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Meet Cherryl Marcey from The Matrix Club

By Vickie Austin | August 16, 2022

Meet Cherryl Marcey, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Matrix Club We asked new Wheaton Chamber member Cherryl Marcey from The Matrix Club to share with us about this exciting new venue, soon to open on Rt. 59 in Naperville: Q: What is The Matrix Club? The Matrix Club will be a high-quality venue for…

Meet Kimberly Glover from GotKim, LLC

By Vickie Austin | August 1, 2022

Meet Career Coach & HR Consultant Kimberly Glover of GotKim, LLC Kimberly Glover joined the Wheaton Chamber at the end of March 2022. She is a CEO, Certified Career Coach and SHRM-CP accredited human resources professional. Kim received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media studies from Northern Illinois University where her own academic…

Rich Sagan from the City of Wheaton tapes as Vickie Austin of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce interviews Juan Rubio

Meet Juan Rubio of The Protein Spot

By Vickie Austin | July 20, 2022

Meet Juan Rubio of The Protein Spot When Juan Rubio and I met on a sunny day in June to film “Now Open in Wheaton,” I was amazed at his story. He talked about the years he spent as a farmer, working in Jalisco, Mexico, as an agave plant farmer. Agave, as you may know,…

Fourth of July

Best. Gig. Ever.

By Vickie Austin | July 2, 2022

Best. Gig. Ever. This Monday, once again I’ll serve as emcee for the famous Wheaton, IL, Fourth of July Parade. As a guest of the Wheaton Park District, I will have emcee’d this event for the past three parades-just not consecutive years, due to the pandemic. Andy Bendy has told me the job is mine…

Why Self-Care is So Important

By Doris Barrera | August 9, 2021

by Moyra Gorski, RN, BSN, Gorski Wellness   During these last 18 months, we’ve seen firsthand how important it is to take care of ourselves. Even when there are so many things out of our control, how we take care of ourselves is within our control.   Here are just a few reasons to pay…

The Color of Dance: Wheaton Chamber Member redefines ballet through the art of photography

By Doris Barrera | March 1, 2021

The Color of Dance: Wheaton Chamber Member redefines ballet through the art of photography   When Miguel Morna Freitas came to Chicago from the island of Madeira, Portugal, as a 17-year-old, he couldn’t have known that his path would lead to becoming an artist. He lived with his uncle, a professor at Loyola, while attending…

Making Connections that Count

By Doris Barrera | February 22, 2021

Making Connections that Count   Two weeks ago, I was picking up takeout at Mi Casa restaurant on Main Street. As I was waiting for my delicious Mexican food, I started chatting with a gentleman sitting at their counter. He turned out to be the owner, Jose. I asked about business and how they were…

Hank Ebeling publishes “Crushing the Competition with Service”

By Doris Barrera | February 1, 2021

Hank Ebeling of H4 Fitness has recently published “Crushing the Competition with Service” “I wanted to share my new book that just came out to the rest of the local small business owners of the chamber. As a Wheaton chamber member, and local small business owner I thought this could be a great read for…

Member-to-Member Connections Count for Mike Dyer

By Vickie Austin | January 6, 2021

Member Connections For Mike Dyer, Edward Jones, 2020 has been quite the year. “This is a year in which I’ve had to adapt my business growth multiple times,” Mike said. “My business plan for 2020 focused on door-to-door introductions and in-person seminars after moving my business back to Wheaton in January, but then the pandemic started…

“Headshot Days” a Smashing Success

By Vickie Austin | November 5, 2020

New Wheaton Chamber member Miguel Morna Freitas of Morna Freitas Photography graciously agreed to provide professional headshots to our members. Miguel met with Chamber members on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 12, to take professional photos that will soon grace social media. Many thanks to Miguel for being willing to share his gifts and…

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