Have a safe and happy holiday season. Enjoy time with your family and friends and light a candle for those who are no longer with us.
I have so many things to be thankful for and having the opportunity to work with the Huntley Area Chamber members is certainly one of them. Looking back at the seven-plus years I have been president /CEO for our chamber, I have always been proud of how we work together as a family.
It has been a busy 2012. Our chairman of the board, Dave Veath, has cleaned roads, cold called in the rain, rang bells, worn Santa hats, contacted current and past members and so much more – all to make our chamber stronger. Our chamber has prospered from his leadership and dedication.
We will continue to be a strong chamber because of the members that make up our chamber family and a community that supports them. I look forward to another successful year together.
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Make sure to put joining a chamber on your to-do list. According to a national study, chamber membership provides instant credibility and boosts your reputation in the community. For information on joining the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce and our events, visit www.huntleychamber.org or call the chamber office at 847-669-0166. Learn what we offer to help you grow your business. Always shop chamber first!
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Place your ad in the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce 2013 Community Guide & Pull Out Map. Distribution is more than 10,000. The deadline is Dec. 28. Become a member today and we can market you all year!
* * *Huntley chamber and Algonquin/Lake in the Hills multi-chamber mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center, 10450 Algonquin Road, Huntley. What a great way to start of the year!
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The Annual Dinner will be Jan. 26 in the Drendel Ballroom in Sun City Prairie Lodge, 12940 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The evening will include dinner, awards, and installation of the 2013 officers and directors, followed by dancing. The theme is “Black & White.” Thank you to sponsors TPi-Tyler Press Inc. and SPC Service Printing Corp., Heritage Woods of Huntley, Huntley Travel and DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home. It will be a wonderful evening thanks to our Annual Dinner committee – Renee Swanson of Heritage Woods of Huntley and Pam Morton of BMO Harris N.A.
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Reserve your booth for the 2013 Huntley Chamber Home & Business Expo Feb. 23-24 at Marlowe Middle School. Expo Corporate Sponsor is Centegra Health System. This year’s grand prize will be worth more than $1,050. Exhibitors will be able to place ads in our Expo Program sponsored by the Northwest Herald.
* Rita Slawek is president and CEO of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 847-669-0166.