Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

                                               July 2008
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


Carol Stream 4th of July Parade
 Come out & watch it


Monthly Luncheon

Holiday Inn/CS - 11:30-1pm

Multi-Chamber Luau

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


 JULY 23
Beginning Constant Contact
COD/Carol Stream
11:00am -12:30pm
GOLF OUTING - Klein Creek
Watch your mailbox soon for a registration form
"Pitch Your Business"
Networking Luncheon
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 11:30-1pm 



The Carol Stream 4th of July Parade will step off at 10am on Friday, July 4th and proceed from County Farm, down Lies Road to the Town Center. Those in the parade should be lining up at 8:30am (see participant instructions on Come out and watch the parade! If you miss it, it will be shown on the Village's local cable channel 6.  Here are the participants from our chamber:

Bloomingdale Township Republican Party
Carol Stream Animal Hospital
Carol Stream Fire District
Carol Stream Park District
Carol Stream Police Department
Carol Stream Public Library
Carol Stream Rotary Club
Charter One Bank
COTY - Darrel Malcom
Culvers of Carol Stream
Flip Flops Tiki Bar & Grill
Flood Brothers Disposal Company
Glenbard North High School Marching Band
Gossip Salon
Jim Zay - DuPage County Board
Massage Clinique
Mayor Frank Saverino & Family
Mutual Bank
New Holland and Kobelco Construction
Rapid Rentals & Sales
RE/MAX All Pro
RoccoVino's Ristorante & Pizzeria
State Senator Carole Pankau
Superstar Karate
The Brew House Café
Village Clerk Beth Melody
Village Manager Joe Breinig
Village Trustee Don Weiss
Village Trustee Greg Schwarze
Village Trustee Matt McCarthy
Village Trustee Michael Drager
Village Trustee Pamela Fenner
Village Trustee Rick Gieser
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
Thank you to the participants and -- HAPPY 4th of JULY TO ALL!

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.
Thank you to our Ambassadors for helping at our events and welcoming new members: Cindy Allston/WDSRA, Mike Burnett/CH2M Hill OMI, Tony Calkins/New Liberty Mortgage, Marina Collazo/Restoration Coalition, Rich Drzewicki/Sunrise Chevrolet, Tom Gosche/The Business Strategist, Mary Ellen Graf/Technigrafic Solutions, Lea Jackman/WDSRA, Mary Kamka/Nu Skin Enterprises, Ken Pederson/American Chartered Bank, Josh Sumner/Harris of Carol Stream, and Josh Westerfield/Edward Jones Investments... ... ...Don't forget to sign up for the "Beginning Constant Contact" class at COD on Wednesday, July 23rd, at COD/Carol Stream from 11:00-12:30pm... ... ... Cougars tickets still available for the July 16th WIB event; family and friends can join you - call 630.578.6260 and ask for Patti Savage... ... ... SHOP THE CHAMBER for all your summer needs!!! Visit the website - and click on MEMBER SEARCH to find someone you are looking for.
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.

Happy Summer!
Luncheon for July - Sen. Pankau

Our luncheon for July will feature State Senator Carole Pankau and will be held Wednesday, July 9th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Holiday Inn.

Come out to the monthly chamber luncheon where you can network and this month, hear Senator Pankau give us some legislative updates. 
We do need to hear from you ahead of time if you are planning to come, so please call us before July 7th or email
Remember, you can always go on our website and click on EVENTS to register for any events ONLINE!! You will receive a confirmation when you sign up. If you have forgotten your login and password, just give us a call or email.
After Hours at Bartel's
Mark your calendars for our July 17th After Hours at Bartel's Auto Clinic. Patrick Bartel, Rich Kamphaus and crew will host us for an evening of networking from 5:30-7:30pm.
They have a beautiful facility and that makes for a great place to network and have appetizers and refreshments. Bring business cards!
Bartel's Auto Clinic is located at 190 S. Gary, Carol Stream -- the west side of Gary and St. Charles Road. RSVP so we know how many to expect.
Golf Outing Approaching
Get ready to TEE off for this year's annual Golf "Classic" on Tuesday, July 29th.
We are expecting to be sold out for the event, held at Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield. Registration begins at 10:30am, buffet lunch at 11:00 and there will be a SHOTGUN start at high-noon!
What? You're not a golfer? Not a problem -- sign up to volunteer or donate an item for the raffle.
At this writing, we are really short on raffle prizes -- can you help? Call the chamber office for details.
Thank you to ALL our sponsors, golfers, donors and volunteers.
Our current sponsors are:
Parkway Commons Apartment Homes - PREMIER SPONSOR!
 Brust Funeral Home - Gold Sponsor
Robert A. McNees & Associates - Silver Sponsor
Carol Stream Rotary - Silver Sponsor
Allegra Print & Imaging - Silver Sponsor
Bloomingdale Township Republican Party - Silver Sponsor
Auto Showcase of Carol Stream - Silver Sponsor
Community Auto Body - Silver Sponsor
Carol Stream Public Library - Bronze Sponsor
Porte Brown LLC - Bronze Sponsor
DuPage County Farm Bureau - Bronze Sponsor
Bartel's Auto Clinic - Bronze Sponsor
New Holland Construction - Bronze Sponsor TIMES 4!
Rapid Rentals & Sales - Bronze Sponsor
Salerno's Rosedale Chapels - Bronze Sponsor
Sunrise Chevrolet - Hole in One Sponsor
Fox & Hound Pub and Grille - Drink Hole Sponsor
Accounting Network - Drink Hole Sponsor
Alberto's/Fitzgerald's - Drink Hole Sponsor
Hilton-Chicago/Indian Lakes - Drink Hole Sponsor
Glendale Lakes Golf Club - Drink Hole Sponsor
Foxfire Tavern & Grill - Drink Hole Sponsor

Chamber Cruise -- Start Your Packing
It's a first! The Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce is planning a 5-night Western Caribbean Cruise, sailing February 21 from Tampa, FL to Costa Maya, Mexico and Belize City, Belize.
This cruise is open to chamber members, families and friends and is being held in conjunction with the DuPage Professional Women's Network. We're calling it "Fun in the Sun Networking Cruise 2009" as this will be the epitome of social networking and fun rolled up into one!
We will be sailing on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas and Judy Riley at CruiseOne is our coordinator. As of today we have 33 people going and 16 staterooms reserved.  It's a great start!
Some of the highlights are:
  • Special All-inclusive pricing
  • $75 Onboard Credit per stateroom
  • TWO All-inclusive Cocktail Parties
  • Networking with colleagues from two organizations
  • Shore excursions, full casinos, duty free shopping, etc.
  • 5 days with no scheduling, planning, cooking, cleaning nor dishwashing!!
  • PLUS - Rock climbing wall, Fitness Center, Adventure Ocean Youth Program, World Class nightclub, Six hot tubs and a Luxurious Day Spa 

    You can learn more about pricing and availability, as well as shore excursions and more at and click on our link.

Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce