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Thursday, July 27, 2017
The city of Elgin invites residents, community groups and local businesses to help shape the city’s next strategic plan by participating in one of six Community Input Meetings. The new strategic plan will launch in 2018, following the conclusion of the five-year strategic plan that began in 2013. The Elgin City Council and city staff use the strategic plan to identify and prioritize ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue is providing general information regarding the recent Income Tax increase, and changes to various credits, deductions and additions to income. Taxpayers are encouraged to review the information and web links below to determine how the recent change in tax rates impacts their status. For most taxpayers, their employers will change withholding ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Please join us in welcoming the following new members to the Elgin Area Chamber: AES Advisory Group, Inc. Joseph Mainolfi 2924 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60657 (312) 276-5180 Financial Services, Corporate Property Tax Compliance & Consulting Services Car-Mon Products, Inc. Jeffrey Imming 1225 Davis Rd. Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 695-9000 www.car-mon.com Manufacturing, Manufacturers ...read more
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Project Backpack, currently in its eighth year, is a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need. Over 16,000 students have been helped since 2010. Supplies will be distributed on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until supplies last), at ECC’s Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, to students who provide proof of ...read more
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The Kiwanis Club of Elgin invites the public to its 58th Annual Barbeque on Saturday, August 19 at Advocate Sherman Hospital, 1425 N. Randall Road in Elgin. Dine-in, carry-out or drive-up from 4-7pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and features a chicken and pork chop dinner. Tickets can be purchased from any local Kiwanian or online at www.elgin.kiwanisone.org . Proceeds benefit local ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Elgin, IL - Recycling for clothing, textiles and certain home goods will be available for residents that use curbside services in Elgin starting the week of July 10, 2017. As part of the growing efforts to improve recycling and divert landfill waste, the City of Elgin and Simple Recycling are partnering for this new, easy, and free service for Elgin residents. Acceptable recycling items include ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Elgin commissions two new public art pieces: Pending final approval by City Council (at press date), the City of Elgin will set aside $15,000 of its 2017 budget to commission two new public art pieces in downtown Elgin this fall. A new mural will be placed on a blank concrete wall on the southeast side of The Hemmens while a new sculpture would be placed along the Riverside Drive Promenade. The ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Thank you to the following businesses for renewing their investment with the Elgin Area Chamber: Celebrating 40-50+ years Bazos, Freeman, Schuster & Braithwaite, LLC Ecker Center for Mental Health Majestic Distributing Co United Way of Elgin Brady & Jensen Waste Management Celebrating 30 - 39 years Fox Valley Fire & Safety Co Inc Elgin Molded Plastics Co Celebrating 20 - 29 years ...read more
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Please join us in welcoming the following new members to the Elgin Area Chamber: Chic Chef Catering - Ravindra Jayara 1544 Fleetwood Dr Elgin, IL 60123 (630) 415-9237 www.chicchefcatering.com Food & Beverages, Caterers Coronado Mexican Kitchen Humberto Macias & Jose Melendez 455 Redington Dr South Elgin, IL 60177 (847) 608-1400 www.coronadomexicankitchen.com Food & Beverages, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Thank you to the following businesses for renewing their investments with the Elgin Area Chamber. Celebrating 40-50+ years Master Molded Products Corporation Renz Addiction Counseling Center Commonwealth Ed Elgin State Bank Celebrating 20 - 29 years Signarama McDonald's Restaurants Brethren Benefit Trust Harting Inc of North America Lauderdale Electric PanCor Construction & Development ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read 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, ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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. ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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. ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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
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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
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