UPCOMING EVENTS.. ..
Luncheon – Technology Panel
Bloomingdale Golf Club
5:30-7:30 – all
Hours /Grand Opening
American Chartered Bank
Hilton Garden Inn/St.
$20/members; $25/visitors – all
Citizen of the
6pm-9pm; Music till
$30 call Kelly 630.529.0234
on a Roll” – roll dice to change tables
5 Star Business
Al Lautenslager Keynote speaker
120 Exhibitor booths open 10am-
Multi Chamber Luncheon
and Wheaton at
Reverse Raffle –
don’t miss it!
Noon Shotgun start
|Technology Panel at January 11th Luncheon
- Do you want a better image on the Net?
- Do you ever lose a sale because a customer
couldn't reach you in time?
- Are you taking advantage of technlogy that will
- Are you concerned about cyber-crime and how it
may affect your business?
- Now that you have a website, do you know how
to promote it?
For answers to these type of questions and a great
deal of networking, don't miss our next luncheon on
Wednesday, January 11th at the Holiday Inn from
11:30am to 1:15pm.
Joining us as a part of a "Technology Panel" will
be chamber members Dale Crittenden/DuPage Cellular,
Ed Smith/Illinois Inteleweb, Leon Chen/Kydia, Inc.,
and Thomas Leo/ez2ba.com. These experts will touch
on subjects pertinent to growing your business and
keeping your finger on the pulse of today's
While you are being caught up
on all this, you will be able to enjoy a lunch of:
Caesar Salad, 4 Cheese Lasagna, Garlic Bread,
Broccoli, Hazelnut Gelato. Cost is $20/members,
Don't forget to drop your
business card for a chance to be chosen
as "Featured Business of the Month" and be
highlighted on our website. Our luncheons have been
averaging betweek 70-120 people, so it's valuable for
you to spend your time with us!
Mini-exhibitors -- this month:
Donna Schroeder/2nd Opinion- Nutrition
National City Bank
Barry Kenis/Village Profile
Steve DeSitter/DeSitter Carpet
Jim Fruzyna/Squeegee Bros
Jennifer Tohtz/Dinner by Design
Randy Weissenhofer/State Farm
the "Techno Table"
||RSVP for the Jan. 11th Luncheon .. ..
|Kick-Off a Fabulous Five Star Expo with an After Hours
Picture six chambers holding a networking event.
Visualize a speaker telling you how you can grow your
business. Think about learning more about a very
popular Business Expo. And now find out it's all FREE!
You can't go wrong! Come to the 5 Star
Business Expo Kick-off Event on Thursday, January
12th at the Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Rd,
Bloomingdale from 5:30-7:30pm.
members and exhibitors, get tips on a great Expo
experience, and hear best-selling author and
marketing guru, Al Lautenslager speak on marketing
to grow your business.
Don't forget to bring
a LOT of
business cards. RSVP to (630) 665-3325. Help us kick
off the 10th annual Five Star Expo!
|After Hours/Grand Opening of American Chartered Bank
Our After Hours for January will be the Grand Opening
of American Chartered Bank, 485 Army Trail Rd,
Bloomingdale. Join us on Thursday, January 19th from
5:00-8:00pm as Lynn Tumminaro and crew invite us
to their beautiful new facility. Be greeted by a butler
and treated to music, hors d'oeuvres and
cocktails. RSVP by January 9th to Lynn Tumminaro at 630-510-4310.
Thank you, Lynn!
||For more info.. ..
|Advertise in the Chamber Map -- soon!
Advertising opportunities for the 2006 Chamber Map
will end February 1st. New this year is the online
access to the map with each advertiser's location
pinpointed on the map and opportunity to link to your
company website. Contact Barry Kenis @ Village
Profile if interested: 630.479.1526. This publication
will be a very attractive product and a valuable
|Celebrate 10 Years with the 5 Star Expo
Celebrating ten years, the Five Star Business Expo
will be held once again at Indian Lakes Resort on
FRIDAY, February 17th. Come and see 120 exhibitors
from six chambers - Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale,
Carol Stream, Glendale Heights and Wheaton -- and
hear SEMINAR speakers throughout the day.
Beginning at 9:00am with Keynote Speaker, Al
Lautenslager on marketing your business,
this expo will have booths open from 10:00am until
There are still openings for
exhibitors for the fee of $225 For a registration form,
schedule and a listing of participating businesses, see
the link below. Your business card is your admission
to this FREE and fabulous business expo. See you
||For Registration form, Schedule, Participants.. ..
|Women In Business Luncheon on January 27th
Have you had the chance to experience the new
Carol Stream Chamber Women In Business yet? Make
a New Year's Resolution to do so and you can start
on January 27th.
Open to all chamber
members, this group features events catering to
women's issues. Those who have attended have
witnessed the unique and wonderful energy of this
With its ever-changing venue, the
January luncheon will be held at Chamber member
Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles from 11:30-1:30pm.
Nicki Anderson/Reality Fitness will speak
on “Getting Past Diets & On With Your Life”
also Craig Ochoa will present "FOOTBALL 101"
just in time for the Super Bowl!
for this month will be Western DuPage Special
Recreation Association who is in need of art supplies.
If you bring the following to the luncheon, you will
receive a raffle ticket for each item brought: Glue,
tempera paints, nice paint brushes, nice regular
scissors as well as decorative scissors, water color
paper or paper of any kind, beads/sequins or other
embellishments, quality art stores supplies, chalks, oil
pastels, colored pencils.
We thank Novatoo Audio Visual for sponsoring the
audio equipment and Donna Schroeder/2nd Opinion
Nutrition, a raffle sponsor for the WIB meeting.
Cost is $20/Chamber members and $25/visitors.
There is a Special VIP Raffle - Sign up and pre-pay
by January 15th and qualify for our VIP Raffle.
The following is an unsolicited testimonial
from a Carol Stream Chamber member:
was a cold
December 7th (single digit temps) and
I was on my way to
a meeting at The Holiday Inn with a fellow WIB
committee member when my tire burst and I was
stranded on North Avenue and Kuhn. No problem, I
thought I have a motor club who will help me out -
after 20 minutes on hold and then being hung up on,
I started to panic. I finally got through to my motor
club and they said it could be a 2-1/2 hour wait!
Would I run out of gas by then and be freezing? But
then I looked down at the material I was bringing
with me to the meeting and right on top was The
Official 2005-2006 CSC Business and Community
Directory. I flipped to Auto Repair and found Bartel's.
They arrived within 10 minutes and took care of my
Don't underestimate the power of
book and keep one handy at all times! Don't forget
to pass them on too to your friends and neighbors!
"Before you go to the mall, give ME a call"
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.. .. POSTAGE will increase on
January 8th to 39 cents (first class letter). Did you
upgrade your postal meter? www.usps.com for more
info.. .. Join STAPLES for a special
V.I.P. event on Tues., January 17th
from 9am-2pm. Food and giveaways. Staples is
located at 525 W. Army Trail at Kuhn Road.. .. .. You
are also invited to the Grand Opening
of Dinner by
Design, 366 W Amy Trail Rd Suite 360,
on Fri., Jan. 20th beginning at 9am.. .. ..