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Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce



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.
September 17, 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
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
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
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Wee-Dee’s North Aurora
Weldstar Company
WERV FM Radio (Next Media)

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



HR & Manager Resource Group Present Recruitment and Retention Strategies
HR & Managers Resource Group
Recruitment & Retention Strategies

Thursday, September 19, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora

Recruiting during lean times is even harder than during a boom. How do you sift through 500 unrelated resumes to find the diamond? How do you retain your top performers when we are asking them to do more and more?

Join us for networking, cash bar, and conversation. These 1 ½ hour networking events are designed to offer a free flow of information regarding a specific topic. HR professionals, managers and business owners will have the opportunity to develop and share strategies regarding specific topics with the ease and aid of a moderator to move topics along…

Premier Members
Premier Members
Mark Your Calendars
Aurora First
Wednesday, September 18, at 11:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

HR & Managers Resource Group
Recruitment & Retention Strategies

Thursday, September 19, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora

Aurora Job and Internship Fair
Friday, September 20, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Waubonsee Community College, Aurora campus

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 a.m.
Chamber offices

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, September 25, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber offices

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, September 26, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons, Aurora
$15 General Admission/$12 Members

Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, October 2, at 5:00 p.m.
Inner Harmony Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
383 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Ribbon Cutting/Open House
Thursday, October 3, at 4:30 p.m.
Aurora Orthodontics Periodontics
3535 E. New York Street, Suite 212, Aurora

Member News

Congratulations to Zoup! on their recent ribbon cutting. Thank you to Aldermen Lynne Johnson (Tenth Ward) and Edward Bugg (Ninth Ward) and our Ambassadors for joining us for the celebration.

Celebrate the simple pleasures of the Fall harvest on September 21-22 at The Growing Place Fall Fest with many seasonal treats and activities. Bring the whole family and enjoy tractor pulled hayrides, children’s crafts and games, traditional folk music, and more!

The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora – The club that fights Diabetes – is sponsoring “Picnic with a Point!” on Saturday, September 21 at Prairie Point Park in Oswego. Meet members of the club, others who are affected by diabetes and enjoy food, fun and entertainment. Everyone welcome!

Mark your calendar: 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 for more information and to purchase raffle basket tickets.

First Ward Alderman Abby Schuler has been selected to join City of Aurora‘s Finance Department as an accountant starting September 16, 2013. Information on the application process to fill the Alderman vacancy will be posted on the City of Aurora’s website.

The Zombie Invasion 5K will invade Blackberry Farm on Saturday, September 21, where a “race for survival” will spread across the grounds as darkness descends. Participants will not only run a 5K, but will scurry through a sea of zombies and obstacles. Registration ends September 12 -Sign up today with the Fox Valley Park District to be a runner or a zombie!

Congratulations to James A. Benz, who was named senior vice president, head of trust administration with Old Second Bank‘s Wealth Management group, operating in downtown Aurora.

Save the date for the 2013 Hearts for Hesed Masquerade Party on Sunday, October 6 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of delectable tapas, hors d’oeuvres, sangria, live entertainment, wine pull, raffles, exhibits and more, all to benefit Hesed House. RSVP by September 26.

Interested in the fundamentals of recording and mixing music? If you’d like to learn more or register for classes meant to fill the holes and give you a foundation in the whole production process, visit Backthird Audio. Another set of Wednesday, six-week classes start soon.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc. proudly announces the addition of a new Project Engineer in the Environmental Group, Christopher R. Walton.

VNA Health Care will receive nearly $1.2 million through three different grants to help people enroll in Medicaid or obtain insurance through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. The funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration outreach and enrollment grant, the state In-Person Counselor grant, and the Federal Navigator grant.

“Legal Update for Illinois Employers,” a free presentation on immigration, labor and employment laws, will be hosted by Aurora University at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25. Registration, networking and refreshments are from 7:30-8:00 a.m. For reservations email

Enjoy the autumn weather and beautiful landscaping during the Naper Settlement‘s free walking club from 8:00-9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in October. Choose your route, with an option to include the Riverwalk, and afterwards, log in your minutes/miles while enjoying a healthy treat with fellow walkers.

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