Images from the After Hours section of the Daily Herald Business Ledger's July issue.
Bensenville Village President Frank DeSimone and JC Licht CEO Elliot Greenberg cut the celebratory red ribbon at the company store at 1047 S. York Road, Bensenville. They are joined by family members, village trustees, JC Licht employees and members of the Bensenville Chamber of Commerce.
Investment real brokerage firm Graff Realty Inc. recently held a grand reopening of its Fox Lake residential branch office at 28 W. Grand Ave., Suite 1, with village and chamber personnel. Graff Realty Inc. began in Fox Lake more than 20 years ago before a move to Waukegan.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for 1910 BAR, 30 W. State St., Suite 200 Geneva. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Geneva Chamber of Commerce President Jean Gaines held the ribbon while owners Sergio and Lindsey De Los Santos with their son Christian cut the ribbon.
The Lake Zurich Area Chamber recently held a Business After Hours networking event, hosted by Blue Jay Paint and Blinds in Lake Zurich. Pictured are chamber President Gale Cohen-DeMarco and Blue Jay Paint and Blinds owners Jay and Stacey Adams.
The Lake Zurich Area Chamber held a Business Connections Breakfast. The focus was "Safety in the Workplace" and was hosted by the Lake Zurich Police Department.
Murphy Dental Owner Jean Murphy was joined by staff and Orland Park Area Chamber members to celebrate the ribbon cutting. Murphy Dental is located at 14528 John Humphrey Drive, Orland Park.
Pinnacle Dermatology, 10720 165th St., Orland Park, held its official ribbon cutting recently. Pinnacle CEO Chad Eckes, doctors and staff were joined by village officials and Orland Park Area Chamber members to celebrate the ribbon cutting.
AAA Orland Park, at 16069 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. was joined by village officials and Orland Park Area Chamber members to celebrate "New Services" ribbon cutting. AAA will offer Secretary of State services for a fee, including new, renew or transfer registration, title only, duplicated/corrected title and salvage/junk certificate.
Stop & Go Airport Shuttle Service Inc. Owner Vince Rover was joined by village officials and Orland Park Area Chamber members to celebrate a recent ribbon cutting. Stop & Go Airport Shuttle Service Inc. Orland Park office is located at 15255 S. 94th Ave, Suite 500, Orland Park. The Plainfield office is located at 24014 Renwick Road, Plainfield, IL.
The village of Western Springs welcomed The Salty Fig Kitchen + Pantry to the downtown business district with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included Village President Alice Gallagher and village trustees. The Salty Fig is a full-service restaurant that includes a "grab and go" bar, a stocked pantry and breakfast, lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southwest Fireplace, 2630 N. Farnsworth Ave., Aurora. Mayor Jeffery Schielke conducted the ceremony, while Batavia Chamber of Commerce staff was present, along with many chamber ambassadors and Southwest Fireplace staff.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bulldog Plumbing Inc.'s new location at 322 Mckee St., Batavia. Mayor Jeffery Schielke as the master of ceremonies, with Batavia Chamber of Commerce staff, many Batavia Chamber ambassadors, members, local Batavians and friends and family.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Michele Weir Photography. Mayor Pro Tem Dave Brown officiated the ceremony while Chamber Membership Specialist Margaret McKernin Perreault and daughter Maggie Perreault held the ribbon. They were joined by her aunt while Chamber Ambassador Georgene O'Dwyer, Chamber Marketing and Special Event coordinator Catherine Fitch and husband Jack Fitch were also present.
Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Edward Jones, Matthew McCormick to the community with a traditional ribbon cutting. Matt McCormick, financial adviser for Edward Jones, is located at 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 126, in Elgin.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Rustic Charm, 316 Franklin St., Geneva. Geneva Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Judy Carroll and Board Member Neil Johnson hold the ribbon while owner Kelly Volz, surrounded by her family, cuts the ribbon.
Members of Chamber630 welcomed Legacy Beauty Supply to Woodridge with a ribbon cutting celebration. Owner Kerrissa Murray opened the business at 8262 Janes Ave.
Brenda Henry and Andrew Pasulka of new Elmhurst Chamber member Elite Tutoring Place enjoy both the roast pig and networking. Some 80 Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry members and guests savor Barbeque Jim's roast pig at the Fifth Annual Chamber Pig Roast at The Silverado Grill June 13.
The Lake Zurich Area Chamber recently held a Business After Hours hosted by First American Bank Lake Zurich.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Scentcerely Yours, 211 W. State St., Geneva on June 14. Geneva Chamber Membership Director Judy Carroll and Mayor Kevin Burns hold the ribbon while owners Rob and Susi Brucato cut the ribbon.
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and village of South Barrington gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of The Popcorn Cart, 100 W. Higgins Road, Suite L-90 in The Arboretum of South Barrington. Attendees included Robert Palmer (left) and Paula McCombie, village of South Barrington; owners Eric and Jina Kramer; Patrick Sidor and David Garcia of The Popcorn Cart; Dennis Kelly, FGMK Insurance Agency Inc.; and Suzanne Corr, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.