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Thank You for the Warm Welcome

I wanted to extend my sincerest thank you to all of those who have reached out with kind words welcoming me to the position and the chamber. I believe gratitude is extremely important, not just in life, but in business as well. A thank you – said in person, sent by email, or sent inContinue reading

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Naperville Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces New CEO

Board of Directors unanimously votes Kaylin Risvold in as President and CEO of the NACC The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) is pleased to announce Kaylin Risvold will assume the role as its new President and CEO effective October 24, 2019. After nearly two years of work to hone the process to fill thisContinue reading

Energy-Sustainability-Climate-Action Forward Takes Local & Federal Policy in Concert

A recent high point for me was being appointed to serve on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Climate Actions.  The Goals of this initiative are to: Gain an understanding of the implications and issues associated with carbon pricing and other potential climate actions Learn how carbon pricing policies outside of the U.S.Continue reading

How to Say No Without Guilt

I’d be lying if I said I never said yes to something I regretted later. It seems that we all want to help, pitch in and make a difference, be a team player, however sometimes our yes is more to spare feelings or simply avoid saying no, because it makes your stomach churn. If thisContinue reading

Bad News for Business

In a surprise Memorial Day Illinois House of Representatives debate and vote, the Graduated Income Tax legislation SJRCA 1 passed.  Now, voters get to decide in November if they want to change Illinois Constitutional amendment to allow income tax to be graduated based on the income.  The companion bill (SB 687) provides language that would set the specificContinue reading


Family-Friendly Day-Long Fiesta Offers Live Music, Dance, Interactive Events nPlus Opportunity to Purchase Untimed Tickets to “Frida Kahlo 2020” ExhibitionnnGLEN ELLYN, Ill. – The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd., and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery host “Frida Fest” a day-long outdoor, celebration Sunday, Sept. 8. n“Frida Fest” is the first ofContinue reading

NAPA AUTO PARTS in Naperville IL to hold a One Day Sales Event. Super low prices, Bounce house, food & drinks!

NAPA AUTO PARTS, the nation’s top brand in the automotive aftermarket, will host a One Day Sales Event only at our Naperville store location 700 Enterprise Court on Saturday, August 24th from 8 00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The sales event will feature super low prices, oil & chemical special pricing, and a bounce houseContinue reading

Sebold Capital Management Acquires Stafford Wells Advisors, Inc.

Sebold Capital Management, Inc., an independent fee-only wealth management firm continues its growth strategy with the acquisition of assets of Stafford Wells Advisors, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois.n nStafford Wells Advisors, Inc. was founded by Susan J. Templeton in 2008 to bring her background in corporate and foundation investment management to serve high-net worth investors inContinue reading

IdeaNova and Adrian Theodorescu: Ensuring Software Quality Through Test Automation in the Continuous Integration Pipeline

IdeaNova and Adrian Theodorescu: Ensuring Software Quality Through Test Automation in the Continuous Integration Pipeline Naperville software company IdeaNova Technologies to host event at Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce IdeaNova Technologies will host its 5th Meetup at a new location of Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. in Conference RoomContinue reading

Attracting the Next Generation of Leaders

Reading a recent U. S. Chamber article about the impact of local businesses on the big comeback of Detroit, host city of the national Democratic Debate last week, I was reminded once again how business success means major wins for their local communities.  From General Motors compost collection program to cultivate urban gardens throughout theContinue reading