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Here's what's happening at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce

May 28, 2015 10:12AM ● By Katelyn Nelson

Chamber Events

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Geneva Women in Business Luncheon – 
June 16

Join us for fun networking activities at The Patten House of Geneva, 124 S. Second St., Geneva from 11:30 am – 1 pm.  Please call 630-232-6060 for reservations.


Deli Luncheons – June

Seniors can enjoy luncheons Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm at the Geneva Township Senior Center, 400 Wheeler Dr., Geneva. Reservations must be made by the prior Thursday; call 630-232-3602. Suggested donation for age 60+ is $3, $6 for under age 60.

Lunch & Tour – Wednesdays in June

Oscar Swan Country Inn, 1800 W. State St., Geneva welcomes you to enjoy lunch and tour of this historic mansion.  Choose your lunch from soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and beverages.  Groups welcome.  Call to arrange a special day – 630-232-0173.

Flat Bread & Wine Wednesdays at Preservation – Wednesdays in June

Each Wednesday from 4 – 9 pm, Preservation Bread & Wine, 513 S. Third St., Geneva ovens fire up strong and friends join us for flat bread pizza night, featuring five gourmet flatbreads & four different wines at $20/bottle.

Parkinson’s Disease Exercises – Thursdays in June

Delnor Glen Senior Living, part of Northwestern Living, 975 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles offers a weekly exercise class designed specifically to meet the needs of those with Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders from 11 – 11:45 am.  Classes run in 6 week sessions.  To register please call 630-933-4234 TTY for the hearing impaired 630-933-4833.  All participants will be required to sign a release on the first day of class.

Afternoon Tea – Thursdays & Saturdays in June

You are formally invited to spend the day with us and stay for Afternoon Tea from 
2 – 4:30 pm in Little Traveler’s, 404 S. Third St., Geneva legendary tea room. Please call 630-232-4200 for more information.

Fish Fry Dinners and So Much More – Fridays in June. Geneva American Legion Post 75, 22 S. Second St., Geneva holds this event every Friday from 5 – 8 pm.  Choose from a variety of entrees with prices starting at $9.  A cash bar is available.  For more information, call 630-232-2171.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet – Sundays in June

The Oscar Swan Country Inn, 1800 W. State St., Geneva offers a Sunday buffet from 9:30 – 11 am.  Reservations required; $15.95/person. Visit or call 630-232-0173.

French Market – Sundays in June

An open air market located by the train station runs Sundays from 8 am – 2 pm through November 15.  For more information,

The Holmstad Helping Hearts – June 4

This is a free family and caregiver support group from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Town Center classroom at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Pkwy., Batavia, and will continue to meet the first Thursday of each month at the same time. Care for loved ones will be provided free of charge. Call Brenda Lowden, RN, at 630-879-4034 to reserve your spot.

“Awkward Family Photos” Exhibition – opens June 6

Celebrate those less than picture-perfect moments in an exhibition that explores ten family themes at Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva.  Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am – 4 pm.  Admission: $2/FREE for Museum Members.  Thru August 15.

20th Anniversary Celebration – June 6

Crystal Life Technology, 121 S. Third St., Geneva will have an official rededication to commemorate 20 years in business at 10 am.  Local dignitaries, led by Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, will be on hand for the event, at which gifts, refreshments and a ribbon cutting will occur.

Discover Your Library – June 6

Learn what the Library can do for you from 9:30 am – 1 pm at Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva! Business owners are eligible for a special library card that provides access to databases, social media help and 24/7 access to eMedia – books, music, movies and more. Call 630-232-0780 X251 or visit to register.

“God of Carnage” – through June 7

Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles presents this play Fri & Sat (8 pm); Sun (3 pm).  A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Brutally entertaining! Winner 2009 TONY AWARD!  Please visit or call 630-587-8521 for tickets and more information. 

Business Book Discussion – June 9

Discuss the latest books and research related to business, personality and learning at Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva each month from 7 – 8:30 pm. Cynthia Wade, an experienced group facilitator, guides the discussion. June book: Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant. July book: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. Call 630-232-0780 X251 or visit to register.

Monthly Caregivers Support Group – June 9

Are you a current caregiver for someone with dementia?  Could you use some additional support or resources?  You're invited to join the Monthly Caregiver Support Group at Arden Courts Memory Care Community, 2388 Bricher Rd., Geneva from 1 – 2:30 pm.  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.  Registration is NOT required; if you have questions about this group, please call 630-262-3900 or email

Intro to Instagram – June 10

Get tips on how to create an account and become an active user from 7 – 8:30 pm at Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva. You can bring your device of choice: smartphone, laptop or tablet, but it’s not required. Call 630-232-0780 X251 or visit to register.

“The Bikinis” – opens June 11

Back together after 20 years, the hit 60’s girl group The Bikinis is ready to relive their fun in the sun, revive their Jersey Girl heydays, and rekindle their long lost friendships...... all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. Celebrate the good ‘ole days with “It’s in His Kiss”, “I Will Survive,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “Under the Boardwalk,” and many more with Folk rock n’ roller Annie, passive aggressive Jodi, no-holds barred Barbara and fun-loving Karla! Rating: G. Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles.  Please visit for performance schedule or call 630-524-5071 for more information.  Thru August 16.

Movies in the Park – June 11

Join Geneva Park District under the stars for free Movies in the Park this summer! See Wizard of Oz (6/11 – River Park). Movies begin at dusk or approximately 8:30 pm.  Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair!  Movies in the Park are sponsored by the Kane County Chronicle.  

Duckhorn Wine Event – June 11

Join us at The Herrington Inn & Spa, 15 S. River Ln., Geneva for a very special June wine event at 6 pm!  We are pleased to feature the very special wines of Duckhorn Vineyards with our four course meal.  Cost is $120 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required at 630-444-8413

Geneva Garden Walk – June 12 & 13

Geneva Garden Club will be holding its biennial Garden Walk “A Walk in Thyme” featuring five private Geneva gardens and the Fabyan Japanese Tea Garden from 10 am – 3 pm.  Tickets are $18/adv purchase; $20/day of. For more information

Twilights on the Terrace – June 12

Peaceful Parlour, 212 S. Third St., Geneva announces their 5th season of Twilights on the Terrace, outdoor live music.  Bring a blanket, camp chairs and listen to the sparkling sounds of the band Patchouli.    Shows are 6 – 9 pm.   Enjoy Peaceful Parlour’s wonderful organic herbal tea.

PowerPoint Introduction – June 17

Learn the basics of PowerPoint 2013 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva. You’ll create, insert, delete and reorder slides; modify layouts; create transitions; change the presentation view; work with text boxes, graphs, pictures, sounds and charts. Bring your own laptop or tablet to class. Call 630-232-0780 X251 or visit to register.

Flick n’ Float Nights – June 19

Geneva Park District presents Flick n’ Float Nights at Sunset Pool.  Paddington (6/19) at 8:30 pm.  Twilight Admission Rates Apply

Parkinson’s Support Group – June 20

This group is open to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease or movement disorders; their family members, caregivers and loved ones.  Monthly meetings at Delnor Glen Senior Living, part of Northwestern Medicine, 975 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles include educational programs on topics relevant to the disease/disorder, an opportunity for networking and the exchange of ideas.  Refreshments are served.  Offered the third Saturday of the month, except July and December from 10:30 am – 12 pm.  For more information about the support group please call 630-404-9993.

9th Annual Shred Event – June 20

KCT Credit Union will hold its annual shred fest at Hamilton Street and River Lane from 9 am – noon.  The event is free and open to the public.  Members and area residents are welcome to bring their personal files to be shredded on-site. 

Alzheimer Support Group – June 23

Delnor Glen Senior Living, part of Northwestern Medicine, 975 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles offers this on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8 pm.  This group gives caregivers an opportunity to hear how others, who are experiencing the same issues, are coping.

Model Train Display – June 23-27

During Swedish Days visit Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva large-scale model train display, complete with a scavenger hunt.  Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm during this week.  Admission: $3/$2 Museum Members.

“The Odd Couple”– June 26-28

One is neat, one is a slob. Both are divorced and need a place to stay. That's how fussy photographer Felix Unger and sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison end up sharing a New York City apartment. See this classic comedy written by Neil Simon and directed by Lisa Pivaronas at Geneva Park District’s Playhouse 38, 524 W. State St., Geneva Swedish Days weekend!   $20 tickets are available to the following performances 6/26 (7 pm); 6/27 (3 & 7 pm); 6/28 (3 pm).  Tickets are available for purchase at Sunset Community Center. For more information, call 630-232-4542.

Give a Kid a Flag – June 28

The Exchange Club of the Tri-Cities will precede the Swedish Days parade by giving young children an American flag to wave during the parade. Look for the men and women in the red shirts!!

News & Notes

Two Men And A Truck Kane/DuPage, 370 Smoke Tree Business Park, North Aurora is proud to announce the promotion of Tanya Thomas to Office Manager of their McHenry location.  

Hats off to Windy City Amusements, Inc. for giving back at the Cabin Fever Fest in April.   Geneva elementary schools WilliamsburgFabyanWestern Avenue, Mill Creek and Harrison Street all took advantage of their generous offer.  Each school received flyers to hand out and put their schools name on.  Windy City gave a portion of redeemed flyers/tickets bought to the participating school.  What a fantastic community partner!

In a recent Bisnow com real estate newsletter, 25N Coworking, 25 N. Third St., Geneva was named a #4 Hot Chicago Co-working Space.

Brenda Frederick Interior Design, 902 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for customer satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

For the second consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded Waubonsee Community College, Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Dr., Sugar Grove its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

Do you think the Library only offers books?   Discover all of the amazing new products available with your Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva card and learn how to download Library eMedia right to your device!  You can stream music, movies, TV shows and audiobooks from the Library via Hoopla. Sign up for Hoopla through the library's website and borrow up to 10 items per month.  Download eBooks or audiobooks for your tablet, eReader, smartphone or computer via OverDrive or eRead Illinois.  Or make an appointment to download eMedia by visiting and filling out the form.

Michael Orlando, owner and distiller at Fox River Distilling Company, 204 Dearborn Court, Unit 110 Geneva was awarded a bronze medal for Geneva’s Preservation Gin made in Geneva atThe San Francisco World Spirits Competition held on March 20-21.  This is the largest, most influential international spirits competition in America and is judged by a prestigious panel of 39 nationally recognized spirits experts. The judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity as it remains the nation’s most respected spirits competition. 

Wasco Nursery & Garden Center41W781 Rt. 64 St. Charles joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top local garden centers when it was named one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2015.  The Revolutionary 100 program surveys garden center owners and managers on how they run their businesses.

The Kane County Cougars, 34W002 Cherry Ln., Geneva received a worldwide boost in promoting their upcoming 25th silver anniversary season being featured on the NASDAQ building in Times Square with a special message promoting the 25th anniversary campaign. The Cougars are believed to be the first team in Minor League Baseball history to be prominently featured on the famous MarketSite Tower. In April, the Cougars achieved national headlines with the announcement of several of their new food and drink items which was featured in USA Today, Yahoo!, SI and several other major news outlets.

Houzz awarded Past Basket Design, 200 S. Third St., Geneva "Best of Houzz 2015" in two categories. Their Houzz portfolio was voted among the most popular - winning in the "Design" category. And for achieving the highest level of client satisfaction they won in the "Service" category as well. This marks the second consecutive year Past Basket Design has won in both categories.

Continental Envelope, 1700 Averill Rd., Geneva is proud to sponsor Pushing the Envelope Farm, which is adjacent to their factory.  Pushing the Envelope Farm is a community farm and education center that serves the greater Fox Valley and Chicagoland communities.  For more information, please call 630-578-3313.

Kane County Cougars, 34W002 Cherry Ln., Geneva are setting the goal of reaching 45,000 Facebook 'likes' this season and they need YOUR help! "Drive For 45K" gives current and future followers of the Cougars' Facebook page ( the opportunity to win unique ballpark experiences and prizes. As part of the "Drive For 45K", each 1,000 new 'likes' will reveal a specific ballpark experience or prize that will be awarded to select Facebook fans. Fans, link up with us today on Facebook to be part of our "Drive For 45K"!

The City of Geneva was named a 2014 Tree City USA community for the 15th consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Michelle Hurlstone has joined the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles team as the new human resources director.

The State Bank of Geneva, 22 S. Fourth St., Geneva has announced the election of new board member, Bob Untiedt, Graham’s Fine Chocolates, 302 S. Third St., Geneva & Ice Cream and 318 Coffeehouse, 318 S. Third St., Geneva.

Starting May 26, The Sugar Path, 315 W. State St., Geneva will begin opening daily at 8 am with an expanded Iced Coffee menu and daily pastries.  Also starting that Tuesday is their delivery program!  They will offer daily delivery 11 am to 5 pm with a minimum order amount and a small delivery fee.  We also have a delivery zone within 5 miles of our shop.

Juan Santiago and Tom Amore of the Geneva Park District have been named the 2014 Outstanding Parks Employees of the Year by the Midwest Institute of Park Executives.    

Flair on 3rd, 426 S. Third St., Unit 1A Geneva – 1 year
State Farm – Matt Holm, 1109 Randall Ct., Geneva – 1 year
Bar Louie, 1602 Commons Dr., Ste. 600 Geneva – 2 years at Geneva location
K.Hollis Jewelers, 147 S. Randall Rd., Batavia – 10 years on April 11
Crystal Life Technology, 121 S. Third St., Geneva – 20 years on June 6
AMI Communications Inc., 300 Cardinal, Ste. 280 St. Charles – 22 years on May 3
Exchange Club of the Tri-Cities – 32 years providing “Flags for Kids” at the beginning of each Swedish Day Parade.
Carlson’s Flooring, 728 W. State St., Geneva – 48 years

Wasco Nursery & Garden Center, 41W781 Rt. 64 St. Charles - 90 years