May 16, 2022 Weekly Digest
Chairman's Circle Members
Happenings in and around the Chamber!
Welcome to Our New Member!

Happy Monday!

We hope that you had a delightful May weekend. "Summer" has retreated with the return to more spring-like weather.

This week, we have some new travel-news! Scroll down to learn about an upcoming river cruise that Batavia Chamber members are invited to join.

Our after-hours networking event is Wednesday at WindMill Grille and Pizzeria. Stop by anytime after 4:30 p.m. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to join us!

Mayor's Weekly Update

For those of you who view Mayor Schielke’s weekly videos, here is a link to the Friday, May 13 recording. Particularly touching to the Chamber was his mention of sending birthday and friendship cards to one of our cherished, long-time ambassadors, Georgene Kauth O'Dwyer. She celebrated her birthday over the weekend and is in declining health. We previously invited our ambassadors and directors to send a card to her. The Mayor echoed our sentiments and suggested that a card could be sent to her. Let us know if you need her address.

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
Just Added! 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 early-bird pricing, excursions and more. Prices include round-trip airfare!
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us!
We had a fantastic Net-Working It! last make certain you don't miss it this Wednesday! No registration is necessary; please join us at WindMill Grille to network and also learn more about Fox Valley Special Recreation Association.
Reserve Your Spot!
Plan to attend our annual golf outing. Register yourself, or bring a foursome! Sponsorships are also available, email for more information. We cannot wait!
Get Your Business Noticed!
Advertising opportunities are now available on a NEW Batavia map.
Email to learn more.

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of their Inspire Scholarships for 2022. The four scholarship categories are motivated by the makeup of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce membership. All winners are members of the 2022 graduating class of Batavia Public School District 101. The financial award of $750 will be paid directly to the institute the recipient will be attending.

The winners are Corey Berg, Sofia Johnson, Bradley Beilfuss, and Aisling McGrath. Read the entire press release for more information and photos of the recipients.
News and Updates from Our Members

Batavia, Ill. – A series of stakeholder engagement meetings are underway as part of the City of Batavia’s efforts to create its first economic development strategic plan. 
City staff are holding focus group sessions with members of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, Batavia MainStreet, businesses, residents and community leaders to collect feedback for the plan. During these engagement sessions, attendees participate in a SWOT analysis for the city of Batavia. SWOT analysis is a strategic management technique used to help organizations identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats existing in the current environment that affect the target strategic initiatives. Read the entire press release.

Participating Candidates are Competing in the June 28 General Primary for 2nd Judicial District Judge Seats

A coalition of Northern Illinois chapters of the League of Women Voters is hosting a Candidate Forum on May 17th focused on IL Supreme Court and IL Appellate Court judge seats in the 2nd District. The 2nd Judicial District is comprised of DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, and McHenry Counties. The virtual forum will be conducted on Zoom May 17th at 7pm Central. Members of the public may register to attend the virtual event at the following link: Judicial Candidate Forum Registration. The event will kick off with a special pre-recorded message from Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke. Read the entire press release.

The entire Fox Valley community is invited to the Flag Day Monument Groundbreaking event that will take place on the evening of Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia.

Beginning at 6 p.m., a brief program will be presented at the Peg Bond Center on the Riverwalk. Read the entire press release.
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