September 2017 Publication by: McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
STARTING LOCATION: McHenry Savings Bank Parking Lot on Green Streett FINISHING LOCATION: Bulldog Ale House, 1501 State Rte. 31, McHenry
2017 Annual Sponsors
This is scavenger hunt for families! A great way to spend family time navigating you way through the McHenry area, solving clues, doing fun tasks and then joining for a great dinner and prizes at the Bulldog Ale House.
Kay’s View: What is Manufacturing Day?
Board of Directors Officers: Chairman of the Board, Denny Norton, Jr. Performance Unlimited, Inc. Vice Chairman, Mike Mrachek - Epic Cycle and Fitness 2nd Vice Chairman, David Lammers - Edward Jones Treasurer, Anita Camara - Porte Brown, LLC Corporate Secretary, Linda Showens Artistic Embroidery Creations Past Chairman of the Board, Adam Diamond Diamond & LeSueur P.C.
Directors: Justin Arendt - 3 GM Consulting & X-Tek LLC Cris Bimbi - Cris Bimbi State Farm Insurance Agency Jennifer Gibson - Zukowski, Rogers, Flood, & McArdle Jack Becherer - Mercyhealth Sharmella Harris - Scot Forge Company Nancy Henningfield - First Midwest Bank Kristina Hosticka - Hosticka Assurance Group Rick Huber - McHenry Savings Bank Becky Kirchner - Re/Max Plaza-Becky Kirchner Dave Lawson - McHenry High School District #156 Sue Miller - Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell Amy Moerschbaecher - Centegra Health System Derik Morefield - City of McHenry Jon Petersen - Natural Therapy Wellness Center Jeff Pittman - The Chapel Meredith Schaefer - Northwest Herald Mark Schlagel - Home State Bank Sande Sherman - FirstLight HomeCare Bonnie Voigt - Medela, Inc. Jason Weisenberger - Meijer
Kay Rial Bates, President Molly Ostap, Events Director Kathy Pengilly, Accounts Manager Frank Hosticka, Membership Director
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Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing supported by industry sponsors, fabricators and manufacturer associations. The purpose of this event is to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October——any day can be a Manufacturing Day. The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce became inspired to work with our McHenry County local manufactures and trades in 2016, McHenry County Workforce Network and the City of McHenry and Crystal Lake and McHenry School Districts 155 and 156 to determine the best way to expose future generations to the opportunities of going directly from high school into manufacturing or trades. McHenry Area Chamber’s Manufacturing Committee is kicking off the celebration with an EXPO produced by Carl Vallianatos of McHenry School District 156 and Doug Martin of the City of McHenry on September 27th. The EXPO will be held at McHenry High School’s East Campus to showcase to students and parents residing in McHenry County career opportunities in the trades and manufacturing. Not only will students be able to positively view 40 different McHenry County businesses as potential employers but those with parents have an extra incentive to gain multiple raffle tickets. Hours for the EXPO are 6 to 8 pm at the East Campus Gym, 1012 N. Green Street. All high school students throughout McHenry County are encouraged to attend.
McHenry Chamber Celebrates Manufacturing and Trades Manufacturing Expo September 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McHenry High School’s East Campus Second Annual Manufacturing Trade and Industry Expo (MTI) featuring more than 30 manufacturers; trade and industry organizations throughout McHenry County.
McHenry County College to Host Multi-Chamber Mixer Sept. 26 Help McHenry County College (MCC) celebrate 50 years of education in McHenry County at a Multi-Chamber Mixer, from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday,Sept. 26 in the MCC Cafeteria/Commons area, located in Building B. The college is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. Attendees are encouraged to park in lots B or D for the easiest access to the event. Area chamber members will have an opportunity to view MCC’s walking time line to learn about the college’s progress during the past half century and tour the facilities and classroom/lab spaces. Visitors can also learn about MCC’s latest programs and projects, including workforce and career education and the new Liebman Science Center for STEM education, which is set to open in 2018. Food and refreshment will be provided by the MCC Culinary Program. For more information, contact: Christina Haggerty at [email protected]
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Phone: 815-385-1120 www.portebrown.com
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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor humanitarians and community leaders, age 60 or older, who have significantly impacted the greater McHenry area through their work accomplishments or efforts as a volunteer or mentor.
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm Location: McHenry Country Club (820 N. John Street, McHenry) Cost: $25/person Menu: Your choice of Asiago Chicken or Stuffed Flank Steak (served with mixed garden salad, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, bread and butter, apple crisp a la mode, iced tea, lemonade, and coffee)
2017 Honorees: Chris Cardamone Victor Freund Alice Howenstine Josephine O’Hara Bob Rook
Donna Schaefer Wayne Seely Ted Stilling Donald Truckenbrod Marilyn Truckenbrod
Great networking Opportunities
ChiroOne introduces Chiropractor Dr. Michael Socha to chamber members and the community
Great mixer at Keys Martial Arts Academy. Jerry and Diane Key thanked by Chamber Chairman, Denny Norton and Frank Hosticka
Binneys wine tasting by Binneys manager Lora Kott
Crowd gathers at Men of Monday Night Football Kickoff
For $25 in bonus bucks, guess who’s husband is kissing Stacey Brown, Colonial Insurance at Kickoff
Kudos to Naimesh Upadhyaya, Dunkin Donuts for helping with the building of McHenry’s Safety Town, Naimesh is thanked by Mayor Jett.
Robin Doeden, Executive Director of McHenry County Foundation, explains the foundation’s purpose to September attendees
Bring out your business cards and your best "happy to meet you" smile & take advantage of the Mixers showcasing some of the best networking of the season.
MKE PASSENGER TRAFFIC INCREASES FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH New nonstop flights from Delta, Alaska help drive June numbers forward
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) increased more than 3.2% in June. June passenger traffic was 630,740, up from 611,001 in June of last year. New flights from Delta Air Lines (to Seattle and Boston), Alaska Airlines (to Portland, Oregon) and Volaris (to Guadalajara, Mexico) helped propel the June numbers higher. “As more travelers choose to ‘fly local’ and use MKE, more airlines are adding service here,” County Executive Chris Abele said. “In fact, we have announced new nonstop service to ten new markets in the last year, and that trend will likely continue if more travelers choose our hometown airport.” New nonstop destinations added to the MKE route map in the last year:
Alaska – Portland, Oregon Allegiant – Mesa, Arizona Allegiant – Punta Gorda, Florida Allegiant – Sanford, Florida Allegiant – St. Petersburg, Florida
Delta – Salt Lake City Frontier – Miami, Florida Southwest – Houston (Hobby) Southwest – Nashville Volaris – Guadalajara, Mexico
MKE offers nonstop flights to 47 destinations coast-to-coast – many on full-size mainline aircraft – and 160 international destinations are available from Milwaukee with just one connection. MKE is served by Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, OneJet, Southwest, United, and Volaris. The complete list of nonstop cities can be found at www.mitchellairport.com.
The McHenry County Community Foundation Awards $330,000 in Grants to 34 Local Nonprofits at August 2017 Ceremony The McHenry County Community Foundation has helped strengthen the mission of nearly three dozen local nonprofits after distributing grants totaling $330,000 during its bi-annual Grants Luncheon held August 22, 2017 at Boulder Ridge Country Club, Lake in The Hills, Illinois. Representatives of 34 health and human services organizations serving the citizens of McHenry County were awarded the funds. The Foundation has distributed $1.2 million each year, for the past three years to more than 70 organizations whose missions include:
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Protecting the human services safety net for those hardest hit by the economy Developing new audiences to sustain our county’s arts and education organizations Improving conditions for healthy and active lifestyles.
The McHenry County Community Foundation distributes funds to Health and Human Services organizations in the early fall and awards Arts, Education, Environment and Economic Opportunity grants in the spring. For a list of this fall’s recipients, please visit www.mccfdn.org. Local nonprofits interested in applying for funds should visit www.mccfdn.org or call Margaret Miller at 815.338.GIVE (4483). McHenry County residents seeking to make a difference locally by contributing to The McHenry County Community Foundation can contact Robin Doeden at [email protected]
or call 815.338.GIVE (4483) or visit www.mccfdn.org.
Ribbon Cutting Ribbon Cutting Addison’s Steakhouse Congratulations to Jon and Briana Descher on the opening of Addison’s Steakhouse in McHenry. Joining the celebration were family members, chamber ambassadors, City officials and Mayor Wayne Jett cutting the ribbon. Addison’s Steakhouse is located at 335 Front Street in McHenry.
United Way of Greater McHenry County announces that Crystal Lake native, Jeff DeHaan, will chair the 20172018 campaign for McHenry County. The 51st annual campaign officially kicks off on September 13th with a breakfast rally, followed by a year of events and activities at local businesses that support the nonprofit’s mission. United Way of Greater McHenry County helped over 91,900 people last year through their mission and has raised over $52 million for McHenry County in the last 50 years. “I’m excited and energized to take on the role of campaign chair this year, and look forward to being able to directly impact those in need in our county. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful community, filled with compassionate and caring individuals wanting to help their neighbors in need,” said DeHaan. “United Way plays a critical role in allocating those generous donations to the areas most in need, and then monitoring those donations to be sure they are being used to benefit our local community members. We all know that the state’s budget crisis has put a major stress on many of our community’s nonprofits. It’s never been more important to give where you live than it is today, and I’m honored to be able to help play a role in that.” DeHaan, an active member of the community, is a Senior Wealth Advisor and Chief Compliance Officer of Clearwater Capital Partners based in Hoffmann Estates. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater McHenry County since 2013, where he served on several committees before taking on this role. DeHaan is the Treasurer for Crime Stoppers for Greater McHenry County, is active with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Leadership Greater McHenry County class of 2015. As a result of his community involvement, leadership and professional accomplishments,DeHaan was named one of McHenry County’s Best Under 40 by the McHenry County Business Journal in 2013. DeHaan is the latest in a long line of leaders who have steered the United Way of Greater McHenry County campaign. Most recently, Peter Murray, Charter Dura-Bar chaired from 2015-2017 and Jennifer Johnson, Exemplar Financial, and Sandy Keck chaired in 20142015. United Way of Greater McHenry County is a nonprofit organization that focuses on raising awareness and funds for 30 local health and human service agencies in the areas of health, financial stability and education. For more information on United Way of Greater McHenry County, visit www.uwmchenry.org or call the McHenry office at (815) 363-1377.
RAIN OR SHINE
NEW TO THIS YEAR’S EVENT
We look forward to seeing you there!
Featuring Certified Instructors
Nose Work Mini Training Sessions
In Partnership with
“ADOPT, DON’T SHOP” RESCUE EVENT
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH 11:00AM - 2:00PM McBark Dog Park 2500 N Richmond Road McHenry, IL
K9s4U, Hoof Woof & Meow Rescue, Wagging Hearts, Love Hope Believe Galgo, Helping Paws, Young At Heart Senior Rescue, On Angels Wings, and The Paw Place.
Crystal’s Canine Designs, Carole’s Dog Pulls, Treat Diva, Reese’s Barkery, Mimi’s All Natural Pet Treats, Jackie Limosani Reiki/Massage, Camp Bow Wow, Ma and Paw’s Fundraising, Gypsy Glen K9 Kastle, Thomas’ Tails, Petco, Nature’s Feed, and Animal Outreach.
If you wish to bring your dog to this event, please remember your rabies tag/certification. No toys are allowed in the park. Thank you!
BBQ Bacon Chicken Kabobs Recipe Ingredients • 1½ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes • 2/3 cup Smoky Bacon BBQ Sauce ,divided • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces • 12-16 ounces fresh pineapple chunks • 1 (2.52 ounce) package fully cooked bacon, halved • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges • 10-12 (12-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes Directions 1. Combine chicken, ½ cup Smoky Bacon BBQ Sauce and Rustic Herb Seasoning in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well; toss to coat. Refrigerate several hours or up to overnight. 2. Prepare grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard bag with marinade. Thread chicken, green pepper, pineapple, bacon and onion on skewers in desired pattern. 3. Place skewers on grill. Grill, turning once, until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F; on an instant-read food thermometer, 8-9 minutes, brushing with remaining ⅓ cup Smoky Bacon BBQ Sauce the last few minutes. Salt and pepper as desired. Makes 6 servings.
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Paradise Financial Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Haase to their growing team of financial professionals. Bill comes to Paradise Financial Partners with twenty years of experience in Chicago’s trading pits working in stocks, stock options, and futures. Bill’s professionalism and access to a wide variety of products and services help his clients meet their financial goals, estate preservation and insurance needs. Whether preparing for milestone life events such as college education, retirement preservation or simply looking for life, disability income or long-term care insurance protection Bill provides a high level of attention, insight and capability. He is truly great addition to our team. Founded in 2004, Paradise Financial Partners is a privately-owned financial services agency that helps individuals, businesses, self-employed individuals and independent contractors protect and pursue their highest and most important financial goals. We focus on designing custom, cash value life insurance strategies, and custom financial strategies that are purpose and value driven. The Paradise Financial Partners office can be reached by phone at 815-363-1117 and just opened their new office at 2400-A Johnsburg Rd. in Johnsburg, IL 60051. Contact Lisa Welch, Paradise Financial Partners’ office manager, [email protected]
to schedule an appointment for a nocost, no-obligation review of your financial goals to help you create a financial strategy that takes a holistic approach to balance investments, retirement income strategies, and protection. Securities offered through OneAmerica Securities, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA, SIPC. Paradise Financial Partners is not an affiliate of OneAmerica Securities and is not a broker dealer or Registered Investment Advisor. Madeline Parisi & Associates LLC’s (MPA) is pleased to be officially registered as a Women Business Entity (WBE). This recognition allows Madeline Parisi & Associates the opportunity to submit proposals for federally funded and SBA-directed programs. MPA submitted the first bid in June 2017. MPA started in late 2013 with the primary goal of helping businesses identify and recognize pain points, and to provide business training solutions that help individuals and teams improve performance, and ultimately increase ROI. With organizations beginning to strategically assess and budget for 2018, Madeline Parisi & Associates is available to discuss how we can help you benefit from our broad network and experience. For more information visit www.madelineparisi.comor contact Madeline Parisi at 312-550-3476.
Networking Mixer & Fundraiser for FISH Food Pantry Suggested donation at the door of one non-perishable food item
Tuesday, October 17th 5-7 PM McHenry Moose Lodge 3535 N. Richmond Rd, Johnsburg There will be raffle tickets available to win amazing prizes such as: iPad Mini, Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, In-Home Wine Tasting, Bluetooth Speaker, Gift Cards & M U C H M O R E
What’s Up Members? Mixers (5-7pm) September 12th Paradise Financial Partners 2400 A Johnsburg Road September 19th Stucky’s Bar and Grill 4000 N. Johnsburg Road September 26th McHenry County College Joint Mixer Café’ Commons 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake October 3rd MCI at Artistic Embroidery 5203 Home Street October 10th Grandma’s Wine Bar and Deli 28924 W. Route 120 Visit a Referral Group
Saturday, September 16th
Never Eat Alones
Check out what the McHenry Area Chamber at www.mchenrychamber.com and see what we can do to Help Your Business Grow!
Business Professional? Entrepreneurial? On the South Side of 40? Join the Chamber’s Young Professional Group. Our YP’s meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month and are looking for people just like
Next meeting will be: September 13th 5:30-6:30pm at
Wave Bar 3309 N. Chapel Hill Rd, Johnsburg
Presented by: Elizabeth McGrath, Internationally-Recognized Management Consultant TOPIC: Effecting Change One Conversation at a Time DATE: Wednesday, September 20
Get the chamber working for you!
(Women’s Interactive Network Group)
Swag bag, bottle of wine, wine glass, entertainment, shopping and fun are all in store for you. Tickets are $35
Each member is entitled to two visits to every group. Contact Frank at 815-385-4300 or [email protected]
to schedule a visit.
Next Discover the Chamber is October 4th at 5 pm and October 6th at 7:30 am in the Chamber Office. Contact Frank at 815385-4300 or [email protected]
as to which day you can attend.
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Great networking opportunities along with an exceptional lunch. How can a member lose by attending?
October 6th Café’ 31 North
TIME: 11:30 am to 11:45 am ~ Networking 11:45 am to 1:15 pm ~ Lunch & Program LOCATION: McHenry Country Club COST: $25 Chamber Members ~ $30 Non-Members Register at www.mchenrychamber.com
Bring your Lunch n Learn Chamber Office, 1257 N. Green St. Wednesday, September 27th 11:45-1:00
Wednesday, October 4th 11:45-1:00
Presented by Diane Logsdon, The Logsdon Group
Presented by Traci Emond, Cherry Creek Mortgage