2015-2016 BOARD O F D I R E CT O R S CHAIRMAN
Annemarie Armbrust (term expires 2017) BMO Harris Bank 2005 W. Rte. 34 Plano, IL 60545 (630) 552-4794 Fax: (630) 552-3208 email@example.com
Lynn Flores (term expires 2017) Bridgeview Bank 2760 Rte. 34 Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 554-4211 Fax: (630) 554-0294 lynn.ﬂores@bridgeviewbank.com
Scott Vickers (term expires 2016) Old Second National Bank 1200 Douglas Rd. Oswego, IL 60543 (877) 866-0202 Fax: (630) 554-5370 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Patel (term expires 2016) Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 2055 Weisbrook Dr. Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 844-4700 Fax: (630) 844-3408 email@example.com
Terry Anderson (term expires 2017) Anderson Team@john greene Realtor 2677 Rte. 34 Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 294-6378 Fax: (858) 309-6859 firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Caldwell (term expires 2017) AutoSmart 39 Stonehill Rd., Suite E Oswego, IL 60543 630-554-2285 email@example.com Carrie Hansen (term expires 2017) Schoppe Design Associates 126 S. Main St. Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 551-3355 Fax: (630) 551-3639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cory Holstead (term expires 2016) TSYS Merchant Services 2987 Carlsbad Circle Aurora, IL 60503 815-600-1537 email@example.com Cheryl Keilson (term expires 2017) Mary Kay Cosmetics 200 Long Meadow Ct. Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 542-7206 firstname.lastname@example.org David Silverman (term expires 2016) Mahoney, Silverman & Cross LLC 126 S. Main St. Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 554-7800 Fax: (815) 731-9598 dsilverman@msclawﬁrm.com Brenda Van Wyhe (term expires 2016) Rush-Copley Medical Center 2000 Ogden Ave. Aurora , IL 60504 630-898-3565 Brenda.VanWyhe@rushcopley.com
CHAMBER IMPORTANCE W I T H I N T H E CO M M UN I TY The local chamber of commerce is first and foremost a welcoming committee. They handle initial inquiries from prospective residents and new businesses looking to locate within the community; while promoting and helping to retain existing businesses.
The chamber will promote a pro-business atmosphere and is the voice of business to elected officials. They build alliances locally and statewide by being advocates for their members; resulting in a stronger community that keeps its members at the forefront.
Chambers help to promote businesses within the community and keep their membership focused and involved in the latest business, civic and social issues that affect them and their local area. There is no better vehicle to bring together people to discuss issues and challenges that are facing the community while allowing for opportunities to promote and grow your individual business. Chambers also give opportunities for their members to grow both professionally and individually through seminars. In addition, chambers provide a place for small businesses to learn from each other and grow.
Chambers offer access, visibility and the opportunity to network. Whether it’s through a ribbon cutting, business expo, open house or networking event, members can meet other business and residents while promoting their products and services. They offer ways for their members to be involved in the community and develop a sense of camaraderie leading to countless referrals and recommendations. People are more likely to do business with people they know, like and trust. Studies show that people are more likely to do business with a company that is a member of a chamber of commerce. ■
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