May 2022
The monthly newsletter of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
925 Burlington Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
Chamber Office #: (630) 271-4102
Chamber Cell Number: (331) 801-0098
American Family Insurance
John O'Brien

Applied Network Concepts, Inc.
Classical Marketing
Davey Tree Expert Company
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

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ross Bishop Post 5696
(630) 271-9806
WDCB 90.9fm Public Radio

West Suburban Community Pantry

Apolis Greek Street Food

Aurelios Pizza Woodridge

Boss Dawgz

Caring Smile Dental

Craig's Auto Service Center

-DPG-Real Estate
Debbie Pawlowicz

DOS Tree Service

Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Supply

Goldstar Security Services
Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc.

Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.

JJ Supply Partners &
JJJ Packaging

Katy Cunningham Photography LLC

Leeco Steel

Lisle Township

Marquette Companies

Meal Village
Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services

Optometry & Eyewear Gallery

Schmaltz Deli

Sheraton Lisle

The Art of Good Eating

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Thrive of Lisle

Villages on Maple
Support Local!!
Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Member Restaurants, Bakeries & Catering
Apolis Greek Street Food
1109 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(331) 775-2135

The Art of Good Eating
2004 Ogden Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 310-1283

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

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

Boss Dawgz
5520 Lincoln Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 319-2847

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

Dinner Ready
6408 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 812-9384

The Grill Effect
1600 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 445-1728

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

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

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

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

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

Poundcake Bakery
4730 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 234-9700

Raymes Steak & Fish House
4801 Lincoln Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 963-2240

Schmaltz Deli
3011 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 484-5280

Thrive Up
5328 Main Street, Unit 118
Lisle, IL 60532
(815) 999-1192

Opening Spring/Summer 2022

5900 South Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(331) 777-5811

Please visit the Chamber's website event page for
golfer pricing and event information.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Chamber's Annual Golf Outing, please contact Jill Eidukas at (331) 801-0098 or
Hot Deals & Member-2-Member Discounts

Does your business have a hot deal to share with the Community or would your business like to offer special Member-2-Member deals? You can upload your hot deal to the Chamber website by logging into your member account on the Chamber's website. If you need to set or re-set your login and password for member access, please contact Claudine at You can also contact the Chamber if you
 have a Member-2-Member deal you would like to set up.
The Lisle Woman's Club is hosting their 20th Annual Garden Gait. Come enjoy our Garden Walk and Garden Themed Craft Fair on Sunday, June 12th from 10am to 4pm. The day begins at the Museum Station Park at 921 School St. and then continues through some beautiful private gardens throughout Lisle. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at various locations throughout Lisle for $15.00 and on the day of the event
for $20.00. 

All proceeds from this event support many philanthropic causes in and around Lisle and our student scholarship program. 

For more information contact us at, visit us on Facebook or go to our website at!
Michael Lo

Michael Lo is this month's featured Ambassador. He is the Secretary in charge of communications with the Kiwanis Club of Lisle, which is a community service organization. In addition to his time with Kiwanis Club of Lisle, he is in business development and IT recruiting for CIeNet. He has been with the Kiwanis Club of Lisle for over 7 years, but started out with the organization in high school as a Key Club member. He has also been in information technology either in sales or as a consultant in various roles for over 25 years.

He enjoys being an Ambassador because he can quickly learn about new businesses and business developments in Lisle. Being connected with the Chamber in this way also helps him promote his organization, Kiwanis Club of Lisle, and boost support for the club in the community. it's also been good socially to meet interesting people in the community.

Michael lives in Lisle with his wife, daughter, tropical fish, and a stubborn, but loyal beagle-French bulldog mix. He enjoys perfecting his golf swing, reading everything he can and watching quality movies. His favorite quote is by Winston Churchill who stated that "Success is not final, and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." Michael thinks it is important to continue moving forward and learning from one's success and failures. 

Kiwanis Club of Lisle
Michael Lo
P.O. Box 396
Lisle, IL 60532
(708) 715-0965
Lisle Area Chamber Gyms &
Fitness Centers
Central Park Athletic Club
4225 Naperville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 505-7799

F45 South Lisle
6462 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(773) 230-0491

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

Multi-Chamber Economic Luncheon &
Business Expo

On April 19, 2022 the Multi-Chamber Economic Luncheon & Business Expo was held. Attendees networked at the Business Expo held before the presentations and lunch. Anna Paulson, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago delivered the 2022 Economic Outlook Presentation.
Photos courtesy of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
Multi-Chamber Economic Luncheon & Business Expo Press Release from John Quigley, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce

    ELMHURST, IL, April 21, 2022 – There’s both good and bad news to report regarding America’s recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic-induced healthcare crisis and economic downturn, resulting in an 8.5 percent increase in the inflation rate from March of 2021.

    That was among the financial data shared with some 250 businesspeople and 39 exhibitors representing Elmhurst and 23 other west suburban chambers of commerce at the 20th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon held at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on April 19.

    Anna Paulson, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, delivered the event’s Keynote Address in-person for the first time following her March 3, 2021, debut via Zoom video conferencing.

    Titled “The Economy: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Headed?”, Paulson’s power-point presentation highlight the “rapidity” of both America’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic-induced financial crisis and the inflation-producing recovery.

    Prior to his introduction of the Keynote Speaker, John Quigley, President and CEO of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, thanked Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Executive Director Larry Forssberg for his collaboration and gave a brief history of the event—which started in 2003 as a joint venture of the WSCCTB and ECCI.

    Carl Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Northern Trust, served as the Keynote Speaker for the first five years and then William “Bill” Strauss presented for 13 years before retiring as Senior Economist and Economic Advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago shortly after the February 2022 luncheon.

    “Our Keynote Speakers have provided essential insight into the working of the American economy—often predicting Bear-like challenges and Bull-like opportunities a year or more in advance,” stated Quigley, ECCI President and CEO since 1999.

    Paulson stated that doing an in-person presentation after years of virtual meetings and events was much welcomed and an honor for her to follow in the footsteps of Tannebaum and Strauss.

    Her presentation started out by highlighting the disparity between key economic factors, such as the increasing rate of inflation versus low interest rates and relatively “tight” job market versus historically-low unemployment rates.

    Paulson reported that the “rapidity” of economic downturn was mitigated by the “rapidity” of the recovery thanks primarily to a strong fiscal policy response by the federal government, strong monetary policy response by the Fed and strong public health response.

    “We developed vaccines in a record time,” stated Paulson, reporting that nearly 70 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, “and made them available to the masses.”

    The increase in the rate of inflation is a by-product of an economic recovery from June of 2020 to today that has been both faster and stronger than anticipated. A number of factors have exacerbated the inflation rate such as both supply chain and job staffing issues, and rising food costs and sky-rocketing gasoline prices stemming from Russia’s war on Ukraine.

    “Inflation and labor (concerns) might be the trade-off we will have to accept against a slower recovery and possible recession,” stated Paulson.

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is project continued low unemployment rates and for the inflation rate to moderate towards historical norms.

    Factors reducing the inflation rate include a moderation in supply pressures and less-accommodative fiscal/monetary policy. Supply pressures include a shift in consumer consumption from goods back to services, supply response to higher relative prices and return of workers to the labor force.

    “Will inflation moderate?” stated Paulson. “People’s expectations are for inflation to moderate.”

    Household income has been buoyed through the pandemic by financial assistance at the federal level and increased unemployment insurance benefits, most wage growth has benefitted low- and moderate-income workers, and personal savings is higher than normal.
    Consumer consumption has skewed toward goods (automobiles, electronics, etc.) over services (restaurants, entertainment, etc.) during the pandemic versus the traditional breakdown of two-thirds for services and one-third for goods.

    An entrepreneurship anomaly coming out of the economic crisis is that a historically-high number of small businesses were created over the past two years.

    “While bigger businesses can absorb higher costs (for labor, materials, etc.),” Paulson stated, “small businesses can be more nimble and adapt changes quicker.”

    The luncheon program also included a power-point presentation on the Metropolitan Emergency Response & Investigation Team (MERIT) by Village of Westmont Chief of Police Jim Gunther, who is serving a two-year term as Chair of MERIT’s Executive Board.

    Prior to the luncheon, Anna Paulson met in round table-style with participating chamber executives to learn more about the concerns of their member businesses.

Is Your Business Looking To
Hire Employees?

With your Chamber membership, your business can post any job openings to our Chamber website. For more information on how to post jobs to the Chamber website, please contact Claudine Rummer,
Lee Ernst
The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty
2248 Ferry Road, Unit 104
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 514-4306
Make Your Plans to Attend the Open House and Touch a Truck Event May 18th

After a two-year hiatus, this popular kid-friendly event returns! Learn more about Village services during the outdoor Open House and Touch a Truck event on Wednesday, May 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stop by the Lisle Police Department at 5040 Lincoln Avenue to meet staff, watch SWAT, K-9, evidence and use-of-force demonstrations, visit with therapy dogs, participate in demonstrations and get an up-close look at the Village’s fleet of Public Works trucks and equipment. Representatives from DuPage County Bomb Squad, Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM), DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM), Darien Police K-9 Unit (demonstration at 6:00 p.m.), MERIT Swat, Illinois State Police and more will join in the day’s events.

Information courtesy of the Village of Lisle.
Do you need to buy or sell a commercial or residential location?

Comstock Realty Group
Donald Gudmundson
2757 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 961-2766
DPG Real Estate
Debbie Pawlowicz
4726 B Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 309-1466
The Gorrell Team--Baird & Warner
Tom and Ellen Gorrell
836 W. 75th Street
Naperville, Illinois 60565
(708) 704-7862
The Irvine Group at john greene Realtor
Kristina Irvine
1311 S. Route 59
Naperville, Illinois 60564
(630) 945-4962
The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty
Lee Ernst
2248 Ferry Road, Unit 104
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 514-4306
TORG Realty, Inc.
Mary DeLaLeurs
1111 Burlington Avenue, Ste. 108D
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 816-6969
Do You Need To Service Your Vehicle?
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

Book Your Game of Golf at a
Lisle Area Chamber Member Golf Course!

Please visit these Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce members
to book your tee times today!

Check their websites to set your tee times, view player restrictions, clubhouse and course restrictions, and golf course hours.

River Bend Golf Club
5900 South Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-1920

Seven Bridges Golf Club
1 Mulligan Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 964-7777

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. 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
Considerations for COVID-19
During the FundRacing event on May 14th, please know that COVID-19 precautions have been established for your safety and comfort!
  •  Outdoor setting allows for social distancing and a low transmission environment
  • Small groups of drivers at a time, and even with guests to watch the race, the group capacity is well below under the CDC’s guidelines for outdoor social gatherings
  • Six people in separate go-karts, while those in the waiting area have ample room for distancing.
  •  Masks, hand sanitizer, and high-grip disposable gloves are available for all participants.
Do You Need To Do Outdoor Spring Clean Up At Your Home and Business?

Click on the images below to view the lawn and tree care businesses that can help you with your outdoor spring clean up at your home and business.

Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning

75 Executive Drive, #453
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 964-0304

Davey Tree Expert Company

1200 N. Lombard Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 545-0606

DOS Tree Service

Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 835-6351

Caring Smile Dental

At Caring Smile Dental, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. We aren't like the "big box" dental offices! Dr. Brzozowski and Dr. Totonchi give you personalized attention at this family style practice. Patients don't feel lost in the shuffle because we strive to CARE first in our dental treatment. Our reviews on our website speak for themselves!

Both Dr. Brzozowski and Dr. Totonchi have been dental faculty, at University of Illinois at Chicago and Midwestern University respectively. They are dentists who listen and respond, are experienced and know the filed inside and out, effectively diagnose and treat patients needs, and are friendly counselors in best ways to maintain and improve health.

We provide comprehensive care for our patients: implants, crowns (caps), bridges, pediatric dentistry, young children's exams, geriatric dentistry, cosmetic fillings, orthodontics (Invisalign), root canals, dentures, partials, deep cleanings, extractions, and much more. We also treat emergencies same day. For patients with dental anxiety we provide medical management and also have nitrous oxide available.

Our office is conveniently located in the Seven Bridges complex just north of the movie theater.
Caring Smile Dental
Dr. Daniela Brzozowski
6440 Main Street, Suite 310
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 241-3904
2021-2022 Member Directory &
Community Profile
The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce 2021-2022 Member Directory & Community Profile has been completed and sent out to over 8,500 single family homes in Lisle and Lisle Area Businesses. It is also at Lisle Village Hall, Lisle Park District, Lisle Township, Lisle Savings Bank and more. Click on the link below to view the Member Directory & Community Profile.

Universal Technical Institute
2611 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
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

The Morton Arboretum Marks its Centennial
The Morton Arboretum in Lisle is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2022 with a series of centennial-themed programs and events. The Arboretum was founded in 1922 as “a great outdoor museum of trees” dedicated to plant collections, scientific research, and educational offerings. A century later, the nonprofit organization continues its mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Among the highlights recognizing the 100-year milestone are tree-planting initiatives in the local community and the seven-county Chicago region, activities that honor the history of the Arboretum and anticipate its second century, the opening this fall of a grand garden as a new centerpiece for experiencing the Arboretum, and the publication of a commemorative book titled A Magnificent Garden of Trees: Celebrating 100 Years of The Morton Arboretum. Newly released, this 176-page hardcover edition is a photo-filled keepsake that addresses the past, present, and future of the enduring tree-focused institution (available in The Arboretum Store; $34.95 retail).

The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-0074


Thank You to the Lisle Area Chamber Members that have been members with
our Chamber for 4+ years!

Holistic Health Care Centers, LLC
Applied Network Concepts, Inc.
DPG Real Estate - Debbie Pawlowicz
State Farm Insurance - Todd MacDonald
Humidor of Lisle
Your Story Counseling, P.C.
Edward Jones - Michael Flores
Zachary Kraus Mortgage Team Cardinal Financial
North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

American Family Insurance
John O'Brien
7723 W. Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 807-9707

Grove Integrative Clinic
Dr. Remington Rodela
2009 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 740-3079

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 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