Tuesday , April 7, 2020

In a time of uncertainty, it is comforting to know that we are all in this together and will emerge a stronger community with each other’s support. Local and state decisions have been made for the public safety, although, will continue to impact our businesses and the residents of Glen Ellyn.

Please if able, take a conscious effort to volunteer, help those less fortunate, check in our senior citizens, shop our small businesses and take care of our First Responders, the true heros of our community. Use this Newsletter as a resource for your business and family to help. It is heart warming to see the community coming together.

The Chamber is busy working hard to keep our businesses aware of resources and showcasing them to the residents. We are all in this together and together we are stronger.

Stay Safe,

Dawn Smith
Glen Ellyn Chamber Executive Director
The Glen Ellyn Chamber Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the Taste of Glen Ellyn scheduled for May 28 - 30 for the utmost caution of public safety. Although the Taste has been a community for over 43 years, in light of the current conditions with COVID-19 we have reschedule the Taste to August 27-29, 2020.

We are grateful to all our vendors for their flexibility and understanding. Thank you to all of our members for their continued dedication and support of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. Please look for updates on .

Terri Smith -Pfeiffer
Glen Ellyn Chamber President
Glen Ellyn Dine At Home With Delivery & Curbside Pick Up
See how many local restaurants you can support!

Notice to support restaurants The Village of Glen Ellyn has:
  • New curbside pick-up signs throughout the downtown.
  • Bagged parking meters to encourage parking.
  • Created an interactive restaurant map with delivery options.
Glen Ellyn Keep Shopping With Shipping

Our local businesses need our help now more than ever. Show your support by:
  • Shopping on-line
  • Call in to purchase from items shown on social media
  • Purchasing a gift card to use for a later time
Glen Ellyn Essential Services are Critical to our Community

Please contact these companies via phone or email as many of these companies are working remotely. 

All  Non-Essential Businesses  are encouraged to continue operations remotely with a “Minimum Basic Operations”, provided that employees comply with Social Distancing Requirements.
Attention Businesses
Useful Links to stay updated:
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to be a resource during this difficult time. Please view the following business emails shared with Chamber members regarding COVID-19. To download click the title of the article.

With the ever-changing environment surrounding COVID-19, it is crucial for businesses to stay informed about the resources and support available to them. Join Choose DuPage for a webinar update from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and workNet DuPage. The webinar will discuss small business relief efforts:

  • The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
  • CARES Act – Paycheck Protection Program, SBA 7(a) loans, and more
  • Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Tuesday, April 7
2:00pm – 3:00pm CST
LOCATION - webinar
This event is free to attend
Village of Glen Ellyn & County Announcements
Resources and Information for our Senior Community While we understand many in receipt of this special edition e-newsletter are not senior citizens, please consider sharing this information with those that would benefit from these important resources. Additionally, a mailing to Glen Ellyn senior citizens, including the detailed information listed below, will be delivered later this week.

Grocery Stores - Many grocery stores are offering designated senior citizen shopping hours as well as delivery options. Please contact the grocery stores directly for any questions.

Pharmacies Many pharmacies are offering designated senior citizen shopping hours as well as prescription delivery options. Please contact the pharmacies directly for any questions.
Additional Resources Below is a listing of additional resources that are available. Please contact the organization directly for any questions.

  • DuPage County Community Services, 421 N. County Farm Road, 630-407-6500, offer emergency assistance. 
  • DuPage Senior Citizens Council, 1990 Springer Drive, Lombard, 630-620-0804, offers Meals on Wheels – a senior meal delivery service.
  • Metropolitan Family Services, 222 E. Willow Avenue, Wheaton, 630-784-4800, offers counseling services.
  • Ride DuPage, is a transportation to provides bus or taxi services for those who need assistance. Please contact the Glen Ellyn Senior Center at 630-858-6343 for register for this program.

Food Pantries There are several food pantries in the surrounding area that can provide food free of charge for those who are in need. Please call the food pantry directly to schedule an appointment.

  • Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, 493 Forest Avenue, 630-469-8668, is offering curbside pick-up.
  • Milton Township, 1492 N. Main Street, Wheaton, 630-668-1616, is offering curbside pick-up.
  • People’s Resource Center, 201 S. Naperville Road, Wheaton, 630-682-5402, is offering curbside pick-up.
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for your community. Currently, 47.9 percent of Glen Ellyn households have responded to the 2020 Census.

Participation in the Census is of critical importance to the Village of Glen Ellyn as Census data directly impacts local funding, electoral representation and local decisions.

Before volunteers knock on your door if you have not yet responded, please visit the U.S. Census 2020 website at  to enter your unique Census ID that was received via mail. Responding by phone or mail is also an option, and all responses are confidential. Please if you have not yet completed, do so today! LINK
DuPage County Health Department Launches New Map
to Show Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Municipality
The DuPage County Health Department has launched a new, interactive COVID-19 case map. The dashboard links data from the DuPage County Health Department into Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Systems from DuPage County to provide a greater level of understanding into how the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding across our communities.   LINK
Pace Suburban Bus  is offering free rides on all fixed route bus and On Demand services to all medical personnel--including doctors, nurses, EMTs, and paramedics--for the duration of the State’s “stay at home” order. To ride free, medical personnel must present a work ID showing that they are employed at a hospital, doctor’s office, medical facility or local fire department. Link
Call for Volunteers
Volunteers are needed across the state. If you are an able-bodied volunteer and are willing to volunteer, please visit DuPage County’s Volunteer Portal, Giving DuPage , that links volunteers with non-profit organizations countywide. LINK

In an attempt to dispel some of the rumors related to COVID-19, FEMA has launched a national rumor control webpage page where some of the most prevalent rumors are posted and debunked at LINK
Civic Announcements
Glen Ellyn Police Department
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Check the Library for lots of digital resources, available 24/7 on ! All due dates have been extended and physical materials do not need to be returned until we are back in full operation. Please refrain from placing items in the book drop, as the building is closed and library staff are unable to process them at this time. If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected] . A librarian will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your support and cooperation!
Glen Ellyn Park District
College of DuPage
Stress and anxiety can be overwhelming for many during this time, making it more important to identify effective coping mechanisms. We invite you to join COD Mental Health Counselor Dr. Dennis Emano and Manager of Adjunct Faculty Support Kate Szetela for Meditation Monday, every Monday at 11:30 a.m. on College of DuPage’s Facebook LIVE. Dennis and Kate guide viewers through mindfulness meditation, which is the ability to be fully present and aware, but not overwhelmed, by what is taking place in our environment
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Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
810 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137