The Kane County Chronicle has partnered with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce since 1955. The chamber continues to be a valued resource and advocate for our business. For the past 68 years of our membership, we have benefited from the many business contacts, customer referrals, and networking opportunities. These benefits have grown our advertising and helped us share business community news. Congrats on 70 years!
Publisher - Northwest Herald & Kane County Chronicle
Chamber Member Since December 1955
As a chamber member since 2006, we’ve been benefiting from various networking opportunities, receiving countless support and advice from local businesses. We love the Batavia Chamber of Commerce!
President - Chicago Expert Importers
Chamber Member Since 2006
The Batavia Rotary Club has been a member of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce for more than 32 years. At a recent Networking It! event, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce selected our club to be the Charity of the Month and presented us with $465, which had been collected by door donations and the 50/50 Raffle. They receive our heartfelt thanks for supporting Rotary and it is without question their leadership defines the success of our business community.
Past President, Batavia Rotary Club
Chamber Member Since November 1987
Alarm Detection Systems has been a member of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce for many years. ADS is very active in the NFIB, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and several national industry groups. So belonging to the local chambers fits with our general understanding that with success comes the need to support the business community in general. Batavia was no exception. It was just a few short years ago that we learned the real value of the Batavia Chamber specifically.
Tri-Com Central Dispatch, which serves Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and Elburn had abruptly made a decision that would effectively eliminate competition for commercial fire alarm monitoring within their service area. The net result would have been dissolving all the fire alarm monitoring business we built in the area since 1968 and by not allowing competition; it would drive up the cost of monitoring for all business owners. It was then we realized the full value of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber leadership and some concerned customers appeared for us before the Batavia City Council who was involved in the adoption of the Tri-Com resolution. To the credit of the City of Batavia, Mayor Jeff Schielke and City Manager Bill McGrath ran the most transparent meetings in the Tri-Cities giving us the best hearing of any community. The chamber being out front for us was huge. At the end of this long skirmish, the measure failed and fair competition for business prevailed.
In part because of the Batavia Chamber advocating for us, Alarm Detection Systems continues to grow as the largest private alarm company in Illinois. More importantly to the membership, every fire alarm subscriber in Batavia has choices to pick the most reasonably priced fire monitoring their money can buy.
Executive Officer - Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Chamber Member Since May 2001
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce brings the business community together with the community at large. If you are a member of the business community and not part of the Chamber, you are an outsider and missing out. Jump in with both feet and get involved. It is good for business and good for the community.
Kevin G. Drendel - Chamber Board Member 2009- 2015
Attorney - Drendel & Jansons Law Group
Chamber Member Since March 1994
I joined the Chamber 15 years ago on the advice of my sister-in-law, but I keep renewing my membership yearly because of the value, relationships and leadership this organization provides the business community of the Fox River Valley. Thank You!
Joe King, PT, ATC
Chamber Member Since April 2007
I encourage every new business to become members of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible. Great resources, great connections.
City Administrator - City of Batavia
Chamber Member Since December 1955
Batavia Chamber is the best! Margaret, Shirley, Patti and the whole team always go above and beyond to help small businesses like ours. We are so grateful to be a part of this community!
Co-owner - Gindo’s Spice of Life, LLC
Chamber Member Since March 2016
Membership in the Chamber provides the framework to build meaningful relationships with other local business owners and community leaders, which is incredibly difficult to do on your own.
Chamber Member Since November 1988
Congratulations to the Batavia Chamber of Commerce on your 70th anniversary! I am so proud to be part of an organization that supports and promotes its businesses so effectively.
Chamber Member Since March 1995
Over the years, our business has found great value in the Chambers programs, networking, and events. We gained knowledge and made some great friends along the way! Happy 70th!
Chamber Member Since November 1996
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. Margaret, Patti and Shirley 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. I highly recommend the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to all business professionals.
Chamber Member Since September 2015
Being a member of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce has been a learning experience and great opportunity to build relationships with other business professionals. Anyone not taking advantage of a chamber membership is definitely missing a chance to really let the community know who you are and what you do. I have made great connections and many longtime friends and supporters since joining. Thank you to anyone who has been on the chamber board, a staff member or a chamber member for making Batavia a great place to do business.
Chamber Member Since February 1978
Having come from the corporate world, the Batavia Chamber was instrumental in helping me get started in the small business arena. The various events provided great opportunities to meet local business owners, as well as other key community leaders. We have been a Chamber member for many years and look forward to being active in the years to come.
Agent - Volkman Insurance Agency
Chamber Member Since December 2003
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is a vital link that keeps the Holmstad connected to the vibrant and growing local business community. We have been proud to be a member since 1976!
Director of Philanthropy - Covenant Living at the Holmstad
Chamber Member Since February 1976
I invest in the Batavia Chamber of Commerce because I know the Chamber is working hard to advocate for business.
Vice President - Buttrey-Wulff-Mamminga Agency, Inc.
Chamber Member Since October 1978