President’s Corner

Investing in Yourself: Embracing the Back-to-School Season for Leaders 

It’s that time of year again – back-to-school season. Have you ever considered revisiting the school environment to learn and enhance your skills as a leader? Just as students grasp new knowledge in school, leaders can also gain new skills. NACC’s annual Leadership Institute series presents itself as an incredible opportunity for self-investment, providing youContinue reading

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The ‘Just Ask’ Challenge

We all come across moments when we need advice, assistance, or simply someone to talk to in our businesses and personal lives. However, many of us feel afraid to reach out – to ask for a meeting or seek help. Let’s break free from this fear and understand the importance of “just asking.” By beingContinue reading

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Diving into Data 

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” This quote, shared by a few trusted mentors, emphasizes the importance of tracking meaningful data. In our fast-paced business environment, understanding what data matters, how to collect and track it, and how it can truly make a difference is crucial.  Simply put, data is information. ItContinue reading

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Celebrating the Success of Young Professionals 

Every year, we make an open call for nominations from our membership for young professionals deserving of our distinguished Four Under 40 Achievement Award. This invitation allows businesses, organizations, colleagues, or friends to put forward individuals they believe exemplify excellence in their respective fields and demonstrate exceptional commitment to the Naperville business community. The response this yearContinue reading

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Bringing Safety & Prevention to Your Business

As a business owner, the safety and well-being of your employees and customers should always be a top priority. Unfortunately, emergencies can happen at any time, and it is crucial to be prepared. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) wants to be Your Resource to help ensure everyone in your business feels comfortable and confidentContinue reading

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Do you have 23 minutes?

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce staff recently engaged in some professional development on goal setting and priority management. When talking about time management, Rick Lochner, of RPC Leadership Associates stated that it is not really time management as we all have the same amount of time, rather it is about priority management.  As staff looked at theirContinue reading

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Let’s ChatGPT

Each month, I look to draw inspiration from our Members in order to write meaningful content for my monthly “President’s Corner” blog.   Much like you, finding the time to put pen to paper (so to speak) never ceases to be a challenge.  So, I tried something EVERYONE is talking about.  Enter the Chat Generative Pre-TrainedContinue reading

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Engaging Your Alumni

As business professionals, we all have some form of frequent customers. Whether it be people who come into our place of business every day, those who share their feedback regularly, or who engage consistently with your company/oragnization in another way. I bet right now you can think of at least three current customers who areContinue reading

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Choosing Responsibility 

Welcome to 2023!   The New Year often brings with it changes. As we reflect on our business goals, our personal lives, and the intersection of these two large components of who we are – it can lead to a desire to alter things. This desire is a catalyst to define opportunities to hone inContinue reading

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Learning from Each Other

Do you know how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword? Or what is the proper position for planking? While these two subjects may not seem connected, they are for me!  I learned how to do both through my interviews on our BUSINESS FORWARD segment inside Naperville Community Television 17’s (NCTV17) compelling and informative broadcast called 630Continue reading