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Local High School Students Win Chamber Scholarships
2014 Cary Grove Chamber Scholarship Winners

The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded two $1,000 business scholarships to local students.  The awards are intended to encourage area students to pursue college interests that might impact local business. Over the years the Chamber has given away more than $30,000 in scholarship awards to local high school students who are pursing business related studies.  The chamber is proud to make this investment in our local youth who may someday become future business professionals and owners right in our community. We specifically look for students that may want to bring their skills back to the Cary Grove area.

This year’s recipients of $1,000 scholarships each are Jane Elder and Lindsay Light. Jane Elder is now a graduate of Marian Central High School. She participated in National Honor Society, Key Club, Model U.N. and Pit Orchestra. Her leadership experience is outstanding. In the fall, she will head to the University of Notre Dame.  Our second winner, Lindsay Light just graduated from Cary-Grove High School. She played soccer, volunteered and participated in leadership training.  In the fall, she will head to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Each spring the Cary Grove Chamber awards scholarship monies to local high school students.  A full list of award winners throughout the years can be found on the Chamber website. The Chamber’s Scholarship Fund is supported through generous donations from local businesses. True Value Manufacturing is a major contributor of the Scholarship Fund.  The Chamber also makes contributions from the proceeds from Cary Cruise Nights and other activities. The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is the premier business alliance in the Cary Grove Area. With our 500 members, the Chamber is dedicated to the growth and development of the business community and to improving the quality of life for those who live and work in the Cary Grove Area. The chamber scholarship committee members included; Chamber President Dave Evans of Evans Carpet Cleaning Plus, Gene Brickhouse of True Value Manufacturing, and Dorothy Miller of Lake Julian.

  Your Chamber in Your Pocket
Download and access information from the Cary Grove Chamber website directly onto your smart phone through “MyChamberApp.”  It is available for free on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. MyChamberApp makes our membership directory accessible wherever you go. To download this app visit http://www.mychamberapp.com/ . Use the info on the go to check out our events, activities and connect with other Chamber members. 

Wednesday, July 23
Pontiac/GTO Night from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Status: ON

Government Affairs Committee Seeks Members
The Cary Grove Chamber Government Affairs Committee (GAC) launched in April 2014. Chaired by board member Sumish Parikh, Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, the committee is seeking five volunteers to participate in the committee's activities. The committee's mission is to provide guidance to our elected representatives and foster relationships so that our members have a conduit to the legislative group. The GAC is not a committee for partisan politics. The committee's regular meeting will be the second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. For more information or if you are interested in representing your chamber, your community and your business in our advocacy efforts, please contact executive director Brad Ball to schedule an interview.

Member Breakfast Orientation
Tuesday, August 5
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Cary Grove Chamber Office
445 Park Ave., Cary
Free Event-Light Breakfast included
RSVP is required

Annual "Chamber in Paradise" Golf Outing
Friday, August 22
7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Chalet Hill Golf Club
943 Rawson Bridge Rd., Oakwood Hills
$125.00 per golfer/$500.00 a foursome
Register Online

Multi-Chamber Mixer at Pioneer Center For Human Services
Tuesday, August 26
5:00-7:00 p.m.
4100 Veterans Pkwy., McHenry

Multi-Chamber Mixer at Northwest Herald
Tuesday, September 30
5:00-7:00 p.m.


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2014 Cary Cruise Night Schedule

June 4         Dust Off – All Cars
June 11        Corvette Night
June 18       Mustang/Ford/Cobra Night
June 25       Import Night
July 2          Red, White and Blue Car Night
July 9          Convertible  and Import Night
July 16        Cadillac's, Lincoln, Mercury Night
July 23       Pontiac/GTO Night
July 30       Mopar Night: Chrysler, Dodge, Viper
August 6    '50s and '60s Muscle Car Night
August 13   Truck/Emergency Vehicle Night
August 20  Corvette/Chevy Night
August 27  Winner's Circle – Display Your Ribbons

September 3  FRG Cruise Night Event/Car-X Auto Service Lot, 915 IL Rte. 22 in FRG

2014 Cary Cruise Night Sponsorship Form