Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!                                                        January 2008
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar
Monthly Luncheon
Moments of Truth/Jim Accetta
Holiday Inn/CS 11:30-1pm
Breakfast/Congressman Roskam
Medinah Shrine Ctr/Addison
Business After Hours
Augustino's Rock N' Roll Deli
SUPER event - free beer and wine
Dress in football apparel for prizes
Women In Business Luncheon
"A New Year..Fresh Start to Organization"
Pheasant Run/St. Chas
Bring cleaning products
Monthly Luncheon
Energy Conservation for All
Holiday Inn/CS 11:30-1pm
Business After Hours
Flip Flops Tiki Bar & Grill
Five Star Expo Kick-off
Bloomingdale Golf Club
5 chambers - FREE
St. Patty's Day Reverse Raffle
Holiday Inn/Carol Stream
Business After Hours
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
12th Annual
Five Star Business Expo
Holiday Inn/Carol Stream
5 chambers - 100 exhibits
Luncheon Policy Update
There is a new Luncheon Policy beginning 2008 which requires attendees to pre-register for all chamber luncheons, regular monthly luncheons as well as Women In Business luncheons. When you pre-register, we are better able to plan with the restaurants we are dealing with for the right amount of meals. Pre-registration (RSVP) must be done before 3 business days prior (Friday noon for a Wednesday luncheon) and walk-ins will not be able to be accommodated). Cost for member lunch will be $20 and non-members are $25 pre-paid. Cancellation and no-shows will be charged $20.  We do appreciate your consideration and cooperation on this new policy. Please call Luanne Triolo if you have any further questions on this matter (630) 665-3325.
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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!

January Luncheon

Our January 9th luncheon will be an inspiring beginning to your year - "Moments of Truth: Creating Moments of Excellence" by author and motivational speaker Jim Accetta.

Every moment is another opportunity for you.  It may be an opportunity to make a great business connection, to create an intimate moment, to make that great 'first impression' and every other 'lasting' impression after that. During his talk, Jim shares how you too can create lasting moments of truth -- relationships that matter -- and memories that you'll want to remember a lifetime. Come to this luncheon to network with other chamber members and learn about your moment.

Held at the Holiday Inn on Wed, Jan 9th from 11:30-1pm, RSVP for this luncheon before January 7th. (new luncheon policy below -- usually RSVP by Fridays of week before. This time we'll take RSVPs till Monday.)
Super Rockin' After Hours
January 17th will be our Augustino's SUPER After Hours:  Get Your Game Face On! Gear up for the Super Bowl!
Come out and Rock 'N Roll with Cathy and Jerry Morelli and staff at Augustino's. They'll have amazing food, complimentary beer and wine, raffles and prizes. Football attire will get you a prize! This networking After Hours will be a great way to meet fellow chamber members along with tasting Augie's best!
Come on out and 'let the good times roll'!! Augustino's is located at the corner of Schmale and St. Charles Road in Carol Stream. The time is 5:30-7:30pm and it's a FREE event.
5 Star Expo Carol Stream!
Five Star Expo

This year the Five Star Business Expo will be 12 years old! New things are in store for those who will be exhibiting as well as attending this business-to-busness expo. The Expo will be a little later this year, on Wednesday, March 26th.  Exhibitors will get an extra hour to be 'on' as the Expo will be open from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
For those who have never attended, the Five Star is a collection of business professionals from five chambers: Bartlett, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Addison and Glendale Heights. Exhibitors pay a fee to have a booth, or can 'bump it up a notch' and be a sponsor or super sponsor. Visitors pay no entrance fee, but need a business card to enter.
The location of the event this year will move to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites/Carol Stream! Booths will be located all throughout the hotel -- in the Stratford ballroom, Majestic tent, atrium hallways, as well as three smaller meeting rooms.
The registration will be handled through our chamber office for all exhibitors. Forms will be mailed around Jan. 11th but will be available a little sooner on the website:
Peter Roskam will be available for a breakfast meeting Jan. 10th at Medinah Shrine Center. All the details are here...
Thank you all for your Christmas and holiday wishes! They were most appreciated.
Would you like to be a mini-exhibitor? Click here to tell us you are interested
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Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. Enjoy your month!

Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce