September 2023


The monthly newsletter of the

Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce

Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce

925 Burlington Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

Chamber Office #: (630) 271-4102

Chamber Cell Number: (331) 801-0098

[email protected]

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Lee Ernst

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Hi Lisle,


September kicks off with Labor Day and the weekend so aptly named.  If you’re staying home that weekend and taking it easy, please consider shopping and dining locally.  I really like our restaurants; I’ve been a part of Lisle since 2007 and noticed the quality and quantity has improved over the years.  


Our shops are equally great. Whether you’re looking for home décor, clothing, jewelry, bicycles, honey or knick-knacks we have you covered! 


September weather is a great time to visit the Morton Arboretum to walk the paths, take part in their events and check out the new exhibitions, if you prefer, be sure to get those miles in by walking and bike riding in your neighborhood before winter hits. 


Speaking of miles, you can sign for the Turkey Trot Tune-Up 5K starting in September which happens every November in Lisle. This is one of our signature events that is not to be missed.  See you there! 


Remember, September isn't just about the changing seasons; it's about embracing change and celebrating the threads that bind our community together. So, don your fall attire, gather with friends and family, and revel in the beauty of September in Lisle.


Wishing you a September filled with warmth and wonder,


Lee Ernst 


Board of Directors

Lee Ernst


The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Jon Pratscher

Past Chair

Lisle Park District

Kimberly Novovesky Treasurer


Bev Hudson

Poundcake Bakery

Debbie Pawlowicz

DPG Real Estate

Tom Reif

GCG Financial, LLC

Susan Ross

The Morton Arboretum

Tom Thornton

Your Promo Partners

Eric Ertmoed,

ex officio

Village of Lisle

American Family Insurance

John O'Brien

Applied Network Concepts

Bil Foster for Congress

Cabinets City Naperville

Classical Marketing

Davey Tree Expert Company

Four Lakes Recreation

Glamorous Furniture Store

Glamorous Furniture Store For Helping Families

Lakeshore Recycling Services (LRS)

Lisle Savings Bank

Maple Terrace Shopping Center

(847) 272-6800

Navistar, Inc.

North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

One-2-One Computer Assistance

Partners and Paws Veterinary Services

Silver Car Wash & Detail Center

Spay Illinois Pet Well Clinics, Inc.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ross Bishop Post 5696

WDCB 90.9fm Public Radio

West Suburban Community Pantry

Aurelios Pizza Woodridge

Benedictine University

Brasi's Pizzeria

Caring Smile Dental

Country Financial - Mulyk Agency

Craig's Auto Service Center

DnD Transfers

-DPG-Real Estate

Debbie Pawlowicz

DuPage Lawn and Home Services

Ellie Mental Health - Naperville Aurora

Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Supply

Goldstar Security Services

Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc.

Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.

Katy Cunningham Photography LLC

Leeco Steel

Lisle Township

Marquette Companies

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services

On Time Mobile Wash

Saha Yoga Studio

Schmaltz Deli

Sheraton Lisle

The Crafty Shop Supplies and Equipment

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Thrive of Lisle

Villages on Maple

Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce Member Restaurants, Bakeries, Bars/Breweries & Catering

Aurelio’s Pizza Woodridge

6430 Main Street, Ste. 130

Woodridge, IL 60517

(630) 968-0077

Brasi's Pizzeria

5328 Lincoln Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-8989

Bubblehouse Brewing Company

2121 Ogden Avenue, Unit A

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 541-3968

Culver's Downers Grove/Lisle

2500 Ogden Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 434-9401

Manna Kitchen

2801 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 536-8328

Morningside Cafe

1920 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 810-0418

Nel's Old Time Inn

4907 Main Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 971-1090

Nel's Old Time Inn

North American Pizza &

Culinary Academy

1970 University Lane

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 395-9958

 Paisans Pizzeria & Bar

2901 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 922-4100

Papa Johns Pizza

1044 Maple Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 395-7210

Poundcake Bakery

4730 Main Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 234-9700

Raymes Steak & Fish House

4801 Lincoln Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 963-2240

Schmaltz Deli

3011 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 484-5280

The Dock Bar & Grill

Seven Bridges Golf Club

One Mulligan Drive

Woodridge, IL 60517

(630) 964-7777

Thrive Up

5328 Lincoln Avenue, Unit 118

Lisle, IL 60532

(815) 999-1192


5900 S. Route 53

Lisle, IL 60532

(331) 777-5811


Michael Lo

Michael Lo of the Kiwanis Club of Lisle is this month's featured Ambassador. Michael has been a Chamber member for over 6 years and has been involved with the Ambassador Committee since joining the Chamber. Michael is the Secretary for the Kiwanis Club of Lisle. He is also the Senior Account Manager for CleNET Technologies where he handles the Business Development and Recruiting. His duties with the Kiwanis Club of Lisle are similar to that job. Michael has been in IT for 21 years and has been a Kiwanian for 8 years.

Michael enjoys being an Ambassador because it has helped him get to know Lisle better and recruit members for the Kiwanis Club. Michael lives in Lisle and has a daugther, Vivian. He also has a French Bulldog-Beagle named Hiccup. Michael enjoys golf, reading, music, and trying new restauransts with his wife. His favorite quote is from Walt Disney, "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

Michael Lo

Kiwanis Club of Lisle

P.O. Box 396

Lisle, IL 60532

(708) 715-0965

(Brochure provided by the Village of Lisle. The brochure was designed by Pulse Studio)

Hot Deals, Member-2-Member Discounts & Job Postings

Does your business have a hot deal to share with the Community or would your business like to offer special Member-2-Member deals? You can upload your hot deal to the Chamber website by logging into your member account on the Chamber's website.

If you need to set or re-set your login and password for member access, please contact Claudine at [email protected]. You can also contact the Chamber if you

have a Member-2-Member deal you would like to set up.

The Chamber offers member businesses to post their businesses job openings to our Chamber website. If you have any job postings you would like posted on the website, please contact the Chamber at [email protected].

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Registration Now Open!

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Lisle Community Park

Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

Pre-Race Registration: $40.00

Race Day Registration: $50.00

If you are interested in sponsoring the Turkey Trot Tune-Up 5K, contact Jill Eidukas at (331) 801-0098 or [email protected]

Help Spay Illinois Choose Winning Pets for Beer Cans!

Spay Illinois Pet Well Clinics and Miskatonic Brewing Company have joined forces to celebrate dogs, cats, and the people who love them with the second annual Ales for Tails Spokesdog and Spokescat photo contest! One winning dog and one winning cat will have their image appear on a limited-release can of the 2023 Ales for Tails West Coast Wizard beer this fall. The Ales for Tails beer is a small-batch production by Miskatonic Brewing Company in Darien, Illinois.

Help us choose our 2023 Spokespets! Voting for your favorites will run through September 17, 2023. Each vote cast is a $1 donation to Spay Illinois, helping ensure pets in need get life-saving care.

The three dogs and three cats with the most votes will each receive a $100 gift certificate for veterinary services at Spay Illinois' clinics, as well as gift cards and prizes from Miskatonic Brewing Company. See prize info for details. One grand prize-winning dog and one grand prize-winning cat will appear on the labels of the 2023 Ales for Tails West Coast Wizard beer from Miskatonic Brewing Company.

All contest rules and information can be fund at


Vote from August 19th - September 17th at 11:59 PM

Finalists will be contacted in early October.

Join us on October 27th for our winning Spokespet Costume PAW-ty at Miskatonic Brewery in Darien.

RIBBON CUTTING - The Plug T-Shirt Store Lisle

The Plug T-Shirt Store Lisle held their Ribbon Cutting on August 10, 2023 for their new location in Lisle. The Plug T-Shirt Store is located at 2950 Ogden Avenue, Suite 120. The Plug T-shirt Store proudly provides high quality products and services throughout the country. They offer Apparel Printing & Graphics, Embroidery, Signs & Banners, DrinkWare, and much more. Visit their website for more information on their services.

The Plug T-Shirt Store Lisle

2950 Ogden Avenue, Suite 120

Lisle, IL 60532

(773) 407-4157


Lisle Area Chamber Gyms &

Fitness Centers

Central Park Athletic Club

4225 Naperville Road

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 505-7799

Lisle Park District

(Community Park Fitness)

1825 Short Street

Lisle, IL 60532

630-964-3410, ext.4318


CrossCountry Mortgage

The DB Group CrossCountry Mortgage held their Ribbon Cutting on August 24, 2023 to celebrate their move to their new location in Lisle. The DB Group CrossCountry Mortgage is located at 650 Warrenville Road, Suite 300, Lisle.

Navigating the mortgage process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you work with CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM), you’ll collaborate closely with a licensed professional who will make sure you get the mortgage you deserve. Their entire team is available to assist you from application to closing and beyond. We work tirelessly to remove the frustration from the mortgage process and provide you a personalized experience.

(Information courtesy of The DB Group CrossCountry Mortgage website).

The DB Group CrossCountry Mortgage

Yasmin Perez

6500 Warrenville Rd., Ste. 300

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 884-0067

Congratulations to the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce's 2023 Scholarship Winners!!!

Thank you to our Scholarship Committee (Chair: Peter James, College of DuPage; Tom Reif, The Alera Group; Denise Petty, St. Joan of Arc; Lyuda Berkoff, Universal Technical Institute; Jon Pratscher, Lisle Park District) for their tough job of picking this year's 3 scholarship winners. Each and every student that submitted a scholarship application was very deserving. It is a difficult decision to decide from all of the fantastic applications that were submitted.

Congratulations to Tyler Anderson, Brooke Thompson, and

Lauryn Wilson!!!

Tyler Anderson

Lisle Senior

High School

Brooke Thompson

Lisle Senior

High School

Lauryn Wilson

Downers Grove South High School

For more information or to become a vendor:


This award-winning site serves as a beautiful back drop to this colorful, open-air market that runs on Saturdays from May 6 through October 14, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors change weekly, so each market is a unique experience. Free parking is available in the Garfield Parking Lot, Main Street and the Commuter Parking Lots off of Burlington Avenue. There is no admission charge, so bring the whole family; service animals and pets in carriers are welcome. Diverse offerings include:

  • Artisan crafts
  • Baked goods
  • Cheeses
  • Food
  • Fresh produce
  • Plants
  • Home accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Knife sharpening
  • Meats
  • Olive oils
  • Pet products

(Information courtesy of the Village of Lisle Website)

Join the Government Affairs Committee


The Chamber's Government Affairs Committee meets once a month to discuss and explore issues of interest for the communities we represent and state and federal issues that may affect our business community.

Government Affair Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

8:15 a.m.

The meeting will be held at the Chamber's office located in Lisle Village Hall,

925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle.


If you are interested in attending the meeting

and would like more details about the Government Affairs Committee, please contact the Chamber at (630) 271-4102 or [email protected]

Do You Need To Do Outdoor Spring Clean Up

At Your Home and Business?

Click on the images below to view the lawn and tree care businesses that can help you with your outdoor spring clean up at your home and business.

Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning

75 Executive Drive, #457

Aurora, IL 60504

(630) 964-0304

Click Here To Visit Bubbles' Website

Davey Tree Expert Company

1200 N. Lombard Road

Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 545-0606

Click Here To Visit Davey Tree Expert Company's Website

DuPage Lawn and Home Services

P.O. Box 3982

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 936-4027

Click Here To Visit DuPage Lawn and Home Services' Website

Lisle Community Survey

The Village is pleased to announce they will be conducting a comprehensive community survey beginning in late August. The survey will initially be made available to a representative sample of randomly selected households, who will receive a mailed postcard invitation to participate. Soon after, all residents will be able to complete the survey online by visiting the Village of Lisle’s website on September 21, 2023.


Over the past few months, the Village has worked with Polco, an independent consultant and civic engagement company, to develop the survey. The instrument, known as The National Community Survey™, allows the Village to gather and compare results as well as benchmark residents’ opinions against other communities across the country. The survey will include questions about quality of life, important characteristics of the community, municipal services and priorities for the future. 


If you are selected, we highly encourage you to take the survey at your earliest opportunity. This survey will help the Village Board and staff identify priorities for the community and plan for the future.


Residents with questions about the survey may contact the Village’s Community Engagement Specialist, Joseph Viso, at 630-271-4134 or at [email protected]. For more additional information regarding the survey please click here.

Visiting Lisle?

Stay at a Lisle Area Chamber member hotel!

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville

3003 Corporate West Drive

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 505-0900

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville Website

Hyatt Regency Lisle

1400 Corporetum Drive

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-1234

Hyatt Regency Lisle Website

Sheraton Lisle

3000 Warrenville Road

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 505-1000

Sheraton Lisle Website


Are you looking to buy or sell a commercial or residential location?

Comstock Realty Group

Donald Gudmundson

2757 Maple Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 961-2766

DPG Real Estate

Debbie Pawlowicz

4726 B Main Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 309-1466

Front Street Real Estate

Alexis Ruck

700 Front Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(224) 249-4015

The Gorrell Team--Baird & Warner

Tom and Ellen Gorrell

836 W. 75th Street

Naperville, Illinois 60565

(708) 704-7862

(708) 790-2805

The Lee Ernst Group at eXp Realty

Lee Ernst

2248 Ferry Road, Unit 104

Naperville, IL 60563

(630) 514-4306

(602) 486-2255

TORG Realty, Inc.

Mary DeLaLeurs

1111 Burlington Avenue, Ste. 108D

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 816-6969


Do You Need To Service or Clean Your Vehicle?

Craig's Auto Service Center

1101 Warrenville Road

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-7510

Visit Craig's Auto Service Center Website

Honda of Superstore of Lisle

Volvo Cars of Lisle

4325 Lincoln Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-7200

Visit Honda Superstore of Lisle Website

Visit Volvo Cars Lisle Website

Midwest Auto Body of Lisle

2115 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 852-8318

Visit Midwest Auto Body of Lisle Website

On Time Mobile Wash

1712A Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(312) 237-7351

Visit On Time Mobile Wash Website

Silver Car Wash and Detail Center

3104 Ogden Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 577-1310

Visit Silver Car Wash & Detail Center Website

2022-2023 Member Directory &

Community Profile

The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce 2022-2023 Member Directory & Community Profile has been completed and sent out to over 8,500 single family homes in Lisle and Lisle Area Businesses. It is also at Lisle Village Hall, Lisle Park District, Lisle Township, Lisle Savings Bank and more. Click on the link below to view the Member Directory & Community Profile.

Click Here To View The 2022-2023 Member Directory & Community Profile


Mathieson, Moyski, Austin & Co

2200 Cabot Drive, Suite 320

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 653-1616

Executive Director Message

Jill Eidukas

As I traveled this summer to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with friends, I realized that I spend a lot of time on my phone. Using the phone for internet, email, and texting is in our everyday lives. We use it to do everything in our personal lives and in business.  The further up we traveled in the Peninsula, I had less and less phone service and soon only SOS appeared where the bars of service are typically located. I have never seen that before. To get to our destinations, I actually had to read the Michigan map without Siri telling me where to turn. My point is that everyone should disconnect once in a while and live in the moment. It rejuvenated me and yet also drove me crazy at the same time. 

When I travel, I like to stop and visit the shops and restaurants and speak with the local business owners. No matter where I visit on vacations, the successes and struggles are the same that we have in our community. Restaurant owners, boat tour operators and shop owners cannot seem to hire enough staff especially during busy tourist seasons. But this year they all seemed to agreed that it has been the best year they have had since before the pandemic.   Last year it was hard to replenish stock due to the myriad of shipping issues. They noticed that their reorders are coming in much quicker now and the visitors to the area are purchasing more souvenirs and gifts. I was told that jams and honey were there number one gift item.

It was suggested by many that I shouldn’t miss trying a pasty which is meat, potatoes and carrots baked in a pastry shell.  So, I went to the first sign that said “Pasty made here”.  I stood in line with 15 other people (so I knew that this place must be good) and tried one. I have to agree if you up North, you have to try one. I spoke briefly with the staff at the restaurant and they said business had been really slow the past few years but this summer, visitors are back and lines are long. 

How does a business create new experiences and new ways to come to your town? The Andy Warhol Exhibit at the MAC this summer has created a buzz for DuPage County. The 1970’s Warhol them and pop art in bright colors in the towns in DuPage County was so cool. Each town paid homage to their 4 Hometown Heros in conjunction with the Warhol exhibit. This added a sense of community and celebrated their contributions these Hometown Heros made to their communities. Lisle’s colorful Yarn Art project sponsored by our Chamber, was well received and a fun experience.  If you have any interest in joining the Downtown Business Council this fall, please contact us. This is a great was to get your ideas for the next community project that you would like to see. 

The Turkey Trot Tune-Up 5K registration link is on the Chamber website under the What’s New section. The date for this event is November 12, 2023 and the race takes place through Lisle Community Park. This year Chamber will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the West Suburban Community Pantry. 

Fall is almost upon us, get out and enjoy the autumnal colors this season.

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Thank You to the Lisle Area Chamber Members that have been members with our Chamber

for 1+ years!

New City Moving

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.

Thrive Up

Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Supply

Multivac US

The Gorrell Team--Baird & Warner

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ross Bishop Post 5696

Katy Cunningham Photography

Schmaltz Deli

American Family Insurance-John O'Brien

Bubblehouse Brewing Company

Front Street Real Estate

Brasi's Pizzeria

Cylinders, Inc.

Farmers Insurance-Elvis Leon

Bill Foster for Congress


Central Park Athletic Club

GreenBee Energy Efficiency

Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.

Lisle Lions Club

Navistar, Inc.

Operation Support Our Troops America

Powers Construction Group, Inc.

Spay Illinois Pet Well Clinics, Inc.

Town Square Publications

We are able to process Membership Renewal payments over the phone at (331) 801-0098 if you would like to renew your Lisle Area Chamber Membership with a credit card. We are also accepting payments via U.S. Mail, please mail to our address, 925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532.

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Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce

925 Burlington Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

Chamber Office:

(630) 271-4102

Chamber Cell :

(331) 801-0098

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