Tuesday, May 21
Multi-Chamber Mixer at Gary Lang Auto Group
1107 S. IL Route 31, McHenry
Thursday, May 23
Lunch & Learn Seminar "Digital Marketing"
Fox River Grove Village Hall, 305 Illinois St., FRG
Free to the first 25 Chamber Members/$25.00 for Non-Members
Tuesday, June 11
Chamber Mixer at Cary Country Club
2400 Grove Ln., Cary
Wednesday, June 19
Noon Shake Up Lunch Mixer at Brunch Cafe
Brunch Cafe, 935 Rte. 22, Fox River Grove
$20.00 includes lunch, soft drink, tax and gratuity
Preregistration for the event is required
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Tickets are available for $5.00 each at the Chamber Office or from Chamber Members. Drawing will take place on Thursday, August 14 at Cary Cruise Night
First Place: We pay your August home electric bill up to $300 (copy of bill required)
Second Place: We fill your gas tank 3 times up to $200 (receipts required)
Third Place: Win a $100 local Shopping Spree
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AROUND THE CHAMBER:
Miss Cary and Miss Fox River Grove Pageant This Saturday
On Saturday, 10 dynamic young women will compete for the crown in the 2013 Miss Cary and Miss Fox River Grove Pageant. The pageant will take place at Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Rd., Cary on Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 per adult or $5.00 for students/seniors and can be purchased in advance at the Chamber office, 445 Park Ave., Cary.
The Pageant Committee consists of Lisa Raupp of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Sandra Nies of BMO Harris Bank Cary and Fox River Grove, Ellen McAlpine of Envoy Mortgage, Kelly Miller of Coldwell Banker Primus Realty and Shane Hammerschmidt of SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County. Photographs of the contestant were taken by Kellyann Harmon of Kellwood Studios and flowers will be provided by Periwinkle Florist. Good luck to contestants for Miss Cary; Abigail Loch sponsored by Malooley Chiropractic, Brooke Witkins sponsored by Cary Grove Dental, Emma Krupp sponsored Leo Pontano Professional Painting, Inc., Gabbie Burlingame sponsored Sage Products, Inc., Katherine Heckel sponsored by WG Salon, Kelly Kaveney sponsored by Modern Wave Salon and Spa, Peyton Taylor sponsored by Lulu's Wiggin Out, Sabrina Tish sponsored by Cary Travel Express, and contestants for Miss Fox River; Grove Claire Roehri sponsored by Brunch Café and Kortney Geegan sponsored Wickstrom Auto Group. This is the 50th Anniversary of the Miss Cary/Miss Fox River Grove Pageant, all form Miss Cary and Miss Fox River Grove titled winners are encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Chamber office at (847) 639-2800.
New Website Advertising Opportunities
Chamber Office Summer Hours Begin Next Week
The Chamber Office will begin summer office hours starting Friday, May 24. The office will be opened Monday-Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observation of Memorial Day. The weekly email will be sent out on Tuesday, May 28.
Cary Farmers Market Opens June 2
The Chamber is excited for the opening of our third season of the Cary Farmers Market.
The Cary Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from June 2 through September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Metra Train lot at the intersection of High Rd. and W. Main St. We have a fantastic list of vendors participating this season. Also on the first Sunday of every month we will have special events and vendors at the market. A special thank you to Cary Farmers Market Committee; Chuck Barrett of Frisch and Barrett Insurance, Joe McVicker of Cary Bank and Trust, Dave and Deb Evans of Evans Carpet Cleaning Plus, and Sue Jensen of Periwinkle Florist.
Promote Your Business at Cary Farmers Markets
The Chamber is offering another opportunity for you to promote your business! Put your advertisement directly in the hands of area residents attending the Cary Farmers Market at the first Sundays of the month throughout the summer by participating as a flyer sponsor. Every first Sunday we will be handing out 100 free shopping bags, filled with promotional items from Chamber members. You may sign up for all four Sundays for $75.00 or one Sunday for $20.00. To reserve a spot for your business, please contact our office at (847) 639-2800.
Fuel the Chamber Raffle Tickets Arriving Soon!
Soon you will be receiving your Fuel the Chamber raffle tickets. Sell your tickets for $5.00 each, return your stubs and money to our office and you may be a winner of cash in one of our side raffles. The side raffle is for Chamber members only and if you sell tickets you are automatically entered for a chance to win $200.00, $100.00 or $50.00. The sooner you sell and return your tickets stubs the greater your chances to win. Be sure and buy some raffle tickets for yourself and be entered into the main drawing.
Cary Grove Chamber 12th Annual Golf Outing
Join the Chamber on Friday, August 23 at Cary Country Club, 2400 Grove Ln., Cary for our annual Chamber Golf Outing. This year our theme will be “Caddyshack!” The cost is $125.00 per golfer or $500.00 for a foursome. The Chamber golf outing is a scramble with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Enjoy golf, breakfast, lunch and camaraderie while supporting the Cary-Grove Food Pantry. Trophies are awarded and a hole in one could win you $10,000 or a car. Prizes will also be awarded for the best “Caddyshack” attire! There are many business advertising opportunities available: Exclusive Hole Sponsors, Tee Sponsors, Cart Sponsors and more! Contact the Chamber office for more information (847) 639-2800.
Sponsors and Vendors Needed for SportsFest 2013
Participate in our most popular family day, SportsFest 2013, a community sports and fitness expo at the Feinberg Court Business District off of Route 14. The event will be held on Sunday, August 18 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. and brings out over 2,000 local families and residents for a day of free activities. Only health and fitness related businesses will be accepted and we have a limit of no more than 4 vendors per category. SportsFest also features booths from our local youth sports clubs, a kid’s obstacle course challenge hosted by New Balance Athletic Shoes CL, free rock climbing for kids, outdoor entertainment, food and more. This is a great opportunity for vendor visibility. The event is open to sports and fitness vendors, however, businesses who commit to a pro or skybox sponsorship can get booth space. For an application form, visit www.carygrovechamber.com or call (847) 639-2800.
Sign Up for Cary Cruise Night Mini Business Expos
Promote your business during our popular Cary Cruise Nights by being a Mini Business Expo vendor. For $50.00 per night, you can set up a table on W. Main Street during Cruise Night and take advantage of connecting with the 500 to 800 people who attend the event each Wednesday evening during the summer. Cruise Night kicks off on Wednesday, June 5. The Mini Business Expos will be held on Wednesdays; June 5 and 19, July 10, and August 7 and 21. Space is limited each night; make your reservations early by contacting the Chamber office.
Cardunal Office Supply SAVE MORE! Program for Chamber Members Only
It pays to be a Cary Grove Chamber member! Cardunal Office Supply offers a Save More Program for Chamber Members Only! Just register for free and you will experience significant savings on the most commonly purchased office supplies. And, as a bonus, 4% of all Chamber member sales will help fund our Chamber Scholarship Fund and other community causes. In addition, when you participate, you can earn gift certificates to a local Hometown Favorite restaurant. Save more with the Cary Grove Chamber and Cardunal Office Supply. Look for the application form on our website at www.carygrovechamber.com.
Introducing Your Chamber in Your Pocket
Now you can 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.
Show Your Chamber Membership Pride
If your business has a website, show your Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce membership pride by placing the Cary Grove Chamber logo on your website. All you need to do is follow this link for the instruction www.carygrovechamber.com/cary-grove-chamber-member-badges.
Studies show chamber membership adds value and credibility to your business in the eyes of the local community. Tell the community you are a chamber member and show your Chamber pride!
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Tuesday, May 14
Multi-Chamber Mixer at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center
8109 S. Route 31, Cary
Saturday, May 18
Miss Cary/Miss Fox River Grove Scholarship Business Pageant
Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Rd., Cary
Tickets $5.00 for Students/Seniors and $10.00 Adults
Tuesday, May 21
Multi-Chamber Mixer at Gary Lang Auto Group
1107 S. IL Rte. 31, McHenry
Thursday, May 23-Lunch and Learn Seminar "Digital Marketing"
Sunday, June 2-Cary Farmers Market Opens
Wednesday, June 5-Cary Cruise Night Opens
Tuesday, June 11-Chamber Mixer at the Cary Country Club
Wednesday, June 19-Noon Shake Up Lunch Mixer at Brunch Cafe
NEWS FROM NETWORK GROUPS:
Cary Grove Referral Network is elated to report that their membership now stands at 22 businesses! Many members shared a snack and conversation with members of the other two networking groups at the Maypole Mixer on Wednesday, May 1. The event was pronounced a success! Future happenings include a craft talk by Jay Cunningham at the Wednesday, May 15 meeting, concerning credit reports and how to read them, strategies to improve that number, and advice on many common concerns such as how long it takes to recover from a financial setback, in terms of credit score time. Their meetings are on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the lower level of Cary Bank and Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. For more information contact Lori Snyder at (847) 462-8881.
Lighthouse Networking Group meets at St. Barnabas Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Rd., Cary every Wednesday morning at 7:45 a.m. For more information contact Ed Hladik of Cardunal Office Supply at (877) 476-5050.
Power Partners of Cary Grove would like to invite all Chamber members to attend their meetings which take place every Thursday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. at Century 21/Sketchbook, 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. For more information contact Ryan Fain of The Mailroom at (815) 344-8400.
Cary Park District Hosts Photo Contest
Memorial Day Vigil to Honor Our Military
The Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois, a non-profit organization, is hosting an event at Lake Julian, Rte. 14, Cary during the weekend of Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. The event is a 48 hour Memorial Day vigil to honor those soldiers who gave their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. There will 320 American flags flown at the event to honor fallen soldiers. An Honor Guard will be posted at the event and names of the deceased will be read every hour. All are invited to attend and there is no admission fee. For additional information, contact Randy Granath at (847) 875-0159 or Mike Feathers at (847) 217-1057.
Sneak Peak of 2012-2013 Season at the Raue Center For The Arts
Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake is pleased to announce a sneak peek of their 2013-2014 Season. Highlights include national acts like Richard Marx on Saturday, June 19, Peter Yarrow’s rescheduled concert on Saturday, July 27 and Ben Vereen on Saturday, September 21. The season also includes Chicago performer Jamie O’Reilly and her musical partner Michael P. Smith with Songs of a Catholic Childhood, Heartache Tonight, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy and much more. Tickets and complete line up are available online at www.rauecenter.org., via the box office or by calling (815) 356-9212.
Events Happening at Three Oaks Assisted Living
There are two events coming up at Three Oaks Assisted Living, 1055 Silver Lake Rd., Cary. The first event is on Tuesday, May 14 and they will present Wounded Warrior: Their Last Battle with presenter Andy Balafas. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation is from 6:00-7:00 pm. The second event is on Thursday, May 16 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. they will host a presentation on Peripheral Artery Disease by Dr. Raja Sharma. For complete information contact, (847) 829-0025.
Sam’s Club to Host Open House
From Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, Sam’s Club, 5670 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake will be hosting an Open House. They are inviting everybody to come in and shop whether you are a member or not. Flyers are available to pick up at the Chamber office.
McHenry County Youth Orchestras Spring Celebration
On Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. the McHenry County Youth Orchestras will be hosting their “Spring Celebration” concert. The musical concert will feature Amy Lian on piano and Iavor Boykov on violin. Tickets can be purchased at Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake or by calling (815) 356-9212. For more information visit www.mcmusic.org.
Summer Reception for Bill Prim for Sheriff
On Friday, May 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 4505 Farmington Ln., Johnsburg; Gary Rabine will be hosting a Summer Reception for Bill Prim for Sheriff. Keynote speaker will be Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point and SOS Liberty. The cost is $45.00 per person, $25.00 for young adults. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. For more information contact, (847) 787-7566 or visit www.primforsheriff.org and click on events tab.
10th Annual GiGi's Playhouse Dash for Down Syndrome
Join GiGi’s Playhouse of McHenry on Sunday, June 9 for their annual 5k Fun Run, 1 Mile Walk and the Dash for Down syndrome taking place at the Arboretum, 100 W. Higgins Rd., South Barrington. Guests and families will also enjoy a DJ, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, food, refreshments, and more! Registration costs are $15.00 per person (under 12), $25.00 per person (until June 7) and $35.00 per person (after June 7). They are also looking for adult, junior high and high school student volunteers to help run the event. For more information visit www.gigisplayhouse.org.
McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office Hosts the Illinois Gaming Board
Veterans Network Committee First Annual Golf Outing
The Veterans Network Committee will be hosting their first annual golf outing on Thursday, July 18 at the Cary County Club, 2400 Grove Ln., Cary. The cost is $90.00 per golfer. The golf outing will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start, followed by a buffet, raffles and prizes. To reserve your spot contact, Mike at (847) 217-1057.
Bloomin' Spring Fundraiser with A Heart for Animals
A Heart for Animals is excited to partner with Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center for a spring fundraiser. Visit their website at www.aheartforanimals.org and print off a flyer to take into Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center, 5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Rte. 176, Crystal Lake and A Heart for Animals will receive 10% of pre-tax sale purchases. A Heart for Animals is a non-profit 501(c) (3) foster based animal rescue and animal welfare organization.
Lake Barrington Field House PreSummer Celebration
On Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lake Barrington Field House, 28156 W. Northpointe Pkwy., Lake Barrington, will be hosting a “Presummer Celebration” for toddlers to age 14. There will be games, obstacle courses, contests, prizes and more. Register early for summer camps and classes and take advantage of discounts available for early registration. For a complete list of all youth sports, instructional classes, adult leagues and summer camps visit www.lakebarringtonfieldhouse.com.
The Honor Flight Movie at Regal Cinema
The Veterans Network Committee is hosting a showing of Honor Flight at the Regal Cinemas in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. There will be a get together at Village Squire Restaurant immediately after the movie at about 8:00 p.m., with a cash bar and complimentary appetizers. The tickets for the movie are $12.00, and they can only be purchased by visiting this website: http://www.tugg.com/events/3668. For more information contact, Randy at (847) 875-0159.
Special Offer Today Only on Wine
Today only at Armanetti Fox River Grove, 925 IL Rte. 22,Fox River Grove, you can purchase bottles of Saracco Moscato D’Asti 2012 for only $10.99, regularly $14.99.
Weekly Specials at Kojak’s
Dollar Dog Day is every Monday with Chicago-style Hot Dogs for $1.00 each, Beefy Tuesday with 1.00 Off Kojak's signature Italian beef sandwich or their Beef Mega Meal #4, and Hump Day Buffalo Wings are every Wednesday offering .70 crispy Buffalo wings. Kojak’s is located at 130 Crystal St., Cary.
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