Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber Newsletter - Spring 2022

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2022 SPRING NEWSLETTER

The Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the many businesses and industries to our area.

MAYORS DELIVER STATE OF THE VILLAGE ADDRESSES Mayor Argoudelis highlights development in Plainfield

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By Alex Ortiz

lainfield Mayor John Argoudelis highlighted several new local businesses and development projects during his State of the Village address this week. This was the first address by Argoudelis, who was elected last year. The annual speech takes place in front of the Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce. Argoudelis pointed to several new economic and infrastructure developments in the village over the past year as evidence of a thriving village of nearly 45,000 residents with even more potential to grow. He started with the recent announcement that one of the village’s largest employers, Diageo, will expand its footprint in Plainfield. The global alcoholic beverage company plans to open a new

manufacturing site, adding to its longtime bottling operation in the village. Argoudelis also pointed to the financial benefit that companies like Diageo provide to the community. “It’s a great sign that one of our largest employers, and a good source of tax revenue for the village, is staying here for a long time to come,” he said. He also mentioned several new local restaurants which opened in Plainfield, including a new Honey-Jam Cafe, Khaos Brewcade & Kitchen, and Piggy’s BBQ, all along Route 59. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Mayor DeBold highlights new projects taking root in Shorewood By Alex Ortiz

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Shorewood Mayor Clarence “CC” DeBold delivered his first State of the Village address, highlighting the new developments and amenities of past year. The Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the event Tuesday at the Shorewood Glen Lakeview Lodge. DeBold was elected mayor last year and said he’s learned a lot about the job during that time. “To say I hit the ground running last May is an understatement,” he said. DeBold first pointed to the village’s strong fiscal outlook and said preliminary figures show strong revenues and conservative spending will likely yield a $3 million surplus for the fiscal year. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4


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PSACC is here for you! The Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes many businesses and industries to our area. We are your voice for issues and actions affecting business and industry. We are working to preserve the free and competitive enterprise system, promote growth and development, and make the Plainfield Shorewood area a better place to live, work, worship, learn and conduct business. I would urge you to support the businesses listed within these pages as they too are supporting our goals to make this area a better place. Since our merge of the Plainfield & Shorewood Area Chamber back in 2022 we have been focused on getting to not only know our Shorewood businesses but also continuing to grow and to be active within our communities. With this merge it is giving our local businesses, members, and organizations in the area more opportunities to Network within and gain support from the local communities. The strengths and successes of this organization come from individuals within our membership who volunteer their talentsand expertise to rally forces to meet daily challenges. The work and rewards of the chamber agenda are not limited to the board of directors and office staff. Business representatives and employees can share the goodwill and excitement of the regular and special events sponsored by the chamber. Networking and showcasing your business to fellow members and the public are advantages of membership, as is your participation in events, like our Golf Outing, the Cruise Nights, Let it Glow, Plainfield Connections, seminars and workshops, monthly luncheons, and Chamber Network Nights and Crossroads Fest. The main chamber office is located right in downtown Plainfield and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we now have a satellite office at the Shorewood Village Hall. Our staff is always ready to help anyone who walks in the door or calls. Our staff consists of: Vitella Barnes our executive assistant and, myself, Tasha Marsaglia, the executive director. Our goal is to help you know the ins and outs of our chamber and get you noticed by the public and other businesses. Our slogan is “Always Shop Chamber First.” The Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce is strong, viable, and proud to be your voice in the community. Since 1972, we have been making a difference. Be there for us, so we can be there for you! Tasha Marsaglia Executive Director P: 815-436-4431 F: 815-436-0520

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The mayor said some of the excess funds will help pay for likely the most significant project for the village. This past January, the Village Board voted to join a new regional water commission with five other nearby municipalities. The commission members aim to provide their residents with Lake Michigan water in the coming years as the existing underground water supply is projected to not meet the region’s peak demand by the end of the decade. “Lake Michigan for the village of Shorewood is a huge topic,” DeBold said, adding the village has been working on a new water source for two decades. Shorewood will contribute about $62 million of the estimated $800 million total cost of the project, DeBold said. Other projects started this past year include the construction of a new public works facility. The future 71,000-squarefoot facility on Mound Road is expected to be completed this summer, the mayor said. The almost $15 million project will consolidate operations of the Shorewood Public Works Department. DeBold said once the project is completed and the village no longer needs the existing public works facility on Route 59, that will allow more development along that key corridor. Another significant project running through the village is the new Will County Forest Preserve pedestrian trail connection along

Black Road. The trail connects two district preserves for walkers and cyclists. “This also allows for visitors to have better access to our community,” the mayor said. “Outdoor lovers will greatly appreciate the completion of this project.” DeBold also touched on the village’s effort to update its comprehensive plan and emphasized the involvement of residents. Residents can learn more about the project and provide input at DesigningShorewood.org. The mayor said the plan is vital because the village has about 20 square miles of vacant land it can develop. “The comprehensive plan will help guide that strategy in how we develop,” he said. Several new businesses are coming to Shorewood, including restaurants such as Raising Cane’s at the corner of Brook Forest Avenue and Vertin Boulevard and a Pizza Ranch on Northeast Frontage Road next to the La Quinta Hotel.

They will join other eating establishments like Poke Bros and Smoothie King that opened in the past year. DeBold also highlighted new community events in the village with more to come. Last year, Shorewood hosted its first outdoor holiday market at Towne Center Square by the village hall. The mayor said the village also is planning to host a new farmer’s market Thursdays between June 2 and September 15. The village also will have a BBQ and Brews event June 11 featuring local breweries and live music. DeBold said such events were key to showcasing Shorewood. He also took time to laud his staff and his wife for helping him through his first year on the job. “I thoroughly enjoy every minute of what I was elected to do and look forward to continuing this journey with everyone,” DeBold said.

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There was also Big Sammy’s Italian Eatery which opened earlier this year in the downtown area. Argoudelis added that 2021 was the village’s strongest year for residential development in about a decade with over 300 new singlefamily home permits approved. The luxury apartment development Sixteen30, near the downtown area, has seen its spots fill up quickly. The Village Board also recently approved a new 450home development known as Bronk Farm by 127th Street and Van Dyke Road. The mayor said such growth showed the demand for people to move to Plainfield is strong. “This is a place where people want to live at,” Argoudelis said. “These developers do their homework. They don’t spend millions of dollars to develop if they don’t think they’re going to sell these homes.” Still, Argoudelis added that he hopes to see more “reasonably priced” housing mixed in with the higher-end options coming to the village to allow younger Plainfield residents to be able to afford to stay.

The mayor also acknowledged the imbalance of property tax revenue the village receives from homeowners. High property tax bills have been among the biggest complaints of residents, and Argoudelis said a solution to that issue would be more industrial development. He added more growth from large businesses, which also won’t burden local services, can alleviate the tax burden on residents. The village has specifically looked at the area on the western portion of 143rd Street as a prime location for light industrial buildings.

Argoudelis said its already attracting businesses. “It’s a very hot market right now,” he said. A key part of that growth will be the extension of 143rd Street to provide another route for trucks to the highway with the help of millions of dollars in federal funding. The village has been acquiring the necessary land for the extension, though its effort has come with opposition from residents in the affected area. Construction of the 143rd Street project is slated to start later this year.

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Welcome new Chamber members:  DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH DECEMBER

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Fun Bounces Rental 1215 Vertin Blvd. | Shorewood

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Northern Will County Special Recreation Association (NWCSRA) 10 Montrose Dr. | Romeoville

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2022 PLAINFIELD SHOREWOOD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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