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Bernadette LaRocca: Addison Chamber offers upcoming events

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013 10:25 a.m. CDT

The Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry has many exciting events coming up in the next few months. Our board members, committees and staff have been working hard to continue to find events and opportunities to assist our business community and serve our area residents.

On Thursday, April 18, our next monthly luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Addison Hilton Garden Inn. Our guest speakers, Deputy Fire Chief Joe Leone with Fire Marshal Michael Toika, and Director of Police Tim Hayden with Sgt. Sean Gilhooley, will discuss information and updates on safety and security. Reservations are required by April 10.

On Tuesday, April 30, the top 30 Addison Trail High School 2013 graduates will be honored during our Annual Student Honors Banquet at Medinah Shrine Center. The students, who are invited to attend as guests of Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry members, are recognized for their academics and accomplishments. Our annual scholarship presentation is made at this event as well.

Thanks to the generosity of ACCI members and through fundraising events throughout the year, our annual scholarships have been possible. The scholarship is open to all Addison Trail High School 2013 graduates. Applications, which are available at the school, must be submitted to the ACCI office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19.

We are currently seeking sponsors and exhibitors for our first Wedding & Special Event EXPO, to be held at Alta Villa Banquets, a platinum sponsor, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19. The event will include exhibitors who provide services for weddings, anniversaries, baby and wedding showers, graduations, prom, birthdays, whatever your upcoming celebration might be.

Wedding and formal apparel, florists, photographers and more will be included in the exhibits. Prospective exhibitors and sponsors are invited to contact the ACCI office for more specifics on sponsorship and exhibit space costs. The number of available exhibit spaces is limited. The expo is open to the public with no admittance fee.

For more information about any of the above upcoming events, future events or becoming a member of the Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, please contact us by calling 630-543-4300, emailing addisonchamber@sbcgolbal.net or by mailing letters to: Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 777 W. Army Trail Road, Suite D, Addison, IL 60101.

Bernadette “Dee” LaRocca is executive director of the Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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