Business Matters: Yorkville Chamber schedules fall events
SHERRI FARLEY firstname.lastname@example.org August 31, 2012 2:16PM
Sherri Farley, director of the Yorkville chamber
Updated: October 5, 2012 6:07AM
Here’s hoping you had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend! The holiday break comes bittersweet, as most of us don’t relish the unofficial close of summer.
If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of the office and hit the golf course one last time on a beautiful September day, keep in mind our annual golf outing Sept. 20. Though a day of fun, make no mistake, business alliances are built and developed at these events.
Each golfer also will receive a coupon good for a future day of free golf. Something to save for next spring, or maybe a chance to get out again this year on a warm autumn day! Visit www.yorkvillechamber.org for details.
My mind may be resistant to letting go of summer, but we’ve already received calls asking about our popular Biz Boo! annual business trick-or-treat event in Yorkville. The date is set for Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch our website for details and a list of businesses that will be welcoming your little goblins and princesses for trick-or-treating!
Other September programming is worth your time, too. As mentioned in my last column, there is an opportunity to attend an informative Multi-Chamber Federal Legislative Update with invited guest Congressman Peter Roskam on Sept. 17 at Piper’s Banquets in Aurora. If you would like to join us, visit the chamber’s website or contact our office for registration information.
Our monthly PAY (Professionals Advancing in Yorkville) group will host a presentation Sept. 14 titled “Performance Metrics for Small Business: How to Use Today’s Technology to Measure Things that Really Matter.” Discussion will be led by Cory Hansen, president at Spectrum Restoration Services in Aurora.
Cory will explain how performance metrics are more crucial than ever in today’s small businesses. We are going to look at the primary measurements or indicators in small business and try to simplify what they are and how we can measure them. We will focus on how we can use technology and cost-effective tools to track leads, project real-time costing, and manage cash flow or productivity. Most importantly, we will cover what we can do today to apply the metrics and affect the bottom line. There is no fee to attend the program, and it is open to members of the public who would like to learn more about this topic.
Find more information about this and other chamber programs at yorkvillechamber.org.
Sherri Farley is the executive director of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at 630-553-6853.