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Batavia Business Nuggets: September & October

Sep 04, 2017 08:30AM ● By Ben Scott

Chicago Expert Importers (CEI) has developed a warehouse inventory/distribution program that has been successfully serving the needs of various corporations for many years. CEI can tailor an inventory/distribution program to meet your business’ specific needs. Located at 1229 Pierson Dr., Batavia, CEI’s 120,000 sq. ft. steel and concrete precast facility has eight loading docks and a 24/7/365 monitored security system. 630-761-9816,

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of Joe Kosner, American Family Insurance. American Family Insurance is located at 10 E. Wilson St., and offers auto, home, life and commercial insurance. 630-406-0414,

The Batavia Women in Business will hold a luncheon on Tues., Oct. 10 from 11:30am–1pm at Mill Creek Country Club, 39W525 Herrington Dr., Geneva. Batavia City Administrator Laura Newman will speak about career changes and making the transition from corporate America to local government. $25 for chamber members and $35 for prospective members and guests. Visit or call the Batavia Chamber of Commerce at 630-879-7134 no later than the Friday before the luncheon to make reservations.

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of a new special event and marketing coordinator, Catherine Fitch. Catherine has been an active member of the Batavia community since moving here with her husband Jack in April, 2000. She received her BA in Communications from Michigan State University and has professionally been employed in the health insurance field for the majority of her career.

Batavia resident and Neighbors Magazines columnist Roger Breisch recently released Questions That Matter, a compilation of his most provocative essays. Although Breisch has honed his questioning through various formats, some of his most poignant conversations occurred while logging over 3,000 hours answering calls on suicide hotlines.

The book is available online through Amazon or you can purchase it at one of two upcoming book signings: Thurs., Sept. 7, 4–5:30pm at 25 N Coworking, 25 N. River Ln., Geneva and Thurs., Sept. 28, 5–7pm at K. Hollis Jewelers, 147 S. Randall Rd., Batavia.

 Batavia MainStreet served an amazing farm-to-table dinner to 200 community members on N. River St. on Sun., Aug. 6. The food at the Batavia Dinner Table was sourced from Batavia Farmers’ Market vendors, prepared by River St. restaurant chefs, and served by Batavia volunteers! Proceeds from this event, more than $3000, were given to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.