Events for May 2021
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
May 4    Chamber Champions

Scot Lightbody, Committee Chair
Hearing Specialists of DuPage, P.C.
scottlightbody@att.net
(630) 580-5777
 
Date: May 4, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom 
Date/Time Details: Every First Tuesday of the Month
3:30pm
May 5    An Introduction to Fresh Ideas: A Mentoring Program for Wheaton Chamber Members
Share and learn as part of “Fresh Ideas,” a new Mentoring Program for Wheaton Chamber Members (Class #2)
 
Please join us for:
An Introduction to “Fresh Ideas: A Mentoring Program for Wheaton Chamber Members”
via Zoom at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2020


We were more than thrilled when 16 Wheaton Chamber members signed up for Class #1 of "Fresh Ideas: A Mentoring Program for Wheaton Chamber Members." Now we're signing folks up for Class #2, which begins in June. But first, we're offering this Introduction to Fresh Ideas at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5.
 
Here's what our mentees are saying about the program:
 
"You feel like you have an ally, that you're not alone."
 
"This gives me someone to turn to who has objectivity, someone committed to that time together to discuss what's important to me and my business."
 
"This gives me a different set of eyes on my business. She encouraged me to explore partnerships, and that's working..."
 
"[The value is in] the connection, someone else to call. I've had some big projects this year and my mentor is helping me learn how to say, 'No.'"
 
And here are a few insights from our mentors:
 
"I'm grateful to have this as an opportunity to stay connected."
 
"Love that the program is structured--that's invaluable!"
 
"When my mentor needed things I couldn't help with, I brought in someone who could..."
 
Please join us for an Introduction to Fresh Ideas which will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 5, via Zoom. Come learn more from those who have been in the program, and hear about how mentoring, or being mentored, can be an asset to you, your business & career. If you're ready to sign up, here are the mentor or mentee applications 

Learn more about the details of the program before making a commitment.

Watch the Class #1 introduction VIDEO HERE

Email us at president@wheatonchamber.com
or call us at 630-668-6464
 
Mentor Application CLICK HERE
Mentee Application CLICK HERE

 
This program brought to you by the Ambassadors Club of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce



 
Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EMail: president@wheatonchamber.com
May 7    Virtual "Office Hours"
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Staff hosts Office Hours every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom.  Drop in for a few minutes or the full hour--we'd love to see you!

Join Zoom Meeting

Office Hours is a way for you to "drop in" to say hello, ask questions of the staff and get your voice heard. This will be yet another way for members to connect with other members.
 
Date: May 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
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May 11    Finance Committee Meeting
Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May 11    Arts & Sports Tourism Committee
Committee Chair
Mike Dyer, Edward Jones
mike.dyer@edwardjones.com
(630) 836-8988
 
Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date/Time Details: 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
May 11    College: Expensive Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The college selection process is an important one. It can be one of the biggest financial decisions any of us will make. 

Join Fairhaven Wealth Management to get an “Insider's” look at how the college tuition process works. 

Learn about financial aid jargon, how to decipher financial aid offer letters and how to negotiate a better deal (yes, you can do that!). 

Empowered with this information, you will learn a new process; how to identify better options, take on less debt and be more confident.

Don’t be intimidated (or fooled) by the ivy-covered walls. Reserve your spot today!

Register Today
 

 
Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.fairhavenwealth.com
Location: via zoom
EMail: dwilson@fairhavenw.com
May 14    Not For Profit Network Meeting
You are invited to attend:

Volunor or Donoteer - Which Came First? 
Shefali Trivedi - Executive Director, Giving DuPage


What is the nexus of volunteers and donors? What does the data say about these intersecting philanthropic circles? Learn how your organization can connect the critical link between both worlds and how to capitalize on potentially missed opportunities. Attendees will also receive a checklist to convert volunteers to donors through an intentional strategy. 

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Sharing
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Presentation

Friday, May 14 at 8:00 a.m

Please register to receive your Zoom link or see below

NFP Chairpersons:
Sherry Manschott - Western DuPage Special Recreation Associaton
sherrym@wdsra.com

Anne O'Dell - H.O.M.E. DuPage, Inc.
anne@homedupage.org

Topic: Not for Profit Committee Meeting
Time: May 14, 2021 08:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Date: May 14, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
May 14    Virtual "Office Hours"
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Staff hosts Office Hours every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom.  Drop in for a few minutes or the full hour--we'd love to see you!

Join Zoom Meeting

Office Hours is a way for you to "drop in" to say hello, ask questions of the staff and get your voice heard. This will be yet another way for members to connect with other members.
 
Date: May 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
Location: Join Zoom Meeting
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EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
May 14    Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale's Virtual Spring Concert
Please join the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale for their Virtual Spring Concert

"Season of Hope"

hosted on the GWEC YouTube Channel

(Available on demand after that date)
 
Date: May 14, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: https://gewchorale.org/
Location: Visit our website at https://gewchorale.org/ for the concert link.
May 20    May Virtual Monthly Luncheon
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce invites you to: 

"Workplace 2021: What You Need to Know"

Scott Pointner of Rathje Woodward, LLC, will moderate “Workplace 2021,” the impact of COVID-19 on employment law, insurance, and liability.

Panelists include:
Emily Shupe, Rathje Woodward, LLC,
Brian LaFratta, Huck Bouma, P.C.,
Steve Johnson, Langhenry, Gillen, Lundquist & Johnson, LLC, and
Mark Schmidt, Schmidt & Barbrow, P.C.

 

 

Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-members

A scholarship is available to members who, due to the impact of COVID-19, cannot pay. Please contact Vickie Austin, President/CEO. 
 




 
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: via Zoom
(Link will be provided once our guests have registered)
EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
Date/Time Details: 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. -- Program
1:15 to 1:30 p.m. -- Networking
Fees/Admission: Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-members
May 20    Economic Development Committee Meeting
Jeff McMahon - Committee Chair
Grand Ridge National Bank
(630) 580-1407
jeff.mcmahon@grnbank.com
 
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Via Zoom
EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
May 20    "Homage to Frida" VIP Art Reception
The Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibition is coming at last. We can't wait until the doors open June 5 at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the McAninch Arts Center ("the MAC") on the campus of the College of DuPage, opening us to the world of Frida.
 
Until then, our Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Arts & Sports Tourism Committee is hosting "Homage to Frida," a collection of artwork here at the Wheaton Chamber featuring local artists. With help from the curators from the Burning Bush Gallery at Gary UMC, we've installed an exhibition that honors Frida in each artist's own way.
 
The Chamber will be open for "Homage to Frida" on the following evenings:
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, in celebration of "Frida Fridays" hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association
 
Out of a concern for safety, we are offering two "waves" of opportunities for guests each evening (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) with a limit of 10 guests per wave. Please register to reserve your time slot. Due to our small space, we will ask our guests to wear masks.

 
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
Location: Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
108 E. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL  60187
Contact: Vickie Austin or Doris Barrera
EMail: president@wheatonchamber.com
May 20     DuPage Credit Union Free Home Financing Webinar

DuPage Credit Union invites the community to attend its free Home Financing Webinar at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20th.
 
This webinar is intended for those who are thinking about or preparing to purchase a home. During the event, the Credit Union’s Five-Star Mortgage Professional award-winning Residential Lending Sales Manager Nora Hickey will answer questions on topics such as:
 
  • Why should I buy instead of rent?
  • How much home can I afford?
  • Do I need private mortgage insurance (PMI)?
  • What are my loan options?
  • What should I expect during the mortgage process?
  • Plus more – including a special offer for those in attendance
 
Reserve your spot by May 17th at dupagecu.com or call 800-323-2611.
 


About DuPage Credit Union
DuPage Credit Union is more than just a bank we’re a member-owned financial institution united by a common spirit. As a not-for-profit credit union with more than 39,000 Members, we’re energized to create memorable banking experiences to help with life’s events, big and small. We offer financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties; or attends school in DuPage County. To learn more about DuPage Credit Union, visit dupagecu.com, call or stop by a Branch Office. Deposits are insured to $250,000 per account by American Share Insurance. By Members' Choice this institution is not federally insured. DuPage Credit Union is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. NMLS #445096. DuPage Credit Union…banking inspired™.

Contact: Tamara McQueen

Marketing Associate
DuPage Credit Union
630-428-3440 ext 3068
 
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Reserve your spot by May 17th at dupagecu.com or call 800-323-2611.
May 20    "Homage to Frida" VIP Art Reception
The Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibition is coming at last. We can't wait until the doors open June 5 at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the McAninch Arts Center ("the MAC") on the campus of the College of DuPage, opening us to the world of Frida.
 
Until then, our Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Arts & Sports Tourism Committee is hosting "Homage to Frida," a collection of artwork here at the Wheaton Chamber featuring local artists. With help from the curators from the Burning Bush Gallery at Gary UMC, we've installed an exhibition that honors Frida in each artist's own way.
 
The Chamber will be open for "Homage to Frida" on the following evenings:
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, in celebration of "Frida Fridays" hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association
 
Out of a concern for safety, we are offering two "waves" of opportunities for guests each evening (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) with a limit of 10 guests per wave. Please register to reserve your time slot. Due to our small space, we will ask our guests to wear masks.
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
Location: Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
108 E. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL  60187
Contact: Vickie Austin or Doris Barrera
EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
May 21    Virtual "Office Hours"
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Staff hosts Office Hours every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom.  Drop in for a few minutes or the full hour--we'd love to see you!

Join Zoom Meeting

Office Hours is a way for you to "drop in" to say hello, ask questions of the staff and get your voice heard. This will be yet another way for members to connect with other members.
 
Date: May 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
Location: Join Zoom Meeting
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EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
May 25    Women In Business Committee Meeting: Brigit Briddle-Huyvaert Tells Her Story
Speaker:  Brigit Briddle-Huyvaert, Chairwoman, WIB Committee

Having lost her mother at age 13 and her father at 21, Brigit learned early on to not take your time with people for granted and to live your life out loud!  Also, create as many wonder life experiences as possible and positive conversations with friends and family.  Brigit grew up in an entrepreneurial family and learned early on you may wear many hats as a business owner.  Brigit graduated from MacMurry College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, in addition she had a passion for the theater and at one time thought that would be her life plan. 

Brigit was introduced to Mary Kay, Inc. and was mentored by one of the top executives in her company.  She has coached thousands of women over 35 years, helping them achieve their dreams and goals.  "Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see a woman go to the top while balancing a family."  In addition to coaching women in her Mary Kay business, she coaches others in their business endeavors. 

Join WIB May 25th and hear her story, how she stays motivated, and continues to set higher goals.


Women who are members of this committee place great value on the relationships they develop with other businesswomen. Because of those relationships they accomplish great things together and grow their business while also developing professionally. 

There are opportunities to:
Expand your network to include more Chamber members, especially women, and connect with Women In Business groups in neig
hboring chambers.
Develop relationships with other businesses as you learn more about them
Make connections and promote partnerships between Chamber members
Contribute to the development of programs and events which focus on the particular needs and interests of women in business. 


Women in Business meet at 8:30 am on the 4th Tuesday of each month via zoom
Date: May 25, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Via zoom.  Link will be sent upon registration.
Contact: Amanda Sirvatka
EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
Date/Time Details: 4th Tuesday of the Month
8:30 AM
Fees/Admission: Free    
May 26    Members Matter: Orientation for New and Current Members
Whether you are new or a seasoned member of the Chamber, you may wonder if you're aware of everything Chamber membership has to offer you and your business. During this time of stress and change, we want to make sure you are maximizing your membership. Come join us for "Members Matter: Orientation for New and Existing Members"

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Via Zoom

 
During this one-hour overview of Chamber benefits, you'll learn:
  • How to elevate the visibility of you and your business through the Chamber
  • How to leverage your business listing in our powerful membership database
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Ways to build referral relationships
  • How other Chamber members have grown their businesses through Chamber connections
 
All are welcome to virtual Members Matter

Please register to receive your Zoom link
Date: May 26, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
May 27    Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Conference Room
108 E. Wesley Street
May 27    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
Committee Chair
Dr. Joshua Lederman, D.C.
Lederman Chiropractic and Sports Medicine
info@ledermanchiropractic.com
(630) 510-0080
 
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: via zoom
May 27    "Homage to Frida" VIP Art Reception
The Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibition is coming at last. We can't wait until the doors open June 5 at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the McAninch Arts Center ("the MAC") on the campus of the College of DuPage, opening us to the world of Frida.
 
Until then, our Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Arts & Sports Tourism Committee is hosting "Homage to Frida," a collection of artwork here at the Wheaton Chamber featuring local artists. With help from the curators from the Burning Bush Gallery at Gary UMC, we've installed an exhibition that honors Frida in each artist's own way.
 
The Chamber will be open for "Homage to Frida" on the following evenings:
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, in celebration of "Frida Fridays" hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association
 
Out of a concern for safety, we are offering two "waves" of opportunities for guests each evening (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) with a limit of 10 guests per wave. Please register to reserve your time slot. Due to our small space, we will ask our guests to wear masks.
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
Location: Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
108 E. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL  60187
Contact: Vickie Austin or Doris Barrera
EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
May 27    "Homage to Frida" VIP Art Reception
The Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibition is coming at last. We can't wait until the doors open June 5 at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the McAninch Arts Center ("the MAC") on the campus of the College of DuPage, opening us to the world of Frida.
 
Until then, our Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Arts & Sports Tourism Committee is hosting "Homage to Frida," a collection of artwork here at the Wheaton Chamber featuring local artists. With help from the curators from the Burning Bush Gallery at Gary UMC, we've installed an exhibition that honors Frida in each artist's own way.
 
The Chamber will be open for "Homage to Frida" on the following evenings:
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, in celebration of "Frida Fridays" hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association
 
Out of a concern for safety, we are offering two "waves" of opportunities for guests each evening (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) with a limit of 10 guests per wave. Please register to reserve your time slot. Due to our small space, we will ask our guests to wear masks.
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
Location: Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
108 E. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL  60187
Contact: Vickie Austin or Doris Barrera
EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com
May 28    Virtual "Office Hours"
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Staff hosts Office Hours every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom.  Drop in for a few minutes or the full hour--we'd love to see you!

Join Zoom Meeting

Office Hours is a way for you to "drop in" to say hello, ask questions of the staff and get your voice heard. This will be yet another way for members to connect with other members.
 
Date: May 28, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website: http://www.wheatonchamber.com
Location: Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 886 1818 6445
Passcode: 715122
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EMail: events@wheatonchamber.com