Leadership Naperville! Some of you may have attended or know someone who attended our Leadership Institute. We’ve had many graduates who have touted the benefits of LI. However, when we see things shift, we need to be nimble and make the changes based on what our Members are looking for. We have heard from a number of you that shared your desire to learn how to be more engaged in our community. You have asked how to connect with leaders in the community, how to give back or even how to be more civically engaged. You spoke and we listened. Starting October 2nd, the NACC will offer Leadership Naperville! which will give you, our Members, the opportunity to get up close and personal with business leaders, civic leaders, volunteer leaders and others in the community that can pave the way for your engagement. The program runs through November 6th and takes place on Tuesday mornings from 7:00 -9:00 a.m. Click here for more information.
Technology Updates- As you may recall, back in October we launched our Future Forward campaign designed to help improve our antiquated technology. Our goal is to raise $250,000, and we are very close thanks to our generous Members. If you’re interested in participating, you can do so here. We hope to reach our goal by the end of the summer. Your contributions will help to improve our current phone system, update our conference rooms, replace old computers, develop a new website and add new communication systems. We are in the beginning stages, but very excited about the opportunities for our Members because of these improvements. We’ll keep you posted as these projects progress.
Luncheons- For those of you that have been with the Chamber for a while you know that we have been hosting luncheons on a monthly basis. We continue to hear, “time is money” and that time is also very limited. Therefore, starting this month we will be going to every other month for our luncheons. I remember when we did that with Women In Business and a few Members were sorry to see the change. However, once implemented, we have seen consistent attendance of at least 100 Members. If you’re going to attend something, we want it to be worth your time and dollars. Great programming along with great attendance makes the time you spend more valuable. Our next luncheon will be September 24th at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville. Click here for more information.
Listening Tour- As we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our Members we need to listen to what you want. Beginning this month I will begin “Around the Chamber in 80 days”. I will be meeting with Members and talking about business, changing needs and how we can be a better resource for your business. If you have any thoughts or would like to share ideas on how we can be a more valuable resource, feel free to send Suzie Pschirrer an email and she’ll set up an appointment.
Board Retreat- In September our Board will be getting together to discuss the future of the NACC. We’ll be asking many questions including, “How do we continue to provide our Members with the best resources and customer care possible?” “How do we ensure that we’re bringing valuable programming and opportunities to our Members that are unique and impactful?” We are passionate about your success and being alongside your growth and success is what inspires us every day to work harder on your behalf.
June 30th marked the end our fiscal year, and we are ready for an exciting year ahead. We are here to serve you, so if you have any comments, ideas or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We remain grateful for your Membership and your trust.
Here’s to your success!