CHAMBER BOARD (left to right): Dave Hostman, Chris Rowe, Wade Meyer, Pattie Taylor, Nancy Burton, Rosann Hansen, Cathy Scott, Sherry Corder, Dave Bunge, Mike Levin & Ken Mateja. Not pictured: Andy Bicknase. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Nancy Burton, President........526-3610 Wauconda Park District Chris Rowe, President-Elect ......................526-7500 Casten Body Shop BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP The Wauconda Chamber invites all local businesspersons to learn more about our organization and enjoy the many benefits of membership. Our informative website averages over 500 hits per day. The website promotes and assists our members, while providing visitors and the community up-to-date information and resources. There are several networking groups. The Women in Business Council meets monthly to network, educate and support professional women facing multiple demands of their time. WINGS is a referral group meeting twice per month made up of active Chamber members, with one person from each business category. The Chamber Industrial Alliance meets for roundtable discussions that address the specific needs of the industrial community. The chamber is their resource for business issues such as workforce needs, building expansions and village regulations. The many Chamber benefits of membership include: • Comprehensive website with detailed membership directory, free member website job opportunity listings, and calendar of events. • Monthly “Business After Hours” networking. • Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings. • Bi-monthly Newsletter. 4 2009-2010 WaucondaCommunityGuide Dave Bunge, Treasurer ..........526-1040 Alliant Advisors, CPA’s Pattie Taylor, Secretary ........487-3232 RE/MAX American Dream Rosann Hansen, Director......826-5958 Ambassador DIRECTORS Andy Bicknase ............................309-2198 Social Member Sherry Corder ..............................526-9271 Old Victorian Farmhouse B&B Dave Hostman ............................487-6586 WaucondaCommunity Bank Mike Levin ....................................526-2499 M & L Flooring America Ken Mateja ..................................438-6400 R-H Insurance Group Wade Meyer..................................526-9774 Payroll Solutions Cathy Scott ..................................526-1083 RWC Pension Administrators, Inc. • Specialized networking groups including Women In Business Council and Chamber Industrial Alliance. • Business referrals from a full time Chamber office. • Annual CommunityGuide and Membership Directory sent to all residents, businesses and newcomers. • “Business 2 Business” Discount Program. • Seminars and networking events. • Annual hardbound Membership Directory for all members. • Community events & fund raisers including the Rodeo, Community Expo, Farmers’ Market, Golf Outing, Street Dance, and Holiday Walk. • Your voice for business in the community. You speak… we listen! We are a unified force to present issues and develop solutions with a focus on economic development and business retention. We assist our members with workforce, expansion, financial and local governmental issues. The Chamber office is located in the Citizens Activity Center (CAC) at 100 N. Main Street, directly across from the Village Hall. The proximity is symbolic of the cooperation that exists between the Chamber, the Village and the community. Visit us at www.waucondachamber.org or stop by the office for business referrals, membership applications, maps, demographics and other communityrelated information. The Chamber office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also request Information by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREETINGS FROM THE MAYOR The Wauconda Village Board consisting of Clerk Ginger Irwin, Trustees: Pat Murphy, Lincoln F. Knight, Jean Mayo, Ed Lockmayer, John F. Barbini, Pam Wahl and myself, Mayor Mark F. Knigge, invite you to discover the wonders of Wauconda past, present, and future. The Village of Wauconda was established by a vote (49 yes, 24 no) at the Pratt Hotel approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 1877.* As we approach our 126th birthday, we can celebrate our rich and diverse heritage. Past visits to the beaches, water slides and apple picking bring back memories to generations of people who have visited our village over the years…what tremendous name recognition! Looking at the past with an eye toward the future we have much to be proud of and much to look forward to! Presently, Wauconda is a community abundant with distinct opportunities, from our pristine recreational lake, to our historic downtown, to the vast forest preserves and trail systems. Wauconda Fest, triathlons, fishing derbies and the Farmers Market are not only activities for our residents, but bring thousands of visitors to our town…many for the first time. Coupled with an excellent district school system, award-winning library, outstanding park district, quality police and fire protection and first-rate village staff, Wauconda offers the amenities that provide a foundation to raise a family, build a business and live a quality life for all of our residents! As we look to the future, planning is the means to a unified and cohesive effort that will efficiently and effectively move our village forward. Your village board is enthusiastically looking forward to working with our highly professional staff and village residents to develop a strategic plan that will guide the operation and development of our village. This plan will include the establishment of an economic development department and director, fiscal planning and forecasting, and an overall vision for the advancement of our community. As always, communication is crucial. The interactive web site, staff updates, village message board, resident advisory groups and town hall meetings will broaden the information flow and create an avenue for input and feedback vitally needed for inclusion in the government process. Finally, you can only be amazed at the spirit and sense of community exhibited by the Village of Wauconda residents and always remember, together we can make a difference! Mark F. Knigge, Mayor Village of Wauconda 101 N. Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084 *Referenced from the Village of Wauconda 1977 Centennial celebration pamphlet, a gift to the village from former Mayor John Dianis VILLAGE BOARD (left to right): Patrick Murphy, Pam Wahl, John Barbini, Ginger Irwin, Mark Knigge, Jean Mayo, Ed Lochmayer & Lincoln Knight. VILLAGE OF WAUCONDA The Village of Wauconda is a community of 12,614 residents with a diversified industrial and commercial base. Local government consists of a Mayor, Clerk and six-member Board of Trustees who are elected to four-year overlapping terms of office. Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Committee of the Whole meetings are held the second, fourth and sometimes fifth Tuesday of the month. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and the agendas as well as the approved minutes can be accessed on the Village website at www.wauconda-il.gov. VILLAGE ELECTED OFFICIALS Mark F. Knigge, Mayor E-mail: email@example.com Ginger Irwin, Village Clerk E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick Murphy, Trustee E-mail: email@example.com Lincoln F. Knight, Trustee E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jean Mayo, Trustee E-mail: email@example.com Ed Lochmayer, Trustee E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org John F. Barbini, Trustee E-mail: email@example.com Pam Wahl, Trustee E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2009-2010 WaucondaCommunityGuide 5