March 13, 2023
We love it when our Chamber members come together.

Over the weekend, Mike Dyer of Edward Jones joined Dan Palumbo of First American Mortgage and the dynamic duo of Samantha Bauman and Raul Delgado of Berkshire Hathaway & friends to offer shredding services to their collective clients and communities. We took advantage of this wonderful service and shredded documents that met the more-than-seven-years-old guideline. What a great feeling--spring cleaning before it's even spring!

Have you decided how you're going to celebrate the upcoming "Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop" exhibit that's coming up in June at the MAC? Look here on the McAninch Art Center's website for ideas on how you can become part of the celebration. Let us know what you're doing so we can add you to our Warhol in Wheaton promotions. Restaurants, we're looking at you!

This week we are settling into our new digs, and also getting ready to host our monthly luncheon at the DuPage County Historical Museum. "Human Resources: Trends in 2023 and Beyond" is being hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Women in Business Committee. There's still time to sign up for Kim Glover's presentation on trends in the workplace at our March luncheon.

Hope to see you there~
P.S. Don't miss our photo gallery at the end of this e-newsletter... you could be in it!
Two New Members Join the Wheaton Chamber
We are pleased to welcome Lance Kammes Real Estate to the Wheaton Chamber at the Advantage Level. Lance has been named the #1 rated realtor serving Wheaton and to date, he has successfully closed 3,000+ real estate transactions (over $700 million in sales volume). A mastermind behind all the marketing efforts for the Kammes Team, Lance brings together management and salesmanship skills that have set records. Please give him and his team a warm welcome by visiting their website or emailing him.
And we are delighted to welcome the High Rollers Company to the Wheaton Chamber. The High Rollers Company is Wheaton's first rolled ice cream shop, located in the pop-up market at 31 Town Square in Wheaton. This company was started by a 12-year-old girl in 2020, and since then, High Rollers has added cotton candy and dessert crepes to their menu. They have also acquired mobile food booths that specialize in festivals. John and Jenna Swain joined the Chamber to grow awareness of their business. Please help us welcome them by visiting their store or by visiting their website.
"Human Resources: Trends in 2023 and Beyond" Topic of March 16 Luncheon

What are some of the issues that employers—and employees—ought to know as we move into 2023? Join us on March 16 for our membership luncheon when Kimberly Glover, founder of gotKim? and Wheaton Chamber member, will share on "Human Resources: Trends in 2023 and Beyond." Come hear how HR issues are changing the workforce, including the impact of DEI on hiring, salary transparency, pay parity and tips for finding and retaining great talent.
Please join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the DuPage County Historical Museum located at 102 E. Wesley St. in Wheaton. For more information and to register for the luncheon, please click here. Registration closes at noon on Wednesday, March 15.

Want to Know More about Your Chamber Benefits?

Join us for Members Matter: Putting Your Chamber Membership to Work, an orientation for new, current and prospective Chamber members, held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 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" this Wednesday. For more information and to register for this orientation, please click HERE.
Merrill Lynch Fair, Waters Team recognized on the Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams

Congratulations to T.J. Luby from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and his Fair, Waters team who have been recognized on the Forbes "Best-in State Wealth Management Teams" 2023 list published on January 23, 2023 As stated in their newsletter, " Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to do what we love — helping our clients pursue their financial goals. We want to thank Forbes for recognizing us. The world will always be changing around us, but we believe the value of personalized advice and guidance never changes."
Mayor Suess Shares What's Next for Wheaton on "The Local"

The Honorable Mayor Phil Suess is our guest on the most recent podcast episode of "The Local," hosted by Marc Horner of Fairhaven Wealth Management in partnership with the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. Learn about Mayor Suess' background, some of his other endeavors (we can thank him for that fresh Lake Michigan water) and his perspective on the bright future of Wheaton. Click here to listen and subscribe.
Cantigny Park Presents "Let's Go, Girls!"

Join Cantigny Park from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, for "Let's Go Girls," a celebration of women's history and female empowerment. In honor of Women’s History Month and all the powerful women in our community, Cantigny Park is hosting an afternoon of activities to empower women of all ages. Check out their Rosie the Riveter pop-up shop in the museum where Cantigny will have Rosie merchandise on sale. For more information, please click here.
"Divine Beauty--Transforming Our Lives From Within" Hosted on Saturday, March 25

The Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center will be the host of "Divine Beauty--Transforming Our Lives from Within," the 8th annual women's retreat being sponsored in partnership with the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau along with the Lisle, Naperville, Aurora Regional and Wheaton Chambers of Commerce. This program is free and open to the community and features renowned speaker Alison Thompson, Ph.D., global humanitarian and founder of Third Wave Volunteers. Some of our own local women leaders will be sharing on a panel discussion in the afternoon. To learn more, and to register, click here. Special thanks to Jonathan Kruger, community outreach coordinator at the SOS, for including the Wheaton Chamber in this event.

DWA Presents "We Are Women" Art Exhibit

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Downtown Wheaton Association presents "We Are Women Art Exhibit" from March 1 through 31. The exhibit features artwork created by local female artists at women-owned or -managed businesses in the downtown area. Click here for a list of the exhibit locations. This project is a partnership between the DWA, the DuPage Art League and the City of Wheaton Community Relations Committee.
NAMI DuPage Presents General Membership Meeting

You are invited to the Annual General Membership Meeting of NAMI DuPage at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at NAMI Dupage in the Linda A Kurzawa Community Center, Room 191, at 119 N. County Farm Rd. in Wheaton. Executive Director Geri Kerger shared that they will highlight the past year, pay tribute to their dedicated volunteers, and affirm new members and officers of their board. For more information and to register, please click here.
Think Spring! Native Plant Sale Coming Up

Each year the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County attracts hundreds of native plant enthusiasts during their Native Plant Presale & Sale. This year's event is scheduled for May 18 at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, or to get in on presale ticket and plant sales that open April 1, click here.
BioScan Tek is hiring a Fingerprint Technician Paid Internship. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Literacy DuPage is hiring a Marketing/Events Assistant. For more information and to apply, please click here.

The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce is hiring a Marketing & Membership Coordinator. For more information, click here.
Please, Tell Us Your News!

Our Wheaton Chamber members have a lot going on and you 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.

This week:
  • Arts, Business, and Culture Committee is meeting Tuesday, March 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce office located at 301 W. Roosevelt Road in Wheaton. The committee is chaired by Allison Orr of the Downtown Wheaton Association. If you're interested in being part of the committee, please contact Allison.
  • March Monthly Luncheon: Human Resources: Trends in 2023 and Beyond, happens from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the DuPage County Historical Museum located on the 2nd floor at 102 E. Wesley St. in Wheaton. Kim Glover, Wheaton Chamber member and founder of gotKim?, will be our speaker. For more information and to register, please click here.

Coming up:
  • Members Matter: Orientation for New, Current, and Prospective members occurs from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, via Zoom. This is an opportunity to learn more about your Chamber membership and how to leverage the benefits to fulfill your goals. For more information and to register please click here.
  • Board of Directors is meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Office.
Chairwoman Lulu Hertenstein of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County puts her best foot forward at the Studio 54: For the Love of Warhol Gala held February 18 and hosted by the College of DuPage Foundation
Ready to disco, Debbie Venezia of Arts DuPage and a founding member of the Arts, Business & Culture Committee, shows her marabou sweater that's perfect for a night celebrating Andy Warhol
Mark Long and Meg Goodman (standing) of Flint Rock, Marc Horner of Fairhaven Wealth Management and Michelle Podkowa of the DuPage County Historical Museum take a break from podcasting onsite for "The Local" at last week's "Casino Night," held at Arrowhead and benefiting the museum.