Tuesday, January 26, 2016

State Legislators Respond to Proposed State Takeover of CPS

Hunter Clauss | January 20, 2016 4:20 pm

Republican state leaders want to take away mayoral control of the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools. Instead, they want the nation's third largest school district under the purview of a state emergency board.
The plan put forth today by House minority leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Senate minority leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) would give the power to the Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Tony Smith to appoint a five to seven member financial authority that would go in and take charge of CPS. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s current appointed school board and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool would be fired.
Democratic legislative leaders in Springfield immediately opposed the plan, with some calling it "dead on arrival."    Read more here.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Who Are You?

Mystery Member of the Week


Healthcare education is what we do. We're an established leader with an exciting vision for the future. Midwestern University offers programs that give you solid footing in the sciences, extensive hands-on experience in outstanding clinical rotations, and a compassionate perspective toward your patients.
You'll learn side-by-side with students in other health professions, modeling the team approach to 21st century healthcare practice. And you'll learn from faculty mentors who are dedicated to preparing their future colleagues for the realities of patient care. Our graduates are found in leading hospitals, private practices, laboratories, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities across the United States.

To learn more about Midwestern University, visit their website

Monday, January 18, 2016

Promote Your Company & Give Back to the Community

With the New Year, Chamber630 is in full swing in planning events. The Red Carpet Ball: The Best of the Best is February 20, 2016, other events include the FIRST SWING! Golf Classic (May), LAST SWING! (September), Chamber630 Awards and the Tastes of 630. The proceeds of these events fund the many programs Chamber630 offers such as the Attainable Futures program that fosters the future workforce or the New630 Professionals, Not-for-Profit Network and so many others.

Throughout the year we reach out to organizations such as yours, who through generous contributions, are able to market their products while furthering programs crucial to the success of businesses. Donor names are posted on the event webpage with links, in the event programs and recognized from the podium during the event.

Below you will find examples of items we ask for throughout the year. If you are able to make a donation at this time or commit to a donation for later in the year, it would be truly appreciated. If applicable, you may mail your gift or give us a call to arrange for a pick-up (630) 968-4050. Please let us know if your gift is designated for a particular event. Suggestions for donations for consideration:   

Any Gift Card                          
Items or Services for Pets
Hotel Stays
Golf Foursomes
Beauty and Spa Baskets
Liquor, Wine, Beer
Page for a Day
Cooking, Dance or Music Lessons, etc.
Car Cleaning and Maintenance
Sports, Theatre or Museum Tickets
Household Service or Items
Specialty Baskets
Vacation Stay
Sports Paraphernalia
Monetary Donation
Monthly Services/Product for a Year
Private Parties for Dinner or Wine/Beer Tasting

You may also think of other gifts, we’re open to all ideas and appreciate your generosity. It’s businesses like you that make our fundraising efforts very special; your kindness is truly appreciated.

For more information please email Chamber@Chamber630.com or call (630) 968-4050

Friday, January 15, 2016

Who Are You?

Mystery Member of the Week

PowerForward DuPage is a group of individuals, businesses and organizations in DuPage County who are considered the benchmark by which electrical expertise, energy solutions and communications technologies are evaluated—and the touchstone for current information regarding the latest in emerging energy technologies. Our common purpose is to ensure that companies and individuals have access to skilled, highly trained electrical expertise as well as to information about the most current energy and communication technologies solutions.
Every day we help provide commercial, industrial and residential contractors with the right field talent possessing the necessary skills in order to deliver solutions to even the most complicated energy challenges.


Representing small and large contractors, PowerForward DuPage has a passion for bringing the best talent to the electrical business. We strive to act as a professional partner with businesses and individuals. It’s important to us that electrical expertise, communication and emerging energy projects can be completed properly, safely, on-time, on-budget, using the most qualified electrical contractors in the most efficient method possible. We take pride in our program in an effort to provide a drug-free workforce and embrace and support first-class management teams. Our professional electrical expertise is brought to every job and every building, everyday.
PowerForward DuPage. Powering Brilliant Connections.
Areas PowerForward DuPage electrical contractors and electricians are based: Addison, Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, Woodridge.
To learn more about PowerForward DuPage, visit their website.
Thank you for your Membership and continued support, PowerForward DuPage! 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Who Are You?

Mystery Member of the Week (1/8/16)

PS Signs and Apparel specializes in full-color digital printing, screen printing, embroidery and sign production. Their state-of-the-art equipment and expert staff with over 10 years of experience in the industry allows them to offer the quality products and service anywhere while still offering competitive prices.

They are a family owned and run company located in Downers Grove, IL. Believing in the success of its hometown, they are proud to show our support by combining a passion for business with the passion of community, people, and the environment. In the community they remain active by partnering with local businesses, organizations, schools and churches.

For more information about PS Signs & Apparel, visit their website

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 Red Carpet Ball: The Best of the Best Sponsorship Opportunities

Chamber630's largest event of the year is almost here! The 2016 Red Carpet Ball: The Best of the Best will take place Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Hilton Lisle-Naperville as we celebrate the Best of the Best Members-- YOU!

Make your presence known at this can't-miss event, check out our sponsorship opportunities: 

Please send all questions to chamber@chamber630.com

Make sure to take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing and register TODAY!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Letter from the President & CEO, Laura Crawford

With four days into the New Year, are you looking to revitalize your business? I thought it interesting that Quicksprout identified five ways to revitalize business, the top three are directly related to Chamber630. 

1) Connect to your Community – oh please, ask us how to connect to communities! Chamber630 is proud to have over 80 Non-Profits in the Membership, we’re happy to connect you; brand your business at a plethora of events with sponsorship opportunities or use the many economical marketing venues your Chamber offers.  We’re happy to accommodate.

2) Add the WOW to Customer Service – check out the Chamber630.com Calendar of Events and Webinars, Customer Service is front and center!

3) Create Value – Chamber630 Board of Directors worked very hard on the all new Partnership Packages that provide loads of value.  You may pre-determine your marketing expenses and maximize your Membership; give us a call and we’ll tell you all about it. Another great value is the all new Chamber630.com; still in the works, but feel free to check it out here.

Some upcoming events that are loaded with value:
Multi-Chamber State of the County Address on January 13th;
Networkingworks! presented by Corporate Strategies, A Sandler Training Center;  
NFP Network meeting on the State of the State featuring local legislators on the 19th and on the same day,
New630 Professionals are facilitating Lasting Resolutions featuring Tim Barry, Corporate Strategies, A Sandler Training Center. 

In February, we also have a full calendar including the Red Carpet Ball, The Best of the Best, we’ll be celebrating YOU.  Hope you will join us.

Thank you for your Membership,

Laura Crawford

President & CEO