Ho Ho Ho – That’s a Lot of Dough!

‘Tis the season for giving!   Along with holiday décor, shopping, and all the commitments, money is at the top of a lot of people’s minds during this hustle-and-bustle time of year. Did someone say ‘inflation?!’  Luckily, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce has some holiday tips to share in order to help you get 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

NACC is YOUR Advocate

This month, I want to highlight a uniquely Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce opportunity – one that Chamber Members cannot find just anywhere – in the form of Government Advocacy. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have a full-time Government Affairs Manager, Nadine Scodro. Nadine is a conduit between the NACC businessContinue reading

The NACC Heads To Washington

When it comes to political advocacy, the common perception often revolves around the two major political parties. However, for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, our approach is different. We don’t align ourselves with one party over another. Instead, our focus is firmly on determining the best policies to ensure the success of our membersContinue reading

A is for “Area”

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce added the “A” in ‘NACC’ because the Chamber extends into the greater community, not only within Naperville city limits but the surrounding areas as well.  Did you know; that about a third of NACC Members have business zip codes outside of Naperville?  This is a beautiful statistic, as it demonstrates theContinue reading

Major Changes Regarding Leave Benefits

Starting on January 1, 2024, a number of big changes will take effect for Illinois employers. These changes include new and expanded employee leave benefits, pre-tax commuter benefits, expansion of the Gender Violence Act ,and new protections for temporary workers (which went into effect on August 4, 2023) to name a few. The impact ofContinue reading

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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Naperville Committees & Boards Become More Accessible to All

Naperville is a community that prides itself on community support and volunteerism. The city provides numerous opportunities for residents to become involved including applying for a seat on one of eighteen commissions and boards or one of four task forces. These advisory bodies are essential to the city council and the community as volunteers canContinue reading

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

Giving and Getting Discounts

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping,” said Bo Derek. She has a point – shopping the Chamber can be incredibly rewarding and economical, too. As a Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Member, one of the perks of Membership is giving and getting discounts – savings on itemsContinue reading