Comptroller to give forecast for new year

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the guest speaker at the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Sept. 23 at Pinecrest Restaurant, 11220 W. Algonquin Road, Huntley.

Topinka will discuss the state’s fiscal condition and the implications for area businesses and organizations. She also will provide a review of the state’s economy and budget. Seating is limited.

Reservations are required for members and nonmembers. For information, visit

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The chamber has a number of events in the coming months.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Deerpath Supportive Living, 12500 Regency Parkway, Huntley. The ribbon-cutting photo will be at 5:15 p.m.

A Chamber membership orientation meeting will be Tuesday at the Huntley Chamber Office, 11704 Coral St., Huntley. For information, call the Chamber at 847-669-0166.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Resource Unlimited Enterprise, 10436 Route 47, Ste. 104. The ribbon-cutting photo will be at 5:30 p.m.

Next month, the Chamber mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Heartland Bank & Trust, 12101 Regency Square Parkway, Huntley. This event is open to Chamber members and those interested in becoming members. For information, call the chamber.

National Chamber of Commerce Week is Sept. 9-14. Visit the Chamber website for a list of events planned for the weeklong celebration.

Now is the time to join the Chamber to take advantage of the upcoming perks, such as the 2014 Community Guide, the 2014 Home and Business Expo and the 2014 Annual Dinner. All these events are just around the corner, but you need to be a member to participate. 

• Rita Slawek is president and CEO of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 847-669-0166. 

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