March 17, 2017 
What's Happening at the Chamber?
Congratulations 2017 Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award Recipients
 
Harold Buschkopf
Steve Gavers / Gavers Community Cancer Foundation

Entrepreneur of the Year
Tom Dougherty - Dougherty Enteprises
 
Leadership Award
John Stassen - Stassen Insurance
 
Not for Profit Excellence Award
Woodstock Fine Arts Association
 
Professional Service Provider
Woodstock Heating - Eric & Dawn Iversen
 
  Retailer of the Year
Copy Express - Jim O'Leary
 
Volunteer of the Year
Cindi Carrigan - Carrigan Design
Juanita Vega - Country Financial
 
Teamwork Award
The City of Woodstock - City Council, Promote Woodstock, Mayor Sager, City Managers Office & Economic Development


Thank You Casey Meyers for Your Service to the Chamber Board of Directors this past year! We appreciate your contributions and will miss your sense of humor and candor at our meetings!  Berkshire Hathaway is lucky to have you!

Welcome Laura Witlox, our newest Board Member

Laura will be replacing Casey on the Chamber Board of Directors.  She brings a wealth of local business and organizational knowledge to the board.  Laura lives in Woodstock and leads Ignite Woodstock,  a creative services incubator committed to developing the writing talent of residents of McHenry County. Laura is also the founder and passion behind  Keep Woodstock Beautiful.
LET'S WELCOME SOME OF OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

Eddie's Landscaping Design

D& A Salon / Apothecary
Two Men and A Truck McHenry, IL


OWC, Other World Computing

Donna Curry Violin Studio

 

The New Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry Database and Website is officially LIVE!!   Check It Out Here!

Please remember this process involved merging several outdated data sources into one new database.  We continue to correct data integrity issues as we find them or as they are reported.  If you find error you cannot correct yourself please let us know. We encourage you to logon and explore all the new benefits the system has to offer.  If you did not receive an invitation to login and create an account email Danielle Gulli for a link.  If you do not have an email address act ive in the system you will not be able to login so please contact us first.  Website training sessions will start in April. Look for more info soon! 
Upcoming Committee Meetings and Summits - Let's Work Together!

March 21st - Break Your Boundaries Final Weigh-Inat Young Masters Fitness Studio, book your appointment today (4:30-7pm)
March 27th - SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Monday Coffee - 8 AM at Panera
March 28th Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit - 5:30 PM, Culture Arts & Music
April 4th - Restaurateur Meeting - 2 PM Lucky Bernie's, Woodstock
April 11th  - Lunch & Learn sponsored by Centegra Health System.  "Eat more to weight less" with Tiffanie A. Young MS, RDN, LDN, Director of Healthy Living Institute  
April 11th- The BOM (Business Owners Meeting) - Stage Left Cafe 6 PM
NEXT SOHO MEETING 
MONDAY 3/27 
8 AM  AT PANERA

Need to get out of the office and connect with a larger community?  
Join us for this month's SOHO meeting.  8 AM at Panera Bread.
NEXT NOT FOR PROFIT SUMMIT 
Tuesday 3/28 5PM, Culture Arts & Music

Join us as we host not-for-profit leaders from across the community to collaborate and discuss common goals and ideas for the future. 
Key Discussion Topics - Grant Writing & Fundraising
Boundaries
 





B REAK YOUR BOUNDARIES FINAL WEIGH-IN
Congrats on completing the 8 week challenge!
 
 Weigh-In  Tuesday March 21st 4:30- 6:30PM at Young Master's Fitness Center
Pick up your T-Shirt if you haven't already.
LUNCHANDLEARNTuesday April 11, 12 PM
Woodstock Public House
Sponsored by:
Centegra Health System
Presented by: Tiffanie A. Young MS, RDN, LDN, Director of Healthy Living Institute for Centegra
  
"Eat more to weight less":  Learn how a plant-based diet helps curb appetite, make you lose weight, make you live longer and nourishes your inner garden.
  
Join us for the Next Chamber Mixer
and Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting
5PM April 6th
Mixin Mingle
MIXER 
KWB
JOIN US MAY 6th
for the 2nd Annual KWB Community Clean up Day!
MISSWOODSTOCK
Tickets available soon at the Woodstock Opera House
 

Thank you to our Generous Community Partner


Interested in exploring partnership opportunities?  
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Interested in Hosting a Mixer or Presenting for a Lunch & Learn?
Contact Danielle at the
Chamber Office to learn more and to schedule your event!

Have Some News You'd Like
Included in Our Newsletter? 
Send it to news@woodsotckilchamber.com  
HOMEOFSPARROW30th ANNIVERSARY GALA
You're invited to enter the spectacular world of the Sanfilippo Estate as Home of the Sparrow celebrates its 30th year! Our biggest event of the year will be held from 4 to 10 pm. The evening will include self-guided tours for guests to view phenomenal collections and be entertained by an organ concert in the mansion by R. Jelani Eddington. Following the tours and concert, guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, dinner and many terrific auction items.  Black Tie Optional; Pearls Encouraged
$175/Person or $1650/Table of 10.   Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.
A Week in the Life of McHenry County, IL.
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL PHOTO BOOK PROJECT 

Friends of the Old Courthouse invites you to participate in its new photo project titled A Week in the Life of McHenry County, IL. This is a fundraiser and showcase project-NOT a competition.       CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
FAMILYHEALTHPARTNERSHIP

Family Health Partnership Clinic's Annual Gala will be held Friday, April 28th, 2017. This event raises funds for medical care for uninsured and underinsured McHenry County residents.  This year's event "Good Vibrations" will feature a Beach Boys tribute band, The Wave Runners, raffles, and a Silent Auction including a Florida beach get-away! Casual beach attire is suggested and flip flops are encouraged! Surf's up at 6:00 PM at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn. Tickets $100.00 or table of 10 $900.00 .  For more information contact Liz Annetti 779.220.9305 or lannett@hpclinic.org

Meet and learn from local holistic and integrative health practitioners
Saturday, March 18, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Hearthstone Communities, 840 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 

WPBWWoodstock Professional and Business Women accepting 2017 Woman of the Year Nominations - DEADLINE IS MARCH 18th!

The Woman of the Year Award is given to a woman who has lived or worked in the greater Woodstock area whose leadership and creativity in either cultural, economic, educational, environmental, human services, or civic endeavors have contributed in a significant way to enhancing the quality of life in our community. Her service could be as a paid employee, a volunteer, or both..

  Click Here for Nomination Form
ClassicCinema
The Real Woodstock brand champions positive stories about people, place and happenings.  Are you interested in partnering your business with the Real Woodstock campaign?  
Please Email Patrick Casey to learn more about potential co-op opportunities. 
Like & Follow Real Woodstock on..
SQUAREEVENTS
Keep the St. Patrick's Day celebration going Saturday at this all-day outdoor tent party with beer, food, a bags tournament and live music, including Peter and the Versatiles, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, GooRoos and Modern Day Romeos (5 to 9 p.m.). For ages 21 and older. .  Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Benton Street on the Woodstock Square
Shop the Historic Woodstock Square for interesting one of a kind finds and favorite treasures at great prices.  There is something here for every taste and price range.  Don't miss the upcoming Pandora sale at the Thoughtfulness Shop next week also. 
OperaHouse

Legally Blonde - the Musical, Presented by TownSquare Players

Friday March 17, at 8:00 PM
Saturday March 18, at 8:00 PM
Sunday March 19, at 3:00 PM

Book by Heather Hach. Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.
Oh my God! The hit movie comes to life in this dazzling, energetic and adored musical, presented for the first time by TownSquare Players. Legally Blonde - The Musical, tells the story of Elle Woods, who takes Harvard Law by storm in her pursuit of love.
Upcoming Events at the Opera House:
Click Here
 ClassicCinema

Second Monday Film Club presents Dark Horse
Shows at 1:00 & 7:00 PM
In response to many requests over the years for more art, foreign, classic or documentary films at the Woodstock Theatre, we are showing special screenings on the second Monday of every month. Join us for the Second Monday Film Club presentation of Dark Horse on Monday, April 10 at 1:00 & 7:00 PM. Playing at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre


Farmers
Education

WOODSTOCK D200 BOARD CANDIDATES ANSWERED QUESTIONS THURSDAY EVENING AT THE WOODSTOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY DURING THE CANDIDATE FORUM SPONSORED BY THE WOODSTOCK INDEPENDENT.


HealthandWellness


Kidney stones: this too shall pass  -   March 15th, 2017
 
Centegra Health System will offer a free physician lecture to provide community members information about kidney stones.
Dr. Farnaz Mohammadi, an independent nephrologist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, will present "Kidney Stones: This Too Shall Pass" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at the Centegra Hospital-Huntley Foglia Family Foundation Education Center, 10400 Haligus Road in Huntley, Ill. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347) or visit centegra.org/lectures.
MERCYHEALTH ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL STUDY
Mercyhealth Orthotics and Prosthetics department participated in a national research study to enhance the quality of orthotic services at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, on behalf of Dr. Allen Heinemann at the  Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
 
City Council News
 
CityCouncilMeetingNext City Council Meeting:   April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
realestateRETAIL/OFFICE  SPACE FOR RENT OR SALE
ONE OF A KIND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!

1411 S. Eastwood Drive (Woodstock Golf & Games) Listed for Sale at $1,200,000
TURNKEY owner-operated recreational facility with restaurant under 3rd party lease located along the main transportation artery of Woodstock. Buy the business as used today or "Think Outside The Box" toward NEW future business opportunities to open a restaurant, retail store, townhomes (mixed use) along this growing corridor. Municipality is open to zoning/variance changes PLUS offering tax incentives for businesses operating in this key enterprise zone.  Interested parties please contact Jolene White of RE/MAX Plaza at 815-363-2472/
OFFICE SPACE
116 1/2 E. Calhoun St. (Rear), 650 sq. ft., 1/2 bathroom.  Rent $600/mo.  Modified gross lease, Tenant pays electric, gas and garbage services.Two rooms with french glass doors.  one room 18x17 and the other is 18x12.  There is a small storage closet, private parking and forced air and central air.
Contact:  Dennis McKay  Viking Management, Inc.  815-382-0828
PROFESSIONAL SPACE ON WOODSTOCK SQUARE
207 N. Benton Street, second floor office plus reception area.  Walking distance to train station, $400/mo., utilities included.  Available immediately.  Contact Bill Caldwell at 815.338.3300
INDUSTRIAL LOT FOR SALE
1006 Courtaulds Drive, Woodstock  $129,000.  Lot is fully improved and ready to build.
Last available lot in thriving business park located near downtown Woodstock with easy access to major roadways.  Ideal 1.25 acre industrial lot now priced under $3 per SF.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE FOR RENT
1072 Lake Avenue, Woodstock.   $9/sqft/yr. Newly rehab bathrooms in 2015.
2610 square feet includes large conference room, reception area, copier, snack room and 5 offices. 
 
Interested parties contact Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Realtors, Emily Smith 847-528-1043
OFFICE SPACE AT 244 THROOP
Nearly NEW buildout is UNIQUE & purposeful! Wide open space to collaborate or section off for complete privacy. GORGEOUS building remodel, shared restrooms, lobby, security system. Anchored by Insurance Agency, Title Company & Attorney in building. $1000/month. 

114 N BENTON (LLOYD'S PAINT & PAPER) LISTED FOR SALE AT $425,000
HUGE Impact with access to FRONT & BACK of the building onto Jefferson St, with a WALKOUT Basement. FLEXIBLE floorplan & FLEXIBLE Zoning! 2nd floor is divided into 2/3 space with a separate entrance, current tenant is a yoga studio with a STUNNING view of the Square!  LOADS of storage, LOADS of updates & a NEW roof in 2016! 

Interested parties please contact Kim Keefe, Team Open Doors RE/MAX Plaza,  (815) 790-4852
OFFICE RENTALS AT 1216 N SEMINARY ROAD
1, 2 or 3 rooms for rent. Do you need an individual office or a suite? Rent includes heat, central air, electric, water, taxes. There  is plenty of private parking at this office complex 3/4 mile south of the McHenry County Government Center. 1 room office: $325/mo, 2  rooms: $600/mo, 3 room suite: $850/mo. Additional reception waiting area included. East side of Rt.47, 1/2 mile north of Rt. 120. Contact Rick Bellairs (815) 338-3850 
To list or update office rental space listed here, send information to daniellegulli@woodstockilchamber.com
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HelpWanted

There are many local full and part-time jobs available in Woodstock - retail, manufacturing and even City. Please contact the Chamber office if you are or know of a qualified candidate looking for work or if you have a position you are seeking candidates.

Currently Job Opportunities Available at:
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry | 121 W. Calhoun St., Woodstock, IL 60098 
 
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