President’s Corner

Mastering the Art of Feedback 

Recently, I had the chance to be a part of Naperville’s own version of Shark Tank. Through the Business Incubator program, area business leaders mentor high school students as they worked on creating a business and learning about entrepreneurship’s ups and downs. While observing a Q&A session after a mid-year presentation, I noticed the studentsContinue reading

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Shaping the Future: Our Role in Career Readiness and Community Engagement

At NACC, “For Our Community” isn’t just a phrase in our mission statement—it’s a commitment that defines everything we do. It’s about more than just supporting our members; it’s about embracing our role in the larger community. Recently, I had the opportunity to engage with high school students at the “Your Brand Matters: A JobContinue reading

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Empowering Hearts and Businesses

Just as a strong heart is vital for our well-being, the health of our business community plays a pivotal role in strengthening our entire community. February is American Heart Month, and we encourage you not only to prioritize your heart health but also to empower your business with essential tools as the collective health ofContinue reading

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The Power of Vulnerability

Welcome to another year at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. Every year, I select a word of the year, one to ground me, focus me, and set the tone for the upcoming weeks and months. Amidst our fast-paced and often overwhelming environment, I’ve chosen ‘vulnerability.’ In a world preoccupied with perfect portrayals (hello, Instagram!),Continue reading

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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