Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

                                             October 2008
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


Progressive Multi-Chamber Luncheon

 Glendale Lakes Golf Club
1550 President St, Glendale  Hts
Registration: 11am 


After Hours
Jameson's Charhouse 
94 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale

2008 Fall Job Fair
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
10:00am - 2:00pm
Women In Business Luncheon
Historic Farmhouse
301 Lies Road, Carol Stream
Monthly Luncheon
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
 150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
 After Hours
Brian's Charhouse
27 W 371 North Ave
(at Morton)
West Chicago
Holiday Comedy Social
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream 
in the evening...
... ...Thank you to our renewing members! We know the value of your dollars and we appreciate and VALUE your membership!... ... ... ...Have you updated your website listing lately? Take a few moments to look at it and see what should be changed. This information will be included in the 2009 Business-Community Directory that we are beginning to work on. Logon to  and update, please... ... ...  Are you a fan of the North-side Cubs or the South-side Sox? Good luck to both teams as they hit the playoffs! Go, Chicago!! (I didn't really just type that, did I???) ... ... ... Having a party? Whether it's for the playoffs or the kickoffs, SHOP THE CHAMBER FIRST for all your party needs! You can find what you need AND build a business relationship at the same time... ... ...Plan ahead -- MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the event of the year -- the Chamber Holiday Comedy Social on December 5th at the Holiday Inn. Ask someone who has attended past socials -- it's THE event! Save that date! More info, soon... ... ... Do you like to help others? What are you doing for Make A Difference Day, October 25th? Check out this site for more info ... ... Happy October!
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 Luncheon Policy Update

There is a 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 $25 and non-members are $30 pre-paid. Cancellation and no-shows will be charged $25.  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.
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.

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"Progressive" Luncheon on Oct. 8th
This month's luncheon will give members an opportunity to network with business professionals from 4 other chambers -- Addison, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights and Itasca.
 The luncheon, on Wed., October 8th will be held at Glendale Lakes Golf Club, 1550 President, Glendale Heights. Please arrive early -- we will be sitting everyone down to begin at 11:30. Registration will open at 11:00am.
 Members will be seated according to the numbers on their nametags -- three numbers representing three different tables to be seated at, during the event. Table moderators will assist in introductions and facilitate the conversations.
RSVP DEADLINE is Friday, October 3rd, so call us or email us today -- or register online through the link on the email sent Tuesday -- Sign up!
And...don't forget a load of business cards. A brochure table will also be in the hallway for any flyers you may have.
After Hours at Jameson's on Oct. 16
Hosting us for the After Hours this month will be Elissa Doland and her crew at Jameson's Charhouse in Bloomingdale on Thursday, October 16th. They have planned an assortment of complimentary appetizers for those in attendance. A cash bar will be available but soft drinks will be complimentary.
Do you have a busy schedule? The beauty of the After Hours concept is that you can visit one of our member's place of business and network with other business professionals any or all of the two hour period between 5:30-7:30pm.
Let us know if you will be attending and don't forget your business cards.
THANK YOU for your Generosity - Flood Relief

 When the Village contacted us and put out the call to help  residents hit by the flooding in September, chamber and community members responded en force!

Thank you, all, for your caring spirit and generosity as you donated items, meals, purchased meals, gift cards, cleaning supplies and volunteered to help those in need. Many comments were made at the great response our community and businesses gave when called upon.
To me, this shows that our members are not only darn good at networking with and referring business to other chamber members, but also you have huge hearts. Thank you so very much!
2nd Annual "What Women Want" Expo --A Beautiful Success! 

Carol Stream Chamber Logo Forty Chamber members exhibited at the 2nd annual "What Women Want" Expo last week. The ballroom at the Holiday Inn was a 'sea of pink' as exhibitors got into the theme of the event.

Josh Westerfield/Edward Jones

Josh Westerfield/Edward Jones, greets the women who attended the Women's Expo.
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Dr. Erin Ducat/Ducat Chiropractic & Wellness Center, listens to the health concerns of visitors to her table at the Women's Expo.

Chamber Cruise -- All Aboard!!!
HOW MUCH fun will it be to get away from the cold weather in February to the sunny Caribbean??? Loads of fun...boat-loads of fun... on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas.
Can you sneak away for some R & R & N (n=netorking)?? Check out the website: where you can learn more about pricing and availability, as well as shore excursions. Just to whet your appetite, s
ome 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 

As we said, "All ABOARRRRRRD!"

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Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce