Testimonial from Terry Semmens, Northwestern Medicine "As the West Region of Northwestern Medicine has many different chamber memberships (14 at last count), I have had the good fortune to interact with many different chambers. While I value all, I find the Batavia Chamber of Commerce is in truly elite company in the value it delivers to its membership. Whether it be the continuing opportunities to connect with other businesses/people that serve Batavia and surrounding communities through lunches, multi-chamber events, after hours etc., or the access to high quality education and training that encompasses business skills development and useful legislative information, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce continues to work to deliver a quality experience month-in, month-out, throughout the year. More...
Batavia United Way hosts the Halloween-themed Bat Race 5K/10K walk/run every year in conjunction with Batavia’s BatFest. The 8th Annual 2021 Bat Race will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
This chip-timed race draws runners from all over the Chicagoland area to the beautiful Fox River Trail bike path. The race begins and ends on River St. and State St. in downtown Batavia. Costumes are encouraged but not required and we have a costume contest for those who do come in costume!
This event is designed for runners of all ages and abilities. Participants can choose to walk or run the 5K or the 10K course. We even have a Kids’ Fun Run event for our youngsters. The 5K and 10K races will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 9:30 a.m. This event is a fundraiser for the Batavia United Way which provides support for Batavians in the areas of education, health, and financial stability.
I am so thankful that a few of my fellow Batavian’s recommended the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to me. Since I joined I feel as though I have been blessed with a second family with all the support and motivation I get from them on a regular basis. Holly, Lindsey and Margaret are the most amazing women. They have great passion for business and helping people. I truly feel they care about my business on a personal level and want to see it grow and succeed as much as I do! They have gone the extra mile to get my name and my business name out there and introduce me to the business community. The Chamber has so many opportunities available that have helped my business both grow and problem solve such as the free monthly Networking It events and the Home-Based Mastermind Group. I highly recommend the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to all business professionals.