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and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon 2011 Community Awards 11:30 Gather | 12:00 Lunch Thursday, October 20

Join us for a salute to our sponsors and volunteers On April 16th, the Chamber and under the big top on the Taste grounds, Main theCome Glen join Ellyn JayceesChamber once your fellow members 11:30 Gather | 12:00 Lunch Street parking againatpresented the luncheon Community our monthly featuring the lot next to Santa Fe Restaurant. This traditional May celebration is a sincere thank you Harris Bank is once again Awards Breakfast. With nearly experts: Chamber’s own technology to the volunteers for many hours contributed to offering an Economic 100 attendees from the Village, civic make the Taste a success (have you called Cheryl organizations, school districts, Fire Forecast Luncheon Shurtz or Terri SmithtoPfeiffer volunteer Our experts will is new and how correcttowhat is old.yet?). and Chamber Police departments andshow not you for what This will replace our regularly Learn “the Cloud”, social Barone’s media andofvideo Each member profits,about the morning was awebsites, celebration Glenmarketing. Ellyn, sponsors of the Taste will be available before lunch and during the question/answer period after lunch. of volunteerism in Glen Ellyn. The luncheon, will serve a delicious buffet you won’t scheduled Chamber Lunch. Bring your problems and let our experts show you the answers. Please feel free to recipients of the 2010 Community lunch with members of the invite a friend or coworker to this event. want to miss! $20 members/$25 non-members. We will Join UsChamber for the 30of Awards were: th An Wheaton Commerce Please remember to pre pay to guarantee your nual Tas te of Gle nCrowne Ellyn! Plaza. Fast On Site Computer Repair reservationis a family owned company dedicated to easieron October 20 at and it makes check in so much Thursday, May 19 - Saturd sJoseph Nemchock (Police Officer/Year) May 21 the helping people and companies with their computer We fix will you ay, have and faster!problems. Please RSVP by hardware, Friday, Mayclean 14, to Not only www.glen sJeff Buccola (Firefighter/Year) viruses, configure and install operating systems, tune-up systems, install networks opportunity to learn from Jack sMargaret Lombardo (Senior Citizen/Year) and fix them, and generally fix just about anything you need fixed. We also design, Ablin, Executive Vice President and sMichael Meissen (Educator/Year) develop, and implement web sites and web applications. Chief Investment Officer Harris Friday, May 20 sLinea Hair Salon (Business/Year) Private Bank, but you will have a Taste Recognition the Taste Grounds Monkey Wrench Studio is a fullOn service creative company specializing in sDuPage PADS (Not For Profit/Year) networking opportunity with folks Luncheon Sponsor Gather | 12:00 Lunch websites, branding, video production, and11:30 3D art and animation. Our team will work sKaren Evans (Citizen/Year) from the Wheaton Chamber. with you to create a distinctive brand and custom website, introduce your business or sJeff Waters (Distinguished Service Award) product and educate consumers through video, and market your company through As with all multi-chamber events, social media and other avenues. you must pre-register.

Glen Ellyn “Fixture” Closes

TMC Squared provides tech support for homes and businesses. This includes it’s Doors After 44 Years networking, virus clean up, new computer installations, VHS & 8mm to DVD Schmid’s Pharmacy has been a conversions, personal computer training, tech emergency and more. What sets TMC fixture in Glen Ellyn for 44 years. Squared apart? Our onsite service. If we can’t fix it onsite, we have free pick up and Florence and service. her late Our husband, reinstallation ethics: Ted, If it’s not worth fixing, we will tell you that. Our first came to Glen Ellyn in 1967 fix and solutions based pricing: If we can’t it, there is no charge. bought Heintz Drug Store. Over the Call for virus removal, computer setup/data transfer, years,PROFESSIONAL they changed theNERDS store name wireless networking, and smartphone integration. We do websites – new and and location. They expanded the gift, updating existing ones – and create mobile versions of your site for smaller handheld card, and stationery departments and device screens. We can even help you move into the 21st century of new ‘cloud began making fudge. Florence computing’—the sameNow, view of your data is accessible via a PC/laptop, smartphone/ has decided it is time to retire and close iPad and any web browser. the store. However, she will keep busy As anher IBM26 Business partner,and Vopenka Associates, Community Inc. specializes in helping with grandchildren 2 great &2011 businesses realize the maximum benefit in productivity that information technology Awards Breakfast grandchildren. Congratulations to (clockwise) Linea Hair Salon can provide.  We provide solutions catered to each client’s specific needs.  On-site Florence Schmid and our well wishes (Business of the Year),services Joseph are all services we service, remote support, remote management, and cloud on your to retirement! provide help with your IT investment. Nemchock (Police Officer of the Year)and Karen Evans (Citizen of Year). Just Congratulation to all Have you registered online for lunchtheyet? go to> this log year’s Chamber Events>Luncheons, to register and in.recipients! (If you have forgotten your log in

name or password, ask the office). As always, prepayment is appreciated to decrease your check-in time.

ChamberTip People buy from people they trust. They buy from people they can relate to or depend on.

Remember . . . YOU are the special item, not what you sell.






SEPTEMBER 2011 Well, that was another quick summer! Hope you are all taking advantage of the beautiful weather as it cools off and can celebrate the end of a great summer season. We had a busy summer in the Chamber with a perfect day for Jazz Fest in July, then a very hot (yet successful) Sidewalk Sale and in August, one of our member favorites — the annual Steak Fry.

On May 13, Audiologic Services cut the ceremonial Grand Opening ribbon with members of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce at their new Audiology clinic at 487 Pennsylvania Ave. Dr. Linda A. Burba has been a practicing audiologist since 1981. She is the owner and founder of Audiologic Services, a complete diagnostic and rehabilitative center.


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out at the Jazz Fest. Once again, it was a sunny day and we had huge crowds in attendance in downtown Glen Ellyn to listen to the music and enjoy the delicious food provided by Tap House Grill. Glen Ellyn’s Sidewalk Sale is a big 3-day event requiring extra time and effort in preparation and execution. Special thanks to Georgia, Mike and Renee for putting all of that together for the retailers. Our Ambassadors Committee, headed by Cheryl Shurtz of RE/MAX Suburban, helped to make the Steak Fry a great success again this year. In addition to the popular Mystery Wines and Wine Cellar drawings, this year we held a Beer Cellar drawing. Thank you so much to our Chamber members for their generosity in donating all of the fabulous prizes and purchasing tickets to this much-anticipated event. Now that the kids are back in school, you’ll see more activities throughout the Village featuring our students. You can show your community support by going to football games or other sporting events, attending concerts or one of the school plays. Whenever possible, please support our schools and the many activities they offer for the students throughout the year.

Ami and Danny Sronkoski and John Lejeck welcomed Glen Ellyn Chamber President Rob Kelley, Ambassador Chair Cheryl Shurtz and Chamber members to the opening of their new restaurant, Cantina. Located at 499 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Cantina is open 7 days a week.   Their outdoor seating area is perfect for lunch or dinner or listening to live music.

This is our final quarter of 2011 — let’s make a strong push for new members to join the Chamber for a great finish to the year. If you run into someone who is not a member, just talk to them about us and invite them to one of our activities. We will be sure to make them feel welcome and they will see firsthand how special our Chamber is! Coming up, we have Halloween Walk at the end of October and then before you know it, the time for Holiday Walk on the day after Thanksgiving will be upon us. Hope to see you all at a Chamber Luncheon, Business After Hours or Ribbon Cutting, or just around town enjoying the cooler weather this fall.

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


ChamberFYI CENTRAL DUPAGE HOSPITAL’S FREE “DINNER WITH THE DOC” SERIES: Headaches and Migraines in Children David Sperry, MD, pediatric neurologist from Central DuPage Physician Group, who participates in the Children’s Memorial at Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Program, will discuss how to differentiate between headaches and migraines. Intended for parents and professionals working with children younger than age 18. Wednesday, September 14 6–7:30 pm Dinner Program Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton FREE program but, seating is limited. Please call 630-933-4234 TTY: 630-933-4833 for hearing impaired

DELNOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION STOP SMOKING, CLEAR THE AIR This one-hour workshop will provide you with strategies and tools to help you become a nonsmoker forever. The workshop is followed by a half-hour support group. Wednesday, September 7 7-8:30 pm Delnor Health & Wellness Center Free registration required Please call 630-208-3999 TTY: 630-208-4399 for hearing impaired

ShreddingDay Bring your sensitive documents to be shredded Date: Saturday October 15 Time: 9 am - Noon Place: Municipal parking lot at Prospect & Crescent Blvd.

Members F1rst Committee WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS

The Members First Committee members mentor new Chamber members by inviting them to and joining them at events, encouraging them to take advantage of their new member benefits and assisting them in finding their place in the Chamber. The 2011 Members First Committee consists of: Mike Egan (2011 Members First Committee Chairman), Sign*A*Rama Katie Cass, Massage Envy Richard Dunn, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Rich Becker, AdviCoach Paul Sivak, Precision Payroll of America Gayle Mazzuca, Community Bank – Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Bob Pieckert, Minuteman Press Judi Stojanovich, Inland Bank Join us in welcoming these new members to the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce: Lori Lopez, American Laser Skincare Erin Jones, Inner Focus Pilates Dave Gorder, High Energy Mobile DJs Buddy & Tracy Mueller, T.B.M. Productions James Mathieson, Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co. Lisa Kelly, Kaitlin’s Hideout Thomas Tully, Glenbard Education Association Christine Lin, Asian Pearl All Members: Please introduce yourself to our newest members at Chamber luncheons, After Hours events, and ribbon cuttings. Also, get to know them and their businesses from the Chamber website at

ChamberBenefit As a Chamber member, one thing you can take advantage of is an Enhanced Business Listing on the Chamber website. With an enhanced listing you have the ability to… Add information about your company and a link to your website right on the search results page.  how off your logo on your own S unique page.  ive customers more information G about your business with an expanded “About Us” section, use bullet points and utilize more keywords for client searches. But, the most exciting marketing feature is the ability to add photos and a video of your company or your product!

Did you know that video marketing is now one of the most effective internet marketing strategies to apply? Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine, just behind Google? And, did you know that in a recent study by Treepodia, consumers are 46.22% MORE likely to purchase your product or services just by adding video to your website – whether it’s watched or not? If you’re ready to add video and other features to your business listing, contact the Chamber today to find out how for only $50 a year!

Save on your Constant Contact account with your Chamber membership. Call the office for details. 3



UpcomingEvents Save These Dates

Naper Settlement

Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale The Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale features their signature dried bouquets and creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals from Thursday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Jefferson Hill Shops, 43 E. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Visit or call (630) 420-6010. Quilting History: Signature Quilts and Their Stories Signature quilts are an enduring symbol of friendship and offered women a chance at self-expression. The program, “Writing History: Signature Quilts and Their Stories,” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Naper Settlement Collections Care and Storage Facility. Curators will provide an overview of the history of signature quilts and tips on researching names on quilts. The program also will include a unique opportunity to examine a selection of signature quilts from the museum’s collections. Information will also be shared on long-term textile storage and display techniques. Attendees are welcome to share one of their own signature quilts during the program and will have an opportunity to consult about care and storage issues. For ages teen to adult. Tickets are $10 per person. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit Glenbard Township High School District 87 Student Job Fair Make connections between high school students in Cooperative Education programs during the Glenbard Student Job Fair on September 23. This program allows students to earn credit and pay for working 15 hours a week during the school year. If you would like access to a highly motivated and tightly supervised workforce, call Mark Zurales, GB West, 630-942-7503 or Brian Ricci, GB South, 630-469-6500.

September 16

Kaitlin’s Hideout, Ribbon Cutting

September 27 Teen Parent Connection, Business After Hours September 28

Chamber Golf Outing

October 6

Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust Business After Hours

October 11

US Cellular, Business Before Hours; Smartphone Workshop

October 15

Shredding Day

October 20 Economic Forecast with Harris Bank; Multichamber Lunch October 29 Halloween Parade

Prize Donations Needed Halloween Parade Saturday, October 29 We have about 1,000 kids and their parents who come to the parade. Do you have a costume prize or coupon you would like to share with them?

FunFacts Don’t touch that dial! … What dial? Incoming College Freshmen… Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson could be their parents! Since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List providing a look at how incoming freshmen see the world. “This year’s entering college class of 2015 was born just as the internet took everyone onto the information highway, and as Amazon began its relentless flow of books and everything else into their lives. Members of this year’s freshmen class, most of them born in 1993, are the first generation to grow up taking the word ‘online’ for granted,” says the report. Check out the complete list at

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! 630-469-0907

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Jansco Inc. Promotional Products is the business/property owner at 19 N. Park Blvd. They would like to find another business to share their space. Office space is available from a small space up to approximately 2,500 sq. ft. If anyone is in need of space, please call 630-790-0004, ext. 115. The property is also listed for sale on the EDC website at


ChamberIntern For two weeks in August, the Chamber office was fortunate to have an intern from China. Her name is Peiyan and this is her intern report.

The most joyful thing is that I took part in annual barbeque. I decorated the hall, prepared for dinner, greeted guests with all the staff. I enjoyed the party which I can only see on television before. On that day, I communicated with different people, took many pictures. I think that was my happiest day in the United States. In the Chamber of Commerce, sometimes I also work with Georgia and learn how to deal with emails, recording advertising, servicing letters. At the same time, I also deeply appreciate the two different cultures of different countries. The most important thing is that I get to practice my English. During my stay there, I have met a lot of friends: Mike, Renee, Lisa and so many others I cannot remember all their names. Of course, I would like to thank Georgia most. As a girl from China in the United States this month, I got a lot of care and help, everyone is very friendly. I feel your tolerance and friendliness. Finally, I welcome you to China and welcome to my hometown of Chongqing.

The fantastic experience

With my internship coming to an end, I am writing this article to commemorate the good times at the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. August 3rd is the first day that I came to Glen Ellyn, what’s more, it is the first time I saw Georgia. That morning, we met at the train station. We identify each other in the crowd. In her car, she introduced this beautiful town of Glen Ellyn to me. At the same time, she also introduced Chamber of Commerce to me. Through the introduction, I have the main idea of how this company runs, the Chamber of Commerce helps businesses of this town so that they can help and support each other. In my opinion, Chamber of Commerce is playing the role of a bridge. As day goes by, my understanding of the Chamber of Commerce increases bit by bit. During my internship, I participated in many meetings. Maybe I cannot fully understand what they say, but I can more or less understand the general idea. In some meetings, we share good ideas whereas in some meetings we solve the problem together.



Thanks&Congratulations Are you having a business anniversary in 2011? Contact the Chamber office today and share your milestone with fellow members!

The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary Chamber members celebrated the 5th anniversary of The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn with a ribbon cutting on August 12. The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn is an awardwinning, family owned design studio specializing in custom cabinetry, design solutions, and installation services for the entire home. They design, remodel and renovate kitchens, bathrooms and other residential spaces.

TESTIMONIAL: “LOVE the new Chamber website!

I just received two new clients this week that contacted me through our personal page.” Lisa Duncan, Gold Rush Girls

The following Chamber members were looking good at the Business After Hours held by Linea Hair Salon & Day Spa as part of their 25th Anniversary celebration on July 13: • Timothy Berneche, Berneche2 Architecture, AvItChi • Bryan Woods, Citibank • Rob Kelley, COUNTRY® Financial • Jack Evans, Evans Insurance Agency • Deb Cornell, Glen Ellyn News – Suburban Life Publications • Dawn Bussey, Glen Ellyn Public Library • Bill Schultz, Handyman Services • Dave Gorder, High Energy Mobile DJs • Judi Stojanovic, Inland Bank & Trust

• Missy Rogers, Missy’s Maid Service • Sandra Kubat, Northwood University • Cheryl Shurtz, RE/MAX Suburban – Wheaton, Gold Rush Girls • Mary Beth Kraft, Teen Parent Connection • Jim Wheeler, The Sign Authority • Sue Martin, TMC2 • Val Vesely, Valerie Vesely Interior Decorating • Deb Brown, Triblocal • Staci Hulseberg, Village of Glen Ellyn

The following Chamber members were seen at the Ten Thousand Villages Business After Hours on August 25, enjoying sights and sounds from around the world along with refreshments provided by Cantina: • Danny Sronkoski, Cantina • Bryan Woods, Citibank • Martha DeForest, Community Insurance • Rob Kelley, COUNTRY® Financial • Kristina Cruz, Daily Herald • Jack Evans, Evans Insurance Agency • Deb Cornell, Glen Ellyn News – Suburban Life Publications • Judi Stojanovic, Inland Bank & Trust


• Al Lewek, Lewek Photography Studio • Michelle Thorsell, SMT Architects, PC • Buddy & Tracy Mueller, T.B.M. Productions • Val Vesely, Valerie Vesely Interior Decorating • Staci Hulseberg, Village of Glen Ellyn • Deb Brown, Triblocal


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SpecialEvents ChamberBits

2011 Community Awards

On April 16th, the Chamber and the Glen Ellyn Jaycees once again presented the Community Awards Breakfast. With nearly 100 attendees from the Village, civic organizations, school districts, Fire and Police departments and not for profits, the morning was a celebration of volunteerism in Glen Ellyn. The recipients of the 2010 Community Awards were: sJoseph Nemchock (Police Officer/Year) sJeff Buccola (Firefighter/Year) sMargaret Lombardo (Senior Citizen/Year) sMichael Meissen (Educator/Year) sLinea Hair Salon (Business/Year) sDuPage PADS (Not For Profit/Year) sKaren Evans (Citizen/Year) sJeff Waters (Distinguished Service Award)



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Monthly Business Luncheons May Chamber Luncheon

Taste of Glen Ellyn Sponsor and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

2011 | Taste Sponsors

Join us for a salute to our sponsors and volunteers under the big top on the Taste grounds, Main Street parking lot next to Santa Fe Restaurant. This traditional May celebration is a sincere thank you to the volunteers for many hours contributed to make the Taste a success (have you called Cheryl Shurtz or Terri Smith Pfeiffer to volunteer yet?). Barone’s of Glen Ellyn, sponsors of the Taste luncheon, will serve a delicious buffet you won’t want to miss! $20 members/$25 non-members. Please remember to pre pay to guarantee your reservation- and it makes check in so much easier and faster! Please RSVP by Friday, May 14, to

Friday, May Members 20 2011 Board On Taste Grounds Robthe Kelley (COUNTRY® Financial) 11:30 Gather | 12:00 Lunch President

Join Us for the 30th An nual Taste of Glen Ellyn!

Thursday, May 19 - Saturd ay, May 21 www.glenellynchamber .com


Taste Recognition

Staci Hulseberg (Village of Glen Ellyn) Luncheon Sponsor

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

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

Richard Dunn (Coldwell Banker Real Estate) VP Membership

Honorary Board Members

Lisa Edwards (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 2011 Community Awards Breakfast

(clockwise) Linea Hair Salon Directors (Business of the Year), Joseph Nemchock (Police Officer of theat Law) William Fairbank (Attorney Year)and Karen Evans (Citizen of Roland (McAninch to Artsall Center at College of DuPage) the Year). Raffel Congratulation this year’s recipients! Thom Martin (TMCsquared)

Litsa Lekatsos (RE/MAX Suburban)


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


Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce September/October 2011 Newsletter

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