January 19, 2023

It’s hard to believe that we are already 19 days into the new year, and we are going full throttle into an exciting 2023. We are so excited to be starting a new year and you will see by our first newsletter of the year below, we are starting strong! Reflecting on 2022 and looking forward into 2023, we are confident that our members will be pleased with the benefits of their Chamber membership including opportunities for networking, education and advocacy.
We will continue to host our iconic events and add some new ones. Keep an eye out for our newsletters, e-blasts and posts on the Chamber’s social media pages for the latest updates and news. Feel free to reach out to the Chamber if you have an idea or want to volunteer or sponsor an event.
Our Chamber is one of the strongest voices for the businesses and organizations in our area. It is important for us to band together as a business community, celebrate our achievements and accomplishments, and promote policies that will address the challenges we face today. We advocate for all businesses, both large and small.
It is my honor and privilege to serve as Executive Director and I look forward to working with our Board, Chamber members and the great staff to make this a momentous year!
Rob Dybcio
Executive Director
Ph. 630-469-0907
Mark Your Calendar Today!
  • 2023 Membership Renewal Dues January 15
  • Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Friday, February 3, at Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn
  • February Monthly Meeting CERT presentation Wednesday, February 15 at 2 Hound Red Glen Ellyn
  • 59th Annual Community Awards Tuesday, March 14 at Abbington Distintive Banquets Glen Ellyn
February Monthly Meeting: CERT presentation

Join us on Wednesday, February 15 for a presentation from Milton Township CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) volunteers.
The CERT program offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Wednesday February 15, 2023

Two Hound Red
486 Pennsylvania Ave
Glen Ellyn

11:30 am Registration
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

$30 Chamber members
$35 Non-members
Pre-payment is requested and appreciated for ease at check-in.
59th Annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards

Come join us in celebrating all things Glen Ellyn at the 59th Glen Ellyn Community Awards celebration as we honor all the amazing individuals, listen to live music, enjoy a three-course dinner, and be the first to hear the announcement of Citizen of the Year. Reserve a seat or a whole table, the entire community is welcomed and encouraged to attend!
Tuesday March 14

5:00 pm Reception & Cash Bar
6:00 pm Dinner & Awards

Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 Route 53 Corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Rd
Glen Ellyn

$50 per person 
Table of 8 is $400.00

RSVP by February 28, 2023.
No Refunds after February 28.
No Walk-ins

Would you like to sponsor this event? We have various levels of sponsorship available as well!
Save the Date

Voting for Community Awards is open until Feb 10

Chocolate Cheese & Wine

February 3 4:30pm - 8:00 pm
Crowne Plaza - Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn 59th Community Awards

Tuesday, March 7 5:00-9:00p
Abbington Distinctive Banquets
Village News
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Welcome New Chamber Members!
Wheaton's First Rolled Ice Cream Shop started by 12 year old Jenna! Since then, we've added Cotton Candy and Dessert Crepes.
Our goal isn't to just satisfy our customers, our goal is to Amaze Them!™

High Rollers
31 Town Square

IT REQS LLC is a new-age IT staffing company that helps businesses and IT professionals find their perfect match. Managing IT candidates can be confusing and overwhelming for business leaders.

144 Bryant Ave
Glen Ellyn
Membership Committee
This committee welcomes and mentors our newest members, helping them to take advantage of the many benefits offered by the Chamber. Not surprisingly, we often find that our newer members are the very ones who enjoy participating in this role. This committee meets the fourth Thursday every month.
Glen Ellyn Chamber Members Receive Exclusive Discounts at Staples Stores

Members of the Chamber of Commerce have access to special partner discounts every time they shop in store. They can save on an assortment of products, from signage to PPE to business essentials and more.

20% off your in-store Print &
Marketing Services order
  • Floor decals, signs and posters
  • Indoor and outdoor banners
  • Disposable menus and more

10% off your in-store purchase
of regularly priced items
  • Safety essentials like face masks, sanitizer and more
  • Office supplies like paper, ink and toner and more
  • Remote furniture like chairs, desks and more
IL State Required Anti-Sexual Harassment Training
In 2019, the Illinois Legislature passed the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act. As a result, employers must provide anti-sexual harassment training to their employees at least once per year. Failure to do so could result in employers being fined by the Department of Human Rights.
Rick Lofgren and Charles Wentworth of The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. have recorded a 20-minute presentation that you can use to provide the training to your employees, and they have been gracious enough to let the Chamber use for its members. For $10 per employee, we will provide to you a link to the video, as well as the Certificates of Participation for each employee who views the program.
Did you complete your Anti-Sexual Harassment Training? If not, register today so you and your employees can complete this requirement.
*This program is NOT for restaurants or bars. We will soon email you when a presentation will be available for those serving alcohol.

$10 per Chamber Member Employee
*A link to the video and the Certificates of Participation for the employee who views the program 

With your membership, we are able to provide services to strengthen the greater Glen Ellyn businesses and community through advocacy, lowering your operating costs, networking, education, and marketing.
The advocacy benefits of the Chamber is to represent your business to the Village, County and State through built relationships and provide important and necessary information through our newsletters and communicating issues including updates about grants, construction, COVID policies, permits, programs, news, etc.
Reduce your business operating costs through collaborated programs such as purchasing large group health/life insurance via the Glen Ellyn Chamber with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. Also, reduce office costs through the Chamber Staples program, use our discount to Constant Contact for your marketing needs or utilize member to member discounts. Additionally for your HR needs utilize the State mandated Anti-Sexual Harassment certification, or our Job Board and take part of our Virtual Job Fair series which will be held every January, April, and September.
Members have many opportunities to network with their fellow members through: Chamber Monthly Meetings, Third Thursday Business After Hours, Multi-Chamber Events, Leads Groups (GEBLF), our Non-Profit Connection and by participating on Chamber committees, sponsoring, or volunteering at an event. Events are both live and virtual. Be recognized as an active part of the community by residents and businesses through events and marketing. Be a part and active in our many events.

Chamber membership offers you many ways to advance your business through free marketing such as: Your company page on the Chamber website (receives 1 million hits a year, strengthening your SEO), the on-line and printed directory (mailed to 16,000 homes and business annually), Welcome Bag program given free to all new residents, be part of the Member Gift Certificate Program (selling over $65K a year), Ribbon Cuttings, posting on-line press releases to filter through our social media (FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn), post your events on the Chamber calendar, display of marketing materials in the Chamber office and referrals. At additional costs or through a premiere membership you can place ads in the directory, website, pay for a designated eblast, add pictures and videos to your company profile and sponsor an event or member meeting.
Our motto to “Connect Businesses to the Greater Community” is our biggest priority.

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Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
810 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137