Archive for May, 2019

#AuroraChamber News for Week of May 20, 2019

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Save the Date: Aurora Chamber Golf Classic July 11th

Aurora Chamber

  In This Issue  

2019 Annual Golf Classic »
Welcome New Members »
Public Policy Updates »
Premier Investors »
Elite Members »
Calendar of Events »
Member News »
Spotlight On Membership »
About The Aurora Chamber »

2019 Annual Golf Classic

Golf Classic

Welcome New Members

Accurate Personnel
Janet Maya
1649 Montgomery Road, Suite 13, Aurora
(630) 580-3200
Employment Support

Precision Health Care Center
Dr. David Tejada
2166 Ogden Ave., Aurora
(630) 375-944

A.J. VanOpstall
3745 Gabrielle Lane, Ste 924, Aurora
(616) 450-9054
Credit Card Processing

Public Policy Updates

House GOP Lawmakers Urge: ‘Stop Ignoring Tax Realities’ »
Gov. Pritzker Unveils Graduated Tax Proposal »
Illinois GA Bills to Watch »
Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Respond Negatively to Pritzker Budget Proposal »
$15 Minimum Wage Passes Senate »

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Elite Members

 95.9 The River      Above Board Indoor Environmental      Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.      AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center      Artesan Lofts      Aurora Bank & Trust      Aurora Collective      Aurora University      Barbara Geiger – Keller Williams Experience      Best Rates Heating and Cooling      Caterpillar, Inc.      City Segment      ComEd      Dolan & Murphy      Endiro Coffee      Energy Bot      ERC Delivery      First Secure Community Bank      Fox Valley Mall      Freedom Development Group, LLC      Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava      Henkels & McCoy, Inc.      Jiffy Lube Multi-Care      Kluber Architects + Engineers       Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.      Lendio of Naperville      Luke Singh – Country Financial      Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc.      Mitutoyo America Corporation      Mooney & Thomas P.C.       New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC- Duckie Huynh      Obregon Medical Clinic      Ochoa & Associates LTD.      Old Second National Bank      OnLight Aurora      Orchard Wine & Liquor      Orochem      Painters District Council 30      Paramount Arts Centre      Pilmer Real Estate      Plum Landing Retirement Community      Prairie Technology Solutions Group, LLC      Quality Logo Products      R.C. Wegman Construction Company      Rasmussen College      Rich Harvest Farms      Rush Copley Medical Center      S&S Metal Recyclers II      Scientel Solutions      Sign*A*Rama      SmithAmundsen, LLC      Staffing Network, LLC & QPA       Stonebridge Country Club      T-Mobile     Tempur-Pedic Stores      Two Brothers Roundhouse      Valley Fastener Group, LLC      The Voice      Waubonsee Community College      Weldstar Company      WSPY      World Finance Corporation 

Calendar of Events

Jump Start Your Membership Profile
Tuesday, May 21, 8:30-10 a.m.
Chamber Offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora

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

Aurora Young Professionals Social Mixer
Thursday, May 30, 4 – 6 p.m.
Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St., Aurora
Surprise Mixer at 5:15 p.m.

Grand Opening: Aurora Arts Center
Saturday, June 1, 9 – 10 a.m.
5 E. Galena Ave., Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 9:30 a.m.

100 Year Kick-off: American Legion Post 84
Wednesday, June 5, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St., Aurora

Coffee & Connections
Tuesday, June 18, 8:30-10 a.m.
Chamber Offices, 43. W. Galena Blvd, Aurora

Grand Opening: Family Counseling Services
Friday, June 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
84 Templeton Dr., Oswego
Ribbon Cutting @ 2 p.m.

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, June 27, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Aurora Country Club, 1548 Prairie Street, Aurora
Sponsored by Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, P.C.

Save the Date:
Aurora Chamber Golf Classic
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Orchard Valley Golf Course, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Sponsorships Available

Member News

Historical Society Fundraiser Invite »
Leadership Flexibility »
My Happy Place »
The Ever Changing “Leader” »


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About The Aurora Chamber

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of more than 700 members representing nearly 40,000 employees. Our mission is be the catalyst for business success by providing leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for our members.

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

What is Leadership and Why it’s Important.

Monday, May 6th, 2019

With leadership, you can’t just depend on others for your success. If you want to become a successful person, in my opinion, you have to become a leader. The leader’s command inspire through hard work, discipline, creativity and innovative ideas ready to implement. We all have leadership skills within. Many of us learn to become leaders and others are born with it.

A leader is someone that has good listening skills, understands their peers and leads. Leadership is not lead by influence; it involves influencing others through leadership. On the other hand, you can have a leader and a follower. The influence is mutual and together they influence the environment around them. The Author John Maxwell from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership says: “Leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less.”

The importance of good leadership is effectiveness. When there is effective leadership, it brings together diverse people and it helps them find a common purpose to work together to achieve common goals. Effective leadership is critical to set direction and implement strategies to drive the business or organization forward. Imagine if leaders didn’t exist. The first thing that comes to my mind is anarchy.

In my own personal experience, within the last three and a half years in my work organization, I have met an individual that has exceptional leadership skills, is highly motivated, positive, authentic, and energetic, who has influenced me to become a leader.

I am very excited about having this opportunity to attend Leadership Academy with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. With this great experience, I can apply what I have learned at work, home and in my community service work.

Blanca Saavedra works for NorthStar Credit Union as a Financial Service Representative in Aurora. She has been in banking for 14 years.