November/December Newsletter 2013



November/December Newsletter 2013
Year End
Holiday Luncheon
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11:30 am ~ 1:00 pm
Hoffman Estates Chamber to Recognize Community Excellence
Jersey's Pizza & Grill
2360 Lakewood Blvd.
Hoffman Estates
The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce will recognize chamber members
and businesses who excel in community involvement and chamber support.
The Celebration of Excellence Awards were created to reward and encourage
chamber members and businesses that invest in the community at large, grow
the local economic base and support Chamber initiatives.
Join us for the last Chit N Chat
of the year and enjoy a
bountiful pizza & salad buffet.
Network with fellow Chamber
members and join us while we
say Thank You to all of our
committee volunteers who have
gone “Above and Beyond.”
Certificates of appreciation will
be given to the volunteers.
Come to find out more about
the Chamber committees and to
sign up to join us for 2013.
A Special Holiday Dessert will
be served and a 50/50 raffle is
planned. This will be a perfect
time to pick up a little spending
money before the Holidays.
The cost is $10.00 per
person prepay on-line
or call the Chamber
Office at: (847) 781-9100 or
you can pay at the door.
The Celebration of Excellence committee will evaluate entries based on:
Support and contribution to the mission of the Hoffman Estates Chamber of
Support of the community by stimulation of the economic growth in our
business community
Contribution to the community by volunteering to support social, health or
philanthropic initiatives
Significant contribution to the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce
Awards will be given in four categories:
Chamber Volunteer of the Year
Business of the Year
Public Sector Partner of the Year
Small/ Home Office Business of the Year
Nominations for the awards, sponsorship information and registration can be
found online at the Chamber’s website
Recipients of the Chamber’s Celebration of Excellence awards will be honored on
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre.
For more information please contact Cheri Sisson at 847-781-9100.
Member News
Bring Your Donation November 4 - 10
Drop off at Cabela’s
5225 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates
Benefiting your Local
Community Food Bank
Win Some Great prizes!
~Every 4 cans is one entry blank ~
For more Information Contact Diane Schneider
847-645-0400 or [email protected]
Store website for all upcoming events
Sponsor Partner: The Fox Valley Power and Sail Squadron
2013 Big Ten Basketball Tournament Tickets
All-session tickets for the 2013 Big Ten Women’s and Men’s Basketball
Tournaments went on sale to the general public on Saturday, Oct. 20,
at Noon CT. The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held
in the Chicagoland area for the first time from March 7-10 at the Sears
Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Lower level tickets for both tournaments can be purchased at all 12 Big
Ten university ticket offices. Please contact the schools directly for
on-campus sale dates. General public tickets for the women’s event can
be purchased through the Sears Centre Arena ticket offices at:
1-888-SEARS-TIX (732-7784) or
The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament all-session tickets are
available for $60 through January 31, which is a 25 percent discount
off the regular price of $80. Fans wishing to purchase all-session
tickets within their university’s fan block for their respective team’s
games are encouraged to contact their school’s ticket office. The women’s tournament will feature general admission seating, allowing fans
to witness action from the best available seats in Sears Centre Arena.
The 2013 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held outside
of Indianapolis for the first time since 2001 and just the second time in
conference history. The 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
returns to Chicago, which hosted the inaugural event in 1998 and on
seven total occasions, most recently in 2007. For more information on
both events, including full brackets, go to
Holiday Business After Hours
Millrose Restaurant
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00pm
Please join us in recognizing the
following organizations and
individuals who are celebrating the
anniversary of their membership in
the Chamber during November.
LifeSource Blood
Donor Services
22 years*
** Township of Schaumburg 22 years*
Carpenters Local Union 839
22 years*
Millrose Restaurant, Banquets
& Country Store
Sch. Twp. District Library
22 years*
21 years*
Chicago Marriott Northwest 11 years **
Roosevelt University
11 years
Join us for our annual year end Business After Hours hosted by the
Millrose Restaurant and co-hosted by BMO Harris. This after hours will
double as a fundraiser for the Hoffman Estates Police Department's
Shop with a Cop program.
Come and enjoy some great food and beverages, network and make a
new connection, and make a difference in the life of a child. Attendees
are asked to make a $5 donation for the
Shop with a Cop program. Last year the
event raised over $800 to help
underprivileged children in the Hoffman
Estates area.
Please help make this a
Holiday to be remembered!
Sea, Air & Land Travel, Inc. 9 years
Bridges of Poplar Creek
7 years
Wizard of Paws
7 years
Beth Tikah Congregation
7 years **
Building and Fire Code
Academy, Inc.
6 years **
Buffalo Wild Wings
6 years
CitiBank, N.A.
6 years **
Verizon Wireless
5 years
Spa Bleu
4 years
Bombay Chopsticks
2 years
*Charter member
**Platinum member
Please consider Volunteering for this Event
The Hoffman Estates Police Charitable Foundation will be sponsoring the
13th annual Shop With a Cop event on Saturday, December 8th, 2012.
The organization is hoping to sponsor 50 area children in need this holiday
season, with most of the children being referred to us by the Community
Resource Center, Women In Need Growing Stronger and social workers
from School District 54. The children will be paired up with many Hoffman
Estates Police Officers, as well as officers from South Barrington PD and
Streamwood PD. Streamwood PD is new to the event this year and is
helping our organization to achieve our goal of growing our program to
benefit as many Hoffman Estates children in need as possible.
The event begins with the children and officers shopping at the local Target.
This year’s post shopping portion will take place at the Marriott, between 9:30
– 11:30, where the children will be treated to breakfast, a visit from Santa
where they will be given a Santa gift and a stocking full of goodies. The
children will also be treated to other activities sponsored by Cabela’s and
Target, while at the Marriott. The HEPCF is currently entertaining any
suggestions from local businesses that would like to sponsor an activity or
craft for the children while at the Marriott.
You can make cash donations for this great event at the November
Business After Hours at Millrose or you can mail a donation to:
HEPCF, P.O. Box 965611, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-0611
You can also donate items for the stockings
You can be a volunteer to help with the event
You can sign up to help as a gift wrapper or to help load up the buses
with "Santa's Bag" full of gifts
Please contact Carl Baumert at (847) 781-2846 if you are interested in
volunteering, donating or would like additional information. Thank you!
The Building Blocks of Attracting Customers
Please join us in recognizing the
following organizations and
individuals who are celebrating the
anniversary of their membership in the
Chamber during December.
The key to attracting customers is developing a marketing strategy that forms a
solid foundation for your promotional efforts, by implementing advertising, direct
mail, social media and one-to-one sales efforts.
To develop a strong marketing foundation:
BMO Harris Bank South Barrington
21 yrs**
BMO Harris Bank Algonquin Road
21 yrs**
BMO Harris Bank Gannon Drive
21 yrs*
Jenkins Custom Photography
13 yrs
Define your product or service: How is your product or service packaged? What is
it that your customers are really buying? You may be selling web-based software
tools but your clients are buying increased productivity, improved efficiency and
cost savings. What problem does your service solve? What need does your
product meet? What want does it fulfill?
Novus Windshield Repair
13 yrs
BMO Harris Bank Roselle Road
11 yrs
Affordable Healthcare Solutions
9 yrs
Affiliated Financing Services Ltd.
7 yrs**
Jersey’s Pizza & Grill
6 yrs
Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital
5 yrs
Arboretum of South Barrington
4 yrs
Medieval Times
4 yrs
Divine Signs & Graphics
3 yrs
SoundQ Productions
3 yrs
Bank of America
1 year
Lake Barrington Field House
1 year
*Charter member
**Platinum member
Identify your ideal customer: Everyone or anybody might be a potential client or
customer for your product. However, you probably don’t have the time or money
to market to Everyone or Anybody. Who is your ideal customer? Who does it
make sense for you to spend your time and money promoting your service or
product to? For example: a massage therapist might decide her target market
is a woman with a household income of $75,000 or more who lives in the
Uptown area.
Differentiate yourself from the competition: Even if there are no direct competitors for your service, there is always competition of some kind. Something besides your product is competing for the potential customer’s money. What is it
and why should the potential customer spend his or her money with you instead?
What is your competitive advantage or unique selling proposition?
Find a niche: Is there a customer group that is not currently being served or is not
being served well? Are there customer wants that are not being met? A niche
strategy allows you to focus your marketing efforts and dominate your market,
even if you are a small player.
Develop awareness: It is difficult for a potential customer to buy your product or service if they don’t even know or remember it
exists. Generally a potential customer will have to be exposed to your product 5 to 15 times before they are likely to think of your
product when the need arises. Needs often arise unexpectedly. You must stay in front of your clients and customers consistently
if they are going to remember your product when that need arises.
Build credibility: Not only must clients be aware of your product or service, they also must have a positive disposition toward it.
Potential customers must trust that you will deliver what you say you will. Often, especially with large or risky purchases, you need
to give them the opportunity to sample, touch, or taste the product in some way.
Be Consistent: Be consistent in every way and in everything you do. This includes the look of your business, marketing materials,
the message you deliver, the level of customer service, and the quality of the product. Being consistent is more important than
having the best product. This in part is the reason for the success of chains. Whether you re going to Little Rock, Arkansas or New
York City, if you reserve a room at a Courtyard Marriott you know exactly what you’re going to get.
Maintain Focus: Focus allows for more effective utilization of the scarce resources of time and money. Your promotional budget
will bring you greater return if you use it to promote a single product to a narrowly defined group of customers and if you promote
that same product to that same customer group over a continuous period of time.
Before you develop marketing materials, run an ad, implement a direct mail campaign, join a networking group, start a Facebook
page, add a Twitter or Pinterest account, ask yourself this question, Do I really know who my ideal customers are and not only
what they need but also what they want?
Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a one-person shop, to be successful, you must have a plan to attract customers and you
must implement it consistently. However, it doesn't have to cost a fortune and you don’t have to be a creative genius.
Barbara Wold International Speaker, Author and Business Strategist
Thanks to All Who Made the Fashion Show a Success!
The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry wishes to express our sincere appreciation to all those, who
through their time, talent & resources, made the Fashion Show, “Ignite Your Passion for Fashion,” a Big Success!
Major Sponsor:
Admin & Beyond, LLC
Daily Herald
St. Alexius Medical Center
Fashion Show Committee:
Production Crew
Maral Brahamian, Committee Chair Chicago Marriott Northwest
Vickie Andersen, Admin and Beyond, LLC
Mike Anzalone, Blueprints by Design, Inc.
Kathy Cifuentes, Alfa Graphics
Pat LaCroix, LaCroix Creative
Lori Merges, Dressbarn
Teri O’Donnell, Massage Envy
Ginny Roncoli, BMO Harris Bank Hoffman Estates
Pat Schaeffer, Porte Brown
Welcome & Introduction:
Maral Abrahamian, Committee Chair, Chicago Marriott Northwest
Fashions: Cabela’s, Dressbarn, Sears
Hair: Rue 62 Salon
Make up: Pat LaCroix, LaCroix Creative/Mary Kay Cosmetics
MC: Jeff Miller, Divine Signs
Music: Gary Klein, Sound Q Productions
Entertainment: Liz Campanelle, Barefoot Hawaiian
Auctioneer: Allen Gabe, Gabe-Calzaretta, LLC
Photographer: Mona Program, Magic Moments
Program Layout & Design: Admin & Beyond, LLC
Ushers: Dave Durnin, Jim Thomas & Adam Marak
from The Hoffman Estates Police Department
Mallory O'Donnell, 2012 Scholarship Winner
Vickie Andersen, Admin and Beyond, LLC
Connor Andersen, Admin and Beyond, LLC
Julie Geils, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health
Kathy Cifuentes, AlphaGraphics
Ashton Sobey, American Chartered Bank
Chris Sobey, American Chartered Bank
Jordan Lohr, Chicago Marriott Northwest
Jeff Winkenwerder, Chicago Marriott Northwest
Michelle Miller, Divine Signs & Graphics
Becky Jahnke, Edward Jones
Amanda Woods, Fellowship Housing
Nicole Chesak, Hoffman Estates Park District
Chief Michael Hish, Hoffman Estates Police Department
Carl Baumert, Hoffman Estates Police Department
Matilda Weber, Pinstripes, Inc.
Hope Larner, Red Robin
Lindsay Curtis, Rue 62
Devin Sosnowski, Rue 62
Eileen LeBlanc, St. Alexius Medical Center
Leslie Kovacevic, Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
Mayor Bill McLeod, Village of Hoffman Estates
Auction Donors
1st Place Sports Bar and Grill
Adler Planetarium
Admin and Beyond, LLC
Angels Feet
Apple Villa
Bear Family Rest. - McDonald’s
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cafe Luccio
Campanelli YMCA
Chicago Marriott Northwest
Chicago Slaughter Arena Football
Chicago Wolves Hockey
Claire's Boutique
Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant
Dover Straits
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Georgio's Pizza
Health First Wellness
Hilton Garden Inn
L'Eiffel Bistro
LaCroix Creative
LaQuinta Inn
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant
Lewis Paper
Lynfred Winery
Maggiano's Little Italy
Malnati Organization
Maral Abrahamian
Mary Kay Cosmetics: Pat LaCroix and Tracey Williams
Massage Envy
Medieval Times
Mitchell, Vaught & Taylor Inc.
Panda Express
Palm Court Restaurant
PCS International
Poplar Creek Bowl
Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center
PRP Wine International
Rahl Jewelers
REMAX/Marylee Nowak
Red Robin Gourmet Hamburgers
Rookie's All-American Pub & Grill
Ruff and Ready
Sam’s Club
Schaumburg Boomers
Schaumburg Prairie Center
Send Out Cards
Sir Nicks Pizza
Village of Hoffman Estates
Zanies Comedy Club
Photos by Magic Moments by Mona
Photos by Magic Moments by Mona
Whether you need a vehicle, a tow or a vacation, these
Chamber members can provide the help you need.
Check out what’s available from these Chamber members!
Auto Dealers
Travel Agencies
Mercedes Benz of Hoffman Estates (847) 885-7000
Muller’s Woodfield Acura
(847) 519-9550
Woodfield Nissan
(847) 310-1900
Sea, Air & Land Travel
(847) 991-2500
Travelex International,Inc.
(847) 882-0400
Auto Repairs/Supplies/Services
Higgins Automotive
Hoffman Estates BP Amoco
Novus Windshield Repair
(847) 519-0970
(847) 843-0399
(847) 885-9378
Snow Plowing Service
VIP Services Group
All-Star Cab Dispatch, Inc.
(847) 658-1555
American Taxi Dispatch, Inc.
(847) 253-4411
303 Taxi, Inc.
(630) 330-9115
Chicagoland Transportation
Solutions, Inc.
(847) 760-5080
Towing Service
Redmon’s Towing
Taxi/Limousine Service
(847) 781-8811
Van Galder Bus Company
VIP Services Group
(815) 236-9047
(847) 760-5080
(847) 895-6162
Support your fellow Chamber members! People do business with people they know.
Kumon Math & Reading
23 Golf Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Phone: 847-592-5172
Dr. Poonan Saxena
After school supplement
education program
PowerTeam International
1251 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Schaumburg. Il 60173
Phone: 708-214-7213
Fax: 847-884-4997
James Walsh
Success education & venture
Capital funding.
Heath & Nutrition
GNC – Higgins Rd.
4597 W.Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Phone: 847-645-1222
Ilam Yogina
Vitamins and sports nutrition
Ruff & Ready II
1473 Glen Lake Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Phone: 847-519-9140
Fax: 847-519-9144
A day care for dogs
Office Equipment
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
1701 W. Golf Rd.
Rolling Meadows IL 60008
Phone: 847-725-7912 Fax: 847725-7999
Copy and print equipment and
document management solutions
Mechanial24, Inc.
2255 Seaver In
Hoffman Estates, IL
Phone: 847-997-9738
Copy and print equipment
and document management solutions
Thanks, Platinum Members, For Investing in the Chamber’s Future!
Auto Dealers
The heart of any organization is its members. No matter how large or small, forward motion depends
directly on the efforts of its volunteers & the income generated by membership dollars. A special group
of Chamber members are our Platinum members. These members have made a strong investment in
the future of The Chamber of Commerce and its members. Please frequent these businesses and support
the people who are investing in your success.
Retail/General Merchandise
Woodfield Nissan
(847) 310-1900
Auto Repairs/Suppliers
Hoffman Estates BP Amoco
(847) 843-0399
Banquet/Conference Center
Stonegate Conference & Banquet Ctr
(847) 884-7000
Affiliated Financing Services, LLC
(847) 884-8686
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
The Illinois Institute of Art
(847) 619-3450
W-T Engineering, Inc.
(224) 293-6333
Hilton Garden Inn
Batteries Plus
(847) 277-7889
(630) 380-5000
Holiday Inn Express
(847) 310-0500
Retirement Housing
The Devonshire of Hoffman Estates
(847) 490-5800
LaQuinta Inn
Food Manufacturing
Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
(847) 396-7500
(847) 517-8484
Gabe – Calzaretta LLC
(847) 241-5000
Alexian Bros. Behavioral Health
(847) 891-4340 – Schaumburg
(847) 882-1600
Sears Holdings Corporation
(847) 885-5858 - Roselle Rd
(847) 286-2500
Chicago Cornea Consultants
Citi Bank N.A.
(847) 882-5900
(847) 645-3998
Daily Herald
(847) 427-4640
Leyden Family Service/
Hoffman Estates Community Bank
S.H.A.R.E Program.
(847) 963-9500
(847) 882-4181
Not For Profit
(847) 882-1000 - Higgins
Hoffman Estates Park District
LifeSource Blood Services
(847) 885-7500
(847) 884-0500 - South
(847) 884-7766
Secretarial/Office Services
Claire’s Boutique, Inc.
(847) 756-5766 – Algonquin Rd, HE
(847) 755-0735
(800) 850-3907
(847) 885-0700 – Gannon Drive, HE Healthcare Facilities/Supplies/ (847) 765-1100
(847) 756-5850 – South Barrington Service
Emeritus at Hoffman Estates
Admin & Beyond
Valli Produce
(847) 252-7200
PDS Security Services , Inc.
(847) 357-9209
Sports Arena/Entertainment
Sears Centre Arena
(847) 649-2222
Sports & Recreation
Scott R.Triphahn
Community Center & Ice Arena
(847) 885-7500
SPECIAL SERVICES for all of the places we live,
work and play, these Chamber members have the
expertise you need.
Check out what’s available from these Chamber members!
Apartments Rental/Services
ACM Realty Services/Linda Dressler
Barrington Lakes Apartments
Poplar Creek Village - Senior Apts.
Village Park of Hoffman Estates
(847) 882-7888
(847) 885-1114
(847) 843-2121
(847) 347-9500
Conference Centers
Northern Illinois Conference Center
Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre
(815) 753-8862
(847) 884-7000
Candlewood Suites.
Chicago Marriott Northwest
Comfort Inn
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
Hyatt Place
La Quinta Inn
Red Roof Inn
Wingate by Wyndham
(847) 490-1686
(847) 645-9500
(847) 884-6400
(847) 882-4301
(847) 277-7889
(847) 310-0500
(847) 488-9000
(847) 839-1800
(847) 882-3312
(847) 885-7877
(847) 882-5000
Real Estate Development
ConopCo Realty & Development Inc
Hamilton Partners
J.F. McKinney & Associates, Ltd.
McShane Development Company
Prairie Stone Property Owners Assn.
Ryland Homes
Hamilton Partners
Stonegate Properties
(847) 884-2800
(847) 749-6277
(847) 882-3300
Real Estate Sales/Service
Ticket Brokers
Chicago Ticket Authority
Office/Shopping Center Leasing
(847) 645-5000
(847) 884-2800
(312) 819-4100
(847) 292-4300
(847) 838-3291
(224) 293-3100
ACM Realty Services/Linda Dressler
Care Property Management, Inc.
ColdwellBanker Residential Brokerage
Realty Executives Experts/Tony Savino
RE/MAX Suburban/Marylee Nowak
RE/MAX Suburban/Terri Hunt
RE/MAX Central/Ken Lemberger
(847) 809-1257
(847) 839-8383
(847) 382-5100
(847) 749-6277
(847) 458-2875
(847) 230-7060
(630) 539-4044
Sports Equipment/Facilities
Alfred Campanelli YMCA
Grand Sports Arena
Hoffman Estates Park District
Triphahn Center/Ice Arena
Sears Centre Arena
(847) 891-9622
(847) 233-8000
(847) 885-7500
(847) 649-2222
Sports Arenas/Leagues
Chicago Outlaws Lacrosse Club
Chicago Soul FC
Chicago Wolves
Grand Sports Arena
Midwest Elite Gymnastics Academy
Schaumburg Boomers
Sears Centre Arena
(847) 343-0181
(630) 329-7116
(847) 233-8000
(847) 428-3200
(847) 461-3695
(847) 649-2222
Retirement Housing
Emeritus at Hoffman Estates
Devonshire of Hoffman Estates
Poplar Creek Village - Senior Apts.
(847) 755-0735
(847) 490-5800
(847) 885-1444
TLG Power Brokers
(847) 903-8051
Home Inspections by Mr. Perfection, Inc.
House Doctor’s Home Inspections
Natural Gas
Hoffman Estates BP Amoco
Home Inspections
(847) 843-0399
(847) 524-9015
(847) 309-3000
We’d Like You
To Meet …..
Highlight your company in a brief profile about your business.
Contact the Chamber office if you would like your business featured.
Phone (847) 781-9100 or email [email protected]
Name: Dana Wisby, DPM
Advanced Foot & Ankle
Centers of Illiniois
Phone number: (847) 985-8380
How long in business: 4 years
Born in: Racine, Wi
Professional background:
Denison University – Bachelor of Science,
Rosalind Franklin University,
Scholl Podiatry School – DPM.
I’d like you to know: We treat many things here at
Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers: Heel pain, bunions,
orthotics, laser treatment for fungal nails, sports
injuries, ingrown nails.
Interesting facts: We always start with
conservative treatment. We utilize the latest
technology available to the podiatric community.
The best business advice I ever heard:
“Information is Power.” The better informed a
patient is, the better we can help them decide on a
good treatment plan.
The best business advice I could give: Patient
care should always be the priority. If you offer
good quality
service, everything else will fall
into place.
My company’s mission statement: At Advanced
Foot & Ankle Centers of Illinois, our priority is to
deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
The way I plan to participate in the Chamber is:
I would like to help volunteer with Expos.
Why did you join the Chamber? To better be able to
assimilate to and serve in the community.
Name: Kathy CiFuentes
Phone number: 847-490-3660
How long in business: Since 89
Born in: LaJolla, California
Professional background:
Marquette University: undergrad
degree psychology and National
Louis University for graduate
school in education.
I’d like you to know: We are a full service print & marketing
service provider specializing in graphic communications. We
do everything under one roof, from design services, full color
digital printing, offset printing, banner and signs, bindery,
fulfillment, direct mailing and CD/DVD duplication.
Interesting facts: We now incorporate our full line of
marketing services as well. We look to connect our clients to
their clients thru mobile devices, email marketing, e-publishing
along with print campaigns. We call this multi channel
marketing, hitting up audiences from every angle. Helping
clients with their inbound marketing along side their outbound
marketing efforts.
The best business advice I ever heard: Be passionate
about what you do. Passion is contagious, people want to feel
inspired. If you are genuine about wanting to help people and
passionate about what you do, people will want to work with
The best business advice I could give: Make sure you
invest in your brand. You have only moments to make an
impression; the first 10 seconds, the first 10 steps and the first
10 words… make them count. Take the time and effort your
brand deserves to get noticed. It will pay for itself in the long
run. .
My company’s mission statement: With superior technology
and staff commitment and dedication we strive to surpass our
customers’ expectations for customer service, quality,
reliability and value.
The way I plan to participate in the Chamber is: By serving on
committees and attend networking events. We want to be part of
the community and serve as well.
My company joined the Chamber because: To better connect
to businesses in our community. We feel it’s important to keep a
strong local presence.
The next Chamber event I will be attending is: I will be
strutting my stuff on the runway at the Passion for Fashion show
on October 26. I’m excited to be part of this great event!
Chamber committees I serve on: Fashion Show committee
has been a great venue for me to meet other members.
Vol. 1 No 9 ~ Nov ~Dec 2012
Newsletter Editor: Linda Dressler
Hoffman Estates
Chamber of
2200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
847-781-9100 FAX: 847-781-9172
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Georgeanna Mehr, Chair
(847) 963-9500
Hoffman Estates Community Bank
Keith Evans, Vice Chair
(847) 874-7016
Key Financial Insurance Agency
Maral Abrahamian, Secretary (847) 645-9500
Chicago Marriott NW
Karen Mills, Treasurer
(847) 885-1157
Barrington Square Improvement
Calendar of Upcoming Chamber Events in November & December
Gayle Vandenbergh
(224) 293-6333
W-T Engineering
Misty Redman
(847) 286-2500
Sears Holdings Corporation
Michael Kies
(847) 885-7500
Hoffman Estates Park District
Jim Norris
(847) 882-9100
Village of Hoffman Estates
Jeff Miller
(847) 534-9220
Divine Signs & Graphics
Robert Podgorski
(847) 925-6005
St. Hubert Job & Network Ministry
Ginny Roncoli
(847) 885-0700
BMO Harris Bank
Mayor Bill McLeod
(847) 882-9100
Village of Hoffman Estates
Diane Schneider
(847) 645-0400
Becky Jahnke
(847) 285-3215
Edward Jones
John Moser
(847) 884-7000
The Stonegate Conference & Banquet Center
Cynthia Alexander
(847) 843-2000
St. Alexius Medical Center
Mike Anzalone
(847) 417-8558
Blueprints by Design
Mike Hanson
(847) 401-6049
Affordable Healthcare Solutions
Jaci Kator
(847) 248-2000
AT & T
George Moser, Dir. Emeritus (847) 882-1000
Stonegate Development
Allen Gabe, Legal Counsel (847) 241-5000
Gabe - Calzaretta, LLC
Cheri Sisson, Executive Director (847) 781-9100
Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday Nov 7
Nov 8
Nov 12
Nov 13
Nov 14
Nov 15
Nov 15
Nov 22/23
Nov 26
Nov 26
Nov 27
Nov 27
Business After Hours @ Millrose:
Taking donations for Shop with a Cop
The Exchange
Chamber Office Closed Veterans Day
Membership Committee Meeting
Holiday Lunch Jerseys
AM Business Committee Meeting
Women's Group
Chamber office Closed Thanksgiving
Board of Directors meeting
Women's Group 1st Place
Celebrations Committee Meeting
Ribbon Cutting Morizzo Funeral Home
5:00 pm
7:30 am
8:00 am
11:30 am
8:00 am
12:00 noon
7:30 am
4:00 pm
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Dec 5
Business After Hours @ iPic
Dec 10
Membership Committee Meeting
Dec 13
Exchange Holiday Party
Dec 17
Board of Directors meeting
Dec 20
AM Business Committee Meeting
Dec 20
Professional Women’s Group Committee Meeting
Dec 24 & 25 Chamber office closed Christmas Holiday
Dec 31
Chamber office Closed New Years Eve
5:00 pm
8:00 am
12:00 noon
7:30 am
8:00 am
12:00 noon
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