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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Renz Addiction Counseling Center was recently awarded a grant from Zurich North America to help fund the Center’s Leadership Empowerment And Development (LEAD) program for at-risk youth. For six weeks this summer, 40 teens will learn evidence-based Safer Choices curriculum with activities that reinforce leadership skills, build self-esteem, and develop decision-making abilities. LEAD ...read more
Categories: Community, Health & Lifestyle, EAC News
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Food Delivery Drivers found to be Employees (not Independent Contractors) under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) May 2016 By Nancy E. Joerg, Esq. In the current climate, restaurants have to be especially cautious when classifying their delivery drivers as independent contractors. A somewhat surprising recent federal court decision by the Northern District of Illinois showed how strictly the term ...read more
Categories: Member Company News, EAC News, Small Business
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Stegall Leaving Elgin to Serve as CEO, Town of Cary, NC Elgin, IL - Elgin City Manager Sean R. Stegall announced Thursday he will be leaving Elgin to serve as town manager and chief executive officer for the Town of Cary, NC. Stegall has served the Elgin community for nearly 16 years; nine as assistant city manager and seven as city manager. "Sean has done an outstanding job during his time ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, EAC News
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The City of Elgin’s Human Relations Commission proudly sponsoring It’s Not About The Art: It’s About The History ~ ~ A Courageous Community Conversation ~ ~ Tuesday, June 7th, 7-9 p.m. Heritage Ballroom, Centre of Elgin 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120 *Doors open at 6:45 p.m. / Free & open to the public Moderator : Pastor Bob Whitt Panelists : Bill Williamson, Chair, ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, May 20, 2016
The city of Elgin’s Human Relations Commission and Cultural Arts Commission invite the public to provide input about important topics related to public art and race at two scheduled meetings in June. The joint promotion of these meetings is in response to the recent discussion that originated on the community-based “What’s Happening in Elgin” Facebook group about a public ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD ) today announced the acquisition of Follett Corporation, a leading manufacturer of ice machines, ice and water dispensing equipment, ice storage and transport products and medical grade refrigeration products for the foodservice and healthcare industries. The company, which is headquartered in Easton, Penn., has approximately $140 million in annual ...read more
Categories: Financial, Member Company News, Economic
Monday, May 16, 2016
Hannover, DE / Elgin, IL, 2 May 2016 The HARTING Technology Group perceives the US as a market of the future and is aiming to further expand its business in the United States. The company’s position was clearly stated by CEO and General Partner Philip Harting and HARTING, Inc. of North America CEO, Jon DeSouza, at a press reception kicking off the Hannover Messe, at HARTING’s stand ...read more
Categories: Member Company News
Monday, May 16, 2016
Export-Grant Initiative Wins Illinois Economic Development Award A groundbreaking exports initiative with handfuls of success stories right here in Kane County has been recognized as one of the top economic development efforts of the past year. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce , in conjunction with the Illinois Economic Development Association , named Metro Chicago Exports a winner of the eighth ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thank you to these businesses for renewing their investments with the Elgin Area Chamber in May: Celebrating 50+ years Laird Funeral Home Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster, Braithwaite LLC Golden Corridor Family YMCA Elgin Academy Hunter’s Ridge Apartments Lundstrom Insurance Celebrating 40 - 49 years Bunge’s Tire & Auto Commonwealth Edison Company Brady & Jensen Waste ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Thursday, May 05, 2016
The ascendance of social media has started a new kind of conversation among consumers and companies that is challenging the practices of traditional marketing and brand management. From blogs and social networks to mobile devices and analytics – the social economy is being shaped by the digital culture. Consumers form online communities, interact with others who share their interests, and ...read more
Categories: Technology, Small Business
Thursday, May 05, 2016
To tap into the pulse of today’s market, we surveyed nearly 1,000 small businesses—asking questions about everything from growth expectations and underlying concerns to the adoption of new technologies. The overall results for 2016 are promising, and consistent with feedback we’ve received for the previous three years of conducting these surveys. Despite the unpredictability of ...read more
Categories: Small Business, Financial
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Business fraud – whether initiated externally by cyber criminals or internally by employees behaving badly – is widespread, and the fraudsters who practice it are equal opportunity offenders. No business – regardless of type or size – is immune, and most cannot afford the exposure to potential financial loss. Every payment method – from checks to ACH to commercial ...read more
Categories: Community, Small Business, Financial
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Creating an eco-friendly workplace is becoming a priority for businesses of all sizes. Their embrace of sustainable, green practices is helping uncover potential energy cost-reduction benefits to improve cash flow while building their reputation for environmental stewardship in the geographies they serve. Environmental sustainability, by definition, means meeting the needs of the present without ...read more
Categories: Financial, Small Business
Thursday, May 05, 2016
The 21st century job market presents a challenge for organizations of all sizes to manage a multigenerational workforce that is more demographically varied today than ever before. Today’s workplace is experiencing increased churn as the ongoing retirement of Baby Boomers and the advancement of Generation Xers to fill their positions is accelerating a transition to a younger generation of ...read more
Categories: Small Business
Monday, May 02, 2016
The United Methodist Women (UMW) of First United Methodist Church will be holding their 2nd Annual Good Things Sale June 2, 3, and 4 at the First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Avenue, Elgin IL, 60120. Please visit our website for more information. http://www.fumcelgin.org
Categories: Economic, EAC News, Member Company News, Community
Monday, April 25, 2016
Elgin High School’s Clumsy Chefs Tops in State Again: The U-46 School Board recently recognized eight students from Elgin High School’s culinary arts team, known as the Clumsy Chefs, for finishing tops in the state at the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ProStart Student Invitational in February at McCormick Place in Chicago. The students came home with two first ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thank you to the following businesses for renewing their investment with the Elgin Area Chamber: Celebrating 50+ years Ecker Center for Mental Health Master Molded Products, Corp. United Way of Elgin Nicor Gas A to Z Rentals Celebrating 30 - 39 years Elgin Molded Plastics Co. Celebrating 20 - 29 years Klein’s Quality Produce Hy-Tech CARSTAR The Bear Family McDonald’s Restaurants PanCor ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community
Monday, April 18, 2016
Kids' College 2016 At ECC Summer is a great time to learn new things and have new experiences. Expand your child's horizons with fun and educational offerings. Six weeks of non-stop fun. K ids’ College summer day-camps are offered Monday through Thursday and can be combined for a full-day of activities for children ages 6 to 15. Call 847-622-3036 or go online at ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Community
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Elgin Image Award Winners: On March 17, the City of Elgin ’s Image Commission recognized individuals, organizations and businesses who positively impacted Elgin’s image at the 24th Annual Image Awards. Winners included Collin Blount, Elgin Garden Club, Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin’s Design Committee, Mary Alice Masonic, DNA Harvest Market, Jeffrey Pierce, Samuel ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! Our Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
The city of Elgin received a AAA bond rating from Fitch Ratings, confirming the city’s history of strong financial management. This announcement marks the fifth consecutive year of a AAA bond rating from Fitch, the rating agency’s top rating. City council approved a $25 million general obligation bond issuance to fund street and utility improvements in 2016. The bonds will be sold ...read more
Categories: Financial, Community
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Happy New Year! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs.Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@EnhancingElgin) ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook, Twitter and ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, EAC News
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Happy Holidays! This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Monday, October 26, 2015
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram ...read more
Categories: Fab Five
Monday, September 28, 2015
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook , Twitter and ...read more
Categories: Fab Five
Monday, August 31, 2015
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, EAC News
Monday, August 10, 2015
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/Fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook , Twitter and ...read more
Categories: Fab Five
Monday, June 29, 2015
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information on the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/FabFive where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook , Twitter and ...read more
Categories: Fab Five
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
If you recently received a postcard mailer like the one shown above, encouraging your restaurant or bar to join the Elgin Area Chamber, you may be asking yourself: Why? What are the benefits to eateries like mine? How does membership with the Elgin Area Chamber impact my business and its bottom line? Here's what Sammy's Mexican Grill says about their EAC membership: "Thanks to the ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Friday, May 29, 2015
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information on the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/FabFive where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook, Twitter and ...read more
Categories: Fab Five
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at www.elginchamber.com/fab5 where you will find complete information on this month’s Fab Five or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook , Twitter and ...read more
Categories: Fab Five