MAY 6Business After HoursCarol Stream Park District hosts @ Coyote Crossing Mini Golf Course, Route 64 & St. Charles Rd5:30-7:30pm MAY 12Monthly Luncheon"State of the Village"
Mayor Frank Saverino, Sr.Holiday Inn & Suites11:30am-1pm MAY 19WIB Luncheon "Tables of Interest"Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca11:30am-1pm MAY 27
Ribbon CuttingParkway Bank & Trust914 W. Army Trail, Carol Stream9:00am JUNE 1Business Before HoursGlendale Lakes Golf Club1550 President, Glendale Hts7:30am-9:00am JUNE 3
Multi-Chamber After HoursHilton Garden Inn, St. Charles5:30-7:30pm
Accelerated NetworkingHoliday Inn & Suites11:30am-1pm JUNE 23Annual Golf OutingKlein Creek Golf Club, WinfieldNoon Shotgun Start JULY 14Monthly LuncheonSmall Business Information
State Treasurer's OfficeHoliday Inn & Suites11:30am-1pm JULY 15
Business After HoursAlberto's/Holiday Inn150 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream5:30-7:30pm
LUNCHEON/RSVP POLICY - Our Luncheon/RSVP Policy is that attendees 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. Some luncheons require earlier response. Member Fee for a regular luncheon is $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. Some luncheons with other groups or special events may have different fees. We do appreciate your consideration and cooperation on this policy. Please call Luanne Triolo if you have any further questions on this matter (630) 665-3325.
Are you a happy chamber member? Would you like to give a testimonial? Contact Luanne 630.665.3325... ... ... Do you use Microsoft Outlook as your email client? When you RSVP for a chamber event, you can insert an appointment into your calendar. Near the top of each event confirmation, is an ADD TO OUTLOOK link, which opens an .ics file to be saved, complete with event info, to your Outlook. Easy as can be! ... ... ... Coming on June 16th, People's Resource Centers presents "Dine Away Hunger" which will include our members: Alberto's, Manhattan's, Culver's and Village Tavern. A portion of the proceeds helps their food pantry, which helps others!... ... ... Coming soon - a Microsoft Windows 7 Presentation morning seminar; watch your email. ... ... ... Village Electronics Recycling Event at the Town Center Sat., May 8th 9am-Noon Don't you have an old phone and/or phone charger? 630.871.6250 for more info... ... ... Looking for help: Volunteers are needed for the annual Pond & Stream Sweep on May 22nd at 8am. Call 630.871.6220 for more info... ... ... Graduation time, confirmation time, communion time, reunion time -- SHOP THE CHAMBER ...ALL THE TIME!
|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.
|MAY 6th AFTER HOURS |
|Chamber members have the opportunity to try their hand at some miniature golfing at the next Business After Hours on Thursday, May 6th. The Carol Stream Park District will hold this event at Coyote Crossing, Route 64/North Avenue and St. Charles Road, West Chicago. Come by at 5:30pm until 7:30pm to network with fellow chamber members. Bring Business Cards! Lynfred Winery may be offering a wine tasting. RSVP today!|
|MAY LUNCHEON - "STATE OF THE VILLAGE"|
Annually, Mayor Frank Saverino speaks at our chamber luncheon, updating us all on the "State of the Village". This May 12th, he will once again, 'fill us in' at the luncheon, held at the Holiday Inn & Suites from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Make your reservations today, or anytime up to May 7th, to have a seat at this event. Of course we will have the first 1/2 hour of networking and some at each table, too.
Be sure to bring a good stack of business cards, as we will be encouraging you to pass them around the table after you are seated. Our Ambassadors will facilitate conversation, so that people get to know each other better.
|GOLF OUTING IN JUNE THIS YEAR|
Usually a July event, the annual Chamber Golf "Classic" has moved to June 23rd! For more info and the top 10 reasons to be a part of it, click here
Each year, local organizations, including the Carol Stream Chamber, offer scholarships to students pursuing education at local, state or colleges across the nation.
This year, the Scholarship Committee interviewed 25 students who are residents of Carol Stream. Five recipients were chosen and their names will be announced after they are 'surprised' at their awards banquets.
We thank the Scholarship Committee for their dedication to this endeavor. The interviews and deliberation were over two nights for five hours each, in addition to the normal work day. Thank you to: Amit Mehta/Fast On Site Computer Repair, Marina Collazo/ACN, and John Fioti/Law Office of John Fioti, the committee chair.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS NEWS
|The Women In Business (WIB) committee has planned a year of networking and informational events for you. Yes, I said YOU! Here are some WIB FAQ's:
Q: I am a member of the Carol Stream Chamber. Do I have to JOIN an additional group to attend Women In Business events?
A: No, your chamber membership qualifies you to attend our luncheon events at member prices.
Q: I would like to bring a business associate to hear one of the upcoming speakers. She has visited before; may she visit again?
A: Yes. WIB events, unlike regular chamber luncheons or After Hours, etc. allow non-members to visit more than once.
Q: I am not a woman. May I attend? Why would men want to?
A: Yes, you may attend. The WIB events are open to all. Some topics are pertinent to women, but let's face it, all men have some woman in their life (sister, wife, daughter, mother, female employee) and they may glean important information from these presentations. Besides, studies show that women are decision makers in many cases
Here are some very interesting statistics pertaining to women (according to insidercarsecrets.com):
> Women make up 51% of the population.
> Almost half the adult female population is unmarried.
> About 57% of single women are homeowners.
> 64 million adult women work outside the home, and 19% of them earn more than $30,000 a year. About 6.5% of them earn more than $50,000.
> Women own 38% of the businesses in the U.S. and employ 27.5 million people.
> 43% of individuals with assets over $500,000 are women.
> And women outlive men by 5.4 years!
> In almost 80% of the cases where married couples buy a new or used vehicle that it is the woman who calls the shots and makes the final decision
Are women part of your target marketing? Maybe they should be! Here are the WIB events and dates for 2010 - RSVP as soon as you can:
May 19 - "Tables of Interest" - Networking with Tablemates of common interest! 11:30-1 @Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca - ADDISON and GOA JOINING US
July 21 - MULTI-CHAMBER LUNCHEON "Laughter Therapy" by Colleen Caron @ Arrowhead Golf Course, Wheaton 11:30- 1:00 LISLE and ADDISON CHAMBERS JOINING US
Sept 22 - "What Women Want" EXPO @ Holiday Inn & Suites, 150 N. Gary, Carol Stream - MULTI-CHAMBER! 10-3 click here for application
Nov 17 - "Polka Dot Progressive Luncheon", @ Holiday Inn & Suites, 150 N. Gary, Carol Stream - MULTI-CHAMBER! 11:30am-1pm - MANY CHAMBERS JOINING US
|R O C S ! UPDATE|
|Our chamber leads group is going strong! The Referral Organization of Carol Stream (ROCS!) meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 7:15-8:30am at Augustino's. Would you like to know more? Click here...|
|CHAMBER MEMBERS MOBILE ALERTS |
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