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Opinion

Althoff: Busy spring in store for Lisle Chamber

Community voice

Tom Althoff is president and CEO of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tom Althoff is president and CEO of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce.

We are finally entering into the season where outdoor activity is possible without multiple clothing layers. It is great to see the daffodils in bloom again. Be sure to check out the Morton Arboretum for their extensive display.

Our next chamber luncheon will be held tomorrow on April 17 at the Hyatt Lisle. Our speakers include Lisle’s new police chief, Dave Anderson, who will describe a new program he is instituting, which will allow volunteers from the community to assist the Lisle Police Department.

This community service program will enlist local residents to assist in policing duties on a volunteer basis. After being trained, they will be able to help with crowd and traffic control at various community events such as parades, festivals, and 5K/10K races, and other sporting events. It is an exciting new opportunity for our residents to get involved and it will result in a savings to various organizations who contract with the police department for assistance with various events.

Our other speaker will be from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District.

In addition, there will be a short presentation from Pete Meyer, coach of the reigning Class A state champion high school baseball team, the Lisle Lions. Coach Meyer will be speaking about a campaign to raise funds for improvements at the varsity baseball field in Lisle.

The following week, GC Realty on Main Street in downtown Lisle will be hosting  Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. April 23. Finally, on April 30, a group of Lisle Chamber representatives will be visiting Springfield for Employer Action Day in conjunction with the Illinois Chamber.

So, I hope we can enjoy the change in weather and best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Easter season!  

Tom Althoff is the president and CEO of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce

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