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Friday, August 26, 2016
The week of September 12-16 has been designated as Illinois Chamber of Commerce Week and to mark the occasion the Elgin Area Chamber will be bringing you valuable and engaging activities all week long! On Tuesday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. we will conduct a ribbon cutting at our newest business, Blain's Farm and Fleet, 629 S. Randall Road. Then as an added perk, Blain's will be sending out ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News
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: Community, Fab Five, EAC News
Thursday, August 25, 2016
At 53 years old, Tom was unemployed, homeless and broke. With nowhere to turn, Tom found himself on the doorstep of Lazarus House, a homeless shelter in St. Charles, IL. Upon admission, Tom was given a routine evaluation and urged to complete an alcohol and drug assessment through Renz Center. Tom consented to the assessment at Renz Center even though he did not associate his alcohol and drug use ...read more
Categories: Community, Health & Lifestyle
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 16, 2016
In recognition of National Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, Renz Addiction Counseling Center is inviting community residents to participate in two free events designed to both save a life and remember individuals who have been lost to drugs or alcohol. Starting at noon, Renz Center is offering Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Prevention Education and Training to anyone who may be impacted by an ...read more
Categories: Community, Health & Lifestyle, EAC News, Member Company News
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
ONE DAY BLOWOUT SALE on September 9th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Equipment Depot ITASCA. 751 EXPRESSWAY DR. ITASCA, IL 60143. (630) 562-4900 We invite you to join us during our USED EQUIPMENT SALE at Auction Prices!
Categories: EAC News, Member Company News
Monday, August 15, 2016
Elgin, IL. - August 10, 2016: Elgin Truck Repair opened its doors August 5, 2016, as the newest free-standing, full-service truck and trailer repair facility in Elgin, Illinois. This property fronts I-90 and is just off the Route 31 exit ramp. With a combined 30 years in the industry, the owners know first-hand the impact a breakdown can have with lost time and undelivered freight. Recognizing ...read more
Categories: Community, Member Company 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: EAC News, Community, Fab Five
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Businesses and non-for-profit organizations located within the Gail Borden Public Library District are eligible to receive a Business Library Card at no cost. This card provides access to the Gail Borden Public Library's online databases and circulating collections. The Business Library Card is a limited-use card with the following parameters: The business requesting the card must be located ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Member Company News, Community, Economic, Small Business
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
In celebrating 55 years of community service, Renz Addiction Counseling Center is hosting its 9 th Annual Epicurean Delight Fundraiser on September 24, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Elgin Community College’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Department’s Spartan Terrace Restaurant. Guests will enjoy a four course tour through Italy with plated gourmet fare prepared by top culinary students. ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community, Health & Lifestyle
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Please join us in thanking the following businesses for your reinvestment in the Elgin Area Chamber. Celebrating 50+ years Citadel Care Center Elgin Academy Golden Corridor Family YMCA Hunters Ridge Apartments IHC Construction Companies LLC Laird Funeral Home Lundstrom Insurance Celebrating 30 - 39 years Alm Foot Care Reishauer Corp Association for Individual Development DLA Architects Ltd ...read more
Categories: Community, 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: EAC News, Fab Five
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: Fab Five, Community
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: Financial, Small Business
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: 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: 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