January 16, 2017 
Table of Contents
Thank You Lloyd's
Carriage Rides
What's Happening at the Chamber?
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Save these Dates & Join Us!
~Save the Date~
Thursday March 2, 2017
Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner
Woodstock Country Club
Expo
TOMORROW - Tuesday January 17th
1st Annual Health & Wellness EXPO &
Break Your Boundaries Registration/Weigh-In 

In partnership with Centegra Health Systems, The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting the first annual Woodstock Health & Wellness Expo tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17th, from 4-8pm at Mixin Mingle.  

Visit exhibitors, enter raffle to win prizes, attend presentations & tours.  

4:30-7:30 PM Break Your Boundaries Weight Loss Contest Registration & Weigh-In
4:30 PM Culture, Arts & Music will lead a drum circle
5:00 PM Hearthstone Communities presentation
5:30 PM Young Masters Fitness Studio tour
6 PM J
uice Plus/Tower Garden presentation
7 PM Country Financial (giving away a Fitbit smart watch during presentation)
Costco Membership registrations are also available throughout the evening

PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE THE EVENT!
Please email and post these attachments out and on social media.  Encourage your customers to come out and support the event!  We also hope to see a strong Chamber membership in attendance supporting your fellow local businesses! Plans are in the works to do a larger Business Expo this Fall, so come and see what it's all about and get more involved in your community!  
 
Boundaries
BREAKING YOU BOUNDARIES IN 2017
 ANNUAL COMMUNITY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 
Sponsored & Administered by Centegra Health System 
WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT!
 
Make your New Year's resolution to eat healthier, lose weight and get in shape! Join us to develop healthy habits!   Click here to Sign up and Win Big
Commit individually or as a team!
Let's make this a community-wide annual event!
Enter a team from your business and let's enjoy some friendly competition while work to achieve our health & wellness goals!  

We will also kick-off our NEW annual Breaking Your Boundaries weight-loss contest sponsored and administered by Centegra Health System with registrations and weigh-in's for the event taking place at the Health Expo!  Young Masters Fitness for Life is joining forces with the Chamber of Commerce as a partner for this initiative and we encourage other Chamber members to join us! Do some team building, develop a culture of wellness within your company.  Step out of your comfort zone and make THIS the year you Break your Boundaries!  Make health and wellness a focus at your business and enter a team in this exciting event!  You manage your own workout and nutrition plan to accomplish your goals, we just help support and encourage you to do it AND we reward your accomplishments! Full contest details hereMore information is available on the Chamber website .  
Wednesday January 25th
Sponsored by Centegra Health System

As part of our 12 week focus on Health & Wellness we are pleased to offer you  an this opportunity - to invest in yourself!  

Don't miss this - it's sure to help all of us better manage stress in our daily lives and businesses!
MissWMiss Woodstock Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Applications are now available for the Miss Woodstock and Little Miss Woodstock Pageant.  Click the image for the application link.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities click here.

Sponsorship offers a great opportunity to gain positive community exposure for your business. Different sponsorship levels offer opportunities to participate with any size budget.  So many local businesses participate - if you haven't before, maybe it's time to give it a try! 
 
Upcoming Committee Meetings and Summits - Let's Work Together in 2017!

January 19th - Manufacturer's Forum 3-5 PM at Phoenix Woodworking
January 19th - Latino Business Leaders Meeting - 12 PM at La Placita
January 30th - SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Monday Coffee Collaboration - 8 AM at Panera
January 31 - Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit - 5PM (location TBA) 
February 7 - Restaurateur Meeting - 2pm Public House

Thank you to our Generous Community Partner


Interested in exploring partnership opportunities?  
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  2017 Planning is Underway!
Interested in Hosting a Mixer or Presenting for a Lunch & Learn?
Contact Danielle at the
Chamber Office to learn more and to schedule your event!

Have Some News You'd Like
Included in Our Newsletter? 
Send it to news@woodsotckilchamber.com  
GuideNEW 2017 COMMUNITY GUIDE

The new community guide went into distribution in November ion time for the Lighting of the Square.  You can get a copy at the Chamber office, at Read Between the Lynes and at Harley Davidson.  If you need additional copies for your business please let us know!

A Special Thank You to our advertisers, and to the NW Herald for all their hard work and dedication in making this a successful publication!  We had nearly 3 times the number of advertisers this year than last. We recognize there were more of you interested in participating in the Guide but time and space ran out as the print deadline loomed, so everyone couldn't be accommodated.   We will plan more time and space next year to resolve this.  

Please send over any updates or changes you'd like made throughout the year, so we can address your needs while space and time allow us to make the edits. 
February 1st - 5th
So many great events planned for this 25th Anniversary of the Groundhog Day movie filming!
You will definetely want to attend them over and over and over again!
And don't forget to pick up some Ground Hog Day Souveniers at Read Between the Lynes!
CHECK OUT ALL THE EVENT DETAILS HERE

Family Health Partnership Clinic's Annual Gala will be held Friday, April 28th, 2017. This event raises funds for medical care for uninsured and underinsured McHenry County residents.  This year's event "Good Vibrations" will feature a Beach Boys tribute band, The Wave Runners, raffles, and a Silent Auction including a Florida beach get-away! Casual beach attire is suggested and flip flops are encouraged! Surf's up at 6:00 PM at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn. Tickets $100.00 or table of 10 $900.00 .  For more information contact Liz Annetti 779.220.9305 or lannett@hpclinic.org

ClassicCinema
The Real Woodstock brand champions positive stories about people, place and happenings.  Are you interested in partnering your business with the Real Woodstock campaign?  
Please Email Patrick Casey to learn more about potential co-op opportunities. 

Like & Follow Real Woodstock on..
OperaHouse


Upcoming Events at the Opera House:
Click Here

 ClassicCinema

The 1993 film  Groundhog Day, filmed in Woodstock, will be shown as part of the town's Groundhog Day festivities. Admission is FREE! 
Three days to check out Groundhog Day:
Thursday, February 2 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 AM
Sunday, February 5 at 10:00 AM


Feb 13
Shows at 1:00 & 7:00 PM
GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY AS THE EVENT HAS BEEN SELLING OUT! 
In response to many requests over the years for more art, foreign, classic or documentary films at the Woodstock Theatre, we are showing special screenings on the second Monday of every month. 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE


Farmers
Education

HealthandWellness

REGISTER TO EXHIBIT AT THE HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO 1/17/17


Join Centegra, Young Masters Fitness for Life, Country Financial, Juice Plus/Tower Garden, Hearthstone Commmunities, Back on Track Chiropractic, Woodstock Recreation Department, Clear Captions, Dr. Dean's Chiropractic House Calls, Burseth Farms, Nature's Balance Acupuncture Wellness Center, Costco and others who are already registered for this inaugural annual event ....   

EXHIBITORS REGISTER HERE
BREAKING YOUR BOUNDARIES 
Healthy Life-Style & Weight Loss Contest - GREAT COPRORATE WELLNESS INITIATIVE!!!!
This program is for EVERYONE - even those who don't need to lose weight. Get involved and get active today! No matter your age or how long you've been
inactive, research shows that starting a more active lifestyle and adopting healthier eating habits can improve your health and quality of life.   This 8-week weight-loss contest combines nutrition, exercise and behavior modification as a means to achieve a healthy lifestyle and your weight-loss goal. Participate as an individual or on a team of three-four people to win big (two male limit per team)!
 
Contest PRIZES*
1st Place Male/Female.......................... $1,000
2nd Place Male/Female......................... $500
3rd Place Male/Female.......................... $250
1st Place Team...................................... $200 per person
2nd Place Team..................................... $150 per person
3rd Place Team...................................... $100 per person
 
* Prize award amounts are post-tax.
 
Contest Details available on the Chamber website.    
$30 per participant (includes T-shirt, wellness expo entry, weigh-in's and all seminars)

Looking to build a culture of health within your company and positively affect your bottom line?   We're here to help!
Centegra Corporate Health & Wellness offers flexible employee health and wellness solutions that are proven to help you reduce your health care costs while improving productivity.

We start by understanding your employee health strategy and help you establish wellness goals. We then provide you ways to achieve the healthiest possible workforce. We offer a wide variety of employee health and wellness services that are available at your work site and beyond to make healthy living easy for your employees. 
 
Read more...
As many of you are aware, IDOT and the City of Woodstock are facilitating a series of meetings with local businesses and building owners impacted  by proposed road expansion along Route 47.  Each meeting focuses on a specific  geographic area between Route 14 and Charles Road.  During each meeting current plans and timelines are being reviewed and planners are listening to local concerns and taking alternative solutions under consideration.  If you would like to attend any of these meetings to learn more about these plans please feel free;  You can also get information on  Route 47 HERE on the City website or contact Garrett Anderson or Krista Coltrin in the Ecnomic Development department at City Hall.

Meetings will be held at the Woodstock Public Library at 10am and 2pm on the following dates
Friday Jan-20,  Friday Feb-10, and  Friday Feb-24
 
City Council News
 
CityCouncilMeetingNext City Council Meeting:   January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
 
Economic Development News
Residents, business owners and employees are invited to take a survey on the perceived economic health of the community.  Please let the City know your thoughts and dreams about the community.  While not every desired business can be attracted here, it's very helpful to know the needs and interests of our community members!

realestateRETAIL/OFFICE  SPACE FOR RENT OR SALE
WOODSTOCK MALL - 2ND FLOOR OFFICE
110 S. Johnson St.,  Suite 206,  490 sq. ft. office space with private bathroom.  $490 per month.    
Contact:  Dennis McKay  Viking Management, Inc.  815-382-0828
PROFESSIONAL SPACE ON WOODSTOCK SQUARE
207 N. Benton Street, second floor office plus reception area.  Walking distance to train station, $400/mo., utilities included.  Available immediately.  Contact Bill Caldwell at 815.338.3300
INDUSTRIAL LOT FOR SALE
1006 Courtaulds Drive, Woodstock  $129,000.  Lot is fully improved and ready to build.
Last available lot in thriving business park located near downtown Woodstock with easy access to major roadways.  Ideal 1.25 acre industrial lot now priced under $3 per SF.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE FOR RENT
1072 Lake Avenue, Woodstock.   $9/sqft/yr. Newly rehab bathrooms in 2015.
2610 square feet includes large conference room, reception area, copier, snack room and 5 offices. 
 
Interested parties contact Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Realtors, Emily Smith 847-528-1043
OFFICE SPACE AT 244 THROOP
Nearly NEW buildout is UNIQUE & purposeful! Wide open space to collaborate or section off for complete privacy. GORGEOUS building remodel, shared restrooms, lobby, security system. Anchored by Insurance Agency, Title Company & Attorney in building. $1000/month. 

114 N BENTON (LLOYD'S PAINT & PAPER) LISTED FOR SALE AT $425,000
HUGE Impact with access to FRONT & BACK of the building onto Jefferson St, with a WALKOUT Basement. FLEXIBLE floorplan & FLEXIBLE Zoning! 2nd floor is divided into 2/3 space with a separate entrance, current tenant is a yoga studio with a STUNNING view of the Square!  LOADS of storage, LOADS of updates & a NEW roof in 2016! 

Interested parties please contact Kim Keefe, Team Open Doors RE/MAX Plaza,  (815) 790-4852
To list or update office rental space listed here, send information to daniellegulli@woodstockilchamber.com
HelpWanted

There are many local full and part-time jobs available in Woodstock - retail, manufacturing and even City. Please contact the Chamber office if you are or know of a qualified candidate looking for work or if you have a position you are seeking  candidates.
 
 
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry | 121 W. Calhoun St., Woodstock, IL 60098 

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