#AuroraChamber Announces New Programs, Members

The Aurora region has a long history of innovation.

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FROM THE AURORA CHAMBER: A STATE OF INNOVATION

JOIN US FOR INNOVATION SUMMIT

2018 State of Business: Innovation
Friday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York Street, Aurora
Register Here

The Aurora region has a long history of innovation — from the first city with electric streetlights throughout and the first free public school district in the state to the 45-mile fiber optic ring and Aurora Regional Pathways. Our community — and its residents and employers — know that innovation is key to the economic development of the region for healthcare, manufacturing, education, small business, and more.

On Friday, Oct. 19, The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce will focus on the State of Business: Innovation. The first of its kind summit will include exhibitors spotlighting their innovation through products and services, panels of innovators sharing their experiences, and our Annual Celebration of Membership at noon.

Our featured presenter will be Tom Kuczmarksi. He is president and founder of the global consulting firm Kuczmarski Innovation and an internationally recognized expert in the innovation of new products and services. Kuczmarski is the author of seven books on innovation and leadership, including his most recent book, Lifting People Up: the Power of Recognition (Book Ends Publishing, 2018), co-authored with Dr. Susan Smith Kuczmarski

For more information on the event — and to register as a sponsor, exhibitor, or attendee — visit our website.

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Public Policy Updates

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Welcome New Members

Law Offices of Peter Cullotta
Goda Bravo
3535 E. New York Street, #215, Aurora
(630) 898-7800
Attorneys

The Right Guy Carpet Cleaning, Inc.
Rob Reynolds
2948 Kirk Rd., Ste 106-185, Aurora
(630) 264-4369
Carpet & Flooring

Shelter Insurance – Shawn P. Flaherty
Shawn Flaherty
1231 Farmington Lakes Dr. Ste 100, Oswego
(630) 800-1549
Insurance

Country Financial
Alyssa Fonseca
1161 Oak Street, North Aurora
(630) 449-0928
Insurance

Obregon Medical Clinic
Andrew Obregon
23 North Lincolnway, North Aurora
(630) 966-2637
Medical Office

EnergyBot
Lorren Thomas
1601 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX
(424) 372-1995
Utilities

Elite Members

 +Intention      95.9 The River      Aaron’s      Above Board Indoor Environmental      Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.      Aurora Bank & Trust      Aurora Collective      Aurora University      Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston      Barbara Geiger – Keller Williams Experience      Beans Greens Proteins      Caterpillar, Inc.      Chicago Steel Hockey Team      City Segment      ComEd      Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics      Country Financial – West Aurora      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.      Lendio of Naperville      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 

Calendar of Events

Coffee & Connections
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m.
Painters District No.30
1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora
Sponsored by New York Life

Grand Opening: Wendy’s
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
2962 Kirk Road, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 9:30 a.m.

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, September. 27, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons , Aurora
Sponsored by North Star Credit Union

50th Anniversary: Gateway Foundation
Thursday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
400 Mercy Lane, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Open House: Glanbia
Friday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
600 N. Commons Street, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.
RSVP is required

Retail Roundtable
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Fox Valley Mall Food Court

50th Anniversary: Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Thursday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
53 N. Broadway, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

Jump Start Your Membership
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8:30-10 a.m.
Chamber offices, 43 W Galena Blvd. Aurora

Grand Opening: GlowZone
Friday, Oct. 12, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
301 S. Route 59, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

State of Business Summit: Innovation
Friday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets
1920 E. New York Street, Aurora
Sponsorships Available

Caught On Camera

Caught On Camera

The first half of September saw the #AuroraChamber celebrating a number of grand openings for our members. My Place Hotel opened in North Aurora. Fox Valley Park District opened their new fitness center at Prisco Community Center. Premier Investor Henkels & McCoy held a community open house for their new facility. M14 Hoops welcomed the community to their new facility in northeast Aurora. Check out these events and more on Facebook and be sure to follow us.

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.
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House Method Names Aurora ‘Most Underrated Town’ in Illinois »
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Aurora Police First in State to Join ‘Neighbors’ App »
Landmark Agreement Reached on Old Copley Hospital »
Mayor Irvin Appoints Simon Rodriguez as City’s New Youth Manager »
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Did You Know?

#AuroraChamber Shared Interest Groups: The Aurora Chamber has several existing and soon-to-launch Shared Interest Groups designed with our members in mind. The newest SIG to launch is the Retail Roundtable. In partnership (and sponsored by Fox Valley Mall), the Retail Roundtable is designed to support retailers by creating an atmosphere of knowledge sharing among peers as well as presentations by subject-matter experts geared to the retail environment. The first meeting is shcheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Fox Valley Mall Food Court. For details, contact Maureen Gasek, director of events and marketing, at the Chamber.

Partnering For Our Community

So another great accolade for Aurora! Among the criteria used for selection:

• Commerce and the supply of good jobs for residents;
• An interesting art scene and rich cultural history;
• A “lovely place” where people want to live or visit;
• A surprise unique “gem” — in the case of Aurora, they cite the focus on academics and intellectual discovery;
• And finally, a community “often overlooked for their more famous neighbors”.

To view House Method’s post, visit this link.

Money-Saving Programs For Members

Money-Saving Programs For Members

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

www.aurora-chamber.com

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