October 2018
Aurora Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
The mission of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate the growth of 
Aurora area businesses, promote tourism, and invest in programs 
that enhance and enrich the community.  

Welcome, October!

It’s hard to believe it is pumpkin season, but how exciting that it is! The colors will soon be absolutely gorgeous! Go out and enjoy our beautiful walking trails, either at Sunny Lake Park or on our other green spaces.

Fall activities in Aurora!

On Saturday, October 6 th,  we will celebrate the season with our annual Fall Festival and Business Showcase from 11am-3pm. The Chamber and The City of Aurora’s Park & Recs Department come together for this great event to be held at Sunny Lake Park.  Admission is FREE and the fun is guaranteed! There will be hayrides, inflatables and crafts with purchase of a wristband. Freedom Greyhound Rescue will have doggie games and demonstrations. Stop by to learn more about the best Aurora has to offer. Local vendors and organizations will also be at this event to share their information and product samples with you.

Aurora Women in Networking (AWiN) is hosting a Basic First Aid Course at the Aurora Fire Station on Tuesday, October 16 from
5-7pm. The event is free but registration is required.

Aurora Community Theatre is presenting “Addams Family” at the theatre on weekends from October 26-November 18 at 3 & 8 pm. Visit auroracommunitytheatre.com for more information.

Trick or Treat at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets on Tuesday,
October 30 from 5:30-7pm. Don’t forget to do some shopping while you are there!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for November 9!! AWiN and The Red Key Network are sponsoring Empowered Women Succeed at Parkside Church from 8am-4pm. Visit womensucceed.org for details on this exciting all-day conference!

Fall will no doubt keep us all bustling – here’s to enjoying all our wonderful communities have to offer. We love visitors so feel free to stop by the office anytime!

Let’s make things happen!!!
September Events
Thank you to all who were able to join us for the Chamber Lunch and Learn and Party on the Patio in September. A special thank you to ThornCreek Winery and Gardens and James Place Restaurant for hosting our events, and to our Lunch and Learn Speaker, Tom Conner from UH Portage Medical Center.
Chamber News & Events
We want to hear from YOU!
Who do you feel should be recognized for person / business of the year?
Winners will be recognized at our Dec. 7th Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony. More information on this event to come.
2018 Board of Directors
Laura Radcliff
Edward Jones

Vice President
Kyle Hersh
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
Vicky Rovder
Excalibur Collision

Doug Wieder
Mill Distributors, Inc.
Karen Adams
Don Joseph Toyota

Diane Barben

Greg Davis
Liberty Ford

Jonathan Harris
Aurora Memorial Library

Tracey Nagy
Skala Insurance Agency

Natasha Schwartz
Third Federal Savings Bank

Alan Shorr
Reitz, Paul & Shorr

Sue Tinlin
Platinum Real Estate

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