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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.
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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]
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301 E. Irving Park Road, Roselle, IL 60172
630-980-7571
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of Commerce and Industry
1350 W. Lake Street, Suite A
Roselle, IL 60172
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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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