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Monday, September 24, 2018
Elgin Community College (ECC), for the first time, hosted one of 89 manufacturing camps held throughout the U.S. The Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs camps are supported by grants from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl (FMA). FMA moved its headquarters to Elgin in 2017. The camps target students in middle and high school and introduce them to exciting aspects of manufacturing such as ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic Development, Career & Education
Monday, September 24, 2018
The Elgin Development Group arranged for Sen. Durbin to meet with several Elgin area manufacturers to discuss the impact of recently enacted tariffs. The meeting was hosted by American NTN, a global leader in producing automotive components, including bearings. The companies stressed to the Senator the tariffs are causing supply chain disruptions, increased material costs, and financial operating ...read more
Categories: Economic Development
Monday, September 24, 2018
Over 50 business, community and political leaders toured career and technical facilities at South Elgin and Elgin High Schools in August. Featured on the tour was the new welding lab at Elgin High School. In addition to learning about the welding program, the quests visited classrooms where students were studying precision manufacturing, veterinary, culinary sciences, automotive technology and ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Economic Development
Monday, September 24, 2018
A German Company with a history dating back to 1761 has chosen Elgin for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The company plans to make cosmetic pencils for the private label market. The EDG was actively engaged in recruiting the firm to Elgin, beginning with an introductory meeting in March, 2018.Read More
Categories: Economic Development
Monday, September 24, 2018
Nearly 3,000 U-46 eighth graders from all eight of the District's middle schools attended EXPLORE 2018 a curriculum and career expo. The event was held at the Sears Centre, with students arriving by U-46 buses throughout the day. The purpose of EXPLORE is to improve college and career readiness by having students experience real-world careers and the academic education and training required: ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Community, Economic Development
Monday, September 24, 2018
There is a lot of confusion among employers about what is legally required in Illinois regarding vacation pay for company employees. The following are some commonly asked questions: 1. Does an Illinois employer have a legal obligation to offer its employees paid vacation? Answer: No, unless there is in place a Company policy or individual employment contract promising the employees paid ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Small Business
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Ecker Center for Mental Health and Renz Addiction Counseling Center announced plans to affiliate their agencies to create a new, larger behavioral health agency to provide integrated services to community members in western Cook and central/northern Kane Counties as well as many Medicaid insured individuals in search of mental health services. Centered on a steadfast commitment to client centered ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic Development, Member Company News, EAC News, Health & Lifestyle
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
101 Mobility FALL FEST & PROGRESSIVE LUNCHEON Event is Wednesday, October 3rd from Noon - 3:00 p.m. Come see the newest accessibility equipment demonstrations from our vendors to help anyone disabled, aging in place or having a dibilitating disease.  FREE to the public, this event opens the doors to all of the healthcare fields and for all of us to be advocates for our families, friends and ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business, Community, Economic Development, Financial, Member Company News, Technology
Monday, September 17, 2018
Heard any good jokes lately? Al Gini certainly has—he will explain how humor can give us the power to cope with difficult situations, dispel tension and even transform our lives when he talks about The Importance of Being Funny at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120. Co-sponsored by Elgin Area Chamber and Gail Borden Library, here is ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Health & Lifestyle
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Cullen Watt focused intently as he followed the diagram next to a panel holding a red and blue light bulb. “It’s kind of like connecting the dots,” Amber Keane, a building maintenance technician for the City of Elgin, said encouragingly. “It’s the moment of truth!” Cullen said as he finished the instructions and flipped a switch, giving himself a quick clap as the bulbs lit up. Cullen, a ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Community, EAC News, Economic Development
Monday, September 10, 2018
Categories: Member Company News, Community
Friday, September 07, 2018
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) will present American Spectacular, a musical salute to America honoring the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm, Schaumburg Prairie Center, and Saturday, October 6, 7:30 pm & Sunday, October 7, 2:30 pm at Hemmens Cultural Center. The eclectic program, led by Resident Conductor Stephen Squires, includes Liberty Fanfare and ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
In celebrating 57 years of community service, Renz Addiction Counseling Center is hosting its 11th Annual Epicurean Delight Fundraiser on October 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates. Community residents are invited to attend and enjoy gourmet fare, raffles, and an hour of improv comedy featuring GreenRoom Improv. GreenRoom Improv is an ensemble-based theater ...read more
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Community
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Association for Individual Development (AID) Announces New President/CEO The Board of Directors of the Association for Individual Development (AID) has announced its selection of a new President/CEO. Effective 2019, Lore Baker will become only the fourth President of AID in its 57-year history. Lynn O'Shea, AID's current CEO, is retiring after 20 years of remarkable leadership. "We are delighted ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Community, Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News
Saturday, September 01, 2018
Happy Chamber Member Anniversary to our Members!  Thank you to these Elgin Area Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with our organization: More than 50 yearsWillow Lake EstatesFox River Water Reclamation DistrictMueller & Co LLP  30 - 39 yearsThe Learning Tree Child Care CenterUniversal Chemicals & Coatings  20 - 29 yearsDundee Animal Hospital of ElginGroot Inc.Tri-State Carpet & ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community
Saturday, September 01, 2018
Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in Septermber! Associated Bank Ana Perez 16 N Spring Street Elgin IL 60120 (847) 214-2466 www.AssociatedBank.com Financial Services/Banks   Cafe Revive Jesus Aguirre 51 S Grove Avenue Elgin IL 60120 (847) 529-1324 www.cafereviveelgin.com Food & Beverages/Restaurants   Chicago Charter Bus Company Ivelisse Rodriguez 8913 S Cornell ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic Development, EAC News, Member Company News
Saturday, September 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, Economic Development, Member Company News
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Each September, Renz Center recognizes National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders, and celebrate the individuals living in recovery. This year’s theme, Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community, explores how integrated care, strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to ...read more
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Community
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Elgin Area Leadership Academy Recruiting 2018/19 Class The Elgin Area Leadership Academy has been a valued resource since 1991 with more than 525 people graduated from the leadership development program. Its goal is to educate, engage and challenge current and emerging leaders in the community through various leadership and skill-building programs.     Participants in the EALA receive a ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic Development, Career & Education, EAC News, Member Company News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
U-46, Alignment Collaborative for Education to Host Fourth Annual Career ExpoExplore 2018 to be held on a school day, introduce eighth graders to more than a dozen career pathways  ELGIN - School District U-46 will showcase curriculum and career pathways for U-46 students at the annual expo on Wednesday, Sept. 12, but for the first time, eighth grade students will attend with teachers as part of ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Member Company News, Community
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  For immediate release:   Elgin, IL— Centro de Información Annual Gala -  Dream A Bigger Dream Saturday, September 29, 2018  Centro de Información will host its annual benefit gala and auction on Saturday, September 29, from 6PM to 9PM at Villa Olivia in Bartlett. Tickets, sponsorship information, and raffle tickets are now available at centro18.gesture.com.   This year’s theme is Dream A ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Elgin Area Chamber is preparing a full color 24'' x 36'' Elgin and South Elgin area street map complete with street index and we are offering you the opportunity to advertise and promote your business on this very popular and highly sought-after marketing piece. We had such success with the map of Elgin and South Elgin that it?s time for a reprint as we went through 5,000 copies of the map ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Small Business, Community, Member Company News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Happy Chamber Member Anniversary to our Members!  Thank you to these Elgin Area Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with our organization:  More than 60 yearsAdvocate Sherman HospitalRalph Helm, Inc.YWCA Elgin  40 - 59 yearsElgin State BankWaste Management  30 - 39 yearsAlexanders CaféAssociation for Individual Development - Elgin Area ServicesLea Heating & Air ConditioningTom's ...read more
Categories: Member Company News, EAC News, Health & Lifestyle, Community
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Elgin's Five Fabulous Facts for August 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 ...read more
Categories: Financial, Community, EAC News, Member Company News, Small Business, Fab Five
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in August!  Consumer Credit Counseling Service(CCCS) of Northern Illinois Virginia Peschke 28 N Grove Elgin IL 60123 (800) 815-2227 www.illinoiscccs.org Financial Services/Financial Advisors Family Chiropractic and Posture Center David Serrano 630 Randall Road South Elgin IL 60177 (847) ...read more
Categories: Financial, Community, EAC News, Small Business, Member Company News
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Gather  a Group and Experience TheElginSymphonyOrchestra Record-settingfour-time winnerof IllinoisProfessionalOrchestra of the Year!  Groups of 10ormore - 15%DiscountGroups of 20ormore - 20%DiscountTicketsstartat $30Transformingthe SymphonyExperience Electrifyingconcertsthat exemplify the power of liveperformance World-class musicians and a critically-acclaimedmusicdirector No rules-wear ...read more
Categories: Community, Member Company News, Small Business
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
COLLEGE MOVE-IN SPECIAL- NOW through OCT 1. The Estate Planning group at Lavelle Law is offering a “COLLEGE MOVE-IN” special rate on Powers of Attorney for college-bound students and young adults. Parents: Don’t Delay! Executing Powers of Attorney for your adult child may be the most important item to check off that college move-in list! Call today 847-705-7555 to set up an appointment and for ...read more
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News
Monday, July 23, 2018
PrairieWeb Internet Marketing, a staple in Chicagoland internet marketing and web development for over 20 years, has expanded to add a Phoenix office to serve a growing number of small businesses and retailers. With the addition of our Phoenix office to our Chicago-area presence, we are able to expand our availability for our client base and prospects, including business hours accommodating ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Member Company News, Economic Development
Sunday, July 01, 2018
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Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Community, Economic Development, Small Business
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Elgin's Five Fabulous Facts for JulyThis 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 ...read more
Categories: Community, Fab Five, Small Business, EAC News, Member Company News
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Happy Chamber Member Anniversary to our Members!  Thank you to these Elgin Area Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with our organization:  More than 65 years Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Elgin Academy Elgin Symphony Orchestra Golden Corridor Family YMCA  40 - 49 years Commonwealth Edison Company  30 - 39 years Alm Foot Care Reishauer Corporation Singles Roofing & ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Community, Economic Development, Small Business
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in July: Phoenix Athletics, Inc. Carmen Argo 1029 N Randall Road Elgin IL  60123 (847) 468-1705 www.phoenixathletics.net Sports & Fitness/Health Clubs Fellowship Housing Anna Marquardt 2200 W Higgins Road Suite 130 Hoffman Estates IL 60169 (847) 882-2511 www.fhcmoms.org Community/Social Services Deutz Service Center Chicago Sal ...read more
Categories: Community, Member Company News, EAC News, Small Business
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    New post on Labor and Employment Law - SmithAmundsen   The Final Chapter: The Supreme Court Overrules Abood in Janus v. AFSCME and Changes the Face of Public Sector Labor Relationsby smithamundsenContributed by Carlos S. Arévalo and Julie Proscia, June 27, 2018On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking decision in Janus v. AFSCME ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic Development, Member Company News
Monday, June 18, 2018
Elgin’s Middleby Corporation received the Export Continuing Excellence Award recognition from Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) at the 2018 Governor's Export Awards during a ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago. The Governor's Export Awards are Illinois' highest recognition of export achievement, honoring Illinois ...read more
Categories: Economic Development, Member Company News, Community
Monday, June 18, 2018
Triumph Community Bank to Become TBK Bank  TBK Bank, SSB (“TBK Bank”) announced that it will begin fully operating its Midwest division, Triumph Community Bank, under the TBK Bank brand in July of 2018.  “Current customers of Triumph Community Bank will not be required to take any action as a result of the rebranding,” said John DeDoncker, EVP and Senior Banking Officer for the Midwest Division ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Financial
Monday, June 11, 2018
FMA honored with a “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For” award IN NEWS BY STAFF REPORTJUNE 8, 2018 In the first year of its “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For” awards program, the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) named the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), International, as one of its winners. FMA, with its ...read more
Categories: Economic Development
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Thank you to these Elgin Area Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with our organization:50 and more yearsIHC Construction Companies, LLCHoffer Plastics CorporationHopp Accounting & Tax Service, P.C.  30 - 49 yearsGirl Scouts of Northern Illinois  20 - 29 yearsBoys & Girls Club of ElginElgin Plaza  10 - 19 yearsMarklund Wasmond CenterBrittain's Car Wash Inc.First United Methodist ...read more
Categories: Community, Member Company News, EAC News
Thursday, May 31, 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: Community, Economic Development, Member Company News, EAC News, Fab Five
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Here is your issue of the Elgin Area Chamber's monthly newsletter, the Business Connection
Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Economic Development, Small Business, Community, Fab Five
Tuesday, May 08, 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
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Thank you to these businesses for renewing their investment with the Elgin Area Chamber:  More than 50 yearsBazos, Freeman, Schuster & Braithwaite, LLCLaird Funeral HomeLundstrom Insurance Agency, IncUnited Way of Elgin  30 to 49 yearsFox Valley Fire & Safety Co.Burnidge Properties, Ltd.Daily Herald Media Group/Paddock PublicationsDLA Architects, LtdSenior Services AssociatesShales McNutt ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Community
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Welcome to our new members this month: A. R. Lass Construction Services, Inc. Rich Lass 3501 Algonquin Road Suite 190  Rolling Meadows IL 60008 (815) 608-3473  arlassconstruction.com Contractors/Carpenters Allstate Insurance Alejandro Talancon 1130 Dundee Ave  Elgin IL 60120 (847) 697-5900  Agents.Allstate.Com Financial Services/Insurance & Investments ​Armar Foods Robert ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News, Member Company News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Applications Open for the Elgin Area Leadership Academy Class of 2019A program sought to engage and develop the next generation of community leaders in the Elgin area The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce (EACC) is now accepting applications for the Elgin Area Leadership Academy (EASLA) class of 2019. Since 1991, the EALA program has sought to educate, engage and develop the next generation of ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Community, EAC News, Member Company News, Small Business
Monday, April 30, 2018
                         Elgin Area Chamber President & CEO Carol Gieske has been named 69th Annual Woman of the Year by the Altrusa International Club of Elgin. Gieske will be presented with the award at the Altrusa Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 17 at Villa Olivia Country Club. Reservations can be made by calling Joanna Webster at 847-528-3157.     Altrusans Pat Szpekowski and Dr. Clare ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community, Member Company News
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Here is the monthly newsletter of the Elgin Area Chamber.
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five, Community
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Elgin Industries earns recognition as John Deere ‘Partner-level Supplier’ and ‘Supplier of the Year’   ELGIN, Ill. (PRWEB) April 20, 2018   Elgin Industries, a leading global manufacturer of engine and chassis components, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2017 and Power Systems Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program.   Elgin has achieved ...read more
Categories: Member Company News, Economic Development
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
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Thank you to these businesses for renewing their investment with the Elgin Area Chamber:  Celebrating 30 to 49 YearsHerb's Bakery Inc.Huck Bouma PC    Celebrating 20 to 29 YearsFamily Service Association of Greater Elgin Area Grand Victoria Foundation Rotary Club of Elgin Breakfast    Celebrating 10 to 19 YearsAllen+Pepa ArchitectsAnderson Animal Shelter:  A Humane Society Open Door Health ...read more
Categories: EAC News
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
Welcome to our new Chamber members this month: Colonial LifeNatasha Palmer 1700 W. Higgins Rd Suite 210  Des Plaines IL 60018 (708) 968-9822 www.coloniallife.com Financial Services/Insurance & Investments  Elite Cardiology Solutions Leslie Guerro 500 N. McLlean Blvd Ste 101  Elgin IL 60123 (224) 535-9922 www.elitecardiologysolutions.com Healthcare/Multispecialty Physician ...read more
Categories: Member Company News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Thank you to these businesses for renewing their investment with the Elgin Area Chamber:  Celebrating 50+ Years Elgin Community College Lamp Incorporated Nicor Gas Renz Addiction Counseling Center Scheflow & Rydell  Celebrating 30 to 49 Years Brittain's Express Oil & Lube Inc. Kane County Workforce Development Div  Celebrating 20 to 29 Years Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Real ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Community, Member Company News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Read our March newsletter: 
Categories: EAC News, Community
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Elgin's crime stats at 46-year low: The Elgin Police Department recently released the 2017 crime statistics that affirmed that Elgin's crime is at a 46-year low. Overall, the number of more serious crimes reported in Elgin for 2017 was down 10 from the previous year, from 1,814 to 1,804. "As Elgin is growing, becoming more diverse, becoming larger than it has ever been with more square miles, we ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Monday, January 08, 2018
Commission seeking Image Award nominations: Elgin’s Image Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for its prestigious Image Awards, which recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on Elgin. Awards are available in six categories: individual professional; individual volunteer; projects; organizations or businesses; citizenship award and teen impact. ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, EAC News
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
In the spirit of the holidays, we dedicate this month's edition of Elgin's Five Fabulous Facts to the six volunteers that were recognized at our 38th Annual Community Thanksgiving  Luncheon event on November 21, 2017 at Elgin Community College. We call this our Five...err...Six Fabulous "Folks".Photo by James Harvey PhotographyTom Brockner: Tom Brockner of Tom’s Auto Clinic has been keeping ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Elgin residents survey results: The City of Elgin recently announced the results of its residents survey conducted this past summer. Among the results, 76% of Elgin residents ranked Elgin as a good or excellent place to live, 58% of residents consider the City to be heading in the right direction, 88% of residents are very satisfied or satisfied with Elgin’s Police and Fire services, 75% of ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, EAC News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Nightmare on Chicago Street: The City of Elgin's signature Halloween event returns to downtown Elgin on Saturday, October 21 from 6:00-11:00 p.m. More than 15,000 citizens gathered last year in the NOCS Safe Zone, which features three stages of live music and entertainment, Cirq d' Freak show, zombie dance crews, post-apocalpytic battles in the Thunderdome, food and drink vendors, costume contest ...read more
Categories: Fab Five