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Itasca

MEANS SPECIAL EVENTS

Special events updates - www.itasca.com/specialevents. Highland Games

4th of July Fireworks

Itasca Fest

Subaru Cruise Night

Oktoberfest

Chili Cookoff

Comcast NFL Red Zone

Benches on Parade Jazz & Wine Fest

International Craft Beer Tasting

Stay in our Hotels.

550 W Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 630-773-0835 www.itasca.com

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HAMILTON PARTNERS

FOR LEASE

HAMILTON LAKES ITASCA, IL Hamilton Lakes is a master planned business park consisting of 3.5 million square feet of Class A office space and eighty additional acres of developed land. Significant and well thought out design is apparent in every building. Ideally located in Itasca at the full four way intersection of Thorndale Avenue & I-355/290, O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago are easily accessible. A 2.5 mile walking path encompasses the park adorned with beautiful landscaping, fountains, and lakes with seasonal swans. Two hotels, along with three full service restaurants, and nearly half a dozen delicatessens are on site. Several building conference/training rooms are available in addition to a fitness center, daycare center, dentist, and ticket broker. All monitored 24 hours a day by park security. There is no need to leave the park. It’s all here.

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HAMILTON PARTNERS 630.250.9700

www.hamiltonpartners.com

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Table of Contents

Mayor’s Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Chamber Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Community Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Itasca Community Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Itasca Park District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Important Phone Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Business Profiles   Cooking Skills Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12   Integrated Document Technologies (IDT). . . 13   Summit Group, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Economic Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Itasca Country Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Itasca Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Reasons to Join the Chamber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Members – Alphabetical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Members by Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Advertiser Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

­This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Itasca Chamber of Commerce 650 E. Devon Ave., Ste. #155 Door B, Itasca, IL 60143 Phone: (630) 773-2949  •  Fax: (630) 773-2945 Website: www.itascachamber.com Copyright© 2015 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited. Chairman, CEO and Publisher  |  Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer | Scott Stone Director | Scott Ray Editor | Gerry Alger Production Manager | Joe Nugara Client Liaison and Content Coordinator | Stefanie Mikutis Graphic Designer | Jodi Hanson Ad Production Coordinators  |  David Abraham and Tiffany Salerno Directory Coordinator | Michael Sumrak Contributing Writer | Jean Murphy Acquisition Manager | Barbara Jakomin Advertising Sales | Linda Dickson

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Mayor’s Welcome

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n partnership with the Itasca Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to introduce you to the Itasca Chamber of Commerce 2016 Community Guide. This guide contains useful infor­mation regarding the Village and local services as well as a comprehensive listing of all Itasca Chamber of Commerce businesses and organizations. More than six hundred valued businesses have chosen to invest in our community and make Itasca their corporate home. Itasca offers some of the lowest tax rates in DuPage County, superior municipal services, a high quality of life, and on-going business support. With a location at the center of the greater Chicago metropolitan region, easy access to transportation networks, convenient access to O’Hare Airport, and proximity to fantastic dining, shops and attractions, Itasca has long been a great place to do business and the ideal suburb to live, work and play. From Fortune 500 companies to local goods and services, the ongoing success of local businesses and the Itasca Chamber of Commerce depends in part on the support of the community it serves. The Village of Itasca values each of our local businesses and asks each of you in turn to please support Itasca businesses and our community whenever possible. Sincerely,

Jeffery J. Pruyn Village of Itasca, President

Law Offices of Attorney David R. Schlueter dave@schlueterlawoffice.com Office: 630.285.5300 Fax: 630.285.5304 401 W. Irving Park Rd. • Itasca, IL 60143

Trusted Advisor to Individuals, Families & Businesses for 26 Years

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Chamber Welcome

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ave you heard? Itasca has been named second Best Place to Start a Business in Illinois boasting the highest average revenue per business.

Our members know the value of building relationships and working together to breed success for each other, the Chamber and Village of Itasca. Our mission is to promote business alliances and advance the professional, economic and industrial welfare of the Village of Itasca. We accomplish this by promoting business and personal development through networking, education, marketing and advocacy. I encourage you to use the services of the companies listed in this directory. Their membership in the Chamber shows their dedication to the community and to their success.

Shirlanne Lemm President & CEO

Over 20 years experience as a full time Realtor

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JOHN & BETH GARRY Our excellent negotiating skills and no pressure approach sets us apart from other agents. Our clients know we will do what it takes to represent their best interest always. Join our clients and “Experience the Difference” with us as your Real Estate Professionals.

     

Turning customers into friends since 1967 417 W. Irving Park Rd. | Itasca, IL 60143 630-240-8085 | john@johngarry.biz www.johngarry.biz

Programs & Storytimes High Speed Internet Stations & Free Wi-Fi Computer Classes Notary Service Flag Depository Books & Magazines Downloadable E-books & Audio-books Movies, Music,Video Games, and more!

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs: 9am - 9pm | Fri & Sat: 9am - 5pm | Sun: 1 - 5pm*

www.itascalibrary.org | itascal@itasca.lib.il.us

*Closed Memorial Day thru Labor Day

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Community Profile

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tasca is a delightful study in contrasts and that dichotomy works.

Its quaint downtown, which caters to residents and features local merchants and restaurateurs, is nicely tucked away in the midst of Fortune 500 corporation headquarters in large office parks. The tax money these large office parks provide allow Itasca residents to enjoy an enviable way of life. Itasca’s residential neighborhoods straddle the railroad tracks running through the village. Light industrial facilities, corporate headquarters and commercial properties take up much of the land situated further from the village center.

Itasca’s housing is a mix of single and multi-family homes. The downtown area is made up of older homes, some built in the mid-1800s. Those surrounding the Itasca Country Club were built in the 1920s. The majority of Itasca homes, however, were built in the 1950s and 1960s, with newer ones built as recently as the 1980s on the community’s residential perimeter.

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Itasca Community Library

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t takes a village to build a strong community. The library, along with the other government entities, does its share to add value to the community by contributing to the cultural and educational well-being of the residents. This past year the Itasca Community Library, in addition to its offerings of regular programs such as youth storytimes, book discussions, and general interest programs, introduced several new special interest groups. We have a Chess Club where people looking for a partner can come to better their skills or just enjoy playing together. Starting this fall we will also have a group for mahjong players and a monthly Games Night. Keep the library in mind if you’re looking for a neutral gathering place to meet and share your interest or hobby. You provide the enthusiasm, we will provide the space! For non-native English speakers who want to become more proficient in the English language, we have a successful weekly English conversational class. This has helped residents gain confidence to be informed and active citizens of our community.

Participants of the group can try out some of the wonderful vision equipment donated by the Itasca Lions Club. Kids and teens can participate in many programs at the library including our cooking clubs that teach kids, in a fun environment, the very important life skills of good nutrition and preparation of simple healthy food. We also have Makerspace Mondays where the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math can be learned through innovative and creative activities. Last December we held our annual Night with Santa along with other village entities. The theme was Traditions from Around the World. This year, in keeping with the Village’s 125th anniversary, we will celebrate the theme of Generations and History. As for signature events, in March we hosted a successful Library Carnival with games and fun for all. Closely following in April we hosted our 2nd Garden Fest with members of the Itasca Garden Club. These programs offer community members a place to come together and mingle, and learn and share their interests and talents.

Love watching movies? We now offer a service called Hoopla where you can stream movies, music, and eBooks Maintained by the Itasca Library and the Friends of the Library directly to your phone, tablet, and computer. All you need is your library card and an Internet connection if you’re using it from home, Also new to the library this past year are Tech Office Hours or you can use the library’s Wi-Fi. and free VHS to DVD conversion. With the tech drop-in For information on any of the programs mentioned, visit our sessions, we help answer questions about laptops, eReaders, newly designed website at itascalibrary.org. smartphones or anything technology-related. If the issue is more involved you can make an appointment with a librarian As far as plans for the future go, the library will continue to reserve extra time to resolve the issue. its efforts to better the lives of its residents and keep them We have been running a series of programs on vision impair­ current with trends in technology and popular culture – ment and will be starting a Vision Support Group this fall. fulfilling its mission of lifelong learning.  For job seekers, our Résumé Help dropin program provides personal assistance to people with their résumés, online job applications, and other resources the library has in its collection.

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Education

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hildren in Itasca are educated by Itasca School District 10 which has three schools serving distinct grade levels. Raymond Benson Primary School caters to children in pre-Kindergarten through grade two. Elmer H. Franzen Intermediate School serves grades three through five and F.E. Peacock Middle School teaches grades six through eight. In recent years the district has educated approximately 950 students annually. Itasca School District 10 continues to be one of the top scoring school districts in DuPage County. In fact, the Illinois State Board of Education has awarded “recognition status” to the District 10 schools.

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In addition, in 2013 Peacock Middle School and Franzen Intermediate School were both issued the Academic Excellence Award by the state, two of only 454 schools in the state to be so honored. The Lutheran School of St. Luke also serves the community. Lake Park High School District 108 serves the older, teenage students of Itasca and all or parts of six other neighboring communities. Approximately 3,000 students attend Lake Park, with freshmen and sophomores going to East Campus and juniors and seniors attending West Campus.

SCHOOLS

Find out what makes Itasca a great place to

Live, Work and Play

Board of Education District 10 400 E. Irving Park Rd.  •  Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-1232

• Centrally located within the Chicago metropolitan region

Elmer H. Franzen Intermediate School 730 N. Catalpa  •  Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-0100

• Easy access to interstates 1-290, 1-355, 1-90 & 1-294 and Elgin-O’Hare Expressway

Raymond Benson Primary School 301 E. Washington  •  Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 766-0554

• Minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport

F.E. Peacock Middle School 301 E. North St.  •  Addison, IL 60101 (630) 628-2520

• Class A Office Space and industrial properties with easy access to interstate highways

Lutheran School of St. Luke 410 S. Rush St.  •  Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-0509 Lake Park High School District 108 600 S. Medinah Rd.  •  Roselle, IL 60172 (630) 295-5221

• Public transportation with convenient service to downtown Chicago • Progressive business-friendly environment Best Affordable Suburb - BusinessWeek Magazine Safe Communities America - First in Illinois

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Itasca Park District

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he Itasca Park District is going for the hat-trick! IPD has been named a Gold Medal Finalist for 2015 through the National Recreation and Parks Association! There are four finalists from across the nation competing for this prestigious award. Itasca with a population of approximately 9,000 is opposing park districts with populations of up to 30,000. The park district has won this award previously in 2003 and 2009. The winner will be announced in September 2015 at the National Conference. Technology has undergone a great update in the last year with the unveiling of a new website that provides Online Registration, text and email alerts on many programs, leagues and facilities. Recreation and Accounting Software packages were also replaced. Peacock Park reopened in June 2015 after an exciting renovation, boasting a new baseball diamond, turf volleyball court, walking paths, baggo courts, two basketball halfcourts, a bocce court, picnic pavilion and in-line skate board nodes. The District is awaiting a promised Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant for 50 percent of the cost from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

In January 2015, the park district was awarded a $363,500 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for renovation of the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary. This project would include Itasca’s first dog park, a nature-based play area, outdoor fitness station, outdoor classroom, boardwalk, shelter, grill and habitat restoration. This grant is currently suspended. The park district is hopeful that the grant will come through and allow this fantastic renovation to its facilities. The Itasca Historical Depot Museum’s recent restoration of the over 140 year-old structure has been a huge success. The addition and renovation of an original 1939 Milwaukee Road orange caboose on site has thrilled train enthusiasts young and old! Many exciting events are planned for this year in conjunction with the Village of Itasca’s 125th Anniversary. Make sure to check out Oktoberfest on Sept. 10 and 11 where the park district will be offering free crafts, tattoos, balloons and more for kids in the Kids Korner! Check www.itasca.com/ oktoberfest for hours.

Phase 1 of the Springbrook Nature Center project has been completed, upgrading infrastructure inside and out including new air conditioning units, siding, roofing, ADA Accessibility and insulation. Phase 2 is underway, providing new exhibits and interpretive indoor and way-finding outdoor signage. The project cost is $620,000.

Technology has undergone a great update in the last year with the unveiling of a new website that provides Online Registration, text and email alerts on many programs, leagues and facilities.

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Important Phone Numbers

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Business Profiles tasca and its Chamber of Commerce are fortunate to boast a diverse economic base and a wide range of businesses, large and small, new and well-established. Some primarily serve local residents, others serve the larger Chicago community and still others are manufacturers and large corporations that employ scores of people and provide services or ship product to the entire world.

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Cooking Skills Academy Itasca is home to a culinary school that offers over 150 different two-hour classes on a rotating basis to amateur cooks and bakers of all experience levels, taught by renowned local chefs, some of whom are full-time Academy staff members and others who share their art on their days off from local restaurants. They teach students how to make restaurant-quality meals in realistic ways that they can pull off at home, according to Chef Paul Guerrero, culinary director. “All the students have to do is show up, make a big mess, stuff their faces and head home with lots of food. We do everything else,” he explained. The public classes can be reserved online at www. cookingskillsacademy.com and can sell out a month or two in advance. In addition, corporate groups can schedule team building sessions and mock competitions in the tradition of television programs like Chopped, Iron Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen at the school or in their own facility.

“The food world has really changed in the last 10 years. Chefs have become rock stars in their own rights and some of them are paid as much or more than professional athletes,” Guerrero explained. “I saw this evolution and thought that it would be cool if corporate employees could watch and even participate in cooking battles like those they see on television.” Guerrero is very active in the food world. In addition to running Cooking Skills Academy, he is the Chef/Advocate to the Toasty Cheese food truck and owns Mia Passione Italian restaurant in River Grove. He also is the talent and business manager for Celebrity Chef Mario Rizzotti of Iron Chef American on the Food Network and consults for restaurants around the country. For more information, call Cooking Skills Academy at (888) 664-8865, visit www.PGcooks.com or engage on social media (Facebook: /gourmetskills; Twitter and Instagram: @gourmetskills).

Guerrero, who has been in the restaurant business since he was 15 and has worked for such well-known chefs and restaurants as Wolfgang Puck and Lettuce Entertain You’s Wildfire Restaurants, teamed up in 2012 with Itasca’s DESIGNfirst residential design/build firm to establish Cooking Skills Academy at 1201 Norwood Ave. DESIGNfirst had been conducting small-scale cooking classes at their corporate headquarters in order to teach customers how to properly cook in the fancy new kitchens that DESIGNfirst had built for them. Guerrero took over the space and began offering a much expanded list of classes open to anyone who wants to enroll and he began marketing them to Fortune 500 corporations, as well. Cooking Skills Academy is also willing to take its “chef entertainment” shows on the road, to outdoor festivals, trade shows, corporate offices and other venues.

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Business Profiles Integrated Document Technologies (IDT) Storing documents and accessing them when necessary is a challenge. Itasca-based IDT provides businesses – large and small, local, national and international – with full-service document capture and content management solutions including the professional services to assess a firm’s needs, the necessary software and hardware to meet those needs, the business process knowledge to advise on best practices, and staff training, according to Mike Nolfo, president. In business since 1992, IDT provides turn-key content management solutions for a wide variety of firms in industries ranging from banking to pharmaceuticals, health care to manufacturing. “We can take any document that a firm has and provide the technology to capture that content electronically, transforming it from a piece of paper to a secure, easily stored and accessed electronic document,� explained Nolfo. In fact, two IDT clients now scan documents at every office, saving them between $50,000 and $300,000 per year because they no longer have to ship paper documents to headquarters. And once the documents are managed electronically, firms are also able to further streamline their business processes like invoicing and mortgage approvals because users can now securely route electronic content to one another, not paper. This makes order processing more efficient, increases customer satisfaction, lowers the cost of human labor and also makes locating the necessary documents for audits and litigation easier. IDT’s consultants work closely with clients to determine the best approach for capturing and managing their critical business content – whether it is through software deployed in their own data center or by utilizing IDT’s cloud-based offerings. “We can configure the content management software to search for a particular contract number, purchase order or invoice number or by searching for a key word anywhere in the document or any other way they want to be able to search,� he said. Clients may choose to have their own staff perform the scanning or IDT can do it for them at their fully equipped scanning facility and upload the documents directly to the client’s document repository.

“Customer service has improved. Productivity is up. Man-power requirements are down. Lost documents are a thing of the past. Not surprisingly, the system investment was amortized in just one year.� IDT Client Hallmark Data Systems, Niles, IL

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Business Profiles

Do you have a plan? Tomorrow is around the corner

Summit Group, LLC Premium and promotional products as well as awards and recognition, is what is offered by the Summit Group, LLC, an international distributor of the branded merchandise that corporations, schools and retailers use to market their products and services to the public, their customers and even to their own employees. Their items and services help companies to grow and meet their objectives, according to Colleen Krause, account executive. “We offer solutions for our clients’ internal and external marketing needs.”

We offer access to quality investment choices combined with professional guidance and objective advice to help you manage your life with financial stability and plan for your future.

“We sell to businesses around the world, providing them with programs that can feature items with their logos that can be stocked for their on line company stores; service awards for employees who have tenure; and premiums to hand out to customers. There is no client we cannot handle. We have even arranged ‘experiences’ and trips for sales contest winners,” she explained. “Some clients order from us on a regular basis and others once a year for corporate gifting. We can handle it all,” Krause said. Headquartered near Washington D.C. since its founding in 1969, Summit has four offices located around the country. All of its warehousing and shipping is done from the Itasca facility. To explore what Summit Group has to offer your company, visit www.summitmg.com or call (630) 775-2700.

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(630) 467-1121 Providing Services for Individuals & Business Owners: Retirement Planning 401(k) Analysis Portfolio Design Education Planning Key Employee Benefits

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Economic Development

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he demand for industrial space in Itasca has spiked in the past year as the country’s economy continues to improve and business owners see work on the long-awaited Elgin-O’Hare Expressway progressing. “Long-vacant industrial properties are filling up, primarily with logistics firms, light manufacturers and tool and die firms, competing for visibility along the new tollway, numbered as Illinois Route 390,” explained Nancy Hill, Itasca Community Development Director. “We expect the stretch through Itasca to be completed by the end of 2017 and by 2019, the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway will extend to the western edge of O’Hare.”

even more restaurants, retail and hotels to the area which is located right where I-290/355 and the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway cross. In addition, Helix Camera recently relocated from Chicago to Itasca, bringing its retail operations as well as a photo studio and instruction space for advanced amateur photographers the intimate downtown. Elsewhere in town, a formerly vacant restaurant along Rohlwing Road has re-opened as “Antonio’s Ristorante” and the new owners of the Itasca Country Club have opened their on-site restaurant to the public. It is an American grille called “The Fox and The Turtle.” “The disruption caused by all of the highway construction has been minimal because the Tollway Authority has been vigilant about notifying local residents and businesses about what is happening and that has been key to helping them plan. So we expect that years from now when we look back, the net effect of the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway will have been entirely positive,” Hill added.

Hill said that they are also seeing more interest being expressed in vacant office space. For instance, Flexera software moved its office and 175 employees to Itasca and Henricksen Furniture recently relocated its corporate headquarters and some warehouse space from a smaller location in Itasca to a larger one in town. “Leasing agents and potential company executives are no longer just kicking the tires, so to speak. They are showing a definite interest in Itasca and the access and visibility it provides thanks to I-355, I-290 and the new Route 390. Itasca has become even more attractive to these people,” she explained. “We are very excited about the potential. Good things are coming to Itasca,” Hill added. For instance, a new 290-unit luxury apartment building is planned for Hamilton Lakes. Village officials hope that the new mix of office and residential uses there will attract

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History

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very time you get stopped by a train in downtown Itasca and curse under your breath while you wait, take that time to reflect on the fact that Itasca would look very different today if it weren’t for that railroad. Itasca was a farming community when the short-lived Chicago and Pacific Railroad was built through the area in 1874. Three years later it went broke, due to a nationwide depression, caused by railroad speculation – similar to the recession in 2008 that was caused, largely, by speculation in real estate, according to Michael Stachnik, archivist for the Itasca Community Library. “Settlers were not moving west as quickly as the speculators had anticipated, so the many railroads constructed went under,” he explained. A few years later, in 1880, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad bought the line, eventually extended it west to Savannah, Illinois on the Mississippi River and operated all of the trains on the tracks until 1985 when Metra took over operation of Chicago’s commuter rail lines to preserve public access through good times and bad.

The vintage housing and business buildings that you see in downtown Itasca also exist because of the railroad, according to Stachnik. Downtown Itasca developed around the train station, for the sake of convenience. So, wealthy people who could afford the higher-priced land close to the station built their lovely Victorian homes there. Business people also established their businesses. For instance, Ernst Kraegel opened his Itasca Lumber, Feed and Coal business there in the early 1900s, as close to the railroad as he could get for ease of off-loading goods. For many years, Itasca was the end of the commuter run for the railroad, so a train would pull in on Saturday night and sit idle until it went back to Chicago on Monday morning. The train crew would spend the weekend at the Eggleston’s Hotel and, according to Stachnik, the conductor ran a Sunday School in an empty train car every Sunday morning since Itasca had no churches at the time. By the 1920s, Burtt B. Clover, the developer of the Itasca Country Club, even platted a formal downtown for Itasca. But before anything really got off the ground, the Crash of 1929 hit and the plans were never carried through. All that remains are some colored drawings in the archives, Stachnik said. But the people of Itasca didn’t seem to really care about his bankruptcy. They were taking care of their own growth. Archival documents show the construction of modern streets and sidewalks, sewers and even a water tower over the years. There are even letters that Village officials wrote to Illinois Bell, asking for phone lines. In 1910, Lewis McKenzie and his wife moved to town, sent by the railroad to be the stationmaster. They became very prominent socially and his wife, Josephine, even helped to form the forerunner of the Itasca Community Library in 1927, the Itasca Women’s Club in 1924 and the Itasca Garden Club in 1928 – improvements that can be directly attributed to the existence of the railroad, too.

In the intervening years, a village developed around the Itasca train station that Elijah Smith donated $400 to build on land adjacent to his Maplewood property.

“Just like rivers and canals had in previous years, the railroads encouraged the development of communities because people craved access to transportation,” Stachnik explained. “Who knows what Itasca would look like today without the railroad?”

“Smith foresaw that the railroad would bring great things to Itasca, so he invested in it by donating the land for a station that was built by A.G. Chessman who would later become the first president of the Itasca Board of Trustees,” Stachnik said. “And he was right. Just compare the development of Itasca to the development of its neighbor, Elk Grove Village. Both were farming communities in the 1870s. But by 1890, Itasca had grown enough that it was able to be incorporated and by 1920 they had built a Village Hall. Elk Grove Village didn’t incorporate until 1956.” “Having a railroad run through your town changed the dynamics. It allowed farmers, for instance, to easily ship their produce, milk and livestock to the markets in Chicago. It allowed residents to get into Chicago quickly to do business and return the same day,” he continued. “It also encouraged the development of some local industry because there was access to transportation for the shipment of goods. A.G. Chessman, for instance, started both a cheese company and a box company in Itasca. Farming was no longer the only way to make a living here and that all traces back to the presence of the railroad.”

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Itasca Country Club/Hotels

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he Itasca Country Club has been an important part of the community since it was established in 1925. But thanks to the Club’s new owners, Itasca Golf Investors LLC, it will now become an even more integral part of the local scene because its “Fox and Turtle” restaurant is now open to the public daily for both lunch and dinner. “Since we acquired the 90-year-old private club in September, 2014, we have done $1.5 million in renovations to the restaurant downstairs and to the ballroom upstairs, including the addition of a beautiful bridal suite,” said Leeann Repta, acting general manager. “And all are ADA-accessible.”

The pub features 30 craft beers on tap and provides a chef-driven menu featuring salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks and pasta. Chef Ranferi “Ron” Flores, formerly of the Rosebud Restaurants, runs the kitchen and creates the fare. Outdoor dining on a patio overlooking the Itasca golf course is also available during good weather. “Fox and Turtle” opens at 11 a.m. seven days a week and stays open until 10 p.m. on Sundays, midnight during the week and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. “We knew that we needed to do something different if we wanted the Itasca Country Club to continue to maintain a presence in Itasca long-term. So we undertook a significant renovation and opened the restaurant to the public because we realized that Itasca needed an additional dining option,” she continued. “Fox and Turtle is a 200-seat casual dining restaurant, decorated like an upscale American pub, with a temperaturecontrolled wine room where members can store their personal wine. But you won’t find white country club tablecloths here!” Repta explained.

“We would like the public to come and visit us and maybe consider joining the club as a social, recreational or golf member,” Repta said. “But they are also welcome to host parties, large and small, at our facility. We have two private dining areas at “Fox and Turtle” and our ballroom can hold over 500 people or can be divided into several smaller rooms.” The Itasca Country Club is located at 400 E. Orchard St. For more information, visit www.itascacountryclub.com or call (630) 773-1800. The “Fox and Turtle” is located within the Itasca Country Club. Visit www.foxandturtle.com or call (630) 773-1801.

ITASCA HOTELS Eaglewood Resort & Spa 1401 Nordic Road • Number of rooms: 295 (630) 773-1400 • www.eaglewoodresort.com Extended Stay America – Itasca 1181 N. Rohlwing Road • Number of rooms: 125 (630) 250-1111 • www.extendedstayamerica.com Holiday Inn Itasca 860 W. Irving Park Road • Number of rooms: 160 (630) 773-2340 • www.holidayinn.com/itascail Hyatt Place – Chicago/Itasca 1150 N. Arlington Heights Road • Number of rooms: 126 (630) 875-1400 • www.chicagoitasca.place.hyatt.com Westin Chicago Northwest 400 Park Blvd. • Number of rooms: 408 (630) 773-4000 • www.westinchicagonorthwest.com 

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Reasons to Join the Chamber Join today and take advantage of these Itasca Chamber of Commerce Benefits NETWORKING The Itasca Chamber of Commerce can be a terrific source of business for your firm. Monthly meetings, committee involvement and special events offer you the opportunity to develop valuable business connections.

TIMELY BUSINESS SEMINARS Throughout the year the Chamber will sponsor seminars on a wide variety of topics. These seminars are informative, educational and designed to further enhance your business, making you more competitive in your market.

ANNUAL EVENTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Our yearly events include the elegant Wine & Beer Tasting, sold-out Summer Golf Outing, the hugely successful Multi Chamber Expo and Dueling Pianos. The business and residential communities are invited to attend.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Chamber and the Village cooperate to stimulate commercial activity, attract business into our area and encourage financial investment within the community.

ADVERTISING & PROMOTION As a member, your company will be listed on the Chamber website with a link to your website and will be listed in our membership directory. Members can also take advantage of advertising in the newsletter and special event sponsorships to market their company.

INTERACTION NEWSLETTER & PIPELINE NEWS Members are kept informed of current topics, activities and member news through the InterAction & Pipeline New Publications. You will also receive separate mailings notifying you of special events and meetings throughout the year.

AFFILIATE OF THE GOA REGIONAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The Itasca Chamber of Commerce is an affiliate Chamber of the GOA Regional Business Association, Illinois’ premier regional business organization. Through this affiliation you also may have a membership with the GOA Regional Business Association if you choose.

UPGRADE YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP TO INCLUDE A REGIONAL GOA MEMBERSHIP Become a Regional Member and Network with GOA members from over 80 communities. In addition to your local Chamber events you can enjoy regional benefits that include:

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Additional listing on the GOA Website Listing in the printed GOA Annual Business Directory FREE Certificate of Origin Documentation Services Referral Networking Groups (GONE) Exclusive President Breakfast (Invitation Only) Commercial Real Estate & Construction Breakfast (Invitation Only) GOA Regional Business Association Manufacturing & Industrial Alliance (Invitation Only)

REGIONAL MONTHLY EVENTS:

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Membership Luncheon Business After/Before Hours Chamber Net Learn Over Lunch Young Professionals Group (under 40)

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Members – Alphabetical

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HYATT PLACE – CHICAGO/ITASCA Hotels/Motels/Resorts

ACTIVE CHOICE HEALTH & WELLNESS Health & Wellness

EAGLEWOOD RESORT & SPA Hotels/Motels/Resorts

AIRE SERV HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Heating/Air Conditioning Contractors/Equipment

ELK GROVE VILLAGE BANK & TRUST Financial Institutions

AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS Importers/Exporters

ELLIS CORPORATION Manufacturing Specialties

IDT Document Management

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & COMPANY Insurance

ELLIOTTS’ OFF BROADWAY/MV CATERING Restaurants

IN HOME PERSONAL SERVICES Senior Citizen Services

EMKAY, INC. Financial Services/Consulting

IRSG Manufacturing Distribution

BEEGIGGLES ENTERTAINMENT Entertainers/Entertainment

EQUIPMENT DEPOT Material Handling Equipment/Systems

ITASCA BANK & TRUST CO. Financial Institutions

BETTER BUSINESS PLANNING Insurance

EXPOLANKA USA, LLC Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services

ITASCA COMMUNITY LIBRARY Libraries

BOC INTERNATIONAL, INC. Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services

EXTENDED STAY AMERICA – ITASCA Hotels/Motels/Resorts

ITASCA CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATES, INC. Contractors – General

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BUONA Catering

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HYUNDAI WIA MACHINE AMERICA CORP. Industrial Equipment/Supplies

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ITASCA COUNTRY CLUB Country Clubs

FAMILY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, S.C. Physicians

ITASCA HEALTH & CHIROPRACTIC Chiropractors

CABINETS UNLIMITED, INC. Cabinet Makers

FIRST BANK & TRUST Financial Institutions

ITASCA PARK DISTRICT Recreation Centers

CAMELOT CARE CENTERS, INC. Nonprofit Organizations

FITZ CHEM Chemicals

ITASCA SCHOOL DISTRICT 10 Schools

CDH, P.C. Accountants – Certified Public/Public

FLEXERA SOFTWARE, LLC Computer Software/Hardware

ITW – CCNA Manufacturing Specialties

CHEW CHEW DOGGIE DAYCARE & PET HOTEL Pet Daycare

FOREST VIEW REHABILITATION AND NURSING Nursing Home

CHICAGO AUTISM & BEHAVIOR SPECIALISTS Clinics

FREELANCE PHYSICIANS SERVICES, LLC Health Advocacy

KARABINER DESIGN Graphic Design

CHURCH STREET BREWING COMPANY Beverages

FRIENDS OF SPRING BROOK Nonprofit Organizations

KRIKIE & ASSOCIATES Financial Services/Consulting

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CONCENTRIC ITASCA, INC. Manufacturing Specialties CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CORP. Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services

GIFT OF HOPE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR NETWORK Organ & Tissue Donor

CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Audio Visual Equipment/Rental/Repair

GRAPHIC GIRL Graphic Design

COOKING SKILLS ACADEMY Cooking School

GREEN WORLDWIDE SHIPPING Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services

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GROUND PROS, INC. Landscapers/Lawn Maintenance

DELI TIME, LLC – ITASCA Catering

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LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA Laboratories LAUFER GROUP INTERNATIONAL, LTD. Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services LAW OFFICE OF JOHN PANKAU Attorneys LAW OFFICE OF DAVID R. SCHLUETER Attorneys LIVINGSTON INTERNATIONAL, INC. Custom House Brokers

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DESIGN FIRST BUILDERS Home/Commercial Improvements

HAIR LOVE, INC. Beauty Services

DLA ARCHITECTS, LTD. Architects

HAMILTON PARTNERS Commercial Real Estate

DSV AIR & SEA Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services

HERVAS, CONDON & BERSANI, P.C. Attorneys HOLIDAY INN ITASCA Hotels/Motels/Resorts

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MATHISEN REALTY, INC. Real Estate

MID-AMERICA OVERSEAS, INC. Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services MIRCOM ENGINEERED SYSTEMS Alarm Systems

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Members – Alphabetical MITSUBISHI LOGISTICS AMERICA CORPORATION Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services MOHAWK GLOBAL LOGISTICS Logistics

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OEC GROUP CHICAGO Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services OVERSHADOWED THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS Entertainers/Entertainment

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PACER INTERNATIONAL Logistics

PETERS & MAY USA, INC. Transportation PINNACLE SERVICES, INC. Electrical Contractors/Services PROPERTIES BY JOELLEN Real Estate PUROLATOR INTERNATIONAL Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services

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RIDGEWAY PRECISION MECHANICAL Heating/Air Conditioning Contractors/Equipment ROBINSON ENGINEERING, LTD. Engineering Consulting Group

ROCKY’S SUPERIOR CAR WASH, INC. Car Wash

TWO ITASCA PLACE Real Estate

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RUEKERT & MIELKE, INC. Engineering

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SANTA’S HELPERS Exterior Holiday Lighting

UNIQUE LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services UNITED GLOBAL LOGISTICS, INC. Logistics

SAVING SHIPPING & FORWARDING USA, INC. Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services SENATOR INTERNATIONAL Freight Forwarders & Logistics Services

VILLAGE OF ITASCA Governmental Offices

SOLBERG MANUFACTURING, INC. Manufacturing Specialties

VITECH PC SERVICES Computer Repairs

STANDRA IMPROVEMENTS Home/Commercial Improvements

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STEPHEN GOULD CORPORATION Packaging/Assembly Supplies & Services

W.S. DARLEY & CO. Fire Industry/Services

SUMMIT GROUP Advertising Specialties

WESTIN CHICAGO NORTHWEST Hotels/Motels/Resorts

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TELCOM INNOVATIONS GROUP Telecommunications

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XERTREX INTERNATIONAL, INC. Manufacturing Specialties

TRAPP FINANCIAL Financial Services/Consulting TREE GUYS PIZZA PUB Restaurants

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Members by Category ACCOUNTANTS – AUDIO VISUAL CERTIFIED PUBLIC/PUBLIC EQUIPMENT/RENTAL/ CDH, P.C. REPAIR 100 Pierce Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 285-0215 www.cdhcpa.com Dedicated to proactively helping our clients achieve financial success.

ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES

CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1501 Ardmore Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 467-1500 www.conferencetech.com We provide numerous AV services like design, engineering, training, webcasting and rental.

BEAUTY SERVICES

SUMMIT GROUP 960 Maplewood Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 775-2738 www.summitmg.com Branded merchandise, engagement and recognition, marketing communication.

HAIR LOVE, INC. 1250 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 817-2603 www.hairlove1250.com We specialize in all things hair. We use only luxury brand products.

ALARM SYSTEMS

BEVERAGES

MIRCOM ENGINEERED SYSTEMS 1131 N. Prospect Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 250-5720 www.mircomgroup.com Fire and alarm security.

ARCHITECTS

DLA ARCHITECTS, LTD. 2 Pierce Pl., Ste. 1300 Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 742-4063 www.dla-ltd.com Architectural design, interior design, green and sustainable design, and planning.

ATTORNEYS

HERVAS, CONDON & BERSANI, P.C. 333 Pierce Rd., Ste. 195 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-4774 www.hcbattorneys.com Law firm representing counties, villages, cities and park districts throughout Illinois. LAW OFFICE OF JOHN PANKAU 105 E. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 875-0500 www.pankaulaw.com Legal services concentrating in estate planning and real estate. LAW OFFICE OF DAVID R. SCHLUETER 401 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 285-5300 www.schlueterlawoffice.com Serving businesses and owners at affordable rates with trust earned not presumed!

CHURCH STREET BREWING COMPANY 1480 Industrial Dr., Unit C Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 438-5725 www.churchstreetbrew.com Production brewery.

CABINET MAKERS

CABINETS UNLIMITED, INC. 1371-M Industrial Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 775-0230 www.cabinetsu.com Residential and commercial cabinets and counter tops. Cabinet refacing and door replacement.

CAR WASH

ROCKY’S SUPERIOR CAR WASH, INC. 1365 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 285-1770 Full-service car wash and detail.

CATERING

BUONA 1170 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (708) 749-2333 www.buona.com DELI TIME, LLC – ITASCA 1 Pierce Pl. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 641-9330 www.delitime.com Full-service corporate catering, experienced special event specialists.

CHIROPRACTORS

ITASCA HEALTH & CHIROPRACTIC 1131 N. Prospect Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-9200 www.itascahealth.com Itasca chiropractor Joseph Riggio, D.C. of Itasca Health & Chiropractic has been serving the Itasca area since 1999 and specializing in chiropractic care and wellness. Dr. Joseph Riggio is a chiropractor committed to providing pain relief for many symptoms and conditions so that you can have a higher quality of life. At our Itasca chiropractic office you will receive the best care through the use of various chiropractic and manual techniques and technology. Dr. Joseph Riggio and the staff at Itasca Health & Chiropractic have a genuine concern for your well-being and health! Call us today and we can develop a chiropractic and physical therapy plan specific for you.

CLINICS

CHICAGO AUTISM & BEHAVIOR SPECIALISTS 901 W. Hawthorn Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (800) 844-1232 www.autismbehaviorspecialists.com Improving the quality of client’s lives is foundation of treatment planning.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

HAMILTON PARTNERS 300 Park Blvd., Ste. 201 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-9700 www.hamiltonpartners.com Real estate investments/development/management/ consulting.

COMPUTER REPAIRS

VITECH PC SERVICES 109 W. Orchard St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-5500 www.vitechpc.com Business technology consulting, computers, sales, service and support.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE/HARDWARE FLEXERA SOFTWARE, LLC 300 Park Blvd., Ste. 500 Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 466-4000 www.flexerasoftware.com Computer software.

CHEMICALS

FITZ CHEM 450 E. Devon Ave., Ste. 175 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 467-8383 www.fitzchem.com Chemical distributor.

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Members by Category ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS/SERVICES PINNACLE SERVICES, INC. 1325 Industrial Dr., Unit D Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 625-7970 www.pinnacleservicesinc.net Electrical contractor specializing in electrical services, voice/data cabling and security.

ENGINEERING

RUEKERT & MIELKE, INC. 300 Park Blvd., Ste. 309 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 239-7260 www.ruekertmielke.com Municipal infrastructure management and civil engineering.

ENGINEERING CONSULTING GROUP ROBINSON ENGINEERING, LTD. 300 Park Blvd., Ste. 3089 Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 250-5635 www.reltd.com

ENTERTAINERS/ ENTERTAINMENT CONTRACTORS – GENERAL

ITASCA CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATES, INC. 300 Park Blvd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-6700 www.itascachicago.com Itasca Construction Associates (ICA) is a trusted source for general contracting for commercial, industrial and institutional organizations in Chicago and surrounding areas. We serve as valued advisors to owners and managers in the Chicago area who need design and construction or renovation for their office, manufacturing facility, food processing or packaging facility, distribution center, municipal building, church or healthcare facility. We incorporate proven and practical design in everything we build.

COOKING SCHOOL

COOKING SKILLS ACADEMY 1201 Norwood Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (888) 664-8865 www.cookingskillsacademy.com Hands-on cooking classes! Team building and corporate events.

COUNTRY CLUBS

BEEGIGGLES ENTERTAINMENT 6N336 Lloyd Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 550-2621 www.beegigglesentertainment.com

CUSTOM HOUSE BROKERS

OVERSHADOWED THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS 333 Pierce Rd., Ste. 195 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-7518 www.overshadowedproductions.com We deliver quality family friendly drama that entertains, inspires and promotes a biblical message.

ITASCA COUNTRY CLUB 400 E. Orchard St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-1800 www.itascacountryclub.com Private 18-hole golf course.

LIVINGSTON INTERNATIONAL, INC. 150 E. Pierce Rd., Ste. 500 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 766-0202 www.livingstonintl.com U.S. and Canadian customs brokerage, international freight and trade solutions.

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

IDT 1009 W. Hawthorne Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 875-1100 www.idt-inc.com IDT delivers integrated ECM, ERP and CRM solutions.

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EXTERIOR HOLIDAY LIGHTING

SANTA’S HELPERS 5N317 Fairway Ln. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 327-4466 www.mysantashelpers.net Professional holiday light installation service throughout the season. Take down and storage decorations. Installation of fresh garland and wreaths.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

ELK GROVE VILLAGE BANK & TRUST 1145 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 364-0100 www.elkgrovebankandtrust.com Community bank ready to help you with your business with quality service and a caring attitude.

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Members by Category FIRST BANK & TRUST 1250 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Ste. 175 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 647-2201 www.firstbt.com A premier commercial and retail bank servicing small to middle market businesses. ITASCA BANK & TRUST CO. 308 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-0350 www.itascabank.com An independent full-service bank providing personalized, responsive services.

FINANCIAL SERVICES/ CONSULTING

EMKAY, INC. 805 W. Thorndale Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-7400 www.emkay.com Financial services, vehicle fleet management and consulting services. KRIKIE & ASSOCIATES 208 E. Theodore Ln. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 200-3939 TRAPP FINANCIAL 550 E. Devon Ave., Ste. 190 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 467-1121 www.trappfinancial.com Provides small business financial services. 401(k), IRAs and insurance.

FIRE INDUSTRY/SERVICES W.S. DARLEY & CO. 325 Spring Lake Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (708) 273-6910 www.darley.com Selling fire department supplies to fire departments and municipalities.

FREIGHT FORWARDERS & LOGISTICS SERVICES BOC INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1100 Arlington Heights Rd., Ste. 110 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 625-1670 www.bocintl.com Freight forwarding.

CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CORP. 1475 E. Thorndale Ave., Ste. F Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-4400 www.concordiafreight.com Specialist in international air freight from the USA to all world markets.

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DSV AIR & SEA 1300 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Ste. 150 Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 956-8855 www.dsv.com Freight forwarding worldwide.

UNIQUE LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL 1 Pierce Pl., Ste. 125E Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 948-5069 www.unique-logistics.com Logistics/freight forward.

EXPOLANKA USA, LLC 500 Park Blvd., Ste. 775 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 657-0270 Logistics and supply chain management – Imports/exports by air and sea.

GOVERNMENTAL OFFICES

GREEN WORLDWIDE SHIPPING One Pierce Pl., Ste. 200E Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 250-4370 www.greenworldwide.com International shipping, cargo import/export. LAUFER GROUP INTERNATIONAL, LTD. 500 Park Blvd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 757-6645 www.laufer.com International freight forwarder and customs house broker air/ocean. MID-AMERICA OVERSEAS, INC. 201 S. Prospect Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-7383 www.maoinc.com Customs brokers, NVOCC, IATA agents, bonding warehousing. MITSUBISHI LOGISTICS AMERICA CORPORATION 555 Pierce Dr., Ste. 170 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 285-5610 www.mitsubishi-logistics-america.com International freight forwarding, customs house broker, bonded CFS & warehousing trucking. OEC GROUP CHICAGO 555 Pierce Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 625-7900 www.oecgroup.com Freight forwarders.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

GRAPHIC GIRL 202 S. Parkside Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 846-8665 www.thegraphicgirl.com We provide unique, innovative & professional design services. KARABINER DESIGN 514 W. Division St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-1049 www.karabinerdesign.com Print communications, identity design, website design & development.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

ACTIVE CHOICE HEALTH & WELLNESS 500 Park Blvd., Ste. 156C Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 592-2249 www.activechoicehw.com Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy.

HEALTH ADVOCACY

FREELANCE PHYSICIANS SERVICES, LLC P.O. Box 747 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 890-6565 www.cutmymedicalbills.com We can cut any medical or dental bill by up to 70%.

PUROLATOR INTERNATIONAL 1370 Hamilton Pkwy. Itasca, IL 60143 (888) 511-4811 www.purolatorinternational.com SAVING SHIPPING & FORWARDING USA, INC. 550 E. Devon Ave., Ste. 100 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-0007 www.savingshippingusa.com International freight forwarders/customs brokers. SENATOR INTERNATIONAL 1003 Hawthorn Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 625-1001 www.senator-international.com First class global logistics.

VILLAGE OF ITASCA 550 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-0835 www.itasca.com Committed to our future, inspired by our past.

HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS/ EQUIPMENT

AIRE SERV HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 1351 Industrial Dr., Unit G Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 259-1661 http://aireserv.com/schaumburg HVAC RIDGEWAY PRECISION MECHANICAL 205 W. North St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 279-4822 www.rpmechanical.com HVAC & plumbing.

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Members by Category HOME/COMMERCIAL IMPROVEMENTS

DESIGN FIRST BUILDERS 1201 Norwood Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (815) 245-6390 www.askdesignfirst.com+ca59:i59 Design/build home remodeling: Additions, renovations, kitchens/baths, green and more. STANDRA IMPROVEMENTS P.O. Box 584 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-0588 Home and commercial maintenance and remodeling.

HOTELS/MOTELS/ RESORTS EAGLEWOOD RESORT & SPA 1401 Nordic Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-1400 www.eaglewoodresort.com Resort and conference center.

EXTENDED STAY AMERICA – ITASCA 1181 Rohlwing Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-1111 www.extendedstayamerica.com

HOLIDAY INN ITASCA 860 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60126 (630) 773-2340 www.holidayinnitasca.com Full-service hotel, holidome and convention center. HYATT PLACE – CHICAGO/ITASCA 1150 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 875-1400 www.chicagoitasca.place.hyatt.com Located just 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago and only 15 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca Hotel is centrally located to popular area attractions including the Lynfred Winery, The Odeum Expo Center and The Metropolis Performing Arts Center. For sports fans, the Itasca hotel offers easy access to top golf, Salt Creek Golf Course, Itasca Country Club, Medinah Golf Course, The Edge Ice Arena and Arlington Park racetrack. Local shopping options in Itasca include the Woodfield Mall. For business travelers, the hotel is within close proximity to Wood Dale, Elk Grove Village, Bensenville, Schuamburg and Addison corporations.

WESTIN CHICAGO NORTHWEST 400 Park Blvd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 775-1548 www.westinchicagonw.com Full-service four diamond hotel with 408 accommodations and 45,000 sq. ft. of event space.

IMPORTERS/EXPORTERS AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS 701 N. Rohlwing Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 766-8300 www.aitworldwide.com Exporter and importer, warehousing and distribution.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES HYUNDAI WIA MACHINE AMERICA CORP. 265 Spring Lake Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 625-5600 www.hyundai-wiamachine.com Machine tool manufacturer – local sales/ service/engineering.

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Members by Category INSURANCE

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & COMPANY 127 N. Walnut St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 694-4411 www.premierriskservices.com Multi-line insurance sales including commercial, personal, life, health & benefits. BETTER BUSINESS PLANNING 125 W. Orchard St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-2228 www.benefits411.com Employee benefits specialist.

LABORATORIES

LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA 150 Spring Lake Dr. Itasca, IL 60148 (630) 694-7400 www.labcorp.com We are pioneers in commercializing new diagnostic technologies & the first in its industry to embrace genomic testing. We offer more than 4,000 tests ranging from routine blood analyses to reproductive genetics to companion diagnostics.

LANDSCAPERS/LAWN MAINTENANCE GROUND PROS, INC. P.O. Box 477 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 993-1400 www.groundpros.com Commercial landscape contractors.

LIBRARIES

ITASCA COMMUNITY LIBRARY 500 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-1699 www.itascalibrary.org Library

LOGISTICS

MOHAWK GLOBAL LOGISTICS 150 Pierce Rd., Ste. 120 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 994-3026 www.mohawkglobal.com Best in class, logistics provider, customs broker, trade consultation, domestic services. PACER INTERNATIONAL 300 Park Blvd., Ste. 350 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 787-5917 www.pacer.com Export logistics company. UNITED GLOBAL LOGISTICS, INC. 1475 E. Thorndale Ave., Ste. D Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-1600 www.ugltransport.com Transportation – trucking.

MANUFACTURING DISTRIBUTION

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

IRSG 1383 Hamilton Pkwy. Itasca, IL 60143 (425) 984-2862 www.irsg.com

CAMELOT CARE CENTERS, INC. 333 W. Pierce Rd., Ste. 175 Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-1985 www.camelotcare.com Specializing in providing direct services and case management to children in government subsidized programs.

MANUFACTURING SPECIALTIES

CONCENTRIC ITASCA, INC. 800 Hollywood Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-3355 www.concentricab.com A global company specializing in fluid dynamics and fluid power technologies. ELLIS CORPORATION 1400 Bryn Mawr Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-9222 www.elliscorp.com Manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment and waste water treatment systems. ITW – CCNA 1349 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 694-4800 www.buildex.com Manufacture of value added fastening solutions to the global construction market. SOLBERG MANUFACTURING, INC. 1151 Ardmore Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 616-4400 www.solbergmfg.com World class manufacturer of filtration, silencing and separation products. XERTREX INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1530 Glenlake Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-4020 www.tabbies.com www.barcolabels.com Manufacturing filing systems/indexing prods/label printer/tabbies/the file mart/barco labels.

MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT/SYSTEMS

EQUIPMENT DEPOT 751 Expressway Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 514-0199 www.eqdepot.com Equipment depot sells, services, rents, and provides parts and training for the leading brands of forklifts, aerial lifts and construction equipment. It offers dock and warehouse equipment solutions in all markets as well as farm equipment, rail car movers, scrubbers, sweepers, tuggers and utility vehicles in selected markets.

FRIENDS OF SPRING BROOK 350 E. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 228-5650 www.itasca.com Celebrating nature and protecting the environment through lifelong learning and education.

NURSING HOME

FOREST VIEW REHABILITATION AND NURSING 535 S. Elm St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-9416 www.forestviewrehab.com Long-term care.

ORGAN & TISSUE DONOR GIFT OF HOPE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR NETWORK 425 Spring Lake Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 758-2600 www.giftofhope.org Organ and tissue recovery program.

PACKAGING/ASSEMBLY SUPPLIES & SERVICES STEPHEN GOULD CORPORATION 225 Spring Lake Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 510-7900 www.stephengould.com Customized packaging company

PET DAYCARE

CHEW CHEW DOGGIE DAYCARE & PET HOTEL 210 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-4300 www.chewchewdoggiedaycare.com Doggie daycare, boarding and training services for dogs.

PHYSICIANS

FAMILY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, S.C. 1107 N. Prospect Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 467-0101 Continuing to care for entire families... generations of families... for over a decade!

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Members by Category TREE GUYS PIZZA PUB 101 E. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-4990 www.treeguyspizza.com Neighborhood pizzeria and bar serving pizza and a variety of Italian dishes.

SCHOOLS

ITASCA SCHOOL DISTRICT 10 200 N. Maple St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-1232 www.itasca.k12.il.us School district.

SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES IN HOME PERSONAL SERVICES 105 E. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 246-2273 www.ihps.com We provide non-medical in-home care for seniors. We offer professionally trained caregivers, low prices & no service minimums.

TELECOMMUNICATONS TELCOM INNOVATIONS GROUP 125 N. Prospect Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 616-4297 www.ask-tig.com Voice and data network specialist.

TRANSPORTATION PETERS & MAY USA, INC. 127 N. Walnut St. Itasca, IL 60143 (847) 437-2389 www.petersandmay.com International boat transport.

REAL ESTATE

MATHISEN REALTY, INC. 417 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 240-8085 www.johngarry.biz Turning customers into friends since 1967. I have excellent negotiating skills and a nopressure approach. PROPERTIES BY JOELLEN 318 S. Maple St. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 287-0636 www.propertiesbyjoellen.com Residential real estate – specialist in DuPage. TWO ITASCA PLACE 862 S. Rohlwing Rd., Ste. 125 Itasca, IL 60143 (224) 244-9200 www.twoitascaplaceapartments.com Luxury condo rentals.

RECREATION CENTERS ITASCA PARK DISTRICT 350 E. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-2257 www.itascaparkdistrict.com Parks and recreation.

RESTAURANTS

ELLIOTTS’ OFF BROADWAY/MV CATERING 2 Pierce Pl. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 250-9851 www.elliottsoffbroadway.com Full-service catering and deli. Picnics, holiday parties and corporate catering.

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Advertiser Index

AMITA Health Medical Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Eaglewood Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Edward Jones — Justin M. Pisellini, AAMS®. . . 12 Elk Grove Bank & Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Equipment Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hamilton Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 IDT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Itasca Community Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Itasca Park District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Itasca Special Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Law Offices of David R. Schlueter . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mathisen Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Pinnacle Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Robinson Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Trapp Financial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Village of Itasca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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