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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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Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
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

  In This Issue  

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

#AuroraChamber Member News for Week of March 19, 2018

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Mark Your Calendars: Vote Tuesday

Aurora Chamber

  In This Issue  

Mark Your Calendars: Vote Tuesday »

Register Today for 2018 State of the City Address »

Premier Investors »

Member News »

Public Policy Update »

Elite Members »

New Members »

Calendar of Events »

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!

Register Today for
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
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurora-chamber.com

 

Member News for Week of March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Aurora Chamber

  In This Issue  

2018 State of the Village Address »

Mark Your Calendars: Vote March 20 »

Register Today for 2018 State of the City Address »

Premier Investors »

Member News »

Public Policy Update »

Elite Members »

New Members »

Calendar of Events »

This Week: 2018 State of the Village Address

Aurora Chamber

Mark Your Calendars: Vote March 20

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!

Register Today for 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.
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

River Valley Law Firm
Amina Saeed
101 N. Washington Street, Naperville
(630) 568-8611
AttorneysAJ’s Liquorland
Aadi Patel
2150 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
(630) 618-4357
Retail-Specialty

Colonial Life
Gary Schramer
Aurora
(331) 220-4731
Insurance

Calendar of Events

State of the Village: North Aurora
Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oak Street Restaurant, 945 Oak Street, North Aurora
Sponsors include Northwestern Medicine, River Front Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Woodman’s Food Market.
For sponsorship information, contact Maureen.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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Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189

www.aurora-chamber.com

 

2018 Aurora Regional Economic Pulse Survey Released

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

This survey was distributed to a sampling of 661 contacts of employers from the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. It includes member and non-member businesses within the Aurora-North Aurora region. Responses were collected between January 10, 2018, and January 25, 2018. Four percent of those email invitations sent were eliminated due to non-working emails which left 624 invitations sent. Of those, 226 employers responded for a response rate of 36 percent.

Survey results reflect some growing optimism, particularly around plans to expand both human capital and facility investment. In 2018, more than half (55%) of respondents plan to hire — and sharp 10% upswing from last year. When asked what holds them back from expanding:

  • Twice as many as last year express uncertainty with the State of Illinois (43% versus 21%);
  • Nearly one in three state economic uncertainty as a reason (32%) — which is down from 38% last year and from 48% in 2016;
  • One in four cite excessive regulation and mandates keep them from hiring (26%) — which has hovered around 15% for the past two years.Nearly 70% of respondents had revenues less than $5 million. Better than seven in 10 continue to believe their revenue will improve during the next year. This remains consistent with the previous two surveys.

For 78% of respondents, revenue and sales are better than they were 12 months ago — this is a marked improvement over previous surveys where seven in 10 reported improved revenues. Confidence in the economy is significantly higher this year with 73% believing the economy will improve during the next year — two years ago, only 43% expected the economy to improve. When asked if they expected the economy to improve during the next three years, 76% showed optimism; this is remains consistent with the previous two surveys. Two of three respondents believe financing will be easier to obtain during the next year. Nine of 10 were able to receive financing for their business during the previous 12 months. One half of those surveyed plan to increase investment in their equipment and facilities during the next year.

However, the region’s businesses continue to be frustrated with the State and, in fact, the number of employers stating dissatisfaction has grown significantly. An astounding 98% are concerned with regulations, restrictions, and taxes imposed by the State of Illinois and its negative impact on their ability to do business. This is up significantly from last year’s 87% and from 2016’s 79%. When asked what top business issues the Legislature must address:

  • An overwhelming majority (79%) stated Illinois’ instability which included debt, pensions, outmigration, and “incompetence”;
  • 63% stated taxes and fees;
  • Regulations and mandates tied with workers compensation reform at 49%;
  • Affordable healthcare programs received 40%; and
  • A skilled workforce was named by 36% of respondents.

More than half (55%) state Illinois government regulations are unreasonable. More than eight in 10 (81%) are not confident in the direction the State of Illinois is heading. This is up from 71% last year and 72% in 2016.

Thank you to our survey sponsor, Old Second National Bank, as well as our lunch sponsors Dolan & Murphy, Konen Insurance Agency, and Invest Aurora. We will continue to analyze the details for more findings, support, and proposed programs to offer over the course of the next year.

#AuroraChamber Member Programs Highlight Spring

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Aurora Chamber Board Endorses Dissolution of
Election Commission

Aurora Chamber

  In This Issue  

Dissolution of Election Commission »
Leadership Academy 2018 Applications Due »
Our Region’s Economic Pulse »
Premier Investors »
Member News »
Public Policy Update »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

Aurora Chamber Board
Endorses Dissolution of Election Commission

At a special meeting of the Aurora Regional Chamber Board of Directors, the Board voted to support the March 20 referendum for the dissolution of the Aurora Election Commission.

The AEC serves the residents of Aurora, excluding the growing portion in DuPage County. Created in 1934, the purpose was to allow the population of Aurora – at the
time, entirely in Kane County and estimated at approximately 46,500 – an opportunity to register and to vote locally.

For full statement, visit the Chamber Blog.

Leadership Academy 2018
Applications Due Feb. 22

Aurora Chamber

Our Region’s Economic Pulse

Aurora Chamber

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.
Feb. 12: Net Neutrality Forum »
Congratulations, Community Foundation, on 70 Years »
Make One Call, Begin the Journey »
Experienced and Energetic Team to Lead City’s Economic Development »
Prisco Center Renovations Resume with $2 Million State Grant »
Library to Host Job Fair for Youth »
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:
Gov. Rauner Delivers State of the State Address »
Illinois Rolls Back LLC Fees »
Ill. Budget Revenues Up »
Illinois Higher Education »
Illinois Budget, Bonds »
Illinois Jobs »

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      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      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      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

Eola Tennis Academy
Gus Fernandes
2390 S. Eola Road, Aurora
(630) 699-1711
Health Fitness & Dance

Calendar of Events

Cyber Security Luncheon/Panel Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 8, 12-1:30 p.m.
Valley Industrial Association, 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Ste. 110, Geneva

2018 Economic Pulse Luncheon
Thursday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora
Sponsors include Old Second National Bank, Dolan & Murphy, Invest Aurora, Konen Insurance Agency.

Jump Start Your Member Profile Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, Feb. 22, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora
Sponsored by Paramount Theatre

Leadership Academy Applications Due
Friday, Feb. 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening: Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
66 West Miller Drive, North Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 9 a.m.

Leadership Academy Kick-off
Friday, March 2, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening New Location: Legacy Nutrition & Fitness
Thursday, March 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
77 S. River Street, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

State of the Village: North Aurora
Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oak Street Restaurant, 945 Oak Street, North Aurora
Sponsors include Northwestern Medicine, River Front Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Woodman’s Food Market.
For sponsorship information, contact Maureen.

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

www.aurora-chamber.com

Customer Loyalty Marketing by Bee Atomic

Feb. 12: Net Neutrality Forum

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Spring Programs, Activities with #AuroraChamber

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Aurora Chamber, VIA Partner for IT
Series

Aurora Chamber

  In This Issue  

Leadership Academy 2018 Apps Available »
2018 Economic Pulse Results to be Shared at Lunch »
Premier Investors »
Member News »
Aurora Chamber, VIA Partner for IT Series »
Public Policy Update »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

Leadership Academy 2018 Apps Available

Aurora Chamber

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy is offered to representatives of member businesses and organizations and is designed to prepare a select group of qualified candidates for future leadership roles in the Aurora area.

Established in 1979, the Aurora Chamber’s Leadership Academy has a rich history of providing confidence, knowledge, professionalism, and strong leadership skills that not only benefit the attendee but also their employers. The goal is simple: To create a development opportunity for graduates to serve and enhance themselves, their employers, and the community.

Over the past 35 years, more than 800 community leaders have participated in the program. Many have gone on to lead local businesses and organizations. Some have gone on to public office. All have left their mark on the community.

Our community needs you! Realize your potential to make a difference in the Aurora region. The program begins Friday, March 2.

Class size is limited. Applications and tuition will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants must possess a sincere interest in serving the community.

DETAILS »

2018 Economic Pulse Results
to be Shared at Lunch

Aurora Chamber

Thank you for participating in the third annual Aurora Regional Economic Pulse Survey. We had nearly eight percent more responses this year over last year. Thank you!

Your input is invited to help gauge the economic pulse of our region and help identify trends and opportunities to partner with business organizations to support regional
employers.

Results of the survey will be shared at the third annual Economic Pulse Lunch on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Stonebridge Country Club. Sponsors of the annual program include Old Second National Bank, Dolan & Murphy, Invest Aurora, and Konen
Insurance Agency
.

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Member News

Congratulations, Community Foundation, on 70 Years
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Community Foundation. To commemorate this milestone, the Community Foundation will “Celebrate 70″ throughout the year by featuring significant individuals and events from the past 70 years.

In 1943, Charles Hoefer, then publisher of the Aurora Beacon-News, convened a group of community leaders to study post-war plans for a better Aurora. Weekly luncheon meetings were held “at the round table” in the Elks Club in downtown Aurora.

READ MORE »

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.

Make One Call, Begin the Journey »
Feb. 2: Wear Red to Show Support for Women’s Health »
Experienced and Energetic Team to Lead City’s Economic Development »
Prisco Center Renovations Resume with $2 Million State Grant »
VNA to Host Volunteer Open House Jan. 17 in Aurora »
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: VNA Health Care Offers Screening »
Library to Host Job Fair for Youth »
Section of River Street to Close Until 2019 »

Aurora Chamber, VIA Partner for IT Series

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Valley Industrial Association and offering a four-lunch series focusing on different information technology topics pertinent to business today. Each meeting will feature a different topic and a panel discussion with IT experts.

The first in the series is on Cyber Security. The panel format will allow participants to ask questions, share ideas and learn.

The four dates for the series are Thursdays, Feb. 8, May 10, Aug. 9, and Nov. 15, 2018.

Sponsorship opportunities are available; please inquire to Maureen Gasek.

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:
Ill. GA Session Cancelled this Week »
IDES Reports Unemployment Insurance Rate Cut »
Illinois Rolls Back LLC Fees »
Ill. Budget Revenues Up »
Illinois Higher Education »
Illinois Budget, Bonds »
Illinois Jobs »
Your Help Is Needed; Please Take Survey on Industry, Employability Competencies »

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      Gateway Mortgage Group      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      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      Steffes & Associates Language and Translation
(SALT) 
     Stonebridge Country Club      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

Salon b
Traci Strait
4151 McCoy Drive, Suite 111, Aurora 60504
(630) 820-2398
Beauty Services

Calendar of Events

Cyber
Security Luncheon/Panel Discussion

Thursday, Feb. 8, 12-1:30p.m.
Valley Industrial Education Center, 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Ste. 110, Geneva

2018 Economic Pulse Luncheon
Thursday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora
Sponsors include Old Second National Bank, Dolan & Murphy, Invest Aurora, and Konen Insurance Agency.

Jump Start Your Member Profile Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, Feb. 22, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora
Sponsored by Paramount Theatre

Leadership Academy Applications Due
Friday, Feb. 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening: Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
66 West Miller Drive, North Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 9 a.m.

Leadership Academy Kick-off
Friday, March 2, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening New Location: Legacy Nutrition & Fitness
Thursday, March 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
77 S. River Street, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

State of the Village: North Aurora
Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oak Street Restaurant, 945 Oak Street, North Aurora
Sponsors include Northwestern Medicine, River Front Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Woodman’s Food Market.
For sponsorship information, contact Maureen.

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

www.aurora-chamber.com

Customer Loyalty Marketing by Bee Atomic

New Year News from #AuroraChamber

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Leadership Academy 2018 Apps
Available

Aurora Chamber

  In This Issue  

Leadership Academy 2018 Apps Available »
2018 Economic Pulse Survey to Launch this Week »
Premier Investors »
Available Job Opportunities »
Member News »
Constant Contact Offers Marketing Tools »
Library to Host Job Fair for Youth »
Public Policy Update »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

Leadership Academy 2018 Apps Available

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy is offered to representatives of member businesses and organizations and is designed to prepare a select group of qualified candidates for future leadership roles in the Aurora area.Established in 1979, the Aurora Chamber’s Leadership Academy has a rich
history of providing confidence, knowledge, professionalism, and strong leadership skills that not only benefit the attendee but also their employers. The goal is simple: To create a development opportunity for graduates to serve and enhance themselves, their employers, and the community.Over the past 35 years, more than 800 community leaders have participated in the program. Many have gone on to lead local businesses and organizations. Some have gone on to public office. All have left their mark on the community.Our community needs you! Realize your potential to make a difference in the Aurora region. The program begins Friday, March 2.Class size is limited. Applications and tuition will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants must possess a sincere interest in serving the community.

DETAILS »

2018 Economic Pulse Survey to Launch this Week

The third annual Aurora Regional Economic Pulse Survey will be released Wednesday. Your input is invited to help gauge the economic pulse of our region and help identify trends and opportunities to partner with business organizations to support regional employers.If you do not receive the link on Wednesday, please let us know.Results of the survey will be shared at the third annual Economic Pulse Lunch on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Stonebridge Country Club.

For details and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maureen Gasek.

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Available Job Opportunities

As a member of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, you can post open positions at your businesses. To further reach potential candidates, those positions are shared out on Facebook and twitter. Last fiscal year, thousands of visitors to the Chamber website viewed open positions.There are currently positions available with Invest Aurora, RiverEdge Park, Paramount Theatre, Thermamax, Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, and more.If you need assistance posting positions, contact the Chamber today.

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.
EEI Congratulates another Newly Licensed Professional Engineer »
Rich Harvest Farms to Host 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup »
Community Foundation Announces Fall 2017 Grant Recipients »
Library to Host Job Fair for Youth »
EEI Welcomes New Project Manager to Environmental Group »
Job Fair for RiverEdge Park Set for Jan. 5 »
Illinois Bicentennial »
‘Give Your Brand a Hand’ »
Section of River Street to Close Until 2019 »

Constant Contact Offers Marketing Tools

As a member of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, you can post open positions at your businesses. To further reach potential candidates, those positions are shared out on Facebook and twitter. Last fiscal year, thousands of visitors to the Chamber website viewed open positions.Are you looking for an efficient way to contact your customers – and perhaps reach new ones? Constant Contact offers you
branded consistency, simple email database management, a suite of online tools (including email, event management, surveys, and more), as well as support and training.If you are interested in learning more and signing up for a free trial, visit them today.

Library to Host Job Fair for Youth

The Eola Road branch of the Aurora Public Library will host The High School and College Job Fair on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the branch located at 555 S. Eola Rd. in Aurora. The event will be marketed to teens and young adults who are likely looking for part-time, seasonal, and volunteer opportunities.Local employer representatives are invited to showcase their opportunities during the fair. There is no charge for employers to participate.Representatives are asked to be knowledgeable about their businesses and opportunities available. Providing fliers, brochures, and applications is encouraged.

To reserve your table (or obtain further information), contact Flannery Crump, Eola teen librarian, at (630) 264-3417 or FJCrump@AuroraPublicLibrary.org.

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:
Illinois Higher Education »
Illinois Budget, Bonds »
Illinois Jobs »
Your Help Is Needed; Please Take Survey on Industry, Employability Competencies »

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      Gateway Mortgage Group      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      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      Steffes & Associates Language and Translation
(SALT) 
     Stonebridge Country Club      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

VivirMED, LLC (Elite)
Drs. Imran and Saba Osmani
630 North Lake Street, Aurora
(630) 618-4545
Medical OfficeLincolnway Dental Center
Dr. Young H. Kim
648 N. Randal Road, Aurora
(630) 897-1300
DentistsCPW Truck Stuff
Jeff Gast
Back Door, 7601 West 191st Street, Tinley Park
(815) 469-1300
Auto Repair

Mr. Broast
Tajuddin Abdul Ghani
2202 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
(630) 229-0429
Restaurants & Taverns

Buchar Family Chiropractic
Shannon Wells
3015 E. New York Street, Suite A12, Aurora
(630) 820-1330
Chiropractors

Let Go Marketing Consulting
Miranda Rodriquez
Aurora
(630) 674-1387
Marketing & Advertising

Calendar of Events

Coffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Painters District No.30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora
Sponsorships AvailableFox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, Jan. 25, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr.
Sponsored by World Finance CorporationGrand Re-Opening: Balderas Beauty Salon
Friday, Jan. 26, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
25 N. Broadway, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

2018 Economic Pulse Luncheon
Thursday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora

Leadership Academy Applications Due
Friday, Feb. 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Grand Re-Opening: Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
66 West Miller Drive, North Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 9 a.m.

Leadership Academy Kick-off
Friday, Mar. 2, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Regional Chamber of Commerce
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora