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Thursday, April 20, 2017
From April 30 to May 6, 2017, America will celebrate Small Business Week*, an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). According to owners of SERVPRO® franchises in the Elgin area, Small Business Week is an opportunity for national and community leaders to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners to the more
Categories: Community, Member Company News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Renz Addiction Counseling Center has expanded its SMART Recovery support program to include their St. Charles location. An alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery is a self-management support program that is open to individuals coping with all types of addictive behaviors, including substance abuse, and focuses on building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing more
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Community, Member Company News
Friday, April 07, 2017
Elgin, IL- As part of the 6th National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, Mayor Kaptain encourages Elgin residents and businesses to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution. Throughout the month of April, also known as Earth month, Elgin will compete against other cities nationwide to be considered the most "water wise." Participants can enter their pledges on behalf more
Categories: Community, Health & Lifestyle
Monday, April 03, 2017
WIM Fox Valley presents Women Inspiring Women with Lisa Stamos WIM Fox Valley welcomes Lisa Stamos, founder and owner of Quintessential Media Group, at its meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The luncheon will be held at the Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road, Elgin with networking at 11:30 a.m., luncheon and program at noon. Meetings adjourn promptly at 1:30 p.m. Cost for members is $22.00 and more
Categories: Community, Career & Education
Monday, April 03, 2017
Pat Szpekowski, president of PR Strategies and Communications in Elgin, was awarded three-first place, two-second place and one-honorable mention in the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) 2017 communications contest. She achieved first place in the PR materials category for reports-Dundee Township Meadowdale Raceway Woods Trails Map and newsletters-Northern Kane County Chamber of more
Categories: Career & Education, Community
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The YWCA Elgin is pleased to announce the nominees for the thirty-fourth annual Leader Luncheon awards to be held at The Seville in Streamwood on Thursday, May 11 at 11:00 am. The Leader Luncheon is attended by hundreds of community leaders, business and community representatives and volunteers to acknowledge and honor women in Elgin and the surrounding communities who have made significant more
Categories: Community, Career & Education, Member Company News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Thank you to the following businesses for renewing your investment with the Elgin Area Chamber: Celebrating 40-50+ years Elgin Community College Gail Borden Public Library Lamp Incorporated Scheflow & Rydell Bunges Tire & Auto Celebrating 20 - 29 years Workforce Development Div. of Kane County Office Kleins Quality Produce LLC Gordon Flesch Company Tri-State Carpet & Decorating Inc more
Categories: EAC News, Community
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Thank you to these businesses for renewing your investment. Celebrating 40-50+ years Fox River Trolley Museum Mueller & Co LLP Elgin City of Cap & Seal Company A to Z Rentals Celebrating 30 - 39 years Casco Industries Brittains Express Oil & Lube Celebrating 20 - 29 years Keystone Realty Inc Garvin Gardens Preferred Homes Realty PR Strategies Fox Valley Ophthalmology Hy Tech CARSTAR A1 more
Categories: Community, EAC News
Monday, February 20, 2017
Surgical Center Plans Green-Lighted: The state health board recently approved Advocate Sherman Hospital's plan to build a same-day ambulatory surgery center on its hospital campus. The proposed $12.7 million, 15,000 square foot project, which will provide outpatient services in general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology and urology, is expected to begin construction in August more
Categories: Community, Fab Five
Monday, January 16, 2017
In the spirit of Hollywood’s awards season, the Elgin Area Chamber rolled out the red carpet for Elgin’s leading men and women of the business community at its 109 th Annual Meeting and High Fives Awards Dinner at Grand Victoria Casino on Thursday, January 26th. The gala event was emceed by Fox Valley Broadcasting’s Rick Jakle and sponsored by Northwestern Medicine, AT&T, more
Categories: Community, EAC News
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Thank you to these businesses for renewing their investments with the Elgin Area Chamber. Celebrating 50+ years Judson University Ziegler's Ace Hardware Biggers Chevrolet Celebrating 40 - 49 years DSM Desotech Inc Celebrating 20 - 29 years Walmart Rotary Club of Elgin Breakfast Grand Victoria Casino Housing Authority of Elgin Celebrating 10 - 19 years Columbia College Allen Pepa Architects more
Categories: Community, EAC News
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Commission seeking Image Award nominations: Elgin’s Image Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for its prestigious Image Awards, which recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on Elgin. Awards are available to all ages in five categories: individual professional; individual volunteer; projects; organizations or businesses; and citizenship. more
Categories: Community, EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Thank you to these businesses for renewing your investments. Celebrating 50+ years School District U46 Church of the Brethren Celebrating 40 - 49 years Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Fox Valley Broadcasting Co. Inc. Celebrating 30 - 39 years CES Group M Tek Inc. Celebrating 20 - 29 years Village of Hoffman Estates First Community Bank A-Tech Computer Service Inc. Behning Custom Carpentry more
Categories: EAC News, Community
Monday, November 21, 2016
The Elgin Area Chamber invites the community for a heaping helping of thanks and giving at its 37th Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday, November 22 at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Building E. The event features a delicious buffet luncheon followed by a brief program recognizing some of the Elgin area non-profit community's unsung volunteer heroes: Kelly Collins more
Categories: Community, EAC News
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Sustainability Honor Roll adds Friends of the Fox: Mayor David Kaptain honored Friends of the Fox River and its president, Gary Swick, with the biannual Sustainability Honor Roll award at at the city's sustainability commission meeting on October 11. Over 4,500 people participate each year in the organization's programs, including water quality monitoring, and river and stream cleanups. more
Categories: Community, Fab Five, EAC News
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Thank you to these businesses for your investment : Celebrating 50+ years Fox River Water Reclamation District Willow Lake Estates Elgin Symphony Orchestra Celebrating 20 - 29 years PmS advertising, inc./PR Strategies Biggers Mitsubishi Summit School Inc Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Celebrating 10 - 19 years Community Crisis Center Fox Valley Endodontic Specialists Greater Elgin more
Categories: EAC News, Community
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 more
Categories: EAC News, 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 more
Categories: Community, Fab Five, 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 more
Categories: EAC News, Community, Fab Five
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 more
Categories: Fab Five, Community