Oswego Chamber of Commerce
73 W. Van Buren St | Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 554-3505

News and Events

Feel free to take advantage of this free advertising opportunity for Chamber members. Submissions can announce upcoming events or interesting news about your company. They are due to angie@oswegochamber and will be updated weekly and will remain on the website until the event has passed.

 Why Buy From AutoSmart

We believe in supporting the community in which we live.  We live in Oswego, shop in Oswego and support our small businesses in Oswego.  With so many choices of where to buy your vehicle, why choose AutoSmart?     

Our mission is to provide a valuable and upfront service to our customers while exceeding their needs and expectations. We are committed to our customer’s satisfaction and guarantee honesty, integrity and community involvement.

Much of our business comes from repeat customers and their referrals.  We appreciate our customers’ support of our small business and they appreciate our dedication to them and their vehicles.  We love our customers and want them to always return to us to buy their next vehicle. 

We have all our vehicles inspected by a third-party mechanic.  We want to be upfront with you by providing the vehicle history and informing you of any issues with the vehicle.  We go out of our way to find the perfect vehicle for you!

Every vehicle that leaves our dealership has our name on it.  It is very important that we are proud of the vehicles we sell, and that you are happy with your service and price.  We want every transaction to be fair and beneficial to all involved.

AutoSmart’s commitment to our community is a way that we are different than other dealerships.  We give back locally to our customers through events like Coffee & Cars and Women, Wine and Wheels.  These are free events that offer food, fellowship, and information on vehicles or products.  We are also a coat pickup for Coats for Kendall and we donate our building for the Cub Scouts for their Pinewood Derby every year.  Some might not know, but Brian, one of the owners, teaches at the Oswego high schools every year for Operation Impact, educating high school students about safe driving. This year, we donated a part of our proceeds to hurricane relief.  Last week, Brian went on a mission trip to Texas to help rebuild a house damaged in Hurricane Harvey.  It was a life changing experience that took place because of money raised by the Rotary club and small businesses in Oswego. 

We know there are other places to shop for vehicles and we thrive on that competition in the car business.  We hope the next time you are searching for a vehicle you consider the honesty and integrity you will experience at AutoSmart and give us a try.  We want you to be our life long customer!

 

AutoSmart

39 Stonehill Rd Ste E  

Oswego, IL 60543

630-554-2285 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Earthmover's give back click here

Tickets

 

 

  

Ellis House & Equestrian Center & Meadowhawk Lodge event venues are available to rent to the community.  http://kendallforest.com/special-events-yorkville.php for more information

 

 Doing Business with the Village of Oswego

Attention Businesses: Are you interested in bidding on Village of Oswego projects? Please sign up for the Village of Oswego Email Alerts and make sure to subscribe to the list for “Bids & RFPs”. The Village will send an Email Alert when new bid/RFP announcements are available. Follow this link to sign up - http://www.oswegoil.org/resident-information/newcomers/sign-up-for-newsletter.aspx

 

Kendall County State's Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program - Eric Weis State's Attorney 

Bad Check Restitution Program to assist local merchants with bad check losses. The primary goal of the program is to create a self-supporting program that obtains restitution for the victim while deterring repeat offenders.

First time bad check offenders are given the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory intervention class, in addition to paying restitution. All of this is accomplished without any cost to the taxpayers.

Your interest and participation in this special program will benefit all law-abiding citizens and help your business improve its bottom line!

http://www.checkprogram.com/staticwebsites/kendallcountyil/

 

WOLF CAT Corridor Study

WOLFS CROSSING ROAD

The Village of Oswego is completing its work on the Phase I Engineering Study for Wolfs Crossing Road, and is conducting the third and final public information meeting on the project.

For the past year and a half, the study team has been taking a comprehensive look at the transportation needs of the corridor, including analyses of existing roadway conditions,  safety and capacity issues, and future transportation needs.


The purpose of the meeting is to provide a project update and seek public input on the Preferred Alternative for the approximately 4.5 mile study area between US Route 34 and Eola Road.

The meeting will be conducted in an open house format, and interested persons may visit anytime between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a narrated powerpoint presentation, view exhibits, provide comments, and meet with the Village of Oswego and study team members on a one-on-one basis.

All correspondence regarding this project should be sent to:
Village of Oswego, Attn: Jennifer Hughes, P.E., CFM, Project Manager, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, IL 60543; (630) 551-2366; WolfsCrossing@Oswegoil.org

Project information can be viewed on the Village of Oswego’s website, www.oswegoil.org, by clicking on the “Wolfs Crossing” tab on the home page.

*This meeting will be accessible to handicapped individuals. Anyone needing specific assistance should contact Jenette Sturges, Village of Oswego Community Engagement Coordinator at (630) 551-2392 or jsturges@oswegoil.org. Persons who attend who need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the TTY/TTD number (800) 526-0844/or 771; TTY users (Spanish) (800) 501-0864/or 711; and for Telebraille dial (877) 526-6670 at least five days prior to the meeting.


Witches & Warlocks IWO event at Black Dog Distillery

10038 Clow Creek Dr, Plainfield

6 - 8 pm

$20 no alcohol/$30 includes 2 cocktails

Costumes encouraged

Register Here


Spirits on the Farm

Join us for the First Spirits on the Farm event to be held at Ashley Farm, 9111 Ashley Rd, Yorkville on Sunday, October 8, 2017.  Spirits on the Farm is a cooperative  Artisan Distilling Tasting Experience presented by the Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Farm and ICDA. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets may be purchased at the door. All attendees must be 21 and older to attend and everyone will be need to present ID and receive a wristband at the door. PETS NOT ALLOWED - SERVICE DOGS WELCOME

Distilleries already confirmed are:  

Black Dog Distillery, 10038 Clow Creek Rd, Plainfield (Vodka & Rum) http://www.blackdogdistillery.com/

Blaum Bros Distilling Co., 9380 W. US Hwy 20, Galena (Whsikey, Vodka, Gin & Seasonal Spirits) http://www.blaumbros.com

Quincy Street Distillery, 39 E. Quincy Street, Riverside (Rye, Gin, Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Brandy) www.quincystreetdistillery.com

Tailwinds Distillery Company, 14912 S Eastern Ave #103, Plainfield, IL 60544 (Rum & Agave Spirits)   http://www.tailwindsdistilling.com 

Fox River Distilling Company, 204 Dearborn Court Unit 110, Geneva, IL 60134 (Gin, Bourbon, Whiskey, Moonshine & Vodka) http://www.foxriverdistilling.com

KOVAL Distillery

Whiskey Acres Distillery

 

 TICKETS

Other distilleries will be announced as they are added.

There will be live music and food trucks.

Ashley Farms, 9111 Ashley Rd, Yorkville 1-3 & 4 - 6 pm


Membership Drive Open House

Membership Drive Open House

July 19th

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Chamber office, 73 W. Van Buren St.


Membership Drive Open House

Membership Drive Open House

July 19th

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Chamber office, 73 W. Van Buren St.


Membership Drive Open House

Membership Drive Open House

July 19th

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Chamber office, 73 W. Van Buren St.


Coffee and Cars - Road Rally


New Year's Day/observed Office Closed

Office is closed for New Year's Day


Office Closed - Merry Christmas

Office closed 12-23-16 thru 12-26-16


Office Closed - Merry Christmas

Office closed 12-23-16 thru 12-26-16


Ribbon Cutting - Aroma Roots


President Reagan Day Dinner

The Kendall County Republican Central Committee is hosting a

President Reagan Day Dinner

Thursday, October 20th    Time:  5:30 Reception, 6:30 Dinner    
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club

7671 Clubhouse Drive

Yorkville, IL 60560

Tickets       Dinner $40 per person. $75 per couple. $35 Precinct Committeeman (plus guest at same price)
                                    Choice of Chicken or Steak, Gluten Free or Vegetarian options by request
To Purchase tickets call (630) 608-2059 or email: Chairman@KendallGOP.com or Purchase online at www.KendallGOP.com  via Credit/Debit or mail your check to Kendall County Republicans, P.O. Box 444, Yorkville, IL  60560

Keynote Speakers:

Congressman    Randy Hultgren       (14th District)

Comptroller       Leslie Munger        (State of Illinois)

State Senator 25th       Jim Oberweis

State Senator 38th       Sue Rezin

State Senate Candidate 49th Michelle Smith

State Representative 50th             Keith Wheeler

State Representative 75th              David Welter

State Representative 97th              Mark Batinick

Congressional Candidate             Tonia Khouri            (11th District)


Forest Foundation Fall Fest

Tony “The Bug Whisperer” Gustin and his Creepy Crawly Zoo to headline the Forest Foundation Fall Fest on Saturday, October 8, at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville

 

TONY THE BUG WHISPERER TO HEADLINE FOREST FOUNDATION FALL FEST

The Forest Foundation Fall Fest at Hoover Forest Preserve on Saturday, October 8th, features nature-inspired entertainment and exhibits to thrill the entire family. Performing educator and award winning film producer, Tony “The Bug Whisperer” Gustin, will present three shows in the Rookery building at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Tony’s “Creepy Crawly Zoo” has excited and inspired nearly a million students over the last decade. The “greatest live insect assembly show EVER!” transforms fearful misunderstandings about insects into curiosity and respect.

Animal encounters to be featured include:

  • Falcon show at 12:30 pm in the Meadowhawk Lodge with Richard Escutia and Friends
  • American white pelican, reptiles and birds of prey at 2:30 pm in the Meadowhawk Lodge, visiting from the “Hoo” Haven Wildlife and Education Center
  • Snakes and turtles at the Rookery with Ranger Kevin Luby from the Willowbrook Wildlife Center

 

Citizen Science exhibits explaining frog and monarch butterfly monitoring programs will be held at the Kingfisher building, led by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Field Museum and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

The Forest Foundation Fall Fest is free admission and will run from 11am to 5pm, rain or shine. Hoover Forest Preserve is located at 11285 Fox Road in Yorkville, just 1.5 miles west of Route 47. Food will be available for purchase, including Kendall County Pork Producers’ famous Pork Burgers.

 

For more information, please visit www.KendallFallFest.com.

 

About the Forest Foundation of Kendall County

The Forest Foundation of Kendall County is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose purpose is to support the Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s mission to preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces, provide environmental education and offer recreational opportunities for Kendall County residents. It is also responsible for promoting a public awareness of the facilities, programs, services and goals of the Kendall County Forest Preserve District. 


Chamber Membership Month


Leads 1 Open House


Healthy Eyes Lecture at Presence at Fox Knoll Retirement Community


INK 180 Special Viewing


73 W. Van Buren St, Oswego
(630) 554-3505