September 19, 2022 Weekly Digest

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

Welcome to Our New Member!


Slumberland Furniture

Happy Monday!


We had a great time celebrating Chamber of Commerce Week last week. This week we look forward to seeing many of you at our Harvest Celebration. Today is the last day to register to join us on the evening of Wednesday, September 21 at Oscar Swan Country Inn. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Please join us!


Northern Illinois Food Bank Volunteer Session


Helping hands for food sorting and packing needed! Please join us for an enjoyable evening while helping our hungry neighbors. Invite your family and friends - everyone is welcome. We will be at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on October 27th from 5:30 - 7:30pm. (273 Dearborn Court, Geneva). Learn more and sign up here


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, September 16 here. In it, he encourages voters to consult the new voter maps prior to election day in November. Redistricting may have changed who your representatives and senators will be so you are prepared to vote. 


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

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: The Executive Geek at the Chamber's office, 106 W. Wilson St., Batavia on Thursday, September 22 at 10 a.m.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Slumberland, 165 N. Randall Road, Batavia on Wednesday, September 28 at 3 p.m. - More details to come!


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Start Something Studio, 12 North Van Buren St., Batavia on Wednesday, October 12 at 5 p.m.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: CatTalpa Manor, 10 E. Wilson St., Suite 2, Batavia on Thursday, October 13 at 4 p.m.

Registration Closes Today!

Another one of our signature events is this week - the annual Harvest Celebration. We'll honor the 2022 Donna Dallesasse Award winner, Mary Anne Callahan and our Milestone Members. New this year is a complimentary whiskey tasting by Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. Registration will close today. Either register online or call (630) 879-7134 - you don't want to miss the fun!

Chamber Connectors is a dynamic group of

like-minded business owners coming together to develop relationships, offer support, problem solve and brainstorm.

Join us at Limestone Coffee on Monday, September 26,11:15 a.m. for an "open house" to learn more!

Congratulations to Louie Angelo's Pizza & Italian!

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of Louie Angelo’s Pizza & Italian with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 13. The family-owned restaurant originated in South Elgin and opened their second location in Batavia at 909 E. Wilson St., in May. Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the celebration along with the Ryan Biggs, Louie Angelo’s director of operations. Jono Terran, general manager of the Batavia location, and Mike Lawless, general manager of the original South Elgin location also represented the restaurant.


Louie Angelo's award-winning pizza and Italian food is available for pick-up, delivery, and catering. Order online, in person, or call ahead for delicious fast, casual Italian food. They open at 11 a.m. daily and close at 9 p.m., except on Friday and Saturday when they close at 10 p.m. Phone orders can be made by calling (630) 879-9990. View the full menu and catering menu online at louieangelos.com

Congratulations to Mirus!

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of Mirus Batavia with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 15. The new restaurant, located at 15 E. Wilson Street, is the latest addition to the Batavia dining scene by local restauranteurs Melissa Monno and John Hamel.


Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the celebration along with Melissa Monno and John Hamel, Mirus owners. General Manager Ryan Shaver, Chef Rick Kaniuga and Sous Chef Wayne Schaible also represented the restaurant. Mirus Batavia is a globally-inspired small plates restaurant that takes its name from a Latin word meaning wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 4 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Learn more and make an online reservation at mirusbatavia.com.

News and Updates from Our Members

League of Women Voters of Central Kane County and the DuPage NAACP to Co-Host Hybrid Forum for Candidates Seeking Election to Kane County Offices and Board Positions


The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County has partnered with the DuPage NAACP to host a hybrid forum on September 27th featuring candidates competing in the November 8th General Election for Kane County Offices and seats on the Kane County Board.The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th at the Geneva Public Library, 227 S. 7th Street in Geneva and will be live streamed and available for later viewing on the BATV YouTube Channel. Read the entire press release.

League of Women Voters to Host Hybrid Forum September 21 for Illinois State Senate District 42 and Illinois State Rep. District 83


The Leagues of Women Voters of the Aurora Area and Central Kane County will co-host a hybrid forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 for the candidates running for Illinois State Senate in the 42nd District and Illinois State House in the 83rd District. The forum will be held in person at Aurora University in the Crimi Auditorium, located in the Institute for Collaboration at 1347 Prairie Street, Aurora. It will also be live streamed and available for later viewing on the BATV YouTube Channel. Read the entire press release. 

Upcoming Business & Community Events

Team Building from A to Z


Free Zoom Parent Masterclass


Worship at the Table - Every Wednesday at 6 p.m.


TriCity Family Service' 3rd Annual Golftoberfest


Pints by the Pond (Craft Beer Festival)


Big Timber Brewfest


Setting Intentions Under the New Moon


Move with The Mayor - A Walk Through History


Social Media in the Workplace


7th Annual Clays for Kids


CASA Kane County Informational Volunteer Meeting (Virtual)

Platinum Members


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City of Batavia

Batavia Public Library

Batavia Public School District 101

Batavia Park District

Batavia MainStreet

Batavia Parks Foundation


Batavia Chamber of Commerce | (630) 879-7134 | Shirley@BataviaChamber.org |www.BataviaChamber.org

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