STREAMWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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From the Hot Seat
FEBRUARY Hello Chamber Members!
Friday, 02/27 5:30-7:30 PM
It’s been a while since I added a note to the Newsletter -- let me get you all up to speed
BIZ 6 + Multi Chamber Legislative
Networking Lunch on what’s happening at my desk. There are a ton of things on the horizon. We went
Meadows Club, 2950 Golf Rd, Rolling from one Business After Hours a month to two. We all know that not everyone can
Meadows $25/$35 make it to both, and that’s okay. My goal is to stagger the days to give more people the
chance of attending an event.
I have introduced the Streamwood Chamber into a multi-
MARCH chamber group called the Biz 6+. The group consists of chambers
Thursday, 03/05 7:30-9:30 AM from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove Area, Des Plaines, Greater
Economic Development Breakfast Lincolnshire, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect, Palatine Area,
Village Hall Call: 630-837-5200 Rolling Meadows, and the Wheeling/Prospect Heights Area. The
advantage to getting involved in a group like this is that it allows me
Wednesday, 03/11 5:30-7:30 PM to bring other opportunities to you... our Members! Biz 6+ has
Business After Hours
several multi-chamber events coming up. I feel that this is a great opportunity for our
Millrose Restaurant & Banquets, 45
members to get involved and network outside our comfort zone. The Legislative
S. Barrington Rd, Barrington Free
Networking Lunch will include U.S. Chamber representative Matt Davis, and Dick
Saturday, 03/21 1-3 PM Kaye, political reporter.
Local Candidates Forum
Keep your eyes peeled for the April 29 Multi-Chamber Networking Extravaganza with
ico HanDI and the SCC
over 13 chambers participating and in June, the Progressive Networking Breakfast.
Park Place, 550 S. Park Free
Save the Date: Sunday, June 7, Streamwood Chamber of Commerce will be
Monday, 03/30 5:30-7:30 PM partnering up with the Flyers to hold a Streamwood Community Day at Alexian Field.
Streamwood Woman’s Club Spring Flower
Showcase Streamwood residents and Chamber members will be eligible for discounted tickets.
Canton Middle School, 1100 Sunset Also, there is an opportunity for our members to set up shop in the concourse the day
Cir, Streamwood Call: Celia 630- of the game. Call me for more information.
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Every Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Power Networking
Group “Creating dynamic partnerships between business and
APRIL community” meets at Franco’s Cucina, 1550 Bourbon Parkway,
Wednesday, 04/22 5:30-9:30 PM
Streamwood Chamber Auction and
Scholarship Recognition Premier Plus Members
“Class Reunion” Angel Clouds Golf Club of Illinois Rolling Knolls Country Club
Carol McNevin Ruth Ross Tim Schneider
The Seville - 700 S. Barrington Rd’ Capital Telecom, Inc. Katy’s All Types Services Salon Bella Vita
Streamwood $25/$30 Patrick McKernan Katy Dolan Baumer Sargon Boudakh
Christ Transformed Baptist Kelley, Kelley & Kelley Sandy Stewart - Re/Max
Thursday, 04/23 11:30 AM-1 PM Church Matthew Kelley Suburban
5 Chamber Progressive Luncheon Pastor Brad Traywick Millrose Restaurant & Banquets Sandy Stewart
Christopher L. Schneider, DMD Lisa Scoville State Farm Insurance
The Seville, 700 S. Barrington Rd, Christopher Schneider Neighborhood Consultants Kevin Navarro
Streamwood $30/$35 Countryside Funeral Home Ed Zimel The Chicago Loop: Sports Bar &
Marc Jaeger Primary Eye Care Grill
Wednesday, 04/29 Time: TBD Danny’s Pizza Dr. Stephen Combs Sharon Reisler
BIZ 6+ Business Expo Doug Frye Printing Perfection Inc. Village Roadshow Gold Class
E Z Solutions Lee Re Cinemas - Arboretum Plaza
Details Forthcoming Ed Zimel Judy Scalazitti
Page 2 Welcome New Members!
Hi! My name is Kevin Navarro, married to the
Streamwood Chamber of Commerce beautiful Nancy Navarro. My wife and I opened a
2009 Board of Directors local State Farm Insurance located next to
Streamwood Post Office and CiCi’s Pizza off of Irving
Officers Park Road. Come and see us and receive a book of
Patrick McKernan stamps or a gift card from Hollywood Video valued at
$5 with a free auto quote. We provide the following
Scott Baran premium services, but not the premium prices.
American Family Insurance - S. Baran Agency
• Auto Insurance • Home Insurance
• Life Insurance • Auto Loans
Treasurer • HELOC’s
Neighborhood Consultants, Inc./E Z Solutions
Chris Pappin The Schaumburg Flyers are a member of the
Secretary independent Northern League, a six team professional
Cruises Inc. league. The Flyers have no affiliation with any major
league organization. The Northern League has the
Katy Dolan Baumer freedom to deal with any big league club when trying to negotiate contracts for its
Immediate Past President players. Northern League players are scouted and signed by major league
Katy’s All Types Services organizations. Most Northern League players have a skill level comparable to a
Nancy Allard Double A (AA) minor league player. The Northern League also has many players with
Pre-Paid Legal Service Inc.
Triple A (AAA) and major league experience. Members of the Northern League do not
Chicago Storm Indoor Soccer Team play teams affiliated with Major League Baseball. Getting to the games are easy,
Curtis Bradley Alexian Field is serviced by METRA. The Milwaukee District/West Line (Elgin/Big
Harris Streamwood Timber Line) stops directly adjacent to Alexian Field. Can’t make it to a game? The
Yogi Patel Flyers games will be broadcast over the internet this summer and the link to the games
Yogi Appliance Service
can be found at www.flyersbaseball.com.
Schaumburg Flyers 847-891-2255 Office
Staff c/o Sarah H. Eichenberger 847-891-6441 Fax
Susan Berg, Executive Director 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd. flyersbaseball.com
Ann Townsend, Executive Secretary
Schaumburg, IL 60193
22 W. Streamwood Blvd.
P.O. Box 545
Streamwood, IL 60107-0545 Premier Members
(630) 837-5200 • (630) 837-5251 (F) A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc. Chicago Storm Professional Kiwanis Club - Streamwood
firstname.lastname@example.org Ray & Susan Begy Soccer Team Patricia McKernan
A & D Total Plumbing Brian Bauer Lexington Health Care Center
Dwayne Burris Citibank Sue Salach
Alexian Brothers Hospital Jay Thakker Nancy Allard - Pre-Paid Legal
Network Cornerstone Accounting
Mission Statement Kelley Clancy Services
American Benefit Consultants, Inc.
The Streamwood Chamber of Terri Cloyd
Butch Harrington New Horizons Hair Design, Inc.
Dee’s Catering Service
Commerce is dedicated to promoting, American Family Insurance - Nancy and Don Schumann
enhancing and supporting the Richard James Agency Diamond Jewelry & Loan Co. Raj Chabria
prosperity of its members. Marvin Maraga Sears Centre Arena
American Family Insurance - Edible Arrangements Mike Newquist
Scott J. Baran Agency Ed and Tim Troutman State Farm Insurance
Scott J. Baran El Pollo Loco Restaurant Richard Wallace
Applebee’s Lance Lundberg Streamwood Behavioral Health
O.J. Darby Harris Streamwood
The Chamber News is edited and printed for the Center
members of the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce. BP Connect Curtis Bradley Cindy Meyer
As always, your input is welcome. Jamie Crawford Immanuel United Church of Streamwood Woman’s Club
Phone (630) 837-5200 • Fax (630) 837-5251 Christ Naomi Lenoci
Edit/Design/Layout - Katy’s All Types Services
Dedicated to promoting, enhancing and supporting the prosperity Date members.
of its FYI
Page 3 STREAMWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Another New Member
Edible Arrangements provides fresh cut, beautifully arranged fruit
baskets for all the special days of our lives. From gifts for clients,
friends and loved ones to the centerpieces for your for your next
Commerce gives a
gathering and Edible Arrangement is perfect. Instead of flowers an Edible
Special Thank You Arrangement is both beautiful to look at and delicious to eat! You can add chocolate
to the to any arrangement to make it a dessert! There are 800 stores in the United States so
Activities Group at we can have your arrangement prepared fresh at any one of those stores and
Lexington Health delivered as well.
The group assembled We offer a $5.00 discount to all Chamber members and we are happy to provide
further discounts on multiple orders. We are a franchise and this offer is only valid at
300 boxes for our
our two stores.
953 Rt. 59
March 8 - Daylight Savings Tme Bartlett, IL 60103
Begins - Spring Forward 630-837-8149 Phone • 630-837-8317 Fax
From the Hot Seat, continued
• The Chamber has been asked to co-sponsor the Economic Development Breakfast
2009 at the Village of Streamwood.
Consolidated • The Chamber will be working together with the Village of Streamwood on our
Elections Greeter Service, making it better than ever before.
Tuesday • We have 82 members renewed for 2009 and the countdown is on! Renewals are due
April 7, 2009 by February 28. If there is something that is holding back your renewal, please give
me a call.
6 AM - 7 PM
• The Community Guide will be going out in June to over 15,000 Streamwood
residents and businesses. We rolled back the pricing to help with the costs, so get
Starts March 16 your ad space reserved now.
• Working on bringing back “Chamber Fest” in September, in honor of “Chamber of
Delicious Treats • Hosting a shredding event in the summer (available for a potential sponsorship)
Business Connections • Advertising opportunities for our members to branch out to the community.
and Business Connections
all reasons to attend a Chamber Let’s talk about the Crazy Days Raffle. When it was introduced as a “FunD Raiser”
Function TODAY! for the Chamber with the original thought being if every member sold one book, we
would have all the tickets sold. That would give the Chamber over $14,000 in added
Be on the lookout for revenue with the goal of NOT having to increase costs on membership. Now remember,
Streamwood Chamber 40% of the Chambers revenue comes from membership, while 60% of our revenue
comes from fundraising. I am not asking each member to each buy a book, only to help
membership cards - giving you sell them. The tickets sell themselves; all you have to do is ask. One book isn’t hard to
discounts where you shop or do sell and it’s helping the organization you’re a member of.
business in this area. If you have any ideas, suggestion or just want to chat, please call me. Your input
is important to me, as I want to make sure you get the most out of being a member of
the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce.
Susan Berg, Executive Director
Page 4 Highlighted Member of the Month - January
The Further Adventures of Griselda the Glassblower
Crazy Hi, my name is Griselda, and I’m a glassblower. Some of you may remember me from a
few months ago, when I wrote I had started my own business, and ran into all kinds of
Days problems. I could make lovely glass things, and even sell them, but I couldn’t run a
business. I even sold a beautiful set of crystal glasses to Cinderella and her Prince. (I
still think she cheated, and that glass slipper didn’t really fit her – after all, I know what
Raffle you can do with glass!)
Well, I resolved most of those startup problems with the help of Management Matters,
Winners Inc., but now it’s the end of the year, and let me tell you, making a three tiered glass
sculpture is nothing compared to trying to resolve all my year-end issues! Taxes,
inventory, depreciation, payroll forms, and most importantly of all – did I make any
2/16/09 President's Day $125
Butch Harrington Elgin All this, and I still don’t have a fairy godmother, unlike my lucky stepsister Cinderella, who
2/14/09 Valentines Day $50 even married a fabulous prince and lives in a fairy tale castle! No, I have to solve my own
Nicole Norman West Dundee problems here in this lovely little kingdom with my old stepsister lording it over me.
2/13/09 $25 So it was time for me to call Pat Hoesel of Management Matters again, at 630-671-9912,
Dolores Barton Streamwood because she could listen to me and help me get organized before the kingdom’s tax
2/06/09 $25 collectors made me shut my doors and no more lovely glasses. She may not be able to
Sandy Stewart Streamwood turn a pumpkin into a coach, but she can show me how to count my inventory and put a
value on it, and complete all my terrible year end tax forms, and remind me of all those
expenses which I, naturally, forgot to write down. Turns out my insurance for breaking all
January that glass, and cutting and burning myself, is a tax deduction – who knew?
1/30/09 $25 She took her time, and showed me how to do some of these things myself so I could
Steve Bumgardner St. Charles save some money and have things done on time for a change. Now I still can’t
1/26/09 $200 understand a balance sheet, but she can, and she saves me money and keeps me out
Jack Hawkins Channahon of trouble with the Prince’s government. Of course, she can’t make a glass statuette for
1/23/09 $25 anything, but this way I can do what I do best, and let her take care of the rest.
Penny Porter South Elgin
I’m telling all you small businesses out there who are like me and don’t really know what
they’re doing when it comes to communicating with governments and other official-type
Dave Davenport South Elgin
people, and handling paperwork things, and organizing yourself for the end of the year,
you can do as I did, and call Pat Hoesel for help. She doesn’t have any glass slippers or
Gary Pappin Streamwood
magic wands, but she’s nicer than my awful (but lucky) stepsister!
Kate Packard Streamwood Management Matters Inc., 630-671-9912, or email@example.com
Philip Roth Streamwood
Penny Porter South Elgin
Adam Carlson North Aurora
Page 5 Highlighted Member of the Month - February
American Benefit Consultants has, for more than fifteen years, provided our clients with
all the insurance options available through the carriers we all know and trust. Our
The Office of Career Services at purpose is to help you find the best insurance to protect what you care about most.
Elgin Community College invites American Benefit Consultants is a full line insurance brokerage offering both personal
you to attend the annual ECC Job and business coverage, including health, life, disability, dental, home, auto, and
Fair on Thursday, April 2, from 3-6 commercial lines.
PM, on the ECC campus.
Don’t have the time to do insurance research? No worries, we will do the footwork! We
are here to make the insurance search and comparison process easier for you. Based
• meet a large number of talented on your preferences, we will find strong plans, at competitive rates, with carriers that offer
job applicants quickly and broad networks and excellent customer service. If you choose, we can then help you
inexpensively; develop life-long skills in evaluating choices available, whether high deductible, low
• promote their company; deductible, HMO, or PPO, as well as help you better understand co-pays, deductibles,
and coinsurance. Our service doesn’t end there; we also provide guidance and
• network with other employers; assistance on billing or claims issues to help you better understand the carrier’s process.
In some cases, we find an excellent fit with a new plan. In other cases, our comparison
• develop contacts with future might show that utilizing a COBRA qualified plan or a state-administered plan (such as
graduates. CHIPS) is the most beneficial course of action. Either way, there is no fee for the
Apply by Friday, February 27 to be consultation.
included in advance promotions. Our success is due, in no small part, to our many clients who have not only trusted
For questions or to request a American Benefit Consultants for their insurance needs for more than 15 years, but are
registration form call 847-214- confident and comfortable introducing us to their friends and family!
7399 or e-mail Call agent Terri Cloyd at 815-609-6715 for your free
firstname.lastname@example.org. consultation or check our website www.abcins.com.
Career Services looks forward
to providing your organization Website Update
with a great Job Fair
Streamwood Chamber of
Applications are Now Available
on the Chamber Website and
are being accepted at the
Chamber Office. Website Hits -- Where are they coming from?
Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines):
Other companies and private
residents are checking you http://www.streamwood.org/Community/CommunityOverview.htm
out on the Streamwood http://www.streamwood.org/economicdevelopment/EDOverview.htm
Make sure your listing is up- http://www.keywordspy.com/keyword-research/streamwoodchamber.net
to-date and advertises your
current specials and contact http://www.keywordspy.com/keyword-research/streamwoodchamber.com
Page 6 Member-to-Member Discount Program
The following is a list of Chamber members who offer discounts to other Chamber members. If you would like to be included on this list,
call the Chamber office and ask to be included in the Member-to-Member Discount Program. The list grows each month, so check it to
see if your favorite or a needed service has been added. If you would like to see a member on our list, call them and ask, “Are you
Are you looking offering Chamber member discounts?” If they say yes, tell them to contact the Chamber office at 630-837-5200.
for Economic Category
Porte Brown, LLC.
Stimulus? Appliance Repair
Check out the Brochures & Flyers Katy’s All Types Services Katy Dolan Baumer 630-289-5380 email@example.com
Computer Repair/Service Doctor Data Ross Moerman 847-695-7677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Price Rollback Creative Services La Croix Creative Patricia La Croix 630-497-8904 email@example.com
Dentist Mary Madigan, DDS Dr. Madigan 630-289-5727 N/A
on the Gift Baskets Edible Arrangements Ed and Tim Troutman 630-837-8149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Guide Hair Salon New Horizons Jim Rauscher 630-837-1130 N/A
Hair Salon Salon Bella Vita Sargon Boudakh 630-289-9577 N/A
Advertsing Pricing Home Improvement Sealmaxx Suburban, Inc. Tom Smogolski 630-213-8125 email@example.com
Insurance American Benefit Consts. Terry Cloyd 815-609-6715 firstname.lastname@example.org
for 2009. Jewelry/Gifts Angel Clouds Carol McNevin 630-837-5945 email@example.com
630-837-5200 Jewelry/Buy, Sell, Loan Diamond Jewelry & Loan Marvin Moraga 630-830-5080 N/A
Legal & Business Pre-Paid Legal Nancy Allard 847-882-1217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call today to Office Services FedEx Office John Oswald 847-524-0723 email@example.com
Personal Development Life Empower Judy Feldhausen 630-289-2750 Coach@LifeEmpower.com
reserve your Pizza Danny’s Pizza Doug Frey 630-483-8200 N/A
space. Printing Printing Perfection Lee Re 630-289-2400 N/A
Publishing Katy’s All Types Services Katy Dolan Baumer 312-215-5577 firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Estate Keller Williams Success Sandra Borland 630-269-2448 email@example.com
Promotional You’re # 1 Craig Ochoa 630-213-9999 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Memorabilia JVD Sports/Charity Sport Jim DePasquale 630-540-0193 email@example.com
Telecommunications Capital Telecom Pat McKernan 630-483-6722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trophies/Corporate Gifts A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc. Ray Begy 630-837-6000 email@example.com
BARTLETT, IL 60103
PERMIT NO. 170
22 W. Streamwood Blvd.
P.O. Box 545
Streamwood, IL 60107-0545
(630) 837-5200 • (630) 837-5251 (F)