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Join Us in Support of Future IT Careers

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The City of Aurora, in partnership with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, has submitted a grant application to Illinois DCEO in support of creating IT pathways opportunities for out-of-school youth (between 18 and 24 years of age) who hold either a high school diploma or GED. Two training cohorts of up to 20 participants each are planned.

Participating youth will develop skills sets in data entry, word processing, help desk functions (hardware and software), as well as other administrative tasks.

Part of the program is to identify placements for short-term internships with local employers.

Short-term paid internships will be covered by the grant. It allows employers to “try before you buy” similar to the current Manufacturing Careers Internship Program. For either program, there is no further obligation to the employer upon completion of the internship.

Internships are 160 hours – either four weeks of 40 hours or part-time. Again, the $13.29 wage per hour plus associated benefits (as applicable) will be covered by the grant.

Please contact Adrienne Holloway, City of Aurora Chief Innovation Officer, or Joseph Henning, Aurora Chamber President, if you are interested in participating.

We look forward to partnering with you to further expand workforce development opportunities and further our region’s economy.

Member News for Week of August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Exhibit at Illinois Governor’s Mansion Features Aurora Item

Aurora Chamber

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Member News »
Premier Investors »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

Member News

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurora-chamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.
Exhibit at Illinois Governor’s Mansion Features Aurora Item »
My Place Hotel-Chicago West/North Aurora, IL Now Open »
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit »
EEI Announces the Addition of Two Staff Members »
Aurora-Area Business Launches September Toy Drive for Childhood Cancer Awareness »
Suburban Series: Networking in Kane County »
Kane County 2018 Exports Grant Program »
Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference »
Technical Assistance to Boost Small-Scale Manufacturing »
On the Road in Kane County »
Aurora Area CVB Wins 2018 Reader’s Choice Award »
Aurora Ranks as One of Best Cities to Live the American Dream »

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Elite Members

 +Intention      95.9 The River      Aaron’s      Above Board Indoor Environmental      Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.      Aurora Bank & Trust      Aurora Collective      Aurora Limousine      Aurora University      Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston      Barbara Geiger – Keller Williams Experience      Beans Greens Proteins      Caterpillar, Inc.      Chicago Steel Hockey Team      City Segment      ComEd      Company 251      Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics      Country Financial – West Aurora      CyrusOne      Do or Dye Designs      Dolan & Murphy      Downtown Auroran Magazine      Endiro Coffee      First Secure Community Bank      Fox Valley Mall      Freedom Development Group, LLC      ganc.io      Gateway Mortgage Group      Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava      Henkels & McCoy, Inc.      Jiffy Lube Multi-Care      Kluber Architects + Engineers       Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.      Magick Woods, Inc.      Magnetrol International, Inc.      MedCom Group, LLC      Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc.      Mitutoyo America Corporation      Mooney & Thomas P.C.      Old Second National Bank      New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC      OnLight Aurora      Painters District Council 30      Palo Creative, PLL      Paramount Arts Centre      Pilmer Real Estate      Plum Landing Retirement Community      Prairie Technology Solutions Group, LLC      Presence Mercy Medical Center      Pure Skin Solutions, LLC      R.C. Wegman Construction Company      Rasmussen College      Rich Harvest Farms      Rush Copley Medical Center      S&S Metal Recyclers II      Scientel Solutions      ServPro of Aurora      Sign*A*Rama      SmithAmundsen, LLC      Staffing Network, LLC & QPA       Staffmark      Thoughtwave Software & Solutions      T-Mobile     Two Brothers Roundhouse      Valley Fastener Group, LLC      VivirMED, LLC      The Voice      Waubonsee Community College      Weldstar Company      Woodforest National Bank      World Finance Corporation      WSPY 

New Members

Landscape Concepts Management
Jennifer Spencer
1289 Aurora Avenue Lane, Aurora
(630) 897-0000
Landscaping and Lawn Care

IPS-Solar
Amit Shukla
(952) 239-5896
Utilities

Calendar of Events

Ribbon Cutting: Earthmover Credit Union
Tuesday, August 14, 5 – 6 p.m.
2205 Baseline Rd, Oswego
Ribbon Cutting @ 5:15 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Face to Face Beauty Studio
Wednesday, August 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1222 N. Eola, Suite C, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, August 30, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Location TBD, Aurora
Sponsored by Caton Commercial Real Estate

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43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189

www.aurora-chamber.com

Suburban Series: Networking in Kane County

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

CFBN is on the road! You are cordially invited to join us for happy hour to learn about Chicagoland Food& Beverage Network, and meet other food & beverage industry professionals based in Kane County.  If you are interested in building meaningful business relationships, growing your network and increasing your visibility, we hope you will join us.

All are welcome….bring a friend, bring a colleague, or bring your whole office! We look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.chicagolandfood.org/event-2951260

Agenda:

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

4:00 pm Check In, Cocktails & Networking
4:45 pm Program Begins
5:45 pm Q & A
6:15 pm Additional Networking

Kane County 2018 Exports Grant Program

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

In May 2015, Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) announced the launch of a Grant Program to help small and mid-sized businesses grow in international trade, specifically through exports. The Metro Chicago Exports Grant Program, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., awards grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout Northeastern Illinois. This innovative and successful grant program has been renewed for 2018.

The Kane County Exports Grant Program provides an additional incentive for Kane County companies to start or increase exporting. Companies located in Kane County which apply for, and are awarded, a grant from Metro Chicago Exports, would be eligible for up to an additional $5,000 from Kane County to reimburse 50% of eligible expenses associated with implementing an export plan.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Companies located in Kane County which are awarded a grant from Chicago Metro Exports.

WHAT GRANTS COVER

Grant awards up to an additional $5,000 to reimburse 50% of eligible expenses to support the company’s next steps to going global. Grant awards may also cover a Kane County company’s participation in the ExporTech© program.

WHERE BUSINESSES CAN APPLY

Program information and applications are available at www.MetroChicagoExports.com. More information about ExporTech can be found at https://www.nist.gov/exportech.

PROCESS FOR KANE COUNTY COMPANIES REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM KANE COUNTY

  • Metro Chicago Exports’ application process involves two steps – an initial online Client Assessment and a formal Grant Application review of export plans, capabilities and potential. Companies that pass the Client Assessment phase will be invited to submit more comprehensive information about their plans to go global as part of the Grant Application process.
  • Companies located in Kane County may request up to $5,000 in additional funding for eligible activities and/or services by including them in their Grant Application to Metro Chicago Exports.
  • MCE will review the applications along with other regional applications.

This Week’s News from Aurora Chamber

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Historical Society Maintains July 4 Bell Ringing

Aurora Chamber

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2018 Golf Classic »
Premier Investors »
Member News »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

Have You Registered for the 2018 Golf Classic?

Golf Classic

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Member News

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurora-chamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.
Matching Pallet Fundraiser Set for June 29 »
Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference »
Historical Society Maintains July 4 Bell Ringing »
Technical Assistance to Boost Small-Scale Manufacturing »
Hansberger Family Donates $1M to Kids Golf Foundation »
On the Road in Kane County »
World Relief to Host Corporate Partners Program »
Aurora Area CVB Wins 2018 Reader’s Choice Award »
Aurora Ranks as One of Best Cities to Live the American Dream »
Ill. Chamber Opens EDIE Nominations »

Elite Members

 +Intention      95.9 The River      Aaron’s      Above Board Indoor Environmental      Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.      Aurora Bank & Trust      Aurora Collective      Aurora Limousine      Aurora University      Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston      Barbara Geiger – Keller Williams Experience      Beans Greens Proteins      Caterpillar, Inc.      Chicago Steel Hockey Team      City Segment      ComEd      Company 251      Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics      Country Financial – West Aurora      CyrusOne      Do or Dye Designs      Dolan & Murphy      Downtown Auroran Magazine      Endiro Coffee      First Secure Community Bank      Fox Valley Mall      Freedom Development Group, LLC      ganc.io      Gateway Mortgage Group      Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava      Henkels & McCoy, Inc.      Jiffy Lube Multi-Care      Kluber Architects + Engineers       Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.      Magick Woods, Inc.      Magnetrol International, Inc.      MedCom Group, LLC      Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc.      Mitutoyo America Corporation      Mooney & Thomas P.C.      Old Second National Bank      New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC      OnLight Aurora      Painters District Council 30      Palo Creative, PLL      Paramount Arts Centre      Pilmer Real Estate      Plum Landing Retirement Community      Presence Mercy Medical Center      Pure Skin Solutions, LLC      R.C. Wegman Construction Company      Rasmussen College      Rich Harvest Farms      Rush Copley Medical Center      S&S Metal Recyclers II      Scientel Solutions      ServPro of Aurora      Sign*A*Rama      SmithAmundsen, LLC      Staffing Network, LLC & QPA       Staffmark      Thoughtwave Software & Solutions      Two Brothers Roundhouse      Valley Fastener Group, LLC      VivirMED, LLC      The Voice      Waubonsee Community College      Weldstar Company      Woodforest National Bank      World Finance Corporation      WSPY 

New Members

Freedom Development Group, LLC (Premier)
John Everest Thomas
910 W. Van Buren, Suite 500, Chicago
(312) 781-7588
Real Estate/Apartments & Condominiums

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (Premier)
Theresa Lafontaine
975 Corporate Boulevard, Aurora
(630) 239-2000
Utilities/Construction Services/Engineering

Water Street Studios
Danielle Hollis
160 S. Water Street, Batavia
(630) 761-9977
Art Galleries

The Kwak Brothers
Sam Kwak
2578 Oak Trails Drive, Aurora
(773) 968-0388
Real Estate

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Meggie Lindberg
1720 N Orchard Road, Aurora
(630) 581-8550
Restaurants & Taverns

Calendar of Events

Aurora Chamber Golf Classic
Thursday, July 12
Orchard Valley Golf Course
2411 West Illinois Ave, Aurora
Sponsorships AvailableCoffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, July 17, 8:30 a.m.
Painters District No. 30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, AuroraGrand Opening: Treasures Paradise
Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fox Valley Mall, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.Grand Opening: AJ’s Liquorland
Thursday, July 26, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
2150 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 1:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Glanbia
Friday, July 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
948 Meridian Lake Drive, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

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43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurora-chamber.com

Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Does your business need money?  Do you know your OSHA and EPA requirements?

Registration is now open at www.chisafetyconf.org for Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference.  The conference is being held Sept. 17-20 at the Naperville campus of NIU.  Celebrating 30 years, the conference is the premier, once a year, four- day professional training event for EHS professionals, business owners, municipalities, safety committee members, plant managers, HR professionals and others who have EHS responsibilities.  Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing.

This year’s conference will feature speakers from the U.S. Small Business Administration who will share information about SBA Funding for Small Business, Disaster Preparedness and Cyber Security for Small Business.  Other educational training topics include Introduction to OSHA for Small Business, OSHA Inspections and Reporting Requirements, Active Shooter, Opioid Crisis, Multi-Generational Workforce, Environmental Compliance 101, Safety and Workers Comp, Marijuana in the Workplace, Clean Air Basics and Updates, Respectful Workplace –Sexual Harassment and Bullying, and many more.

In just the last two years, the conference has drawn more than 700 people from two foreign countries, 24 states, and 100 Illinois communities and more than 3,000 session attendees received training at the 150+ training sessions.  This year’s conference offers 91 timely, relevant and meaningful training sessions that are 90 minutes, three-hour or day-long workshops that provide Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Level training.  Presenters include OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists, business owners, lawyers, university professors, business consultants, industry experts and others with extensive knowledge, skills and experience.

A day long Business EXPO on Wednesday allows businesses from across the country to showcase their latest products and services.  An evening networking event with hors d’oeuvres and drinks follows the Business EXPO.  The Keynote address will be given during the Thursday luncheon.  A continental breakfast, lunch and snacks during am/pm breaks are included each day.

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference  is honored to receive promotional support from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and many State and local chambers of commerce, manufacturing associations, and business organizations including the  Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The chamber is a valued promotional sponsor and we encourage all Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce member companies view information about the conference and register at www.chicsafetyconf.org.   Media sponsors are the Daily Herald Business Ledger and Industrial Hygiene News. 

Happy #SmallBusinessWeek

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Aurora Chamber

  In This Issue  

Wednesday: Small Business Expo, Fair »
Premier Investors »
Member News »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

Wednesday: Small Business Expo, Fair

Small Business Expo

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Member News

Aurora Chamber

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurora-chamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.
Engineering Enterprises Announces APWA Award-Winning Project, Employee »
Old Second Adds Three Residential Lending Professionals to Team »
Empowering Women in Leadership »
Collaborative Leadership »
Engineering Enterprises Announces Meyer Certification »
Proposal Streamlines Use of Biometrics »
Net Neutrality Battle Heads to Illinois House Floor »
Gov. Rauner Signs Bill to Bring 5G Wireless to Illinois »
A Call to Leadership – Get Involved »
EEI’s Talsma To Retire From Engineering Enterprises »
Proposed Bills Would Stall Jobs, Economic Development »
Workplace Equity over Equality »
Registration is on for Barnyard Dash 5K at Blackberry Farm on April 28 »
Early Detection Saves Lives »
A Cohesive Community »
A Life in the Shadow of a Leader »
Board Nominations Sought »
City of Aurora Raises Smoking Age to 21 »
Courageous Conversation »
Old Second Adds Four to Support Commercial Lines »
‘Col•lab•o•ra•tion’ – Food for Thought »
Aspiring to Servant Leadership »
Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins Next Month »
Re-think “The Best Fit” »
Leadership: Play to Your Strengths »

Elite Members

+Intention 95.9 The River Aaron’s Above Board Indoor Environmental Accurate Personnel Advance Auto Parts Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Aurora Bank & Trust Aurora Limousine Aurora University Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston Beans Greens Proteins Caterpillar, Inc. Chicago Steel Hockey Team City Segment ComEd Company 251 Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Copy King Office Solutions, Inc. Country Financial – West Aurora CyrusOne Do or Dye Designs Dolan & Murphy Downtown Auroran Magazine Eagle Digital Marketing Endiro Coffee First Secure Community Bank ganc.io Gateway Mortgage Group Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava Jiffy Lube Multi-Care Kluber Architects + Engineers Konen Insurance Agency, Inc. Magick Woods, Inc. Magnetrol International, Inc. MedCom Group, LLC Meyer Wealth Advisors Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc. Mitutoyo America Corporation Mooney & Thomas P.C. Old Second National Bank New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC OnLight Aurora Painters District Council 30 Palo Creative, PLL Paramount Arts Centre Pilmer Real Estate Plum Landing Retirement Community Presence Mercy Medical Center Pure Skin Solutions, LLC R.C. Wegman Construction Company Rasmussen College Rich Harvest Farms Rush Copley Medical Center S&S Metal Recyclers II Scientel Solutions ServPro of Aurora Sign*A*Rama SmithAmundsen, LLC Staffing Network, LLC & QPA Staffmark Stonebridge Country Club Thoughtwave Software & Solutions Two Brothers Roundhouse Valley Fastener Group, LLC VivirMED, LLC The Voice Waubonsee Community College Weldstar Company Woodforest National Bank World Finance Corporation WSPY

New Members

Tredwell Coffee
Chad Dawes
14 W Downer Place, Suite 18, Aurora
(630) 897-3433
Coffee & Tea Products

Calendar of Events

Coffee with Congressman Hultgren
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora

Small Business Expo and Procurement Fair
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora
For more information on participating or attending, contact (630) 256-3180

Ribbon Cutting: Rush Copley Medical Group
Thursday, May 3, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
1901 W. Galena, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Endiro Coffee
Friday, May 4, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
29 W. New York Street, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 2:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Aurora Historical Society
Friday, May 4, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
20 E. Downer Place, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

Ground Breaking: Scientel Solutions
Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5S045 N. Eola Rd., Aurora
Ceremony @ 11 a.m.

Conversation with Comptroller Mendoza
Monday, May 7, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Chamber Office, 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora

Grand Opening: Pure Skin Solutions
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
26 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

IT Lunch & Learn
Thursday, May 10, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
2000 S. Batavia Ave, Ste, 110, Geneva, IL

Coffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, May 15, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Painters District No.30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora
Sponsored by World Finance Corporation

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43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189

www.aurora-chamber.com

 

#AuroraChamber Board Nominations, Member Events

Monday, April 16th, 2018

 

Aurora Chamber

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Board Nominations Sought »
Premier Investors »
Member News »
Elite Members »
Calendar of Events »

Board Nominations Sought

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for members willing to be considered to serve on the Board of Directors. All eligible nominees will be considered by the Nominating Committee. Nominations may be found online. Forms should be returned by Friday, April 20, at 12:00 p.m.

A Board of Directors governs the business, property, and affairs of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Board is responsible for establishing policy, budgets, and the guidance of affairs. The Board is composed of up to 22 persons who shall be members in good standing of the Chamber. Directors are elected for a term of three years which are staggered so that approximately one-third of the directors are elected each year. Vacancies in the board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors.

To be considered to be a Director, nominees must be members in good standing.

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Member News

Aurora Chamber

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurora-chamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.
EEI’s Talsma To Retire From Engineering Enterprises »
Proposed Bills Would Stall Jobs, Economic Development »
Workplace Equity over Equality »
Registration is on for Barnyard Dash 5K at Blackberry Farm on April 28 »
Early Detection Saves Lives »
A Cohesive Community »
A Life in the Shadow of a Leader »
Board Nominations Sought »
City of Aurora Raises Smoking Age to 21 »
Courageous Conversation »
Old Second Adds Four to Support Commercial Lines »
‘Col•lab•o•ra•tion’ – Food for Thought »
Aspiring to Servant Leadership »
Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins Next Month »
Re-think “The Best Fit” »
Leadership: Play to Your Strengths »

Elite Members

+Intention 95.9 The River Aaron’s Above Board Indoor Environmental Accurate Personnel Advance Auto Parts Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Aurora Bank & Trust Aurora Limousine Aurora University Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston Beans Greens Proteins Caterpillar, Inc. Chicago Steel Hockey Team City Segment ComEd Company 251 Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Copy King Office Solutions, Inc. Country Financial – West Aurora CyrusOne Do or Dye Designs Dolan & Murphy Downtown Auroran Magazine Eagle Digital Marketing Endiro Coffee First Secure Community Bank ganc.io Gateway Mortgage Group Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava Jiffy Lube Multi-Care Kluber Architects + Engineers Konen Insurance Agency, Inc. Magick Woods, Inc. Magnetrol International, Inc. MedCom Group, LLC Meyer Wealth Advisors Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc. Mitutoyo America Corporation Mooney & Thomas P.C. Old Second National Bank New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC OnLight Aurora Painters District Council 30 Palo Creative, PLL Paramount Arts Centre Pilmer Real Estate Plum Landing Retirement Community Presence Mercy Medical Center Pure Skin Solutions, LLC R.C. Wegman Construction Company Rasmussen College Rich Harvest Farms Rush Copley Medical Center S&S Metal Recyclers II Scientel Solutions ServPro of Aurora Sign*A*Rama SmithAmundsen, LLC Staffing Network, LLC & QPA Staffmark Stonebridge Country Club Thoughtwave Software & Solutions Two Brothers Roundhouse Valley Fastener Group, LLC VivirMED, LLC The Voice Waubonsee Community College Weldstar Company Woodforest National Bank World Finance Corporation WSPY

Calendar of Events

Jump Start Your Member Profile Workshop
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Opening: Casa Dei Bambini Montessori
Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
4393 Liberty St., Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 10 a.m.

Grand Opening: Salon b
Friday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
4151 McCoy Dr., Ste. 111, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Grand Opening: Beans Greens Proteins
Monday, April 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
300 E. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, April 26, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora
Sponsored by North Star Credit Union

Coffee with Congressman Hultgren
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora

Small Business Expo and Procurement Fair
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora
For more information on participating or attending, contact (630) 256-3180

Ribbon Cutting: Rush Copley Medical Group
Wednesday, May 3, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
1901 W. Galena, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Endiro Coffee
Friday, May 4, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
29 W. New York Street, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 2:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Aurora Historical Society
Friday, May 4, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
20 E. Downer Place, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

Ground Breaking: Scientel Solutions
Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5S045 N. Eola Rd., Aurora
Ceremony @ 11 a.m.

Conversation with Comptroller Mendoza
Monday, May 7, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Chamber Office, 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora

Grand Opening: Pure Skin Solutions
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
26 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

IT Lunch & Learn
Thursday, May 10, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
2000 S. Batavia Ave, Ste, 110, Geneva

Coffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, May 15, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Painters District No.30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora
Sponsored by World Finance Corporation

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43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189

www.aurora-chamber.com

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#AuroraChamber Weekly News for Week of April 2

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Aurora Chamber

In This Issue

2018 State of the City Address Tomorrow »
Board Nominations Sought »
Premier Investors »
Member News »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

2018 State of the City Address Tomorrow

State of the City

Board Nominations Sought

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for members willing to be considered to serve on the Board of Directors. All eligible nominees will be considered by the Nominating Committee. Nominations may be found online. Forms should be returned by Friday, April 20, at 12:00 p.m.

A Board of Directors governs the business, property, and affairs of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Board is responsible for establishing policy, budgets, and the guidance of affairs. The Board is composed of up to 22 persons who shall be members in good standing of the Chamber. Directors are elected for a term of three years which are staggered so that approximately one-third of the directors are elected each year. Vacancies in the board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors.

To be considered to be a Director, nominees must be members in good standing.

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Member News

Aurora Chamber

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurora-chamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.
Board Nominations Sought »
City of Aurora Raises Smoking Age to 21 »
Courageous Conversation »
Old Second Adds Four to Support Commercial Lines »
‘Col•lab•o•ra•tion’ – Food for Thought »
Aspiring to Servant Leadership »
Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins Next Month »
Re-think “The Best Fit” »
Leadership: Play to Your Strengths »

Elite Members

+Intention 95.9 The River Aaron’s Above Board Indoor Environmental Accurate Personnel Advance Auto Parts Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Aurora Bank & Trust Aurora Limousine Aurora University Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston Beans Greens Proteins Caterpillar, Inc. Chicago Steel Hockey Team City Segment ComEd Company 251 Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Copy King Office Solutions, Inc. Country Financial – West Aurora CyrusOne Do or Dye Designs Dolan & Murphy Downtown Auroran Magazine Eagle Digital Marketing Endiro Coffee First Secure Community Bank ganc.io Gateway Mortgage Group Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava Jiffy Lube Multi-Care Kluber Architects + Engineers Konen Insurance Agency, Inc. Magick Woods, Inc. Magnetrol International, Inc. MedCom Group, LLC Meyer Wealth Advisors Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc. Mitutoyo America Corporation Mooney & Thomas P.C. Old Second National Bank New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC OnLight Aurora Painters District Council 30 Palo Creative, PLL Paramount Arts Centre Pilmer Real Estate Plum Landing Retirement Community Presence Mercy Medical Center Pure Skin Solutions, LLC R.C. Wegman Construction Company Rasmussen College Rich Harvest Farms Rush Copley Medical Center S&S Metal Recyclers II Scientel Solutions ServPro of Aurora Sign*A*Rama SmithAmundsen, LLC Staffing Network, LLC & QPA Staffmark Stonebridge Country Club Thoughtwave Software & Solutions Two Brothers Roundhouse Valley Fastener Group, LLC VivirMED, LLC The Voice Waubonsee Community College Weldstar Company Woodforest National Bank World Finance Corporation WSPY

New Members

Family Auto Service Team
Charles Maj
2045 E. New York Street, Aurora
(630) 340-5998
Auto Sales & Service

Calendar of Events

State of the City of Aurora
Presented by Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Grand Opening: Eola Tennis Academy
Friday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2390 S Eola Rd., Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 12:00 p.m.

Grand Opening: Comfort Inn & Suites
Monday, April 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
308 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Jump Start Your Member Profile Workshop
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Opening: Salon b
Friday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
4151 McCoy Dr., Ste. 111, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, April 26, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora
Sponsored by North Star Credit Union

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Mark Your Calendars: Vote Tuesday

On behalf of the business community of Aurora and the employees represented, the Fox Valley Political Action Committee and Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce encourage all residents to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday, March 20. A number of races will greatly impact the future of our region, including:• State officers
• United States Congress
• Illinois General Assembly
• County offices
• Judicial seats, as well as
• A Fox Valley Park District referendum. 

Most importantly, there is a referendum on the dissolution of the Aurora Election Commission. The Aurora Chamber Board encourages voters in Aurora to vote YES on the proposition that states “Should the city election law be rejected?” For more information on the proposition, visit Aurora Chamber Board Endorses Dissolution of Election Commission or www.CloseTheCommission.com.

For information on polling places and sample ballots, please visit https://elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/ElectionDayVoting.aspx. Polling locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Unofficial results may be viewed at http://il.aurora.accessliberty.com/home.aspx beginning at the close of polls on Tuesday.

Vote March 20!

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2018 State of the City Address

State of the City

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Member News

Aurora Chamber

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurora-chamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.
Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins Next Month »
Re-think “The Best Fit” »
Leadership: Play to Your Strengths »

Aurora to Appoint Education Commission »

Our Website, Email Addresses Have Changed »

2018 Aurora Regional Economic Pulse Survey Released »

Park District to Host Job Fair March 3 with 350+ Jobs »

Registration for Spring Programs Begins Feb. 10 »

Experienced and Energetic Team to Lead City’s Economic Development »

Prisco Center Renovations Resume with $2 Million State Grant »

Section of River Street to Close Until 2019 »

Public Policy Update

For the latest in public policy news, be sure and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Visit the Chamber blog:
SCOTUS Agrees to Hear ‘Marketplace Fairness’ Case »2018 Aurora Regional Economic Pulse Survey Released »400% Tax Increase Proposed for Financial Services »

Illinois Rolls Back LLC Fees »

Elite Members

 +Intention     95.9 The River     Aaron’s     Above Board Indoor Environmental     Accurate Personnel     Advance Auto Parts     Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.     Aurora Bank & Trust     Aurora Limousine     Aurora University     Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston     Beans Greens Proteins     Caterpillar, Inc.     Chicago Steel Hockey Team     City Segment     ComEd     Company 251     Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics     Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.     Country Financial – West Aurora     CyrusOne     Do or Dye Designs     Dolan & Murphy     Downtown Auroran Magazine     Eagle Digital Marketing     Endiro Coffee     First Secure Community Bank     ganc.io     Gateway Mortgage Group     Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava     Jiffy Lube Multi-Care     Kluber Architects + Engineers      Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.     Magick Woods, Inc.     Magnetrol International, Inc.     MedCom Group, LLC     Meyer Wealth Advisors     Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc.     Mitutoyo America Corporation     Mooney & Thomas P.C.     Old Second National Bank     New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC     OnLight Aurora        Painters District Council 30     Palo Creative, PLL     Paramount Arts Centre     Pilmer Real Estate     Plum Landing Retirement Community     Presence Mercy Medical Center     Pure Skin Solutions, LLC     R.C. Wegman Construction Company     Rasmussen College     Rich Harvest Farms     Rush Copley Medical Center     S&S Metal Recyclers II     Scientel Solutions     ServPro of Aurora     Sign*A*Rama     SmithAmundsen, LLC     Staffing Network, LLC & QPA      Staffmark     Stonebridge Country Club     Thoughtwave Software & Solutions     Two Brothers Roundhouse     Valley Fastener Group, LLC     VivirMED, LLC     The Voice     Waubonsee Community College     Weldstar Company     Woodforest National Bank     World Finance Corporation     WSPY 

New Members

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois
Donna Jackowiak
400 Russel Court, Woodstock
(815) 338-5757
Credit Counseling


Weldcoa
Shawn McDonough
335 E. Sullivan Road, Aurora
(630) 806-2000
Manufacturers

Calendar of Events

Coffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, March 20, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Painters District No.30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora
Sponsorship Available 

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, March 29, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr. , Aurora
Sponsored by +Intention

 

State of the City of Aurora
Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Call (630) 256-3182 for Sponsorship Opportunities

Grand Opening: Eola Tennis Academy
Friday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2390 S Eola Rd., Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 12:00 p.m.

Grand Opening: Comfort Inn & Suites
Monday, April 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
308 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Jump Start Your Member Profile Workshop
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Opening: Salon b
Friday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
4151 McCoy Dr., Ste. 111, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, April 26, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora
Sponsored by North Star Credit Union

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43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
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www.aurora-chamber.com