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Mike Bauman, center, council board member at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Aurora, cuts a ribbon for its adult daycare center, Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly, Inc., on Sept. 27. Opened in January, the facility joined ESSE locations at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wheaton and Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn.
Courtesy of Al Benson
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of chamber member Heritage Woods of Batavia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony as part of a public open house Sept. 26. The affordable assisted-living facility is located at 1079 E. Wilson Street in Batavia. It serves adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence. Attendees included Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke; Rick Banas, vice president of development and positioning for Gardant Management Solutions; and Eric Forystek, executive director of Heritage Woods of Batavia. They were joined by Heritage Woods staff members and residents, Batavia Chamber President and CEO Margaret Perreault; Patti Anselme, chamber special events coordinator; and Shirley Mott, chamber communications and membership coordinator.
Courtesy of Batavia Chamber of Commerce
State Rep. Brad Stephens of Rosemont recognized Rosemont Florist in his inaugural Small Business Spotlight for September 2023. He presented a certificate of recognition to owner Plami Todorov. Rosemont Florist, located at 6111 N. River Road, offers several designs for occasions such as birthdays, religious events, celebrations, consolatory messages, autumn festivities, thank you gestures, and weddings.
Courtesy of State Rep. Brad Stephens