Thursday, February 4, 2021

It might be cold, but Something is Always Happening in Glen Ellyn!

Our February Newsletter is filled with activities to you keep our businesses and your family well fed and busy. Walk downtown to see the community's Share the LOVE Hearts surrounding the downtown or Feed your Family while helping out the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Enjoy additional programing from our community partners. Also read news of how to stay safe and healthy with information from the Village and County.

The Chamber is dedicated to be a resource and an advocate to our members. Please remember to hire, dine and shop local to keep Glen Ellyn businesses alive.

Dawn Smith
Glen Ellyn Chamber Executive Director

In Person Office Hours
Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 4pm
Staff are working remote Monday & Wednesday
Glen Ellyn News & Events

  • Featured Family Feasts - February 1 - 28
  • Share the Love - February 1 - 28
  • Glen Ellyn Community Awards - WIll be Announced in March thru Watch Parties throughout the Village
  • Community Golf Outing - Save the Date May 17
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library - We Love Our Books
  • Glen Ellyn Park District - Drive Thru Drop off Food Drive
  • Glenbard Parent Series - The Price You Pay for College
  • College of DuPage - Community Newsletter
Glen Ellyn's Featured Family Feasts

Feed Your Entire Family Every Day This February withGlen Ellyn’s Featured Family Feasts,” a restaurant meal program that will offer a calendar of complete dinners from local restaurants that will feed a family of 4- 6. Each day of February will feature a different meal from a Glen Ellyn restaurant. The goal is to offer a convenient option for area families, expose residents to expanded dining options as well as create new business for local restaurants. Individual meals are available as well!
Residents are encouraged to drop off much-needed pantry donations for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry when they pick up their meal at each restaurant. Look for the labeled Food Pantry bin. Every day is an opportunity to donate a can good!
Click below for an Interactive Calendar
Restaurants in downtown Glen Ellyn as well as the Roosevelt Road corridor will be included in the program. Many offer delivery and curbside pickup. “Glen Ellyn has such a wide variety of restaurants and we’d love to help local families discover new favorites,” said Dawn Smith, Glen Ellyn resident and Executive Director of the Chamber. “Plus, this gives a boost of business to our restaurants that have been hard hit by the pandemic with the added benefit of giving back to those facing hunger.”
“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Chamber of Commerce,” said Laura Glaza, Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and also a resident. “We see this as a true win-win for the community with the chance to enjoy a dinner from a local restaurant and help our neighbors.” The Pantry website and Facebook pages post an updated list of most needed items each week, and the website. The Food Pantry website also has information about hosting food drives
Share the Love of Glen Ellyn this February

This February, the community is SHARING the LOVE to Glen Ellyn. The Share the Love event features 50 heart-shaped wreaths, each sponsored and decorated by a local business, scout troop or non-profit. Each wreath will showcase Glen Ellyn pride and be hung on light poles throughout the entire month of February. The wreaths will feature a theme in support of “Share the Love”. We hope this brings many to Glen Ellyn in a safe way to dine and shop local while sharing the LOVE.
We invite all to come to Glen Ellyn to see these sweet homemade hearts while shopping and dining. #Shop&DineGlen Ellyn!
Community Award Votes are IN and the Results are being Counted!
Thank you to everyone who voted for the BEST of Glen Ellyn
Over 1,500 nominations have been submitted for this year's Glen Ellyn Community Awards! With such a crazy year 2020 has been, all are truly deserving recipients.

We are excited to announce that this year's 57th Annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards Ceremony will be virtual for all to view at 'Watch Parties' throughout Glen Ellyn Restaurants or in your own home!

Wednesday, February 10th The TOP 5 Award Nominees in each Business Category: Restaurant, Retail, Business Services & Non-Profit Organization will be announced, as well as, the deserving recipients from the Civic Category: School Districts 41, 87 & 89, Park District Volunteer, Library & Village Employee of the Year, and Firefighter & Police Officer of the Year.
In March, date forthcoming, we will announce all the winning recipients, including Youth, Senior & Citizen of the Year via a streamed video presentation all FRE to see. You will be able to hear yourself the amazing achievements of these deserving recipients from the presenters, as well as, the thank you remarks from the recipients.

It is like the Glen Ellyn Oscars!
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available
Please consider sponsoring this very important event. There will be high residual visibility for your company at this important Glen Ellyn tradition in recognizing the BEST of Glen Ellyn. This year we will create a video of the award presenters and recipients to share in March via YouTube with plans of watch parties throughout the Village. More to come.

Premiere Event Sponsor - $250 (14 commercial slots available)
The Chamber will film a twenty second commercial of you at your storefront stating, your names, company, thank you Glen Ellyn and what this award program means to you.

  • Pre-commercial of your business will be shared on social media prior event
  • A “thank you” commercial between awards
  • Company logo displayed as top event sponsor at the beginning of the video
  • Company verbally announced during the video presentation
  • Company mentions in press release
  • Logo & link displayed at the top of the webpage
  • Logo & link included in event eblasts
  • Logo displayed on virtual program
  • Logo & link included on Facebook banner & social media

Appreciation Sponsorship - $150 (14 commercial slots available)
The Chamber will film a twenty second commercial of you at your storefronts stating, your names, company, thank you Glen Ellyn and what this award program means to you.

  • A “thank you” commercial between awards
  • Logo displayed at the end of the video
  • Logo & link displayed on webpage
  • Logo & link included in event eblasts
  • Logo displayed on virtual program
  • Included in social media

Recognition Sponsorship - $100
  • Logo displayed at the end of video
  • Logo & link displayed on webpage
  • Logo & link included in event eblasts
  • Logo displayed on virtual program
  • Included in social media
for the
Monday, May 17
1:00pm Shotgun
Village Links

Grab your friends, neighbors and co-workers for our annual Golf Outing.
All are encouraged and welcomed! Details Coming Soon...
Interested in being on the Golf Committee? Email Us!
We Love Our Book Clubs
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Join us for the third annual We Love Our Book Clubs event! Brenna Murphy, Readers’ Advisory Librarian, and Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director at Library Reads, will tell you about their favorite book club picks of 2020 and answer your questions. Attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a grand prize!
Wednesday, February 10
7-8:30 pm
Food Collection Drive
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
Make Hunger History
Support Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by donating non-perishable food items and toiletries at our drive-thru drop-off collection drives! See the schedule and pantry needs listed in the link below.
Thursday, February 25
Ackerman SFC
College of DuPage
Community Newsletter
Don’t miss out on getting up-to-date news and events from College of DuPage. Click here to register and receive the new COD NOW community newsletter.
The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make
Thursday, February 4
7:30 - 8:00pm
Evelyn Rodriguez
Vice President/Branch Manage

Noel Navarro
Vice President Business Banking
PPP Round 2 :
What You Need to Know
Presented by Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust

Economic Aid to small businesses, nonprofits and venues for 1st time borrowers and 2nd time PPP borrowers. Everything you need to know.

Tuesday, February 9
11:45 AM Zoom Link Opens
Noon - 1:00 PM Program

Free to All Chamber Members

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed prior the meeting.
Local County & Village News

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and Information: DuPage County Health Department
  • Region 8 Moves to Phase 4
  • Village Facilities Reopened to the Public on Monday, February 1
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and Information: DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has limited supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine available to individuals who meet the criteria for Phase 1b, including those 65 and older and frontline essential workers. Register to receive COVID-19 vaccine appointment notifications from DCHD or its local healthcare partners here.
Vaccination is by appointment only and dependent on supplies. Please note you will not be able to schedule an appointment until the time is right. Individuals will be asked to provide verification of eligibility. DCHD is prioritizing its administration of vaccine for individuals who reside, work, or attend college/university in DuPage County.
Region 8 Moves to Phase 4
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that Region 8, which includes Glen Ellyn, has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan effective February 3. The move to Phase 4 is due to Region 8 showing positive improvement in all metrics.
Additional Information
·    For full details on Phase 4 guidelines HERE 
·    Follow the latest regional metrics HERE 
·    For more information on guidance please visit the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) website 
Village Facilities Reopened to the Public on Monday, February 1

Village facilities, including the Civic Center and Public Works Reno Center, are scheduled to the public on Monday, February 1. Hours of operation remain the same:
  • Civic Center (535 Duane Street): Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Public Works Reno Center (30 S. Lambert Road): Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The community should note that the Village continues to deliver many services online or over the phone. You can make utility bill payments, pay parking tickets and submit building permits electronically. Additionally, a drop box, located in front of the Civic Center, can be used for document and payment delivery.

Finance Department
Village business including utility bills and other payments can be conducted online, by mail, or over the phone by calling 630-469-5000. Additionally, the drop box, located in front of the Civic Center, can be used for payment delivery.

Community Development Department
The Village’s Community Development Department continues to operate with new protocols in place to assist customers in submitting building permits and plans electronically. More information on electronic submittals can be found on the Village's website. 
New Chamber Members
American Management Services, Inc.
206 Risch Ct.
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 697-1858
Business Management Consulting with an established public/private partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors providing a program called Partner America.
BuendiaHayes Design LLC
800 Roosevelt Road
Bldg. B, Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 478-0182
Communication design and marketing studio. BuendíaHayes Design has over 30 years of experience in developing strategic and creative solutions to assist organizations in staying ahead of the market.
Platinum Patio and Pavers
1125 Candlenut Dr
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 384-9465
Platinum Patio and Pavers specialize in high-end outdoor living spaces that include patios, pergolas, firepits, and kitchens.
Sweet Basil Cafe
549 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Sweet Basil Cafe is a family owned and operated restaurant. Our food is prepared with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Our staff is happy to provide you with outstanding service!
Two Bostons - The Store for Happy Pets
926 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 357-7621
Two Bostons is not your average pet store. We strive to help strengthen the bond between guardians and the pets they love. We will do so in an engaging and stimulating environment where everyone is excited about being part of the Two Bostons family.
Support Local Businesses

Participate in our DINE IN GLEN ELLYN

Curbside Pickup / Delivery / Carryout / Drive Through / Outdoor 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.
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