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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Here is the monthly newsletter of the Elgin Area Chamber.
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five, Community
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
ELGIN – The School District U-46 Board of Education on Wednesday announced the selection process it intends to follow to fill a vacant seat on the Board. The successful candidate will serve until the next Board election, which will occur in April 2019.  Interested individuals who now live within School District U-46 and who meet the requirements of state law to serve as a Board member can send a ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
La Junta Educativa del Distrito Escolar U-46 anunció hoy el proceso de selección que seguirá para llenar el cargo vacante en la Junta Educativa. El candidato exitoso servirá hasta la próxima elección de la Junta Educativa que ocurrirá en abril del año 2019.  Las personas interesadas que viven dentro del Distrito Escolar U-46 y que cumplen con los requisitos de la ley estatal para servir como un ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Middleby Corp. said it acquired Josper S.A., a manufacturer of charcoal grill and oven cooking equipment for commercial food service and residential applications. Based in Pineda de Mar, Spain, Josper has approximately $20 million in annual revenues. “Josper is a recognized leader in the specialty charcoal cooking category. Charcoal cooking is a growing trend in the U.S. and markets globally ...read more
Categories: Community, Member Company News
Monday, April 23, 2018
First ESO performances of Bernstein’s Candide Suite May 5 & 6 Free Bernstein Birthday Bash & West Side Story Screening at Gail Borden Public Library May 1   The 2017-18 ESO season finale concerts led by Music Director Andrew Grams feature the ESO premiere of the great American composer Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Suite as part of a world-wide celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday. The ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, April 20, 2018
   Presents:  Justice ATLASTWhen:Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM CDTAdd to Calendar WhereThe Copley Theater 8 East Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506   Driving Directions Contact Administer Justice    847-844-1100www.administerjustice.org    Join us at the Copley Theater and engage with our panel of experts as we uncover the realities of sex and labor trafficking. We will dispel ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Member Company News, Community
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Orchestra will be rehearsing May 5 & 6 Bernstein & Mahler program    The public is invited to attend a free open dress rehearsal of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO), led by Music Director Andrew Grams, on Friday, May 4 at 7:15 pm, Hemmens Cultural Center. Attendees MUST register online at ElginSymphony.Org. Registration is online ONLY. No phone calls and no registration onsite. Limit four ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
For Immediate ReleaseApril 16, 2018  Elgin's prestigious Mayor's Awards presented on May 1 Elgin, IL- The Elgin Heritage Commission will honor outstanding contributors to Elgin's heritage at the prestigious Mayor’s Awards Ceremony held at the Historic (Former) Elgin High School Gymnasium, located at 355 E. Chicago Street in Elgin, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The gymnasium main entrance is located ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Elgin High School Opens Newly Renovated Welding LabU-46 school becomes Accredited Testing Facility  ELGIN - The welding program at Elgin High School recently earned accreditation from the American Welding Society (AWS), certifying the school’s newly renovated welding lab as an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF). Students and community members will be able to use the facility to complete a welding ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Community
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 Earth Day Celebration set for Saturday, April 21 in Elgin  Elgin, IL-The City of Elgin will host its fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, located at 28 Brookside Drive in Elgin. People of all ages are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event and learn about ways to protect the ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
From Kim Mikus of The Business Ledger on April 9 Portillo's, known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, will have the cake available through Sept. 10. Like the signature chocolate cake, the two-layer yellow cake with lemon frosting is made daily in the stores. The price for a slice varies by market, but Chicago area locations will offer the lemon cake for $2.89 a piece, according to a ...read more
Categories: Member Company News, Community
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Elgin Area Chamber celebrated with Centro de Informacion at their new location on the campus of Presence St. Joseph Hospital. Community members joined Elgin Mayor David Kaptain and Centro's Director Jaime Garcia and Chamber Ambassadors at the site of the former hosipital's nunnery. 
Categories: Community
Monday, April 09, 2018
Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Music Director Andrew Grams will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Del Principado De Asturias at the Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón, Spain on April 5 and at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo, Asturias on April 6. The program holds Bela Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches, Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Javier ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, April 09, 2018
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) is offering general admission tickets to their 11:15 am Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 Ainsworth Concerts for Youth concerts at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Tickets are $10. (Taxes and fees apply). Advance purchase is required by 3 pm Monday, April 9. The concerts, led by resident conductor Stephen Squires, feature 15-year-old cellist Ifetayo Ali ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 05, 2018
  An outpouring of community support through donations, both large and small, has made certain that Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) concerts Saturday, May 5, 7:30 pm and Sunday May 6, 2:30 pm will be presented as scheduled. The 2017-18 season finale concerts, led by Music Director Andrew Grams, feature the ESO premiere of the great American composer Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Suite as part of a ...read more
Categories: Community
Sunday, April 01, 2018
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 ElginChamber.com/Fab5 or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook and Twitter (@EnhancingElgin) or search the hashtag #ElginIL to learn more about what makes Elgin the great ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five, Community
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is still on the move! You may recall our announcement in October 2017 to move to a number of smaller leased Resource Centers within our council. Earlier we announced we have secured a location in Lake Zurich, and today we follow up with news of a new leased location in South Elgin at 353 Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177. We expect to move in by late May and ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year’s theme, “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘right of passage’”, is a national grassroots effort to draw attention to the many opportunities individuals, families, and communities have to educate young people on the dangers of alcohol use.             “Kids drink for a lot of reasons, many times due to social pressure and the need to fit in with their ...read more
Categories: Community, Health & Lifestyle
Friday, March 16, 2018
The YWCA Elgin is proud to announce the 2018 Leader Luncheon Nominees          Margaret Hillis Award for the Arts: Amanda Harris, and Darlene Hulin.Beatrice Dorsey Award for Business & Profession: Amanda Garcia, Kim Hannell-​Hopkins, and V. Guadalupe Fonseca.Marguerite Henry Award for Communications & Technology: Amanda Garcia, Hasi Smith,and Janelle Walker.Harriet Giffor & Hattie Griffin ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Presence Health Is Now Part of Ascension and AMITA Health  (Arlington Heights, Ill., Chicago, and St. Louis) – Presence Health is now part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system and the largest Catholic health system in the world, joining together to make patient care more accessible for Illinois residents. Presence Health has added its medical centers, outpatient facilities ...read more
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Community, Member Company News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Elgin's Five FABULOUS Facts for MarchThanks Jack!:The community came together to celebrate the life of Jack Shales of Shales McNutt Construction who passed away after a brief illness.   A longtime exceptional community leader, Jack was involved in numerous non-profit organizations in the community and impacted the lives of thousands of residents in the greater Elgin area. Thanks Jack!Presence ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Read our March newsletter: 
Categories: Community, EAC News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Kudos to City of Elgin crews: After an unexpectedly powerful microburst ravaged several parts of Elgin in late July, the city of Elgin's responsive teams jumped into action. City crews quickly resolved all known public safety issues from the storm, such as downed limbs blocking streets or driveways, and worked extended hours to clear debris from the storm’s hardest hit areas. Thank you to the ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, Community, EAC News
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) 695-9000www.car-mon.com Manufacturing, ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News
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 ManagementCelebrating 30 - 39 years Fox Valley Fire & Safety Co Inc Elgin Molded Plastics CoCelebrating 20 - 29 years Republic ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News
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 BankCelebrating 20 - 29 years Signarama McDonald's Restaurants Brethren Benefit Trust Harting Inc of North America Lauderdale Electric PanCor Construction & ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News