Chamber Newsletter for September 03, 2013


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 Catherine by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
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September 03, 2013
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Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Balihoo Productions
Basil’s Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Premium Outlets
ComEd
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
Konen Insurance Agency
Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, P.C.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
McKesson
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
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
uberloop
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Wee-Dee’s North Aurora
Weldstar Company
WERV FM Radio (Next Media)

Welcome New Members

OnLight Aurora
Peter Lynch
43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 926-5818
Fiber Network/Internet Services

Country Inn & Suites
Sandra Wolf
Liisa Seuser
1837 Centre Point Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 505-3353
Hotel

TCL Electric and Lighting
David Schoenfeld
189 Poplar Place, Ste. 6
North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 844-3274
Electrical Services

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

Legislative Relations Update
Congressman Randy Hultgren

Last week, Congressman Randy Hultgren visited with more than 40 business representatives at Alarm Detection Systems. Dominant themes of the conversation centered on Affordable Care Act: It appears there is growing support for delaying – if not defunding it to start over; Continuing Resolution: Discussions and action to continue funding after the current fiscal year ends September 30; Debt Ceiling; and Immigration Reform.

In addition, State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit joined DCEO Director Adam Pollet and business leaders on Wednesday. Discussion included DCEO programs that could benefit local businesses.

Numerous news articles have been written on the developments with pension reform. No agreements have been reached, but there seems to be discussion.
Progress Illinois Article | Chicago Tribune Article

Rep. Jim Durkin of Western Springs was elected yesterday to lead the House GOP caucus on Sept. 20 after Rep. Tom Cross announced he was stepping aside as leader as Cross is expected to announce a run for State Treasurer.

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Mark Your Calendars
Ribbon Cutting
Friday, September 6, at 3:30 p.m.
Zoup!, 1167 N. Eola Road, Aurora

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30 a.m.
ATI, 1272 Bond St. Suite 100, Naperville

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, September 11, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Ambassador Committee
Thursday, September 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chamber offices

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 12, at 3:30 p.m.
Blackberry Creek Camp, 10701 River Road, Yorkville

Coffee & Connections
Tuesday, September 17, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Painters District #30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora
Sponsored by Montage Business Products

HR & Managers Resource Group
Recruitment & Retention Strategies

Thursday, September 19, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Member News
Floor and Decor

Congratulations to Floor and Decor on their recent Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.

Do not miss the Weed Ladies Fall Floral Sale on September 5-8 at Naper Settlement. The sale will run on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join The Growing Place on September 7 at 10:00 a.m. for “Landscaping 101: Extending the Beauty.” Learn how to add interest to your existing landscape with spectacular fall perennials, spring bulbs and plants for winter interest. Registration required.

Save the date: Benefit Auction for Association for Individual Development (AID) on Friday, September 27. All proceeds will help AID continue its mission of empowering individuals with disabilities, mental illness and special needs. Please visit http://www.the-association.org/auction.html for more information and to purchase raffle basket tickets.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc. introduces new Senior Project Technician Jeffrey A. Humm. Welcome!

Are you an adult age 55+ with an ongoing health condition and want to find a better way to cope so that you… live better! Attend a free Live Well, Be Well Workshop offered by Presence Mercy Medical Center every Tuesday from September 10 through October 15. Registration required by calling (877) 737-4636.

Waubonsee Community College announces: Dean for Community Education, Doug Grier, selected to serve as chair of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau‘s strategic planning committee; Director of Emergency Preparedness and Safety, John Wu, elected vice chair of the Fox Valley United Way; Ne’Keisha Stepney appointed to the position of Assistant Dean for Business and Career Technologies. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to CityGate Grille who hosted a wine auction in celebration of Naperville’s Wine Week that raised over $2000 for charity.

You’re invited: Fox Valley Credit Union to host “A Healthy Affair” on September 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. to help VNA Health Care raise funds for the construction of their new east side clinic. Cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, raffles, music and networking will be part of the night. For tickets, contact Rosa at Fox Valley Credit Union.

Fox Sports Radio/WBIG is your Chicagoland home for Chicago Bears Football starting September 8th. Hear all the action with Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer calling each of the 16 regular season games this season on your Sports Leader – WBIG!

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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