MAY 2017
A Word from the Executive Director
Thank you for taking the time to read or even glance over this email! Its purpose is to give you information about successes, future opportunities, and more. Be sure to check your calendar to see if these events are in your your calendar. 

Thanks for your time and your membership!

I would like to thank those businesses who have renewed their Chamber membership this Spring. Thank you sincerely - we are truly appreciative of the trust you put into the Carol Stream Chamber!


Many events are planned...which include:

MAY 10 - State of the Village Lunch & Expo
MAY 18 - After Hours at Chrissy's
MAY 24 - Multi-chamber Leadership Lunch
MAY 25 - Trivia Night/Foundation Fundraiser at Fountainview Fitness

JUNE 14 - Monthly Luncheon -  worknet DuPage
JUNE 21 - WIB "Everyday Diva" Lunch & Expo at Windsor Park

JULY 4 - Parade in Carol Stream - visibility for your business
JULY 27 - Chamber "Hawaiian Golf Classic" at Klein Creek Golf


wordle, state of the village
We have the annual "State of the Village" Luncheon + Expo on May 10th. We are past 15 exhibitors. Do you need a table? Come out and meet the village leaders and staff and ask questions. Get to know fellow chamber members.

May 25th will be our first ever Trivia Night Foundation Fundraiser held at Fountain View Rec Center. The theme will be Big 10 College spor ts and there will be food, drink, and PRIZES!
An After Hours is the perfect event!
('s ONE of them) 

It's Free. It's after work. It's flexible. It's fun!
Join us May 18th at Chrissy's Gaming on Gary and Fullerton (formerly Spectators) for a great night. Stop in..and don't forget to bring business cards!

The WIB "Table
s of Interest" drew 70 attendees -- including 10 men -- and new business relationships were formed at this Progressive luncheon. It was an enjoyable event and we thank those who attended and those who were Table Captains. 

The next WIB event will be "Everyday Diva: Having it All Without Losing Ourselves" on June 21st at Windsor Park. As in past years, we will fill the lobby with mini-exhibitor tables. If you would like one at no extra cost (just the cost of lunch) note that request in the Comments when you sign up; chamber members only.

It's never too early to SAVE THE DATE for our 11th annual "What Women Want" Expo on September 22, 2017!

It's not too early to plan to attend the 2017 golf outing which, this year, will have the 
of the Hawaiian Islands. We will gather on the tropical isle of Klein Creek on Thursday, July 27th. Immerse yourself in the theme and consider a Hawaiian shirt (or pants?) as we enjoy a day of "Best Ball" golf. This is one of the three big chamber fundraisers and we have many levels of sponsorship -- "Rainbow" "Island" "Waterfall" and Coconut" -- along with a drink hole and massage chair sponsors. There is ALWAYS fun and fellowship at the golf "classic" and this is the 28th annual such event. Watch for your invite soon!

The Chamber Directory project has been in the works now for several months. Linda Dickson from the Daily Herald/Town Square Publications is finishing ad sales. You may consider taking out an ad if you haven't yet done so -- it's the best bang for the buck with the visibility the print edition gets as well as the digital version on multiple websites. For details, 

An email will be sent to Primary Representatives of all member businesses to check all info that will be included in the directory - Business Name, Rep Name, address, city/state/zip, phone, website, Primary Category, and 5-word or less description. Please watch for it and respond in a timely manner. Thank you in advance for your help with updating your data.


25-year Chamber Members at the Annual Meeting/Member Recognition Luncheon

Grand Opening of Just A Taste Confections on Hiawatha

Networking in the Morning at Joe Cotton Ford

Business After Hours at Kabuki

Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce
Luanne Newman  ACEExecutive Director
150 S. Gary Avenue - Inside the Holiday Inn - Carol Stream, IL 60188