Thursday, January 31, 2013
First event takes place on Monday, Feb. 18 where important near term community issues will be discussed.
Thursday, January 31
Chambers of Commerce generally fall into section 501c-6 of the tax code which means that they’re recognized as a not-for-profit corporation but, unlike charities, payments to Chambers are deductible only as a cost of doing business. Another major limitation of Chambers is that they are prohibited from supporting or opposing candidates for public election. It should be noted that some Chambers and other business groups organize separately governed and funded Political Action Committees for the purpose of becoming involved in the candidate election process. On the other hand, Chambers of Commerce are allowed and very involved in identifying and taking public positions on issues that effect the members and the business community at large. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Those interested can submit applications up to Feb. 4.
Friday, January 25
The following was provided by the Oswego Chamber of Commerce: Have you ever thought about serving on the Chamber's Board of Directors? The Nominating Committee consisting of Dean Kleronomos, Attorney at Law; Brad Gooch, Ideal Incentive, Inc.; and Andy Clements, Weblinx Inc. has been appointed and will be performing their duties over the next several weeks with an election announcement to be made at our Annual Meeting in May. All current members willing to accept the responsibility of Directorship are eligible to serve except those seated directors not eligible for re-election. Please contact Steve Hatcher at the Chamber office and provide a brief bio by February 4th if you wish to be considered by the nominating committee.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Thursday, January 17
The Oswego Chamber of Commerce raised $1352 dollars this year for the Optimist Needy Families at Christmas Project through their Silent Auction. Presenting the check is the Oswego Chamber Chairman of the Board Tim Leverich, Hometowne Insurance. Pictured left to right are Bryan Noble, Needy Families at Christmas Chairman; Ron Elvin, Oswegoland Optimist Club President; Angie Hibben, Special Projects Coordinator Oswego Chamber of Commerce, and Tim Leverich. Special thanks to Angie Hibben for the photo and information.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
All proceeds benefited the Oswego Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The winners of the annual Chamber of Commerce's Santa's Snowball Raffle have been chosen. The Chamber gave away the prizes of: Special thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for the photos and information.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Rick Jacobsen, owner of Jacobsen Lawn Service, was awarded as Ambassador of the Year.
On Friday, December 7th the Oswego Chamber of Commerce awarded Rick Jacobsen, Jacobsen Lawn Service, with the 2012 Ambassador of the Year award. Rick has brought 14 new members to the Chamber of Commerce and attended over 70 events in the past year. Thank you Rick! For more information on Rick’s company and all chamber members go to www.oswegochamber.org or stop into the office at 63 W. Washington St., Oswego. Special thanks to Angie Hibben and the Chamber of Commerce for the photo and release.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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The Oswego Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Nick & Pat’s two weeks ago. Nick & Pat’s is located at 1031 Station Drive, Oswego. For more information on all the Oswego Chamber of Commerce members, please go to www.oswegochamber.org, stop at the office at 63 W. Washington St., Oswego or call630-554-3505.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Downtown Oswego art installation the latest project for director Karen Kulzer.
Since 2003, Karen Kulzer has worked diligently and passionately to bring art appreciation to the Oswego community. Kulzer is a director and founder of Oswego’s Fox River Academy of Music and Art. Kulzer said the founders specifically chose their Oswego location. “This community needed a community presence for art appreciation. There is a lot of work being done in the schools, but at the community level the town could use more focus," Kulzer said "One part of our mission is to improve the community’s appreciation of the arts. We also work to connect people, building relationships through music and art.” In addition to popular classes such as piano, guitar and voice, Fox River Academy (FRA) brings classes to the community like harp and oboe…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Speaking at Tuesday's legislative breakfast in Aurora, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk offered short-term action to turn the economy around.
Before a crowd of hundreds of business leaders on Tuesday morning, Sen. Mark Kirk offered some ideas to turn the economy around. The Illinois Republican was the guest of a dozen chambers of commerce—including those from Montgomery, Oswego and Yorkville—who organized Tuesday’s legislative breakfast at Piper’s Banquets in Aurora. And though Kirk led off with some dire words about our current economic situation, he did come to the table with several ideas. Kirk has already introduced one of them, the Lincoln Legacy Infrastructure Development Act, in Congress. Co-authored with Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren, from Illinois’ 14th District, the bill removes roadblocks to public/private partnerships in the rail, highway and aviation industries. …