UPCOMING EVENTS.. ..
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Business After Hours
Humanitarian Service Project
Food: Jimmy John's
Bring NEW unwrapped toy!
"Power of the Written Thank You"
100 N. Hale Street
Limited Space-RSVPs only
Ribbon Cutting/Gr. Opening
Edward Jones/Carol Stream
380 S. Schmale Ste 230
3:00pm Ribbon Cut
3-8pm Grand Opening
Congrsmn. Peter Roskam
Must RSVP - No walk-ins
Holiday Comedy Social
Holiday Inn/Carol Stream
Comedian, Auction, Food, DJ,more
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 CHAMBER LUNCHEON RECAP
Our luncheon for October -- "Accelerated Networking" --
was a joint event with four other chambers at Bloomingdale
Golf Club. We had a wonderful group of busy networkers --
nearly 200! Some of them looked pretty tired when we were
done but we had a lot of positive feedback once again on this
type of luncheon
For a list of who attended and the chamber they were
representing, click link below.
||List of Attendees....
|BUSINESS AFTER HOURS - November 1st
We will hold our November After Hours early, so we don't
conflict with any Thanksgiving plans of yours. On November
1st, the staff at Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) has invited
us to gather and network from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Food will be
graciously supplied by chamber member, Jimmy John's (of
Army Trail in CS) and all who attend are encouraged to bring a
NEW unwrapped toy. If you would like to hold a holiday food
drive in your office, why not talk to the HSP staff about this and
make it a Happy Holiday for many who are less fortunate?
The HSP is located at 465 Randy Road in Carol
Stream (north of North Avenue and west of Schmale). RSVP so
they can plan for us -- call (630) 665-3325 or email us.
|WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON - Nov. 2nd
Do you say 'Thank you!' often enough? How do you show your
appreciation? What is appropriate? What is appreciated?
On Friday, November 2nd, members attending the
Women In Business Luncheon will hear speaker, Suzette
Horyza of Colorburst Images, a Professional Image and
Etiquette Training Consultant.
Thank you is a very
powerful statement that can actually change lives. Companies
and individuals can make a dramatic impact in the lives of
their customers and their success by reflecting gratitude. This
program is designed to demonstrate the importance of saying
thank you. Also it will discuss the simple steps it takes to write
an effective thank you note. Each participant will receive a
watercolor greeting card to send out to someone who deserves
This WIB luncheon will have limited
space and will be held at Caponata's, 100 N. Hale Street,
Wheaton. Julie Cannistra and her staff will prepare a meal that
will be delicioso! The luncheon time will be 11:30-1pm and
cost is $20 for members and $25 for visitors. RSVP today so
your seat will be reserved. Thank you!!!
|NOVEMBER MULTI-CHAMBER LUNCHEON - Peter Roskam Nov. 15th
Some months our luncheons provide networking programs and
some months we have speakers. Our November 15th luncheon
we are fortunate to gather with other chambers in the area to
network and hear our speaker. U.S. Congressman, Peter
Roskam, will speak to the Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale,
Itasca, Villa Park, Carol Stream and Glendale Heights
chambers on current congressional issues at this multi-chamber
We will gather at Alta Villa, 430 Addison
Road, Addison and the luncheon will be 11:30 to 1:15pm.
RSVP early as we will need to gather all attendee names
before Nov. 9th. Check your calendar and call us today!
|COMMUNITY MAP OPPORTUNITY
Thank you, to those of you who have responded and made
arrangements for your ad in the upcoming 2008 Community
Map. I'm sure you will be quite pleased with the product. The
map is something we give to prospective members as well as
residents and visitors to our town.
If you have not taken advantage of this opportunity yet, please
consider this way of advertising. Village Profile produces a fine
printed product as well as incorporating the latest cutting-edge
technology to put information online, too.
dynamic new marketing tool for your company will be
published in full-color street detail with the value-added
benefit of online access to your business! This publication will
be the first point of contact for families and businesses
relocating to the area, and as a valuable guide for visitors as
well as longtime residents.
Contact the Chamber office
today and we will have Mark Kearney from Village Profile get
in touch with you. There is limited ad space available -- call us
|WOMEN IN BUSINESS EXPO - SUCCESS!!!
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended the first
annual "What Women Want" Expo!
We thank our
sponsors: Arbonne International, CDM Promotions, Inches-A-
Weigh, New Liberty Mortgage, Nu Skin Enterprises, Shoes by
Diana, Stratford Square Mall.
What a great group of
exhibitors we had. Thank you to all: American Cancer Society,
American Laser Centers, Arbonne International, Bark Busters
Home Dog Training, Black Tie Affair Day Spa & Salon, Carol
Stream Chamber of Commerce, CDM Promotions, CruiseOne,
Different Drummer, Essential Bodywear, Fannie May Candies
#395, Fit & Strong, LLC, Fresh & Silk Flowers, Get Organized
by George, Inc., Gossip Salon, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, How
Cute is That, Inc., Inches-A-Weigh, Mary Kay Cosmetics/Cindy
Kopp, Massage Clinique, Inc., Mutual Bank, Mystery Shop,
New Liberty Mortgage, Nu Skin Enterprises, Olympic
Chiropractic, Picture This on Chocolate, Premier Design High
Fashion Jewelry, Purses and Things, RoccoVino's Ristorante &
Pizzeria, Select Comfort, Shaklee / Improve Life , Shoes by
Diana, Sign*A*Rama, Sunrise Dental, Tastefully Simple, The
Wholefood Farmacy, Total Staffing Solutions, Inc.,
Tupperware/Mary Kay Baldridge.
Thanks to the
contributors, volunteers, attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and the
committee. It was a
very PINK day!
||Click here for more recap info...
|HOLIDAY COMEDY SOCIAL
SAVE THE DATE -- November 30th
HOLIDAY COMEDY SOCIAL
Hotel & Suites
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
Silent Auction, Food, DJ
donating an item for the Silent Auction!
mail for your invitation!
Come and celebrate the
Holiday Season with your fellow chamber members!
||Keep up to date with all the info...
|MANHATTAN'S AFTER HOURS RECAP
A huge THANK YOU to Sindy Rogers, Carol Davis and
staff at Manhattan's for a spectacular After Hours in
October! We had a great turnout of 39 with some new faces --
that is always nice for networking. The food was fantastic --
thanks, Manhattan's! Here is the list of those who
1 A Computer Tech Source, Inc. Gail Golec
2 Bark Busters Home Dog Training Karen Edstrom
3 Barnett Thomas Moyers
4 Bassett Furniture (visitor) Deb Loeber
5 Bob Sutter Bob Sutter
6 Boy Scouts of America (visitor) Wayne Pancoast
7 Brust Funeral Home Karen Malcom
8 Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Luanne Triolo
9 Chase Joy Lanham
10 Community Bank Wheaton-Glen Ellyn William Grosch
11 Community Bank Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Kenneth
12 Country Insurance Janai Ray
13 CruiseOne Dan Riley
14 Different Drummer JoAnn Larsen
15 Electric Easel Design (visitor) Luke Moreno
16 Enon Hill (visitor) Dave Gravel
17 Future Link of Illinois, Inc. Mike Loftus
18 Inve$tor$ Real Estate Jim (James) Spiech
19 Keep It Simple Amy Cahill
20 Keller Williams Realty Rosalie Hanzel
21 Marina Marketing Marina Collazo
22 MetLife/Mike Conley Mike Conley
23 Money Mailer of Central DuPage Sharon Spero
24 New Liberty Mortgage Tony Calkins
25 Nu Skin Enterprises Mary Kamka
26 Poplar Creek Church Darrel Malcom
27 R & M Printing and Promotions Inc. John Dini
28 Rapid Rentals & Sales, Inc. Michele Saxman
29 RRR Engineering Rob Rooney
30 Secondary Income Consultants Bill Kamka
31 Select Comfort Chriss Feliciano
32 The HBC Group Jim Hodgdon
33 Theodore M. Utchen, Attorney Ted Utchen
34 Total Staffing Solutions, Inc. Christie Ruffino
35 Tupperware/Mary Kay Baldridge Mark Baldridge
36 Wells Fargo Reverse Mortgage Laura Burke
37 Western DuPage Special RecAssoc Lea Jackman
38 Winfield Community Bank Diane Moyers
39 Winfield Community Bank Peggy Crosby
|TIDBITS.. .. ..
... ...CONGRATULATIONS to Ed Zuniga/Community Auto
Body who is a new member to the Chamber Board of
Directors. Ed replaces Renee Vennero/Harris of Carol Stream
who is now located in the Roselle office. Welcome, Ed, and
thank you, Renee!! ... ... ... SAVE THE DATE for the
(Pub) Crawl on Thursday, December 6th. We will start
Holiday Inn and end there; transportation provided. Special
Room rates available. Look for more info on this Social
event!... ...The next printed newsletter will go out the
first week of December. If you would like to put a flyer in it,
have 400 copies and your check for $120 to our chamber office
no later than November 20th... ... ... Keep your fellow chamber
members in mind while you prepare for the upcoming
Holidays -- Halloween included! Shop the chamber!!!...
ChamberMaster, our database managment provider,
offering enhanced listings and sponsorships on our websites.
Look for more information soon from the chamber and valued
partner, ChamberMaster... ... ... Happy Fall -- Happy
- Happy Thanksgiving to all!