Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

                                           February 2009
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar
Monthly Luncheon
  Al Lautenslager -  Marketing
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites  
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
Business-to-Business Expo
Hilton/Indian Lakes
 100 Exhibitors!
FREE Parking
Business After Hours
Sponsored by Carol Stream Rotary
Held at the Holiday Inn
"Chamber 101"
For new members
(and current)
COD/Carol Stream
500 N. Kuhn Road
Monthly Luncheon
Kay McKeen/Earth Hour
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites  
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
Multi-chamber Luncheon
Patrick Ryan/Chgo 2016 Olympics
Glen Ellyn

Business After Hours
904 Army Trail Rd, Carol Stream
Annual Meeting/Monthly Luncheon
10 Year Business Recognition
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites  
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
Business After Hours
Fox & Hound
Green Office Lunch
Accurate Office Supply
More details to follow
Annual Golf Classic
Klein Creek Golf Club


... ...Stop at Stratford Square Mall on Sat., Feb 7th from 10am-4pm for a Health Fair. Some of our members will have exhibitors tables  ... ...Congratulations to DuPage Cellular on 20 years of success! ... ... ...  Want to get the word out without stuffing and stamping? Put a flyer in our March newsletter. We need 400 copies and a check for $120 to the office before Feb. 25th... ... ... Congratulations to Money Mailer of DuPage's Sharon Spero who won the organization's President's Club Award was presented with the award at their convention in Miami. Congrats, Sharon!... ... ...  The Chamber Cruise departs February 21st. Bon Voyage!!! ... ... ... Com2 Recycling Solutions is  being recommended for ISO 9001,14001 AND OH&S 18001 ISO certifications. A lot of hard work goes into this - good luck!... ...  SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW CHAMBER BUSINESSES -- Shop the Chamber!
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.

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Time for 13th Annual Five Star Business Expo 

 On Friday, Februay 13th, 'lucky' businesses will be exhibited at the 13th annual Five Star Business Expo at Hilton/Indian Lakes in Bloomingdale. 100 businesses from five chambers will gather to exhibit at this long-time business-to-business expo. A list of businesses participating can be found here.

Beginning at 9:00am and ending at 3:00pm, this event has FREE parking, FREE networking, FREE giveaways, and FREE food! You must bring a business card to enter and, while we want you to network, only those with booths should distribute brochures, etc. You won't be disappointed! Stop by! More info at
February Luncheon "Get Business Now!"
We are thrilled to have Al Lautenslager, Guerrilla Marketing expert as our speaker for the February 11th luncheon. He will present, "10 Things to Do to Get Business NOW!" at the Holiday Inn. Luncheon will start at 11:30 and end at 1pm.
New this month -- visit the CHAMBER LIBRARY TABLE and put your flyers for each attendee into a STAND UP Kraft shopping bag with handles. Also, we will have a drawing for a FREE 'SHOP THE CHAMBER eBlast', so be sure to bring business cards. We have over 110 signed up!
After Hours Sponsored by Carol Stream Rotary Club
 The After Hours for February will be held on February 19th at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites but will be hosted by the Carol Stream Rotary Club. Be sure to stop by between 5:30pm and 7:30pm for some great networking, food and drink. Learn what Rotary does and network at the same time. RSVP today!
January Luncheon "Accelerated  Networking" A Success!

 We 'raced' through some serious speed networking and attendees met 35 individuals each! Click here for the recap and photos of our focused networkers!!

Business-Community Directory
in the Works

 Every other year the Chamber works with Vaughan, Thain & Spencer to produce a directory with listings for all members, community information, as well as quality ads for members. Work has already begun on the 2009-2010 publication and many ads have been purchased.

 In the next month, we will notify you to update your information through ChamberMaster to be sure we have the most accurate contact information for your company. Committee Chair, Ann Kennedy and the chamber staff have worked closesly with Vaughan, Thain & Spencer (VTS) to plan the book, which will be delivered in Spring 2009 to 15,000 residences in Carol Stream. Chamber businesses will also be able to distribute it, if they wish, and they will be on hand at the Carol Stream Public Library, Village Hall and Chamber office.
Ads can be sponsored in a variety of sizes and colors. If you would like more info, call John or Paulette at VTS at (630) 920-0164 or email them by clicking here. 
Chamber Ambassadors Step Up!
 Fourteen of your fellow Carol Stream Chamber Members have made the commitment to assist at our events. We would like to thank:
Mary Ahart Matrix Payment
Cindy Allston WDSRA
Marina Collazo Restoration Coalition CHAIR
Kim Drwal Edward Jones Investments
Rich Drzewicki Sunrise Chevrolet
Tom Gosche The Business Strategist
Lea  Jackman WDSRA
Mary Kamka Send Out Cards
Renate Knippen Knippen Enterprises, Ltd.
Ken Pederson American Chartered Bank
Michele Saxman Rapid Rentals
Josh Sumner Harris of Carol Stream
Tammy Trombetta Starbucks
Josh Westerfield Edward Jones Investments
These are some of the faces you see at the registration table, at Ribbon Cuttings, and After Hours. They may be the voice on the end of the phone, welcoming new members. For more information on the Ambassador program, click here.
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Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce