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Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce  
Monthly Member Update

 

September2015
..in this issue
UPCOMING EVENTS
SNIPPETS
JANUARY EVENTS
RIBBON CUTTING
WELCOME BACK!
LUNCHEON INFO
JANUARY EVENTS
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
AFTER HOURS
5 STAR BUSINESS EXPO

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

SEPTEMBER 9

Luncheon

Conor Cunneen
"Sales Presentations"

Holiday Inn - 11:30-1

  

SEPTEMBER 17

Multi-Chamber After Hours

Hilton/Indian Lakes

5:30-7:30

  

SEPTEMBER 22

Joint Luncheon

Federal Update with

Roskam and Hultgren

Hilton Garden Inn

11:30-1:30

  

SEPTEMBER 23 & 24

Chamber Foundation Fundraiser

Jersey Mike's/Bloomingdale
Help support the Chamber Foundation

Coupons in Chamber office 

 

SEPTEMBER 25

"What Women Want" Expo

Exhibitors, Attendees

Holiday Inn & Suites

10am-2pm

  

OCTOBER 6

Networking in the Morning

Olympia Chiro/BT

7:30-9am

  

OCTOBER 9

Dynamic Women's Conference

Bob Burg + more keynotes

Meadows Club

8:30-4:30

  

OCTOBER 14

Multi-chamber Progressive Luncheon

11:15-1:15

   

 
QUICK LINKS
FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER AT JERSEY MIKE'S 


Jersey Mike's in Bloomingdale has partnered with us to raise funds for the Carol Stream Chamber Foundation. It's a GREAT deal to get a 7" sub free for a $2 donation to the Foundation! Dates are September 23 & 24th between 10am and 9pm.

You can use two coupons for two sandwiches if you have two people at the restaurant, and so on. See the coupon for all details and restrictions. You can also ask to add additional $ and you'll help us raise much-needed funds.

We have the coupons you'll need and we will distribute them at upcoming chamber events. Stop by the office if you'd like one.

The funds raised by the Foundation are for students pursuing higher education, for educational programs in business, and charitable aid in the community.
 
Donations are tax-deductible according to the IRS tax code for this 5013.

JOINT AFTER HOURS ON SEPTEMBER 17 


The Bloomingdale Chamber is gathering with us for the September 17th After Hours.

It will be held at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort from 5:30-7:30pm. The beauty of the after hours events is that there is no set program/schedule and there is no fee, so stop by for any or all of it, and bring an associate or two -- someone you think could benefit from some networking.

Sign up here...
NEW BENEFIT OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
This just in..... we have a new program called  
At each chamber event -- After Hours, Networking in the Morning, Ribbon Cutting --we will collect business cards and draw one. We'll take a photo of the winner and post it on the chamber Facebook page (which pushes to the chamber Twitter account). We will put their contact info from Chamber Master along with a company description in the next Constant Contact newsletter. 

Newsletter Spotlight... bringing more visibility to our member businesses.  
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 tablets, 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.
WELCOME. ENGAGE. BUILD.
I know it's not a New Year, but I cannot help but say "Welcome Back!"

As the summer vacations end and some who have children returning to school find, it's a 'fresh' year. Maybe we aren't using new crayons anymore (didn't you love getting a new box??) but it's still time to take a fresh look at what your chamber offers you and ENGAGE anew.

We will offer a monthly luncheon (or two) which, in my opinion, is the best hour-and-a-half a month you can set aside at which to focus on building your business. Consider making a "recurring appointment" in your electronic calendar.

After Hours and Networking in the Morning are designed to reach those unable to get away from lunch OR those who can make luncheons but want an extra boost of visibility. No fee for these before and after hour events is 'levied' -- that's a plus, right?

The above events, coupled with Expos and extra opportunities sprinkled onto our calendar are all ways to put your business front and center....in front of fellow chamber members and visitors.

So....."Welcome Back!" ...and hope to see you soon!

                                                              -Luanne 
MONTHLY LUNCHEON - CONOR CUNNEEN
Giving you a quality speaker who can impart important concepts and information is what our next luncheon will do. Conor Cunneen will equip you with material and instruction that you can put to use in building your business.

We have invited the Bartlett Chamber to join us on Wednesday, September 9th at the Holiday Inn & Suites from 11:30am-1:00pm. Sign up to hear this Irish-brogue-speaking author and presenter who will LIVE BROADCAST the event via the free downloadable App Periscope. 

FEDERAL UPDATE SEPTEMBER 22 
We have been invited to attend this informational update from Representative Peter Roskam and Congressman Randy Hultgren on September 22nd. See all the details below and sign up here...
WOMEN IN BUSINESS NEWS 
This Women In Business Expo has a lot to offer our members and I hope you'll consider taking advantage of what this event offers. If you can volunteer, email us. For all below, fill out this form: 
  • . : Be an exhibitor
  • . : Sponsor the event
  • . : Volunteer
  • . : Put an item in the Goodie bags
  • . : Put menus, flyers, brochures in the bags
Please help us spread the word, if you are in it or not. There will be postings on Social Media that you could SHARE, if you would. We invite YOU to attend and support our members -- and take home some valuable contacts and freebies, too. Thank you! 
For  
DYNAMIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE WITH BOB BURG OCTOBER 9th 
Chamber members have the chance to attend a Conference on Friday, October 9th from 8:30am-4:30pm.

The 2015 Dynamic Women's Conference offers a unique mix of learning from inspirational keynote and breakout speakers, mingling with other like-minded professionals, and participating in exclusive VIP opportunities -- and it happens once a year. Keynote speakers will be Bob Burg, Judith Wright, and Michele Scism and there will be breakout sessions, too.

For more info and to sign up, click here. The pricing goes up at the end of the month.  
CHAMBER WEEK IS SEPTEMBER 14-18th!! 
Across the state of Illinois there are more than 400 chambers and they will be celebrating September 14th through 18th as Chamber of Commerce Week. This is a week where we invite and encourage all members to SHOP THE CHAMBER, using fellow businesses especially during this week.

The first chamber in Illinois was founded in 1838 in Galena and the Carol Stream Chamber began in 1992.

Watch your email for our Chamber Week Virtual Scavenger Hunt! (there will be prizes!!)
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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.
 
Sincerely,
Luanne Newman, ACE Executive Director
Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce
o: 630.665.3325