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A Legacy of Excellence

The goal at NACC has always been clear: to move Business Forward. Achieving this is a collaborative effort, deeply reliant on the tireless contributions of our community, our Members, supporters, and volunteers. These individuals dedicate their time, expertise, and resources, playing a crucial role in not only advancing our Business Community but also in theContinue reading

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Forging a Legacy of Partnership and Prosperity

At NACC, we are Your Resource and Your Advocate for Our Community. We take this mission to heart, aiming to be an integral part of your success story. We are committed to being the voice for your business, ensuring your needs and concerns are addressed at the municipal, state, and federal levels.  Recently, Nadine Scodro,Continue reading

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Cultivating Connections: Turning a Business Card Exchange into a Flourishing Relationship

As the President of the Chamber of Commerce, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing countless connections flourish into partnerships, friendships, and successful business ventures. The spark often begins with something as simple as exchanging a business card. Yet, there is an art to transforming these initial introductions into meaningful connections that can significantly impact yourContinue reading

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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