June 10, 2013: This Week’s News from Aurora Chamber

Here is this week’s newsletter to members of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you have Member News to include, please send to Jeanine by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce


Annual Golf Classic
June 10, 2013
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Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Bad Monkey Circus Ad Agency
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Balihoo Productions
Basil’s Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Create Cut Invent
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Dreyer Occupational Health Services
Fox Valley Country Club
Global Data Sciences
Ice Miller LLP
Idea Marketing Group
KING Industrial & Installation Service, Inc.
Konen Insurance Agency
Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, P.C.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Mortgage Services III, LLC
Nelson Multimedia/WSPY
Old Second National Bank
Organo Gold
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Piper’s Banquets
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 501
Provena Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
River West Radiation Therapy Center
Rockpoint Logistics
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recycling
Safeguard Construction Co.
Sequoia General Contracting Corp.
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
State Farm Insurance Companies
St. Charles Bank & Trust
Strayer University
Stumm Insurance, LLC
TCE Company
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Wee-Dee’s North Aurora
Weldstar Company
WERV FM Radio (Next Media)

Welcome New Members

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Aurora
Brandon McNair
1282 N. Lake Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 859-8780
Truck Rental/Storage

St. Paul Lutheran Church & School
Don Phelps & Senior Pastor Tutwiler
85 S. Constitution Drive
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-3250
Church & School

ServPro of Naperville
Barton Robertson
10S185 Schoger Drive, Unit 84
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 428-3700
Fire, Water, Mold Restoration


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


Join Us June 18: Annual Golf Classic;
Limited Spots Remain
Join us Tuesday, June 18, as Cabot Microelectronics presents the 2013 Golf Classic at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club. Sponsorships and foursomes are available. For information, contact Pam Fedor at (630) 256-3182. Proceeds from the annual event support programming for members, workforce development initiatives, and legislative relations on behalf of the business community. Your support of the event results in support of our businesses.Register
New Business Leads Group
C’mon In: The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced a second business development and leads group to begin this summer. An introductory meeting for all interested Chamber members will be held Wednesday, June 12, at 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber offices. If you are interested in attending to learn more, contact the Chamber.
Save the Date
July 17: Putt Putt in the Park
It’s back and bigger and better. We’ll be putting around RiverEdge Park. Enjoy an afternoon of Member-created, miniature golf challenges! Businesses will have the opportunity to meet golfers and compete for a prize recognizing the best course. Sponsorships are $100. Please call (630) 256-3182 for more information.August 7: Be Different or Be Gone
Author, instructor and consultant Thomas Gray will help you find your competitive edge and capitalize on it. You don’t want to miss this program. Registration required. Attendees registering by July 31 will receive complimentary copy of Gray’s newest book, A Toolbox For Small Business Success: Business Techniques in Troubled Times.
Programs Calendar
Business Development Leads Group
Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 a.m.
Chamber officesNEW Business Leads Group
Introductory Meeting – Open to All
Wednesday, June 12, at 9:00 a.m.
Chamber officesCabot Microelectronics presents
the 2013 Golf Classic

Tuesday, June 18
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club

Business Development Leads Group
Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, June 27, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora

Ribbon Cutting: Aurora Corporate Center
Thursday, June 27, at 3:30 p.m.
1585 Beverly Court, Suite 122 Aurora

Open House: Konen Insurance Agency
Thursday, June 27, at 4:00 pm
2570 Beverly Drive, Suite 100, Aurora

Affordable Care Act
Friday, June 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Waubonsee Downtown Campus, 18 S. River Street, Aurora

Premier Members
Premier Members
Legislature Called Back
for Special Session on June 19
Due to the State’s General Assembly’s inability to come up with a solution to the public pension crisis, our state’s credit rating has been downgraded by two rating agencies: Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. At the time of this report, Standard & Poor’s has yet to downgrade Illinois; however, they have stated that Illinois “is approaching a precipice from a credit standpoint” because it failed to deliver on public pension reform and warns Illinois could fall into the “triple-B” category which is on the low end of investment grade.Governor Pat Quinn has exercised his executive authority and has called the legislature back in for a special session on June 19. Yet, no deal on public pension reform has been reached. Governor Quinn attempted to hold a meeting with the Democrat legislative leaders earlier this week, but Madigan did not attend.

To keep up-to-date on action during Special Session and other legislative action, join our Facebook page by clicking here.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation congratulates Joseph Henning, IOM, CAE, ACE, president & CEO of the Aurora Regional Chamber, for serving as Chair of 2013 Midwest Institute for Organization Management. Joe’s Board exceeded its recruitment and attendance goals by three percent.
Member News
Join Rush Copley at the New RiverEdge Park in Downtown Aurora for an exclusive event to benefit Rush Copley during Blues on the Fox featuring Blues legend, Buddy Guy. For more information visit www.rushcopley.com/bluesbenefit.Hesed House has been privileged to receive funding from The Exchange Club of Naperville and would like to express our gratitude by assisting them with this year’s event, which takes place over the Independence Day holiday. Please visit www.ribfest.net/volunteer for additional information and availability. Be sure to mention Hesed House when registering.

Sikich LLP, based in Naperville, announced it has acquired the Consulting Solutions group at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., a CPA and professional advisory firm.

Bring the entire family for a unique overnight camping experience, “Under the Stars and Stripes Camp Out” at Naper Settlement from 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Preregistration is required.

GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley 7th Annual Golf Event is set for Friday, June 21, with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at the Orchard Valley Golf Course in Aurora.

Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., has outfitted one of Illinois’ largest school districts and its buildings with new wireless alarm technology this summer as a safeguard against violent intruders. For the full Chicago Tribune article, click here.

Mark your calendars for the Relay For Life of the Tri-Cities. Come and help our community fight cancer! This is a 12-hour, overnight, cancer-fighting event to support the American Cancer Society. Groups form teams that raise money throughout the year and walk throughout the night to symbolize that cancer doesn’t sleep. The event will be held on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.

Mark your calendar! Legendary PGA golfer Billy Casper will join local golfers on June 24 at Orchard Valley Golf Course in support of the 19th annual Golf for Kids Benefit Outing, hosted by the Fox Valley Park District to aid deserving youth golfers. The outing supports The First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley, which funds scholarships that provide golfing opportunities for area children.

Beginning Sunday, June 16, Father’s Day, through Aug. 25 (excluding July 14), Come enjoy Settlement Sundays; admission includes do-it-yourself ice cream sundaes and a variety of family-friendly activities for all ages at Naper Settlement.

The Craig Hodges Hoops for Humanity Restore 3 on 3 charity event will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11. Proceeds will benefit Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Aurora. For more information please contact Gary “Mr. Hoops” Darby at mrhoops@teamhoops.com.

Orchard Valley Golf Course is offering five lessons for $99 Golf Fore Women. Session one begins June 3 and runs through July 7.

A golf outing to benefit the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is set Monday, June 17, at Orchard Valley Golf Course to help end hunger while enjoying a great day of golf and a fabulous post-golf dinner.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series, presented by Sikich begins Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, at Naper Settlement.

Join The Growing Place on Saturday, June 15, for a free bird walk. Walk around the grounds and spot some of the many varieties of birds that flock to their gardens. Stay for Landscaping 101: Beneficial Landscaping Trio beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Beneficial Landscaping, followed by Plants That Attract Birds & Butterflies at 10:45 and finally, Plants That Are Water-wise at 11:30.

The Growing Place’s Gardener’s Art Festival will be held on Saturday, June 22. Join garden designer Amanda Thomsen, author of Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You for an exploration of your gardening personality.

The 25th Annual Children’s Challenge Golf Outing & Dinner benefitting the Youth Service Bureau is set for Wednesday, June 26, with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. There will be a Southwestern cookout after completion of play.

The Amped Up Adventure Race is coming to Aurora and will be held on Saturday, June 22, sponsored by Paddle And Trail, The Aurora Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and others. The race series was created to empower and enrich our outdoor communities one race at a time, with biking, running, paddling and an obstacle course.

Naper Settlement Naper’s 19 is a guided walking tour of Joseph Naper’s original 19 blocks of Naperville and will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

Pill Shop Pharmacy & Medical Supply is moving to the MedCom Center, 3535 E. New York Street, in June.

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurora-chamber.com
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