Read below to catch up/check out our latest updates, see what went on at the GOA in the month of January & see what's to come!
New for 2019!
The Business Book Club
Whether you’re an avid reader or your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, this is the place for you.

Every other month we will select a book to read and then meet to discuss, share and learn from each other how the book inspired us.

Here is the information on the book we have selected to begin with…         
Title: Start with Why - how great leaders inspire everyone to take action
Personal Author:  Sinek, Simon.
Abstract:  Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. WHY is not money or profit--those are always results. WHY does your organization exist? WHY does it do the things it does? WHY do customers really buy from one company or another? WHY are people loyal to some leaders, but not others? Starting with WHY works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. 
If you are interested in participating, please sign up by calling
630-773-2944 or send an email to shirlanne@thegoa.com
Promote Your Business!
New Member Welcome Packet Program - Space is Limited!

All new members receive a New Member Welcome Packet when they join GOA Regional Business Association, Elk Grove Chamber or Itasca Chamber. Along with the information they need to take full advantage of their membership we will include give-a-ways (valued of $50 or more) from member businesses.

The cost to participate it $200 for the year and space is limited. You supply 250 certificates for your give-a-way and we’ll include it in every New Member Welcome Packet. The new member can contact you directly to receive their gift.

To sign up or for more information contact Laura Goldberg at laura@thegoa.com or 630-773-2944.
BUSINESS BOOK EXCHANGE
We are starting a Business Book Exchange at the GOA office. We currently have a small collection of books that have been donated by the Itasca Community Library. Topics include sales, marketing, finance, organization and starting your own business. You are welcome to take a book, read it, bring it back when you're finished or share it with a friend. 
If you have business books that you would like to donate to the book exchange, please drop them at the office or bring them with you to a GOA meeting and give them to a staff member. Stop by the office at 1200 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 240 in Itasca.
Lip Sync Battle Performer Video!
Better late than never! We are presenting to you the awesome Lip Sync Battle Performers!!!
Annual 2019 Business Expo!
The 2019 Business to Business Expo is here & the theme is....
WOODSTOCK!
We are asking our exhibitors to decorate their booth/business and travel back
 in time to 1969 for 1 day of peace & music & networking.
Woodstock took place exactly 50 years ago and made such a mark of history.
Let's travel back in time & make new memories on March 7th!
Anniversaries!
Thank You to our members who renew every year!
Happy Anniversary!
40 Years:
W.E. CARLSON CORPORATION
39 Years:
GEODIS WILSON USA, INC.
29 Years:
GULLO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORP.
SAFEGUARD
28 Years:
CH ROBINSON FREIGHT SERVICES LTD.
24 Years:
WEHMER CORPORATION
22 Years:
SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT ORD
19 Years:
E.R.C. DELIVERY SERVICE INC.
ELK GROVE VILLAGE BANK & TRUST
12 Years:
HAZ-MAT EXPRESS INC
11 Years:
W.S. DARLEY & CO
JONES LANG LASALLE
10 Years:
EXPRESS AIR FREIGHT ORD, INC.
9 Years:
KCS COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INC
BETTER BUSINESS PLANNING
8 Years:
CLEAR BROOK
PINNACLE SERVICES INC
ITASCA PARK DISTRICT
AERONET WORLDWIDE
GLOBAL LOGISTICAL CONNECTIONS
6 Years:
CHURCH STREET BREWING COMPANY
4 Years:
POLARIS WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS
PRECISION GRINDING, INC.
MARY KAY COSMETICS
SST DBA AXIMA USA LLC
ROBE, INC.
3 Years:
COMPLETE LANDSCAPING
HOFBRAUHAUS CHICAGO
MB FINANCIAL BANK
MOTEL 6
2 Years:
ADIVI CORPORATION
LLS TEAM USA, INC.
AUDIOMETRIC ASSOCIATES
BRIAMO PHOTOGRAPHY
LOYAL2COMMUNITY
DUPAGE MEDICAL GROUP
SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
1 Year:
GREENBEE LED LIGHTING AND ENERGY EFFICIENT CONSULTANTS
CALIBER HOME LOANS
QUALIFIED CARGO SOLUTIONS, INC.
SENTRY ENERGY MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
January New Members!
  • INSPIRITY
  • AXA ADVISORS
  • EDWARD JONES - JESSICA MENDLIK
  • JBS LOGISTICS
  • NAIGAI NITTO AMERICA, INC.
  • RETRO FITNESS
  • SEVEN ELEVEN
  • WILLOW CROSSING APARTMENTS

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Congratulations to Elk Grove Park District for their Excellence in Financial Reporting!
"An award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the Finance Department of the Elk Grove Park District. This is the seventeenth consecutive year Elk Grove Park District has received this award."

" The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management."