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Newsletter ▪ May 2014

630-654-0909 ▪

May Calendar of Events May 7 - 11:30 am General luncheon Mtg Eddie Merlots May 7—7:00 pm Young Bus. Professionals Chicago SW Marriot at BR-Lounge

GENERAL MEETING NOTICE Policy: Advance reservations can be canceled with moneys paid credited if you call the office before 8:30 a.m. the day of the meeting. Your payment (check or cash) must be in office by 3:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to be considered advanced. No phone reservations accepted. Advance Reservations—$20 / Members at the door—$25 Non-members—$25

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Eddie Merlots

May 11—Mothers Day May 12 – 6:30 pm Village of Willowbrook Board Meeting

11:30 am—networking, 12:00 Noon—business meeting

May 12 – 7:00 pm Village of Burr Ridge Board Meeting

PROGRAM: “How to Make More Money and Get Employees to Perform Better” by Sasha Berson (Berson Business Development)

May 14—6:00 pm Business After Hours Chase Bank-Burr Ridge May 20—5:30 pm Women In Business Burr Ridge Park District

Winner Spotlight Table _______

May 21 – 8:00 am Board of Directors Mtg. Chicago SW Marriott at BR

Bonnie Kohout King Bruwaert Retirement Community

May 26—Memorial Day Chamber Office Closed May 27 – 6:30 pm Village of Willowbrook Board Meeting May 27 – 7:00 pm Village of Burr Ridge Board Meeting May 28—5:00 pm Business After Hours Spice It Up

Rita Farrell, President (Law Office of Rita A. Farrell) Phone: 708.642.0757, Fax: 708.784.0856

Phone: 630.654.0909, Fax: 630.654.0922 Executive Director: Cheryl Collins Administrative Assistant: Mary Partyka

Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry

8300 S. Madison, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Email: General Meetings: First Wednesday each month, Networking 11:30a.m., meeting/lunch at Noon Board Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month, 8:00 a.m. at Chicago SW Marriott at Burr Ridge

*Correction to 4Wealth Financial Group, LLC Phone No.: 708-695-5850* Popcorn Palace Miyuki Bryan, Director of Marketing 16W030 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Phone: 800-873-26868. Fax: 630-593-0001 Email: Website: Business Classification: Popcorn At Popcorn Palace, we pride ourselves in providing the best popcorn experience with every single order. Each flavor is made in small batches using only premium gourmet popcorn, the finest ingredients and lots of care. In recognition of its achievements, Popcorn Palace has been featured on Food Network’s Unwrapped, Rachel Ray’s “$40 a Day”, Al Roker’s “Roker on the Road’ and the History Channel’s Modern Marvels. Koshgarian Rug Cleaners, Inc. Charles Koshgarian, President 248 E. Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521 Phone: 630-325-0243, Fax: 630-325-0247 Email: Website: Business Classification: Carpet/Rug Cleaning

Sponsored by Cheryl Waters (The Doings)

From Oriental rug cleaning to emergency water damage dry services, Koshgarian Rug Cleaners have been creating healthy environments for over 100 years. We have state of the art equipment designed to handle any sized commercial cleaning as well as residential cleaning services. Rotary Club of Darien IL Sponsored by Bud Coglianese (Coglianese Funeral Home) Chris Gerrib, President P.O. Box 423, Westmont, IL 60559 Phone: 630-434-5075, Fax: 630-928-1504 Email: Website: Business Classification: Community Service Organization Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Darien expects to continue to assist the local and world community whenever the need surfaces. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self. Deb Jackson (CoolerSmart) Chairperson


Jim Broline and Judy Deady

Glen Batson

Remax Enterprises

Batson Chiropractic

8473 Carlisle Court Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-887-1960

6837 S. Kingery Willowbrook, IL 60527 630-323-1181


Guest Speaker Brian Hester and Program Chair Diane Konicek

Brian Hester presented an outstanding program on Concealed Carry in Illinois. Over 90 members came out to the luncheon which was held at a new location, Eddie Merlots in Burr Ridge, a favorite restaurant with many of the Chamber members.

In The News Congratulations to Alkaye Media Group Chamber member, Al Kohout, is celebrating the 35th Anniversary of The Alkaye Media Group with an open house on April 24th. Al Kohout has been a supportive member of the Chamber and we would like to wish him well and hope he has continued success and many more years of great business. Run The Ridge The Run The Ridge 5K and 1K Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 2014, is organized by Chamber member, Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness, and designed for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Join over 400 race participants in the 10th year of the event. All net proceeds from both runs will benefit ProActive Kids (PAK), and organization assisting with childhood obesity. For more information and registration check out Right Fit’s website: http://www.right-fit/run-ridge-5k-and-1k-runwalk. Free Seminar, Free Lunch and Free Networking Chamber member, Allison Cychosz (AMC Legal), is co-hosting this informative seminar “Growing Your Business: Legal and Tax Seminar” on Tuesday, May 13th, 11:30am-1:30pm. Learn about Legal and Tax Topics that affect your business no matter what stage it is in. Whether you are a start-up, growing your established business or getting ready to move away from the business, this seminar will have a benefit for you. If interested in attending, please RSVP at NEST: The “Smart” Thermostat (article by Errol Janusz, Edward Techology) Since our last couiple of articles have focused on business security and productivity, this edition of techKNOW (Hinsdale Magazine) heads back home for some great ideas regarding technology where you live. Our first product is a popular “smart” thermostat titled Nest. Recently acquired by Google, this device’s features are a must-have for custom temperature comfort. Our next home technology device is a new type of basic security system. This device will help keep your home secure while not breaking the budget on an entire home automation system. The Nest thermostat is widely known as the thermostat that learns your specific comfort levels for your home. As the device is installed like a normal thermostat, no additional programming will be involved. The Nest saves money and time by learning your household thermostat patterns and programming itself. As time goes by, it will understand that you have better comfort at a certain temperature level during the day and a different level at night. Because the Nest will utilize your home Wi-Fi connection, there are apps for DROID and iPhone that can help customize the look and feel of your thermostat. The Nest is a very small and light appliance that is easy to install. The round screen is bright, cheerful and easy to understand, with eating and cooling designated by both color and by number. The retail price for the second-generation thermostat is about $250. Our second device brings a bit of extra security to any home on an affordable budget. The Canary Smart Home Security Device is an all-in-one security appliance with a 720p HD camera that includes built-in sensor capabilities to detect motion, humidity, temperature, night motion and your current air quality. This device can be placed anywhere in your home, and provides security features and control directly to your smartphone. If the Canary detects motion in your house, it will alert you and start the camera-viewing app on your phone. In case of fire, the Canary’s electronic thermometer will detect a spike in heat and alert you immediately. Many other features will be available with this device upon its Summer 2014 launch date. The suggested retail price will be around $200.


Burr Ridge—Scott Rolston, Burr Ridge Village Center Willowbrook—Mark Shelton (Willowbrook Police Dept)

VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE I-55 Bridge Project Construction work has begun on the I-55 bridge and it is moving along and is on schedule. The bridgework portion of the project should be done by October. New Restaurant in Town A new restaurant, Patty’s Sunrise Café, will be opening in the County Line Square Shopping Center in May in the former Moon Dance Café space. VILLAGE OF WILLOWBROOK Grant Recipient The Village of Willowbrook won a matching $400,000 grant to renovate Willow Pond Park. Willowbrook was the only town in DuPage County to receive a grant. New Village Hall Complex The new Willowbrook Village Hall complex is coming together with the purchase of the two buildings behind and next to the existing Village Hall. The Police Department will have its own building, there will be a community center and the Administration will move into their building after the renovations are completed sometime in the fall.

MULTI-CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: Phone: 630-654-0909 Fax: 630-654-0922

Chase Bank—Burr Ridge 150 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-288-9052

E-mail: Web Site:

Watch for your personal invitation in the mail.

*Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00pm Spice It Up 214 E. Chicago Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 630-568-3783 *Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Call chairperson Frank Fishella (Unique Balloon Decorating) to schedule a business-afterhours at 630-323-2451.

2014 WILLOWBROOK/BURR RIDGE Community Directory

WILLOWBROOK/BURR RIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY 8300 South Madison Street Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Tel 630.654.0909 Fax 630.654.0922

Business Expo


Willowbrook Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry 8300 South Madison Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Phone: 630.654.0909, Fax 630.654.0922

Willowbrook Inn 7800 South Kingery Highway, Willowbrook, IL. 60527

June 4, 2014, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Business Expo Application NAME_____________________________________ PHONE__________________ FAX__________________ COMPANY NAME _________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS __________________________________________________________ IL, ZIP CODE __________

BOOTH FEES: (Fee is non-refundable) $255.00 $300.00 $355.00 $100.00 $ 25.00 $ 10.00 $ 20.00 $______

Per Booth, one business – WBBRCCI Members Per Shared Booth, two businesses – WBBRCCI Members Per Booth - Non-Members Restaurants - WBBRCCI Member (must serve samples / health permit & cert. of insurance with the chamber added as additional insured is required) Electric Extra Table lunch per person advance reservation ($25.00 cost at the door) TOTAL AMOUNT enclosed Please give your choice of space 1st_______2nd________3rd________

MULTI-CHAMBER PIZZA / VIP AREA The Willowbrook Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Willowbrook Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee, is proud to be hosting our 16th annual Business Expo. We will be inviting members of area Chambers of Commerce to join us between the hours of 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m. for complimentary pizza in our VIP area. This will allow for multi-chambers to gather and mingle as well as giving them an opportunity to visit our Business Expo. Each vendor/booth will receive two tickets for complimentary pizza in the VIP area.

Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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All businesses Open House / Membership Drive Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:00 pm—7:00 pm Chamber of Commerce Office (in the MB Financial Bank) 8300 S. Madison Street Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Phone: 630-654-0909 Email:


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This event is being held in conjunction with MB Financial Bank’s customer appreciation open house!


COME JOIN US FOR THE MEETING AND PROGRAM! Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:30pm-7:30pm The meeting will be held at the Burr Ridge Park District, 15W400 Harvester Drive, Burr Ridge, IL PROGRAM

Productivity Push!—How to Become More Effective in the Workplace Presented by Sabrina Fishella Schottenhamel Sabrina Fishella Schottenhamel is the owner of the Productivity Push! - How to Become More Effective in the Workplace. Sabrina is a speaker, passionate about making your work day better, work less and get more done! As part of corporate wellness programs to help save the bottom line, employees take less sick days and avoid workers compensation cases. Come out and join us to learn how to make the most of your day!

Name of Attendee


Name of Attendee

WBBR Chamber Office 8300 S Madison, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Phone: 630-654-0909/ Fax: 630-654-0922 Email:

Name of Attendee

This group is open to all Chamber business members!

2014 WILLOWBROOK/BURR RIDGE Community Directory

CRUISIN’ 66 FEST & CAR SHOW August 2014

Burr Ridge Park District Center 15W400 Harvester Drive Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Business booths, music, chair massages, children’s games, food vendors, demos, giveaways and much, much more. Fun for the entire family.

No Admission — Free Parking 40

Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry 8300 South Madison Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Phone 630.654.0909 Fax 630.654.0922, Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:00am to 3:00pm Burr Ridge Harvester Park 15 W 400 Harvester Drive, Burr Ridge

Cruisin’ 66 Fest Space Application _________________________________________ CONTACT NAME

______________________ PHONE

________________________________________ COMPANY NAME

______________________ FAX

________________________________________________ IL _________________ ADDRESS zip code

This FORM must be returned to the Chamber office with PAYMENT. No invoicing permitted. Only check or cash payment acceptable. The fee is non-refundable. Space fee

$50.00 Per space


$100.00 Per space ___ 25.00 Electric

WB/BR Chamber member fee

c r u i s i n’ 66 c a r s h o w

Non-member fee


___ $ _________ Total amount enclosed

You receive only a space. You furnish own table, chairs, tent and/or any other equipment you may need. If you want electric you bring your own extension cord to hook up to electric.

NOTE : The park does experience high winds! Remember to anchor your tents. Vendors must be set up by 11:00 a.m.--Cars will not be able to drive on pathways after that time.

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Willowbrook / Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cruisin 66 Fest Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:00AM to 3:00PM Harvester Park 15W400 Harvester Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

FOOD BOOTH APPLICATION Food Vendor Name ____________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________ City _____________________________ St __ Zip _________ Contact Name _____________________________________ Phone No. ______________________________ The Chamber will provide a space.

Please list your food and beverage items:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

A HEALTH DEPARTMENT PERMIT is required. *Note: Food vendors are required to apply for a permit. Please contact The DuPage Health Department @ 630-221-6110.

A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE naming the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry, it’s officers, directors, employees and volunteers as additional insured is required.

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ELECTRIC, 110V, can be provided if needed. However, must be advised in advance. YOU MAY SELL BEVERAGES. YOU MAY ACCEPT CASH FROM CUSTOMERS and set your own pricing. Any questions? Call the Chamber office (630) 654-0909.

CHECK LIST - Everything must be in by July 18, 2014 1.


2. * 3.


I have read the information printed on this application and will adhere to all policies listed.

Signature ________________________________________ Date _________________________________

Return to:

Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry 8300 So. Madison Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

How are we doing? We’re listening. The Forest Preserve District is working on a large-scale strategic plan to establish forest preserve direction, and you can help.

Take the survey. Visit between now and May 16. If you’d prefer a printed copy, call (630) 933-TREE, and we’ll send you one in the mail with a postage-paid return envelope. You can also fill out and submit a survey at these forest preserve locations. You need to return completed paper surveys by May 5. Forest Preserve District Headquarters 3S580 Naperville Road • Wheaton Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center 3609 Spring Road • Oak Brook Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road West Chicago Thursday – Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W. 31st St. • Oak Brook (630) 206-9566 • Please call for hours.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center 525 S. Park Blvd. • Glen Ellyn Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oak Meadows Golf Course 900 N. Wood Dale Road • Addison Daily 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Green Meadows Golf Course 18W201 W. 63rd St. • Westmont Daily 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Maple Meadows Golf Course 272 S. Addison Road • Wood Dale Daily 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Attend a meeting. The District is hosting community meetings to find out firsthand what you think about topics such as facilities, programs and restoration projects. Registration isn’t required, but you can call (630) 933-TREE if you have any questions.

The Forest Preserve District is getting ready for a busy year.

May 7 • 7 – 9 p.m. Addison Village Hall 1 Friendship Plaza

May 1 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien 401 Plainfield Road

May 8 • 7 – 9 p.m. Oak Brook Village Hall 1200 Oak Brook Road

May 6 • 7 – 9 p.m. Wheaton City Hall • 303 W. Wesley St.

May 14 • 7 – 9 p.m. West Chicago City Hall • 475 Main St.

© David Davis

Be a part of it.

April 30 • 7 – 9 p.m. Naperville Municipal Center 400 S. Eagle St.

2014 Sponsorship Partner Commitment Form July 23rd thru 27th, 2014 Questions: Contact Joe Skibbie @ 312-339-9359 or Contact Name: _______________________________________________________________________ Company Name: _____________________________________________________________________ Company Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________ State: _______________ Zip: ___________ County: _____________ Phone: _______________________ Cell: ___________________________ E-mail: ________________

Commitment Level Official Sponsor ($10,000): ________________ Day Sponsor ($5,000): __________________________ Day: Wednesday 07/23 ____ Thursday 07/24 ____ Friday 07/25 ____ Saturday 07/26 ____ Sunday 07/27 ____

Attraction Sponsor: Gold ($2,500): __________ Description: ___________________________________________________ Silver ($1,000): __________ Description: __________________________________________________ Bronze ($500): __________ Description: __________________________________________________ Other: ______________ (Amount: ____________) Description: ________________________________ In-Kind: Contents - ___________________________________________________________________________

Payment Information Payment by credit card: Fill out and sign this registration form, scan and send to Type: __________ CC#: ______________________ Exp Date: _______ Security Code: ____________ Name, Mailing Address and Telephone Number for the Name on the Card: Name: ______________________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ City: __________________ State: ______________ Zip: ____________ County: __________________ Phone: __________________ Cell: ___________________ E-mail: ____________________________ Signature (required): __________________________________________________________________ Payment by Check, Make check payable to: DuPage County Fair Association * 2015 Manchester Road * Wheaton, IL 60187

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