Business Bits: Sam’s Club opens in Romeoville
October 4, 2013 7:14PM
Updated: November 7, 2013 6:25AM
ROMEOVILLE — A Sam’s Club warehouse store opened Thursday at 460 S. Weber Road. The 138,455-square-foot store features a fuel station for club members, groceries and a wine and liquor department. About 175 employees were hired to staff the store.
“The addition of Sam’s Club to our retail development not only enhances the shopping amenities for Romeoville but will draw customers from other Will County communities,” Mayor John Noak said in November when ground was broken for the store.
Expo set for Oct. 16
JOLIET — The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual Business Doing Business After Hours and Expo will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Holiday Inn Joliet Hotel & Conference Center, 411 S. Larkin Ave. The free event will showcase chamber members and their businesses. Appetizers and a cash bar also will be available. Call 815-727-5371 for more information.
JOLIET — The U.S. Postal Service is inviting small-businesses owners to attend a “Grow Your Business Day” workshop that will begin at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Joliet post office, 2000 McDonough St. The one-hour event is designed to help entrepreneurs and proprietors promote their businesses using direct mail, without the cost of mailing lists or permits.
A presentation on Every Door Direct service will include information on selecting a campaign message, targeting an audience and preparing mailings. Attendees will also learn about the postal service’s new Direct Mail Hub. Seating is limited so those interested in attending are encouraged to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council sponsors Color Me Pink 5K
JOLIET — The Council For Working Women is sponsoring a Color Me Pink 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 near the Cinemark Theater entrance at the Louis Joliet Mall. As participants cross the finish line, a pink mist will turn their white running attire pink.
Proceeds from the event support the council’s scholarship fund and Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter. The council is a division of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For more information go to www.jolietchamber.com.
The registration fee is $35 or $25 per runner for groups of five or more. Register at signmeup.com by searching Color Me Pink.
Business of Year
JOLIET — The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual awards dinner will be Nov. 4 at Syl’s 150 West Banquet Hall, 1050 NE Frontage Road, Joliet. The Business of the Year award will be given to The Greater Joliet Area YMCA. Other award recipients are: Financial services, Heartland Bank and Trust; professional/business services, Harbour Contractors Inc.; retail, Moore Glass Inc.; social services, Stepping Stones Inc. and Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living; Rabbi Hershman Community Service Awards, car dealer Terry D’Arcy and retired Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton; lifetime achievement award, Silver Cross Hospital president and chief executive Paul Pawlak.
Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event cost $75, and reservations must be made by Oct. 31. Visit
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