Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

                                               May 2008
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar
MAY 14

State of the Village by

Mayor Frank Saverino
Holiday Inn/CS - 11:30-1pm


MAY 15

Business After Hours

Barn Owl Garden Center

1 N 583 Gary (at St. Chas), CS


MAY 22

WIB Cougars Family Event is July 16 - Deadline for ordering tickets is 5/22
Call 630.578.6260

MAY 30
WIB Multi-chamber luncheon

Progressive - "Take a Chance on Networking"  - DOTS

Holiday Inn/CS 11:30-1pm



Multi-chamber After Hours

Hilton Garden Inn/St. Charles

4070 E. Main St (Rte 64)



JUNE 7/8th

Business-Community Expo
Ferraro Town Center
Noon to 5pm
Have a booth for $100 or be a program sponsor for $25
Visit the "Summer in the Center"- Concerts, Carnival/Midway, beer by CS Rotary, bingo and food vendors


Power of Email Marketing

Steve Robinson/Constant Contact

Holiday Inn/CS 11:30-1pm



Carol Stream 4th of July Parade
Be a part of it - Come out & watch it


Monthly Luncheon

Holiday Inn/CS - 11:30-1pm


WIB Cougars Family Event

4:30 gates open

6:30 game time

 JULY 17

Business After Hours

Bartel's Auto Clinic

190 S. Gary, Carol Stream




GOLF OUTING - Klein Creek

Watch your mailbox soon for a registration form


Village of Carol Stream "Community Pride Awards"
Each year the Village offers "Community Pride Awards."

The purpose of this program is to recognize Carol Stream property owners (or renters), both residential and non-residential, who have landscaping features or building fašade improvements that enhance the streetscape image of their neighborhood, improve property values, and encourage their neighbors to make similar improvements. These property owners (or renters) have taken the initiative to make sure that what is seen from the street is something that they are proud of.

Chamber members can try for an award by 'sprucing up' their properties, being a judge, or nominating a fellow business in town.
Click here for details or contact Chris Oakley/Village of Carol Stream @ 630.871.6250.
Luncheon Policy Update
There is a new Luncheon Policy that began in January 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 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.
Quick Links...
Hi, Chamber members!!
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! If you know someone who could benefit from our organization, please feel free to forward this to them.

Enjoy your May!
(almost) MAY DAY --  MAY DAY

Stop by Chamber member Culver's on APRIL 30th between 10am and 10pm to have a delicious meal and support the Carol Stream Parade at the same time.  Lunch -- dinner - frozen custard!!! Steve and Amy at Culver's - 290 S. Schmale in Carol Stream -- will donate 10% of all sales to support the 4th of July Parade. Consider being a part of the parade and view a parade application/form on the website -  -- be a part of this community event!!! Get Culverized, too!

Speaking of Community Events, the Carol Stream Rotary Club will sponsor a Community Blood Drive on April 30th at the Village Hall, 500 N. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream from 2:30-7pm on Wednesday. Walk-ins are accepted or call ahead @ 630.868.6307 - DONORS NEEDED!!

Luncheon for May

The "State of the Village" is always a very popular networking event. Join fellow business professionals and community leaders at this May 14th luncheon at the Holiday Inn from 11:30-1pm.

Mayor Frank Saverino will present his first 'State of the Village' since being elected last Spring. In addition to being our Mayor, Frank is also a fellow business owner - Saverino & Associates.
Get your name out there as you meet and greet fellow chamber members and their guests. Bring a colleague or a friend who is a non-member if you think they could benefit from chamber membership.
RSVP before Friday May 9th.
Remember, you can always go to the EVENTS calendar on our website ahead of time and register for any of the events. When you click on REGISTER ONLINE be sure to click on the special chamber discount/GO link to get the $20 rate. You will need your login and password. Contact us if you need yours or ask the "Primary Rep" at your company. Registering online does save us in the office a lot of time but we are always willing to help you -- just call or email us.
After Hours at Barn Owl
Mark your calendars for Thursday May 15th from 5:30-7:30 when we'll hold our next Business After Hours.
Barn Owl Garden Center (at the corner of St. Charles Road and Gary Avenue) will be our host and Jim Hudmon has generously offered to donate 10% of your order to the Chamber if you just mention "Carol Stream Chamber" between now and May 15th.  What a great incentive to start planning your garden. Thanks, Jim!!
Jim and Jackie Hudmon always put on a great event...and it's a FREE event --- bring business cards!
Mark your calendars for the next WIB events
EIGHT chambers will gather for this
Carol Stream Chamber Logo
"Take a Chance on Networking:
We're On a Roll!"
 Friday, May 30th, 11:30-1pm
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites/Carol Stream 11:30-1pm.
Click here for more details on this fun, themed event. Men are invited, too.
Also, coming up on July 16th, the WIB invite you and your family to gather for a night at the Kane County Cougars game. Tickets are limited and at a group rate. May 22nd is the deadline to order tickets. Click here for the order form and more info.
Thank you to our Scholarship Committee -- John Wheeler (Chair), John Fioti and Bob McNees. They are holding scholarship interviews over TWO nights due to the great response from Carol Stream students. We wish them all good luck! ... ... Get your business' name out there -- sponsor a Golf Hole at the July 29th Annual Golf Classic. See May mailing for details. Congrats to Massage Clinique's Linda and Bill Keen who celebrate 1 year! Stop by and celebrate with them... ... The June After Hours is EARLY -- Mark June 3rd for the Hilton Garden Inn Mult-Chamber event. ... ...eBlast your special offers and promtions to fellow chamber members through the chamber office for $40. Check out other "Services & Products Offered" on the website... ... SHOP THE CHAMBER and SHOP CAROL STREAM as you plan for Spring!  ... ... ... Next Newsletter Flyer Deadline -- May 25th.

Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce