Carol Stream Chamber Newsletter
October 2006

in this issue....

Got Web?

October Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon

Networking....AFTER HOURS....

"Trick Or Treat" Women In Business ... at the SPA!!!

Multi-Chamber After Hours Recap

TIDBITS ... ... ...


Got Web?

Have you visited the Carol Stream Chamber website lately?

On our site, you can find a directory of all our MEMBERS, either by category, alphabetically or search by keyword.

Also on the site, is a calendar of all upcoming EVENTS. If you click on an event, you can set a reminder to help 'jog' your memory so as not to miss out.

What have we been up to? You can find out on WERE YOU THERE, a page that links to past events, complete with photos.

Need news? Visit NEWS to access an archive of past newsletters. Feel free to forward newsletters to your staff or your non-chamber friends who may want to connect with us.

HOT DEALS and JOB POSTINGS are new in the last months. These are member-entered entries through the ChamberMaster website, with your login and password. If you want to post and job and don't know how, just give us a call.

You can link to many things, including our popular Carol Stream Chamber Women in Business page.

Our website is usually updated daily, adding important information that can help our members. Stop by!

View Upcoming Events....


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 movin' around'!

    The October 26th luncheon is one you will 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 19th

    Email your RSVP today...
  • Networking....AFTER HOURS....
  • 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 success.

    So come by Hampton Inn on the 19th -- Free Networking, Free Admission and Free 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 relaxation!

    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 at 11:30am.

    A buffet lunch will be served, followed by a brief presentation about spas and a tour of the gorgeous Spa at Eaglewood.

    It 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 and crew 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 Total 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 on Saturday, September 30th at the Town Center. The Village has arranged for our member Andy Martello to wow the crowd with his entertaining abilities, as well as Village Tavern vending some delicious food. Kids' events begin at 3pm; Rotary will begin beer sales and 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 THE 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 Friday, 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 monitor email and voicemail messages remotely. We thank you in advance for your understanding. HAPPY AUTUMN!!!!!

    Recap and Photos of the Chamber Week Celebration .. .. ..
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