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We are the Illinois Chamber of the Year

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce we were just named the 2022 Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. We proudly accepted this honor on behalf of our staff, our Board of Directors, and our Members. Thanks to your engagement, and your continued highContinue reading

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Member Focused

The month of October feels warm and inviting despite the falling temperatures. It’s a month filled with things MEMBER-focused…even more than our usual line-up. I think it’s important to note a few of the things that benefit YOU – the Member now, and possibly every month at the NACC. Toast The Naperville Area Chamber ofContinue reading

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What are you known for? 

What is your brand? Or stated another way, what are you known for?  These are questions recently posed to our team at an Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives workshop. It made me think about how the Chamber is perceived and whether our value is known inside the business community and to our members.Continue reading

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A 2023 Calendar Accessible for All

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce just finalized our programs and events calendar through December 31, 2023. Yes, that’s through NEXT YEAR! Our team wanted to be able to plan out our programs far in advance so we can more easily work into your calendars. You can view our calendar of programs and events asContinue reading

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Let’s Talk Professional Development

It is easy to fall into the routine of keeping the status quo when it comes to working. You can go in, address the task at hand, and move on. It is easy to fill your days with busyness but being busy doesn’t equate to being productive. And being busy surely doesn’t mean better.  OneContinue reading

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Start the Day on Offense

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce held our first General Membership Luncheon in quite some time last month. Joe Chura, Chief Innovation Officer of Cars.com, Founder of Go Brewing here in Naperville, and Entrepreneur was our keynote speaker.   Thanks to Joe Chura, my alarm now goes off at 5:00am. Yes, I am not great atContinue reading

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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