August/September President’s Letter

Welcome all to the sad days that mark the end of summer. I haven’t had to go back to school after summer vacation in almost 25 years, but I still get that same feeling every year. Maybe it rubs off from my kids and wife who still have to face returning to school/work the same way we all did.

And speaking of returning to work…

Summer has always been a slower time for Chamber functions, but things are now going to start picking up again. Our luncheons will resume on Tuesday, September 9th at Lake Katherine Nature Center (7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive). Gareth Blakesley will be presenting “Incorporating Green Initiatives in the Workplace” and the luncheon begins at 11:45am with a cost of $20 per guest. I’m sure it will mark a great return to our gatherings and I encourage everyone to attend if at all possible. In addition Lake Katherine will be hosting its annual Monarch Butterfly Festival 2014 on Sunday, September 14th from 11am to 4:30pm. Sponsorships are due by August 29th so contact 708-361-1873 or use the following link to participate:

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First Merit Bank will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, August 28th from 11am to 2pm. Refreshments will be served so drop by to meet and greet.

The Farmer’s Market continues every Wednesday in the Municipal Parking Lot at 122nd and Harlem until October 9th.

I hope to see you at these upcoming events and throughout the rest of the year.

Ok, Back to Work now…

Stephen Georgiou
President, Palos Area Chamber