UPCOMING EVENTS.. ..
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"Are You Ready?
Questions Any Business Should
DuPage Cty Health Dept.
Holiday Inn - 11:30-1:00pm
$20/Members who RSVP by 2/6;
596 E. North Ave, CS
10am Ribbon Cutting
Grand Opening 10-2
5 Star Business Expo
Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road, Bloomingdale
10-3pm - FREE
Business After Hours
Cody's, 2330 N. Main, Wheaton
5:30-7:30PM - FREE
Monthly Chamber Luncheon
Holiday Inn - 11:30-1:00pm
$20/Members who RSVP by 3/13;
St. Patty's Day Reverse Raffle
"Night of 101 Prizes"
$5,000 Grand Prize
Holiday Inn - 5:30-9:30pm
$10/admission before 8pm
Women In Business Luncheon
"Self-Defense: Personal Safety"
Windsor Park Manor
124 Windsor Pk Dr,
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!
|MULTI-CHAMBER LUNCHEON - Feb. 7th
It's always great to meet with members of other
chambers and that is what the Carol Stream chamber
will do on Wednesday, February 7th at the monthly
Speaking on Business Disaster
plans will be DuPage County Health Departments,
George Tella. He will help us relax, knowing we can
prepare our COOP -- Contingency of Operations Plan -
- in case of a disaster of any kind.
us will be the Glendale Heights and West Chicago
The luncheon will be from
11:30am until 1:00pm with five mini-exhibitors to
visit. Be sure to bring business cards so you can
participate in the drawings. CS Chamber members will
have the chance to be one of four "Businesses of the
Month" simply by attending and dropping a card.
RSVP by 2/6 and your lunch will be $20, or
$25 after 5pm on the 6th. Walk-ins and visitors will
be $25 Join us!
||RSVP for the Feb. 7th Luncheon .. ..
By now you have probably been contacted by
Vaughan, Thain and Spencer and may have already
ordered your ad for the 2007-2008 Business-
Community Directory. Work is underway on this
valuable publication and we need your
When you receive your email to double-
check your contact/description information, please be
sure to do so, in order to produce an accurate and
We thank John and
Paulette at VTS for their outstanding efforts and look
forward to the new book coming out late spring/early
summer. Call the office today if you need more
information on the directory.
|FIVE STAR BUSINESS EXPO - February 16th
Celebrating its 11th year, the Five Star Business Expo
be held at Indian Lakes Resort on Friday, February
16th, 2007. 120 companies will be exhibiting their
businesses between 10:00 and 3:00pm, including 14
ever-popular Food Sponsors sampling their finest. It's
a FREE event you won't want to miss
Members of the Carol Stream
Chamber, or one of the other four participating
chambers - Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Addison or
Glendale Heights only can participate.
attend and visit our businesses who will be exhibitors.
Remember, only exhibitors can distribute
information/brochures, etc. Business cards can be
Directly following will be a "Kick
Back With Us" After Hours at 3:30pm in the Fireside
This expo is something memorable
that members who have visited it usually try not to
miss it again. We hope to see you there. BRING
||Visit the website and see the Participating Businesses
|AFTER HOURS AT CODY'S!
Buffalo Bill Cody was born 2/26/1846. Why am I
telling you this? What is the connection? Cody's Food
and Fun on Main is the connection and the location
of our February After Hours on Thursday, February
22nd from 5:30-7:30pm.
Rest assured that
Mary and Steve Ahart along with Bill Cody Ahart and
staff will 'do it right' as they host us for this event.
The food, decor and atmosphere is perfect
for this Wild-West-themed bar and restaurant. Mary
promises to have my favorite, mini-tacos, along with
their signature Tequila Lime Wings and more.
After Hours are free to attend -- make sure
you put it in your PDA and join us!
|WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON - MAR 21...
Have you ever felt the fear of being a victim of a
violent crime? Please join us March 21st as we learn
easy ways to protect yourself and your loved ones
from violence. Officer Rich Garza from the Carol
Stream Police Department will present a program
on "Self Defense - Personal Safety for
Join us on Wednesday, March 21 at Windsor
Park Manor, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream at
11:30am-1:30pm. Lunch will be provided by Windsor
and will cost $20 for chamber members and $25 for
This special event is open to any
resident of Carol Stream, anyone working at a Carol
Stream business and all CS Chamber members. Men
are welcome, too.
|CAROL STREAM CHAMBER AMBASSADORS...COMING SOON
WHAT does an Ambassador do?
•Help with registration at luncheons and events
•Be a Greeter at events
•Attend Ribbon Cuttings and Open Houses
•Contact new members to welcome them
•Be a lunch buddy or ‘mentor’
HOW does this help?
•The chamber office – Assistance at busy events,
help with retention
•The current chamber members – welcoming,
•The Ambassador – Visibility and networking
•The new chamber members – feeling welcomed,
introduced, ‘connected’ to members
WHO should be an Ambassador?
•A member of the Carol Stream Chamber
•Someone who has a flexible schedule who can
attend ribbon cuttings
•A person who wants to help others
•Someone willing to ‘buddy-up’ with newer
•A business member who wants a bit more visibility
Does this describe you?
Contact the Chamber office if you are interested in
being a Carol Stream Chamber Ambassador – (630)
665-3325. There will be an organizational meeting
just before the February After Hours, Feb. 22 at
4:30pm @ Cody's, 2330 N. Main, Wheaton. Board
Director Lea Jackman/WDSRA will be the chair for this
||Email us and tell us you are interested...
|ST. PATTY'S DAY REVERSE RAFFLE 2007
Take out a pen, open your calendar and mark that
you are busy on Thursday, March
15th, because that
is the day of the 2007 Chamber Reverse
Held at the Holiday Inn from 5:30-
9:30pm, this fun-raising event will be 'the' event of
the month. Raffle tickets sell for $100 each -- and
there are only 200 of them so you have a great
chance to win one of 101 prizes or THE GRAND PRIZE
of $5,000. It will be a night to remember! Contact the
chamber office or a board member if you want to
purchase YOUR chance to win!
||Reverse Raffle Webpage...
|Thank you, Five Star SuperStar and Expo Sponsors!!
Super Star Sponsors are:
Advantage National Bank
Allied Waste Services
ServiceMaster Restoration by VVV
The Expo Sponsors
Addison Independent Newspaper
Addison Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Ltd.
Allegra Print & Imaging
Anderson Digital Services
Balance Family Chiropractic
The Business Ledger
Liberty Suburban News - Press Publications
Midwest Bank & Trust
Massage Clinique, Inc.
Village of Addison
West Suburban Bank
THANK YOU, ALL, AND SEE YOU ON FEBRUARY 16TH
AT THE FIVE STAR BUSINESS EXPO AT INDIAN
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for
5 director positions. A letter will soon be mailed to all
The director’s term is for
three years and requires attending and participating
in monthly board meetings, chairing or assisting as a
co-chair for a committee. In addition we require
attending as many events and functions as possible
and wholeheartedly supporting all Chamber activities.
If you are interested, contact the chamber
|TIDBITS.. .. ..
...Do you want to get the 'word out?' EBlasts are
available for $40 Let us email your news to chamber
members... ... ... Congratulations to chamber
members Sue King & Char Danko/Picture This on
Chocolate for their nominations for Carol Stream
Citizen of the Year!! ... ... ... Deadline to get a flyer
in the next newsletter is February 23rd. We need 400
flyers and $120 to put them in the March mailing,
which will be mailed the first week of the
month... ... ... Congratulations to our Executive
Director, Luanne Triolo, on receiving an award --
Carol Stream Special Citizen of the Year!... ... ...July
24th is the Golf Outing date == Klein Creek in Winfield
is the place!... ... Stay warm and..."let's be careful