May 9, 2022 Weekly Digest
Chairman's Circle Members
Happenings in and around the Chamber!
Happy Monday!

We hope that your Mother's Day weekend was a great one. It appears summer weather will greet us this week! Remember your sunscreen...

Batavia's Downtown Shopping District

It was fun to learn that Batavia's Downtown Shopping District received enough votes to earn a title of One of the Best in Kane County Reader's Choice Awards! As our downtown storefronts fill, shopping and dining in downtown Batavia will continue its climb upward.

As a reminder, most of these stores and restaurants accept our Batavia Chamber Bucks. These $10 gift certificates are used like cash and make great gifts. Stop by the Chamber office to pick up yours!

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Do you have other staff members who might like to learn about our upcoming events - particularly networking events - and other information about what's happening with the Batavia Chamber and the community? If you are a member, they can be added as a representative on your account. Otherwise, sign up here to receive the Weekly Digest each Monday! If you need more information, or having difficulties, email shirley@bataviachamber.org.

For those of you who view Mayor Schielke’s weekly videos, here is a link to the Friday, May 6 recording.

We continually update our home page, bataviachamber.org 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
Inspire 2022 - Check out our Ole Award Winners!

Thank you to Andrew Schones of Both/And Pictures who created a short video for each of our Ole Award winners. To view, click this link. We think you'll learn something new about each of the winners - we certainly did. Congratulations again to all of our award winners!
Ole Awards were presented to seven businesses who invested in new or remodeled facilities in Batavia: Cabot Properties, The Landings, Gia Bella Designs, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service, WindMill Grille & Pizzeria, and Wilson Street Mercantile, with Suncast Corporation winning a Green Ole Award presented by the Batavia Environmental Commission.

Pictured above are staff members of The Landings Senior Living Facility accepting the Ole Award for new construction for a commercial building.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us!
Build your relationships through focused networking!
Join us on Wednesday morning at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Geneva. Register here and don't forget business cards to pass.
Save the date!
Plan to attend our annual golf outing. Register yourself, or bring a foursome! Sponsorships are also available, email patti@bataviachamber.org for more information. We cannot wait!
Get Your Business Noticed!
Advertising opportunities are now available on a NEW Batavia map.
Email marketing@tspubs.com to learn more.
News and Updates from Our Members

In partnership with the Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center, applications are open to Batavia Chamber members for a mentoring scholarship designed to bolster a business’s acumen across all areas of operation.
 
Batavia, Ill. – The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new scholarship program for selected small businesses who are members in good standing with the Batavia Chamber. A fund called the Grow Your Business Scholarship, has been established.
 
Because one of the roles of the Batavia Chamber is to be a catalyst for business prosperity, the scholarship aims to assist businesses develop the skills they need to thrive in all environments. Read the entire press release.

The Batavia Parks Foundation announced the launch of a new “Peace on Earth” campaign in partnership with Craig Foltos. The campaign funds replacement of the current seasonal wooden “Peace on Earth” letters that hang on the Batavia bicycle-pedestrian bridge with permanent letters featuring LED lighting to shine all year round. A 2022 public campaign goal of $50,000 has already raised over $14,000 through early efforts of Craig Foltos and Parks Foundation donations and sponsorships. The total cost of the project depends on the generosity of in-kind business donations and final installation plan costs. The 2023 target date for installation, is fall 2023, depending on how quickly the goal is met. Read the entire press release.
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Congratulations to Revelry 675!
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce was excited to celebrate the new event space Revelry 675 with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 4. Shuki Moran, owner of Exceptional Events in St. Charles, totally transformed the former Batavia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197’s (VFW) “hanger” at 675 S. River Street in Batavia into a sophisticated place for weddings and other events.

Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the celebration, along with Shuki Moran and his employees Maribel Luna and Paul Skaritka and husband Dale Sporrer. The beautiful venue is the result of months of remodeling and takes advantage of its location along the Fox River. According to Mr. Moran, Revelry 675 can host events for up to 300 guests in its 5,000 square foot reception area, plus there is 2,000 square feet of patio and a large lawn that stretches to the Fox River. More information about Revelry 675 is available on its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Revelry675.
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