Archive for September, 2011

Progressive Connections Launches

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Monday, Oct. 10, at 2:45 p.m.
Chamber offices

Don’t miss out on the newest networking event for Chamber members. If you participate in the Progressive Connections, we guarantee you will meet everyone in the room. Registration is limited to only one industry per session and is first come, first served. If your industry category is already filled when you register, your name will be kept on the wait list. If you are unable to attend the program, we ask that you cancel within 72 hours so that we may fill your spot. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants.

For information or to register, click here.

RiverEdge Park

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The City of Aurora is seeking qualified firms for the construction of the RiverEdge Park Music Garden. Of the total project cost, MBE and WBE will be awarded at least 10%, with WBE receiving at least half of that dollar amount.

The following trade packages are available for bid at this time:
MV-03C: Structural Precast Concrete
MV-03D: Architectural Precast Concrete
MV-08C: Aluminum and Glazing
MV-13B: Architectural Fabrics

For more information, contact:
Butch Distajo, R.C. Wegman Construction Company

Bid Advert 091511

SciTech Ends Summer with a Bash

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Aurora community has a wonderful, new opportunity to celebrate the end of summer with SciTech’s End of Summer Bash this Saturday. Located in downtown Aurora on Benton Street, the event is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

In addition to outdoor exhibits, children can make slime and have their faces painted. SciTech will also offer skits and music throughout the day. Adults can enjoy a performance by Bobby Hollywood and the Hills.

Tickets are $10 and include entrance to the museum and outdoor activities. Children under three are free.

For information, visit

New Program Encourages Referrals 24/7

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce now offers a Leads Group application that allows our members to join an online leads group to exchange business referrals with fellow Chamber members 24/7.

Features include:

* Leads group “news feed” for real-time member communication and lead announcements
* Group and individual member performance analytics
* Group member directory
* Lead management tools
* Weekly email reports
* Facebook integration

To sign up or to view a video demo, please visit

Contact the Aurora Chamber at (630) 256-3180 with questions.

Tomorrow: Join Us for Business After Hours

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Join us for Business After Hours tomorrow evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cool Acres. Presented by Fox Valley Park District and the Chamber, the evening celebrates the grand re-opening of this beautiful riverside park and shelter. Cool Acres accommodates large parties and social gatherings. It is the ideal setting for many events, including business retreats. For outings of every type, it’s the place to be.

Cool Acres is located on Route 25 just north of East Indian Trail Road (turn at Clearwater Drive).

Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.