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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Here is the monthly newsletter of the Elgin Area Chamber.
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five, Community
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
ELGIN – The School District U-46 Board of Education on Wednesday announced the selection process it intends to follow to fill a vacant seat on the Board. The successful candidate will serve until the next Board election, which will occur in April 2019.  Interested individuals who now live within School District U-46 and who meet the requirements of state law to serve as a Board member can send a ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
La Junta Educativa del Distrito Escolar U-46 anunció hoy el proceso de selección que seguirá para llenar el cargo vacante en la Junta Educativa. El candidato exitoso servirá hasta la próxima elección de la Junta Educativa que ocurrirá en abril del año 2019.  Las personas interesadas que viven dentro del Distrito Escolar U-46 y que cumplen con los requisitos de la ley estatal para servir como un ...read more
Categories: 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
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
Monday, April 23, 2018
First ESO performances of Bernstein’s Candide Suite May 5 & 6 Free Bernstein Birthday Bash & West Side Story Screening at Gail Borden Public Library May 1   The 2017-18 ESO season finale concerts led by Music Director Andrew Grams feature the ESO premiere of the great American composer Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Suite as part of a world-wide celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday. The ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, April 20, 2018
   Presents:  Justice ATLASTWhen:Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM CDTAdd to Calendar WhereThe Copley Theater 8 East Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506   Driving Directions Contact Administer Justice    847-844-1100www.administerjustice.org    Join us at the Copley Theater and engage with our panel of experts as we uncover the realities of sex and labor trafficking. We will dispel ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Member Company News, Community
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Orchestra will be rehearsing May 5 & 6 Bernstein & Mahler program    The public is invited to attend a free open dress rehearsal of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO), led by Music Director Andrew Grams, on Friday, May 4 at 7:15 pm, Hemmens Cultural Center. Attendees MUST register online at ElginSymphony.Org. Registration is online ONLY. No phone calls and no registration onsite. Limit four ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
For Immediate ReleaseApril 16, 2018  Elgin's prestigious Mayor's Awards presented on May 1 Elgin, IL- The Elgin Heritage Commission will honor outstanding contributors to Elgin's heritage at the prestigious Mayor’s Awards Ceremony held at the Historic (Former) Elgin High School Gymnasium, located at 355 E. Chicago Street in Elgin, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The gymnasium main entrance is located ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, April 13, 2018
SPRINGFIELD (Apr. 12, 2018) — Today Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology in Illinois. “This legislation sends a strong, competitive message that Illinois is open for business. We want to make Illinois a leader in wireless technology. We are working to grow ...read more
Categories: Economic
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Elgin High School Opens Newly Renovated Welding LabU-46 school becomes Accredited Testing Facility  ELGIN - The welding program at Elgin High School recently earned accreditation from the American Welding Society (AWS), certifying the school’s newly renovated welding lab as an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF). Students and community members will be able to use the facility to complete a welding ...read more
Categories: Career & Education, Community
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 Earth Day Celebration set for Saturday, April 21 in Elgin  Elgin, IL-The City of Elgin will host its fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, located at 28 Brookside Drive in Elgin. People of all ages are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event and learn about ways to protect the ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
From Kim Mikus of The Business Ledger on April 9 Portillo's, known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, will have the cake available through Sept. 10. Like the signature chocolate cake, the two-layer yellow cake with lemon frosting is made daily in the stores. The price for a slice varies by market, but Chicago area locations will offer the lemon cake for $2.89 a piece, according to a ...read more
Categories: Member Company News, Community
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Elgin Area Chamber celebrated with Centro de Informacion at their new location on the campus of Presence St. Joseph Hospital. Community members joined Elgin Mayor David Kaptain and Centro's Director Jaime Garcia and Chamber Ambassadors at the site of the former hosipital's nunnery. 
Categories: Community
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The encore edition of Open Elgin, a free, self-guided architectural tour presented by the Elgin Area Chamber and the Elgin Development Group's Enhancing Elgin committee, returns on Saturday, April 21 from 1-5pm. Last year's highly successful, inaugural event saw more than 400 people descend on the City in the Suburbs from over 50 different zip codes spanning five different states. This year's ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Monday, April 09, 2018
There has been so much written lately both in gossip columns and legal (and standard) news about sex harassment in the workplace. Employers are understandably quite nervous about dating among co-workers. Can it lead to lawsuits? When does it deteriorate to sex harassment? What should an employer do?  LAYER OF LEGAL PROTECTION: Workplace dating is a fact of life. However, if two co-workers are ...read more
Categories: Small Business
Monday, April 09, 2018
Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Music Director Andrew Grams will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Del Principado De Asturias at the Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón, Spain on April 5 and at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo, Asturias on April 6. The program holds Bela Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches, Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Javier ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, April 09, 2018
ELGIN - The AVID Center, devoted to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society, has revalidated Kimball Middle School as a National Demonstration School. The designation signals that staff and site administrators from other districts should visit the Elgin school to experience the school-wide college readiness system in ...read more
Categories: Career & Education
Monday, April 09, 2018
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) is offering general admission tickets to their 11:15 am Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 Ainsworth Concerts for Youth concerts at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Tickets are $10. (Taxes and fees apply). Advance purchase is required by 3 pm Monday, April 9. The concerts, led by resident conductor Stephen Squires, feature 15-year-old cellist Ifetayo Ali ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 05, 2018
  An outpouring of community support through donations, both large and small, has made certain that Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) concerts Saturday, May 5, 7:30 pm and Sunday May 6, 2:30 pm will be presented as scheduled. The 2017-18 season finale concerts, led by Music Director Andrew Grams, feature the ESO premiere of the great American composer Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Suite as part of a ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14951555.htm SEAM Strategies has selected LearnCore as their software platform to launch their new ClientWON selling skills platform for new and existing clients. This decision came after months of evaluating multiple vendors and ultimately deciding that LearnCore provides the closest alignment with their Assess, Facilitate, and Sustain model. We were ...read more
Categories: Small Business, Technology
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
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is still on the move! You may recall our announcement in October 2017 to move to a number of smaller leased Resource Centers within our council. Earlier we announced we have secured a location in Lake Zurich, and today we follow up with news of a new leased location in South Elgin at 353 Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177. We expect to move in by late May and ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year’s theme, “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘right of passage’”, is a national grassroots effort to draw attention to the many opportunities individuals, families, and communities have to educate young people on the dangers of alcohol use.             “Kids drink for a lot of reasons, many times due to social pressure and the need to fit in with their ...read more
Categories: Community, Health & Lifestyle
Friday, March 16, 2018
The YWCA Elgin is proud to announce the 2018 Leader Luncheon Nominees          Margaret Hillis Award for the Arts: Amanda Harris, and Darlene Hulin.Beatrice Dorsey Award for Business & Profession: Amanda Garcia, Kim Hannell-​Hopkins, and V. Guadalupe Fonseca.Marguerite Henry Award for Communications & Technology: Amanda Garcia, Hasi Smith,and Janelle Walker.Harriet Giffor & Hattie Griffin ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Presence Health Is Now Part of Ascension and AMITA Health  (Arlington Heights, Ill., Chicago, and St. Louis) – Presence Health is now part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system and the largest Catholic health system in the world, joining together to make patient care more accessible for Illinois residents. Presence Health has added its medical centers, outpatient facilities ...read more
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Community, Member Company News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Elgin's Five FABULOUS Facts for MarchThanks Jack!:The community came together to celebrate the life of Jack Shales of Shales McNutt Construction who passed away after a brief illness.   A longtime exceptional community leader, Jack was involved in numerous non-profit organizations in the community and impacted the lives of thousands of residents in the greater Elgin area. Thanks Jack!Presence ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News, Fab Five
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Read our March newsletter: 
Categories: Community, EAC News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Thank you to these businesses for renewing their investment with the Elgin Area Chamber:Celebrating 40+ years Gail Borden Public Library A to Z RentalsCelebrating 20 - 29 years Gordon Flesch Company Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Real Estate-Elgin Hy-Tech CARSTAR Auto Body First Federal Savings BankCelebrating 10 - 19 years Allen+Pepa Architects Darwin Realty and Development ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Welcome to the following new Elgin Area Chamber members:79 Ratio, Inc. - Steven Kroiss 146 River Walk Ct., Elgin, IL 60120 (630) 394-2700   www.79Ratio.com Computer & Electronics, Technology Sales & Services Avondale Estates of Elgin - Stephanie Henneken 1760 Capital St., Elgin, IL 60124 (847) 531-6004   www.addisonrlc.com Healthcare, Home Health Services Bii Hair Salon - Adam ...read more
Categories: EAC News
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
Monday, January 08, 2018
Thank you to the following organizations for your continued investment with the Elgin Area Chamber:Celebrating 50+ years Fox River Trolley Museum Ziegler's Ace HardwareCelebrating 20 - 29 years A-Tech Computer Service, Inc. A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc. FASTSIGNSCelebrating 10 - 19 years Konsultek Tower Hill Healthcare Center SBS Steel Belt Systems USA, Inc. Triumph Community Bank Daniel ...read more
Categories: 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
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Happy 80th Anniversary:KCT Credit Union celebrated 80 years of service to the community in 2017 with a ribbon cutting and open house this past August at their location at 111 S. Hawthorne Street. On hand to mark the occasion was Illinois State Senator Cristina Castro, Elgin City Councilwoman Rose Martinez and Elgin Community College President Dr. David Sam, along with dozens of staff members, ...read more
Categories: Fab Five
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Kudos to City of Elgin crews: After an unexpectedly powerful microburst ravaged several parts of Elgin in late July, the city of Elgin's responsive teams jumped into action. City crews quickly resolved all known public safety issues from the storm, such as downed limbs blocking streets or driveways, and worked extended hours to clear debris from the storm’s hardest hit areas. Thank you to the ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, Community, EAC News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Thank you to the following companies for your continued investment with the Elgin Area Chamber:Celebrating 40-50+ years Advocate Sherman Hospital Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Region Hoffer Plastics Corporation Modern Track Machinery Hopp AccountingCelebrating 20 - 29 years Boys & Girls Club of Elgin Elgin Plaza Dennis Curtis Boiler Service & Sales Inc.Celebrating 10 - 19 ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Welcome to our newest Elgin Area Chamber members:Gold Standard Restorations Inc. Lisa Cretton 1000 N McLean Blvd Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 559-0776www.goldstandardrestoration.com Contractors, General ContractorsKelly Services Mose Nye 1815 South Meyers Road, Suite 850 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (630) 495-5253www.kellyservices.com Employment Agencies & ServicesKettering University ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Please join us in welcoming the following new members to the Elgin Area Chamber:AES Advisory Group, Inc. Joseph Mainolfi 2924 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60657 (312) 276-5180 Financial Services, Corporate Property Tax Compliance & Consulting Services Car-Mon Products, Inc. Jeffrey Imming 1225 Davis Rd. Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 695-9000www.car-mon.com Manufacturing, ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Elgin commissions two new public art pieces: Pending final approval by City Council (at press date), the City of Elgin will set aside $15,000 of its 2017 budget to commission two new public art pieces in downtown Elgin this fall. A new mural will be placed on a blank concrete wall on the southeast side of The Hemmens while a new sculpture would be placed along the Riverside Drive Promenade. The ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News, Fab Five
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Thank you to the following members for renewing their investments with the Elgin Area Chamber:Celebrating 40-50+ years Citadel Care Center Elgin Academy Golden Corridor Family YMCA Hunters Ridge Apartments IHC Construction Companies LLC Laird Funeral Home Spring Hill Mall Lundstrom InsuranceCelebrating 30 - 39 years Alm Foot Care Reishauer Corp Association for Individual ...read more
Categories: EAC News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
YWCA Elgin Leader Luncheon Award Recipients: On May 11, the YWCA Elgin recognized nearly 30 outstanding women of leadership in the Elgin community at their Annual Leader Luncheon. Award recipients included Dr. Sojung Hong (Arts), Toya Webb (Communications and Technology), Kathleen Rusniak (Education), Ana Lalley (Public Service), Danielle Henson (Racial Justice), Vivian Maly (Social Service, Karen ...read more
Categories: Fab Five, EAC News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Thank you to the following businesses for renewing their investment with the Elgin Area Chamber:Celebrating 40-50+ years Bazos, Freeman, Schuster & Braithwaite, LLC Ecker Center for Mental Health Majestic Distributing Co United Way of Elgin Brady & Jensen Waste ManagementCelebrating 30 - 39 years Fox Valley Fire & Safety Co Inc Elgin Molded Plastics CoCelebrating 20 - 29 years Republic ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Thank you to the following businesses for renewing their investments with the Elgin Area Chamber.Celebrating 40-50+ years Master Molded Products Corporation Renz Addiction Counseling Center Commonwealth Ed Elgin State BankCelebrating 20 - 29 years Signarama McDonald's Restaurants Brethren Benefit Trust Harting Inc of North America Lauderdale Electric PanCor Construction & ...read more
Categories: Community, EAC News
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Mayor's Awards for Preservation: On May 2, the Elgin Heritage Commission and the Downtown Neighborhood Association honored nine outstanding contributors to Elgin’s heritage at the annual Mayor’s Awards Ceremony. Honorees included Christopher and Rebekah Berry, Glen and Susan Holland, Grant Born, Jacqueline Vossler and Richard Renner, Jennifer Fukala, Jim and Kelly Langenberg, Karen TerHorst and ...read more
Categories: EAC News, Fab Five