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and password. If you want to post and job and don't
know how, just give us a call.
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Carol Stream Chamber
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In between our quarterly mailed newsletters, we like
to keep our members updated on the monthly events.
Fire up the palm pilots, open Outlook or take out your
planner and mark down these dates. These events
are great opportunities to network, build
relationships, thus building your business. Join us!
|October Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon
When is a Chamber luncheon more than just a
luncheon? Always! But especially, this October when
it involves three other chambers and a 'whole lotta
The October 26th luncheon is one
want to be sure to attend -- it's a PROGRESSIVE
lunch. What does that mean exactly?
At a Progressive lunch, you arrive and find a
nametag on which will be three table numbers. At the
first table, you will have your salad and meet the
business professionals at your table. Next course will
be the entree' and a new table.....with new people.
For dessert, you will change again to the third table,
thus completing the 'progression' and having met a
multitude of new contacts.
The October 26th luncheon will be held at
Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Road,
Bloomingdale, from 11:30-1:30pm. Cost for
members is $20 and, unfortunately, you must RSVP
as no walk-in's will be able to be accommodated.The
Addison, Itasca and Bloomingdale chambers will be
joining us for this valuable networking event.
So check your calendar and make a date to be at the
October luncheon! RSVP Deadline: October
||Email your RSVP today...
FREE, FREE and FREE. That describes our October
19th Business After Hours at Hampton Inn (205 E.
North Ave, CS) from 5:30-7:30pm.
I don't know if you've noticed, but our chamber After
Hours are now FREE -- no admission charge. This
event provides great networking opportunities with
your fellow chamber members. It's casual - stop by
for all or part of it; there's not a 'program'. And
October 19th, you will be treated to FREE drinks,
compliments of Foxfire Tavern and Grill/Geneva, who
has partnered with Hampton Inn to make this a great
So come by Hampton Inn on the 19th --
Free Networking, Free Admission and Free
Drinks...how can you go wrong??
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|"Trick Or Treat" Women In Business ... at the SPA!!!
The word SPA contains..."aaaahhhhh"... the sound of
We will learn all about relaxation and spas when the
Carol Stream Chamber Women in Business goes to
Eaglewood Resort and Spa on Monday, October 30th
A buffet lunch will be served,
followed by a brief presentation about spas and a
tour of the gorgeous Spa at Eaglewood.
sounds like it's all about relaxing, but you will have
the opportunity to meet and mingle with those in
attendance. This is the epitome of mixing business
with pleasure! Call us or email us by October 27th to
make your reservation. "Trick Or Treat" -- It sounds
like a treat to me!! See you on October 30th!
||RSVP by email .. ..
|Multi-Chamber After Hours Recap
What a beautiful After Hours Event at the Hilton
Garden Inn this past week! Riz Bhatti
really outdid themselves!
It was so good to gather with the Warrenville, St.
Charles and Bartlett chambers as we sampled food,
desserts, wine AND beer! I'd like to thank all those
involved, which included our very own, Dick
O'Gorman/Foxfire, John Gul/Fresh & Silk Flowers, Jim
and Jacki Hudmon/Barn Owl and our friends at
Health and Wellness.
Those who attended were: Jim Hudmon
~ Barn Owl, Jacki Hudmon ~ Barn
Owl, Darrel Malcom ~ Brust Funeral Home, JoAnn
Larsen ~ Different Drummer, Mark Baldridge ~ Fen
Advertising, Mary Kay Baldridge ~ Fen Advertising,
Dick O'Gorman ~ Foxfire Tavern & Grill, John Gul ~
Fresh & Silk Flowers, Kanti Patel ~ Galaxy Circuits,
Inc., Skip Stubbs ~ Global Recruiters of Naperville,
Fred Hurst ~ Hurst Consulting, Jim Spiech ~
Investors Real Estate, Cindy Cain ~ The IRA
Store, Rosalie Hanzel ~ Keller Williams Realty, John
L. Fioti ~ Law Offices of John Fioti, Barb Whalen
~ Mutual Bank, Eve Pool ~ Mutual Bank, June
Losavio ~ Old Country Buffet, Ruth Gasior ~ Old
Country Buffet, Jim Hodgdon ~ The HBC Group,
Gene Rose ~ The Painted Penguin, Adrene ~ Total
Health & Wellness, Celeste Penn.
~ Tri-County Woman's Papers.
|TIDBITS ... ... ...
... ... ... Hope you can make the Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 30th at the Town Center. The
Village has arranged for our member Andy Martello
wow the crowd with his entertaining abilities, as well
as Village Tavern vending some delicious
events begin at 3pm; Rotary will begin beer
food from 'the Tavern' at 4pm. Tapping of the Keg is
5:30. Gary and Lies Road is the place!... ... ... Thank
you to all who joined me for DINE WITH THE
DIRECTOR. I hope you are all continuing to SHOP
CHAMBER. Visit our website for all your
needs... ... ...
It's not too early to mark your calendar for the Carol
Stream Chamber Holiday Comedy Social on
December 1st at the Holiday Inn at 5:30-9:00pm.
Cost will be $10/members.. ... ... Speaking of the
Holiday Social, we will be asking for items for the
Silent Auction. Now is the time to start your
shopping. Watch for more info about the Silent
Auction items in conjunction with the November
luncheon... ... ...October renewals: We thank you for
your renewals!!! We value your membership!
... ... ...
Due to an IACCE (Illinois Assn. of Chamber of
Commerce Executives) conference, Nan and I will be
out of the
office November 1-3rd. Of course we will
email and voicemail messages remotely. We thank
you in advance for your understanding. HAPPY
||Recap and Photos of the Chamber Week Celebration .. .. ..