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Loaves & Fishes Community Services Welcomes New Board Members

Loaves & Fishes Community Services announces the appointments of Meena Banasiak of Phoenix Packaging, Nancy Couch, Loaves & Fishes volunteer, and Dr. Benjamin White, City of Naperville Councilman to their board of directors.nn“We welcome Meena Banasiak, Nancy Couch, and Benny White to our board,” said Mike Havala, President and CEO of Loaves & Fishes. “EachContinue reading

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The Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation Announces Video Scholarship Contest for High School Seniors and College Students

The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois is proud to announce a new video scholarship contest this year open to high school seniors and college students (community college, university, master’s level and trade schools) nSteve Bernas, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois says “We are excited toContinue reading

Don’t Forget Why You joined the Chamber!

The other day I was signing on to social media, which I try not to do too often. I happened to notice that members of the NACC were asking others (not on the NACC FB page, but personal asks) about recommendations for hair care, transportation, plumbers, designers, etc.  It made me wonder if our membersContinue reading

Current Bills We’re Watching

The clock is ticking with only a few days left in the 101st IL General Assembly session.  Here are some key bills we are watching: Graduated Income Tax–SJRCA 1 would allow an amendment to our state’s constitutional to allow a graduated income tax in the state. (SB 687) provides language that would set the rates forContinue reading

Reading For Success

I have been on a reading/listening roll. I’ve got a book I’m reading and another I’m listening to. I love the fact that I can have two books going at one time. One to read at night and the other to listen to during my workouts. It’s a great way to get in as muchContinue reading

Savant Capital Management Team Members Earn CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification

ROCKFORD, Ill. (April 25, 2019) – Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, announced today that Financial Planner Sobhi Baghdadi and Senior Investment Research Analyst Eamon Verdone earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification.n nThe CFP® certification process, administered by the CFP Board, identifies to the public that those individualsContinue reading

James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri Comes to Lisle ($65)

Founders Master Istruttore Leo Spizzirri and Chef Instructor Anthony Iannone are pleased to welcome James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Marc Vetri to the Academy for a demo, book signing and pizza party Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. Vetri, owner of Vetri Cucina in Philadelphia and Las Vegas, will do a chef demoContinue reading

360 Youth Services and Presenting Sponsor, Busey Bank, Welcome: Nic Sheff, Author and Speaker, to Meson Sabika, Naperville, IL

360 Youth Services and presenting sponsor, Busey Bank, will welcome Nic Sheff, best-selling author, life-changing speaker, and subject of the recent movie, Beautiful Boy, on May 9th at Meson Sabika in Naperville. Sharing his story about substance abuse and recovery that is deeply rooted in mental illness, Nic has been recognized as “a life-changing speaker.”Continue reading

Don’t be Afraid to Empower Your Team, You Owe it To them

Years ago, I was talking to one of my clients and he shared that he shies away from giving his team members too many kudos. “You start telling them how great they are and the next thing you know, they’re gone.” I asked, “Well is it a bad thing if you are the reason, they’reContinue reading

Naperville Jaycees Announce Distinguished Service Award Winners

The Naperville Jaycees are pleased to announce that tickets to the 41st Annual Distinguished Service Awards are now on sale. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Meson Sabika in Naperville. n nThe Distinguished Service Awards recognize local individuals and organizations for their community spirit and dedication toContinue reading