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Elburn Chamber elects Business and Member of the Year

ELBURN—Every year at its Winter Dinner, the Elburn Chamber of Commerce elects a Member and Business of the year.

This year, the Member of the Year award went to Kristen Damolaris from American Bank & Trust.

“Kristen went above and beyond in serving the chamber,” said Cindy Gurke, the chamber office administrator. “All Kristen’s time was volunteered in order to help the community.”

The Business of the Year Award went to the Elburn Countryside Community Center, which also has shown a great deal of support for our community, Gurke said.

This year, the Winter Dinner and Silent Auction raised enough for two $1,000 scholarships.

“Hughes Creek Golf Club did a great job in hosting this event on March 10,” Gurke said. “All items that were in the silent auction were generously donated by our chamber and community members. Without them, this event could not have been possible.”

The Elburn Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank the Winter Dinner Committee, headed by Damolaris, Carrie Murphy, Annette Theobald and Leslie Flint, for all their hard work, Gurke said.

Letter: Elburn Chamber thanks Lions Club for Pork Chop Dinner

The Elburn Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a great thank you to the Lion’s Club for the wonderful pork chop dinner provided to our community.

We would also like to thank all the residents who purchased tickets for the fundraisers, the volunteers who helped make this happen and, of course, all the chamber businesses who sold tickets for this fundraiser. Because of the generous support of many businesses, the chamber was able to donate 20 tickets for meals to the Elburn Food Pantry. Thank you, everyone.

Cindy Gurke
Elburn Chamber of Commerce

Letter: Elburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll

The Elburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll was a great success with over 1600 people participating. We would like to thank all the businesses who helped make this happen.

A special thanks goes out to the following businesses who donated the prizes for the scavenger hunt: Mardi Gras Lanes, Los Rancheros Mexican Restaurant, Old Second Bank, DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, China Garden (Wasco), Luau Coffee, China Garden (Elburn), Old Towne Pub and Eatery, Subway, Jalapeno Nacho, Little Caesars Pizza, Noodles & Company, Panda Express, I-Hop Restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, DeKalb Dairy Queen, Wasco Dairy Queen, Paisano’s Pizza, Hy-Vee, Inc., LaFox Martial Arts, Walgreens, Schmidt’s Towne & Tap, Northside Pub and Ream’s Elburn Market.

We could not have done this without the support of these businesses. Thank you.

Cindy Gurke, Administrator
Elburn Chamber of Commerce

Letter: A thank you to Girl Scout Troop #892

Thanks to Elburn’s Girl Scout Troop #892, downtown Elburn is beautiful for the spring and summer seasons once more.

On May 11, John Stewart Elementary Girl Scout Troop planted beautiful flowers in the potters at the business fronts of downtown Elburn. This troop includes Lindsay P., Mycayla G., Grace G., Marissa D., Ashley P., Rachel F., and Reah F.

These potters are now filled with a variety of flowers and greenery, which were made available to us through a generous discount from our friends at Wiltse’s Greenhouse and Farm. We also received a much appreciated supply of mulch from Kane County Landscape Material and Supply. A special thank you to these two businesses for being very helpful and patient with us.

A big thanks to all the businesses who have volunteered to Adopt-A-Pot and help maintain these flowers through the summer. Also, thanks to committee chairs Lucy Gain and Patti Mangis for all of their donated time, hard work and generosity.

Cindy Gurke
Elburn Chamber of Commerce