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Volume 35, Issue 3

Chambergram

March 2014 M

Inside

Chambergram

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Rob and the Mayor

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Newest Additions

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Business As Usual

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Meet the Amabassador

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ACA Tax Tips

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Fast Track 2014

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Marc Lochow thanks Rocco Vino’s owners Roseanna and Rocco DeFrenza and manager Tony Gloria for their ongoing dedication to the Chamber. Rocco Vino’s was selected as Business of the Year. Look for Tony at this year’s golf outing as our Lunch Sponsor! A VERY happy Susan Byrne, Chairman of the Ambassadors Club, was awarded Member of the Year. In addition to directing the Ambassadors, Susan organizes our Taste of Orland booth (and all of those fun activities!) and is always a willing volunteer wherever we need her! Thanks Susan! Comedian Tim Cavanaugh has fun with Elise Wehmeier during the Installation party.

President Rob Wehmeier introduces us to his alter ego, Elvis Wehmeier! Rob was installed as 2014 President of our Chamber. We look forward to a fun and successful year!

REMINDER Carol Inyart was chosen Ambassador of the Year for 2014. Last year’s winner, Glen Borkowski, presented the award to Carol at the Installation. Carol makes sure members feel welcome at many of the Chamber’s events. Thank you, Carol.

OWN Luncheon Th OWN Luncheon date is set and The our speakers, Priscilla Steinmetz and Erin Dubich, will help you to embrace the challenges in your life e with a positive mindset. You want to be sure that you reserve your sponsorship or luncheon reservation spot! Registration forms are now available to download from the home page of the Chamber’s website www.orlandparkchamber.org.

From the Top...

President’s Message

I was glad to greet our members at the Installation Cocktail Party on January 30. It was fortunately, one of the few evenings that the great Chicago snow machine was not in full operation. Thank you to all of you that braved the frigid temperatures to meet our 2014 Board of Directors. As a Board, we appreciate that our members continue to stay involved and active in the Chamber. The Chamber, after all, is only as strong as its members’ involvement. I hope you had the chance to attend the Mayor’s State of the Village Address Luncheon. We are always honored that the Mayor chooses to share his annual address with the business community at our Monthly Membership meeting. Keeping the business community apprised

their calendars. Scholarship applications and any supporting documents must be postmarked or dropped off at the Chamber office by Friday, April 4. We will once again by awarding three $1000 scholarships to children whose parents work for current chamber members.

of things that will be happening in Orland Park is an important part of being an active partner for local business. We thank the Mayor for using our venue to present his annual Address. As you know, the OWN Luncheon Committee’s plans are well under way for its April 10th Luncheon. If you have not already done so, be sure to reserve your sponsorship and luncheon spot. The OWN Luncheon is well attended by local professional women. The goal of the Luncheon is to help professional women connect and build relationships. Event sponsorship slots are reserved for Chamber members and are limited so be sure to send in your registration form. This is one of our popular events and sponsorships fill up fast. The registration form can be downloaded from the home page of our website or call the Chamber office at (708) 349-2972.

Be sure to watch the home page of our website for a registration form for the Annual Golf Outing in June and Fine Art Fair in July. Sponsorships are limited so if these are events something that you would like to be a part of, be sure to send in your forms to reserve your spot. Our Fine Art Fair has begun the search to reserve artist booths for the Fair. Let your artist friends know they can download the form from our website. Help us make the Fine Art Fair a great community event! Think Spring!

I want to remind our members with high school seniors to put the Scholarship deadline on

RobWehmeier Wehmeier Portraits

Business Survey Thank you too to the many businesses that participated in the village’s business survey conducted in cooperation with the chamber. Last year, the village contracted with the National Research Center (NRC) to conduct the community business survey, the results for which can be found on the village’s website at orlandpark.org. The top five key findings among the participating businesses included Orland Park being a good place to do business. Respondents appreciated features that support Orland Park business. Transportation continues to be a concern. Local businesses lauded the performance of local government and most businesses surveyed plan to expand in the coming years.

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2014 OPACC Leadership Team Executive Director Keloryn Putnam Executive Board President Rob Wehmeier Wehmeier Portraits

First Vice President Heather Warthen 22nd Century Media

Second Vice President Renee Oswald Your Mind Over Matter

Treasurer debi Ross Inside Looks by debi Ross

Secretary

Mayor’s News and Notes

Thank you to the chamber for again hosting the State of the Village Address on February 26. It was great to see so many of you. The luncheon format was new this year and seemed to be more convenient for business people. As you heard at the luncheon, we have many exciting things happening in Orland Park and we’re looking forward to more successes during this, the village’s 122nd year.

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Renee Tabor Metamorphosis

Looking Back at 2013 Nearly 120 new business licenses were issued in 2013 with new businesses including Bonefish Grill, Uncle Julio’s, Buona Beef, Bear Paddle Swim School, Mama Maria’s Taco and Tequila Bar, Boombah, Art Van Furniture, Orange Theory Fitness, Naf Naf Grill, Joy of Thai, Q Restaurant, Vera Bradley and the 179th Street McDonald’s.

Illinois to receive a perfect score from the institute. The village’s retail vacancy rate for 2013 was 3.87%, significantly lower than Chicago’s retail vacancy rate at 8.5% (CPRE) and the national rate at 10.5% (Reis). Public Safety The 2013 holiday season brought expanded shopping hours at many local stores with Orland Square and other retail locations open on Thanksgiving. The Police Department had additional officers patrolling on foot at Orland Square and other retail areas throughout the holiday season.

Construction of Flaherty and Collins’s Ninety7Fifty on the Park was completed in 2013 with more than 70% of the units leased with full occupancy expected by this summer. The village continues its involvement with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s widening of LaGrange Road/US Route 45 --- one of the largest infrastructure improvement projects in the history of the village.

The Police Department’s “retail details” had pairs of officers driving from one retail area to the next, getting out and walking and talking and entering the stores to speak with the proprietors. Undercover officers worked with loss prevention officials at stores throughout the community, working together to target the more sophisticated people involved in retail theft. Early data shows that overall retail theft decreased 13.2 % from the previous year.

The village applied for and secured a ComEd grant to facilitate the planning of the proposed nature center at the former Pebble Creek Nursery site at 139th and LaGrange Road. The Village of Orland Park secured a 100% transparency rating from the Illinois Policy Institute for the third consecutive year. Orland Park was the first municipality in the State of

Daniel J. McLaughlin, Mayor Village of Orland Park

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Immediate Past President Marc Lochow PrintSource Plus, Inc.

Board of Directors Glen Borkowski, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Michael A. Buck Law Offices of Michael A. Buck Susan Byrne Coldwell Banker Real Estate Lynn Cialdella Parkway Bank & Trust Company Mike Hardek Centrue Bank Keith Massey Standard Bank & Trust Karen Nemeth BMO-Harris N.A. Paul Novak Waddell & Reed Ed Schussler Village of Orland Park, Trustee

Welcome New Members

Chambergram Editor,

D I R E C T O R Y

Donna Cameli, OPACC

Chambergram Staff Keloryn Putnam, OPACC

Colin Walsh, eighty-eight graphics Rob Wehmeier Wehmeier Portraits Heather Warthen Orland Park Prairie

25 Coupons oupons LLC C Kent Thompson Watseka, IL 60970 Phone: (815) 694-0603 [email protected] www.25coupons.com Advertising Mary Compton Photography Mary Compton Country Club Hills, IL 60478 Phone: (708) 957-3364 [email protected] Photography Referred By: Renee Tabor Phase I VSO Condominium Association James Vaneck 6819 W. 167th Street Tinley Park, IL 60477 Phone: (708) 532-6200 [email protected] Condominium Association Referred By: Old Orland Insurance Agency

Children’s Therapy Connections in Orland Park integrates a natural, holistic approach with Pediatric, Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy as well as Psychological Services, testing and assessments, counseling and support groups.

Children’s Therapy Connection is located at 14711 Ravinia Avenue. You can reach Sarah Geiger or Katie Holdt at (708) 226-9200 or by email at [email protected] com. Children’s Therapy Connections recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening [email protected] yahoo.com.

Pure Barre, the fastest, most effective way for women to change the shape of their bodies, is now open in Orland Park. The ballet barre workout has exploded in popularity since its inception in 2001. Focusing on the areas of the body women struggle with the most, Pure Barre lifts the seat, tones the thighs and upper body, and creates the long and lean muscles of a dancer through

RKG Design Group Robert Goes 16445 Lee Avenue Orland Park, IL 60467 Phone: (708) 403-4637 [email protected] Architects/Engineer Services

Terry’s Ford of Peotone David Corradino 363 N. Harlem Peotone, IL 60468 Phone: (708) 258-9200 [email protected] www.terrys.com Automotive Sales/Service

Our therapists have over 20 years of experience and are passionate about helping children. Families are not alone on this journey; we are with them every step of the way. Together Everyone Achieves More.

Additional services include our Clean Eating and Clean Living program and Biomedical Testing to help children reach their optimal potential. Our philosophy at CTC is to treat the whole child considering all aspects of their development to create a treatment plan addressing specific needs.

Ravinia Realty & Management Susan Miller 9651 W. 153rd Street Suite 60 Orland Park, IL 60462 Phone: (708) 403-6785 [email protected] www.raviniarealty.com Real Estate Referred By: Susan Byrne

Small Business Advocacy Council Stephanie Nommensen 20 S. Clark Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: (31) 254-88608 [email protected] www.sbacil.org Not for Profit- Business Advocacy

Editor’s Notes

For twenty five years, comedian Tim Cavanagh has built a career by being funny and clean. His show is an inventive combination of stand-up, funny songs and playful audience interaction. He’s a seasoned pro, with years of experience in the corporate, concert, college and club markets.

Tim’s clients include Mayo Clinic, IBM, the Chicago Dental Society, and hundreds of other companies and associations. His comedy is ideal for business events, fundraisers, holiday parties, private parties, and concerts. He has appeared on ABCTV, Comedy Central, WGN America, Dr. Demento, and radio everywhere. Tim’s songs are available on iTunes. You can reach Tim Cavanaugh at (708) 403-8510 or by email at [email protected]

Tim performs nationally, but the Chicago-area has always been his home. He attended college at Northwestern and Loyola, and taught religion at Maria High School.

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This month’s contributors: Mayor Dan McLaughlin Village of Orland Park Bill Jones Orland Park Prairie Megan St. John Orland Township Kyle Vroegh Porte Brown, LLC

Garry Polodna SOAR Creative Group If you are interested in contributing to the Chambergram, please contact Donna Cameli at

small isometric movements centered around a ballet barre. Since it began franchising in 2009, more than 100 Pure Barre studios have opened nationwide. Pure Barre is located at 14932 LaGrange Road. Classes start at 5:30 am and run through 7:15 pm. You can reach manager Angie Dalrymple at (708) 4604015 or visit their website at www.purebarre.com.

Business As Usual

Children’s Therapy Connections RC

Members joined in the Ribbon Cutting celebration for Children’s Therapy Connections. Village Trustees Pat Gira and Kathleen Fenton joined Ed Schussler and President Marc Lochow to welcome them to the Village. What a great facility to have for the children of our community!

Member Orientation

Thank you to Noelle Skelnik and all the staff at Homewood Suites/Elements Conference Center for hosting our Member Orientation. The orientations are held bi-monthly and are a great way to learn how to make the most of your Chamber membership. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 3rd when the next meeting will be held at Parkway Bank & Trust.

Chiro One Lunch and Learn

Young Professionals

The Chamber’s Young Professionals pose for a photo at their February Meet Up. The Young Professionals meet on the second Wednesday of the month at various locations. They’ll meet at 5:30pm on March 12 at RoccoVino’s Italian Restaurant, 11255 W. 143rd St. Orland Park.

Dr. Shawn Ebaugh D.C. provided wonderful tips on improving you health during Chiro One’s recent Lunch and Learn seminar for our chamber members. If your business is interested in doing a similar event, contact Keloryn at the Chamber office.

Together We Cope Joann Adams, Mary Kay, Renee Oswald, Your Mind Over Matter and Deb Baker, Morgan Stanley got together for a photo at Together We Cope’s annual Mardi Gras Bash. Thank you to everyone at Together We Cope for the wonderful hospitality.

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OPACC Happenings

Meet the Ambassador: Russell Meyer

Name: Russell Meyer Birthplace: Palos Hills Childhood home: Alsip High School or College: Moraine Valley Community College Present Home (town only): Mount Greenwood Current Employer: Two Men and A Truck Job Responsibilities: Community Events and Marketing Manager which includes running our social media and blog, getting us involved with community events, meeting community/business leaders and developing relationships, PR, website development, securing key partnerships with centers of high influence. In my spare time I like to: Read a good book, watch the Sox or Hawks game, or go out and meet new people. Hobbies/Interests: I like to work out, fish, and get outdoors and be active. I usually do a softball team every summer and everything about it is fun except for the not winning part. Share the name of someone that has had an influence on your life and why. Robert Zitter, a mentor of mine. He helped me see the world in ways I never thought possible. Share the name of someone that you would love to meet and why (living or dead): Hawk Harrelson. I’m a pretty big Sox fan and he’s been around ever since I could remember. He’s like another grandpa. Share a personal goal (travel, career, and/or personal) that you would like to achieve. Someday in the distant future I would like to open up my own bar/restaurant. Share a fun fact about yourself that people would be surprised to know. I used to be a professional wrestler. My name was “Russell Maxim”. Involvement with Other Service/Civic Organizations: Young Adult Board Member – Beverly Arts Center, President – MVCC Finance Club and Volunteer - Sertoma

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The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce

To be eligible, children must be in their senior year of high school and planning on furthering their education at an institution of higher learning in the fall.

Applicants must be high school seniors whose parents are either the owner of or employed by a current Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce member business. All applications must be received in the Chamber office (or postmarked) by Friday, April 4 to

be considered for the scholarships. Applications may be downloaded from the home page of the Chamber website at www. orlandparkchamber.org or applicants may call the Chamber office at (708) 349-2972.

Monthly Membership Meeting on March 19! Are You Confident in Your Writing Ability? Writing is one of man’s creative abilities to expose and express the world in which he lives. Unfortunately, in a society of acronyms and hashtags, we use words less to be heard and more to be seen. Garry Polodna, Principle of the SOAR Creative Group, will

look at overcoming “writer’s block” and the opportunities to communicate to your potential customer. Bring your Composition Book and a #2 pencil. March’s Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 19, from 7:45am to

9:00am at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Street, Orland Park. Cost is $15 for members with RSVP and $20 for non-members and at the door. Contact the Chamber office at 708-349-2972 or [email protected] org to RSVP.

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Garry Polodna

Resource Corner

Plan Now for ACA’s Tax-Related Provisions

Small Business Advocacy Council

Submitted by Kyle Vroegh, Porte Brown, LLC

Submitted by Garry Polodna, SOAR Creative

Companies face a variety of taxrelated compliance requirements under the newly adopted Affordable Care Act. Certain small organizations may be eligible for a taxsaving opportunity before 2014. Many of the health care act’s tax-related provisions require employers to act this year and next. So it’s important to take time now to determine what you need to do before the year-end. Here is an overview of the key provisions and proposed IRS guidance. Additional rules apply, so be sure to consult your tax advisor to determine exactly how your organization will be affected. Premium tax credit. This tax credit has been around since 2010 when the healthcare law was first passed. Certain small businesses are eligible for a 35% tax credit of the premiums they pay for their employees. In order to qualify, a business must have fewer than 25 full time equivalent employees and pay at least 50% of the premiums. There are key changes starting in January of 2014 for this tax credit. The first is that in order to qualify for the credit, a small business must purchase their health insurance plan through the health insurance exchange. A second change is the credit increases from 35% to 50% of the employers cost. A third change starting in 2014 is an employer can only claim the credit for an additional two years. The two years do not necessarily have to be 2014 and 2015. This could be a planning opportunity if changes are expected to the amount of premiums a company will pay, or changes in the health insurance plan offered. Medicare withholding There were two major new taxes created with the passage of the healthcare law. The first being a new

.9% Medicare tax on earned income. A taxpayer is responsible for this tax once earned income is over 200,000 for single filers or 250,000 for joint filers. However, employers are responsible for withholding the .9% tax once the wages for an individual employee exceeds 200,000, and employers do not take into account the filing status of employees. This has the potential for an employee to have the tax withheld but they actually do not owe the tax when they file their 1040. If a married taxpayer earns 210,000 they will have the withholding on 10,000 of wages (the amount in excess of 200,000). However, since the threshold for a joint filer is 250,000, the amount withheld will be refunded to the taxpayer. The reverse side of this example could happen as well. If both spouses earn 190,000, neither will have the tax withheld on their paychecks, however they will be responsible for paying the portion above 250,000. Tax planning is essential in this case. Tax on unearned income The other new tax created is commonly referred to as the net investment income tax. This is a tax that is assessed on “unearned income”. Common income sources that are subject to this tax include interest income, except tax exempt interest, dividend income, capital distributions, capital gains from stock sales, and rental income. Some income items are excluded from this tax. This includes wages, self-employment income, social security income, retirement distributions, and unemployment compensation. Operating income from pass through entities (such as an S-Corporation) where there is active participation by the shareholder is also exempt. If the shareholder does not have active participation, the income from that entity will be subject to the 3.8% tax. Both of these lists are not all inclusive, and you should check with your tax advisor for specific situations.

The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) currently represents over 800 businesses in the Chicagoland area. Established in 2010, it is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization and a nonpartisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs. Your Orland Park Area Chamber is one of several Illinois chambers that are Coalition Partners which support SBAC advocacy efforts on an issue-based basis. The SBAC understands the importance of banding together and creating critical mass in providing small business owners and our employees the voice we deserve. Through this partnership, together we push forward non-partisan, common sense legislation that improves the environment for the small business community. The SBAC took a leadership role in bringing a health insurance cooperative for small businesses and entrepreneurs to Illinois. We also championed a law setting a goal for 10% of all state procurement contracts to be issued to small businesses.

Our next immunization clinic is on Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Township. Due to recent changes in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program guidelines, immunization clinics are now offered to underinsured children. For more information, call (708)403-4222. Orland Township will be sham-

rocking at Tinley Park’s Irish Parade on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. Be sure to stop by the parade to look for our float and partake in all the St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Senior Speed Dating is back! Join us at 94 West Restaurant on Thursday, March 27 for a night of meeting new people and mingling. If you are 60 or older, call the Township today to register- and men, don’t be shy!

SBAC members participate in any and all SBAC regional chapters, and members are encouraged to participate in the many events hosted by each chapter. Each chapter sponsors events that may include minimeetings (breakfasts, lunches and cocktail hours), happy hours and educational forums. Check out their calendar at www.sbacil.org/calendar. The SBAC has grown to be an influential force in the small business community in Illinois. In three and one half years we have passed laws, forged friendships, and reached a point where our voice is being heard. For more information go to www. smallbusinessadvocacycouncil.org

or call Garry Polodna at 708-917-5073.

Submitted by Megan St. John, Orland Township

“News” From Orland Township Here’s a look at what’s happening at Orland Township this month:

Our current legislative agenda tackles the fees associated with filing and operating an LLC in Illinois, which are the highest in the nation. We are also calling for greater transparency in Illinois’ EDGE Tax Credit Program and assurance that this economic development program is indeed good public policy. Our leadership and business owner members continue to champion fair practices and our lobbying efforts have given small business owners a voice in Springfield and Washington DC.

Orland Township’s monthly television program, Township Tempo, is now on air! Tune into Orland Park Television and Tinley Park Television (both Comcast Cable channel 4, AT&T U-Verse channel 99) to see what’s new at the Township. Tickets for Senior American Idol are now on sale. This event is May 6 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be held at Georgios Banquets

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in Orland Park. Senior American Idol benefits the Orland Township Scholarship Foundation so don’t miss this evening of entertainment! Stop by the Township to pick up a ticket today. For more information on the events and programs Orland Township offers, follow Supervisor O’Grady and the Township on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ supervisorogrady, or call (708)4034222.

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Hats off to Jondec Painting … Jondec Painting was recently awarded Angie’s List Super Service award in four categories! This will be Jondec’s 6th consecutive year for receiving this award! Owner, Jon Van Groningen credits his hard working staff for achieving this outstanding consumer confidence award! New Television Programming Launched…. Orland Township announced the launch of “Township Tempo”. The monthly programming introduces events as well as showcases past programs and Township happenings. The program will air daily at 8 am and 5 pm on Orland Park/Palos Park Comcast Channel 4 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. The Township will also feature the episodes on its new website in early

improvement in the area.

February. Check it out at www. orlandtownship.org.

Applause please … Autumn Leaves of Orland Park was presented with a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013. This exclusive designation is awarded to less than one percent of communities nationwide. SeniorAdvisor is a consumer reviews website established by A Place for Mom (APFM), the nation’s largest senior living referral service.

Movin’ on Up… Congratulations to Joan Coffey of Mulcahy, Pauritsch, Salvador & Co., Ltd. who was appointed a principle of the company in January. Joan is in her fourteenth year of employment with MPS. Way to Go, Marco … Marco Contreras, Branch Manager at First Midwest Bank, 143rd & Wolf Road, was named the 2013 First Midwest Bank Manager of the Year!

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Congratulations to SERVPRO of Orland Park….. Entrepreneur magazine named SERVPRO to its top ten list in the annual Franchise 500 for the fifth consecutive year. SERVPRO earned the number 7 spot overall and the top spot in its industry.

Congratulations! Palos Community Hospital received the Eugene Simpson Award bestowed upon the hospital by the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes outstanding business

Golf With SUPER HEROES! or promotional items and don’t forget to wear a company shirt! We are one of the few local golf outings that offer this option!

Our Golf Committee has a host of new and exciting changes for our June 19 Golf Outing at Silver Lake Country Club. The Committee is already meeting to plan a day filled with Super Heroes, great raffle prizes and other surprises. Curious? Include us in your marketing budget for 2014 and be there in June! • Sponsor a golf hole and have your company name posted at the hole. Our golf hole sponsors can staff their assigned hole with one or two employees to greet golfers! This is a great time to distribute company literature

the golf program. • Sponsor our golf carts! Company name and logo will appear on all golf carts and on the golf towels.

• Sponsor the golf towel that all golfers receive. Golf towel sponsors will have their logo appear on the towel and will have signage at the hole they are sponsoring.

• Oasis Sponsor! Our Oasis Sponsors provide beverages for golfers. Company name and logo will appear at the Oasis stop. Staff the oasis with your employees and don’t forget to wear your logo shirts!

• Sponsor a beverage cart. Company name/logo will appear on the beverage cart. Your employee drives the beverage cart with one of our committee members. Don’t forget to wear your company logo shirt.

• Enjoy a day of golf! Invite clients or reward your employees with a round of golf that will include a cart, light breakfast, lunch and dinner.

• Sponsor the raffle prizes! NEW this year, we are looking for companies that would like to contribute to the raffle prizes. Golfers purchase raffle tickets to win the prizes. All prize donors will be listed in local newspaper thank you ads, the monthly Chambergram newsletter and in

So join us and be a part of the fun! Registration forms for golf and sponsorships are now available on the home page of the website at www. orlandparkchamber.org or by calling the Chamber office at (708) 349-2972.

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2014 OPACC Board of Directors The 2014 Board of Directors was installed by Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. Pictured are (back row, left to right): Lynn Cialdella, Parkway Bank & Trust Company; Mike Hardek, Centrue Bank: Susan Byrne, Coldwell Banker; Keith Massey, Standard Bank & Trust; Glen Borkowski, DreamMaker bath & Kitchen; Ed Schussler, Village of Orland Park Trustee; Karen Nemeth, BMO Harris Bank N.A. and Michael Buck, Law Offices of Michael Buck. Executive Board members(Front row, left to right) 2013 President Marc Lochow, PrintSource Plus; Renee Oswald, Your Mind Over Matter; 2014 President Rob Wehmeier, Wehmeier Portraits; Heather Warthen, 22nd Century Media; debi Ross, Inside Looks by debi Ross and Renee Tabor, Metamorphosis.

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MARCH 2014 Business After Hours 4 Tuesday, March 4, 5-7pm Marquette Bank

Board Meeting 12 Wednesday, March 12, 7:45am

9533 W. 143rd Street, OP

Ribbon Cutting & Open Art Fair Committee 18 House 19 Meeting Tuesday, March 18, Wednesday, March 5, 8:30am

Silver Lake Country Club

4:30-6:30pm Ribbon Cutting at 5:00pm New Life Chiropractic & Spinal Corrective Center 14432 S. John Humphrey Dr. OP

Ambassadors Club Young Professionals 5 Meeting 12 Wednesday, March 12, Wednesday, March 5, 7:45am 5:30pm American Family Insurance 10600 W. 143rd Street, OP

RoccoVino’s Italian Restaurant 11255 W. 143rd Street OP

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Legislative Committee Wednesday, March 5, 8:30am Chamber Office LinkedIn Seminar 6 Thursday, March 6, 4:30 – 7:00pm Moraine Valley Community College 9000 College Parkway – Building M Register for this multi-chamber event at mvcclinkedintownhall. eventbrite.com 708-974-5312 for information

Business After Hours Thursday, March 13, 5-7pm Charles Schwab 14225 95th Avenue, OP

Ribbon Cutting & 15 Grand Opening Saturday, Mach 15, 11:00am Funkie Fashions, Inc. 9656 W 131st Street, Palos Park

Monthly Membership 18 Meeting Want to Improve Your Writing? Garry Polodna, Soar Creative Group is here to help! Wednesday, March 19 7:45am to 9:00am Silver Lake Country Club 14700 S. 82nd Avenue, OP $15/member with RSVP $20/non-member & at the door.

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