August 8, 2022 Weekly Digest
Chairman's Circle Members
Happenings in and around the Chamber!
Happy Monday!

We hope that your weekend was a good one. With this morning's rain, it looks like a great day to stay inside and catch up on paperwork and reading emails...including today's Weekly Digest!

2022 Donna Dallesasse Award - Nominations Needed - Last Call!

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is honored to award one outstanding Chamber member with the Donna Dallesasse Award each year at Harvest Celebration. The Donna Dallesasse Award is given annually to recognize an individual Chamber member in good standing for outstanding commitment and dedication to the Chamber’s mission, vision, and values. Like Donna, this person exhibits great love for our community and the Chamber.

Potential awardees will be nominated by Chamber members in good standing. Nominations can be mailed to the Chamber office, or emailed to by Monday, Aug. 15, stating the reasons why the individual being nominated is worthy of this honor. The nominations will be recommended to the Board by the Nominations Committee, with final determination by Board vote. Members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Nominations Committee are not eligible. A list of previous winners are available on our website.

Mayor's Weekly Update

For those of you who listen to Batavia Mayor Schielke's weekly address, you can listen to his address recorded on Friday, August 5 here. In it, he talks about our upcoming ribbon cutting for the City's Mahoney Creek tributary project, which will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13. More details to come!

We continually update our home page, when new resources and information comes out. Also, check our calendar for new events from us and the community. Make certain you check the calendars regularly!

As always, we are now, and will be in the future, here for you.

Most sincerely,

Margaret, Patti and Shirley
Your Batavia Chamber of Commerce Staff
How do I maximize my member benefits?
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There are video tutorials available for you to easily learn how to use the many features that are benefits of your chamber membership.

This week, we share how to add a Hot Deal! Hot Deals can be used to offer a coupon, tell about your monthly specials, introduce a new product or service, and more. Take advantage of this option to help your SEO, too. It's easy to do - click here to get started!
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us!
Learn more about Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program on Thursday. Register here for this no-charge webinar.
Mark Your Calendars!
Another one of our signature events is coming soon - make plans to join us at our annual Harvest Celebration. We'll honor the 2022 Donna Dallesasse Award winner and our Milestone Members. New this year is a complimentary whiskey tasting by Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. Registration and sponsorships are now available. Contact Patti Anselme for more information about sponsorships by either calling (630) 879-7134, Ext. 3 or email
Reminder! We have Chamber Bucks for sale in the office! They are the perfect gift idea for anyone on your list: coaches, teachers, employees, moms, dads, birthdays, anniversaries, thank you gifts...should we go on?!?

More than 90 Batavia businesses and Chamber members accept them. Does your business? Contact to learn more and get your business on the list!
Cruise with fellow suburban chamber members on the Danube River this fall.

Doesn't a scenic cruise down the beautiful Danube River sound great? Click here to view a four-page brochure to learn more about excursions and more. Prices include round-trip airfare Click here to book now!
News and Updates from Our Members

The Batavia United Way is hosting the 9th annual Halloween-themed Bat Race 5K/10K on October 29, 2022, on the lovely Fox River Trail bike path. This chip-timed event is designed for runners of all ages and abilities. The races begin at 8:30 a.m. and the children’s fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m. This fun-filled morning includes an optional costume contest with prizes, snacks for purchase such as apple cider donuts and a Bloody Mary bar, and much more on N. River Street. Early Bird registration discount for non-students applies when registered by August 31st. For more information or to register, visit us at All proceeds support the mission of Batavia United Way (

The Batavia Parks Foundation proudly announces Batavia’s participation in the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. A team of enthusiastic volunteers is working alongside the Batavia Parks Foundation to stage the first ever Batavia #Peaceday celebration sponsored by Drendel & Jansons Law Group. The event coincides with the UN’s annual celebration, amplifying their 2022 theme of “End Racism, Build Peace.” The celebration will be held at the PEACE Bridge and Riverwalk South Plaza in downtown Batavia (100 N. Island Ave.) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Read the entire press release.
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