Join us for our next luncheon on
Michael Belot of the PGA will speak to us about the
economic impact the PGA championship will have on
businesses in the area.
Help us kick off our Golf Outing Registration --
stop by the Golf Committee table at lunch!
Don't forget, each luncheon, 4 attending
chamber businesses will be chosen for "Featured
Business of the Month" -- will you be one???
150 S. Gary,
RSVP:call (630) 665-3325
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
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.
and let us know if you'll be coming.
This event is FREE and don't forget to bring business
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
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.
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
Want us to get the 'word out' for you? Include a
in the next Chamber newsletter! If you bring us
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
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
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
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
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."