September 11, 2023 Weekly Digest

Chairman's Circle Members
Happenings in and around the Chamber!

Welcome to Our New Members!

Devoted Health, Inc.

Kane County Solar

The Comedy Vault

City of Batavia Honors the Batavia Chamber of Commerce for Our 70th Anniversary!

Click the photo above to read the proclamation.

We were honored to be presented with a proclamation about our 70th anniversary from Mayor Jeffery Schielke at last week's Batavia city council meeting. Accepting the proclamation are (from left) Margaret Perreault, Chamber president and CEO, Shirley Mott, Chamber communications and membership coordinator, and Chamber board members Jessica McGrail and Brian Knetl.

It's getting real now... The Batavia Chamber of Commerce officially turns 70 on September 30th. Please join the celebration on Thursday, October 5th at our Chamber Cheers event!

Congratulations! Batavia Chamber of Commerce to Honor Kathy Barkei at October’s Chamber Cheers Event

2023 Winner of the Donna Dallesasse Award

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2023 Donna Dallesasse Award winner is Kathy Barkei, a real estate broker with Fox Valley Real Estate, Kathy Barkei team. Kathy has been a Batavia Chamber member for 28 years, originally joining in March 1995 as a realtor with Realty Executives.


Every year, the Batavia Chamber holds a fall celebration to gather community members together to celebrate one Chamber member that has displayed an outstanding commitment and dedication to the Chamber's mission, vision, and values. This member is recognized as the annual Donna Dallesasse Award recipient. Read the entire press release.

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

All are welcome - please join us!

Ribbon Cutting & 20th Anniversary Celebration: Heritage Woods of Batavia, 1079 E. Wilson St., Batavia at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Best Day Housecleaning, Batavia Chamber Office, 106 W. Wilson St., Batavia at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28

Ribbon Cutting: Vein Specialists of Geneva, 1792 S. Randall Rd., Ste. 300, Geneva at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2

Join us Tomorrow!

Everyone is encouraged to attend this free event.

Every attendee receives a raffle chance to win $100 in Batavia Chamber Bucks. Please share with friends and family!

Last call to market your services to attendees of tomorrow's! Contact Patti Anselme by calling (630) 879-7134, Ext. 3 or email if you'd like an expo table.

Kick off hump-day with a cup of coffee and great conversations!

We'll be at Edward Jones, Williamsburg Avenue Office, at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Register here to let our hosts know how many to plan for.

We're getting ready to pop the cork and celebrate 70 years as the Batavia Chamber of Commerce and you're invited!

Registration is open for our celebratory event on Thursday, October 5th. Sponsorships are also available - but selling fast! Register to attend or to reserve a sponsorship here. Questions? Contact Patti at (630) 879-7134, Ext. 3 or email

Batavia Chamber Members...

Do You Have Space to Host Events or Are You Looking for an Offsite Location for a Gathering?

We are creating a list that is on our website to share this information with the public. Please send the following information to name of business, address, phone number, website, and capacity. Conference rooms count, too, if you are willing to host non-company events.

Have you ordered your Batavia Community Flag?

The flags and stickers are in stock at the Chamber office. Click here to order!

News and Updates from Our Members

Batavia Peace Day Celebration Announces 2023 Schedule of Events

The Batavia Parks Foundation proudly announces the schedule of events for Batavia Peace Day, amplifying efforts of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21, 2023. A team of enthusiastic volunteers are working alongside the Batavia Parks Foundation to host the second annual Batavia Peace Day celebration presented by the Rotary Club of Batavia. The event coincides with the UN’s annual Day of Peace and is being held at the PEACE Bridge and Riverwalk South Plaza in downtown Batavia from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 21st. Read the entire press release.

Donate Surplus Peppers for the Batavia Community Hot Sauce

The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Gindo’s Spice of Life are collaborating on a Batavia community hot sauce, and we need your peppers! Gindo’s will be collecting peppers September 11-13 (10am-5pm) and will use these peppers to create the first Batavia hot sauce. The proceeds from the sale of the hot sauce will benefit the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. Read the entire press release.


  • The Flag Day Memorial is looking for support, learn more here. Businesses... Get Involved: Buy a Brick, Buy a Coin, Donate!
Upcoming Business & Community Events

CASA Kane County | General Information Volunteer Meeting (Virtual)

Peppers for a Purpose

Eye on Aging

Aurora Disability Fair

Little Shop of Horrors (Musical) at The Paramount Theatre

CASA Kane County Educational Conference 2023

Kane County Tri-Cities Tribute to Heroes Dinner

Aligning Your Team for Results

New Moon: Connecting to Your Purpose Workshop

Lazarus House Golf for Goodness Scramble

DAMO BBQ Pop Up inside Fernando Street Kitchen

Discover the Power Within: Embrace Your True Self Workshop

Pumpkin Daze at Abbey Farms

Bike the Burbs 2023

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups

Community Meditations

Countryside Clays for Kids

Batavia Peace Day

Batavia Covenant Preschool Fall FUNdraiser Festival

20 Year Anniversary Celebration of Heritage Woods of Batavia and Ribbon Cutting

8th Annual Clay for Kids

Community Friday

Grand Opening at Dover Saddlery in Batavia

Trauma Releasing Yoga Workshop

The Flag Day Monument First Look Gala Event

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for the Flag Day Monument

Vendors Needed for The Landings 2nd Annual Fall Market

Bardwell Residences Fall Market Seeking Vendors

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City of Batavia

Batavia Public Library

Batavia Public School District 101

Batavia Park District

Batavia MainStreet

Batavia Parks Foundation

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