The Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce is pleased to showcase our newest and redesigned Business Guide that features information on the Chamber, city and member businesses for your use.
The Chamber provides a wide variety of programs and services to assist our member businesses. We are committed to helping our businesses grow and succeed through the resources, partnerships and services offered by the Rolling Meadows Chamber.
Through ongoing beneficial partnerships with the Chamber Biz Alliance; City of Rolling Meadows; 21st Century Institute; and other organizations/associations, we are able to offer additional networking and sponsorship opportunities; community connections; educational workshops/seminars; cultural tours/site visits; regional business initiatives and resources including economic development support/assistance.
In addition, the Chamber provides other benefits and services such as certificate of origins for export shipping; advertising/marketing opportunities; referrals; legislative advocacy; Welcome Greeter packets for new Rolling Meadows residents; business ribbon cuttings/grand openings; and annual signature events.
Moving ahead, the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce will continue to seek more ways to serve and engage our members with the community and forge new alliances for the benefit of our businesses and city.
We look forward to building more meaningful and sustaining relationships. Please shop, eat and enjoy our local amenities by supporting our community-minded members.
Linda Liles Ballantine
On behalf of the city and our citizens, I wish to welcome you to Rolling Meadows. Our city is over 60 years old and has great history and pride in our community. We are a city of over 24,000 residents. When daytime businesses are included, the population increases to over 40,000.
We are located in a very valuable area at the intersection of I-90 and Route 53. This location is strategic and conveniently located for our residents, employees and businesses. This central location has guaranteed our ability to thrive now and in the future.
Due to our close proximity to O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago, our business community has the best resources for transportation locally, nationally, and around the world. Rolling Meadows businesses are well known both locally and globally. This vibrant and diverse mix makes for a very strong business community and keeps us current with the world around us.
The Rolling Meadows partnership of government and business has proven to work very well together over the years to achieve positive results. I encourage all readers of this Business Resource Guide to learn more about the City of Rolling Meadows. Please join us as we look forward to future growth and prosperity of the business community in the City of Rolling Meadows.
City of Rolling Meadows
CITY OF ROLLING MEADOWS
3600 Kirchoff Rd.
3600 Kirchoff Rd.
NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
800 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights
Non-emergency: (847) 618-1000
Emergency: (847) 618-4000
COOK COUNTY THIRD MUNICIPAL DISTRICT COURTHOUSE
2121 Euclid Ave.
ROLLING MEADOWS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
3601 Algonquin Rd., Ste. 322
ROLLING MEADOWS COMMUNITY CENTER
3705 Pheasant Dr.
ROLLING MEADOWS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
3100 Central Rd.
ROLLING MEADOWS LIBRARY
3110 Martin Ln.
ROLLING MEADOWS PARK DISTRICT
3000 Central Rd.
ROLLING MEADOWS SENIOR CENTER
Golden Years Council
3705 Pheasant Dr.
ROLLING MEADOWS SPORTS COMPLEX
Nelson Sports Complex
3900 Owl Dr.
(847) 818-3214 – Fitness Center
(847) 818-3210 – Ice Arena
ROLLING MEADOWS TEEN CENTER
Northrop Teen Center
3000 Central Rd.
(847) 818-3220, Ext. 239
WEST MEADOWS ICE ARENA
3939 Winnetka Ave.
Attracting new businesses, helping existing ones grow and developing successful businesses are among the most important tasks of any city government as municipalities seek to attract employers, tax revenue and merchants and services to serve its residents.
The City of Rolling Meadows enjoyed a series of economic development successes during 2017 and is on track to repeat that success in 2018. Changes have been plentiful. In fact, 55 new businesses came to Rolling Meadows in 2017.
While all businesses in the city are important, listed below are a few that opened in 2017:
- Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (2850 Golf Rd.)
- Anytime Fitness (3256 Kirchoff Rd.)
- Arlington Dermatology (5301 Keystone Ct.)
- Career Builders (3800 Golf Rd., Ste. 120)
- Illinois Institute of Foot and Ankle (4215 Kirchoff Rd.)
- U-Haul Co. of Illinois (5201 Tollview Dr.)
- Village Bank & Trust (1635 Algonquin Rd.)
In addition, below are listed a few more projects in the works for 2018/2019:
- Northwest Community Healthcare (medical offices, corner of Euclid and Rohlwing)
- School Health Corporation (5600 Apollo Dr.)
- Aloft Hotel (now a Holiday Inn, 3405 Algonquin Rd., slated to open mid 2019)
- Fuller’s Car Wash (2765 Algonquin Rd.)
- Dunkin’ Donuts (1921 Algonquin Rd.)
- Jersey Mike’s Subs (1450 Golf Rd.).
During 2018, a Lexington Homes residential project at 3245 Kirchoff Rd. should be complete. As of January it was reported to the city that 52 of the 54 townhouse-style condominium homes have been sold.
Rolling Meadows’ location between Schaumburg, Palatine and Arlington Heights is very desirable with excellent visibility from and access to both I-90 (Jane Addams Tollway) and Route 53.
In fact, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the country’s fourth-largest commercial insurance brokerage, settled into its newly-renovated headquarters building at 2850 Golf Rd. during March 2017.
In addition, School Health Corporation, which sells medical and athletic therapy products to public schools nationwide, also announced a move from Hanover Park to a new 112,505-square-foot building being built at 5600 Apollo Dr. in Rolling Meadows (adjacent to I-290).
During September 2017, the city hired a full-time business advocate, Martha Corner, to spearhead its ongoing outreach to local businesses. Corner reports directly to the city manager and works alongside the city’s community development division of public works staff to enhance the City of Rolling Meadows’ business environment.
“All of this activity is a real asset for the City of Rolling Meadows. It is great for jobs and the city’s profile and a very good indicator for the local and national economy,” Corner said. “We are working hard to use whatever vacancies we have to expand the economic activity of Rolling Meadows.
“A big part of my job is helping existing businesses with their marketing and any necessary site work for expansions so that we can keep them in Rolling Meadows,” Corner said.
For more information on city business marketing efforts, including the new Business Messenger quarterly newsletter, business networking events and available commercial properties in the city, contact Corner at (847) 870-9004 or by email at email@example.com. For additional information, visit www.cityrm.org.
Top 12 Rolling Meadows Employers
Employer – Employees
- Northrop Grumman Corp – 2,300
- Arthur J. Gallagher – 2,000
- Verizon Wireless – 900
- Ceannate – 750
- Capital One – 600
- CareerBuilder Employment Screening – 500
- Komatsu – 350
- RTC – 300
- Meijer – 300
- A.H. Management Group – 275
- Walmart – 275
- Panasonic – 200
THE ROLLING MEADOWS CHAMBER MEANS BUSINESS
The Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving businesses through the city by offering comprehensive resources and services to benefit businesses of all scopes and sizes. Businesses have the opportunity to voice concerns regarding current legislative issues, as members of the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber also takes an active role in economic development, community/citywide promotions and educational programs.
“The Rolling Meadows Chamber is a unique business partner interested in creating win-win solutions for all of Rolling Meadows’ stakeholders. It gives voice to businesses of all sizes within this community.
Because of its thoughtful economic development role and shared vision for a robust community and prosperous business environment, the Chamber is also well-respected by the City Council. Chamber leadership, actively participated in advising our company, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., during the business application process with the city.
We are grateful for the collaboration and follow-through that the Chamber consistently demonstrated during our journey to make Rolling Meadows our new home and the site of our global headquarters. They do a great job of understanding, anticipating and supporting the needs of local businesses and balancing those with the community’s civic and municipal requirements.”
Vice President – Sourcing and Services
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
“Thank you for all you do – simply stated. It is meaningful to a business to have a voice in the community and someone who can help us through the issues we often don’t have resources for within our own companies. The Rolling Meadows Chamber has been all of that and more. Not once in our almost 50 years in Rolling Meadows has the Chamber not been of assistance and we are really appreciative.
Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and thank you for your service. We look forward to being a Chamber member for years to come and to have more participation in your excellent programs and events.”
Vice President/General Manager
The Steel Supply Company
“I cannot say enough about the Rolling Meadows Chamber when we were opening our new facility in Rolling Meadows. They provided much help with city related permits and especially with our ribbon cutting/grand opening. The Chamber knew everything we should do to make it a great success.
This has been the most successful opening of our three locations. I recommend local businesses get connected to the Rolling Meadows Chamber.”
Yonan Carpet One
Rolling Meadows and its Chamber of Commerce are fortunate to boast a diverse economic base, composed of businesses, large and small, new and well established. While some primarily serve local residents, others serve the larger Chicago community and still others provide services or ship product to the entire country or even the world.
Rolling Meadows-based Freedom Title Corporation, a full-service title agent of Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company, is a powerhouse in the title/escrow industry in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Founded in 1998, it is led by President Larry Howard who has over 30 years of expertise in construction, real estate, foreclosures, tax sales and construction/commercial underwriting. Howard’s experience is augmented by a talented leadership team with many additional years of industry expertise.
Title companies generally act as the combined agent of the insurance company, buyer, seller and any other parties related to a real estate transaction, such as mortgage lenders. They review the title, research the various parties’ financial records, issue insurance policies, facilitate closings by distributing funds to the different parties and file and record the paperwork.
“Freedom Title was founded with the goal of providing experienced and rapid response to the needs of commercial/industrial and developer/builder clients. We bring to our clients the integrity and financial strength of the industry’s leading underwriters and continually develop and expand Freedom Title’s outstanding organization, capabilities and brand to better serve our clients’ ever-changing needs,” Howard said.
Since 2012 when the national economy began to recover from “Real Estate Katrina,” as Howard calls the most recent downturn, Freedom Title has provided businesses with more than $3.2 billion in title insurance, including a $93 million transaction involving 16 nursing homes and a $105 million 38-story Millennium Park office/ apartment tower.
“Sixty percent of our business involves commercial projects like small “out-lot” retail and restaurants, and the other 40 percent is condominiums and local builders’ large subdivisions. Most involve projects of under $10 million but we have had some that were much larger,” he noted.
“Freedom Title offers the financial strength and integrity of a national underwriter, yet we are able to customize our services to cater to each client’s unique needs,” Howard said.
Freedom Title is also equipped to facilitate tax-deferred exchanges, allowing sellers to defer paying capital gains tax and depreciation recapture tax on the sale of investment property by purchasing another “like-kind” investment property.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Rolling Meadows has been the site of the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa for nearly three years. Located at 1215 Golf Rd., this licensed spa features a wide variety of massage, facial and hair removal services for men, women and teens.
“Ours is a stress-filled world and there is nothing better for relieving that stress than a full body massage. These luxurious treatments are proven to relieve tension, soothe tired muscles and temper migraines. We offer several modalities and enhancements such as Swedish, Himalayan salt stone, prenatal, trigger point, couples massage, hot towel foot treatment and more,” said Cydney Muti, director of operations.
The relaxing and inviting facility also offers several skin treatment therapies to rejuvenate, exfoliate, hydrate, detox, brighten and tighten. Hair removal services are also available.
“We know radiant, healthy skin reflects how you look and feel. Hand & Stone’s facials are performed by licensed and certified estheticians and are individually tailored for women, men or teens,” Muti added. “We also offer exceptional exfoliation facials such as microdermabrasion and peels which gently and effectively exfoliate the skin.”
“We are determined to bring health and wellness to the public at an affordable price point. New clients can take advantage of our services starting at $49.95. A Lifestyle Program is available to ensure ongoing affordable services.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is open seven days a week with convenient hours. Gift cards are available. For details, call (847) 718-1215 or visit the website at www.handandstonerollingmeadows.com.
Annie’s Resale for the World
Providing funds to help the world’s poorest residents by selling lightly-used clothing and household goods and then donating store profits to organizations worldwide is the mission of Annie and Donald Farrell at Annie’s Resale for the World, 2120 Plum Grove Rd.
Since 2012, Annie’s Resale for the World has been using volunteers to sell donated clothing, jewelry, purses and small household goods.
“We have donors who give us really nice items for the shop and then we sell them at fair prices so we also attract a wonderful clientele,” Annie said. “It is exciting to see the quality of the donations. Our profits are constantly rising, allowing us to donate more each year.”
The shop works with six international partners and one Chicago organization. They have funded the construction of a playground in Uganda; helped a group that takes supplies and ministers to those in war-torn Syria and Iraq; helped to purchase baking ovens in central Uganda; funded school scholarships in Haiti; helped expand a community tutoring center in northern India; and supplied two women’s sewing groups in Kenya which make the aprons and tote bags sold in the shop.
Funds are also donated to a Chicago organization for young mothers who are given a place to live with their babies and are taught parenting and business skills.
“We are thrilled to be able to serve not only our partners around the world, but our local communities, as well,” said Annie. “We look forward to Year Six of business and hopefully, many more to come.”
AVALON Realty Associates, LLC is a full-service commercial real estate company that specializes in property management and brokerage services. Avalon has been in business for 26 years and their operations have been based in Rolling Meadows for the past 15 years. Avalon is owned and operated by Joseph Santucci and his son, Carlo.
They currently own or manage approximately 70 commercial properties throughout the Chicagoland area, said Carlo Santucci, manager.
“Business has picked up significantly over the past 12 months. In fact, we were very close to running out of leasing inventory due to the recent flux of activity,” Carlo said. “It seems like many of our tenants are looking to expand and are concerned for the need for additional space.”
“This trend started first with the industrial market and now we see both office and retail following suit,” he added. “For instance, in Rolling Meadows alone we leased a 45,000-square-foot industrial space to a national contractor, 8,000 square feet of office space to a Chinese publishing company and we were also heavily involved in the site selection process for the Rolling Meadows Fire Department, identifying the former Korean BBQ restaurant as the future site of a Rolling Meadows Fire Station.”
“We anticipate that commercial real estate will remain active here for at least the next three to five years,” Carlo noted. “The Algonquin and Golf Road corridors are particularly strong with several redevelopment projects in place, which has gained the attention of many local and national tenants.”
AVALON currently employs 25 brokers and associates, in addition to the Santuccis, and owns, leases or manages five buildings within Rolling Meadows including the former Byline Bank at 2701 Algonquin Rd., the office building at 5005 Newport and the 60,000-square-foot office building at 3315 Algonquin Rd.
“At AVALON we specialize in value-added properties. We are successful because we are able to overcome challenging properties by creating value through our experience and background in construction and engineering, and knowing our costs. We have an in-house construction company that is able to facilitate our clients and ultimately assists them in making an informed decision to get the deal done,” Carlo said.
AVALON, he added, provides a level of service that literally spoils business owners for any other management or realty company. They actively work to understand their clients’ overall business objectives and/or investment goals, as well as their short and long-term real estate needs. Then they go on to align each client’s real estate requirements so that they support and enhance their overall bottom lines.
“We manage it…like we own it” is AVALON’s motto.
For more information, call (847) 506-1000 or visit www.AvalonReal.com.