As the 15th annual Small Business of the Year Awards approaches, the Chamber would like to highlight each of our nominees so our Members can become better acquainted with them. Each business is unique and brings something special to our area. Without these businesses, Naperville would not be the booming, diverse city it has become. This week, we recognize those businesses nominated in the Not-For-Profit and Professional categories. Check out the nominees, and don’t forget to register to attend for the May 18 event!
Fair Lady Productions, Inc.
Fair Lady Productions, Inc. promotes the life-changing experience of live theater.
Our not-for-profit includes a non-audition children's theater group, audition-only youth theater program and Center Stage Theater. We provide a beautiful venue for our young actors and local community groups.
Giving DuPage exists to promote giving and volunteering. Through days of service, volunteer fairs, an annual giving guide, an interactive website and the 5K Human Race, Giving DuPage provides year-round opportunities for businesses and individuals to share their time, talent and resources with nonprofit organizations serving our community.
Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873
Located just west of Downtown Naperville, Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 offers a distinctive atmosphere for a variety of events. We are not your typical VFW. We have a beautiful view of the Riverwalk, which makes for a marvelous back drop for a wedding reception or anniversary party. We are WiFi equipped and an affordable choice for your next business meeting or training seminar.
Naperville CARES provides short-term financial support and resources to meet the basic needs of local families in crisis. During 12 years of service to the community, our Emergency Assistance Program has provided over $1.2 million in assistance and our Car Program has donated over 500 cars to families needing critical transportation to get to work.
Naperville Education Foundation
Since 1992 the Naperville Education Foundation Trustees have embraced the mission “to encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in our students,” and our community has responded with immense generosity. Through private and corporate donations and fundraisers, NEF proudly sponsors signature programs that improve the educational experience for District 203 students.
Our Children's Homestead
Our Children’s is a foster care and adoption agency whose mission is to build strong, stable foundations of support for each youth we serve, and develop opportunities that enable them to discover and sustain a positive future. We provide children with a safe home, therapy, mentoring
and additional services to help them heal.
Project H.E.L.P. (Healthy Environment for Little People) was established by The Exchange Club of Naperville in 1992 and is accredited by the National Exchange Club. Project H.E.L.P.’s programs provide families with the information, training, and support they need to raise children in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.
Rotary Club of Naperville
For 71 years, The Rotary Club of Naperville has provided Service Above Self by helping others both locally and worldwide. Through the commitment of our members, we provide community leadership, volunteers and funding for humanitarian causes including scholarships, school and medical supplies, clean water, food, shelter, and disaster relief.
Teen Parent Connection
Teen Parent Connection is the only nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, in DuPage County providing comprehensive programs and services related to teenage pregnancy, parenting and prevention. The mission of Teen Parent Connection is to serve the community through education on the realities and responsibilities of teenage pregnancy and through long-term assistance to adolescent parents for their development of self-esteem, parenting skills, and empowerment towards self-sufficiency.
Sandra Price is an award winning financial advisor. She started her practice with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in 2000 with a focus on making financial planning a resource for every one – not just the very affluent. With a “whatever it takes” philosophy, Sandra and her team specialize in divorce recovery. She is passionate about helping her clients and their families.
BrightStar provides the widest range of in-home care services, from companion care to medical services provided by RNs. Live-in and hourly services are offered along with “live answer” by a staff member 24/7 to take your call. BrightStar is Joint Commission Accredited for Home Care and Skilled Nursing to assure the highest quality. We also provide medical staffing solutions to other healthcare providers.
Buth Group, Ltd
As your trusted advisor for both business and personal financial needs we help you make better business decisions to drive growth and profitability. We offer a range of customizable services based on your unique needs including: outsourced bookkeeping, payroll services, tax planning and preparation, financial management, business solutions and more.
Cowart Chiropractic Clinic
Cowart Chiropractic has been an advocate for healthy lifestyles for 27 years. Educating patients about wise choices in their lifestyle promotes active participation and a responsibility toward their own health. The patient who sees health as an investment will reap the dividends of quality as well as quantity of life.
Innovative Orthodontic Centers
Innovative Orthodontic Centers offers a state of the art facility, featuring the latest innovations in orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Ibrahim’s passion for dentistry, as well as her loving approach towards her patients, sets her apart from the rest. She enjoys treating patients ages 7 to 70+ by customizing treatment goals to suit their individual needs.
Jeffrey Ross Photography
With over 15 years of experience, Jeffrey Ross Photography specializes in corporate photography and portraits that bring marketing to life. From print photography for advertisements, magazines, and annual reports, to online photography used in digital campaigns and websites, their diverse portfolio and unique approach will make your company stand out.
John S. Irving, D.D.S., P.C.
The practice of Dr. John S. Irving, originally founded in 1954 by Dr. William H. Kopperud, has always focused on a very personal approach to the dental needs of our patients. We strive to provide the utmost care in a warm, home-like and friendly environment.
Klein, Hall & Associates, LLC
Klein, Hall & Associates, LLC is a full service CPA firm with over 30 years of experience. Our firm provides outstanding accounting services to our clients through dedication to our three underlying principles of professionalism, quality and responsiveness. At Klein, Hall & Associates, LLC, we promise to provide partner-level quality service that is beyond comparison.
Law Firm of Sullivan Taylor & Gumina
The Law Firm of Sullivan Taylor & Gumina is devoted exclusively to the practice of family law including divorce, parentage and adoption. Our lawyers are experienced litigators but also skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods which provide a forum to negotiate family law settlements in a non-adversarial environment. www.stglawfirm.com
Naperville Dental Specialists & General Oral Health Care
Naperville Dental Specialists & General Oral Health Care is a multi-specialty practice offering services for pediatric, general, implant, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Led by owner and founder Dr. Anthony LaVacca, Naperville Dental Specialists offers a state of the art facility that is friendly, warm and inviting. Dr. LaVacca is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and is joined by six associates.
West Suburban Education Associates
West Suburban Educational Associates provides outstanding academic tutoring services. Over the past 26 years, WSEA has helped thousands of students in Naperville and the surrounding areas build skills, build confidence and foster success. Their supportive environment and highly individualized approach empowers students of all ages to develop a lifelong love of learning and to achieve their greatest academic potential.
Wheaton Eye Clinic of Naperville
The Wheaton Eye Clinic has proudly served the community for 70 years. The mission of the Wheaton Eye Clinic is to provide comprehensive eye care services of the highest quality and value. We strive to surpass each patient's expectations in the delivery of competent, timely and compassionate eye care.