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January/February 2012

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Installation Luncheon at Crowne Plaza Tuesday, January 10 11:30 Gather | 12:00 Lunch Installation of 2012 Glen Ellyn Chamber Board Please join us for the Installation Luncheon as our new Board Members take office. Village President Mark Pfefferman will be administering the oath of office. Lunch will be at the Crowne Plaza. The menu is set with salad, pork tenderloin, veggies and cheesecake for dessert. Vegetarian and special dietary needs are always available. Since this falls so quickly after the first of the year, please make your reservations as soon as possible. Reservations may be made at our website or to renee@glenellynchamber.com or call 630-469-0907

SaveTheDate JANUARY 19 BAH and Ribbon Cutting for Subway 5-7 pm 572 Crescent Blvd. Please RSVP to the Chamber office.

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Nominating Committee Report The Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee consisting of Rob Kelley, Julie Worthen, Missy Rogers, Sue Martin, Tom Van Winkle, Dawn Bussey, Mike Formento and Georgia Koch, held three meetings to discuss candidates for the 2012 Board of Directors. After interviews of prospective candidates, the Nominating Committee respectfully recommends the following individuals to the 2012 Board of Directors of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce: President Paul Sivak – Precision Payroll of America Vice President Tracy Kirchhoff – Harris Bank Treasurer Scott Hamer – Community Bank-Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn Secretary Dawn Bussey – Glen Ellyn Public Library VP Membership Richard Dunn – Coldwell Banker Real Estate VP Business Patrick Temesvary – EMC Mortgage Financial Inc. VP Marketing Lisa Duncan – Monkey Wrench Studio VP So. Business Katie Cass – Massage Envy Spa VP Retail Paul O’Neill – Run Today Director Bill Fairbank – William A. Fairbank, Attorney at Law Director Thom Martin – TMC2 Director Katherine Borello – Katherine Borello, DDS Director Tom Van Winkle – Sign Identity Past President Rob Kelley – COUNTRY® Financial G LE N E L LY N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

ChamberEvents 2012 Which ones will you sponsor? ❑❑ Community Awards Breakfast ❑❑ Taste of Glen Ellyn ❑❑ Sidewalk Sale ❑❑ Golf Outing

February 14 Chamber monthly luncheon “State of the Village” with President Mark Pfefferman. Location TBA www.glenellynchamber.com • 630-469-0907

❑❑ Community Shredding Day ❑❑ Halloween Parade ❑❑ Glen Ellyn Fashion Showcase ❑❑ Holiday Walk


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Kaitlin’s Hideout

Kaitlin’s Hideout is a play center for children with Autism and is a resource and a support area for parents and caregivers. Kaitlin’s Hideout is located in downtown Glen Ellyn in the “Little Shops”. Contact Lisa at info@kaitlinshideout.com.

SKUTTLEBUTTS

Chamber members celebrated the Grand Opening of Skuttlebutts Pizza and Catering with owner Danny Glover and his sister Jasmine. Located at 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Skuttlebutts menu is available for takeout or catering. 

HIGH ENERGY PARTY PRODUCTIONS

DJ David Gorder of High Energy Party Productions, gave Chamber members a demonstration of his DJ skills at the High Energy ribbon cutting last month.  With over 20 years in the business, contact Dave at getenergy@yahoo.com for a fun, organized and memorable event.

Final President’s Letter DECEMBER 2011 Greetings Everyone, I can’t believe that my 2 years as Chamber President has come to an end already. It seems as though I was just sworn in at the installation luncheon. I sincerely want to thank all of the Chamber members who really made my job extremely easy. Anytime I asked for volunteers they would appear. I would ask for ideas and get them. Anyone who took on a task did a great job and did not complain. I think our Chamber is unique in the sense that we really do want all of our members to succeed and we are all willing to help each other in that quest. As we go to our various events during the year, one can tell that we all really do like each other and are glad we are in the Chamber together. That may sound like a no brainer, but I have been in many professional associations in my career and I have never been around a group that sincerely wants what is best for Glen Ellyn and for the Chamber members. I can’t say enough about what Mike and Georgia do for the Chamber. They work many hours in sometimes difficult situations and never complain. They just get the job done. Special thanks to Renee. She is the lucky one who fixes all of my punctuation and grammar for these letters. They look and sound good because of her. Allison handles our accounting needs. It is no easy task. Thank you for your help during my 2 years. I think we have a great board going forward in 2012 with Paul Sivak as our President. There are some familiar faces and some new faces on the Board. We have some new events in the pipeline as well as our regular annual ones. I feel that 2012 is going to be a very successful one for the Chamber. As we go forward, please try and recruit just one new member. If we all did that, imagine where our membership numbers would be. Strength is in numbers. Let’s make a concerted effort to increase our membership for the New Year and keep the Chamber vibrant and strong. Thanks again to all of you for all of your support and trust in me. You have made the last 2 years some of the most rewarding in my life. I will see you all in 2012. Get out and volunteer. Help each other’s businesses and above all, HAVE FUN!

Rob Kelley

President, COUNTRY® Financial

GoldMembers The support of these members enables the Chamber to continue offering quality programs and events. Thank you, Gold Members!

ThankYou The continued support of these members is greatly appreciated. Thank you to our Silver and Preferred Members!

Silver Members: Central DuPage Hospital · DuPage Medical Group Preferred Members: COUNTRY® Financial · Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust · Inland Bank · Precision Payroll of America 2


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2012 President Elect, Paul Sivak, Precision Payroll of America, LLC

Kimberlie Reed, Account Manager for Staples, has several suggestions to save Chamber members money. Staples Reward Program This no cost program will allow you to get 10% back in Staple Reward Dollars on all ink, toner, paper and copy/print or promotional items. These reward dollars can be used for anything in the store. Teacher Reward Program Teachers also receive 10% back in teaching aids and art supplies. Business Discount Program By enrolling in this FREE program you will receive instant savings, extra benefits and earn Staples Rewards. Based on your annual spend you can save from 10% to 30% on Copy Print and promotional items.  upply Contracts S We can analyze your needs and provide you with a special program for supplies including delivery and on line ordering. Ink/Toner Cartridge Recycling You will receive $2.00 back in reward dollars for every eligible cartridge. Contact Kimberlie Reed for details at 630-335-9168

Landfill ban on electronics

As of January 1, 2012, the following items cannot be placed in a waste container for disposal and must be recycled by a registered collector, recycler and/or manufacturer: computers, small scale servers, printers, laptops, televisions, keyboards, recorders, scanners, mp3 players, DVD players, computer monitors, computer mice, DVRs, fax machines, video consoles, digital converter boxes, cable/ satellite receivers. If you have further questions, contact Shefali M. Trivedi, Environmental Projects Specialist for DuPage County, at 630-407-6771.

FOOD PANTRY

Even though the holidays are over, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is still serving the needs of the hungry. Please send or bring your donation of food or money to the Chamber office. The Chamber will be making a donation to the Pantry this month.

Hello Everyone! Goodbye to 2011 and hello 2012! Let’s welcome in the New Year with lots of optimism and joy!  Thanks to Rob Kelley of COUNTRY® Financial and the 2011 Board of Directors for guiding us through another year of challenges due to the economy.     But, 2011 also brought us great weather in May and our most successful Taste ever.  We are looking to have a few new events for the 2012 year.  Early March brings us our Fine Arts show that will be held at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center.  We need a few good Artists. Please see the Chamber web site for details.  Later in the year we will be providing the community with a Halloween Haunted House to complement the very successful Zombie Crawl from 2011. (Thank you Lisa and Shane Duncan—Arbonne and Monkey Wrench Studio respectively) An old, but new event will be back for November, 2012, and that is the Glen Ellyn Chamber Fashion show.  Business After Hours will continue to be on the agenda with some new companies participating this year! Please watch for additional notices on the web page and at luncheons for volunteer sign up and committee participation.  With all of your help we will have a most successful 2012.  Remember, when needing products and services, please keep all Chamber members in mind! Happy New Year!!!

Paul Sivak

2012 President-Glen Ellyn Chamber Precision Payroll of America G L E N E LLY N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

Thanks&Congratulations Are you having a business anniversary in 2012? Contact the Chamber office today and share your milestone with fellow members!

Naper Settlement receives grant from The DuPage Community Foundation

Naper Settlement was one of 31 not-for-profit organizations in DuPage County to receive a grant from the 2011 Fall Discretionary Grant Cycle of The DuPage Community Foundation. The $5,000 grant will help underwrite assistance to enable schools, which serve a high percentage of low-income children, the opportunity to visit the outdoor history museum.

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Sleep Out Saturday Surpasses Goal, Changes Lives

Over $130,000 was raised to help homeless families in DuPage County cross the bridge to self-sufficiency through Sleep Out Saturday, Bridge Communities’ largest fundraising held November 5th. Fifty-five youth, church and community groups slept out in parks and parking lots throughout DuPage County.  In addition, 41 families participated, sleeping in backyards and driveways. 

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“The Civil War in General” Tuesday, Jan. 4 • 7-8:15 pm Commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861-1865) when celebrated artist and history enthusiast  Jim Weren presents, “The Civil War in General,” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24  at Naper Settlement. Using his illustrations as a centerpiece, Weren provides an intriguing look at the unique and colorful group of men who commanded the battlefields of the American Civil War. Admission is free. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum

Gift Certificates

In addition to Lewek Photography, Chamber Gift Certificates may now be purchased at FloorOpedics, 546 Duane Street. Is YOUR business listed on our Gift Certificates? Call the Office and Get on the List!

YearEndEvents HOLIDAY WALK On the day after Thanksgiving, downtown Glen Ellyn was once again filled with residents and visitors to watch Santa light the Christmas tree. Escorted down Main Street by members of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Dept, Santa arrived right on time and magically lit the Christmas tree at Main Street and Crescent Blvd. Afterwards, the downtown shops were open to showcase their holiday merchandise and to welcome visitors with cookies and hot drinks. Paul’s Shoe Service was open late to celebrate their 60 year business anniversary. The Glen Ellyn Chamber hosted an open house at 515 Crescent Blvd. The Glenbard South Madrigal Singers, the Elite Feet Dance Studio and the a cappella VoiceMale group from Glenbard West entertained visitors. Panera Bread brought chocolate chip cookies, hot cocoa and coffee and Dominick’s sent plates of cookies for all to enjoy. The Chamber also provided hot cider and candy canes to round out the treats. Our thanks to Pam Horsley Solem, for giving us the use of 515 Crescent Blvd. for our Open House.

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The Chamber and the Glen Art Theater once again presented free holiday movies for the families of Glen Ellyn. This year, however, the movie distributors required a distribution fee for each movie. Our Chamber members immediately accepted the challenge and sponsored all 5 movies. A Special Thank You to: Anima, Glen Ellyn Public Library, COUNTRY®Financial, Central DuPage Hospital, the Drake and Bock Family Giving Fund in honor of CASA of DuPage County, and new member Mathnasium, for sponsoring this year’s Christmas movies. In addition to each business being listed on the movie poster and our website, each sponsor was given the opportunity to personally greet the movie attendees.

Reminder… Holiday Walk Window Decorating Contest winners

Please remember to send in your 2012 dues.

The Holiday Walk theme this year was “Holiday Greetings from Glen Ellyn.” Best Overall Window: Edward Jones Best Interpretation of Theme: Renaissance Art Best Children’s Theme: The Bookstore Best Display of Merchandise: The Green Branch Honorable Mention #1: String Theory Honorable Mention #2: Paul’s Shoe Service

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MemberProfile Paul’s shoe service celebrates 60 year anniversary

The kitcHen studio of glen ellyn earns coveted angie’s list super service award Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews. “This is our third Angie’s List Super Service Award. Client referrals are extremely important to our business and are what has kept our business strong all through a weakened economy,” commented Susan Klimala, designer and coowner of The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn. “The fact that our clients have taken time out of their busy schedules to share their positive experience working with The Kitchen Studio means the world to us.”

Doug Herwaldt of Paul’s Shoe Service celebrated their 60th business anniversary in 2011. Doug’s grandfather David, and then his son, Paul, began the Herwaldt shoe business. In 1979, Doug Herwaldt and his wife Mary became the owners. The Herwaldts also have a second location in Lisle.   Though the economy has been tough for businesses, Doug said this year is the busiest that he has seen. Customers are coming in for repairs, hoping to make their footwear last a long time. In addition to shoe repair, Paul’s Shoe Service also repairs purses, luggage, and most leather items. Doug also offers used ice skates and sharpens knives, lawnmower blades and lawn tools. The Herwaldt family business has been a fixture in Glen Ellyn for 60 years. In addition, Doug and his family are an integral part of the Village through their volunteerism in the Village. We wish them many more prosperous years.

“Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angie’s List can claim the sterling service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “The fact that The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers.”

UpcomingEvents “Art At Its Finest”

An Indoor Art Show – Glen Ellyn Civic Center The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to present an indoor art show, “Art at its Finest” to be held March 2nd and 3rd at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. “Art at its Finest” begins Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. with a private showing of the artwork, time to meet the artists, and refreshments from Glen Ellyn’s finest restaurants until 9:00 p.m. Advance ticket price is $30. Tickets are available through the Chamber office. The art show continues on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Demonstrations by select artists will be featured throughout the day. Artists interested in submitting examples of their work for this juried show may go online at www.glenellynchamber.com for registration information, or call 630-469-0907.

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2011 Board Members

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Rob Kelley (COUNTRY President

Staci Hulseberg (Village of Glen Ellyn)

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Dawn Bussey (Glen Ellyn Public Library)

Scott Hamer (Community Bank–Wheaton/Glen Ellyn) Vice President/Treasurer

Kathleen Talenco (Glen Ellyn Park District)

Tracy Kirchhoff (Harris Bank) Secretary

Dr. John Perdue (CC School District 89)

Patrick Temesvary (EMC Mortgage Financial) VP Business & Professional Katie Cass (Massage Envy Spa) VP South Business District

GO GREEN The editors of the Navigator would like to encourage you to “go green” by signing up to receive this newsletter via email only. Send your request to formail@glenellynchamber.com.

Less cost to the environment— less cost to the Chamber

Hector Garcia (Glenbard District 87) Julie Worthen (Glen Ellyn School District 41)

Richard Dunn (Coldwell Banker Real Estate) VP Membership

Honorary Board Members

Lisa Duncan (Monkey Wrench Studio) VP Marketing & PR

Stuart Stone, Bunny Anderson, Iryl Tortorella (FloorOpedics)

Paul Sivak (Precision Payroll of America) Immediate Past President Danny Skronkoski (Tap House Grill) VP Retail

Directors William Fairbank (Attorney at Law)

Member of the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Janie Patch (Glen Ellyn EDC)

Roland Raffel (McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage) Thom Martin (TMCsquared) Litsa Lekatsos (RE/MAX Suburban)

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Chamber Staff Georgia Koch Executive Director Mike Formento Executive Director Renee Barker Office Administrator Allison Keating Bookkeeper

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