Images from the After Hours section of the April 23 issue of the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of 5i5j Realty, one of the largest real estate firms in China. 515j chose Buffalo Grove for its first office outside of China. Attending were Roger Sosa, executive director of BGLCC; Jing Murphy, president 5i5j; Vivian Zhou, vice president 5i5j; and Ellen Phillips, managing broker 5i5j.
Barry Saltzman, CEO and founder, Saltzman Enterprise Group, explored "Impact of Personality Styles on Sales Performance" at Aurora University. Detailing key traits in background - controlling, outgoing, relaxed and exacting - Saltzman keynoted the bimonthly AU Sales Institute, a free seminar series, at AU's Orchard Center campus in Aurora.
Al Benson photo
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours in March hosted by Houlihan's, 1322 Commons Drive, Geneva. From left, Bill Germanetti, iMPACT Business Coaching Inc., Ellie Dole and Joe Mech both from Moose Charities, enjoy networking.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the branding ribbon cutting ceremony for Pure Moves Yoga (formerly Sure Movements Yoga). Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Power Moves Yoga owners Andrew and Crystal Krause, Holly Deitchman, Batavia Chamber President and other esteemed community representatives were in attendance. Power Moves Yoga, 1822 Mill Street, Batavia is a fitness studio promoting and providing yoga practice and lifestyle.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for Sierra Trading Post, 1980 W. Fabyan Parkway, with Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Sierra Trading Post Store Manager Beth Mohr, Holly Deitchman, Batavia Chamber President, Margaret Perreault, Membership Development Specialist, and other community representatives.
Western Springs President Alice Gallagher, third from left, welcomed Smallcakes gourmet cupcake shop and owner Bill Christensen, right center, to Garden Market. The specialty bakery features cupcakes made fresh on-site for everyday enjoyment and special occasions.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for The Republic of Letters, 1 W. State St., Geneva. Geneva Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Judy Carroll and Mayor Kevin Burns hold the ribbon while Executive Director Ryan Block and Program Director Cathy Borders cut the ribbon.
The City of Des Plaines presented a check to the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce to assist with the cost of its new exterior awning. The funds came from the Business Assistance Grant Program, where the city will help reimburse for building improvements such as new awnings and interior build-outs.
The Schaumburg Business Association helped Kumon of Schaumburg celebrate the grand opening of their new space at 1059 N. Salem Drive in Schaumburg.
The Schaumburg Business Association recently welcomed Honeygrow, 1740 E. Golf Road, to Schaumburg at a grand opening ribbon cutting with Mayor Al Larson and other local dignitaries.
Silver Lotus Yoga and staff celebrated five years in business on Main Street in Wauconda. In between being busy with her clients, Silver Lotus owner Chenoa Lorenz is also an avid volunteer with the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire and Lake Zurich chambers of commerce recently held a grand opening for Zippy Shell. Ken Wasko and Jake Silber of Zippy Shell, as well as Roger Sosa, executive director of BGLCC, were on hand.
On April 10 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, the Small Business Advocacy Council and MB Financial Bank hosted their annual Small Business Conference. Seated from left to right are former State Senators Dan Kotowski and Kirk Dillard and SBAC President Elliot Richardson.
In conjunction with the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Business Ledger hosted a visiting group of Chinese students on a tour of the Daily Herald print center in Schaumburg.