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Batavia Business Nuggets: July & August

Kori and Bryan Kasper recently opened Branch Gardens at 77 S. Lake St., Aurora, across from the Santori Library. Branch Gardens has perennials, annuals, succulents, cacti, house plants, a new air plant that doesn’t need soil and more. While Branch Gardens is mainly focused on plants and trees, the quaint indoor store has a nice selection of pots, outdoor art, soaps and miscellaneous garden accessories. Branch Gardens is open Wednesday through Sunday. Check for hours.

The Batavia Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Batavia Family Dental. Helping Dr. Korpan, his wife Irene and his staff celebrate were many members of the community. Mayor Jeffery Schielke shared some history of their location while chamber staff, chamber ambassadors, chamber members, friends and family listened intently and later enjoyed a tour of the redesigned office.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, Batavia Family Dental is one of the locations hosting two of the Bulldogs Unleashed foster puppies. In attendance were the talented artists who created “Foodie” (Katie Drum) and “Liberty” (Sarah Engel). 630-879-2011,

At their May 7 luncheon and ribbon cutting, the Batavia Woman’s Club (BWC) presented a check for $22,000 to Rise From the Ashes, which was raised from BWC’s 2017 Fashion Show. Present for this occasion was Batavia Woman’s Club President Nan Pope Phillips, Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Batavia City Administrator Laura Newman, Chamber President Holly Deitchman, Membership Specialist Margaret Perreault and many members of BWC.

CodeCraze, LLC had a grand opening celebration on in April. Manager’s Brooke LuetgertJennifer Luetgert and Web Design Coordinator Laura Severson were present, along with Mayor Jeffery Schielke and a group of esteemed community members. Located at 1001 E. Wilson St., Suite 140, CodeCraze, LLC, is a brand new coding and robotics school in Batavia. They offer camps, courses and regular competitions led by expert developers. Their specially designed curriculum caters to students grade three and above. In a small, cooperative group setting, they guide students in gentle progression from beginner to advanced coding through the creation of games and construction of robots. 630-828-5566,

Diamond Rigging, located at 680 Kingsland Dr., Batavia, recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary. Owner Max Mayer, his family, staff, their clients and community representatives helped celebrate the occasion. Diamond Rigging Corp. can help you move, install, level and align your heavy equipment. They provide machinery moving, rigging, and millwrighting services to businesses in the Chicagoland area. 630-879-6500,