Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

                                         July 2009
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar
Monthly Luncheon
"Leadership Style" Tom Berliner
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
WIB Luncheon
Gail Sussman Miller
Hilton Garden Inn, St. Charles
11:30-1:00 pm
Business After Hours
Belmont Village - 5:30-7:30pm
545 Belmont Ln, Carol Stream
Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
Parkway Commons Apt. Homes
565 Gunderson, CS
20th Annual Golf "Classic
Klein Creek Golf Club,
 Donate raffle
10:30 registration
Noon Shotgun start
Video Taping Your 90 Second Commercial
Holiday Inn
Must have appt 1 wk in advance
(call Chamber office)
Monthly Luncheon
"Pitch Your Business"
Holiday Inn
RSVP by 8/7
Ribbon Cutting/Grand Re-opening After Hours
Ducat Chiropractic
Business Before Hours
Office Depot/Wheaton
Multi-chamber After Hours
505 W. Army Tr, BL
With Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale and Roselle chambers 

SNIPPETS... ... ... follow the Chamber on Twitter: cs_chamber is how to find us... ... ..Keep your cool -- we have HVAC companies in the chamber if your a/c isn't doing the job. ... ...  SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW CHAMBER BUSINESSES -- Shop the Chamber!... ... ... Minimum wage increases effective 7/1/09 for some employers. Click here for more info from the Dept. of Labor.... ... ... SIgn up for the "What Women Want" Expo on Spet 23rd at the Holiday Inn. It's all about Chocolate, Shopping, Pampering... ...Tired of sticky name tags? Get a nice,  magnetic name tag from the chamber for $10. People can read it from across the room. Order form here ... ... Would you like to be a Mini-Exhibitor for July 8th or September 9th? Email the chamber office if you do... ...
Plan ahead for the August 12th "Pitch Your Business" luncheon where you will get 45 seconds to 'pitch' to everyone..and make it memorable. Start thinking what you will do! ENJOY SUMMER!!!
Quick Links...
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
Whether you stay at home or travel on the 4th, we wish you a Safe and Happy one!
If you're in town, stop by the annual 4th of July Parade in Carol Stream!!!
The 10am parade on the 4th is viewed by thousands and videotaped to be put on the local cable channel. Are you marching or driving in the parade?
Visit the Parade website for more information.
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.

July Luncheon on Leadership
Monthly chamber luncheons continue right on through the summer. There's no vacationing in chamber networking! (nor crying in baseball.)
Our July luncheon will be on July 8th at the Holiday Inn and our presenter will be Tom Berliner. Tom is the Director of the MBA Program in the Dunham School of Business at Aurora University.  He will be persenting "Leadership Style: Defining, Describing and Using it." 
The luncheon starts at 11:30am with 1/2 hour of networking and visiting the mini-exhibitors' tables and ends at 1:00pm. If you would like the opportunity to be a mini-exhibitor, call the chamber office today at 630.665.3325.
More info on mini-exhibitors and other ways to get your name out there can be found here.
After Hours x 2 in July
Our "Business After Hours" for July will be held on Thursday, July 16th at Belmont Village from 5:30-7:30pm. The folks at Belmont Village know how to put on a spread and you will enjoy some fine networking at this event. They are the nicest people and have a beautiful facility near Geneva and Schmale Road in Carol Stream. Don't miss these FREE events and bring business cards.
Another opportunity to network is the Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening at Parkway Commons Apartment Homes, 565 Gundersen, Carol Stream. Zac Sinclair and his team will start with a Ribbon Cutting and continue with an open house from 5:00pm-7:0pm on July 23rd. We are excited for Zac and all at Parkway as they have been a great supporter of the chamber and have worked long and hard to re-open their wonderful apartment homes. Come on out and mingle with fellow chamber members!
Welcome New Chamber President!
At the June 2009 Chamber Board meeting, Bob McNees of Robert A. McNees Associates was elected Board President. Bob brings a wealth of skills and history to the board as he has served as president in the past. A local attorney, he is active in many community organizations, including the Rotary Club of Carol Stream.
Congratulations, Bob!
It's All About the Video -- 24/7
Golf Outing - July 28th at Klein Creek
 20 years!! This year will be the 20th annual Golf "Classic" that the chamber will present at Klein Creek Golf Club. Members and their friends are signing up to golf 18 holes of 'best ball' golf at this social networking event.
How do you get your name out there? Be a sponsor! You can have your name on a sign of a variety of sizes. For silver sponsorship or higher you can actually have a table on the hole and greet the ambitious golfers - great visibility!
New this year is a Cart Sponsor for $50. Also needed are raffle prizes -- can your company donate a gift certificate? Contact the chamber office for details or click here for the registration form to jump right into this year's event! 
SBA Offers Recovery Capital Program
For your information and review you will find details regarding US Small Business Association's (SBA's) America's Recovery Capital (ARC) Loan Program that began last week.   Please let your colleagues and business associates know about this program. 
Enhanced Inspection Service for Businesses
Fire Inspectors from the Carol Stream Fire Protection District will be assisting the business community in taking advantage of the Smart Ideas for Business financial incentives offered by Commonwealth Edison to assist Chamber businesses in lowering their electricity costs.
Fire Inspector Rasmussen and his fellow colleague Inspector Tim Ryan will drop off as part of their annual fire inspection regimen some CFL bulbs and a packet of information on Com-Ed's Smart Ideas for Business energy efficiency financial assistance program. 
Businesses are encouraged to review the program literature and consider applying for one or two of the available energy saving programs to lower their operational costs. However, don't wait for your annual fire inspection to take advantage of these energy efficiency programs.
The Smart Ideas for Business program application can be accessed on-line at  or for those who want to talk to a live representative phone the program hotline at (888) 806-2273.
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Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce