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The Power of Local: Nurturing a Young Professional’s Pipeline 

At the NACC, we take pride in the community that we cultivate. Every day, we have the honor of observing each unique contribution of our Members to community identity, economic vitality, and social cohesion of the area we live and work in. Over time, we have realized the importance of cultivating the next generation ofContinue reading

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Finding Your Space to Contribute in the NACC

When I talk with potential members about joining the chamber, one of the most frequent reservations that small business owners have is that they’re nervous about breaking into the space, introducing themselves and advocating for their business in a networking environment. When I talk with seasoned members who have found success in their chamber membership,Continue reading

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Spring into Marketing

No matter what your industry is, having a marketing plan in place is crucial in today’s dynamic business landscape. There are so many ways you can go about creating one depending on your business goals and your target audience, but there are a few things that are universal no matter what your messaging is. EngagingContinue reading

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Following Fulfillment

Last month, I talked through placing more value on and prioritizing your professional development. While we all know it’s important, sometimes we just don’t find the time. In that same breath, finding fulfillment in our career aspirations is something that can be swept under the rug in hopes of financial freedom or status. The beginningContinue reading

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Membership Is Only the Start of Your Professional Development

If you don’t know me personally, you won’t know that I’m a big reader. While I enjoy the escapism of fiction, reading has created a compulsion to be a lifelong learner. Whether this means adding new words to my vocabulary, different perspectives, and experiences, or concepts of creating good connections with the people around me,Continue reading

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New Year, New Possibilities for Your Membership

Happy 2024! And if we haven’t had the chance to meet yet, hello! My name is Maddie Smith. In my first month as Director of Membership & Marketing, I have been met with so many warm welcomes that make me so excited to start 2024. So – allow me to reciprocate! With endless possibilities forContinue reading

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Ho Ho Ho – That’s a Lot of Dough!

‘Tis the season for giving!   Along with holiday décor, shopping, and all the commitments, money is at the top of a lot of people’s minds during this hustle-and-bustle time of year. Did someone say ‘inflation?!’  Luckily, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce has some holiday tips to share in order to help you get theContinue reading

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NACC is YOUR Advocate

This month, I want to highlight a uniquely Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce opportunity – one that Chamber Members cannot find just anywhere – in the form of Government Advocacy. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have a full-time Government Affairs Manager, Nadine Scodro. Nadine is a conduit between the NACC businessContinue reading

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A is for “Area”

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce added the “A” in ‘NACC’ because the Chamber extends into the greater community, not only within Naperville city limits but the surrounding areas as well.  Did you know; that about a third of NACC Members have business zip codes outside of Naperville?  This is a beautiful statistic, as it demonstrates theContinue reading

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Giving and Getting Discounts

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping,” said Bo Derek. She has a point – shopping the Chamber can be incredibly rewarding and economical, too. As a Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Member, one of the perks of Membership is giving and getting discounts – savings on itemsContinue reading