Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar! September 2012 Tuesday, September 18 Membership Dinner Time: 5:30 pm Location: Villaggio Ristorante 1242 W. Lake Street, Roselle Membership in the Roselle Chamber provides its members with an avenue to promote their business through a variety of networking meetings and events. We also offer a number of promotional programs, and community involvement projects to build new business and strengthen existing relationships. “Spotlight of the Night” featuring Community Web Shop & 1st Family Dental of Roselle. Wednesday, September 26 Business After Hours Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: Hit It! Fitness 472 W. Lake Street, Roselle Tour one of Roselle’s newest fitness studios! Tuesday, October 16 Membership Dinner Time: 5:30 pm Location: TBD Wednesday, October 24 Business After Hours Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: Wickstrom Chevrolet 555 E. Irving Park Rd, Roselle Members are invited to tour the recent remodeled car dealer, Wickstrom Chevrolet! VOL. XVIIII Issue 9 How to Market Your Business through the Chamber NETWORKING Monthly Membership Meetings Typically takes place on the third Tuesday of the month for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a more formal meeting with an agenda. Business After Hours Typically takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. A chamber member showcases their business and provides complimentary beverages and appetizers. Quarterly Member Orientation Chance for new & perspective members to learn more about Chamber programs and activities. Multi-Chamber Events When the opportunity arises we combine forces with other area chambers to expand our networking circle. This may be for a membership meeting or an afterhours event. The January Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon is popular with members with an anticipated 130+ in attendance. Social Events Annual events encourage members to relax, have a little fun, and get better acquainted with fellow members. A good example of this type of event includes our Annual Golf Outing in May and Member Appreciation Picnic in July. In December we honor our Business Person of the Year at the Annual Holiday Party. Social Media Members are encouraged to join the Roselle Chamber of Commerce Linked-In Group as an added opportunity to expand your networking circle. PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES On-Line Community Coupons Advertise special offers and promotions on the Chamber’s website on the Community Coupons page. These printable coupons are also attached to members’ listing within the on-line member directory. The Village of Roselle’s website and e-News include a link to our coupons page as added exposure to the local community. This is a Members Only Program, and it’s FREE OF CHARGE! Coupons are accepted at www.rosellechamber.com/coupons. continued on back page Board Of Directors Chairman Joseph Salerno Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels President Todd Eichholz Heritage Realty & Development Vice President Kevin Weslock Langner Eye Care Secretary Greg Martucci Law Office of Gregory J. Martucci, PC Treasurer Susan Sargent Bloomingdale Bank & Trust Directors Lynne Uhl ABM Commercial Flooring, Inc John T. Dabrowski Bloomingdale Township Assessor John Binneboese Itasca Bank & Trust Co. Jay P. Mueller, D.D.S. Michelle Daniel Roselle Bank & Trust While we are still enjoying 85+ degree weather, it’s hard to believe that the kids are back in school and fall is just around the corner! As we reflect back on the success of our summer events... the Golf Outing, Rose Parade, Member Appreciation Picnic & Taste of Roselle, I would like to thank all of our countless volunteers and our Executive Director, Gail Croson, for their dedication to this Chamber. We should all be proud of a job well done! I would like to thank John & Brianna Gianforte from Impecca Restaurant for hosting a wonderful After-Hours this past month. Their incredible food and Wii tournament created a relaxed and fun atmosphere which made networking easy. Don’t forget to visit them again soon! Be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 18th for our next “Spotlight of the Night” where our hosts Community Web Shop & 1st Family Dental of Roselle will give a presentation of their businesses and buy your first drink at Villaggio Ristorante! Looking forward, our next Business After-Hours will be on Wednesday, September 26th at Hit It! Fitness which is guaranteed to be a great networking event at one of Roselle’s newest businesses! I appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing each of you at this month’s events! Todd Eichholz Heritage Realty & Development Tony Amodio Rosette Printing LLC Ken Marks Ventura 21, Inc. Director Emeritus Jim Hodgdon The HBC Group Executive Director Gail Croson Roselle Chamber Business News Editor: Gail Croson, Executive Director Special Assistance: Roselle Bank & Trust Please direct your comments, questions and/or ideas to: 1350 W. Lake Street, Ste A, Roselle, IL 60172 P: 630-894-3010 • F: 630-894-3042 Email: [email protected] Web: www.rosellechamber.com Layout, Design and Printing Services provided by; Rosette Printing LLC - 630-295-8500 The views and/or advertisement expressed herein are those of the author and/or advertiser and do not reflect the views of the Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry, its members, its officers or its directors. Chamber Reflects on Past Award Recipients While the Awards Committee considers..deserving individuals for our upcoming awards program at the Holiday Party, we’d like to recognize past Business Person of the Year recipients starting with our 2011 Business Person of the Year Dr Kristen Langner of Langner Eye Care. Dr. Kristen Langner is the sole practitioner and owner of Langner Eye Care, which she opened in Roselle in 2005. After five years at her office on Irving Park Road, Dr. Langner renewed her commitment to practicing in Roselle and moved to a larger, modern office occupying a large space on Main Street in downtown Roselle. Dr. Langner has been an active member of the Roselle Chamber of Commerce and Industry since opening her office. She regularly volunteers at the Annual Golf Outing, Taste of Roselle Bingo tent and Rose Parade. Dr. Langner also serves on the Roselle Chamber Scholarship Committee. Additionally, Office Manager and husband Kevin Weslock is serving his first term as Director on the Board of Directors for the Roselle Chamber. A lifelong resident of the Roselle/Medinah area, Kristen grew up in Medinah, attending Trinity Lutheran School and Lake Park High School, and even worked at Shirl’s Drive-In. Dr. Langner and Kevin currently reside in Roselle. In the community, Kristen volunteers her time at Trinity Lutheran Church as a songleader in the praise band and serves as a member of the Mission Ministry. Kristen is also the co-founder and President of See to Read-Read to See, a not-for-profit mission that organizes Christian volunteers to give the gift of sight to people in Guatemala. Since their first trip in 2010, Dr. Langner’s teams have provided over 2500 vision screenings, providing new eyeglasses, reading glasses and protective sunwear to everyone in need. Business Person of the Year 1975 to 2011 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 Henry Rodewald – Rodewald Realty Rentals Iva Young – Roselle Ford Marjorie Peterson – El-Mar Office Supply, Inc. Georgia Ellison – Roselle Building Materials Paul F. Boehne – Roselle State Bank & Trust Co. Norman Jay Keller – Keller Plumbing Company, Inc. Rogene Lis – Garfield’s Rental Mart Inc. Cyrille Girouard – The Pizza Cottage Anthony A. Bonavolonta – Schaffer-Bonavolonta Architects Carl Lindquist – Lindquist Accounting 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Gregory Everhart – Countryside News Agency James Hodgdon – Hodgdon & Associates John Pankau – Bloomingdale Carriage Shoppe Carl Clausius – The Clausius Company, Inc. Tim Layden – Hotsy of Chicago Inc. Ron Sass – R.C.S. Sales Inc. Emil Leitner – Pik Kwik Foods Gary E. Umlauf – First National Bank of Roselle Steve Troyke – Chicago Woodworkers Ltd. Jay Mueller – Roselle Dental Associates Richard Gaddis – Town Homecenter/True Value Fred Koehler – Lynfred Winery Edwin F. Schwarzer – Roselle Commerce Development Corp. Scot Pauli – Pauli’s Auto Repair Gary Zale – Signet Sign Company Hank Pierscionek – Ameritech Joseph G. Salerno – Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels Mark H. Mandel – Mark Drugs Roselle Nancy Michael – Kirkby, Phelan & Associates, CPA, LLC Barbara Lucenti – ABM Commercial Flooring, Inc. Tony Spavone – Spavone’s Ristorante Ken Marks – Midwest Bank & Trust Co. Jim Hodgdon – The HBC Group Andy Maglio – Action Lock & Key, Inc. Joseph P. Kean – Friendly Ford Sam Tornatore – Tornatore Law Office Greg Martucci – Law Office of Gregory J. Martucci, PC John T. Dabrowski – Bloomingdale Township Assessor Dr. Kristen Langner – Langner Eye Care Recipients owned or represented an existing business, were a member in good standing, and displayed involvement in the business growth of the community. The Award was renamed Joseph G. Salerno Business Person of the Year in 2008. Annual Holiday Party & Awards Banquet Save the Date! You don’t want to miss this year’s Holiday Party and now that you’re thinking of it, mark your calendars for Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm at Bloomingdale Golf Club! Expect a good time with great company, food and drink, and entertainment. Formal invitations will be sent out early November . . . be sure to join us! Charles W. Chapple, D.C., F.I.C.P.A. Acupuncture, Applied Kineseology and Chiropractic Pediatric Certified Working for your wellness, naturally Specialized Treatment for: Headaches, Jaw, Neck, Low Back, Leg and Arm Pain, Stress, Motor Vehicle Injuries, Childhood Injuries and Wellness, On-Site Sports & Spinal Rehab, Postural & Living Well for Life Care, and Craniosacral Therapy 360 E. Irving Park Road Roselle, Illinois 60172 www.drchapple.com Fax (630) 894-8873 (630) 894-8778 Selected “America’s Top Chiropractors” Member Orientation Welcome New Members! Ducat Chiropractic & Sports Medicine Dr. Erin Ducat, Steve Ducat 125 S. Bloomingdale Road, Suite 11 Bloomingdale, IL 60108 (224) 653-8094 | www.ducatchiropractic.com Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Please update your Chamber Membership Directory and Community Directory, and welcome our new members and contacts at an upcoming meeting. And remember…it’s good business to do business with Chamber members. Member News Our next quarterly Member Orientation will take place on October 4 at 8:00 am. Chamber Ambassadors will be in attendance to offer an overview of the Roselle Chamber and its activities. Attendance is not limited to new members as we extend invitations to potential members and other members who may have dropped off the radar a bit. Whether this is a first-time meeting for new or perspective members or a meeting to introduce a longstanding member business, we expect these meetings will strengthen and grow our Chamber. We thank our partner Roselle Bank & Trust for their continued support in hosting these meetings. If you would like to attend this meeting, or if you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Gail at the Chamber office. Space is limited and by invitation only! Update Your Business Listing Membership with the Roselle Chamber of Commerce offers member businesses a comprehensive listing within our searchable on-line Membership Directory. This listing includes business location, telephone, products and/or services provided, a brief business description, and contact information with a link to the business website. Take full advantage of this membership benefit and review your listing at www.rosellechamber.com/member. html. If you’d like to revise your listing, please visit www. rosellechamber.com/memberupdate where you’ll find a form to submit updates. Brunswick Zone-Roselle is celebrating their recent remodel, and you’re invited to their Grand Re-Opening on Wednesday, September 19 at 5:00 pm. Brunswick’s new look includes new vector scoring, furniture, parking lot and restrooms. Appetizers and drinks will be served with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 5:30 pm. Free bowling for all attendees! If you’d like to attend, kindly RSVP by September 17 via email at [email protected] brunbowl.com or by calling (630) 351-2100. Community Web Shop Inc., a web development firm located in Roselle, has launched a new project to local businesses called CommunityLookup.com. It’s goal is to help local establishments stand out to consumers online. “Coupon websites bring only temporary value to a business, we wanted to create something that brought a lasting value. We wanted to re-invent how consumers search for and research local businesses. Plus it had to be free.” said Ben Strahan, Founder of Community Web Shop. CommunityLookup.com is currently adding local establishments; all business owners are encouraged to add their business locations today by visiting CommunityLookup.com or by calling (847) 380-7350. To learn more about this new product, please register for this month’s Chamber membership dinner on September 18. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka recently saluted Lynfred Winery, and applauded its contribution to Illinois agritourism. As part of the Office of the Comptroller’s “AgriTourism Day” at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Topinka presented Agriculture leaders from throughout the state with proclamations celebrating their achievements and continuing dedication. Topinka specifically congratulated Diane Koehler-Rasmussen and Valerie Koehler from Lynfred Winery. Founded by Fred Koehler, considered by many to be the father of the Illinois wine industry, Lynfred Winery was opened in 1979 producing more than 5,000 gallons of wine in 7 varieties. Do you have news about your business that you want to share with Chamber members? Space is limited and will be available on a firstcome first-serve basis. Submissions for consideration are due by the 20th of the month prior to publication (e.g., by September 20 for the October issue). Call, fax or email Gail Croson at the Chamber office to be a part of “Member News”. 425 E. Maple Avenue, Roselle Phone (630) 529-2251 • Fax (630) 529-2281 OPEN 7 DAYS ! Kory Atkinson Attorney at Law P: 630.980.9100 F : 630.980.9120 [email protected] www.koryatkinson.com 236 West Lake Street, Suite 100 Bloomingdale, IL 60108 , Nicole M. Gronn Administrative Assistant Porte Brown LLC www.portebrown.com 845 Oakton Street Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007-1904 T. 847.956.1040 F. 847.956.6780 [email protected] Mister Natural Services, Inc. 301 E. Irving Park Road, Roselle, IL 60172 630-980-7571 Professional Cleaning of • Carpet, Area Rugs & Blinds • Leather & Upholstery • Water Restoration • Janitorial Services Established 1973 Clean Trust Certified Air Duct Cleaning NEW CARPET & FLOORING SALES Dryer Vent Cleaning This Space Can Be Yours! Call 630-894-3010 This Space Can Be Terrence D. Wittman, MBA Yours! Call 630-894-3010 Financial Advisor 236 West Lake Street • Suite 100 • Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108 Ph: 630.307.6933 • Fax: 630.622.0416 • [email protected] Website: www.lpl.com/terrence.wittman Member FINRA/SIPC Roselle Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1350 W. Lake Street, Suite A Roselle, IL 60172 continued from front page On-Line Directory Members receive an on-line listing on the Chamber’s website which includes location, contact information, and links to member website and email. Updates and an option to enhance listings are available through an on-line form at www. rosellechamber.com/member_update.html. Website Advertising The Chamber’s website offers ad space with fees ranging in price from $200 to $300 for a 6-month subscription. COMMUNITY DIRECTORY & BUSINESS GUIDE 2012-2013 eBlast Service Using the Chamber’s eService and distribution list (200+ recipients), members may send announcements and/or promotional material. Cost is $75 per blast. Monthly Newsletter Advertising Advertising space is available for member business cards; 6-month subscription is $100. Members may insert a flyer; $135/issue. Space in the Member News column is limited and is FREE OF CHARGE. Mailing Labels Membership mailing labels are available for $25/set. Community Directory & Business Guide The directory is an in-house publication produced every other year. 9,000 copies are produced and hand-delivered to Roselle residents and further distributed at Village Hall, the Public Library and other businesses and organizations. The directory includes a Chamber Member products and services listing and other useful information about the Roselle community. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Rose Parade Co-hosted with the Village of Roselle, the Chamber plans and organizes the Annual Rose Parade held the first Sunday in June. Members are invited to participate as a parade entry and assist with staging. Taste of Roselle The Chamber hosts separately a Bingo and Beverage Tent at this annual event which is held the first weekend in August. Sponsorship opportunities are available and volunteers are needed.
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