October 21, 2019 Weekly Digest
Chairman's Circle Members
Happenings in and around the Chamber!
Welcome to Our Newest Member!

Networking-It! for a Cause - Partner Charity Giving
We enjoyed another fantastic turnout last week at our Net-Working It! event at Bar Evolution in downtown Batavia. A big thank you to our attendees - with your help we raised $375 for our partner nonprofit Anderson Animal Shelter .

We've now raised more than $5,875 this year for our partner charities. Besides Anderson Animal Shelter, the Batavia Chamber is so pleased to be able to support the Batavia Rotary Club, Elderday Center, Lazarus House, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, Valley Sheltered Workshop, Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, the Batavia Foundation for Academic Excellence, and Marklund. The generosity of our community is overwhelming and greatly appreciated!
All Are Welcome - Please Come!
October is Manufacturing Month -
Meet Four More of Our Manufacturing Members

Flint Group is dedicated to bringing color and function to the printing and packaging products that consumers touch, see and use each day. Today it is one of the largest suppliers to the printing and packaging industry worldwide. The company offers a product portfolio that includes inks, blankets, pressroom chemistry, flexographic plates and sleeves, consumables and colorants. The Batavia location at 1333 N. Kirk Road operates in the Flint Group Print Media North America segment.

Hentzen Coatings has grown from a simple paint manufacturing company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a leading manufacturer of high-tech liquid paint and powder coating products that are engineered to perform under extreme conditions. The family-owned company celebrated 90 years in 2013 and now operates facilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, South Carolina, Florida and Queretaro. The Batavia facility, located at 1500 Lathem Street, came under the Hentzen umbrella in 2004 when the company purchased BASF’s coatings facility in Batavia. The 80,000 square foot operation includes offices, laboratories, a warehouse and production facilities for R & D and manufacturing .

KTurbo :

KTurbo Inc. is a manufacturer of innovative high-efficiency, oil-free air compressors. The company was founded in South Korea in 1999 and opened the first U.S. office in 2009. The first products sold in the U.S. were low-pressure turbo blower units, mainly used for aeration at municipal and industrial wast water treatment plants. In 2013, KTurbo introduced their new turbo compressors to the U.S. market. KTurbo is one of Batavia Chamber of Commerce’s newest members and is located at 1183 Pierson Drive, Unit 118 in Batavia.


Moline Bearing Company manufactures a wide range of mounted tapered roller and spherical bearings. Besides its customer service and manufacturing facility at 1181 N. Raddant Road in Batavia, the company has stock on hand at six U.S. warehouse locations. Their history is long. Before the bearing division was spun off as a separate entity in 1992, the business operated under Moline Corporation, a major supplier of chain and castings.
Members in the News and Local Happenings

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Jessica McGrail received word that she will be honored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger as a 2019 Influential Women in Business. According to the Business Ledger, the awards are presented to outstanding women executives who excel in business, civic and personal arenas.

J essica is the owner of Dollar & Sense Bookkeeping in Batavia, a business she took over and grew following her mother’s sudden passing in 2009. She has been a Chamber member since 2015, an Ambassador for our organization and currently presides over the Chamber’s board of directors. Read the Entire Press Release


The following article was written by Kathy Gilmore, president of Valley Industrial Association in Geneva and appeared in the Daily Herald Business Ledger in honor of Manufacturing Month. Batavia Chamber of Commerce partners with VIA to offer educational opportunities for both our memberships. Nicely written, Kathy!

Shortly after the Civil War, the Chicago area saw a boom in manufacturing. With plenty of transportation routes via rail, ships and barges, Chicago became a mecca for manufacturers who sought quicker access to markets.

The picturesque Fox River Valley was an ideal location for manufacturers as water was the key source for steam power. Additionally, the area had a large labor pool of veterans who had returned from the war and European immigrants who settled throughout Chicago. Continue Reading the Entire Article 


The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation’s 2019 Coat Drive was a huge success! These generous contributions will keep our neighbors warm during the upcoming winter months. Some of the items will be distributed to  Chip In Batavia  and the rest will be donated to  Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet . Read the Entire Press Release


Is there a Batavia citizen who you believe exemplifies giving back to the community through outstanding service and dedication? If so, nominate them for the annual Batavia Citizen of the Year Award. The award honors extraordinary contributions to the community over the course of the recipient’s lifetime.  Continue Reading the Entire Press Release
Batavia Chamber Staff and Members Volunteer for a Day of Caring at Riverain Apartments

We're sharing the wonderful write-up by Batavia United Way on their Facebook page (what BUW didn't know is we did have one photo taken before some of us started):

The incredibles were at it again- this team led by Cindy Allen and Kari Edwards wrapped up another Batavia United Way event at Riverain Senior Housing. BUW partnered with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce and returning champions Keller Williams to work off of wish lists from 31 residents at Riverain today (Wednesday, Oct. 16). They tackled chores that these seniors could not manage themselves- everything from computer assistance, putting a new dust ruffle on a bed, flipping mattresses, moving furniture, organizing pantries and closets, and hanging pictures. The list goes on and our volunteers were SO busy, we did not even have time for pictures. So we will name them:
Adrienne Michalek, Shirley Mott, Linda Palmer, Jim Cannella, Beth Tabor, Christian Golden, Anita Malik, Stacy Chambers, Alissa Roy, Ron Donovan, Patti Anselme, Karen Gross, and Margaret Perreault.

We were happy to help - next spring we hope to do more!
Last Call to Register!
Batavia Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Controlled FORCE to present a series of trainings that are useful everywhere - not just in the workplace. The next workshop takes place on Thursday, October 24. To register, click here .
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