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President’s Corner

Choose to Celebrate

When is the last time you celebrated a business success? Think about the last time you spent more than two seconds soaking in a moment and honoring a big success? I suspect you will have to think for a minute or two to come up with an honest answer. I would also suspect most willContinue reading

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How to Best Network

I met with a handful of NACC Members at our recurrent Coffee & Conversation program recently. We had a fantastic group conversation, it ebbed and flowed as group conversations tend to do, but we did spend a lot of time talking about networking. How to best network, and best utilize your NACC Membership. Here areContinue reading

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Seeing Stars

I am thrilled to announce that the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce has once again received a Five-Star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The NACC was awarded this designation due to our sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on our community. This 5-star designation is a true feat as less thanContinue reading

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February is for Feedback

One question Staff and I have been talking about internally at the NACC and with our Board of Directors is “What can we do more of to help you succeed?” With such a diverse membership of businesses, we can’t always know what would serve you best. While I have an open-door policy for Member feedback andContinue reading

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Gratitude is the Word for 2022

Welcome to 2022 Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Members and community. I am thrilled that we get the privilege of entering a new year together. Every year I search for a word that will act as a guidepost for the year ahead. It is a mantra. A single word I can point to, that drivesContinue reading

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Magic is in the Air

You, our Members, are Magic. I am so thrilled to say we have added 186 new Members to our Chamber this year. This shows the strength of our reputation as a Chamber without question – but it also reflects positively on YOU – the businesses that fill our membership. Being in the company of businessContinue reading

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Not-For-Profit Awareness on Social

Every November the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce turns our focus to our Not-For-Profit Members. We are grateful for their membership and their role in helping our community thrive. You will notice us featuring some of their stories on social media throughout the month of November. Take a moment to make sure you are followingContinue reading

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The Chamber Celebrates

Let me start with a Thank You! September in Illinois was Chamber of Commerce month, and goodness, did we celebrate!  Chamber Week Proclamation Members of our staff and Board of Directors went to a Naperville City Council meeting in September, where Councilman Ian Holzhauer read a proclamation making September 12th through September 18th, 2021 Naperville’s CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK – a proclamation signed byContinue reading

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Get Engaged & Try Something New

In the past months, we have worked to responsibly ramp up in-person events so as to give Members new and greater opportunities to engage one another. In many of the events that I have attended, I’ve been welcomed by friendly and familiar faces, but I’ve also been very happy to see a set of freshContinue reading

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Be Intentional with your Relationships

While all of us have our careers, our businesses, or our roles within our organization, we’re all truly in the same business – the business of relationships. Customers, clients, referral partners, and business partners all want to do business with someone they know, like, and trust. But, it’s a chicken and egg scenario. Which cameContinue reading