COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Greetings!

The monthly Glen Ellyn Chamber Community Newsletter is your resource to local news from the Chamber, civic partners, village and county for your family and our Glen Ellyn businesses.

The Chamber has become creative in planning a variety of socially distant community programming such as the upcoming Free Shred Day, Glen Ellyn Restaurant Week and new this year, Scarecrow Rows, to name a few in addition to our member events.

As we continue in the pandemic, remember to keep shopping and spending local to keep our storefronts open. The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to be a resource and advocate to our members.

Stay Safe,

Dawn Smith
Glen Ellyn Chamber Executive Director
Chamber Community News & Events

  • The 2020 Glen Ellyn Community Flower Pots Project
  • Glen Ellyn Restaurant Week, September 21 - 27
  • FREE Community Shred Event, September 26
  • Scarecrow Rows - New October Event!
  • Glen Ellyn French Market - 4 market days left!
The 2020 Glen Ellyn Community Flower Pots Project Dedicated to All Glen Ellyn Grade Schools

Welcome back Glen Ellyn students! Find your school’s hand painted flower pot in Downtown GlenEllyn. Thank you to all the art teachers and families who have volunteered to paint. Flower pots are located near the Movie Theater, Village Hall and the Al Fresco Main Street Tent. The annual hand-painted flower Pots have been a tradition in Glen Ellyn for decades organized by the Beautification Committee of the Glen Ellyn Chamber .
Meet the Arborist and Floral Designer for our Beautiful Downtown Glen Ellyn. Emma Sprau, Forestry Maintenance Worker II, has worked for Glen Ellyn Public Works for 7+ years. Emma manages three seasons of flower design, purchase, installation and maintenance for Glen Ellyn’s Central Business District; she also manages the Christmas greens for the winter season. Her outstanding work is enjoyed by all who visit downtown Glen Ellyn. Emma is also a Certified Arborist and a key member of the Forestry Division that manages over 14,000 tress in village right-of-way. Emma previously worked at the Morton Arboretum. Thank you Emma for helping make Glen Ellyn a beautiful place to live, work and play!
Glen Ellyn Restaurant Week
September 21 - 27

From fast casual to fancy dining, Glen Ellyn restaurants will showcase their BEST weekly special, cocktail or signature item for all to share. Whether is is dining inside, al fresco, carryout or delivery, support our restaurants and discover a new favorite! Mark your calendar, grab a date and tell your friends.
Link with menus coming soon!
FREE Community Shred Event
Sponsored by Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
Protect yourself from identity theft at our Shred Days. Gather your personal, sensitive information and we’ll shred it here for free!
* All paper collected is 100% broken down and recycled. This is our way of helping to keep you and your information safe and secure.
Saturday, September 26
10:00am - 12:00pm

NEW LOCATION:
The Duane/ Lorraine Commuter Parking Lot, 384 Duane St. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

*Individuals are asked to stay in their car.

Pop your trunk and volunteers will pick up your boxes.

Limit 3 paper BAGS or BOXES per car.

We expect this event to be well attended. For health and safety for all individuals, remain in your vehicle. No materials will be accepted past NOON.
Glen Ellyn French Market
The French Market offers a selection of services, vegetables, fruits, crafts, bakery, meat and other items for sale to the general public. Please follow Customer Guidelines:
  • Follow Arrows
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Wear a Face mask
  • Credit preferred for a touchless transaction
  • Do not touch produce
Sundays, June - September
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am Reserved for Seniors and those at high risk.

Main Street Train Station South parking lot (between Main Street and Forest Avenue)

Event Details
If your business is interested in participating in the Glen Ellyn French Market, please contact jaclyn@glenellynchamber.com
SCARECROW ROWS GLEN ELLYN
October 21 - 31

Glen Ellyn will come alive this October with Scarecrows created by local scouts and community groups. Join the fun and spend the day with family and friends as you discover new shops and dining spots. Maps will be available from sponsoring businesses and on-line.

Please wear masks and remain socially distant.

More information on building and sponsoring a scarecrow will be available soon.
Chamber Member News & Events

  • The Joint Chiropractic Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, September 2
  • Moving Glen Ellyn Forward Through the Pandemic, September 15
  • Third Thursday After Hours Virtual Networking, September 17
  • Chamber 101 Member Information Meeting, September 23
The Joint Chiropractic Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Free Adjustments during the month of September
The Joint Chiropractic Glen Ellyn. No appointments needed - walk in anytime. No insurance hassles ($0 Co-Pays). Open evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. Affordable care plans from top rated doctors. Visit their website at www.thejoint.com/illinois/glen-ellyn/glen-ellyn-21027 or contact them at (630) 547-3714. Visit the Chamber Facebook page for a virtual tour.
Wednesday, September 2
Open House 10:00am - 7:00pm
Ribbon Cutting Noon

878 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn
Presenters:
Diane McGinley, Village President
Mark Franz, Village Manager
Catered By:
Moving Glen Ellyn Forward Through the Pandemic
September Monthly Meeting (Live Outdoors)
President McGinley and Village Manager Franz will discuss challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Village is navigating and moving forward in continuing to support businesses and residents. An update on Village projects, developments and initiatives will also be given. 

This will be an in person breakfast outside under the Main Street dining tent. Nobel House will be providing their Rise + Shine Breakfast. Includes: Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, toast, bacon, juice & coffee. 

Want to attend the meeting virtually?
The presentation will be recorded and posted on our YouTube Channel.
Tuesday, September 15
8:00am Registration
8:30 - 10:00am Breakfast & Presentation

Main Street Al Fresco Tent
Located between Duane & Main Street Lot

$20 member / $25 non-member

*Face covering are required with the exception while eating and drinking at your table.

Registrations will not be taken after Friday, September 11
After Hours Virtual Networking
Third Thursday After Hours
Virtual Networking
Join us for a virtual networking opportunity to further your connections. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to introduce your business and answer this month's topic question.

After the meeting the Chamber will provide contact information of all attendees in lieu of business cards.
Thursday, September 17
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Free to All Chamber Members

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed prior the meeting.
Chamber 101
Member Information Meeting
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has many new member benefits and cost saving programs. Whether you are a new member or a veteran, come and learn how the Chamber works for you! At this session you can schedule your benefits for the year, use your member log-in to learn how to easily update your information online, network with new members and Chamber Board of Directors, learn about new events and how to get involved.
Wednesday, September 23
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Free to All Chamber Members
& Prospective Members

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed prior the meeting .
Community Partner News & Events
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Fight Corruption with Ethics Reform
Thursday, September 24
7 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Program on Zoom
College of DuPage
Interested in getting up-to-date news on the largest community college in the state? Click here to receive the new COD NOW community newsletter coming soon!
Glen Ellyn Park District
Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Order by September 18
Pre Orders Only

Presented by Glen Ellyn Park District, The Conservation Foundation, and the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission.
Under Pressure: Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Today will be presented by psychologist and best-selling author Lisa Damour 
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Virtual via Zoom
Free
Glen Ellyn Historical Society
Annual Mum Fundraiser 
Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. until Sept. 12
(or when the mums sell out)
Stacy's Corners Store 
Contactless pickup and free local delivery are available
B.R. Ryall YMCA
21st Annual Golf Classic
Monday, September 21
1pm Shotgun
Glen Prairie Landing Golf Club
Local County & Village News
Main Street Parking Lot to Close for Construction

With construction of Apex 400 and the adjacent parking garage expected to commence soon, fencing surrounding the Main Street parking lot will be in place September 1. At this time, the parking lot will closed until the spring, when the new customer parking garage on Main Street will open. Please utilize the Park by the Path map to locate free and convenient parking in the downtown.
Revised Restaurant Guidelines
The State of Illinois announced revised guidelines for patrons at restaurants and bar establishments statewide. The new rules went into effect August 26.

Patrons are required to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants. Learn More Here
Civic Betterment Party Announces Changes for 2020 Town Meeting & Application Deadline
Town Meeting: November 14, 2020
Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Civic Betterment Party (CBP) will be making several changes to its nominating process for Village Board and Library Trustee positions for this election cycle.

The 2020 Town Meeting and final voting will be held on Saturday, November 14, with exact time and location to be determined. Citizens should anticipate an expanded virtual element to the Town Meeting, expanded early voting dates and times and a drive-thru voting option.

Applications Sought for Village President, Village Trustees (3), Village Clerk and Library Board Trustees (3). Applications are to be submitted by September 15.  To learn more about the CBP, and each of these positions, visit the Civic Betterment Party website. http://civicbetterment.com/
2020 Census Takers Scheduled to Visit Glen Ellyn Homes Yet to Respond August 11 – September 30

As part of its Non-response Followup Operation (NRFU), the U.S. Census Bureau is visiting every Glen Ellyn household that has not already responded to the 2020 Census.

Glen Ellyn currently has an 80.3% response rate. Studies show that one missed resident translates to a loss of $1,800 a year. Projected over the 10-year life of the census, that’s $18,000 a person in reduced services.

Please fill out the Census online for your household today or call (844) 330-2020 and be counted! The process is quick, easy and safe.
Glen Ellyn Featured in West Suburban Magazine

Glen Ellyn was the featured community in West Suburban Living Magazine's August edition. Read about the Village we love and discover new businesses, restaurants and recreational options.

Access the seven page Spotlight on Glen Ellyn article, complete with photos, by clicking here.
DuPage Health Department Updates COVID-19 Testing Hours

Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, the DuPage County COVID-19 testing site at the DuPage County Complex in Wheaton will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to noon, or until 600 tests are completed each day. The testing site will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, to observe Labor Day. The COVID-19 test is free, and no appointment, doctor referral, or insurance is needed. The test will be done while you are sitting in your vehicle. No motorcycles will be allowed to enter and no pets are allowed in the vehicle.
 
For more information on COVID-19 testing in DuPage County, click here. To learn more, visit the DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard.
DuPage County Requests All to Vote by Mail Ballot

Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting. Voting by mail is an easy option for voters and you can request a Vote By Mail Ballot through email, mail, or in person. Voters will be able to drop off their vote by mail ballots at a secure drop box at the DuPage County Wheaton facility (24 hour cameras will be posted) as well as at all early voting locations and on election day at polling locations. https://www.dupageco.org/Election/VoteByMail/

Please join the Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters for two virtual candidate forums featuring:

  • Rep. Terra Costa Howard and Peter Breen, candidates for Illinois 48th Congressional District, September 9

  • Rep. Sean Casten and Jeanne Ives, candidates for the Illinois 6th Congressional District, September 21

Register in advance at this link for the Zoom event. Capacity is limited. The event will be recorded and available for later viewing.
Support Local Businesses
Participate in our GLEN ELLYN
DINE AT HOME OR DINE IN
Curbside Pickup / Delivery / Carryout / Drive Through / Outdoor Dining / Indoor Dining

Participate in our KEEP SHOPPING
LOCAL program
Curbside Pickup / Online / Shipping / In Store
Glen Ellyn Essential Services
These Business are critical to our community.  Please contact these companies via phone or email as many of these companies are working remotely.  
Call for Volunteers
Volunteers are needed. If you are an able and willing to volunteer, please visit DuPage County’s Volunteer Portal, Giving DuPage, who links volunteers with non-profit organizations within DuPage. Contact the Chamber if your Non-Profit would like more information, and to be connected.
Glen Ellyn Business Resource During COVID-19
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to be a resource during this difficult time. Please click the link to view:
  • Emails shared with Glen Ellyn Chamber members regarding COVID-19 on their website
  • COVID19 Links to Village, County & State.
  • Additional ways to help in the pandemic.
Welcome New Members
Elder Bridge
799 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 6-122
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 793-9308

Wheaton Snow & Ice
301 E St Charles Rd
Wheaton, IL 60188
(630) 546-2043
Michael P. Mazza, LLC
686 Crescent Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-5071
MacKenzie Cyclery LTD - DBA The Bike Hub
495 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 793-4030
The Joint Chiropractic Glen Ellyn
878 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 547-3714
McAlister's Deli - Wheaton 
1901 S Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 480-0266
Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Members

Thank you to our Members. Because of your paid membership, the Chamber is able to continue to connect business with the greater Glen Ellyn community.
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Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
810 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630.469.0907