President’s Corner

Engaging Your Alumni

As business professionals, we all have some form of frequent customers. Whether it be people who come into our place of business every day, those who share their feedback regularly, or who engage consistently with your company/oragnization in another way. I bet right now you can think of at least three current customers who areContinue reading

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Choosing Responsibility 

Welcome to 2023!   The New Year often brings with it changes. As we reflect on our business goals, our personal lives, and the intersection of these two large components of who we are – it can lead to a desire to alter things. This desire is a catalyst to define opportunities to hone inContinue reading

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Learning from Each Other

Do you know how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword? Or what is the proper position for planking? While these two subjects may not seem connected, they are for me!  I learned how to do both through my interviews on our BUSINESS FORWARD segment inside Naperville Community Television 17’s (NCTV17) compelling and informative broadcast called 630Continue reading

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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