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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Dear Members:   On June 2 at 12 noon, the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley will begin its 16-week summer program of providing FREE rides to residents and visitors travelling between Elmhurst City Centre and the Spring Road and York and Vallette Business districts.   Each Friday and Saturday from 12 noon to 12 midnight, the trolley will connect those three business districts, with pick-ups ...read more
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Click HERE or scroll to image below to view News & Notes column as published in the Elmhurst Suburban Life on May 19.
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Dear Members:   After two legislative trips to Springfield three weeks apart in April, I am now resigned to the likelihood that both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly and first-term Republican Governor Bruce Rauner will not reach a “Grand Bargain” on a state budget until after the next gubernatorial election in November of 2018.   On the other hand, the push by Democratic legislators ...read more
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Friday, April 21, 2017
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Dear Members:   I invite you to join representatives of our Chamber, myself included, to participate in one or both of the Governmental Affairs Committee’s April trips to Springfield to meet with members of the Illinois General Assembly and other elected state officials—Governor Bruce Rauner possibly among them.   My most-recent conversation with Gov. Rauner about the state’s budget impasse ...read more
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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 fellow members in ...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 100th 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 once-in-a-century ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Click HERE or scroll to image below to view News & Notes column as published in the Elmhurst Suburban Life on March 3 
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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 in the Midwest), ...read more
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
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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 100th 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 two-year ...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 98th 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 98th Annual Awards Gala held at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook on Friday, January 27, from 5 to 9 p.m.      Roberto’s Ristorante & ...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 98th 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 member of the ...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 25th member during the induction ceremony at the ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
ELMHURST CHAMBER CELEBRATING 98th ANNUAL AWARDS GALA        ELMHURST, Ill., January 3, 2017 – More than 100 businesspeople will come to celebrate the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 98th 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 event for ...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 15th Annual Multi-Chamber Economic Forecast Luncheon held at the Ashyana Banquets, 1620 75th Street, Downers Grove on Friday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to ...read more
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Sunday, January 01, 2017
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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 new ...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 Strategic Plan ...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; andDevelop stronger outreach to both the business and leisure tourism markets.     ...read more
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