November 21, 2022
Last week, Steve Beck from Beck Seminars shared at our November luncheon about the importance of gratitude in our daily lives. We had a banner turnout for the luncheon, and we heard later from people who were touched by Steve's message, vowing to remember that saying thank you, letting our loved ones know we love them and appreciation of all we have is key to a happy life. That's the way to "Have a Great Day Every Day."

As we gather with family and friends on Thanksgiving, please know that you are among the blessings we count here at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. Your support of each other and the business community, the energy of our board, committee leaders and members, and the commitment to our community is an inspiration to all of us.

We've also had a banner ribbon-cutting month, so don't miss our photos at the end of this "Monday Matters."
Thankful for you,
New Members Join the Wheaton Chamber
We are very excited to welcome Comcast Business/Xfinity Retail at 1 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton to the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce at the Advantage Business level. Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations be ready for the future. Kristen Keane, senior marketing specialist, and Yanni Kalamatianos, manager of sales, have joined the Chamber to connect with Wheaton businesses and the community. Please help us welcome Comcast Business/Xfinity Retail to the chamber by visiting their website or email.

Also, Wheaton Chamber members are invited to celebrate the store's grand opening and ribbon-cutting from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, at the store in Rice Lake Square. Come meet our newest members and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and tours of the new store.
And we are pleased to welcome America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses to the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. America's Best is part of National Vision, one of the largest and fastest-growing optical retailers in the United States. They are headquartered in metro Atlanta, with over 800 stores in 31 states. Their mission is to deliver the best value in quality eyecare and eyewear at the low prices America deserves. The general manager, Matt Zino, has joined the chamber as a way to grow their new location and their visibility. Please help us welcome them by visiting their website or by emailing them.
Welcome to Yia Mas, A Taste of Greece, to the Wheaton Chamber! Yia Mas is a new restaurant that just opened in Wheaton and provides authentic Greek food. And yes, they are now open for lunch! Co-owner Demetra Minginas shared that she joined the Chamber to create awareness about their new location and for networking opportunities. Please help us welcome them by visiting their website or by visiting their restaurant located at 133 West Front Street in Wheaton.
Eric Logan is also a new Wheaton Chamber member, and we were delighted to meet him at last week's luncheon. Eric is a real estate broker with Realty Executives Premiere. He is a co-team leader with The Energized Team at Realty Executives Premiere in Wheaton. Their mission is "to use our energy & experience to empower, educate, embrace, and emotionally connect with our clients and their future." Eric joined the Chamber to become more a part of the Wheaton business community. Please help us welcome him by visiting their website or by emailing him.
Join the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
at a Ribbon-Cutting for
Maxson Heating and Air Conditioning

Please join us for a ribbon cutting from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22. At Maxson Heating & Air Conditioning, their team measures its success through customer feedback. We are very excited to have Maxson Heating and Air Conditioning as a member of Wheaton Chamber!

Don't miss the ribbon-cutting at 3:30 p.m. Although reservations aren't required, we'd love to know how many will attend... please RSVP HERE.
Join us for Members Matter: Orientation occurring from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. next Wednesday, November 23, via Zoom. Whether you are new or a seasoned member of the Chamber, you may wonder if you're aware of everything Chamber membership has to offer you and your business. We want to make sure you are maximizing your membership. Come join us for "Members Matter: Putting Your Chamber Membership to Work." For more information and to register for this orientation, please click HERE.
Sign up for the Lion's Club Reindeer Run 5k

The 2022 Lions Club Reindeer Run 5K is coming to town! The live race starts at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 3, near the corner of Seminary Avenue and Main Street in downtown Wheaton. The annual tradition, beloved by community members and visitors alike, is presented in partnership by the Wheaton Park District and the Wheaton Lions Club Charities and is sponsored by Spraying Systems Co. and First Trust. A portion of the proceeds will benefit such causes as the DuPage County Historical Museum and charities supported by the Wheaton Lions Club. “The Reindeer Run allows us to support a lot of organizations in the area,” said Joel Riley, Reindeer Run 2022 chair and vice president of the Wheaton Lions Club. “We’re focused on giving back to nonprofits.” For more information, click HERE. 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

If you are interested in volunteering please click HERE.
Downtown Wheaton Association Holiday Happenings

Our Partners in Progress (PiPs) at the Downtown Wheaton Association have a packed schedule of fabulous holiday events, from the lighting of the traditional tree in Wheaton to Santa's upcoming visits. Don't miss the Christmas Parade, kicking off at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 25, on Front Street, followed directly by the Downtown Wheaton Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lighting of of the 22-foot Christmas tree will be held at 7:00 p.m. near the new south pavilion on Liberty. Click here to see all the exciting happenings on the DWA's calendar.
Giving DuPage Hosts Third Nonprofit Partners Conference

Giving DuPage is excited to host their 3rd Nonprofit Partners Conference #NPC22 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. on Friday, December 2. This conference will be an immersive, interactive event providing actionable ideas, important resources, useful tools, and informed solutions to move attendees' mission forward and build a nonprofit organization’s capacity. People will be able to connect with 175+ nonprofit peers for a full day of learning and networking. You may read full conference details and registration here. Speaker session information is available here, and you can email givingdupage@dupageco.org for questions or for more information. Shefali Trevedi, executive director, extends gratitude to their presenting sponsor, the DuPage Foundation, whose support makes this conference possible.
More Member Happenings
Cantigny 5k Proceeds Donated to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, awarded a check for $16,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation represents net proceeds from the 18th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk held on November 5. The check amount included cash donations from participating runners and walkers totaling $2,196—money contributed beyond their entry fees. MSHV board president Scott Ziemba accepted the donation during Cantigny’s Veterans Day commemoration. Matt LaFond, Cantigny Park executive director, presented the check. For more information, click HERE.
Klein Creek Golf Club presents Santa Brunch

Join Klein Creek for "Santa Brunch With the Grinch, Too!" from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 11, at Klein Creek Golf Club, located at 1N333 Pleasant Hill Road, in Winfield. For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE.
Wheaton Public Library presents Mad Fore Plaid in 2023

Circle your 2023 calendar for the Wheaton Public Library's "Mad Fore Plaid" event, a mini-golf tournament co-hosted by the library and the DuPage County Historical Museum.. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tee-off is at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023. Put on your favorite plaid and join them for 18 themed holes of wacky fun, to be followed by a 19th Hole after party at Ivy Restaurant in Wheaton. There are different sponsorship packages available. For more information and a sponsorship packet, please email Betsy Adamowski, director of the Wheaton Public Library, here. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Belmont Village Shares Apartment Availability and a drive for "Giving Tuesday"

Belmont Village now has month-to-month rental apartment types available. Availability can change quickly, but currently there are studios available as well as "Circle of Friends" (for mild cognitive impairment) and memory care apartments. Respite stays are also available in assisted living with a 30-day minimum. Belmont Village also will be doing a Food & Personal Care Item Drive starting on "Giving Tuesday" in partnership with Neighborhood food pantry. You may drop off items anytime from now through December 29 OR the folks from Belmont Village are happy to come pick it up from you. Please contact Melinda Smith at msmith@belmontvillage.com.

Wheaton A.M. Rotary Club Offers Annual Poinsettia Sale

You may now order poinsettias, grown locally at The Cantigny Greenhouse, from the Wheaton A.M. Rotary Club. The club offers free delivery to your home, business, or most-valued customers on Tuesday, November 29, or Wednesday, November 30, to locations in Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, Wheaton and Winfield. Complete and email this order form to hebertjwt@gmail.com or mail the form with payment to Wheaton A.M. Rotary Club at P.O. Box 91, Wheaton, IL, 60187-0091.
My Half of the Sky presents My Half Christmas Gala

Join My Half of the Sky for their Christmas Gala Fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9, at Meson Sabika, located at 1025 Aurora Ave in Naperville. During the Gala, guest will experience dinner, dancing and a silent auction. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
People's Resource Center Presents Something for Everyone

For more than 25 years, the People’s Resource Center’s Share the Spirit program has invited our most vulnerable neighbors throughout DuPage to experience holiday shopping for their families at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. With your support, PRC can still provide joy and hope to 700 local families through the annual Share the Spirit program. For more information about donations opportunities and locations click HERE.

Join People's Resource Center for their Holly and Hope Holiday Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, at Le Jardín at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road in Wheaton. When you support PRC's annual Holly and Hope Holiday Luncheon, you are supporting families right here in DuPage County. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Lastly, People's Resource Center presents Gavin Coyle & Friends Holiday Concert from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2, at the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. Gavin will perform live and play holiday classics. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
More Poinsettias!
Holiday Poinsettia Event Hosted at Cantigny Greenhouse

The Cantigny horticulture department will host its annual Shades of Crimson Poinsettia Display and Sale on Thursday, November 17. Hours are 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for this popular holiday event at the Park’s greenhouse. Admission is free. Parking ($5) is in the main lot, outside the Cantigny Park Visitors Center. From there, visitors can walk to the greenhouse or ride a festive trolley. Guests will see 16 varieties of poinsettias in full bloom and about 3,000 plants in all. Tours are self-guided, and photography is welcome. For more information, click HERE.
Glen-Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale with Genuine Brass Presents Wintersong 2022

The Glen-Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale with Genuine Brass presents "Wintersong 2022: The Best Gifts" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, at College Church, located at 335 East Seminary Avenue in Wheaton. Tickets are available online, from any chorale member or at the door before each concert.
Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs

People's Resource Center is hiring a Director of Food Operations. For more information and how to apply, click HERE.

College of DuPage is hiring a Coordinator, Annual, Planned and Annuitant Giving. For more information and to apply click HERE.

College of DuPage is also hiring a Coordinator, Advancement Corporate Sponsorships. For more information and to apply click HERE.
Please, Tell Us Your News!

Our Wheaton Chamber members have a lot going on and they have a lot to say! Read press releases from our members, learn about job openings and see our Chamber members' "Hot Deals."

Got a job posting or a special you'd like to share? Contact Lilly Chan.
Our Chamber Events
This week:
  • Women in Business Committee is meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, at the Wheaton Chamber office, 108 E. Wesley, Wheaton. Aleta Fox of Mulcare Insurance-Allstate Insurance Agency is chair.
  • A Ribbon-Cutting is scheduled for Maxson Heating and Air Conditioning from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, at 324 E. Roosevelt Rd in Wheaton. Although registration is not required, please RSVP.
  • The Wheaton Chamber office will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Coming up:
  • A Ribbon-Cutting and Open House for Mathieson, Moyski, Austin and Co. will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1. To RSVP, please email events@mmaadvisors.com or call 630.653.1616 by Monday, November 28.
  • Ambassadors Club is meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, via Zoom. Dale Showalter of Showalter Roofing is chair.
  • Chamber Champions is meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, at the Wheaton Chamber. Nisha Gupta, M.D., of Gupta Eye Center, is chair.
StretchLab ribbon-cutting
M & Co. ribbon-cutting with DWA and Mayor Phil Suess
Veterans White Glove Cleaning Service ribbon-cutting with treats from The Protein Spot