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					                 Chamber Events
                                            Darien Chamber of
                                               Commerce
                                               September
                                                Newsletter

                                                  Cover Page
        You Are Invited To Attend           State of The City Address

               The Annual                           Page 2

       “State of The City Address”           Health & Wellness Fair

                                                    Page 3
                                              DWB Multi-Chamber
                                                   Progressive
                                              Networking Luncheon

                                                    Page 4
                                            New Member Orientation
                                            EXiT Real Estate Partners
                                                      BAH
                                               Goers Dental Care
                  By                             Ribbon Cutting
         Mayor Kathleen Weaver                     Ceremony
                     
                                                    Page 5
      Tuesday, September 20, 2011           Multi-Chamber Luncheon
         Networking:  11:30am                and Panel Discussion

                     
                                                    Page 6
                                                     Events
              Ashton Place 
                                                    Page 7
             341 75th Street 
                                            Welcome New Members
              Willowbrook 
                                                    Page 8
             Members: $20                   ChamberMaster Enhanced
                                            Marketing Opportunities
           Non‐Members: $30 
                                                    Page 9
                     
                                               Board of Directors
Register online at www.darienchamber.com 
                                                    Page 10
            By September 13th                  Calendar of Events
       Advanced Reservations Only 
        Page 2
                                                   Darien Chamber Connection

                                                  Produced and Sponsored by:




You are invited to attend the Darien Health & Wellness Fair on October 19th, 2011 from 3 pm to 7 pm at
the Darien Sportsplex! Attendees of the health fair will benefit from free or low-cost early detection and
preventative health screenings and educational opportunities.

Some of the exciting opportunities that will be available will include the following:

Screenings and measurements:
        • Blood pressure
        • Body mass index
        • Blood glucose
        • Cholesterol
        • Varicose Vein Screening – FREE
        • Skin Cancer Screening - FREE
Other activities and opportunities:
        • Flu shots available
        • Educational materials
        • Now is the time to get yourself evaluated and meet your local healthcare providers on a personal
        level….what do you have to lose!

Please join us for an evening of snacks, information and fun!

All screenings and measurements will be conducted privately, and results will be released only to you.


                                                   Participants

      Advanced Home Care, Inc.                                  Fred Astaire Dance Studio
      B&R Dentists                                              Indian Prairie Library
      Be Touched Massage                                        Shaklee
      Brunswick Zone Woodridge                                  Tutor Doctor
      Clarendon Chiropractic Center                             University Cardiology
      Costco                                                    University Dermatology
      Darien Park District
                 Page 3                                                              Chamber Events

          Women
         The Business Connection
           Multi-Chamber Progressive Networking Luncheon
                        Bolingbrook • Darien • Downers Grove • Lisle • Woodridge




Thursday, September 15th                                                                              This event is brought to you by the Woodridge 
                                                                                                      Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business. 
11:30am‐1:30pm 
Seven Bridges Golf Club 
One Mulligan Drive 
Woodridge 
Cost:  $25/Members  $30/Non‐Members 
                                                                                                                            
Sponsorship Available $100 
                                                                                                RSVP by Monday, September 12th 
Sponsor will have the opportunity to place marketing materials at each attendee’s 
place and briefly introduce themselves and their business at the beginning of the               via online at www.darienchamber.com, 
event. 
                                                                                                  e‐mail to clare@darienchamber.com, 
                                                                                                                     or call 630.968.0004. 
                                Chamber Events                                    Page 4



                                                                   Thank You For Hosting the
                                                                  August Business After Hours



             Attention New 2011 Chamber Members
The Darien Chamber of Commerce would like to cordially invite you to our New Member
Orientation Event on Wednesday, September 14th from 9:00-10:00am at the State Bank of
Countryside located at 7380 South Route 83 in Darien. Take just a small portion of time
out of your morning to connect and converse with fellow new members in a relaxed and
inviting atmosphere. Please RSVP by Friday, September 9rd to confirm your attendance for
this event. Contact the Chamber office at (630) 968-0004 for more information or send us
an e-mail at clare@darienchamber.com.



                              Multi–Chamber Business After Hours

                                                                                     Refreshments
           Darien
                                                                                           And
     Downers Grove
                                                                                      Networking
 Willowbrook/Burr Ridge
                                          September 21, 2011
        Woodridge                                                                          RSVP
                                            6900 Main Street
                                                                                 By September 16th
                                            Downers Grove
                                                                                    630.967.0400
                                               5pm - 7pm


                               Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


            RSVP
  By September 23, 2011
        630.789.0900
                                Thursday, September 29, 2011
                                           5:00pm
                                       6700 Route 83
                                            Darien
    Page 5                                         Chamber Events

JOURNEY TO INNOVATION
EMERGING WITH A NEW PERSPECTIVE

                                                                      Thursday, October 13th 
                                                                       
                                                                      11:30am 
                                                                      Networking 
                                                                      Noon‐1:30pm 
                                                                      Lunch & Presentation 
                                                                       
                                                                      Ashton Place 
                                                                      341 75th Street 
                                                                      Willowbrook 
                                                                       
                                                                      Cost: 
                                                                      $25/Members 
DARIEN•HINSDALE•LEMONT•WOODRIDGE 
                                                                      $30/Non‐Members 
      Join us for a multi‐Chamber luncheon and panel                   
        discussion with 5 successful business leaders                 RSVP by Friday, October  7th 
                                                                      via online at 
                                                                      www.darienchamber.com, 
                                                                      e‐mail to 
                                                                      clare@darienchamber.com, 
                                                                      or call 630.968.0004 




        Mike Adams         Maureen Beal    Dr. Brady Schuyler 
     Executive Director        CEO             President 




                                                   Craig Culver 
 John Fairclough 
                                                   CEO, Co‐Founder 
President & CEO 
                                                   & Co‐Worker 
         Page 6                                                        Chamber Events
                 Chicago Pet Show September 10th and 11th Darien Sportsplex
                 The Chicago Pet Show will be held on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11th from 10am
                 to 5pm at the Darien Sportsplex. Come out and learn about pet health, nutrition and local rescues to
                 adopt pets from! Throughout the weekend you can view a series of seminars and pet involved games.
Cost adults 18 and over $7 and kids are free. For more information visit ww.ChicagoPetShow.com

Civil War Re-Enactment Old Lace Schoolhouse & Museum
Old Lace Schoolhouse & Museum, located at 75th and Cass Avenue, will be the site of a Civil War re-enactment performed by the
36th Infantry volunteers. Local Darien VFW Post will present and retire the colors. Information will be shared regarding Civil War
veterans buried in St. John Cemetery and Cass Cemetery. The Darien Historical Society welcomes Chamber Members and the
public on Sunday, September 18, 2011 beginning at 2 p.m. Information: Deborah Coulman (630-325-5326) or Don Dibbern (630-
323-1239
US Veteran Energy LLC Earns Better Business Bureau Accreditation
Becoming an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau is an honor not accorded to all businesses; because not all busi-
nesses meet eligibility standards. US Veteran Energy LLC, who provides live on-line energy rate comparison shopping for busi-
nesses is pleased to announce today that it has met all BBB standards and is now an Accredited Business. "Accreditation in the BBB
is by invitation only" says Steve J. Bernas, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.
"And only those businesses that meet our high standards, and pass the review process are approved by our Board of Directors."
US Veteran Energy LLC, as with all businesses that are accredited by the BBB, is committed to the BBB Code of Business Practices.
The Code is a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices on how businesses treat consumers. These standards
call for building trust, embodying integrity, advertising honestly and being truthful. Bernas adds "To maintain their Accreditation a
business must be transparent, honor their promises, be responsive to their customers, and safeguard their privacy. "We are proud
to be a BBB Accredited Business," said John Patrick Miner, President of US Veteran Energy LLC. "In today's world and uncertain
economy, it is imperative that our customers know how seriously we take our commitment to excellence and good customer ser-
vice. Our service and customer satisfaction is at its best. Our achieving BBB Accreditation exemplifies that goal." “US Veteran En-
ergy LLC, offers our customers the Energy Market Exchange [EMEX] which enables business to connect to international, national
and local energy suppliers through its interactive, online exchange platform. Suppliers view all current rates in the customer’s Ex-
change account and outbid each other to win the business. The retail customer watches the bidding happen in real-time within
their Exchange account as the best rate is extracted through open-market competition. We can price your business in 2 minutes
or less. We provide this state of the art and peerless outstanding product, along with unsurpassed customer service,” said John
Patrick Miner.



                                                               Multi
                                                            Chamber
                                                           Progressive
                                                               Speed
                                                           Networking
                                                            Luncheon



                                                               Multi
                                                            Chamber
                                                               BAH
                                                               Fred
                                                              Astaire
                                                              Dance
                                                              Studio
                          Darien Chamber Connection                       Page 7



Welcome New Members           New Members Continued           New Members Continued

 Renewal By Anderson            The Hearing Care Clinic       Four Corners Community
    Donald Pocius                  Nancy Congdon                      Church
   2300 Ridge Drive             6800 South Main Street             Dave Schubert
       Glenview                    Downers Grove                 8251 Lemont Road
     847.486.2021                    630.963.6161                      Darien
                                                                    630.324.0932
Salute the Armed Forces      Lord of Life Lutheran Church
    Ed LeTourneau                 Pastor Todd Napoli          Downers Grove Township
 80 Burr Ridge Parkway              725 75th Street            Republican Organization
       Suite 113                        Darien                   Lawrence Anderson
 Burr Ridge, IL 60527                630.323.3161                   P.O. Box 758
                                                                     Westmont
       Outpost                        Chiro One                     630.375.7718
   Claudia Coleman                   Jose Montoya
                                                              Darien Memorial VFW Post
  737 Plainfield Road            2625 Butterfield Road
                                                                       2838
        Darien                        Oak Brook
                                                                    Earl McMahon
     630.323.6800                    630.645.9612
                                                                    P.O. Box 955
                                                                       Darien
        Shaklee           Downers Grove Township Democratic
                                                                    630.963.3858
      Ruth Kutz                      Organization
8322 Portsmouth Drive                 Kim Savage
                                                                 Palm Psychic & Tarot
        Darien                       P. O. Box 785
                                                                   Victoria Nickels
     630.728.6152                  Downers Grove
                                                              332 North Michigan Avenue
                                     630.738.0078
    Greek Delights                                                     Chicago
 Frank Mihalopoulous                                                219.736.0074
                                   Modular Electric
     P.O. Box 246                  Kimberly Sablick
      Wood Dale                   8906 Odell Avenue
     708.307.2050                     Bridgeview
                                     708.430.4964
         Page 8                                        Darien Chamber Connection

                                    Attention Chamber Members!
Effective July 1, 2011 the Bronze, Silver and Gold memberships will no longer be available. You can renew the
Standard Membership for $175 and upgrade with the Enhanced Marketing Packages
Category Leader Sponsorship $49/mo.**
Top Priority Placement
Search Results Logo
Additional Website Link
Enhanced Listing – 8 photos, 1600 character description, 5 bullet points, logo, & 20 keywords
Business Category Ad
Quick-Link Results Ad
Alpha/Keyword Listings Ad
Recognized as a Sponsor
Ad Display Tracking
Free Events, Hot Deals, and Job Opportunity Listings
**Get 10% off for 3 month sponsorship, 20% for 6 months, 30% for one year

Premium Visibility Sponsorship $99/mo.**
Top Priority Placement
Search Results Logo
Additional Website Link
Enhanced Listing – 8 photos, 1600 character description, 5 bullet points, logo, & 20 keywords
Business Category Ad
Quick-Link Results Ad
Alpha/Keyword Listings Ad
Recognized as Sponsor
Ad Display Tracking
Free Events, Hot Deals and Job Opportunity Listings
Three Additional Banner Pages
**Get 10% off for 3 month sponsorship, 20% for 6 months, 30% for one year

Complete Website Sponsorship $199/mo.**
Top Priority Placement
Search Results Logo
Additional Website Link
Enhanced Listing – 8 photos, 1600 character description, 5 bullet points, logo, & 20 keywords
Chamber Home Page Ad, Business Category Ad, & Quick-Link Results Ad
Alpha/Keyword Listings Ad
Recognized as a Sponsor
Ad Display Tracking
Free Events, Hot Deals, and Job Opportunity Listings
Six Additional Banner Pages (Special Reduced Pricing on these)
Chamber Home Page Ad
Business Directory Search Ad (Premier Page; Very Limited Availability)
**Get 10% off for 3 month sponsorship, 20% for 6 months, 30% for one year
    Darien Chamber of Commerce          Darien Chamber Connection
             September                                                   Page 9
             Newsletter


          1702 Plainfield Road
           Darien, IL 60561                         2011                  2011 Directors
           Phone: 630.968.0004
             Fax: 630.968.2474               Board of Directors          Chris Hochstedt
    E-mail: clare@darienchamber.com
                                                  Officers            EXiT Real Estate Partners

  Live, Shop, Dine and Do Business in
                                           Chairman of The Board           Steve Hynek
                 Darien                       Angelo Imbrogno              Ashton Place
  Support Darien Chamber Members
                                            Blue Diamond Group
                                                                           Ariana Jones
                                                 Vice Chair           St. Bank of Countryside
                                               Jack Mancione
Your Chamber Membership is                                                Sandra Kariotis
                                             Werk Management
  one of the best values in                                          Carmelite Carefree Village
                                                 Treasurer
         business today.                                                  Michael Labedz
                                              Position Available
 Your membership includes:                                              CML Benefit Group
                  ≈                               Secretary
                                                                       Mary Kay Slowikowski
   Networking Opportunities                    Corrine Ganiec
                                                                     Slowikowski & Associates
                                           Citizens Financial Bank
        Business Referrals
                                                                           Rob Surrusco
             Education                         2011 Directors
                                                                      Clarendon Chiropractic
         Award Eligibility                                                   Center
                                             Andrew Blumenfeld
        Website Presence                   DuPage Star Technology          Tim Werner
        Community Guide
                                              Ralph Caccavale              Edward Jones
     Ambassador Program
                                             Copy Cat Graphics
           Committees
      Board Opportunities                      Kim Cosentino                 Advisors

        Member Spotlight                      De-Clutter Box
                                                                           Bill Carpenter
   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony                                               The Perfect Swing
                                                Bill Friedrich
   Membership Recognition
                                             Insphere Insurance              Julio Check
  Darien Women In Business                                            J. Vincent’s Salon & Day
                                                  Solutions
         Business Offers                                                          Spa
                                              Barbara Gilleece          Michael Overmann
                                           Barbara’s Elegant Touch        Attorney At Law
                                                Staffing, Inc.
                              Darien Chamber Connection                                        Page 10




SEPTEMBER 2011
     SUN             MON                TUE                 WED                  THU                 FRI                SAT

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4               5                   6Board of           7                  8                  9                   10
                                   Director Meeting
                                   3pm Darien Police
                                   Department
                Chamber and City
                Hall Offices                                                                      6pm - 10:30pm    12pm - 10:30pm
                Closed

11              12                 13                   14 New Member 15DWB Multi-            16New Board of 17Coffee With
                                                                                              Director            The Mayor
                                                        Orientation 9am    Chamber Luncheon
                                                                           11:30am Seven      Orientation 9am     Carmelite Care
                                                        State Bank of
                                                                           Bridges            DCC Office          Free Village 9am
                                                        Countryside
12pm - 9:30pm
                                                        Ambassador
                                                        Meeting 4pm



18              19                 20State of The       21Marketing        22                 23                  24
                                   City Address 11:30   Meeting 9am
                                   Ashton Place
                                                        DWB Meeting 4pm

                                                        EXiT Real Estate
                                                        Partners BAH 5pm


25              26                 27                   28                  29Goers Dental 30
                                                                           Ribbon Cutting
                                                                           Ceremony
                                                                           5pm

				
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