Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

                                           November 2008
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar

November 20

After Hours
Brian's Charhouse
27 W 371 North Ave
(at Morton)West Chicago
December 5
 Holiday Comedy Social
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 150 S. Gary, Carol Stream 
$20/members; $25/their guests
LIVE comedian, food, drinks,
Silent Auction, DJ/Karaoke after, FUN!
RSVP necessary
 Happy Holidays!!!
January 14
Monthly Luncheon
"Accelerated Networking"
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites  
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
BUILD your business at this fast-paced
"speed-dating-style" networking event
January 15
After Hours
CORT Furniture
161 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream
January 21
 WIB Luncheon
Cathy Leman
January 23
 Constant Contact Class
College of DuPage/CS
500 N. Kuhn Rd, Carol Strm
more info soon
... the October Multi-Chamber Progressive luncheon, we raise $177 for the Carol Stream Chamber "Dollars for Scholars" Scholarship... ... ... Congrats to Sadiq Kassamali/Avis who was #2 in the state last month! They are located in the lobby at the Holiday Inn... ... Don't forget to SHOP THE CHAMBER for all your holiday needs!... .... ... Need a flu shot? Our Savior Lutheran has a clinic on Nov. 16th from 8:30am-1pm. 630-483-3143 for more info... ... ... Brian's Charhouse is holding a benefit on Nov. 22 at noon  for Raul Cervantes, who has worked for CS Fire/Paramedics and was paralyzed in a traffic accident. Call Nichole at (630) 933-6646 for more info... ... ... Allegra Print & Imaging is offering $12,000 of printing grants to non-profit organizations in the community. You can find the form at or call 630.790.0444. Application deadline Dec. 31st. ... ... ... Stratford Square Mall will host a Dick Biondi Toy Drive on Fri., Nov. 28th. Bring new unwrapped toys & see special guests throughout the broadcast! ... ... ...
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.

November Luncheon Recap 
We thank DuPage County Clerk Chris Kachiroubas for speaking at our November 12th luncheon. Click here for the recap...
After Hours at Brian's Charhouse November 20th
Looking for an affordable way to get more visibility and network?
Come out to the Business After Hours in November at Brian's Charhouse on Nov. 20th. Brian's is located at 27 W 371 North Avenue in West Chicago, at Morton Road. This chamber event is free, so you can't go wrong.
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.

 There may be snowflakes and icicles outside but at the Chamber annual Holiday Comedy Social on Friday, December 5th, there will be lots of warm networking!  Kev Sevara will be the LIVE! comedian as we hold this event at the Holiday Inn beginning at 5:30. New this year, an enhanced dinner BUFFET! We'll have the Silent Auction so you can Holiday Shop while supporting the chamber, too. All this AND our favorite LIVE DJ/Karaoke King, Perry Johnson/Echo Entertainment in the very same room until 11:30pm!

We hope you'll consider: being a sponsor, donating a silent auction item (gift basket, electronics, gift certificates, etc.) and/or volunteer. It will be a great night of socializing and networking, while being entertained, too.
RSVP here for the sponsor listing and RSVP form. 
SHOP THE CHAMBER..for the Holidays! 

 Each year we encourage you and other community members to SHOP THE CHAMBER for all the holiday needs.

 There are so many purchases around the holiday season - from getting the house ready for company to making or ordering meals to getting that perfect gift for the family or friends. We hope you'll consider what our chamber members offer FIRST when you start your shopping.
What do YOU have to offer for the upcoming shopping season? We will once again solicit your item suggestions and put them on a website and a flyer for the December newsletter.
If you would like me to put your company name and an item or service that someone might purchase from you as a holiday gift, email me and I'll post it on the website. We are encouraging folks, members and community people, to shop the chamber first for their holiday shopping needs.

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Women In Business
The November 3rd Women In Business Tea was enjoyed by all who attended. It was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL, sunny day at the Historic Farmhouse. Click here for a recap and photos.
The next WIB event will be on Wednesday, January 21st at Vangelo's Town Center Grille from 11:30-1pm. Our speaker will be Cathy Leman who will talk about eating healthy and working healthy. Updates are on the WIB web page.  
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Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce