Images from the After Hours section of the May 29 Daily Herald Business Ledger.
Business, community and governmental leaders attended the first Public Town Hall Forum hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural event featured a panel representing seven local taxing bodies and provided insight into current activities and pressing issues. The Town Hall panel included Detlev Pansch, executive director of the Barrington Area Library; Brian Harris, superintendent of the Barrington Community School District 220; Jim Kreher, chief of Barrington Countryside Fire District; Terry Jennings, executive director of the Barrington Park District; Dennis Kelly, treasurer of the Barrington Hills Park District; Dave Nelson, superintendent of Cuba Township; and Jay Morgan, executive director of the South Barrington Park District.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony of Reliable Auto Repair, 1515 Paramount Parkway, Batavia. Mayor Jeffery Schielke assisted owner Paul Maiuzzo and manager BJ Punzio with the festivities. Reliable Auto Repair is a full service auto repair facility that provides repairs to routine maintenance for your vehicle.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Jeffery Schielke helped unveil Batavia Walmart's new free grocery pick up service. The Wal-Mart at 801 N. Randall Road allows online ordering of groceries, household items and more and will place your groceries in your car for you at its curbside pickup.
Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce and the Village of East Dundee hosted a Rise and Shine at The Depot, 319 River St. in East Dundee. Business owners & members of Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce & Village of East Dundee trustees all had fun networking and participating in East Dundee's traditional April activity "The Big Red Chair."
The Elk Grove Chamber was joined by Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, village trustees and professionals from the community to help celebrate the grand opening of Leona's Restaurant on Devon Avenue with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Strikers Fox Valley Soccer Club, 1000 Kirk Road. Judy Carroll, Geneva Chamber membership director and City of Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns hold the ribbon while president Pat Feulner cuts the ribbon. Batavia Chamber of Commerce and St. Charles Chamber of Commerce members were also in attendance.
Cultivate Excellence Consulting celebrated its 10th anniversary with a ribbon cutting. Owner of Cultivate Excellence Consulting, Linda Alberty, cuts the ribbon. Cultivate Excellence Consulting is located in Lisle.
The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the official grand opening of Smallcakes a Cupcakery & Creamery of Orland Park, 14225 95th Ave., Suite 414 with a ribbon cutting.
The Rotary Clubs of Wheaton recently donated $20,000 to the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation, a nonprofit developing the fully accessible Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle. The funds will support efforts to build the playground's next phase: a treehouse where children of all abilities can reach for the sky.
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Gray Wolf Records in the Ice House Mall and Village Shops, 232 E. Main St. in Barrington. Gray Wolf Records is a record label and boutique recording studio focusing on audio production for local, national and international musicians, artists, poets and businesses, according to Gray Wolf Records owner Anthony Lachus.
The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the village of Westmont welcomed Burlington Barbershop, 20 W. Burlington Ave., Westmont. Burlington Barbershop is owned and operated by Joseph Gutierrez. The business community and elected officials gathered at 19 W. Ogden Ave., Westmont for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.