Members of 20 chambers of commerce welcomed 575 attendees at the new Sheraton Hotel at 3000 Warrenville Road in Lisle, IL on March 20th. The luncheon featured a business EXPO and keynote speaker Jeanne Malnati, founder and CEO of The Culture Group and key consultant in her family's business, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria. The event opened with a business EXPO featuring 40 businesses. "The Multi-chamber event was an exceptional opportunity for a small business such as ours to network with so many other business owners. I cannot think of a more effective way of introducing and promoting our Christmas in July Races than participating in events such as this. Most impressive was the warm, friendly reception we received from the attendees. We will be back next year," said Ed Kelly from Runners 4 Wellness.
Jeanne Malnati's high energy presentation focused on building a healthy workplace for employees who will love arriving to work each day. Jeanne Malnati challenged the audience to "...take the time to talk and listen to colleagues to create clear communication and trust in the workplace. This is a key component in making a business a good place to work." It's NOT all about the pizza!
"This event is one of the most highly regarded luncheons of the year. The opportunity to network with 19 other chambers is truly a value added proposition for our members. In addition a quality speaker with an inspiring message given by Jeanne Malnati made for a truly impactful day. Finally the service and facilities provided by the Sheraton Lisle were first rate," said Tom Althoff, President & CEO of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce.
The 20 participating Chambers are: Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, GOA, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Villa Park, Western DuPage, West Suburban, Westmont, Wheaton, and Woodridge.