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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
ELMHURST, Ill., March 21, 2017 – The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry will honor some 40 members at its “Salute to Business and Professional Services” Spring Luncheon at the Diplomat West Banquet Halls on Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “This business category of honorees is special in that they deliver a variety of goods and services to support ...read more
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Dear Members: Last month, I updated you on some of the Chamber’s Centennial Celebration planning for our 100 th Anniversary come 2018. This month, I have more news to share with you. The Chamber’s Board of Directors at its February 14 meeting took action on several endeavors regarding our Centennial Celebration, as follows: Approved the Case Statement in support of our ...read more
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
ELMHURST, Ill., February 16, 2017— Longtime Elmhurst businessman, civic leader and community volunteer Ralph Pechanio has donated $100,000 to Elmhurst College to establish an endowed fund to support student internships at the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Pechanio had been supporting the Chamber’s internship program anonymously for more than a decade, but decided ...read more
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Monday, February 13, 2017
FED REPORTS MORE GOOD THAN BAD IN U.S. ECONOMY ELMHURST, IL, February 3, 2017 -- While America’s economy—or Gross Domestic Product (GDP)—grew at only 1.9% in 2016 versus the 3% standard, 2.3 million new jobs were created in the past 12 months (including 227,000 in January), the nation’s unemployment rate of 4.8% remained historically normal (with Illinois at 5.7%, highest ...read more
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Dear Members: Although the year 2017 is still in its infancy, I want to update you on some of the Chamber’s Centennial Celebration planning for our 100 th Anniversary come 2018. For 2017, our Membership Committee—chaired by ECCI Board of Directors member, Executive Committee member and Second Vice Chair Kevin Kost of Edward Jones Investments —developed, for the first time, a ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
ELMHURST CHAMBER NAMES SANCHEZ AS AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR ELMHURST, Ill., January 10, 2017 – Real Estate Broker James Sanchez of Coldwell Banker in downtown Elmhurst will be honored as 2016 Ambassador of the Year at the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 98 th Annual Awards Gala at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook on Friday, January 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. The award is ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
ROBERTO’S NAMED A.J. “TOCHE” TERRONES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR ELMHURST, Ill., January 10, 2017 – Roberto’s Ristorante & Pizzeria will receive the A.J. “Toche” Terrones Business of the Year Award for 2016 at the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 98 th Annual Awards Gala held at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook on Friday, January 27, ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
AHLGRIM TO RECEIVE ECCI CHAIRMAN’S AWARD ELMHURST, Ill., January 10, 2017 – Recently retired community banker Charity Ahlgrim will receive the 2016 Chairman’s Award at the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 98 th Annual Awards Gala at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook on Friday, January 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Traditionally, the annual award is given to a ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
ELMHURST CHAMBER INDUCTS WHISTLER INTO CIVIC HALL OF FAME ELMHURST, Ill., January 10, 2017—Long-time Elmhurst businessman, civic leader and community volunteer Darrell L. Whistler will be honored as the 2016 inductee into the exclusive Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry Civic Hall of Fame. Whistler will become the Hall of Fame’s 25 th member during the induction ceremony at ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
ELMHURST CHAMBER CELEBRATING 98 th ANNUAL AWARDS GALA ELMHURST, Ill., January 3, 2017 – More than 100 businesspeople will come to celebrate the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 98 th Annual Awards Gala in the Three Oaks Ballroom and Flower Room at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, on Friday, January 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. “This is a real showcase ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Photo Available Upon request FED ECONOMIST IS KEYNOTE AT MULTI-CHAMBER LUNCHEON ELMHURST, Ill, January 9, 2017 – Noted economic expert William A. Strauss of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be the Keynote Speaker for the 15 th Annual Multi-Chamber Economic Forecast Luncheon held at the Ashyana Banquets, 1620 75 th Street, Downers Grove on Friday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 ...read more
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Friday, December 30, 2016
Dear Members: Happy New Year!!! For only the second time in decade—dating back to before the Great Recession began in December of 2007—the Federal Reserve , the central bank of the United States, on December 14 announced a quarter percent (0.25%) increase in its benchmark interest rates, in hopes of keeping the inflation rate low with 2017 ringing in a new President along with the ...read more
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Friday, December 02, 2016
Dear Members: With a full house in attendance, the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau at its October 27 Annual Meeting at Glendale Lakes Golf Club in Glendale Heights presented “GPS: A Tourism Roadmap,” its new strategic plan for growing DuPage County’s $2.5 billion tourism business. Developed in consultation with Nichols Tourism Group, with input from DCVB staff and a ...read more
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Friday, December 02, 2016
The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau recently unveiled “GPS: A Tourism Roadmap,” its new strategic plan for growing DuPage County’s $2.5 billion tourism business as follows: Establish better internal cooperation between all tourist related organizations; Create new and better integrated product offerings; and Develop stronger outreach to both the business and leisure ...read more
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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
For all of you holiday shoppers alienated with the bedlam of Black Friday, I enthusiastically encourage you to support Small Business Saturday (launched by American Express) by shopping locally on November 26. Not only will you find an amazing mix of unique gifts and exceptional services to purchase for family and friends, you will be contributing to the well-being of your community’s ...read more
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
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Monday, October 03, 2016
With the 2016 Presidential General Election only weeks away, it’s time once again for citizens across DuPage County to exercise one of their greatest rights as Americans by casting votes for their candidates of choice at the county, state and federal levels of local government. If not already encamped with a major party, did a candidate’s performance during first Presidential Debate ...read more
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Saturday, October 01, 2016
Dear Members: With the 2016 Presidential General Election only five weeks away, it’s time once again for citizens across DuPage County to exercise one of their greatest rights as Americans by casting votes for their candidates of choice at the county, state and federal levels of local government. If not already encamped with a major party, did a candidate’s performance during first ...read more
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Friday, September 30, 2016
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Friday, September 09, 2016
Has it really been 15 years since the 9/11? I was nearing the end of my second year as President and CEO of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry on September 11, 2001, when our Board of Directors’ 7:30 a.m. Tuesday meeting at Community Bank of Elmhurst’s Hammersmith Community Room September 11, 2001, was disturbed by a handful of Director cell phone e-mail and text alerts. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
ELMHURST, Ill., August 22, 2016—Local banking professionals Sean Daly of Suburban Bank & Trust and Lori Murray of Inland Bank have been appointed to fill vacated seats on the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Board of Directors. Their appointment by Chairman of the Board Tim Gurrie of Pampered Chef TLG was approved during the Board’s August 9 meeting at the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
ELMHURST, Ill., August 22, 2016 – In celebration of Chamber of Commerce Week in Illinois, the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry is sponsoring a month of networking, educational and special events, as well as staging our annual new member recruitment campaign. At the request of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has proclaimed September 12-16 as ...read more
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
With gift-in-kind sponsorship from the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Fourth Annual Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic returns around the Elmhurst College campus and Wilder Park on Friday, July 22, starting at 11:30 a.m. ECCI is part of the Intelligentsia Cup, a “tour” of bike races in cities around Chicagoland, similar to the Tour de France, which moves in ...read more
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