Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Monthly Member Update
Business Before Hours NEW!!
West Suburban Bank
401 N. Gary, Carol Stream
Come for Networking; Bring Biz cards
Pam Marte/Time Management
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
150 S. Gary, Carol Stream
After Hours-Manhattan's Bar & Grill
300 S. Schmale Rd. CS 5:30-7:30pm
5 Star Business Expo/Indian Lakes
120 Exhibitors-FREE Admission
FREE Parking, FREE Food samples! 9-3
Taping of the
Chamber member Video Marketing
Messages @ Holiday Inn
Call chamber office for appointment
Progressive Luncheon w/West Chgo
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 11:30-1:00
St. Patty's Day Reverse Raffle
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Dinner, unique raffle, Door prize
Women In Business Luncheon
Tammy Cook/"Get off Your 'But'-s
Glendale Lakes, 1550 Pres. GH 11:30-1
Business After Hours
Carol Stream Rotary at the
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
HUGE Multi-Chamber Luncheon
Speaker: Tom Walter/Tasty Catering
"The Power of a Winning Brand Image: During Good Times and Bad"
Bobak's @Seven Bridges, Woodridge
11:00am Registr, Expo & Networking
Noon -1:15pm Event ...19 Chambers
The chamber Luncheon Policy dated July 11, 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. Payment will be expected in advance or at the door; no invoicing available. We do appreciate your consideration and cooperation on this policy. Please call Luanne Triolo if you have any further questions on this matter
... ... ... Summer is coming! Well, eventually! Summer concerts
at the Town Center are being planned. If YOUR company would like to be a Concert Sponsor, call Chris Oakley at the Village today. Help keep this wonderful program of music, food and social gathering by becoming a sponsor. Learn more @ 630.871.6250... ... ... Congratulations to our new members who had Ribbon Cuttings last month: ATI Fitness, Advance Auto Parts and Jade Asian-Infused.
Stop by and welcome them to the community!... ... ... As you make your plans for Valentine's Day
, remember your Chamber friends who have flowers, restaurants, gifts, hotel getaways, housecleaning and more. Check the chamber website for specific categories by clicking here
... ... ... We will have a HUGE Multi-Chamber Networking Luncheon on March 25th.
More info on sponsors and expo spots soon. Watch your email. The event will be held at Bobak's 7 Bridges and will feature speakerTom Walter, CEO of Tasty Catering. 19 Chambers involved!... ... ... Don't forget to Shop Local
-- build relationships. SHOP THE CHAMBER!
|Dear Chamber Members, |
This monthly eNewsletter supplements our quarterly printed edition and is designed to keep you current with chamber events and opportunities.
Touch your iPhones, fire up your PDAs, or take out your day planner and enter these events. If you know someone who would benefit from our organization, feel free to forward this to them.
|BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS ...NEW!|
Straight from the drawing board of the Member Promotion Committee, to you....the Carol Stream Chamber will now hold regular Business Before Hours.
These early morning gatherings on the 1st Tuesday of every even month will bring us to a different business location each time. Starting at 7:30am, we'll have some mingling followed by introductions. This is yet another way for you to increase the visibility of your business. The event is hosted by a chamber member and FREE to attendees. We thank our hosts and hostesses in advance for opening your doors to us! Mark your calendars for:
>>Tues, Feb 2 - West Suburban Bank, 401 N Gary, CS
Tues, Apr 6 - Hampton Inn, Carol Stream
Tues, June 1 - Glendale Lakes Golf, Glendale Heights
RSVP to let us know if you'll be at this 7:30am-9am gathering. BRING BUSINESS CARDS!
|FEBRUARY LUNCHEON...TAKE THE TIME|
|Chamber members are invited to sign up online for a luncheon on Wednesday, February 10th. Our speaker will be Pamela Marte Certified Professional Co-active Coach from Inside/Out Coaching and she will give us the tools and techniques to help us Manage Our Time and have a Work/Life Balance.
Speakers.... and networking make our luncheons valuable to attendees. Speakers who present pertinent business topics and networking opportunities -- all in 1.5 hours. Plan your month ...fitour luncheon into your appointment book or calendar!
The February 10th luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 150 S. Gary, Carol Stream from 11:30am-1pm. Mini-exhibitors will have expo tables from 11:30-noon and again at 1:00.
Four members will be chosen from those in attendance and will be the BUSINESS OF THE MONTH, along with another attendee chosen to receive a FREE EBLAST.
RSVP online or to the chamber office before Feb 5th.
|NEW IN 2010: R O C S ! |
The second meeting of our new Chamber Leads Group - ROCS! (Referral Organization of Carol Stream will be held on Wednesday, February 3, from 7:15am-8:30am at Augustino's Rock & Roll Deli, 246 S. Schmale, Carol Stream.
The purpose of this group is to meet regularly and pass leads or referrals. The kick-off meeting was Wednesday, January 20th. The group is category-exclusive. If you would like to attend, call Ed Zuniga (630) 871-8840.
Would you benefit from a group like this? Reserve YOUR spot! Click here
for more info on ROCS! And a big thanks to Cathy and Jerry Morelli and crew at Augie's!!
|5 STAR BUSINESS EXPO BOOTHS AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY 19|
120 Booths. 5 Chambers. 6 Hours. 14th Year.
Those numbers explain only a part of what is known as the Five Star Business Expo. Held this year at Hilton/Indian Lakes Resort on February 19th, this Business-to-business Expo is full of opportunity. Exhibitors have the opportunity to showcase their new products or services. Networking is also prevalent, as exhibitors mingle with each other, when possible, to further business relationships.
Expo booths start at $225 and there are also Sponsorship opportunities. No one leaves hungry, as 10 Food Sponsors distribute their specialties, to everyone's delight. FREE Parking, FREE Admission, FREE Giveaways (is that redundant?), FREE Networking. Whether a sponsor, exhibitor or attendee, you'll be sure to find the Five Star a valuable Expo to be a part of!
|WOMEN IN BUSINESS NEWS |
|The Women In Business Committee has some great events planned for 2010!
Mark your calendars for the WIB programs:
"Get Off Your "But"-s Tammy Cook @ Glendale Lakes
May 19"Tables of Interest - Networking by Common Interest"
Multi-chamber - "Laughter Therapy" Colleen Caron
"What Women Want" Expo @ Holiday Inn
Polka-Dot Progressive Networking Extravaganza @ Holiday InnHoliday In
|MOBILE ALERTS FOR MEMBERS|
Carol Stream Chamber members have the benefit of receiving Mobile Text alerts from the chamber office, notifying last minute changes, upcoming deadlines and exciting new opportunities.
Partnering with Opt-It, we are excited to be a part of this cutting-edge marketing technology. Click here
for more info on Mobile Alerts.
|ST. PATTY'S DAY REVERSE RAFFLE RETURNS|
|It's BAAAACK! The Return of the St. Patty's Day Reverse Raffle will be realized on March 11, 2010 at the Holiday Inn. An evening event, this raffle will offer the chance to win $5,000 to the Grand Prize winner, along with a Door Prize opportunity to win a Big Screen 40" LDHD TV!
200 tickets will be sold for $100 each. You may buy a ticket yourself, or split one with co-workers or friends.
Do you have a 'lucky' number? Tickets are printed and ready to sell. Call the Chamber office today to secure YOUR lucky ticket!
If you have visited the Chamber offices lately or come to our luncheons, you may have noticed the new look of the signage at the Holiday Inn & Suites. Sporting their new Holiday Inn logo, these new signs INCLUDE an arrow indicating the chamber location. Thank you, Don Oppermann and Pete Pell, for 'pointing' to us! We appreciate it!
|AFTER HOURS IN FEBRUARY|
Our monthly Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, February 18th at Manhattan's Bar and Grill, 300 S. Schmale, Carol Stream (south of St. Charles Road), from 5:30-7:30pm.
These gatherings are casual and designed to provide an informal networking opportunity for you to get to know other chamber members, building business relationships. Do you have a business associate that could benefit from chamber membership? Bring them along!
We thank our hosting 'crew' - Sindy Rogers and her very capable staff, as they provide us with appetizers to show us specialties of the house. Cash bar available. RSVP to the chamber office and let us know you'll join us on February 18th!
Thank you for taking the time to read these updates from the chamber. Be sure to forward this to a business associate who could benefit from chamber membership.
Luanne Triolo, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce