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MAY 2015

C H A M B E RV I S I O N
THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE LISLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Working together is SUCCESS


Calendar of Events
Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, May 2, 2015
10:00 a.m.
John Dough Bakery
4740 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
Business After Hours
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
KinderCare
1640 Eisenhower Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
General Membership
Scholarship Luncheon
Thursday, May 21, 2015
11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Lisle
1400 Corporetum Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
$25.00 Members;
$35.00 Non-Members
Ribbon Cutting
WFH Enterprises, Inc. &
PEO Solutions
Thursday, May 21, 2015
5:00 p.m.
WFH Enterprises, Inc.
2506 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Cruise Nights
Saturday, May 30, 2015
6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Downtown Lisle

CHAIR MESSAGETOM REIF


April has been lightning-fast! If you see what happened to it let
me know! Active members grow their businesses!
Here are some opportunities to grow our businesses together in
May:
May 2nd-- Ribbon Cutting John Doug h Bakery 4740 Main St.
Lisle - 10:00am
May 5th-- Lisle Chamber Executive Networking group Culvers
Downers/Lisle 2500 Ogden ave. Downers Grove - 12:00pm
May 12th -- Lisle LEADS Group Lisle Park District 1925 Ohio St. Lisle 8:00am
May 19th -- Lisle Chamber Executive Networking El Burrito Mexicano 1219
Maple Lisle 12:00pm
May 20th Business after hours Kindercare 1640 Eisenhower Ln. Lisle
5:00pm 7:00pm
May 21st Membership Scholarship Luncheon Hyatt Lisle 11:30am 1:30pm
May 21st Ribbon Cutting WFH Enterprises Inc., & PEO solutions 2506
Wisconsin Ave. Downers Grove 5:00pm
May 26th Lisle Chamber LEADS Group Lisle Park District 1925 Ohio St.
Lisle 8:00am
May 30th Mark your calendars its time for the FIRST CRUISE NIGHT of
2015 Downtown Lisle 6:00pm 10:00pm
Set a goal to attend at least one event in May! Make it even better by inviting
another Chamber Business member to join you. For more information and to
register, visit our website: lislechamber.com.
Dont forget starting Saturday May 2nd starts:
Lisle French Market
Come out and enjoy the 2015 season featuring new vendors, including a knife
sharpening service, and of course, your favorite prior vendors will be on-site.
Look for MANY new products such as meat, cheese, eggs, poultry, olive oils,
herbs, kettlecorn, hot dog concession, honey, snow cones, pizza! Weekly
entertainment and monthly food demonstrations will augment your shopping
experience! This event is a pleasant amenity for the people of our community
and also presents some very unique opportunities for our local businesses and
non-profits. Contact paula_gleason@yahoo.com for more information.
Together, I know we will WORK TOGETHER and grow the Chamber
to new levels of success.

Mission Statement
To facilitate, advocate and cultivate opportunities for the Lisle
Area Business Community

CHAMBERVISION

2015
BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
Tom Reif, Chair
Hallberg Commercial &
Benefit Solutions
Kitty Murphy, Past Chair
The Nook, Inc.
Sonny Smith, Treasurer
College of DuPage
Richard Brink, Chair Elect
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Mike Toohey, Vice Chair
Lisle Park District
Patrick Boland
General Counsel, Momkus
McCluskey, LLC
Jim Harkness
General Counsel, Momkus
McCluskey, LLC
Mark Acquaviva
Performance Merchant
Services, LLC
Chris Ashe
Brian Ashe & Associates
Elizabeth Boone
National Moser Center for Adult
Learning, Benedictine University
George Goyette
Newport Promotions of DuPage
Inc.
Bill Kuglich
Molex, Inc.
Julie LaFond
St Joan of Arc
Liz OToole
WFH Enterprises, Inc.
Susan Ross
The Morton Arboretum
Mayor Joseph Broda
ex officio, Village of Lisle

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGEJILL EIDUKAS


This has been an exciting month at the Lisle Area Chamber
of Commerce. National Louis University has offered a 10%
discount for Lisle Area Chamber members at their April
Business After Hours. Please contact the Chamber office for
details about this new benefit.
I look forward every year to our scholarship luncheon. Our
scholarship committee reads each and every application with careful
thought. Each year the students exceed expectations in the application
process. Their student autobiographical summary, academic record, career
goals, extracurricular activities, community service, need, employment,
and 2 letters of recommendation make up the criteria on how the student
is selected to receive a $500.00 scholarship.
The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a 5K/10K in the spring at
Lisle Community Park and a 5K in November at the same location. A
portion of the proceeds is placed in our scholarship fund to be disbursed
every year. The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the non-profit
organizations that volunteers at Eyes to the Skies. There are six nonprofits and profits are divided by the amount of hours the organization
donates toward this event. All monies we receive from this event are used
for scholarships for High School Seniors. I ask you to volunteer at Eyes to
the Skies this year. Register online and select the Chamber as your designated non-profit organization, www.eyestotheskies.org. This year 15 scholarships will be given to students. Fourteen scholarships are from the Lisle
Area Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund. Thank you to Lisle Savings bank for sponsoring an additional scholarship and thank you to Molex, Inc. for sponsoring a student and parents lunch at the event.
The names of the students that have been selected to receive the Lisle Area
Chamber scholarships are:
Shelby Anderson
Samantha Clements
Grace Etzkorn
Lyndsey Franklin
Aditi Jha
Matthew Kaufman
Hannah Kiesling
Haripriya Koritala

Emily Mandel
Amanda Marach
Sarah Mogensen
Heather Nitzki
Hannah Prindeville
Leah Reeves
Katherine Young

CHAMBER STAFF
Jill Eidukas
Executive Director
Jen Sumner
Administrative Assistant
Claudine Rummer
Office Assistant

It is always an enlightening experience for all who attend this annual


luncheon. Visit www.lislechamber.com for your reservation.

May 2015

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ARDS SERVICES, INC.

K. HOVNANIAN HOMES

BEST, VANDERLAAN &


HARRINGTON

LISLE SAVINGS BANK

THE BOMC
BREWERY WERKS, INC.
COFFEE NEWS OF DUPAGE
COUNTY ILLINOIS
DIVERSE FACILITY
SOLUTIONS, INC.
DUPAGE MEDICAL GROUP
FOUR LAKES RECREATION

MULLENS BAR & GRILL


NAVISTAR, INC.
NEIGHBORS OF LISLE
NEW TRADITION FUNERALS
AND CREMATIONS
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
PARTNERS AND PAWS
VETERINARY

REMAX ACTIONKATHLEEN
MYLES
RIEDYS TEE TIME INC.
ROSEHILL MONTESSORI
SHAUN POLLITT DESIGN
UNILEVER FOOD SOLUTIONS
WEST SUBURBAN COMMUNITY
PANTRY
WDCB, 90.9 PUBLIC RADIO
ZLAN PARTNERS

GOLDSTAR SECURITY
SERVICES, INC.

PERFORMANCE MERCHANT
SERVICES, LLC

BASECAMP PUB AND EATERY

HALLBERG COMMERCIAL AND


BENEFIT SOLUTIONS

PRO HOME 1, INC.

BULL/SOX TRAINING ACADEMY

HARRIS N.A. LISLE

CA TECHNOLOGIES

HAUG CHIROPRACTIC

CADENCE HEALTH

HEALTH SOURCE OF LISLE

CHICAGO RED STARS

ILLINOIS ENERGY WINDOWS &


SIDING, INC.

SERVICE MASTER RESTORATION


SERVICES

COUNTRY FINANCIAL-VAN HAM/


TAN/MULYK AGENCY

JIM DHAMER PLUMBING


AND SEWER

SHERATON LISLE

CRAIGS AUTO SERVICE CENTER

MARQUETTE COMPANY

EXTERIOR DESIGNERS, INC.

MCCAIN FOODS USA, INC.

TIM ALTPETER 1ST ADVANTAGE


MORTGAGE

FASTSIGNS

MEDASCEND

UNIVERSAL GAMING GROUP LLC

FLORAL EVENTS

MOMKUS MCCLUSKEY, LLC

FOREST ENVELOPE CO.

NEWPORT PROMOTIONS OF
DUPAGE INC.

ATHLETICO
AVANT AT THE ARBORETUM

GC REALTY & DEVELOPMENT


LLC

OPTOMETRY & EYEWEAR


GALLERY

RE/MAX ACTIONLEE ERNST


ROBERT KELLY STUDIO
RUNNERS 4 WELLNESS

TACO DAY RESTAURANT

VILLAGES ON MAPLE
WHEATSTACK... A MIDWESTERN
EATERY & TAP

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AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHTLiz OToole


Liz OToole is the President at WFH Enterprises, Inc. a family owned and operated
corporation that specializes in high-quality, residential and commercial
remodeling products and services. As President, Liz oversees the day to day
operations, assists clients in choosing the right products for their needs, and also does
some design work. A Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce Member for seven years, and
an Ambassador for four years, Liz has participated on the Government Affairs
committee, Co-Chairs the Lisle Executive Networking Group, and has volunteered at Ale Fest, the
5K/10K and Golf Outing. Additionally, Liz was elected to the Board of Directors in January. She
enjoys her role as an Ambassador because it has given her the opportunity to meet a lot of people,
and she likes being part of a community within a community.
Liz has two daughters, Nicole, 22, who is about to graduate from St. Marys College, and Bridget
who is a sophomore at Bradley University. She also has a Yorkie-Poo and an office fish named
Wanda. In her free time, Liz enjoys playing tennis and is currently on three USTA teams.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON


3-D PrintingFeaturing: Jim George, UPS Store

Jill Eidukas, Lisle Area Chamber of


Commerce, Jim George, UPS Store,
and Tom Reif, Hallberg Commercial
and Benefit Solutions

Jim George of the UPS Store spoke at the General


Membership Luncheon on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Jims presentation focused on 3D printinghow it is
being utilized today, and what the future holds. Many
different industries are making use of 3D printing, from
automotive, to the military, to the medical field. Some of
the Fortune 500 companies currently using 3D printing
include: Kohler, Bose, Graco, Google and Yahoo. Current projections estimate that 3D printing will be a $21
billion industry by 2020.

UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON


Thursday, Mary 21, 2015
11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Lisle
1400 Corporetum Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
$25.00 Members$35.00 Non-Members
Register online, or contact the Chamber at (630) 964-0052 or info@lislechamber.com

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CHAMBERVISION

BUSINESS AFTER HOURSNATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY


National Louis University graciously hosted
Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 22,
2015. This was a particularly exciting event because
we announced a new benefit for our Chamber Members! National Louis University has generously extended a 10% discount off of tuition to all Chamber
Member employees. For additional information
Jill Eidukas, Lisle Area Chamber of
Commerce and Marty Mickey, National
Louis University

about this new benefit, please contact the Lisle Area


Chamber of Commerce at info@lislechamber.com
or (630) 964-0052. For more information about

National Louis University, be sure to visit their website: www.nl.edu.

UPCOMING BUSINESS AFTER HOURS


Business After Hours is one of the many
great ways to get the most out of your
Chamber membership. Not only do these
events provide the opportunity to learn more
about one of your fellow Chamber members
business, it is a great opportunity to network

May 20, 2015


5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
KinderCare
1640 Eisenhower Lane
Lisle, IL 60532

with many different members.

AVAILABLE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS DATES


Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce at (630) 964-0052, or
info@lislechamber.com.

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LISLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


NETWORKING GROUPS
Lisle Executive Networking Group
(LENG)

Lisle Chamber
LEADS Group

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


12:00 p.m.
Culvers of Downers Grove/Lisle
2500 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Tuesday, May 12 2015


8:00 a.m.
Lisle Park District
1925 Ohio Street
Lisle, IL 60532

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


12:00 p.m.
El Burrito Mexicano Restaurant
1219 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


8:00 a.m.
Lisle Park District
1925 Ohio Street
Lisle, IL 60532

LISLE RESTAURANT WEEK


In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, Lisle Convention & Visitors
Bureau will celebrate with its 2nd Annual Lisle Restaurant Week!
May 4th-8th, 2015
Participating Restaurants:
Allgauers Restaurant
Dominos Pizza
Entre Bar & Restaurant
Evviva Bar & Eatery

Jersey Mikes Subs


John Dough Bakery
The Nook
Raymes Steak & Fish House

Taco Day Restaurant


Tairyo Japanese Steakhouse
Wheatstack

To view coupons of participating


restaurants and their special offers, visit
www.facebook.com/lisleil

VILLAGE OF LISLE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE


Presented by Ross Bishop VFW Post #5696
Monday, May 25, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Main Street in Lisle
Come for the parade and ceremony, and stay for the picnic!
For more information, contact the Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau
at (630) 769-1000

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CHAMBERVISION

AROUND TOWN
Community Art Project
Become a sponsor for this years Community Art Project, Bird Houses of Lisle. Paint your
own item or let a volunteer artist do it for you. As a sponsor your name/Company will be
displayed on a plaque with the artist name below it and the title of the piece. Decorated items
will be displayed around the town of Lisle in July & August and then will be auctioned off at
Depot Days on September 19th at 2:00 pm at the Museums of Lisle Station Park. Sponsorship
is $100 for large bird house and $50 for small.
PrairieWalk
PrairieWalk Pond will also be the site of a new summer concert
series. These free, family-friendly concerts will occur on Thursdays from
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets/chairs as they
listen to a variety of popular bands under the summer night sky. Concert dates are Thursdays,
June 11 and 18 and August 6, 13 and 20. For more information, visit villageoflisle.org.
Lisle Police Department Open House
The Lisle Police Department is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event is a great opportunity to meet Lisle Police
Officers, tour the facility, learn about the Volunteers 4 Lisle Program, and
participate in safety discussions.
7th Annual I Love My Lisle Library Card Campaign
During the month of September 2015, Lisle Library District will promote your
business in exchange for your business providing a discount to customers with a
Lisle Library Card. Lisle Library will publicize your business in a customized
brochure to be distributed in the Lisle area. If your business is one of the first 5 to
return the agreement form for the partnership, they will highlight your business with
a photo in our brochure.
If your business or nonprofit organization would like to join their partnership, please email them at
paulhurt@lislelibrary.org or call 630-971-1675 x 2001 no later than June 29, 2015. We value your
participation.
American Flag Recycling
Citizens, who have old flags which have become worn beyond repair, may retire their flag
properly by donating the flag for a flag retirement ceremony at the Memorial Day
Remembrance Ceremony held on May 25, 2015 in downtown Lisle. A collection box will be
located in the Lisle Village Hall lobby, 925 Burlington Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.
Donations are accepted through May 22, 2015. For more information, contact Katie
Palombit, LCVB Bureau Services Coordinator at 630.769.1000 or email
palombit@stayinlisle.com.
If you have an event, or exciting news that you would like to appear in our Around Town section,
please e-mail the information to info@lislechamber.com!

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CRUISE NIGHTS
Cruise Nights will be returning to Downtown Lisle in May! Be sure to mark your calendar
with the following dates:
Saturday, May 30, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
For additional information, contact the Chamber at (630) 964-0052 or info@lislechamber.com

RIBBON CUTTINGWFH ENTERPRISES, INC. & PEO SOLUTIONS


Join us for a joint Ribbon Cutting for WFH Enterprises, Inc. and PEO Solutions!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
5:00 p.m.
WFH Enterprises, Inc.
2506 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

2015 ANNUAL GOLF OUTING AND DINNER


Presenting Sponsor:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Shotgun Start 1:00 p.m.
Seven Bridges Golf Club
One Mulligan Drive, Woodridge
FOURSOME:
$520.00 before July 1st - $600.00 if payment is received after July 1st
INDIVIDUAL GOLFER:
$135.00 before July 1st - $150.00 if payment is received after July 1st
DINNER ONLY:
$40.00 before July 1st - $45.00 if payment is received after July 1st
For additional information or to register for this event, contact the Chamber at (630) 964-0052 or
info@lislechamber.com, or visit www.lislechamber.com

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Business After Hours at National Louis University

Wendy Nadeau, Lisle Park District, Sonny Smith, College of


DuPage, Mike Toohey, Lisle Park District, and Katie Palombit,
LCVB at the New Member Reception

Jim George, UPS Store, speaking at the April


General Membership Luncheon

CHAMBERVISION

April General Membership Luncheon featuring


guest speaker, Jim George, UPS Store

Women in Business Multi-Chamber Progressive


Networking Event

Business After Hours at National Louis University

RENEWALS
Creations
Landscaping LTD

DuPage AME
Church

GC Realty
Development LLC

Lisle Education
Foundation

Lisle-Woodridge
Firefighters Union
Local 2986

Merrill Lynch

Morningside Cafe

Omnia Performing
Arts Center

Original Home
Improvement, Inc.

Republic Services

Valerie Janke Waddell & Reed, Inc.

WFH Enterprises,
Inc.

NEW MEMBERS
DUPAGE FAMILY
CHIROPRACTIC
DR. MIKE GENSLINGER
1025 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 847-4706
JOHN DOUGH BAKERY
ART BILSKI
4740 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 963-0121
MAPLE TERRACE
MANGEMENT L.P.
JOHN SUSMAN
707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 100
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 272-6800

MARY KAY
JUDY PHILLIP
815 Corday Drive, #202
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 846-5158
PARTNERS AND PAWS
VETERINARY
TIM BUOUDER
ALEXIS NEWMAN-BRANDES
560 Ogden Avenue, Unit C
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 301-2320
REMAX ACTION
KATHLEEN MYLES
1550 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 728-3811

TACO DINER
ILDA RODRIGUEZ
1036 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 759-5013
CONTACT INFORMATION
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
1111 Burlington Avenue, Suite 102
Lisle, IL 60532
E-Mail: info@lislechamber.com
Phone: (630) 964-0052; Fax: (630) 964-2726

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