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This research will inform how social leadership is considered in leading learning communities and the development of social leaders to participate across a multiplicity of mediated social spaces and communities.

“When I was first introduced to the story of IMSA, I quickly realized in its social design, it is not your typical public high school. Here, young people participate with faculty in learning experiences designed to expose them to a multiplicity of social ways learning occurs, including being given the space to lead their own learning and leadership across the school. This context, as well as boasting notable social tech leaders behind YouTube, PayPal, Yelp and OK Cupid as IMSA Alumni, I considered IMSA as the perfect social learning laboratory to explore the design principles of what social leaders of tomorrow, to lead a better world would embody,” stated Page.

Page works at the intersection of social learning, communications, and social media participation. She is the founder and curator of Live What You Love, LLC, a social-design studio impacting social change. She has more than 18 years of experience working in social design and social learning of social media for startup to Fortune 500 companies, creating truly social cultures, brands, and leaders. Her work has been published in leading peer-reviewed business, education, and technology journals and featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and Wall Street Journal. She has received awards from IDMA and a BIMA – Best in British Digital. Page is regularly invited to speak on topics such as social leadership, the art of social media and women in business, technology, and leadership. She has spoken at TEDx, Ignite, and Pecha Kucha and opened TEDx Cardiff with her talk “Rediscovering Friendship.”

DecisionOne Dental Welcomes West Aurora Family Dental

October 16th, 2017

West Aurora Family Dental to Host an Open House on Oct. 18, 2017

West Aurora Family Dental, formally known as Bancroft Family Dental, introduces JoLynn Janckila who has taken over the practice after the recent passing of Dr. Bancroft.

West Aurora Family Dental is now a part of the DecisionOne Dental Partners network. “Dr. Bancroft was foremost in our minds, as we searched for a dentist whose values would align with his. We know Dr. Janckila was the right choice because like Dr. Bancroft, she is committed to improving the health of her patients through excellent and thorough dental care,” said Dr. AJ Acierno, DecisionOne Dental CEO.

Dr. Janckila received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University-Illinois, and has been working the last two years as an associate dentist at a private practice in Janesville, Wisconsin. Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from South Dakota State University, where she was a member of the women’s Varsity Soccer team. With her recent engagement, she has now moved to Aurora with her fiancé, Ryan, and their dog, Cooper.

“I share Dr. Bancroft’s passion for using creativity and artistry in dentistry. My goal is to make sure each and every patient has a healthy and beautiful smile,” said Dr. Janckila.

In recognition of Dr. Bancroft, for every patient visiting office in the next six months Dr. Janckila will make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Dr. Bancroft’s name and there will be a card at the practice for patients to sign. An open house will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. for patients to meet Dr. Janckila. West Aurora Family Dental is located at 1940 W Galena Blvd #7 in Aurora.