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.

Great Western Flooring donating

Great Western Flooring will be donating 5% of select vinyl and LifeGuard® carpet material sales to the Red Cross® to help hurricane victims. #Harvey #Irma #Maria #waterproof #greatcausegreatwestern

 Dates: September 14th - November 24th

Location: 300 Fifth St, Oswego, IL 60543

 Office Space for Rent

We have a Business office for rent in Stonehill Business /Industrial park for rent. Located at 105 B Theodore Dr, Oswego, IL. Rent is $300 mo, utilities are included, washroom, coffee bar, refrigerator, common conference table available. Good for someone needing a office away from home.

 

Kim A Peterson

T L C  Carpet Floors and More, Inc.

105 B Theodore Dr.

Oswego, IL 60543

630.551.7747 office

630.551.7749 fax

630.774.6734 cell

kpeterson@tlccarpetfloorsandmore.com

Black Dog Distillery name one of the Top Five craft vodka distilleries in the USA

A panel of American spirits experts were asked to nominate 20 of the best craft vodka distilleries in the USA and for four weeks, the readers of USA voted daily for their favorites.  Many of these distilleries work in small batched using locally-sourced ingredients.  Many are family owned.  All take pride in crafting unique vodkas worthy of sipping as well as mixing.

the top 10 winners in the category Best Craft Vodka Distillery are as follows:

Tom's Town Distilling Co - Kansas City MO

Restless Spirits Distilling Company - Kansas City, MO

Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries - Glenshaw, PA

BLACK DOG DISTILLERY - Plainfield, IL

Peach Street Distillers - Palisade, CO

Dry Fly Distilling - Spokane, WA

Pinckney Bend Distillery - New Haven, MO

Du Nord Craft Spirits - Minneapolis, MN

Dented Brick Distillery - Salt Lake City, UT

Union Horse Distilling Co - Lenexa KA

 

 Oswego Museum seeking area residents military photos 

Oswego’s Little White School Museum is seeking photos of Oswegoland residents who served in the nation’s military forces for addition to the “Wall of Honor” during their annual “Remembering our Veterans” exhibit. This year’s exhibit will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at the museum, 72 Polk Street (Jackson at Polk Street), just two blocks from historic downtown Oswego. Special 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. hours will be observed on Veterans’ Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. 

Assistant museum director Bob Stekl said the museum is seeking candid snapshots and slides taken during residents’ military service as well as formal military portraits for exhibit during the event. 

“We prefer the donation of original photos,” Stekl said, adding that the museum will also accept digital contributions by email. He noted that the museum can often scan original photos while owners wait if they bring them in during regular archives and research area hours. Digital submissions should be scanned at no less than 300 dpi, and may be emailed to info@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org

The museum’s archives and research area is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon. 

“We also urge those donating photos to include as much information about the military veteran’s service as possible,” Stekl added. Typical information would include which arm and unit the veteran served in, dates of service, places served, and ranks and awards earned, Stekl added. 

The extensive “Remembering Our Veterans” exhibit, which completely fills the museum’s Main Room, is mounted during each year’s Veterans Day observance. It draws hundreds of rarely-seen artifacts, photographs, and documents from the museum’s collections. In addition, each year’s exhibit features a “Wall of Honor,” with photographs recognizing the service of local military personnel. 

This year’s exhibit will again feature a special section devoted to Oswegoland military personnel killed in action, from the Civil War through Vietnam. 

Museum admission is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted. 

For more information, call the museum at 630-554-2999; send an email to info@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org; or visit the museum web site at www.littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.

 

Space Available for Rent

44 Monroe St available for rent,  Contact Thomas A. Bentley, 5 E Jackson St, 630-554-8777 for more details or email tbentley@farmersagent.com  Video Tour

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

Cutline: Shown here in 1958, the Boulder Hill Playhouse staged plays and musicals under theatre professionals Jack and Lucille Goring, was one of the cultural amenities designed to attract residents of all economic levels to Don L. Dise’s Boulder Hill subdivision. The sprawling development between Oswego and Montgomery in Oswego Township was one of the largest unincorporated communities in Illinois. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, Elise Poplawski will recount some of the community's history during “Secrets and Stories of Boulder Hill” at the Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street, Oswego. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 630-554-2999 or email info@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org for more information. (Little White School Museum collection)

Register at www.waubonseetickets.com

 

At the Oswego Senior Center, we seek community connection.  We are looking to bring people together. All of our lives we are socialized- whether we want to or not- through school and work; then we are set adrift from the mandatory socialization through retirement. But socialization brings connection and with that purpose, will and vitality, which is necessary for what could very well be the long haul of the golden years.  

 

We continue to serve more and more seniors each year through a variety of programs, activities, classes and travel; it is through the generous support of our community that we are able to do what we do so well. 

 

Happy Helpers - Non-Profit Organization - Click here for flyer

 

 

 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/

 

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