The monthly newsletter of the
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
March 2021
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
925 Burlington Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
Chamber Office #: (630) 271-4102
Chamber Cell Number: (331) 801-0098

Christopher Buehler
Four Lakes Recreation

Hello Fellow Chamber Members!
I hope this newest newsletter finds you warm and well. February was so cold that even winter sports enthusiasts found it to be too cold! I’m sure some of us were hoping to work from home again or were happy to be working remotely through the cold snap that we experienced. The colder weather seems to have left us for now, and we are all looking forward to warmer temperatures, more sunshine and the start of the spring season. Before we know it we’ll be in the middle of summer wishing for cooler weather to return.
While we are still working, meeting and socializing digitally why not consider attending a virtual LINCT meeting on Wednesday March 16th at 3pm? LINCT meetings are a great opportunity to network with local professionals and discuss ideas, events and more! This month’s meeting will also include a virtual tour of Villa St. Benedict. The meeting is free to attend, and login information for the session can be obtained by emailing Claudine at the chamber.
Some exciting news from outside of our little slice of paradise. The Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago are beginning to open the lakefront and the play areas and green spaces around the lake! This is genuinely exciting news for me as it shows that while we still need to be cautious, we can start to enjoy some of the great outdoor activities that our beautiful state is known for!
Looking forward to the day when we can see each other in person, until then, a virtual hello and fist bump to each and every one of you.

Christopher Buehler
Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports | Recreation

Board of Directors

Christopher Buehler, Chair
Four Lakes Recreation

Jon Pratscher
Lisle Park District, Chair Elect

Christopher Pellico, Past Chair
Navistar, Inc.

Kimberly Novovesky, Treasurer

Lee Ernst
The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Peter James
College of DuPage

Barry McGoldrick
Molex, LLC

Tom Reif
GCG Financial, LLC

Susan Ross
The Morton Arboretum

Tom Thornton
Your Promo Partners

Eric Ertmoed, ex officio
Village of Lisle

The Lisle Area Chamber is here for you and your business. We are continuing to offer free e-blasts to our members. If your business has any information that you would like us to share with the Chamber community or if there is anything we can be of assistance with, please contact us at or

At this time, we will continue to stagger our office hours, please contact us if you have any questions or if you need to visit the Chamber office.

Jill Eidukas and Claudine Rummer


Jill Eidukas, Executive Director

As I write this I am thinking about last year, specifically March 6, 2020. The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a successful “Evening in Paris, Ooh La La Lisle“ Dinner Dance at the Doubletree by Hilton Lisle/Naperville. One week later the Governor issued the stay in place order for Illinois. I can’t believe it has been a year already. There have been so many things we have learned in a year. Businesses moved to remote work and virtual meetings. Events are held virtually. Scientists have developed a vaccine in 12 months. We have all learned how to adapt to the new way of life.

We are ready to get back to seeing our Members in person. We have Members that are asking to book their Ribbon Cuttings and Business After Hours in the 3rd quarter of this year. We are planning our Golf Outing and some other events. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Slowly and safely we will move forward in our lives and businesses.

Chamber Member Your Promo Partners is designing a Shop Local, Dine Local T-shirt that we will be selling on our website for a limited time only. We will send out an e-blast soon promoting the t-shirt design. A portion of the proceeds will be used for the Chamber Scholarship Fund. Keep a look out in your emails for details on how to purchase your t-shirt.

For the time being, we are continuing to offer free e-blasts to our Members as well as free ads in our monthly newsletters. Contact Claudine or I if you have any questions. We are here for you and your business!

Be well. Be safe.
Jill Eidukas
Executive Director

Amita Health
Applied Network Concepts, Inc.
Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management
Classical Marketing
DuPage Medical Group
Four Lakes Recreation
Lisle Savings Bank
Maple Terrace Shopping Center
(847) 272-6800

Navistar, Inc.
North American Pizza & Culinary Academy
One-2-One Computer Assistance
Partners and Paws Veterinary Services
Premier Financial Health Insurance
Team Auto Care & Transmissions
WDCB 90.9fm Public Radio
West Suburban Community Pantry
Apolis Greek Street Food

Aurelios Pizza Woodridge

Craig's Auto Service Center

-DPG-Real Estate
Debbie Pawlowicz

DOS Tree Service

Empowering Life Decisions, LLC

Goldstar Security Services
Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc.

Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.

JJ Supply Partners Inc. &
JJJ Packaging

Leeco Steel

Marquette Companies

Meal Village

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services

Optometry & Eyewear Gallery

Sheraton Lisle

The Art of Good Eating

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Thrive of Lisle

Villages on Maple

A Midwestern Eatery & Tap
Scrims Esports Gaming Center
Scrims features custom PC Gaming Stations and Next Gen consoles. Gamers can play dozens of times either logging into their own accounts or using one of our house accounts. Scrims is for casual drop-in gaming and competitive esports play. Scrims is also a popular destination for parties with packages for all ages and sizes.

Scrims Esports Gaming Center
Catherine Sarrett
200 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 534-9620

Would You Like Free Advertising
For Your Business?
Send Us Your Member Testimonial!

As part of the ongoing mission of the Lisle Area Chamber to promote our members, we asking our members to send us testimonials of how their business has changed and adapted during these times.
This is a great avenue for free advertisement for your business.

If you have a testimonial you want to be featured in our monthly newsletters or if you have any questions, please email Claudine Rummer at
Support Local Restaurants
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Member Restaurants, Bakeries & Catering

(Please check with the establishment to view their guidelines for
outside and indoor dining restrictions, curbside pick-up and delivery.)
Apolis Greek Street Food
1109 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(331) 775-2135

Morningside Cafe
1920 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 810-0418

Aurelio’s Pizza Woodridge
6430 Main Street, Ste. 130
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 968-0077

North American Pizza &
 Culinary Academy
1970 University Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 395-9958

Belgio’s Catering
416 W. 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 369-6100

 Paisans Pizzeria & Bar
2901 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 922-4100

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
8025 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
(331) 431-4000

Poundcake Bakery
4714 Main Street, 1 North
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 234-9700

Culver’s Downers Grove/Lisle
2500 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 434-9401

Shakou Restaurants
Park Ridge
Arlington Heights

Manna Kitchen
2801 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 536-8328

The Art of Good Eating
2004 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 310-1283

Meal Village
4912 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(800) 610-2232

Yerbabuena Mexican Restaurant
4734 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-8040

Virtual Multi-Chamber Progressive Networking Event

Jim Provenzale
Fast Forward Design Associates, Inc.

This month's featured Ambassador is Jim Provenzale. Jim is the owner and Creative Director of Fast Forward Design Associates, Inc. He produces lasting and intuitive corporate identity systems, impactful print & package design, dynamic web sites and professional video and photography for clients of all sizes and industries. Jim has been in this industry for over 27 years.

Jim has been a Lisle Area Chamber Member for 5 years and has been on the Ambassador Committee for about the same amount of time. He enjoys it tremendously. Although times, of late, have proven to be challenging, he finds his association with those in the Lisle Area Chamber to be extremely valuable in staying in front of his clients.

Jim lives in Downers Grove and has 3 children and a chocolate Labrador. He is an avid hockey fan, a coach and plays recreationally in several men's leagues throughout the Chicago area. His favorite bit of wisdom to impart was an old family quote from his immigrant Irish grandfather, "Throw your hat over the wall and go after it." His grandfather always understood that calculated risks are what being an entrepreneur is all about. Jim believes that small business is the life-blood of every community - and the Lisle Area Chamber, its members, certainly embody the foundation of that belief.

Jim Provenzale
Fast Forward Design Associates, Inc.
4941 Forest Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-8556
Join the Leadership In Networking Committee Team (LINCT) to network for FREE with fellow business professionals as an additional way to promote your business through the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce. This group is Chaired by
Debbie Pawlowicz of -DPG- Real Estate.

This is a fantastic way to network for FREE with fellow Chamber members.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, please contact
Claudine Rummer at:

LINCT Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
3:00 p.m.

At the meeting, there will be a virtual tour of Villa St. Benedict.


For information on the virtual meetings or questions, please contact Claudine at
Electronics Recycling Event In Lieu of Sustainable Saturday To Take Place March 20th

Due to the ongoing pandemic and in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health and DuPage County Health Department guidelines, Lisle’s annual Sustainable Saturday recycling event scheduled for March 20, 2021 has been postponed until next year. For a list of alternative recycling events and programs in DuPage County, visit
In lieu of the traditional Sustainable Saturday event, the Village will host an electronics recycling event on Saturday, March 20th, in the Commuter Parking Lot just west of Village Hall on Burlington Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CRTs, flat screen and projection TVs will be accepted for a small fee ($25/$35) depending on size. Appliances of any type or size are not accepted. Cloth or fabric will also be accepted during the event for recycling. This event is open to all residents of DuPage County. To learn more about COVID-19 precautions, how to pay in advance, view a map of the location and a list of all items accepted, visit

(Information courtesy of Village of Lisle)
SCORE Fox Valley needs your help! You can see a few of our 100 members looking for you to help us help our community. We are in need of your assistance to bring mentoring, workshops, roundtable discussion groups and resources to our business community. Our work depends on our amazing volunteers. We are proud to help small businesses in the area, and would love to have you as part of our team. Learn more.
Why Volunteer with SCORE Fox Valley?

A key reason for volunteering is that you can learn and grow. Give back to our community and help people succeed.
You can help make our client's dreams come true, while enriching your life. Here are just a few of the benefits of joining our great network of volunteers:
  •      Feel good knowing you helped someone achieve their goals
  •      Give back to your community by helping small businesses thrive
  •      Become a recognized leader in your local business community
  •      Make new friends and network with SCORE volunteers & leaders
  •      Grow professionally and personally with SCORE's training programs
Are you interested in volunteering with SCORE, but don’t think mentoring is the best role for you? There are many ways that you can help. No matter your expertise or amount of time you have to donate, we welcome your assistance. Give us a call or text to Larry Bussow, Chapter Chair 289, 630.877.5538
Are You Looking For Ways To Get More Exercise In 2021?
Central Park Athletic Club
4225 Naperville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 505-7799

Lisle Fit Body Boot Camp
2731 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 796-0911

Lisle Park District
(Community Park Fitness)
1825 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532
630-964-3410, ext.4318

Promote Your Business on the Thrive App

New post-acute care center Thrive of Lisle
is launching an app for the Smartphone and
they need your help!

There is a feature for guests to view in the app called
"Around Town" where you can list your business
(and contact information) for FREE.

To learn more, please contact Lisa Henderson
at 773-875-5956 or

When visiting a Chamber member business, please let them know that you are supporting a Lisle Area Chamber member and that is why you are choosing them.

Collective lhe & Makery
4724 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(331) 903-6158

Creme de la Creme
4710-3 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-2500

Humidor of Lisle
1600 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Your Promo Partners
Tom Thornton
(630) 780-3594

Count on Your Promo Partners for all your printing needs. From business cards and banners to apparel and promotional products we've got you covered. We also have graphic designers and photographers on staff to help you create just the right look for your marketing materials.
Contact us today!

Join Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports For Their 60th Season!

Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports has the “Anyone Can Do” attitude and wants to help you learn to ski or snowboard. Our Snowsports School is ready to get you started and to always teach students to ski & snowboard safely, in control, proficient and most importantly, HAVE FUN!
Private and Group lessons can be scheduled on weekday afternoons and evenings, weekends and holidays. Telemark and Nordic lessons are also available upon special request. Call our Reservation Center, and we will place you, your children, or your group in a lesson program that is convenient for you.
  • Skiing & Snowboarding Days and Nights 
  • Modern Snowmaking and Grooming Equipment 
  • Beginner Areas Available 
  • Entire Area Open to Skiing & Snowboarding 
  • Seven Tow Ropes 
  • Professional Instruction Available for All Levels 
  • Complete Lodge with Restaurant, Bar and Cafeteria Service
  • Group Ski & Snowboard Programs 
  • Special “Learn to Race” Advanced Skiing Program
  • Complete Ski & Snowboard Rental Facility 
  • Storage Lockers Available for Rent 
  • Ski Patrol & First Aid Services 
  • Ski & Snowboard Necessity Shop
  • Free Parking 
  • Special Terrain Activity Areas
  • Located Minutes from Major Highways
  • FREE WiFi in Cafeteria
Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports
5750 Lakeside Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 964-2550

(Information courtesy of Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports Website.)
Universal Technical Institute Announces
First Agricultural Manufacturer Training Program
with AGCO
PHOENIX—February 03, 2021Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of trained technicians to the transportation industry, announced its first-ever agricultural manufacturing training program with AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions. The Fendt® Technician Academy will launch at UTI’s Lisle, Illinois campus, outside of Chicago, in Fall 2021.
“It’s extremely exciting to launch UTI’s first-ever agricultural manufacturing training program at our Lisle campus with an impressive manufacturer like AGCO,” said Sherrell Smith, executive vice president, campus operations“Since many of our Diesel program graduates go to work in the agriculture industry, we saw true value to our students in offering manufacturer-specific advanced training and credentials in agricultural equipment. It has been an honor to work with AGCO to develop an innovative program to meet the growing demand for trained tractor technicians.”  
This 12-week advanced program trains students to work with Fendt’s exclusive technology to gain in-depth knowledge about the brand’s engines, powertrains, hydraulics, electronics and Fuse® technology. Classes will be limited to 12-15 students and will be taught by Fendt-certified program instructors who will bring their real-world industry experience to the program. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be associate, expert and Fendt Technical Theory certified.
"AGCO’s premium Fendt brand has experienced tremendous growth and expansion across North America in recent years, and that’s led to increased demand from farmers and dealers for qualified technicians to support Fendt’s industry-leading equipment,” said Ed Barry, director, after sales & customer support training North America. "The caliber of students graduating from UTI’s core Diesel Technology program is tremendous, and we are excited to launch the Fendt Technician Academy to train and certify more Fendt technicians to meet industry demands and create excellent jobs that serve America’s agriculture industry."
Despite record numbers of Americans filing unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand has risen for skilled technicians across the transportation and agriculture industries. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed many of these jobs essential to supporting the nation's infrastructure during the health crisis, and UTI employer participants, including AGCO, continue to report a need for trained technicians.
For more information about Universal Technical Institute,
For more information about AGCO, visit
For more information about Fendt, visit
(Click on the image below, to visit KinderCare Learning Centers' Website)
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce Salons & Spas
*Please check with the establishment to view their guidelines for hours, capacity, appointment times and if they offer curbside pick-up.

When visiting a Chamber member business, please let them know that you are supporting a Lisle Area Chamber member and that is why you are choosing them.
Via Moda Salon & Spa
1017 Front Street, Unit B
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 241-9292

Zano's Hair Design
959 W. Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 357-4425

U.S. Small Business Administration Press Release - February 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. 

The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to the program’s implementation:

  • For businesses with fewer than ten employees, the share of funding is up nearly 60%
  • For businesses in rural communities, the share of funding is up nearly 30%
  • The share of funding distributed through Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions is up more than 40%

“The SBA is a frontline agency working to create an inclusive economy, focused on reaching women-owned, minority-owned, low- and moderate-income, rural, and other underserved communities in meaningful ways. While reported data illustrates we have made real strides in ensuring these funds are reaching underserved communities, we believe we can still do better,” says SBA Senior Advisor Michael Roth. “The important policy changes we are announcing further ensure inclusivity and integrity by increasing access and much-needed aid to Main Street businesses that anchor our neighborhoods and help families build wealth.” 

These simple progressive steps by the Biden-Harris Administration further demonstrate the commitment to racial and gender equity, reaching low and moderate-income, rural, urban, and other underserved areas. The SBA will:

  • Establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees
  • Allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals to receive more financial support by revising the PPP’s funding formula for these categories of applicants
  • Eliminate an exclusionary restriction on PPP access for small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions, consistent with a bipartisan congressional proposal
  • Eliminate PPP access restrictions on small business owners who have struggled to make federal student loan payments by eliminating federal student loan debt delinquency and default as disqualifiers to participating in the PPP; and
  • Ensure access for non-citizen small business owners who are lawful U.S. residents by clarifying that they may use Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to apply for the PPP.
The 14-day exclusivity period will start on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 a.m. (EST), while the other four changes will be implemented by the first week of March. The SBA is working on the program changes and will communicate details throughout this week.

These actions will help to lay the foundation for a robust and equitable recovery for small businesses across the country. Small businesses employ nearly half of the American workforce; they create 2 out of 3 net new private-sector jobs; they reinvest 68% of revenues to build and sustain communities. Borrowers can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program by downloading the First Draw PPP loan application or Second Draw PPP loan application and working with a participating PPP lender through the SBA Lender Match tool.

Through SBA’s nationwide district offices, the Agency will work in close partnership with the Administration to further leverage its resource partner network and expand on multilingual access and outreach about the PPP. Updated PPP information, including forms, guidance, and resources is available at and


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit
2020-2021 Member Directory &
Community Profile

Does Your Car Need To Be Service?

Craig's Auto Service Center

1101 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-7510

Honda of Superstore of Lisle
Volvo Cars of Lisle

4325 Lincoln Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-7200

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

2115 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-8318

Team Auto Care & Transmissions

1805 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 852-5800


Arbor Dental Care, Ltd.

Brian Ashe and Associates, Ltd.

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe

Classical Marketing

DuPage Credit Union

DuPage Medical Group

Greg Procopio Farmers Insurance Agency

Hope's Front Door

Hyatt Regency Lisle

Lisle Community Unit School District 202

Lisle Library District

Midwest Tents & Events

Science of Spirituality

SCORE Fox Valley Chapter

Sharing Connections

Thrive of Lisle

Via Moda Salon & Spa

We are able to process Membership Renewal payments over the phone at (331) 801-0098 if you would like to renew your Lisle Area Chamber Membership with a credit card. We are also accepting payments via U.S. Mail, please mail to our new address, 925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532.
The Chamber office is continuing to stagger the days and hours we will be open but if you have anything to share about your business or if you have any questions, you can reach the Chamber remotely at
(331) 801-0098
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
925 Burlington Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Chamber Office:
(630) 271-4102
Chamber Cell :
(331) 801-0098