Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Monthly Member Update
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. Fee for regular member 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 Newman if you have any further questions on this matter (630) 665-3325.
Deadline for September newsletter flyers to the chamber office
(350 flyers + $120)
Multi-chamber Unemployment Seminar
Bloomingdale Golf Club
With State Rep Coladipietro
and Sen Pankau
8am Registr & Continental Brkfst
8:30-11 Seminar- $20/members
Speaker: Steve Black
A Brian Tracy Trainer, Topic TBA
Holiday Inn & Suites, 11:30am-1pm
Constant Contact Class:
Social Media Marketing Made Simple
Steve Robinson, Constant Contact
Business After Hours
Ballydoyle/Stratford Square Mall
Deadline for WIB Expo flyers to the chamber office
(250 flyers + $25)
What Women Want Expo
Visit, Shop, Be Pampered @ our
PINK Event-Free Goodie Bag to the
First 250 attendees.
Holiday Inn, CS-10am-3pm $5/adm
Business Before Hours @
365 E North Ave, Carol Stream
Multi-chamber PROGRESSIVE Luncheon
Bloomingdale Golf Club
Business After Hours @ ATI Fitness
327 Gundersen Dr, Carol Stream
TopGolf Outing -More info to come!
WIB POLKA DOT Progressive Luncheon
Multi-chamber 8 + chambers
Holiday Inn & Suites, Carol Stream
Sign up for YOUR slot to produce a 90 Second Marketing Message for the Chamber website. Taping date is August 30th at the Holiday Inn. We'll be filming the CHAMBER UPDATE with Stone Cliff Productions; why not do yours? Call us today... ... ... Good luck to Chicagoland Expos who have a big 10th ann-iversary show at the Holiday Inn Sept. 9th-12th, 2010 with some fun people: Erin Moran, Tanya Roberts, Richard Kiel, Carroll Spinney (Sesame St), Larry Thomas (Soup Nazi)... ... ... If you would like a 2011 Entertainment Book and like to help Humanitarian Service Project expand to serve more in need, call Shannon @ 630.221.8340... ... ...Congrats to John & Tony's on their over-whelming response to offering Cooking Classes at their restaurant at North Ave and Morton Road!... ... ... Pass it on, mentor a child; less than 1 hr a week. Call CCSD93's Julie at 630.539.3161... ... ...
Olympic Chiro is hosting a Women's Expo Oct 16th; for more info on vendor booths, call Kelly 630.830.8600... ... ... Stimulate your LOCAL economy! Before turning to internet purchasing, 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.
|BREAKFAST SEMINAR/IDES AUG. 26|
We are partnering with three other chambers to offer a Breakfast Seminar on Unemployment, given by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Join us at Medinah Shriners Banquets on August 26th where State Senator Carole Pankau and State Representative Franco Coladipietro introduce this valuable program.
|BIG SEPTEMBER EVENT...WIB EXPO|
It's just about time for the 4th annual "What Women Want" Expo and you can still be involved. "How?" you ask?
- Have a theme-rich booth for exhibiting or vending
THIS JUST IN...BOOTH PRICE ROLLBACK...$75 RATE EXTENDED
- Volunteer at event
- Put YOUR business flyer or giveaway item in the 250 Pink Goodie Bags given out at event
- Donate a door prize
What is the expo about?
It's about 'What Women Want" and that can translate into CHOCOLATE, SHOPPING, PAMPERING, INSPIRATION, AWARENESS. It's an enjoyable atmosphere, truly, where every vendor has an opportunity at their booth for one of the above 'wants'.
Can't figure how you fit in but you want a booth?
Call Nan or Luanne and we will consult with you!
Can my non-member friends have a booth?
Yes, if they hurry and join the chamber first. Note: those who sell may make their booth fee and/or membership cost back quickly. Contact your friends who have these type businesses to make it a great event.
The event is Wed., Sept 22nd from 10am to 3pm at the Holiday Inn. Be a part of the pink day!
Click here for the registration form.....
|"PITCH YOUR BIZ" ON THE MARK|
(Joe Guadagnoli & Wayne Erickson/Pure Water Technology and Marina Collazo/Restoration Coalition)The annual luncheon known as "Pitch Your Business" hit a home run this month....click here for photos and a recap.
|SEPTEMBER 8TH LUNCHEON COVERS TIME MAXIMIZATION, GOAL-SETTING, CLOSING SALES|
|We are fortunate to have, for our September luncheon speaker, Steven Black, who will speak on very important business topics. Held September 8th from 11:30-1 at the Holiday Inn, this event will help you work on many aspects of your day-to-day job as well as future planning.
Networking is always an integral part of our luncheons, as we allow time before, during and after the event to do so. Chamber Ambassadors at each table facilitate the conversation to assure you are introduced and others know what you do, what you need.
Summer is waving goodbye, so say HELLO to the first lunch of the fall! Reserve your spot before September 3rd. Click here to register
|NEW CHAMBER MAPS ARE IN!!|
The brand new Chamber Maps are in and we'd like to thank our Map Advertising Sponsors:
Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
Auto Showcase/Car Care
Bartel's Auto Clinic
Benjamin School District 25
Blackman and Bliss, DDS
Brust Funeral Home
Carol Stream Animal Hospital
Carol Stream Park District
Community Auto Body
Community Consolidated School District 93
Hampton Inn of Carol Stream
Holiday Inn & Suites, Carol Stream
Humanitarian Service Project
Jade Asian Infused
Jubilee Furniture Co.
Pure Water Technology
Robert A McNees & Associates
Wheaton Park District/Arrowhead Golf Club
Wright Chiropractic Clinic
We will be making arrangements soon to get maps out to the advertisers. If you would like to put maps at your business, stop by the chamber office to pick up a stack!
|PROGRESSIVE AFTER HOURS - A-OK!|
(James Urbaniec/Regal Custom Painting and Rosanna DeFrenza/RoccoVino's in front of Soto CPT Fitness)
THANK YOU to our very PROGRESSIVE members who hosted us at the August 19th After Hours:
FAMILY HEALTHMART PHARMACY
SOTO CPT FITNESS
ROCCOVINO'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO
We had 30 people 'progress' from business to business, networking along the way. Congrats to Eve Pool/United Central Bank, who won gift certificates supplied by all four merchants.
|WANT TO PAY LESS FOR...EVERYTHING?|
COMING SOON.....find out more soon about the WHOLE CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE during the month of September and how you can earn chamber credits towards: membership, luncheons, Reverse Raffle tickets, flyers in newsletters and much more. Hint: it 'pays' to have your friends and associates sign up to join the Carol Stream Chamber! Individual 'winners' and one cash prize to the TOP DOG! Tune in soon...
|REWARDING PROJECTS WITH MARKET POTENTIAL|
|The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) launched the sixth annual Innovate Illinois competition. Innovate Illinois is designed to recognize high-growth businesses in Illinois that have launched or plan to launch an innovative product or service. The four top companies will win a total of $80,000 in cash prizes. The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC), an affiliate of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, will be facilitating this year's program. Applications for the program are due on Friday, September 10.|
Companies interested in applying for the competition must fill out and complete the online application at www.innovateillinois.org. Each application will be reviewed by the Innovate Illinois application committee, and the 16 top scoring companies in each of the three competition areas will be invited to participate in the area semifinals. Applicants will be notified by October 1, 2010 whether or not they are selected as area semifinalists.
The area semifinals competitions will be half day long events held in Carbondale, Peoria, and Chicago. Each semifinalist company will have seven minutes to present their businesses and innovations to a panel of judges in a fast pitch format. The winners of the semifinals will be announced the same day as the pitches. Four companies in each area, two for the early stage and two for the later stage, will move on to the statewide finals which will be held in Chicago in December 2010.
Companies selected for the finals will present for seven minutes before a new panel of judges representing both the entrepreneurial and investment communities at a competition on December 16, 2010. The winners will be announced that evening at the closing reception. There will be one winner and one runner-up awarded for each track. The winners will each be awarded a $30,000 cash prize, while the runner-ups will each be awarded $10,000 cash prizes.
The application deadline for Innovate Illinois is Friday, September 10, 2010. Applicants that move to the semifinals round will be notified by October 1, 2010. For more information about the program, or to access an application, visit www.innovateillinois.org.
|PAPER MOVES TO ELECTRONIC, SAYS IRS|
|If you are making federal tax (income tax, employment tax,etc.) deposits using the paper coupon system, you will need to migrate to the federal government's electronic system for making tax deposits, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) , by January 1, 2011, according to Mike Mudroncik , our contact at the Internal Revenue Service. Questions? Reach out to him at 312-566-3529 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|AUGUST 24th SBA DISASTER LOAN WEBINAR|
|How do you apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan? What are the loan limits? Can the SBA disaster loan help with those losses not covered by your insurance?
Get answers to those and other questions during a webinar on Understanding Disaster Assistance Funding with the SBA hosted by Agility Recovery Solutions on Tuesday, August 24 at 2 p.m., EDT. During the live, interactive webinar James Rivera, SBA's associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Assistance will explain how the loan program works, how a disaster declaration is made, and the steps to take to apply for a loan.
SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery Solutions to offer business continuity strategies for small business owners via their "PrepareMyBusiness" website (www.preparemybusiness.org). Visit the website to access previous webinars, and to learn more about disaster preparedness.
Since 1953, the SBA has provided more than $48 billion in disaster recovery assistance to 1.9 million homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in the form of long-term, low-interest loans.
WHO: James Rivera, SBA Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance
WHAT: The Understanding Disaster Assistance Funding with the SBA webinar will begin with a presentation by Rivera on SBA's disaster assistance program, to be followed by an online question and answer session.
WHEN: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
HOW: Register in advance for Understanding Disaster Assistance Funding with
the SBA by visiting Agility's "Prepare My Business" website at www.preparemybusiness.org/education.
Information provided by Kitty Weiner, District Representative
Congressman Peter J. Roskam - 630-893-9670
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 Newman, Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce