May 2006 May Newsletter
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Thank you for taking the time to read this electronic newsletter! We want to update you on a few important events, some in May and some a little later.

Business After Hours

Our May After Hours will be a joint chamber event as the West Chicago Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Carol Stream Chamber join for an event at St. Andrews Golf Club. Beginning at 5:00pm, you will enjoy networking with our own members, as well as those from West Chicago.

St. Andrews is located on the east side of Route 59, north of North Avenue (Rte. 63) in West Chicago.

RSVP and let us know if you'll be coming. This event is FREE and don't forget to bring business cards!

WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Marketing for All!

It's rare that a business has more customers than it knows what to do with. If you need a BOOST in your marketing, why not join us at the May 15th Women In Business Luncheon. While most programs cover issues for women, Pat Price of The Price Group's presentation will benefit both genders. Yes, men are welcome, too!

Her topic will be: ''Attention-Grabbing Marketing'' which will cover tips and advice for getting the most out of your marketing with proven attention-grabbing techniques!

The luncheon will be held at: Glendale Lakes Golf Club, 1550 President, Glendale Heights from 11:30am- 1:30pm. Cost is $20 for Chamber members and $25 for visitors.

Bring school supplies to benefit Outreach Community Center and you will get a second chance at winning a free luncheon. If you have not yet attended a WIB event, you are really missing out! RSVP to Nan at (630) 665-3325

Tidbits.. ..

Want us to get the 'word out' for you? Include a flyer in the next Chamber newsletter! If you bring us 400 flyers and $120 we will stuff, stamp and seal FOR you while you play golf, shop with our chamber businesses or catch up on other work. May 25th is the deadline for the June newsletter .. .. ..Congrats to our "Featured Businesses of the Month (April): West Suburban Travelers Limousine, Inc ~ Keegan Interiors, Ltd ~ American Commercial Real Estate, Inc. ~ American Cleaning & Restoration .. .. .. Don't forget to SHOP THE CHAMBER as you plan your graduations and spring/summer events. We have members who will help you clean your home, bake for you, make your yard look wonderful, deliver balloons and flowers, supply you with beverage of choice and much more! Think of the Chamber when you choose those gifts for others' parties, too!.. .. .. .. Learn how easy it is to be self-employed as two of our members team up to present a May 18th workshop at National City Bank with Hurst Consulting. It's free! Call (630) 784-8590 for more info.. .. ..July 18th -- GOLF CLASSIC at Klein Creek! Registration begins at the May 10th luncheon. Dig out the clubs, get your friends, and sign up!.. .. .. BUSINESS COMMUNITY EXPO is full for Saturday, but there are still some openings for Sunday, June 11th. Applications on the chamber website and through the link below.. .. ..

What Were John Cusack and Marisa Tomei doing in Carol Stream?

(taken from a Press Release 4/21/06)

Filming scenes for the movie "Grace is Gone," at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Carol Stream, that's what.

Chicago native Cusack, stars in Grace is Gone, a movie about a dad who takes his two daughters on what he hopes will be a healing journey, after his wife is killed in the line of duty in Iraq. Directed and written by James C. Strouse, the movie is scheduled for release in 2007.

Cusack and Tomei were shooting scenes in the Carol Stream Holiday Inn's Alberto's Restaurant/ Fitzgerald’s Tavern, indoor swimming pool, guest rooms, as well as exterior shots of the hotel. The 195-room hotel is a natural for the movie.

"Carol Stream may be an unlikely spot for Hollywood star gazing," observed Don Oppermann of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Carol Stream. "But obviously, Hollywood has discovered a family-friendly location to shoot this move. We're excited to be a part of all the action. Our hotel guests seem to feel the same way."

Bring a New Visitor To May 10th Luncheon - They Save $5

Perhaps you know a business contact who could benefit from Chamber membership. Why not bring them along to the next luncheon? Use this coupon and they save $5 off the usual $25 visitor rate.

Offer good for businesses who are not now nor have been members of the Carol Stream Chamber and have never visited a luncheon.

Offer Expires: 05/10/06
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