President’s Corner

A TOAST to You

We want to take a moment to celebrate you and your membership. Thank you for keeping your membership current with the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and believing in our purpose through these challenging times.  We want to offer a small gesture of gratitude to demonstrate what it means to us that you are aContinue reading

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Getting Back into the Swing of Things

I’m very excited. I cannot wait to see all of you live and in person at our first in-person event in months. Our Annual Golf Outing will take place at Springbrook Golf Course on Monday, September 14. To ensure that the event is a safe success, we have implemented many safety precautions in accordance withContinue reading

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Welcome to the New Year, the New Fiscal Year that Is.

On July 1 NACC entered Fiscal Year 2021. While this notation is mostly financial and administrative, it does mark the start of something new for the Chamber. July 1, 2020, began the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s new Strategic Plan. This is our rubric for you, our Members, and the community to hold us to.Continue reading

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NAPERVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RELEASES SOBERING RESULTS COVID-19 BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY Today, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors issued the results of its two-week survey of 155 local businesses and nonprofits, showing that nearly one third had less than two months of cash reserves before facing a permanent shutdown.  In solidarityContinue reading

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This is a Temporary Normal

Allow me to be honest with you. COVID-19 has upended so many aspects of our business and our lives. This is hard. This is hard professionally and personally. I don’t know about you, but my kids somehow find their way onto most of my conference calls. We are learning new ways to work, and newContinue reading

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To Take Care of Your Business, You Must First Take Care of Yourself

Flu season is in full effect. We’ve had many staffers here at NACC with the flu – myself included – and, my advice is simple: if at all possible – stay home. Just like a sick child staying home from school, staying home from work is important to help prevent spreading the virus or coldContinue reading

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Love, Leaps & Success

As we leap into February, we gain an extra day. One extra day which can help set your goals on fire, allow you to close that next big deal, or finish that lingering project.We have an extra day – maybe it’s the day you use to build your success and spread some love in February. With the Chamber inContinue reading

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Welcome to a New Year & New Decade

2020 is here, and oh is it going to be ROARING!We just wrapped our annual Gala, The Roaring 20Twenties on Friday, January 10th and it was wonderful to see so many Members and friends celebrate the start of the new year at the Chamber with such fervor and fun.  The energy at the Gala wasContinue reading

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It’s Time to Give

Not only is the work of a Not-for-Profit (NFP) critically important to under-served causes, their struggle to be finically viable is also very real when working on-behalf of a PURPOSE over a profit.  We featured just a couple handfuls of amazing NFPs and the work they are doing for our community in November – and, weContinue reading

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Time, Talents, or Treasures

We are just a moment away from November – a month focused on giving thanks and I am thankful for many things. One, in particular, is how thankful I am to be a part of such a wonderful and giving business community. You may have noticed our Not-For-Profit awareness campaign on our social media channelsContinue reading

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