Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Oswego resident Patricia Gavros asked participants that at an event Tuesday. Now, Patch is asking you.
Oswego resident Patricia Gavros has organized several community projects as part of her personal 52-week challenge for patriotism. On Tuesday, she gave participants at a Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce Woman 2 Woman luncheon a card, pictured above, and asked them to hang it on their refrigerator or share it with their family. "Sometimes when we have to really actually think about something specifically, it's good," Gavros said. "It makes us think and for one moment makes us appreciate where we live." Here are some responses left on the Yorkville Patch Facebook page: Michael Harle: I would say thank you for raising such an unselfish soldier. I am deeply sorry for your loss, the nation will mourn our loss. Dennis Wholey: As a warriors …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Chicago-based cover band will perform in Yorkville on June 22; Classical Blast will perform on June 23.
This year, River Night really isn't just one night. The annual event, which is a major fundraiser for the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature 28 Days, a Chicago-based cover band, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 22. The event itself will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at Bicentennial Riverfront Park. The Chamber also is bringing Classical Blast, a group of classically trained musicians performing rock, to Yorkville on June 23. The venue depends on the weather: If June 22 is blessed with clear skies, Classical Blast will perform at Rosati's Pizza Pub on June 23. If the skies open and pour rain across Yorkville on June 22, 28 Days will perform at Rosati's Pizza Pub on June 22, and Classical Blast will headline the rescheduled River Night at the …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Your local editor got roped into the Chamber event's planning committee, so you can believe me when I say it's going to be fun.
Free family fun. Plus a beer tent. And Chicago-based cover band 28 Days. What's not to love about River Night? The annual event is a major fundraiser for the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce, so I didn't skip a beat when Chamber member Cory Poris asked me to sit on the planning committee. I can assure you we have some fun things in store for you. The festivities will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 22 (rain date: June 23) at Bicentennial Riverfront Park. 28 Days will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. According to the band's website, they don't do “Heavy Metal” or “Prog Rock” because they know they don't look great in spandex - but they play pretty much everything else: Pop, Rock, Funk, Classic Rock, Country, Techno, Rap, R&B, and Gospel. …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the business Friday.
A special thanks to Sherri Farley, executive director of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce, for providing the photograph and news release: The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed CARCARE Collision Centers, located along Route 47 at 165 Fountainview Drive, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 11. Wendy Nachtman, Yorkville Branch Manager states, "I realize you have a choice to decide where you would like your vehicle repaired. You’ll be glad you came to us! You’ll appreciate knowing that our facility is a highly professional collision repair center. Our people, equipment, & facility all demonstrate our commitment to providing you with the best available customer service and quality care possible. Not every collision repair …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new business Friday.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A special thanks to Sherri Farley, executive director of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce, for providing the photograph and news release: Rebounds Bar & Grill celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 9 with members of the City and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce. Located at 1901 S. Bridge Street (along Route 47 just north of Route 71 in the Fountain Village Plaza) the newly opened Rebounds is a sports bar & grill featuring an extensive appetizer and food menu, entertainment, patio, and an area to hold meetings. They invite everyone to take advantage of the $3.99 Corned Beef & Cabbage special they are running from Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The leads group associated with the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce meets each Tuesday.
I recently had the pleasure of learning a little bit more about the PULSE leads group when Yorkville Patch partnered with them for a special presentation on getting the most out of Patch. I talked about the Patch Places business directory, posting an announcement on Patch and posting an event on our event calendar, among other things. I also got to talk a bit with Kris Kearns, who facilitates the PULSE leads group. Here are the points he highlighted: "Being part of a leads group is a great way for a person to share and receive leads for their business, which in returns helps grow each other’s business. This is done through weekly meetings and relationship building. "The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce PULSE leads group meets at 8:30 a.m…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce recaps its annual dinner, which was Feb. 23 at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Editor's note: I'd like to thank Chamber Executive Director Sherri Farley for providing this news release and Fontanez PHOTOGRAPHY for providing the photographs. Click here to see the Patch article about the event. The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all those who attended their Annual Dinner on February 23 at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club. Sponsored by Old Second National Bank, the dinner was attended by approximately 145 members and guests. Social time with healthy and tasty appetizers courtesy of Networking Sponsor, Rush-Copley Medical Center, was followed by a delicious filet mignon dinner, abundant networking, and a program presented by the YACC Executive Director Sherri Farley, President Bill Mahaney, Vice President …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce issued awards, including the Ambassador of the Year and the Chamber Spirit awards, at its annual dinner Thursday. (Yorkville Patch was awarded New Member of the Year.)
Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jeff Corirossi likened the weak economy to an ancient fire threatening a forest. “We’re facing it together; we must come together," he said at the organization's annual dinner Thursday. "It’s consuming our businesses, as well as most of our precious resources, our customers.” So, much like several people might band together to toss water on a growing fire, local businesses should band together to share ideas, training and contacts, Corirossi said. Thursday's dinner celebrated the chamber's steady membership of 315, its (slight) surplus budget of $120,000, and the contributions its members have made in the past year or so. Mike Pfeiffer of NetComm Business Solutions received the Ambassador …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Caring Hands Thrift Shop has moved from downtown Yorkville to the corner of routes 47 and 126.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
A special thanks to Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sherri Farley for providing this photograph and news release: The Caring Hands Thrift Shop, formerly located in downtown Yorkville, has moved to its new location at the corner of Rt. 47 & Rt. 126. A Ministry of Cross North Campus, the store carries a wide selection of items and affordable clothing for the whole family. The new location offers convenient, safe parking and an expanded showroom. Their grand re-opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Saint Joseph's Cabinetry & Designs hosted a local business showcase Thursday evening with the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Participating in the showcase, according to the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce website, were: A Little Night Music - DJ Aflac Bart Construction Bella Tressa Chicago Weddings Chiro-One Wellness Cobblestone Bakery & Bistro Creative Kernels Gourmet Popcorn Extraordinary Wall Designs Fontanez PHOTOGRAPHY Fox Country Players G & L Countertops Genoa Pizza Grand Rental Station It Works Global Jimmy John's Jodi's Nail Creations Juice Plus More Polish Pottery Northern Illinois Home Builders (Santa Claus) Payline Data Saint Joseph Cabinetry & Designs ServiceCare Cleaning and Restoration Sommers Carpet Care State Farm Tairi Kearns, LCSW Task Force Cleaning Tastefully Simple The Ripple Effect Think Strong Hypnotherapy Thirty-One Gifts …