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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The city of Elgin's two annual leaf collection programs will begin in October and run through the last week of November. These programs help residents remove seasonal yard waste, as well as lessen the potential for flooding from excess leaves left in the street that can block storm sewer drains. Free Yard Waste Bag Collection Beginning October 1, Waste Management will not require stickers for ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, September 26, 2016
Elgin, IL- Thursday morning, September 22, 2016, the City of Elgin's Code Compliance Division sent all available inspectors to the Elgin neighborhood located south of US Route 20 and east of the Fox River to address property maintenance violations. “We had requests from residents and business owners for some extra attention here,” said Marc Mylott, director of Community ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, September 23, 2016
Historic Elgin website honored: The Elgin Heritage Commission was honored with a “Best Practices” award for their Historic Elgin website at the 2016 National Alliance of Preservation Commissions conference in Mobile, AL. The awards committee was very impressed by the Commission’s effort to digitize and make accessible to the public the information about Elgin’s historic ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Thank you to these businesses for renewing your investment with the Elgin Area Chamber: Celebrating 30 - 39 years Universal Chemicals & Coatings Inc Celebrating 20 - 29 years VNA Health Care Borhart Spellmeyer Company Dundee Animal Hospital of Elgin Middleby Corporation Hampton By Hilton Elgin Celebrating 10 - 19 years MCC Technology Elgin Recycling Elgin Sweeper Co. Security Self Storage ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community
Friday, September 16, 2016
A special THANK YOU to our members that contributed food for EAC's Open House held for National Chamber week . Nick's Pizza - a variety of Pizza's, including gluten free. Cafe Roma - Pasta with Vodka Sauce Colonial Cafe - Morning Glory & Pumpkin Muffins Herb's Bakery - Elgin's Favorite Butter Thumbprint cookies CostCo - St. Charles - Sandwiches, lunch meat and cheese ...read more
Categories: Community, Member Company News
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The city of Elgin received a “AAA, Outlook Stable” financial rating from Fitch Ratings, confirming the city’s history of strong financial management. The AAA bond rating, affirmed on August 31, 2016, is the agency’s top rating. Following the “AAA, Outlook Stable” rating Fitch Ratings presented Elgin in January 2016, the agency completely revised the metrics by ...read more
Categories: Financial, Economic
Friday, September 02, 2016
VNA Health Care received recognition from the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its achievements in providing high quality, comprehensive patient health care. VNA will receive $175,717 in funds that are designated by HRSA to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Elgin, IL- At the 2016 National Alliance of Preservation Commissions biennial conference held in Mobile, Alabama on July 29, 2016, the Elgin Heritage Commission was honored with a “Best Practices” award for their Historic Elgin website ( www.historicelgin.com ). The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions is a non-profit group that is focused on aiding local commissions across ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, August 26, 2016
Garden Club Celebrates 100 Years: The Elgin Garden Club marked their 100th anniversary recently with a celebration at the historic Wing Mansion. Founded in 1916, the club meets 10-11 times per year to discuss horticultural trends, plan benefit projects and tour interesting local gardens. Member Cherie Murphy recently authored a book about the Elgin Garden Club which is available for sale at the ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community, Fab Five
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO Harris Bank, have announced their 2016-17 inaugural regular season game schedule, which will include 24 home games at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The Chicago Bulls NBA Development League affiliate’s 50-game slate launches with the team’s first home game on Friday, Nov. 11, when the Bulls welcome the Long ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Thank you to these businesses for renewing their investments for August 2016: Celebrating 50+ years Advocate Sherman Hospital Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region Hoffer Plastics Corporation Modern Track Machinery Nicor Gas Hopp Accounting Celebrating 20 - 29 years Boys & Girls Club of Elgin Elgin Plaza Celebrating 10 - 19 years Dennis Curtis Boiler Service & Sales Inc Fringe ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Thank You EFD Chief Fahy: Elgin Fire Department Chief John Fahy announced his retirement from active duty effective October 10. Fahy's tenure spans 30 years, during which he saw the EFD achieve an ISO-2 rating that placed Elgin in the top 2% of fire departments in the nation. The Elgin Fire Department will celebrate 150 years of service to the community in 2016. Elgin Community College Named ...read more
Categories: Community, Fab Five, EAC News
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Grand Victoria Summer Concert Series: The GVC Summer Concert Series in Festival Park kicks off July 3 at 7:00 p.m. with Rick Springfield, The Romantics and Loverboy. The next day, GVC presents a free 4th of July concert in Festival Park at 5:30 p.m. with Mark Farner, followed by a post-concert fireworks display. Then on July 31 at 7:00 p.m., Lynyrd Skynyrd returns to "Sweet Home Elgin". ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, EAC News
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The commencement ceremony for our inaugural class of the Elgin Area Small Business Academy (EASBA) took place on Thursday, June 16 at D’ Hangout Bar and Grill, 550 S. McLean Boulevard. This highly successful program provided eighteen prospective entrepreneurs and existing business owners with small business fundamentals thru a series of monthly interactive classroom-style presentations and ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community
Thursday, June 02, 2016
NASCAR recognizes Elgin Sweeper for sustainability: Elgin Sweeper was recently recognized by NASCAR as part of their fourth annual Race to Green program, which celebrates the racing industry’s efforts to protect the environment. As the Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green, Elgin Sweeper is present at each NASCAR race event weekend to support their Air Titan equipment with the Elgin Crosswind ...read more
Categories: Community, Fab Five
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: Small Business, Technology
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: Financial, Community, Small Business
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: Small Business, Financial
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, 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: Fab Five, EAC News
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
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: Fab Five, EAC News
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