Images from the After Hours section of the January, 2020 issue of the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
Chamber 630 recently held a ribbon cutting for Blend Facial + Style Bar, 1111 Burlington Ave., Suite 102-103 in Lisle. Blend is a hair and skin care studio that strives to make you feel (and look) like the best version of yourself. The business believe in personalizing every service for each individual client.
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and the village of Deer Park gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Dogtopia, 21540 W. Field Parkway in Deer Park. Dogtopia of Deer Park offers socialization and exercise in playrooms supervised by certified Canine Coaches, who ensure that the dogs are surrounded by others of similar size, temperament and play style.
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board President Elect Ian Holzhauer and Mayor Steve Chirico welcomed WhirlyBall, 3103 Odyssey Court, to the Naperville community. WhirlyBall Vice President of Strategic Planning Adam Elias thanked all who attended and shared how exciting a family business can be.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the seventh anniversary of Waveform LLC with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Following the ribbon cutting, owner Patrick Moynihan hosted a celebration to thank the community for supporting his vision for a recording and production facility at 711 Main St. in Batavia.
Jim Paglia, president and CEO of Creating Brand That Stands/In's & Out's LLC, presented a half-day workshop titled "Creating BrandsThat Stand: Being Purpose-Driven, Empathetic and Disruptive,' for a crowd of nearly 100 local businesspeople and Elmhurst College students and faculty in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center.
The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Happki, located in Deer Park Town Center at 21540 W. Field Parkway. Owners Angela Romy, with scissors, and Mauricio Romy are joined by supporters and chamber members.
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kaylin Risvold and Mayor Steve Chirico welcomed Bernina of Naperville, 2764 Aurora Ave., Suite 100. Gayle Schliemann has worked for Bernina for many years. Bernina has many classes and outreach opportunities available.
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO and Councilwoman Patty Gustin welcomed Roberto Salazar and his team of Style 59 Salon Barber to Naperville by celebrating with a ribbon cutting. Style 59 Salon Barber 2811 Patriots Lane, is a full service salon.
The Schaumburg Business Association recently welcomed Studio. 19 Salon, 19 N. Roselle Road, to the community with a ribbon cutting.
Susan Koepke of Aurora, left, receives the Aurora Noon Lions Club's top honor, the Distinguished Service award, from President Rodrigo "Bobby" Menendez. The presentation was made at an annual charter night dinner at Two Brothers restaurant in Aurora.
Al Benson photo
Members of Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce and village officials of West Dundee held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of Payroll Vault & Motl Accounting's new building, 106 W. Main St., in historic West Dundee, following a yearlong rehab of the building.
The village of Western Springs welcomed Skinovatio to the downtown business district, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included Village President Alice Gallagher and village representatives. Hanan Youssef owns the spa, which offers innovative aesthetic services. Skinovatio 901 Burlington Ave., Suite 210.
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce held a dual ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Fox Valley Mall "Center Park" Green Space. The Center Park aims to provide social gathering spaces that integrate natural elements and images of nature.
The Schaumburg Business Association recently join Trivedi & Khan for a ribbon cutting at its new office location.
Andigo Credit Union donated $5,000 on behalf of our members to The Buddy Foundation, a volunteer, not-for-profit 503 (c) (3) organization devoted to the safety, care and eventual placement of stray, abused and abandoned animals. Andigo selected The Buddy Foundation to receive this charitable donation in a show of support for its programs and services.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Red Hive Market, 6 W. Wilson Street, Batavia, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the celebration with owners Bridget Johnson and Thomas Freeman. Shop Red Hive Market for unique vintage, shabby chic, industrial, painted, recycled and upcycled treasures for the home. While most items are for the home, jewelry and softgoods made by local artisans are available as well.
About 125 members of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry and guests party at the Annual Holiday Business After Hours hosted by Community Bank of Elmhurst.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting with owners Martha and Ricardo Murillo of Apricot Lane Boutique, 1514 Commons Dr., Ste. 8080. Geneva.
The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the newly remodeled space of the Residence Inn Marriott celebrated with an After Hours ribbon cutting.
Chamber 630 recently held a ribbon cutting for Pizzeria32, 5600 Belmont Road in Downers Grove. Pizzeria32 is a contemporary neighborhood pizzeria specializing in hand crafted pizza, gourmet salads, signature sandwiches with unique desserts and appetizers. All the food is prepared from scratch sourcing local ingredients.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for owner Dave Hawley of The Beer Cellar, 204 W. State St., Geneva. Hawley cut the ribbon surrounded by family, friends, board members and city officials. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Dave's wife Lauren hold the ribbon.
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Zelko Aesthetics, 1323 Bond St. Suite 111, Naperville with a ribbon cutting. Christina Caton Kitchel with Caton Commercial Real Estate Group represented the NACC. and was instrumental in helping Dr. Zelko find the Bond Street location.
The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Okapi Bistro, which showcases many flavors of the best African-Congolese cuisine.
The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fulla Bologna Bloomingdale Old World Delicatessen, a new creative restaurant offering sandwiches with names like Malarkey, Con Artist and Blago, or you can always build your own Fibber or Pinocchio sandwich.