May 2023


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

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Lee Ernst

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Lisle in May is great. And this year we have a lot going on. Cinco De Mayo kicks it off and Memorial Day wraps it up. In between we have the Multi-Chamber Gary Fencik Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10th and then the unveiling ceremony for the Warhol clings at the Lisle Library that will be held on May 20th.


The Lisle Uncorked, A Wine Event will be taking place on the beautiful grounds of the Museums at Lisle Station Park on June 17th. Tickets are on sale now at There are also sponsorship opportunities available if your business is interested in sponsoring this event. We offer special sponsorship opportunities and rates for members.


I hope you can attend some of these events and enjoy all Lisle has to offer with the spring weather. 


Business owners you have time to jump in as a sponsor for upcoming events and there are a few big ones to sponsor like the Lisle Uncorked event and the Annual Golf Outing on July 18. These two events are not to be missed.


Board of Directors

Lee Ernst


The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Jon Pratscher

Past Chair

Lisle Park District

Kimberly Novovesky Treasurer


Bev Hudson

Poundcake Bakery

Debbie Pawlowicz

DPG Real Estate

Tom Reif

GCG Financial, LLC

Susan Ross

The Morton Arboretum

Tom Thornton

Your Promo Partners

Eric Ertmoed,

ex officio

Village of Lisle

American Family Insurance

John O'Brien

Applied Network Concepts

Bil Foster for Congress

Cabinets City Naperville

Classical Marketing

Davey Tree Expert Company

Four Lakes Recreation

Glamorous Furniture Store

Glamorous Furniture Store For Helping Families

Lakeshore Recycling Services (LRS)

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

Silver Car Wash & Detail Center

Spay Illinois Pet Well Clinics, Inc.

State Farm Insurance -

Luis F. Garcia

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ross Bishop Post 5696

WDCB 90.9fm Public Radio

West Suburban Community Pantry

Aurelios Pizza Woodridge

Brasi Pizzeria

Boss Dawgz

Caring Smile Dental

Country Financial - Mulyk Agency

Craig's Auto Service Center

DnD Transfers

-DPG-Real Estate

Debbie Pawlowicz

DuPage Lawn and Home Services

Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Supply

Goldstar Security Services

Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc.

Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.

Katy Cunningham Photography LLC

Leeco Steel

Lisle Township

Marquette Companies

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services

On Time Mobile Wash

Saha Yoga Studio

Schmaltz Deli

Sheraton Lisle

The Crafty Shop Supplies and Equipment

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Thrive of Lisle

Villages on Maple

Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce Member Restaurants, Bakeries, Bars/Breweries & Catering

Aurelio’s Pizza Woodridge

6430 Main Street, Ste. 130

Woodridge, IL 60517

(630) 968-0077

Boss Dawgz

5520 Lincoln Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 319-2847

Brasi Pizzeria

5328 Lincoln Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-8989

Bubblehouse Brewing Company

2121 Ogden Avenue, Unit A

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 541-3968

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

Manna Kitchen

2801 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 536-8328

Morningside Cafe

1920 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 810-0418

Nel's Old Time Inn

4907 Main Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 971-1090

Nel's Old Time Inn

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

Papa Johns Pizza

1044 Maple Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 395-7210

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

The Dock Bar & Grill

Seven Bridges Golf Club

One Mulligan Drive

Woodridge, IL 60517

(630) 964-7777

Thrive Up

5328 Lincoln Avenue, Unit 118

Lisle, IL 60532

(815) 999-1192


5900 S. Route 53

Lisle, IL 60532

(331) 777-5811

Click Here To Purchase Lisle Uncorked Tickets

We are looking for artists to design a “POP ART Instagram Stop” background for Lisle Uncorked attendees to take their pictures and post to their social media pages. Please send your art to no later than May 15, 2023. The winner will win two free tickets to the event

**Must be 21 to submit art and must be 21 and over to attend this event**


Debbie Pawlowicz

Debbie Pawlowicz of -DPG- Real Estate is this month's featured Ambassador. In addition to being on the Ambassador Committee, Debbie is on the Chamber Board of Directors as well as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee. She is also the past Chair of the LINCT Committee.

Debbie is the Broker/Owner of -DPG- Real Estate which is located on Main Street in Lisle. She has worked as a successful area realtor for over 30 years. Debbie has a long history of supporting and giving back to our community and her industry. She is the Clerk of the Lisle Township, a Board of Director on the Lisle Education Foundation, the President/Board of Director on the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, Board of Director on Illinois Realtors, Board of Director on the National Association of Realtors, and a Committee co-chair for Wine, Women & Shoes to benefit Bridge Communities which raise funds to help families transitioning from homelessness. Debbie is also a long standing precinct committeeman and a member and past officer for the Lisle Woman's Club. She is also a member of many task forces, committees and advisory boards for Audit/Finance, Investment Review, Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Statewide Committees regarding taxes, blighted properties, crime free housing, government affairs.

Debbie has won countless awards and honors in her profession and for her volunteerism but her ultimate joy is her family and friends. Alongside her husband Steve, anytime spent with her four grown children and five grandchildren is a cherished moment in time.

Debbie Pawlowicz

-DPG- Real Estate

4726 B Main Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 309-1466

Hot Deals, Member-2-Member Discounts & Job Postings

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 Chamber offers member businesses to post their businesses job openings to our Chamber website. If you have any job postings you would like posted on the website, please contact the Chamber at


Join the Chamber's Leads Group - LINCT


Lisle Area Chamber Gyms &

Fitness Centers

Central Park Athletic Club

4225 Naperville Road

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 505-7799

Lisle Park District

(Community Park Fitness)

1825 Short Street

Lisle, IL 60532

630-964-3410, ext.4318

For more information or to become a vendor:


This award-winning site serves as a beautiful back drop to this colorful, open-air market that runs on Saturdays from May 6 through October 14, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors change weekly, so each market is a unique experience. Free parking is available in the Garfield Parking Lot, Main Street and the Commuter Parking Lots off of Burlington Avenue. There is no admission charge, so bring the whole family; service animals and pets in carriers are welcome. Diverse offerings include:

  • Artisan crafts
  • Baked goods
  • Cheeses
  • Food
  • Fresh produce
  • Plants
  • Home accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Knife sharpening
  • Meats
  • Olive oils
  • Pet products

(Information courtesy of the Village of Lisle Website)

Multi-Chamber Economic Outlook Networking Luncheon & Business Expo 2023

The Economic Outlook Luncheon & Expo were held on April 6th with keynote speaker, Leslie McGranahan, Vice President Director of Regional Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. If you would like to view Leslie McGranahan's presentation, Click Here.

Thank you to our member businesses that attended the luncheon. GreenBee Energy Efficiency and Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services had expo tables at the business expo held before the luncheon.

For more information on the event, please view the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce's press release below. Event photos courtesy of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.



    ELMHURST, IL, April 10, 2023 – While America’s post-pandemic economy is strong on a number of fronts, there are still some “uncertainties” that cloud the financial picture in the eyes of small businesses and wage earners alike. That was the message heard by a “Sold Out” crowd of 277 business people and 39 exhibitors representing Elmhurst and 23 other west suburban chambers of commerce at the 21st Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon held at the Hilton/Oak Brook Hills Resort in Westmont on April 6. Leslie McGranahan, Vice President and Director of Regional Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, delivered this year’s Keynote Address. Titled “Stubborn Inflation and Broader Uncertainty: Economic Outlook for 2023”, McGranahan’s power-point presentation highlight the “robust” growth in America’s economy and labor market, while noting concern over inflation and recent banking collapses.


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 and his staff for their work in organizing this 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, 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 2020 luncheon, and Anna Paulson, the Fed’s Executive Vice President, Director of Research and Executive Committee member, presented the previous two years. “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.

Her presentation started out by highlighting the disparity between key economic factors, such as a higher-than-preferred rate of inflation versus growth in the Gross National Product (GDP) and a two-jobs-per worker labor market ratio versus historically-low unemployment rates.

Designed to lower the inflation rate, increases in the Fed’s lending interest rate of 4.75 to 5.0 percent has had a “dramatic” impact in the housing market, leading to higher mortgage loan rates and a decline in new home construction Predictions of an imminent recession after slow GDP growth in the first two quarters of 2022 (1.6 and 0.6 percent) proved baseless as the economy grew by 3.2 and 2.6 percent, respectively, in the last two quarters, and Core Retail Sales grew during the First Quarter of 2023.


Regarding three factors impacting the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the cost of core goods is dropping fast thanks to corrections in the supply chain, shelter costs remain high whether owning or renting, and the cost of core services (sans shelter) is slowly decreasing. When it comes to the Household Balance Sheet, personal savings is below the pre-pandemic rate and the stock of excess savings is in decline, though still above pre-pandemic rates. Consumers are feeling stress and concern, and consumer confidence is “less optimist now,” but remains above the pre-pandemic rate. McGranahan is projecting slow GDP growth for 2023 and 2023, a one-percent uptick in unemployment from 3.5 to 4.5 percent and downward trend in inflation back to two percent.

The luncheon program also included a power-point presentation on the 2026 President’s Cup men’s professional golf tournament to be staged at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, as given by Host Committee Chair Jim Hart, President of Burwood Group.


When: May 16th, 2023, 9AM to 7PM


Where: Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Kitchen Supplies,

1808 Ogden Ave Lisle, IL 60532


What: Storewide Sale – May 16th – Everyone's Welcome! Open to The Public!


On Tuesday, May 16th, Gator Chef invites you to attend our Annual Customer Appreciation Day Celebration. It’s a Storewide Sale with Discounts on EVERYTHING at our Lisle Superstore! In the past year, we serviced hundredths more customers than ever before; this propelled us to be named Restaurant Equipment Dealer of the Year by the Excell Foodservice Equipment Dealer Network.


We are holding our Customer Appreciation Day Celebration Storewide Sale at our Restaurant Equipment and Kitchen Supplies Store at 1808 Ogden Avenue, in Lisle. This 12,000 square ft. building is stocked with 2,000+ commercial products, including Equipment, Appliances, Smallwares, Chemicals, and Disposables. Unlike any other Restaurant Supply Store, we are also home to a state-of-the-art Test Kitchen, where you're invited to try equipment before purchasing.


Gator Chef is an award-winning Commercial Restaurant Equipment and Supplies Dealer that operates the largest Cash and Carry Store in the Chicagoland area. We are also proud to be a Woman-Owned, Family-Operated Small Business “that is big enough to be competitive, but small enough to provide the personal touch everyone deserves”.


Stop by our Customer Appreciation Storewide Sale and see why Gator Chef is different!

Lisle Library District

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

The Lisle Library held their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, April 22, 2023 to showcase the completed renovations at the Library. Around 800 attendees came out and supported the Lisle Library at their Grand Opening. If you would like to view the Grand Opening slideshow on the Lisle Libray's Facebook page, Click Here.

Lisle Library District

777 Front Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 971-1675

Photo courtesy of Lisle Library District

Join the Government Affairs Committee


The Chamber's Government Affairs Committee meets once a month to discuss and explore issues of interest for the communities we represent and state and federal issues that may affect our business community.

Government Affair Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

8:15 a.m.

The meeting will be held at the Chamber's office located in Lisle Village Hall,

925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle.


If you are interested in attending the meeting

and would like more details about the Government Affairs Committee, please contact the Chamber at (630) 271-4102 or

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, #457

Aurora, IL 60504

(630) 964-0304

Click Here To Visit Bubbles' Website

Davey Tree Expert Company

1200 N. Lombard Road

Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 545-0606

Click Here To Visit Davey Tree Expert Company's Website

DuPage Lawn and Home Services

P.O. Box 3982

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 936-4027

Click Here To Visit DuPage Lawn and Home Services' Website

Contact Brasi's Pizzeria today for a special Mother's Day Menu to celebrate your mom!

Brasi's Pizzeria

5328 Main Street, Unit 114

(Route 53)

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-8989

The DUEL is back at Wheatstack for another season of shows on Saturday night! Join us for an entertaining evening with great music and food from 7-10pm. This is a 21 & over event.*

May 20th

Two ticket options:

$60 – Ticket & 4-Course Meal, includes appetizer, soup or salad, entrée & dessert

$30 – Ticket, must purchase food or beverage

*Reservations are required.

Click Here For Information on Wheatstack Events!

Visiting Lisle?

Stay at a Lisle Area Chamber member hotel!

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville

3003 Corporate West Drive

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 505-0900

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville Website

Hyatt Regency Lisle

1400 Corporetum Drive

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-1234

Hyatt Regency Lisle Website

Sheraton Lisle

3000 Warrenville Road

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 505-1000

Sheraton Lisle Website


Are you looking 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

Front Street Real Estate

Alexis Ruck

700 Front Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(224) 249-4015

The Gorrell Team--Baird & Warner

Tom and Ellen Gorrell

836 W. 75th Street

Naperville, Illinois 60565

(708) 704-7862

(708) 790-2805

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Lee Ernst

2248 Ferry Road, Unit 104

Naperville, IL 60563

(630) 514-4306

(602) 486-2255

TORG Realty, Inc.

Mary DeLaLeurs

1111 Burlington Avenue, Ste. 108D

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 816-6969


Do You Need To Service or Clean Your Vehicle?

Craig's Auto Service Center

1101 Warrenville Road

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-7510

Visit Craig's Auto Service Center Website

Honda of Superstore of Lisle

Volvo Cars of Lisle

4325 Lincoln Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-7200

Visit Honda Superstore of Lisle Website

Visit Volvo Cars Lisle Website

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

2115 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-8318

Visit Midwest Auto Body of Lisle Website

On Time Mobile Wash

1712A Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(312) 237-7351

Visit On Time Mobile Wash Website

Silver Car Wash and Detail Center

3104 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 577-1310

Visit Silver Car Wash & Detail Center Website

2022-2023 Member Directory &

Community Profile

The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce 2022-2023 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.

Click Here To View The 2022-2023 Member Directory & Community Profile


Congratulations to MULTIVAC US for holding their Ribbon Cutting for their new location in Lisle on April 20th. MULTIVAC are leading manufacturers of packaging machines.


2400 Ogden Ave, Suite 120

Lisle , Illinois 60532

(224) 470-9559

Congratulations to Caring Smile Dental for their Groundbreaking Ceremony held on April 25th. Caring Smile Dental broke ground at their new location, 5603 Main Street Lisle. While construction takes place on their new location, you can still visit them at their current location in Woodridge.

Caring Smile Dental

5603 Main Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 241-3904

Chamber Raves Photos courtesy of the Village of Lisle.

Executive Director Message

Jill Eidukas

The Chamber would like to thank the Library Director, staff, Board of Trustees, the construction company and architects for bringing the beautifully updated library to Lisle! It is such a great asset to the Lisle community. The Grand Opening gathering was pure joy and the library was filled with excitement.


The Lisle Area Chamber has added a new benefit. When a current Member recommends a new member that joins the Chamber, the current Member will receive an added month of Membership with the Chamber. So your membership will be 13 months instead of 12 months. For any questions, contact Jill for more details.


We are asking you to “Like” the Chamber’s new Facebook Page (click here) and follow us at LisleChamber1 on Instagram and Lisle Chamber1 on Twitter. Let’s build more connections for our businesses.


Lisle Uncorked, A Wine Event is back this summer at the Museums at Lisle Station Park on June17, 2023, 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Early Entry tickets are available to purchase, with an entry time of 3:00pm. The event will also be in celebration of the Andy Warhol Exhibit that is coming this summer to the McAnich Art Center at College of DuPage. This wine tasting event will offer 12 - 1oz. wine tastes provided by Malloy's Finest. A souvenir wine glass is provided. You will receive a free raffle ticket at the entrance.   Paint an Andy Warhol style "POP ART" wine glass. All included in your price of your ticket. There will also be live music, food, wine-t-shirts, wine jams and other fun items will be available to purchase. 

We are looking for artists to design a “POP ART Instagram Stop” background for Lisle Uncorked attendees to take their pictures and post to their social media pages. Please send your art to no later than May 15, 2023. The winner will win two free tickets to the event.

**Must be 21 to submit art and must be 21 and over to attend this event**

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Thank You to the Lisle Area Chamber Members that have been members with our Chamber

for 5+ years!

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

North American Pizza & Culinary Academy


Jennifer Rizzo Design Company

Jennifer Rizzo

5359 Meadow Lane

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 310-2025

Shiny Squirrel Art Studio

Beth Lesniak

1111 Burlington Avenue, Suite 101

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 935-2186


DuPage AME Church

Lisle Education Foundation

Maple Terrace Shopping Center

Morningside Cafe

Original Home Improvement

Rotary Club of Lisle


Villa St. Benedict

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.

Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce

925 Burlington Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

Chamber Office:

(630) 271-4102

Chamber Cell :

(331) 801-0098

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