January 27, 2020 Weekly Digest
Chairman's Circle Members
Happenings in and around the Chamber!
Welcome to Our New Members!


All Are Welcome - Please Come!
Join us in Italy!
The Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles Chambers of Commerce are headed to Tuscany in October 2020. Learn more about this amazing vacation at our joint kickoff meeting! Please RSVP (for food and space considerations).
This trip is not only for Chamber members - invite your travel friends!
The enlightening Economic Outlook Luncheon and
Business Expo is back!
Last call to register to attend.
Expo booths are sold out.
All are Invited to Attend Batavia Women in Business Events!
Last Thursday was Quite the Day for Chamber Events!

You might even say it was epic. We began our day at the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for Raising Cane's Chicken Finger on Randall Road. Definitely a ribbon cutting to remember! Following an afternoon of preparations, we greeted nearly 200 people at the beautiful Nagel Emporium at Abbey Farms for Inspire 2020.

Thank you to the Daily Herald and Kane County Chronicle for their press coverage. We thought we'd share some articles with you!

Links to stories about opening day at Raising Cane's:



Members in the News and Local Happenings

BATAVIA, IL   At the November park board meeting the Batavia Park Board voted on a resolution to place a $27.1 million bond referendum on the March 17 ballot to acquire the land, build, and equip the construction of a 65,100-square-foot recreational facility.


BATAVIA (January 22, 2020) –  
Lace up your running shoes and bring the family to the friendliest race on the Fox River! The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation is thrilled to invite you to participate in its 20th Annual Fox Trot 5K and 10K race on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Batavia Riverwalk (Island Avenue & Houston Street in downtown Batavia). Races (5K, 5K stroller, and 10K) start at 8:00AM and feature courses along the beautiful Fox River. Following the race is an award presentation for the winners of both races.   Read the entire news release .


January 21, 2020 -  H.C. Storm Elementary School and Hoover-Wood Elementary School have both been selected, of five schools in Kane County, to take part in the first annual Kane County Cycle Club program. The program begins on April 13 and runs until May 17. There is a lot to do before the event begins, but here is a brief picture of what it will look like.  Read the entire news release.
Do you know a Batavia High School Senior? Encourage them to apply for our inaugural Inspire Scholarships! Applications are due on Friday, April 3. The description of each scholarship is below. Applications are available via this link .
Please share this information!
The 2020 Directories are in!
Batavia residents and businesses were mailed a print copy. Any member who wants additional copies, please stop by the office to pick them up. Digital copies are available here .
Every person counts! In November, a presentation was held at the Batavia Public Library about the importance of the 2020 Census for Batavia's future. To learn more, watch the video of the presentation:


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