February 19, 2024 Weekly Digest

Chairman's Circle Members
Happenings in and around the Chamber!

Meet Our New Member!

Krema Coffee Roasters

Shiver By The River Batavia Drinks & Dining Pass is Live - Get Your Pass Today!

SHIVER BY THE RIVER is a NEW drinks and dining promotion created to cure your cabin fever! With our FREE digital pass, participants will “check-in” to Batavia restaurants, bars and cafes for a chance to win prizes!

Some will offer discounts and specials, but the more often you eat and drink in Batavia, the more chances you have to win. This program will run through Thursday, March 14. Don't be left out in the cold - head to our website now to sign up for your digital pass and start mapping out your exploration! Click here to learn more.

Read the Shiver By The River Press Release.

Congratulations to Our 2023 Ole Award Winners!

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce has named eight Batavia businesses as recipients of the 2023 Ole Award. Businesses who had final city occupancy permits by December 31, 2023, were eligible.


All recipients will be honored at Inspire 2024: A Celebration of Those Who Inspire Us! event, scheduled for Thursday, April 25. The Ole honorees for 2023 and the appropriate category for their award are:

  • Remodeling – Industrial: Larsen Packaging Products, 1350 S. River Street
  • New Construction – Commercial: MOKA Coffee, 132 Independence Drive
  • Remodeling – Commercial: Acquaviva Ristorante Batavia, 1900 Mill Street
  • Remodeling – Commercial: Batavia Animal Clinic, 135 First Street
  • Remodeling – Commercial: Emagine Entertainment, 550 N. Randall Road
  • Remodeling – Commercial: Grainology Brewstillery, 131 Flinn Street, Suite C
  • Remodeling – Commercial: JT’s Tavern & Tap, 113 S. Batavia Avenue
  • Remodeling – Commercial: New Moon Vegan, 119 S. Batavia Avenue 

Read the entire press release.

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting

All are welcome - please join us!

TODAY! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Batavia City Hall Renovation, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19

Swing into a Great Networking Event on Wednesday!

We're excited to head to X-Golf Geneva for our monthly after-hours Net-Working It. We've added another element of fun to this month's event as three bays will be available to us so that you can take a swing - no golf experience necessary! Longest drive contest anyone?

Share the word and join us on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at X-Golf Geneva, 1900 S. Randall Road - in the Best Buy strip mall. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit our spotlight nonprofit, Suicide Prevention Services. FORE!

Dreams Can Come True!

We're going to Italy and you're invited. Renew your passport and make plans to travel to Italy next October!

If you'd like to listen to the informational meeting, or download promotional flyers, click here.

Batavia Chamber of Commerce's Inspire Scholarships are Now Open for Applications!

The four scholarships, worth $1,000 each, are motivated by the makeup of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce membership. Please encourage Batavia Public High School Seniors to apply. Access the applications here.

News and Updates from Our Members

7th Annual Soup Sampler Event Takes Place on March 14

On Thursday, March 14, 2024, Batavia United Way will be hosting our 7th Annual Soup’s On – Soup Tasting Fundraiser at Bar Evolution & The Tea Tree, 27-29 N. River St., Batavia. We are stewing up a great event! Tickets are now on sale; only 120 tickets will be available for the event. Ticketed guests will receive a 3 oz sample of soups from 12 different local restaurants as well as Texas toast and crackers to accompany the soup.   Read the entire press release.

The City of Batavia will be holding a final public open house on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the City Council Chambers. Members of the public are invited to attend to view the draft document and provide feedback to the City’s consultant Houseal Lavigne. Attend this Open House and share your feedback with Houseal Lavigne and City Staff. Access the Draft Downtown Batavia plan here.

Batavia Launches Emergency Notification System: Alert Batavia

The City of Batavia has launched an emergency notification system, Alert Batavia, that enables public safety officers to notify the community about emergencies by telephone, mobile, SMS, email, and more. The notification system is powered by CodeRED.


Batavia residents and businesses are encouraged to subscribe to Alert Batavia by providing contact information to receive targeted alerts about emergencies that could directly impact individuals, homes, businesses, or property. City personnel will use Alert Batavia to send time-sensitive emergency alerts such as: criminal activity; shelter-in-place/lockdowns; extended power outages; hazardous material threat; public health crisis; active shooter incident; missing or endangered person; road closures/traffic alerts; and others. Read the entire press release.

Upcoming Business & Community Events

Fox Valley Jazz Big Band Opens 2024 Youth Jazz Competition

Fox Valley Orchestra Opens the 2024 Youth Concerto Competition

Fox Valley Brass Band Opens the 2024 Youth Brass Competition

Fox Valley Orchestra Chorus Opens the 2024 Collegiate Voice Competition

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups

The Evolutions Men's Group

Billy Elliot The Musical at The Paramount Theatre

A New Model of Care: Dementia Connection Model CE & Book Signing Event

Community Meditation

Community Acupuncture

Free Community Supper

Cheers to Hope

Valley Sheltered Workshop Dine & Donate

Dementia Support Group at Bardwell Residences

Women's Circle

Fox Valley Brass Band Presents "The Unconquerable Soul"

Prom Dress Giveaway 2024

Rae of Sunshine Spring Recital

Blueprint Ball Benefiting Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Check out the many more events posted on our Community Calendar!!!!

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City of Batavia

Batavia Public Library

Batavia Public School District 101

Batavia Park District

Batavia MainStreet

Batavia Parks Foundation

Batavia Chamber of Commerce | (630) 879-7134 | Shirley@BataviaChamber.org |www.BataviaChamber.org


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