Happy Holidays from the 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  it to us by Wednesday the week prior to publication. For more information, contact the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
December 16, 2013
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Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
Balihoo Productions
Basil’s Greek Dining
BMO Harris
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Caterpillar, Inc.
Central DuPage Hospital
Chicago Premium Outlets
Continental Acura of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Mazda of Naperville
Create Cut Invent
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Fox Valley Country Club
Global Data Sciences
Ice Miller LLP
Idea Marketing Group
In & Out Creative – Log Web Video
Konen Insurance Agency
Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, P.C.
Liberty Mutual – Dawn Tully
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Nelson Multimedia/WSPY
Old Second National Bank
Organo Gold
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipefitters Local 597
Piper’s Banquets
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence 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
Weldstar Company
WERV FM Radio (Next Media)

Welcome New Members

Fox Valley Nutrition
Rick Sanchez
4044 Fox Valley Center Dr.
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 499-7267


Fidelity National Title
Ron Szymczyk
1877 W. Downer Place, Ste. 150
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 869-2270


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


Happy Holidays
The Chamber would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Have an enjoyable time with friends and family, and thank you for your membership-our events simply would not be the same without you.The Chamber will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1

Be sure and check out our Facebook page for photos from the 2013 Holiday Celebration. Thank you to all of our sponsors!

2014 Sponsorships Now Available!
Calling for ARCC/Fox Valley Networking Professionals and Coffee & Connections sponsorships for 2014. These tried and true successful Chamber events are a perfect way to get your business name and commercial out in front of 40 – 50 business professionals. Your business logo will be prominent on all invitations, the website, calendar of events and social media. You will also have a showcase table and a 3 minute commercial time. Contact Jane E. Abe, IOM, ACE, Director of Membership, for details. First come, first serve! (Special savings for pre-paid sponsorships.)
Premier Members
Premier Members
Save the Date: Mark Your Calendars
Diversity Network: Business Before Hours
Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Chamber Offices
RegisterBusiness Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber Offices

Business Development Leads Group 1
Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:15 a.m.
Chamber Offices

Onboarding Strategies
Smith Amundsen presents HR & Managers Resource Group
Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Coffee & Connections Networking Event
Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Painters District Council #30, 905 Sequoia Dr., Aurora
Co-sponsored Zippy Shell Fox Valley

Business Development Leads Group 2
Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber Offices

eBlast Sponsorships for 2014
Dates are now available to market or advertise your business, service or special event. They are a great way to communicate to fellow members. Your message-exclusively sent-to our list of more than 2,400 member addresses, based on availability on Wednesdays or Fridays. Special pre-paid cost of $175 if booked and paid by 12/31. Contact Jane E. Abe, IOM, ACE, Director of Membership for specifics and dates.
Website Changes
Chamber Members no longer need to create (and remember) a login name and password to reach the Chamber’s blog and the ‘Members Only’ section of www.aurora-chamber.com. Please enjoy unfettered access to the entire website. However, a login name and password is still required to sign into ChamberMaster, our Membership Management Portal.
Member News
PADS at Hesed House in Aurora has several families that have not yet been adopted for the holidays through Hesed’s Adopt a Family Program. If you are interested in learning more about the families’ wish lists and needs, please call 630-897-2156 and ask for Carolyn or Mary.The Community Career Center will be holding professional workshops all throughout the month of December. Coming up are “Tweet Your Way to a New Job” on Dec. 17 and “LinkedIn: Beyond the Basics” on Dec. 21. Both take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and admission is free for members ($15 for non-members). They are also hosting a NOW Networking Group, where women in search of a job-including moms returning to work-can meet and share information, resources and achievements in a friendly and professional atmosphere, today, Dec. 16, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information on any of these events, call 630-961-5665, or RSVP at ccc@communitycareercenter.org.

Hopvine Brewery is holding its Grand Opening all day on Dec. 19. Chef Tom Eckert will be roasting a pig starting at 8:00 a.m., which will be served at 5:00 p.m. 95.9 The River will be doing a live broadcast from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and there will be a Craft Brew Bracket Challenge as well.

Join KDI Design, Inc. the third Thursday of every month for “Cocktails for a Cause”. This month, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m., bring a gift card of any denomination to donate to CASA Kane County so that the less fortunate children in our community receive something for Christmas. RSVP for the free event at http://tinyurl.com/l4w4xrs.

This is the last weekend for Blackberry Farm‘s annual Yuletide celebration from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Dec. 21-22. There will be hayrides with carolers and storytellers, craft stations, a decorated “Polar Express” train running continuously around sparkling Lake Gregory, and much more. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, call 630-892-1550.

Celebrate the holidays in style with Hotel Arista‘s “Breakfast with Santa” on Dec. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 5-12. Children under the age of 5 are free. Email santa@hotelarista.com to make reservations today.

SugarToad at Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre will serve dinner from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25. The three-course prix fixe dinner will be offered for $45 per person. The regular menu will also be available. Because of the popularity of this meal, space is limited. Reservations are recommended.

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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