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    WHAT WE DO

    The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership connects companies to the pulse of business in the Chicago region and serves as an influential and effective advocate and marketer for businesses.
    We always put the needs of businesses first by:
    1. Attracting new companies to our community and building new business opportunities for those companies and existing companies.
    2. Working with key local, state and federal government decision makers to address the financial, operational and other needs of local businesses and businesses seeking to locate here.
    3. Identifying transportation, infrastructure and other community solutions that will attract and retain a talented local workforce.
    4. Developing new area attractions and marketing initiatives that will expand tourism and grow our local economy.
    Welcome and Mission, Please Join

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    HOW WE WORK

    The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 business association governed by a board of directors comprised of Greater Oak Brook companies representing a range of industries: Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, hospitality and retail businesses, technology companies, commercial real estate firms and more. Collectively, these individuals and their companies represent the policy interests of the Greater Oak Brook business community.

    Six paid staff and consultants experienced in business, nonprofit association and economic development program management assist the board in planning the organization’s strategic direction, and manage and execute its operations, programs and activities.
    Meet Our Staff and Board of Directors

    Organizational Culture
    The organization’s leaders and members work together in a geographically small community that is bustling with business. Over 100,000 people work or visit here each day, which keeps our local companies and economy thriving!
    Fortunately, the community’s small geographical size allows us to stay connected and aware of the issues affecting each other. Working together like this has helped create a supportive and respectful organizational culture in which members may build positive professional relationships over time.

    One Voice for Business through Committees!
    The organization has established a collaborative communication structure that allows local businesses to work together through councils and committees to develop a vision and strategy that serve the broader business community’s needs. These joint efforts have helped create one business voice to address critical issues ranging from local signage codes and community marketing and transportation initiatives to broader state business policy concerns. Members may serve on the following councils and committees:
    • Business Roundtable
    • Banking and Financial Services Committee
    • Economic Development Partnership Council
    • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Attractions and Events Committee
    • Talented Workforce Committee
    • Young Business Leaders
    • Networkers Group
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    OUR MEMBERS

    Over 350 key area companies employing nearly 10,000 people are members of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership. Member companies represent commercial real estate (20%), hospitality and retail (25%), technology and other professional services (30%), banking and financial services (15%) and healthcare (10%) sectors. More than 1,600 professionals from these companies regularly participate in the organization’s programs and activities, with 250 of them serving in council and committee leadership roles.
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  • David Carlin

    President & CEO

    David Carlin is the Chamber’s President and CEO and oversees all facets of its work. Previously, David served as District Director for two Members of Congress and as a Senior Advisor in the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office.

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  • Ed Tracy, CPA

    Chief Financial Consultant

    Ed Tracy is the Chamber’s Chief Financial Consultant, overseeing the organization’s budget development and financial reporting processes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Please contact Ed at tracy@seldenfox.com.

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  • Aimee Schroeder

    Accounting Consultant

    Aimee Schroeder is the Chamber’s Accounting Consultant and handles the organization’s accounts payable and receivable. She has an undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting. Please contact Aimee at schroeder@seldenfox.com.

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  • Tamryn Hennessy

    Program Director

    Tamryn Hennessy is the Chamber’s Program Director. She is responsible for leading and managing the organization’s economic development programs, with a current focus on new workforce attraction and retention initiatives, including the new STEM Bridge Partnership.

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  • Jenny Stanko

    Communications & Membership Development Manager

    Jenny Stanko is the Chamber’s Communications & Membership Development Manager. Jenny is responsible for managing content for all three Chamber websites, sending e- blasts, creating marketing pieces for all events, and providing communications support for Chamber members, Chamber meetings, events and grant projects.

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  • Bridget Karnick

    Meeting & Events Planner

    Bridget Karnick is the Chamber’s Meeting & Event Planner. Bridget is responsible for organizing membership events and council and committee meetings, and meetings and events for the Economic Development Partnership.

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  • Chairwoman Susan Lindquist

    BCS Financial, Oakbrook Terrace

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  • Vice Chairman Dan Wagner

    Inland Real Estate Group, Oak Brook

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  • Treasurer Dennis Marx

    JMG Financial, Oak Brook

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  • Secretary Finny Rajchel

    State Farm Insurance, Oakbrook Terrace

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  • Douglas Beck

    HUB Group, Oak Brook

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  • Larry Brand

    Elkay Manufacturing, Oak Brook

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  • Norm Canfield

    Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook

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  • Susan Clarke

    Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook

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  • Kristin Duncan

    Marriott Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook

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  • Terry Dunne

    Millennium Trust Company, Oak Brook

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  • Bill Fulle

    Tiffany & Co., Oak Brook

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  • Ken Greene

    Comcast Business Class, Oak Brook

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  • Kathy Hardy

    Leaders Bank, Oak Brook

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  • Ed Harrington

    CenterPoint Properties, Oak Brook

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  • Dennis Hiffman

    NAI Hiffman, Oakbrook Terrace

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  • Gregg Horan

    Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Oak Brook

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  • Randal Johnson

    Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Westchester

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  • Jay Madary II

    JVM Realty, Oak Brook

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  • Andrian Mendoza

    Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd., Oak Brook

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  • Kevin Munday

    Xeno Media, Oakbrook Terrace

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  • Todd Schaefer

    Jones Lang LaSalle Tenant Representation Group, Chicago

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  • Nadeem Siddiqui

    Hiltons of Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace

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  • Caryn Torres

    Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook

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The purpose of the Chamber’s Business Blog is to serve our member companies through the prompt publication of significant local, state, national or global activities affecting any industry, and to provide a forum for the reporting and discussion of news and issues concerning business.

Inland National Development Company, LLC President Honored in Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame

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Inland National Development Company, LLC, a developer of residential, multifamily, hospitality, retail and senior housing properties, announced today that Anthony A. Casaccio, president, has been recognized in the 2017 Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This honor is given to experienced commercial real estate professionals throughout the Midwest, and is based on each individual’s accomplishments, longevity in the industry and service with association boards, among other criteria.

As president of INDC, Casaccio is responsible for managing the Company’s current portfolio of assets as well as cultivating the development of new residential, multifamily, hospitality and retail projects nationwide. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in purchasing, sponsoring, owning, developing or redeveloping more than four million square feet of retail and industrial properties, more than 6,000 single-family residential lots and more than 500 affordable housing residences.

“I’m truly honored to be recognized for my commitment to the economic growth and cultural enhancement of the various communities we work with when developing projects,” said Casaccio. “Our Company’s success would not be possible without our dedicated and knowledgeable staff, and I’m grateful to have such a talented team in place.”

Casaccio is a licensed real estate managing broker in the State of Illinois and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the Conservation Foundation Advisory Board. Casaccio is also a board member for Pan American Bank, an Illinois community bank, and serves on the Bank’s Loan and Audit Committee.


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Public Invited to Provide Input on Future of Transportation in DuPage County

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calendarThursday, 01 February

The public is invited to join the County of DuPage at one of four upcoming public meetings to share ideas for improving transportation throughout the County. Public meetings are being held to receive public input on how the County can improve traffic flow, safety, system reliability, transit services, and more.

With anticipated growth and ongoing transportation needs, the County is seeking community input to create its first Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan, known as DuPage Connects, will govern transportation policies and practices at the County for the next 25 years. The goal of the plan is to create a vision and mission for the DuPage County Division of Transportation and to help ensure a sustainable and vibrant quality of life for residents and businesses.

All four meetings are identical in content and will be conducted in an open house format. The public is welcome to attend anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Exhibits will be on display and County representatives will be available to answer questions. The meetings will provide information on the existing conditions and ways to stay informed about the plan process. Comment cards will be distributed and attendees will be encouraged to participate in an online survey.


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Zonta Club of Oak Brook International Women’s Day Breakfast – March 8

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calendarMonday, 29 January


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Mental Health First Aid Seminar Coming Soon!

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calendarMonday, 29 January

Please share this email with your coworkers, friends and others who may be interested in attending!

The National Alliance for Mental Health together with the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce will present an important Mental Health First Aid seminar on February 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Olivet Nazarene University at 2809 Butterfield Road in Oak Brook. Lunch will be served to all participants and free Continuing Education Units are available.

In the words of one past participant, “I would recommend mental health first aid to everyone. Mental Health is part of the human experience. Mental health first aid training reduces the stigma of caring for each other as humans.”

This important event is open to the public! Seats are limited, register today. For more information about this and other Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce events, please contact Bridget Karnick at bkarnick@obchamber.com or 630-853-9247.


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Indiana Tech launches online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

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calendarMonday, 29 January

Indiana Tech has launched an online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program, designed to prepare students for careers and leadership within the rapidly expanding information security field. The new online program brings Indiana Tech’s existing, cutting-edge cybersecurity degree program, offered on-site at its main Fort Wayne campus, to a much wider array of new students.

Students of all ages seeking to earn a degree and pursue a career in this in-demand field can now earn a cybersecurity degree entirely online. Indiana Tech’s cybersecurity program blends the technical aspects of information security with a fundamental understanding of criminal investigation. The result is a uniquely effective degree where students become digital detectives ready to protect individual and organizational data, and fight the cyberattacks and crime taking place every day on the Internet.

For more information email  alrosen@indianatech.edu


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Attend the Illinois Chamber’s Women’s Conference – March 27, 2018

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calendarFriday, 26 January

The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the March 27 Illinois Chamber’s Women’s Conference. The Illinois Chamber has graciously extended it’s member pricing to the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce members as well. We would love to see you at this event, please visit http://ilchamber.org/events for more information or to register!


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Tickets on Sale for the 12th Annual Taste of Hope Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless

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calendarFriday, 26 January

Tickets are now available for the 12th Annual DuPagePads Taste of Hope that will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Guests of the Taste of Hope will have the luxury of sampling a signature dish from more than 25 high-end restaurants in one evening, with wine tastings and pairings. For a list of participating restaurants visit our website at dupagepads.org/events. Guests can also enjoy raffles, silent auction items with mobile bidding and Greg Dellinger auctioning unforgettable experiences! Tickets for this year’s event are $100 per person (purchased on or before 2/16) or $110 per person (purchased after 2/16). Tickets may be purchased online at dupagepads.org/events and people can begin bidding on silent auction items as well.

Live Auction Bidding

“We are very excited for this year’s 12th Annual Taste of Hope. All funds raised from this event will support DuPagePads’ programs that provide housing, support services and career solutions to
assist families and individuals transform their lives and obtain a place to call home. Please join DuPagePads on March 1st and be part of the solution to end homelessness!” says Carol Simler, DuPagePads President and CEO.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse serving Skirt Steak and Caprese Skewers

Sponsors for the night’s festivities include: Continental Motors of Naperville, Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company, Power Equipment Direct, Aon, Bonterra Vineyards, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Charitable Foundation, DRF Trusted Property Solutions, FT Cares Foundation, West Suburban Bank, American Society of Travel Agents, Nicor Gas, Richards Graphic Communications, Inc., The Schulte Wealth Management Group of Benjamin F. Edwards & Company, Tuk Tuk Naperville, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Villa Park Office Equipment, Wheaton Bank and Trust, Inland Bank and Lisle Savings Bank. Additional sponsorship, advertising and auction item donation opportunities for local businesses and restaurants are still available.

For more information, contact Carrie Flick at 630.480.4186 or by email at CFlick@dupagepads.org.


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