August 2020

The Glen Ellyn Chamber office has reopened in the beginning of August. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. In a time of our new normal, the Chamber is becoming creative in how to support our members in these uncertain times. 

Our Chamber is offering a variety of programs and events. They include virtual meetings via Zoom and in person with social distancing, a Restaurant Week in September, a Community Shred Day, support to local business programs, chamber services and more!

Mark your calendar for the September Monthly Meeting featuring the Village presentation of Moving Glen Ellyn Forward Through the Pandemic, Al fresco at the tent on Main Street on September 15th.

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to be a resource during this difficult time. We are all in this together and together we are stronger.

Stay Safe,
Dawn Smith
Glen Ellyn Chamber Executive Director
Get Involved - Upcoming Events
  • Glen Ellyn Non-Profit Connection (virtual) - August 19
  • Third Thursdays After Hours Networking (virtual) - August 20
  • Glen Ellyn Business Leaders Forum (virtual) - August 28
  • Moving Glen Ellyn Forward Thru the Pandemic (Live/Breakfast) - September 15
  • Glen Ellyn Restaurant Week - September 21 - September 27
  • Chamber 101 (Virtual) - September 23
  • The Glen Ellyn Shred Event - September 26
  • The Glen Ellyn French Market - Sundays: 8am - 1pm thru September
Sherry Quam Taylor has been teaching nonprofits of all sizes to become less dependent on government, program, foundation, and event revenue AND how to start securing larger donations from individual donors.
Glen Ellyn Non-Profit Connection Virtual Meeting
Presentor: Sherry Quam Taylor, CEO of QuamTaylor LLC

Sherry's presentation, "HOW TO Become Less Dependent on Government, Program, or Event Revenue (and Grow Individual Donations)" is a crucial topic as we push ahead into a different world. Funding through diverse revenue sources is the name of the game - but if you're not prioritizing mid- and major-level individuals, you're leaving money on the table. She'll share what you SHOULD be doing right now to build a stronger funding future for your organization. And she'll also share what organizations were doing right in 2019 that kept their funding super strong through the challenges of 2020. But, most of all you'll leave encouraged and more confident in your path to securing larger gifts from individuals. For more information on Sherry visit:  
Wednesday, August 19
9:30AM - 11:30 AM

Free to All Non-Profit Chamber Members

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed prior the meeting.
After Hours Virtual Networking
Third Thursday After Hours
Virtual Networking
Join us for a virtual networking opportunity to further your connections. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to introduce your business and answer this month's topic question, "My goals for the balance of 2020."

After the meeting the Chamber will provide contact information of all attendees in lieu of business cards.
Thursday, August 20
5:00 - 5:30 PM

Free to All Chamber Members

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed prior the meeting.
Moving Glen Ellyn Forward Through the Pandemic
September Monthly Meeting (Live Outdoors)
Diane McGinley, Village President
Mark Franz, Village Manager
Catered By:
President McGinley and Village Manager Franz will discuss challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Village is navigating and moving forward in continuing to support businesses and residents. An update on Village projects, developments and initiatives will also be given. 

This will be an in person breakfast outside under the Main Street dining tent. Nobel House will be providing their Rise + Shine Breakfast. Includes: Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, toast, bacon, juice & coffee. 

Want to attend the meeting virtually?
The presentation will be recorded and posted on our YouTube Channel.
Tuesday, September 15
8:00am Registration
8:30 - 10:00am Breakfast & Presentation

Main Street Al Fresco Tent
Located between Duane & Main Street Lot

$20 member / $25 non-member

*Face covering are required with the exception while eating and drinking at your table.

Registrations will not be taken after Friday, September 11
Glen Ellyn Restaurant Week
Attention All Glen Ellyn Restaurants: The Village, Downtown Alliance and your Chamber will be organizing a Glen Ellyn Restaurant Week Monday, September 21st thru Sunday, the 27th to showcase the many restaurants throughout town. From fast casual to fancy dining, each venue will provide either a prix-fixe menu with a posted rate, or discounts on featured menu options. The choice is yours!

We have your logo. Simply take a moment to fill out the form. We start advertising next week and will upload the specials weekly as you submit them. Please update no later then September 11.

Any questions contact the Chamber (630) 469-0907 or email
Chamber 101
Member Information Meeting

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has many new member benefits and cost saving programs. Whether you are a new member or a veteran, come and learn how the Chamber works for you! At this session you can schedule your benefits for the year, use your member log-in to learn how to easily update your information online, network with new members and Chamber Board of Directors, learn about new events and how to get involved.
Wednesday, September 23
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Free to All Chamber Members
& Prospective Members

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed prior the meeting .
Sponsored By:
FREE Community Shred Event
Sponsored by Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
Protect yourself from identity theft at our Shred Days. Gather your personal, sensitive information and we’ll shred it here for free!
* All paper collected is 100% broken down and recycled. This is our way of helping to keep you and your information safe and secure.
Saturday, September 26
10:00am - 12:00pm

The Duane/ Lorraine Commuter Parking Lot, 384 Duane St. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

*Individuals are asked to stay in their car.

Pop your trunk and volunteers will pick up your boxes.

Limit 3 paper BAGS or BOXES per car.

We expect this event to be well attended. For health and safety for all individuals, remain in your vehicle. No materials will be accepted past NOON.
*We are in need of volunteers to help lift the materials out of trunks and into rolling garbage containers which the operators lift to be recycled. If you or if you know of an organization to help us, please email:
Glen Ellyn French Market
The French Market offers a selection of services, vegetables, fruits, crafts, bakery, meat and other items for sale to the general public. Please follow Customer Guidelines:
  • Follow Arrows
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Wear a Face mask
  • Credit preferred for a touchless transaction
  • Do not touch produce
Sundays, June - September
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am Reserved for Seniors and those at high risk.

Main Street Train Station South parking lot (between Main Street and Forest Avenue)
If your business is interested in participating in the Glen Ellyn French Market, please contact
Join a Committee
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 monthly.
Thursday, August 27
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Free to All Chamber Members
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed prior the meeting.
Friday, August 28
7:30 - 8:30 am

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. Link will be sent to all current members and those interested prior to meeting date. For more information click link or contact :

John Hughes, VP Business Banking
Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
(630) 469-3000 (work)
Glen Ellyn Business Leaders Forum
The Glen Ellyn Business Leaders' Forum is comprised of non-competing businesses that provide products and services to businesses and consumers. Because each member represents a different industry we have industry specific expertise we openly share with the group. We want to share what we know so that we each become better business owners, and in turn can provide guidance to our clients and customers with relevant referrals.

Members collaborate to form effective referral partnerships for the markets they serve in Glen Ellyn and Chicago's Western Suburbs. Meets bi-monthly on the second and fourth Friday of every month.
Chamber Services
Glen Ellyn Chamber Member Gift Checks
The Chamber sells approximately $60K in gift checks annually which all goes back to our members for a free service. Gift Checks come in the following denominations $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $50. Gift Checks are not available at the Glen Ellyn Public Library until further notice.
*Chamber Members: Don't see you name on the list? Contact
Glen Ellyn Welcome Bags
The Glen Ellyn Chamber welcomes new residents to the community! All new residents (approx. 500) of Glen Ellyn receive a Welcome Bag. Chamber Members are able to distribute marketing materials and items in these bags. It is a great way to tell new residents about your business and service!

The Glen Ellyn Chamber provides the reusable shopping bag which includes a welcome letter, map, a Glen Ellyn Community Guide and useful items, coupons, directories and brochures that offer residents information and savings, supplied by participating Glen Ellyn Chamber members. Welcome bags are distributed at the Cashier Desk at the Village Civic Center and at the Chamber office. Contact the office to place your marketing materials in the Welcome Bag.
Support Local Businesses
The Glen Ellyn Chamber is dedicated to be a resource during this difficult time. This is a very crucial time for our small business owners. We have began the following programs:

*Attention Chamber Members: Check your business listing and fill out the form below to provide business updates. If you have any questions email
Curbside Pickup / Delivery / Carryout / Drive Through / Outdoor Dining / Indoor Dining
Participate in our KEEP SHOPPING LOCAL program
Curbside Pickup / Online / Shipping / In Store
Glen Ellyn Essential Services
These Business are critical to our community. Please note the Essential Businesses description described by the Executive Order . Please contact these companies via phone or email as many of these companies are working remotely.  
Glen Ellyn Business Resource During COVID-19
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to be a resource during this difficult time. Please click the link to view:
  • Emails shared with Glen Ellyn Chamber members regarding COVID-19 on their website
  • COVID19 Links to Village, County & State.
  • Additional ways to help in the pandemic.
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 within DuPage. If you are Non-Profit not associated with Giving DuPage and would like more information, please contact the Chamber Office.
Without your paid memberships we are unable to provide services to strengthen the Glen Ellyn Businesses and community

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