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    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
     Elgin Hay Day returns August 25 to new location at Meier Park  Elgin, IL - All are invited to attend the City of Elgin's second annual Elgin Hay Day on Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meier Park, located at 3770 Gansett Parkway. The fall-themed event on Elgin's west side will feature hayrides, a petting zoo,  potato sack races, a hay maze, and other fun kids ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    Irina Del Genio & John Schwartz Present Free Talk, Birth of The Firebird, Sept 5, 7 pm, Gail Borden Library ES0 will perform the groundbreaking work at opening concerts September 15 & 16     Composer Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird was an instant critical and popular success, with Ballet Impresario Serge  Diaghilev declaring “mark him well, he is a man on the eve of celebrity.” Stravinsky would ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Application for Board Vacancy The Board of Education of Central Community Unit School District #301 currently seeks applicants to fill a vacancy existing from the resignation of Board Member Mrs. Tina Johnson.  The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment through the April 2019 general school board election. Interested applicants should submit a letter of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Career & Education, Member Company News
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    #U46FirstDayReady focuses on updated health records, registration, academic preparedness ELGIN - Classes resume Aug. 15 for more than 39,000 kindergarteners through twelfth graders across School District U-46. The school year promises continued innovation and excellence, including the District’s universal play-based Full-Day kindergarten program, the addition of guidance counselors to middle ...read more
    Categories: Career & Education, 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
    Sunday, August 05, 2018
    City of Elgin, 8-5-18 - The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin (DNA) has moved to a new office space located at 31 S. Grove Avenue, Suite 100, in downtown Elgin on August 1, 2018. The new office space, located in the former Woolworth department store building, a building owned by the City of Elgin, also houses offices for the Elgin Area Chamber (EAC) and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. The ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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: EAC News, Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News, 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, Fab Five, Community, EAC News, Member Company News, Small Business
    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: Community, EAC News, Small Business, Financial, 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
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) is set to open its exciting 2018-19 season with concerts September 15 & 16 featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Debussy’s famous Clair de Lune, Chopin’s Grand Valse Brillante and Cello Concerto by modern composer Mason Bates, who is also a DJ, curator, and advocate for bringing new music to new spaces.  The concerto, an ESO premiere, will be performed by cellist ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    Fox River Trolley MuseumP.O. Box 315, South Elgin, IL 60177-0315              (847) 697-4676           http://www.foxtrolley.org  For immediate releaseFor press information, contactRobert Bresse-Rodenkirk (312) 515-3381For Public information, contactMuseum InfoLine (847) 697-4676    FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM UPDATES DAMAGE ESTIMATE AND GIVES THE PUBLIC TOURS OF RAIL EQUIPMENT DAMAGED BY ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member Company News, Small Business
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Elgin Community College is offering two new certificate programs this fall – Personal Training and Spanish for Medical Personnel.   The Personal Training certificate is a 10 credit-hour program that can be completed in 16 weeks (one semester). Classes are conveniently scheduled Monday through Thursday during the late afternoon hours. The program prepares students to safely and effectively ...read more
    Sunday, July 01, 2018
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    Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Community, Economic, 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, 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, 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, Community, Member Company News
    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
    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, 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, 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: Community, EAC News, Member Company News
    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: Community, Member Company News, EAC 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
    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: Community, 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: EAC News, Fab Five
    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
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