Chamber630 Digital Publication


Chamber Welcome

ChmaberDear Members, residents and visitors,

Thank you for taking the time to flip through pages of the 2018-2019 Resource Guide & Business Directory provided to you by the businesses of Chamber630. It’s because of these member businesses, that Chamber630 is like none other. The local focus of this organization is on the villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge; regionally the Chamber spans across 50 municipalities. The commonality of its members is the desire to conduct business within a business friendly and vibrant corridor.

As you peruse this publication, you will meet the local leadership, find fun things to do throughout the year, learn about new and exciting innovation in the region, all kinds of recreational activities, health care, local schools and a little about Chamber630.

The Chamber630 businesses you will find throughout these pages recognize the power of being connected to the community and building relationships with viable vendors as well as customers. I urge you to
get connected and call or visit the businesses that care as much as you do. You will find them all listed in this 2018-2019 Resource Guide & Business Directory.

Thank you for your support of Chamber630 and to all 700 Chamber630 member businesses, thank you for your membership.

Sincerely,

Laura Crawford
Chamber630 President & CEO

CHAMBER STAFF

Melanie Burjek
Finance Manager

Shannon Kragel
Marketing & Events Manager

Becky Nelson Patsais
Business Development

Teri Managerdonce
Office Manager


Woodridge Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome home!

Given our quality schools, low crime, and solid home values, it’s no wonder that this past year Woodridge was again ranked among the Top 5 communities in which to live by Crain’s Chicago Business. Our community offers a vibrant mix of recreational and entertainment attractions that appeals to residents and visitors alike. To begin discovering the many great places and businesses within Woodridge, I encourage you to read through the Chamber’s 2018-2019 Resource Guide & Business Directory, where you’ll learn about our community’s history, amenities and overall quality of life.

All great communities are built upon the pillars of good schools, safe neighborhoods and an array of recreational amenities. Another important pillar of our community, of course, is our strong and vibrant local economy. In Woodridge, we are proud of our friendly and successful business climate and that residents and visitors can enjoy the many opportunities and benefits that our local businesses provide to our community.

Woodridge is ideally located within the DuPage County region, with convenient access to shopping, professional services and a multitude of dining options. We welcome you, and hope you enjoy visiting us and learning more about Woodridge, and all of the wonderful opportunities we have to offer.

Warmest regards,

Gina Cunningham
Woodridge Mayor


Downers Grove Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome to the Chamber630 2018-2019 Resource Guide & Business Directory, your comprehensive guide to the outstanding merchants and commercial entities in our community.

Within these very informative pages you’ll find a diverse mix of businesses, recreational opportunities and governmental agencies. Importantly, these are the businesses that contribute significantly to our local economy.

Chamber630 is well positioned for the future thanks to solid leadership, a strong vision and robust membership. This guide represents just one of the many services offered by THE BEST
chamber of commerce in Illinois, including, top notch marketing opportunities, legislative advocacy and workforce development. They really know how to help businesses turn goals into action.

I hope you enjoy this handy reference guide to the many retail and commercial services options available throughout our terrific town. I’m sure you’ll find, like me, that the Resource Guide & Business Directory is something you’ll always keep close
at hand.

Best regards,

Martin T. Tully
Village of Downers Grove Mayor


Board of Directors

Directors

Tom Bennington
Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC

Ryan Bird
First Bank & Trust

Jason Boohers
Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center

Ron Castrogiovanni
Prudential – Ron Castrogiovanni, CFP

Ami Chambers
College of DuPage

Karyn Charvat
PowerForward DuPage

Daniel Coil
Waddell & Reed, Inc. – Daniel Coil

Jim Delaney
ChairmanSpeedPRO Imaging

Chris Hochstedt
Exit Real Estate Partners

Keith Hoffman
Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. – Keith Hoffman

John Lampa
Marriott Suites Downers Grove

Kevin Lyons
Lyons Law Group, LLC

Wallace Long
Continuing Education Productions, Inc.

Dean Malone
Midwestern University

Laura Neiberg
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Mike Nulicek
Edward Jones

Scott Rausch
Caliber Home Loans

Lori Ritzert
Community Bank of Downers Grove

Phyllis Roman
Giamanco Law Partners

Gene Sallee
Yonan Floor Coverings, Inc.

Jonathan Twitty
Jonathan Twitty – State Farm Insurance

Doug Wade
Alphagraphics Lisle/Naperville

Lisa Wenzel
Wenzel Select Properties

Tom Wilhelm
Allegra Marketing Print & Mail

EMERITUS

Marc Hausmann
Jan Kopis
James Russ Sr.

Ex-Officio Members

Mike Adams
Woodridge Park District

Patrick Broncato
Woodridge School District 68

Michael Cassa
Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation

Kari Cremascoli
Downers Grove Grade School District 58

Pam Dube
Woodridge Public Library

Dave Fieldman
Village of Downers Grove

Linda Kunze
Downers Grove Downtown Management Corporation

Bill McAdam
Downers Grove Park District

Julie Milavec
Downers Grove Public Library

Al Stonitsch
Village of Woodridge

Henry Thiele
Community High School District 99

Woodridge BOARD

Mayor
Gina Cunningham Picek

Trustees
Greg Abbott
Mary Anne Blair
Cameron Hendricks
Mike Krucek
Magin “Mike” Martinez
Kaleshia “Kay” Page

Village Clerk
Joseph Kagann

Downers Grove COUNCIL

Mayor
Martin T. Tully

Commissioners
Bob Barnett
Marge Earl
Greg Hose
William Waldack
Nicole Walrus
Bill White


Community Events

January

Chamber630 Annual Gala
Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Location TBD

February

SEASPAR Annual Fish Fry
Wheatstack Restaurant
Lisle SEASPAR.org

Village of Woodridge – State of the Village
Boy Scout Troop 512 Spaghetti Dinner
February 23, 2019

St. Scholastica Parish
www.stscholasticaparish.org

Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Location TBD

March

Multi-Chamber Luncheon & Expo
Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Location TBD

April

SEASPAR Annual Concert Fundraiser
Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove
SEASPAR.org

Woodridge Park District Road Rally
Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Location TBD

May

Chamber630 FIRST SWING! Golf Outing
Downers Grove Economic Development
Corporation Annual Luncheon

SEASPAR Annual 9-Hole Golf Event
Downers Grove Golf Club
SEASPAR.org

SEASPAR Annual Walk & Roll-A-Thon,
Ebersold Park, Downers Grove
SEASPAR.org

Downers Grove Historical Society
Annual Founders Day Celebration
www.downersgrovehistory.org

Downtown Downers Grove Market
Saturdays – May 12 through October 20

Downtown Downers Grove
“Summer Nights” Classic Car Show
Fridays – May 25 through August 31

Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Location TBD

June

Ben’s Memorial Mile
Running gala & family festival for mental health and suicide prevention

American Cancer Society

Relay for Life of South DuPage Fundraising walk
www.relayforlife.org/southdupageil

Woodridge Jubilee
Woodridge Park District & Village of Woodridge
www.woodridgeparks.org/Jubilee.htm

Woodridge Park District
2018 Summer Concert Series
Wednesday evenings – June 20 through August 2

Woodridge Park District
2018 Movies Under the Moon
Friday evenings – June 1 through August 2
www.woodridgeparks.org/moviesunderthemoon.html

Downers Grove Park District
Summer Concert Series
Tuesday evenings – June 5 through August 21

Downers Grove Rotary Club Grove Fest
End of June – Thursday through Sunday

Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Location TBD

July

DuPage Habitat for Humanity
Annual Golf Tournament & Liberty Mutual Invitational
www.dupagehabitat.org

Operation Support Our Troops
America Rockin’ for the Troops
www.osotAmerica.org

SEASPAR Annual Summer Golf Classic
Village Greens of Woodridge
SEASPAR.org

Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
July 27, 2018

August

Chamber630 Business Off the Clock
Brick House Tavern & Tap
August 23, 2018

September

Boy Scout Troop 512
Pancake Breakfast
September 9, 2018

St. Scholastica Parish
www.stscholasticaparish.org

Chamber630 Membership Awards Celebration
September 12, 2018

Downers Grove Christian School
Putting for Eagles Golf Fundraiser
Seven Bridges Golf Course
September 24, 2018
www.dgchristian.org

Woodridge Park District
Annual Indian Summer Festival
September 23, 2018
www.woodridgeparks.org/IndianSummerFestival.htm

Chamber630 Last Swing!
Golf Outing Village Greens
September 26, 2018
Chamber630.com

Chamber630 Taste of 630
Village Greens September 26, 2018
Chamber630.com

American Cancer Society
Night Under the Stars
September 29, 2018
www.nightunderthestarschi.com

October

American Cancer Society Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 7, 2018
American Legion, Downers Grove
www.makingstrideswalk.org/dupageil

SEASPAR Trivia Challenge
October 19, 2018
SEASPAR.org

Downers Grove Historical Society
Living Cemetery
October 20, 2018
www.downersgrovehistory.org

St. Scholastica Parish Annual Council of Catholic Women Craft Fair
October 20, 2018
www.stscholasticaparish.org

Chamber630 Business Off the Clock Main Event
October 25, 2018

November

Chamber630 Holiday Party
November 29, 2018
www.Chamber630.com

December

Sharing Connections Furniture Bank
Fundraiser – “It’s a Wonderful Life” movie
December 1 & 2
Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove
www.SharingConnections.org

Chamber630 Holiday Luncheon Recognizing Volunteers
December 5, 2018
Chamber630.com


Important Phone Numbers

DOWNERS GROVE

Emergencies 911

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
(630) 275-5900

Chamber630
(630) 968-4050

Community High School District 99
(630) 795-7100

Community Response Center
(630) 434-5500

Downers Grove Downtown Management Corporation
(630) 725-0991

Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation
(630) 729-0380

Downers Grove Grade School District 58
(630) 719-5800

Downers Grove Park District
(630) 963-1300

Downers Grove Public Library
(630) 960-1200

Downers Grove Village Clerk
(630) 434-5535

Village of Downers Grove
(630) 434-5500

Village Events
(630) 434-5555

Services

Downers Grove Police Department
(630) 434-5600
(Non-emergency)

Downers Grove Fire Department
(630) 434-5980
(Non-emergency)

Downers Grove Public Works
(630) 434-5460

Downers Grove Sanitary District
(630) 969-0664

Downers Grove Post Office
(630) 969-2001

Utilities

AT&T
(800) 288-2020

Comcast
(800) 266-2278

ComEd
(800) 334-7661

Nicor
(888) 642-6748

Republic Services
(630) 964-3232

Other

DuPage County
(630) 407-6500

Downers Grove Township
(630) 719-6600

Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
(630) 241-6800

I-PASS
(800) 824-7277

IRS
(800) 829-1040

J.U.L.I.E. (utility digging)
(800) 892-0123

RTA Travel Information (Metra & PACE)
(630) 836-7000

Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213

Vehicle License Plates
(800) 252-8980

WOODRIDGE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT

Village Hall (630) 852-7000 / TTY (630) 719-2497
5 Plaza Dr. • Woodridge, IL 60517 • www.vil.woodridge.il.us
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chamber630
(630) 960-7080

Village Administrator
Al Stonitsch (630) 719-4705

Assistant Village Administrator
Peggy Halik (630) 719-4705

Administration
(630) 719-4709

Community Development
(630) 719-4750

Finance
(630) 719-4717

Village Clerk
(630) 719-4712

Water Billing Inquiries
(630) 852-7000

Village Departments at One Plaza Drive

Engineering
(630) 719-4753

Police
(630) 719-4740

Public Works
(630) 719-4753 / TTY (630) 719-2498

Sewer and Maintenance
(630) 719-4753

Street Maintenance/Repairs
(630) 719-4753

Other Government Units & Organizations

Darien – Woodridge Fire Protection District
(630) 910-2200

Lemont Fire Protection District
(630) 257-2376

Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District
(630) 964-2233

Park District
(630) 353-3300

Post Office
(630) 515-9070

Public Library
(630) 964-7899


Innovation DuPage

DuPage County entities are joining forces to encourage the development of innovative technologies and to make sure that once firms using those new technologies are established, that they locate within DuPage County’s borders and employ DuPage residents.

Innovation DuPage, a business incubator and accelerator initiative, is the result of a collaboration between the College of DuPage (COD), the Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance and the Village of Glen Ellyn. And now that the initiative is underway, many others are joining in including Chamber630, Elmhurst College, Benedictine University, Northern Illinois University, DuPage Impact LLC (a private investor group), Argonne, FermiLab and potentially, additional municipalities.

“Choose DuPage initiated something similar called REV3 in early 2016 and earned a state grant for the co-working space. But the grant was stalled and we couldn’t fulfill that dream,” said John Carpenter, president/CEO of Choose DuPage. “So I started a conversation with COD’s Dr. Rondeau in late 2016 and we decided to collaborate.”

The purpose of the initiative is to find, train, develop, support and invest in start-up and emerging for-profit companies that provide products and services with a social impact and encourage job creation in DuPage County. Participants hope to stimulate innovation throughout the county and foster a local entrepreneurism.

“Innovation DuPage will support economic growth and job creation in DuPage County and beyond,” Dr. Ann Rondeau, President of College of DuPage, said on a YouTube video announcing the initiative.

“Strengthening existing businesses, and helping new ones form, ultimately benefits DuPage County and its residents,” she added at a recent Investors Night. “Working together, we are confident Innovation DuPage will have tremendous impact on local business.”

COD has a history of working with local businesses through the establishment of the Business and Professional Institute (now Business Solution) in 1979 and the Center for Workforce Development (now the Center for Entrepreneurship) in 1984.

“Innovation DuPage will allow us to extend our offerings to a larger audience, working together with our partners to leverage existing resources for startups and developing businesses,” added Joe Cassidy, Dean of Continuing Education at College of DuPage. “This is an exciting project and one which we eagerly anticipate sharing.”

The new initiative held its first accelerator program this spring for representatives of ten companies that have been in business at least two years and are ready for further growth. The next group will begin in August.

“We are offering a program that is similar to a mini-MBA for companies that are ready to grow, be acquired, sold or to go public and we had a great mix of companies including a technology company, a clothing company and several service providers,” Cassidy said. “The cohort reports learning critical best practices from the experts while gaining inspiration from other entrepreneurs. They met two evenings a week for three hours so that they could remain very involved in their businesses and we connected them with corporate mentors, as well.

“Small businesspeople need to get outside their day-to-day routines and environments if they want to advance their companies and gain access to additional capital,” he added.

Once it opens in a portion of the Glen Ellyn Civic Center along the train line, the Incubator portion of Innovation DuPage will provide space where innovators in various fields can drop in to work both independently and collaboratively, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 8,200-square-foot center will house an open co-working space, along with COD’s Center for Entrepreneurship. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

In addition to offering work spaces, Innovation DuPage plans to offer workshops, talks and even hack-a-thons to encourage collaboration because Cassidy says the board understand how lonely and isolating it can be to be an entrepreneur. The facility will also offer Wi-Fi, printing and research tools, as well as a 30-person classroom, small conference rooms, event space and even podcast/videocast facilities.

The college’s modern manufacturing equipment will be available on the nearby COD campus to give members of Innovation DuPage the ability to prototype their ideas and realize their dreams, Carpenter said.

“Innovation DuPage is about economic development throughout the county. We want businesses throughout DuPage to thrive. But we understand that innovators cannot operate in isolated silos.”

Woodridge resident and trustee Michael Krucek is actively watching the progress of Innovation DuPage, trying to see how Woodridge might participate and become more tech-friendly. He hopes that his community will become the second municipality to actively participate in the initiative.

“The world is changing; technology is speeding up; and that will inevitably effect our community’s tax revenues since there will probably be fewer brick and mortar stores,” Krucek said. “But tech companies will need a place to work so maybe we can re-purpose some of our buildings and attract the types of businesses that will provide jobs in the future.”

For additional information about Innovation DuPage, visit www.innovationdupage.org.