The monthly newsletter of the
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
April 2021
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
925 Burlington Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
Chamber Office #: (630) 271-4102
Chamber Cell Number: (331) 801-0098

Christopher Buehler
Four Lakes Recreation

Happy Spring fellow chamber members!

Now that the weather is warming up it seems that we have finally left the cold and snow behind us for a time. People are starting to get out and enjoy the blooming flowers, trees and greenery that is so prevalent in our area. This is a great time of year to dust off the cobwebs and get back out in the community. While we are still limited in some aspects of what can be done, local businesses are opening back up, and encouraging guests to visit their establishments again. Now is a great time to visit our beautiful downtown and go to the wonderful restaurants, unique shops, and stroll through the parks.

Spring, of course, will yield to summer before we know it and that will mark a time of even more outdoor opportunities like swimming, boating, and golfing. Mark those calendars now for the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Outing sponsored by Molex, LLC. The Golf Outing will take place on July 13th at the beautiful Seven Bridges Golf Club with a 1:00pm shotgun start. This is just one of the great events that we hope to see you all enjoying and participating in.

I hope that you all have a wonderful spring filled with lots of time enjoying our community and the businesses who have made up our unique community for so many years.

Christopher Buehler
Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports | Recreation
Board of Directors

Christopher Buehler, Chair
Four Lakes Recreation

Jon Pratscher
Lisle Park District, Chair Elect

Christopher Pellico, Past Chair
Navistar, Inc.

Kimberly Novovesky, Treasurer

Lee Ernst
The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Peter James
College of DuPage

Barry McGoldrick
Molex, LLC

Tom Reif
GCG Financial, LLC

Susan Ross
The Morton Arboretum

Tom Thornton
Your Promo Partners

Eric Ertmoed, ex officio
Village of Lisle

The Lisle Area Chamber is here for you and your business. We are continuing to offer free e-blasts to our members. If your business has any information that you would like us to share with the Chamber community or if there is anything we can be of assistance with, please contact us at or

At this time, we will continue to stagger our office hours, please contact us if you have any questions or if you need to visit the Chamber office.

Jill Eidukas and Claudine Rummer


Jill Eidukas, Executive Director

More than 150 business leaders representing 29 chambers participated in the virtual 19th Annual Multi-Chamber Economic Outlook Presentation on March 3rd with guest speaker Anna Paulson, Executive Vice President and Director of Research of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. We thank Larry Forssberg, Executive Director of the Westmont Chamber for taking the lead on this always informative platform. For more information on the event and link to the presentation slides are in the newsletter below.

Do you know of any high school seniors that are looking for a scholarship to attend college? Check out our website for the scholarship application. To qualify, the student must be a son/daughter of a Lisle Area Chamber Member business, live in Lisle or attend a high school in Lisle. The deadline is April 30th. Our campaign to raise additional funds for our scholarships through the Shop Local Dine Local T-Shirt closed last Friday. We thank everyone who purchased a t-shirt for their support. 
It is local election time. Candidates are running for Mayor, Village Trustee, Village Clerk, Township, Library District, Park District, and School District. Research all your candidates in your community and vote on Election Day, April 6th. Your one vote can make a difference.
If you know someone looking for a job check out the job postings on our website, Many businesses in the area are looking; BankFinancial, The Lisle Park District, Wheatstack...A Midwestern Eatery & Tap, Apolis Greek Street Food, and the Naperville Senior Center and Adult Day Services have openings. If your company is hiring, send us a job posting and we can post for you.

Happy Spring!

Amita Health
Applied Network Concepts, Inc.
Classical Marketing
DuPage Medical Group
Four Lakes Recreation
Lisle Savings Bank
Maple Terrace Shopping Center
(847) 272-6800

Navistar, Inc.
North American Pizza & Culinary Academy
One-2-One Computer Assistance
Partners and Paws Veterinary Services
Premier Financial Health Insurance
Team Auto Care & Transmissions
WDCB 90.9fm Public Radio
West Suburban Community Pantry
Apolis Greek Street Food

Aurelios Pizza Woodridge

Craig's Auto Service Center

-DPG-Real Estate
Debbie Pawlowicz

DOS Tree Service

Goldstar Security Services

Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc.
Jeffrey Long - Certified Firearms Instructor/Chief Range Safety Officer

Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.

JJ Supply Partners Inc. &
JJJ Packaging

Leeco Steel

Marquette Companies

Meal Village

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle
Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services

Optometry & Eyewear Gallery

Sheraton Lisle

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Thrive of Lisle

Villages on Maple

A Midwestern Eatery & Tap
2021 Scholarship Application
High School Seniors

The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to high school students graduating in 2021. Awards are based on several considerations that include academic achievement, community involvement, and need.

Application deadline is April 30, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

Application Requirements

* Applicants must either have an immediate family member who is a member of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce (individually or through corporate affiliation), or they must have a Lisle mailing address.

* Applicants must plan to attend a technical or trade school, business college, or a two- or four-year college or university.

* The application packet must be fully and legibly completed.

* The application must be received at the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce via email submission ( or or by U.S. Mail postmarked by 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021. Applications that are dropped off will not be accepted. The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for application packets that are not correctly submitted. For any questions in regard to application submissions, please contact the Chamber at (331) 801-0098.

Would You Like Free Advertising
For Your Business?
Send Us Your Member Testimonial!

As part of the ongoing mission of the Lisle Area Chamber to promote our members, we asking our members to send us testimonials of how their business has changed and adapted during these times.
This is a great avenue for free advertisement for your business.

If you have a testimonial you want to be featured in our monthly newsletters or if you have any questions, please email Claudine Rummer at
Support Local Restaurants
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Member Restaurants, Bakeries & Catering

(Please check with the establishment to view their guidelines for
outside and indoor dining restrictions, curbside pick-up and delivery.)
Apolis Greek Street Food
1109 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(331) 775-2135

Morningside Cafe
1920 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 810-0418

Aurelio’s Pizza Woodridge
6430 Main Street, Ste. 130
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 968-0077

North American Pizza &
 Culinary Academy
1970 University Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 395-9958

Belgio’s Catering
416 W. 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 369-6100

 Paisans Pizzeria & Bar
2901 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 922-4100

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
8025 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
(331) 431-4000

Poundcake Bakery
4714 Main Street, 1 North
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 234-9700

Culver’s Downers Grove/Lisle
2500 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 434-9401

Shakou Restaurants
Park Ridge
Arlington Heights

Manna Kitchen
2801 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 536-8328

Yerbabuena Mexican Restaurant
4734 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-8040

Meal Village
4912 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(800) 610-2232

Wheatstack...A Midwestern
Eatery & Tap
5900 S. Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-1920

Expanded Outdoor Dining in Lisle is Back

Just in time for warmer temperatures, the Village of Lisle is continuing its expanded outdoor dining program this year. Lisle’s COVID-19 Outdoor Eating and Drinking Relief Program increases options for restaurants and bars to operate outdoor seating options adjacent to their businesses.
The Program’s goal is to allow for greater social distancing and safety for bar and restaurant-goers and employees with guidance from public health experts and the Restore Illinois Plan. The Village is temporarily allowing businesses to expand existing patio space or establish new patio areas, potentially including parking lots, sidewalks, street parking spaces, to develop outdoor operating areas.
Please take the opportunity to visit the restaurants and bars throughout Lisle, enjoy a variety of delectable meal offerings alfresco, and show your support of our hospitality businesses!

(Information courtesy of the Village of Lisle)
Kimberly Novovesky

This month's featured Ambassador is Kimberly Novovesky. She is the Assistant Vice President Branch Manager at BankFinancial. Kimberly is also the Treasurer on the Chamber's Board of Directors. In addition to being on the Board of Directors, she is on the Ambassador and Dinner Dance Committees as well as volunteering at the Chamber's Golf Outings and Eyes to the Skies Festivals on the Chamber's behalf.

As the Assistant Vice President Branch Manager, Kimberly manages her to team to achieve excellent sales and outstanding customer service. They participate in community events to increase networking opportunities and introduce BankFinancial to potential customers. She has been in the banking industry for over 30 years.

Kimberly lives in Lisle and has 1 grown daughter who bought her house in Malta, Illinois just last year. She has always been an animal lover and currently has a cat and a dog that enjoys her walks when the weather is good. Kimberly joined a local gym 2 years ago and loves her weekly workouts, coaching, plus the nutritional and mindset advice they provide for more balance in life. Over the last year, she has had more time at home due to the pandemic. She discovered that she really enjoys cooking, experimenting with new recipes and has found a new appreciation for red wine.

Being an Ambassador has allowed her to meet many new and interesting people from all walks of life. She feels that it is great to be involved in such a wonderful organization and be socially active in causes to better the community. Kimberly has received such a warm welcome from the Ambassador Committee, that she knew she wanted to share the same with other businesses new to our Chamber. She believes the more involved you are, the more you will benefit from the many offerings the Lisle Area Chamber provides its members. She is happy to represent the Lisle Area Chamber and looks forward to strengthening these relationships in the years ahead.

One of Kimberly's favorite quotes is from Zig Ziglar, "Of all the "attitudes" we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life changing." She is grateful to be part of this community and for the impact the Lisle Area Chamber and its Members have made on her.

Kimberly Novovesky
6301 Fairview Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 242-7670
French Market Season is almost here!
2021 Application Now Available
Join the Leadership In Networking Committee Team (LINCT) to network for FREE with fellow business professionals as an additional way to promote your business through the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce. This group is Chaired by
Debbie Pawlowicz of -DPG- Real Estate.

This is a fantastic way to network for FREE with fellow Chamber members.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, please contact
Claudine Rummer at:

LINCT Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
3:00 p.m.


For information on the virtual meetings or questions, please contact Claudine at
Golf Courses Are Open!

Please visit these Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce members
to book your tee times today!

Check their websites to set your tee times, view player restrictions, clubhouse and course restrictions, and golf course hours.

River Bend Golf Club
5900 South Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-1920

Seven Bridges Golf Club
1 Mulligan Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 964-7777

Lisle Lions Club
Easter Bunny Drive-Thru

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Start: 10:00 a.m.

Free to Attend: Service Project of Lisle Lions Club

Lisle Jr. High School Parking Lot
5207 Center Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

In lieu of Lisle Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt, we are hosting the Easter Bunny's Drive-Thru for children ages 1-10. in 2021. Lions will hand out 150 Goody Bags to those children in cars with parents. Everyone, please stay in your cars!
Contact Info:
Lion Sandy Williams
Lisle Lions Club
Featured Anna Paulson, Executive Vice President and
Director of Research
 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, business leaders and government officials attended the virtual Annual Multi-Chamber Economic Outlook Presentation which was presented from twenty-nine Chambers of Commerce. Attendees received a presentation by speaker, Anna Paulson, Executive Vice President and Director of Research with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Ms. Paulson’s presentation discussed how the pandemic has impacted the economy and provided data and insights for our future economic climate.
Alison Clemens, President of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and owner of Clemens Enterprises, Inc., remarked, “This event provides excellent and useful information for the business community as we strive to navigate through and beyond the pandemic.” Larry Forssberg, Executive Director, Westmont Chamber of Commerce, remarked “It is crucial to remain informed about the economy and how it may impact our businesses. This information provides useful guidance for decision-makers.”
This event had participation from twenty-nine Chambers representing over 120 communities. Those Chambers were Addison, Bartlett Area, Batavia, Berwyn Development Corporation, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Chamber630, Chicago Southland, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Elgin Area, Elmhurst, Geneva, GOA Regional, Glen Ellyn, Heritage Corridor, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Mokena, Oak Park River Forest, Orland Park Area, Plainfield Area, Romeoville Area, St. Charles, West Suburban, Western DuPage, and Westmont. 
The video of this event is available on the Westmont Chamber of Commerce YouTube Channel. The slide deck of the presentation is available to Chamber members. To receive a copy of the presentation or more information about this event contact the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce at (331) 801-0098 or

(Information provided by the Westmont Chamber of Commerce)
Lisle Area Chamber Gyms & Fitness Centers
Central Park Athletic Club
4225 Naperville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 505-7799

Lisle Fit Body Boot Camp
2731 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 796-0911

Lisle Park District
(Community Park Fitness)
1825 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532
630-964-3410, ext.4318

Multi-Chamber Virtual
Progressive Networking

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Member Rate: $10.00
Non-Member Rate: $15.00

Join us for the Multi-Chamber Virtual Progressive Networking event to network with members from more than 14 chambers! During the event you will be assigned to three breakout rooms with 7 other business professionals. Each person will have two minutes to introduce themselves and their business. 

Space is limited so make your reservation early to guarantee your spot.

You will receive the Zoom login information the day before the event once you have registered. 
Doing Spring Clean Up At Your
Home or Business?
Bubbles Window Washing &
Gutter Cleaning

75 Executive Drive, #453
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 964-0304

DOS Tree Service

Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 835-6351

Promote Your Business on the Thrive App

New post-acute care center Thrive of Lisle
is launching an app for the Smartphone and
they need your help!

There is a feature for guests to view in the app called
"Around Town" where you can list your business
(and contact information) for FREE.

To learn more, please contact Lisa Henderson
at 773-875-5956 or
Lisle Woman's Club 19th Annual Garden Gait

Sunday, June 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a beautiful day exploring private gardens in Lisle. Garden Gait includes a craft fair, self-guided tours of the delightful gardens.

Presale Tickets: $15.00
Day of Event Tickets: $20.00

Tickets can be purchased at select Lisle businesses. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the Lisle Woman's Club website.

Questions about Garden Gait? Email:
 Tools for Success:
Navigating the New Normal
Join us for this series of five monthly webinars to receive helpful and practical tools to navigate the new normal. Experts in their fields will show you all you need to know – from legal considerations to best practices in digital advertising; from brand identity to effective sales techniques; from actionable advice on marketing and communication best practices to help your small business succeed in 2021 and beyond.
You may register for the series as a whole or register for each webinar individually.
Each webinar is $15

If you would like to register for the series, please contact Jill Eidukas at or (331) 801-0098.
The additional dates and speakers for the webinar series are:
May 21, 2021 - Ryan Weckerly, Morningstar Media Group
June 16, 2021 - Amanda Brinkman, Small Business Revolution
July 14, 2021 - Julie Shields, USASBE (United States Association for Small Business &
August 18, 2021 - Bill Guertin, The 800 Pound Gorilla

For more information on the speakers, CLICK HERE.

If you would like to register for the series, please contact Jill Eidukas at or (331) 801-0098.

When visiting a Chamber member business, please let them know that you are supporting a Lisle Area Chamber member and that is why you are choosing them.

Collective lhe & Makery
4724 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(331) 903-6158

Creme de la Creme
4710-3 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-2500

Humidor of Lisle
1600 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Salons & Spas
*Please check with the establishment to view their guidelines for hours, capacity, appointment times and if they offer curbside pick-up.

When visiting a Chamber member business, please let them know that you are supporting a Lisle Area Chamber member and that is why you are choosing them.
Via Moda Salon & Spa
1017 Front Street, Unit B
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 241-9292

Zano's Hair Design
959 W. Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 357-4425

2020-2021 Member Directory &
Community Profile

Does Your Car Need To Be Service?

Craig's Auto Service Center

1101 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-7510

Honda of Superstore of Lisle
Volvo Cars of Lisle

4325 Lincoln Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-7200

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

2115 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-8318

Team Auto Care & Transmissions

1805 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-5800

Markus & Shanti Schramm owners of Manna Kitchen located in Lisle were named in the Chicago Tribune's Critic's Choice Takeout Awards. Expert below from the Chicago Tribune Article, "Critics’ Choice Takeout Awards: Chicagoland’s essential hospitality workers — all of them — are our Person of the Year", dated March 16, 2021 by Louisa Chu, Nick Kindelsperger, Adam Lukach and Josh Noel.

“Markus and Shanti Schramm, co-owners of this plant-based restaurant with international cuisine in Lisle, made great efforts to handle customers with care and kindness and demonstrated great leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Markus would often let employees eat at the restaurant for free, acknowledging how many people were struggling financially. He understood that offering a free dinner or lunch would help alleviate the stress of his team members working the cash register and grill.

“Shanti provided a discount for all health care workers to acknowledge their service and bravery. They sent meals to Loyola University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Their commitment to serving the community during an incredibly hard time inspired those around them to care for and love all.” — Bianca Schramm, Manna Kitchen
Manna Kitchen
2801 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 536-8328
Park East Office Suites
1755 S. Naperville Rd., Ste. 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 653-9909


AlphaGraphics Lisle/Naperville

Apolis Greek Street Food

Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management

Automated Companies


Blake-Lamb Funeral Homes, Inc.

Comstock Realty Group

Edward Jones - Michael Flores

Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc.

IRVINE Group at john greene Realtor

JJ Supply Partners, Inc. & JJJ Packaging

KinderCare Learning Centers

Manna Kitchen, LLC

Mankus & Marchan, Ltd.

Mayflower Cruises and Tours

North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

One-2-One Computer Assistance

Partners and Paws Veterinary Services

Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats

Suburban Life Media

Success Mortgage Partners, Inc.

Villa St. Benedict

West Suburban Humane Society
We are able to process Membership Renewal payments over the phone at (331) 801-0098 if you would like to renew your Lisle Area Chamber Membership with a credit card. We are also accepting payments via U.S. Mail, please mail to our new address, 925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532.
The Chamber office is continuing to stagger the days and hours we will be open but if you have anything to share about your business or if you have any questions, you can reach the Chamber remotely at
(331) 801-0098
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
925 Burlington Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Chamber Office:
(630) 271-4102
Chamber Cell :
(331) 801-0098