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Carpanzano: Home Based Biz Expo to showcase small businesses

The Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to promote and support the growth and development of the local business community. 

Within our very eclectic business community are small and home-based businesses.  Small businesses are the backbone of the economy. 

For that reason, we are hosting a Home Based Business Expo on Nov. 23.

This expo will allow the greater Bolingbrook community to learn about the businesses that don’t have a brick and mortar building in town, but are still vital to commerce and the success of our local economy.

The Home Based Business Expo on Nov. 23 is being held at the Bolingbrook Community Center, 201 Canterbury Lane) from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free to attend.

The entire Bolingbrook community is welcome to visit to learn about businesses you may not know are right here in town. Refreshments will be served and no formal registration is required to attend – simply walk-in.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the home-based business expo, please contact the chamber office. 

Also, if you are thinking about starting your own business, we will be hosting a Lunch-N-Learn just prior to the expo beginning at 11:30 a.m. At this Lunch-N-Learn, we will provide you with the resources and steps you need to take to begin this endeavor.  Registration for the Lunch-N-Learn “Resource Fair” can also be facilitated by contacting the chamber office.

Among our nearly 600 members is a mix of commercial, retail, industrial, and home-based businesses; medical, governmental, and educational entities; as well as churches and not-for-profit service and social organizations. We welcome you to consider joining our chamber so we can help connect you to the Bolingbrook community and be your advocate. 

We can be reached by phone at 630-226-8420 or via email at 

If you want to make sure you stay informed of upcoming events, as well as promotions and specials from local businesses, please text the word “Bolingbrook” to 22828. Or, you can always stay up-to-date with
our calendar of events on our website,

Michael Carpanzano is president/CEO of the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce.

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