May 20, 2024 Weekly Digest

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

Meet Our New Member!

Zen Loft Collective

Beer Tent Servers, Ticket Sales & ID Checks at Windmill City Festival

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce will need volunteers on Friday, July 12 at the Beer Tent during Windmill City Fest. We will be responsible for ticket sales, ID checks and beer service. We have divided the volunteer times into three time slots 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m., and 9-11 p.m. and we need at least 10 volunteers for each shift, including two B.A.S.S.E.T certified Team Captains to be present at each shift. Please let us know if you are B.A.S.S.E.T certified. 

Feel free to wear your "logo wear" to market your business or organization! Click here to view shifts and sign up. Thank you for helping! 

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

All are welcome - please join us!

Wednesday! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Thorabella's: 15 E. Wilson St., Batavia at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22

Thursday! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Fox River Boutique: 10 E. Wilson St., Batavia at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Sport Clips Batavia 20th Anniversary: 834 N. Randall Road, Batavia at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Rookie's Patio: 1996 S. Kirk Road, Geneva at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Taco Dale: 842 N. Randall Road, Batavia at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 13

Fore! 50th Annual Golf Outing Takes Place in Early June

Don't delay...round up a foursome or simply sign up and we will pair you with a fun partner. Sponsorships are still available, contact Patti Anselme for information and reserve yours today!

We are also requesting donations of gift cards for the golf outing raffle. If you are able to contribute, please reach out to Patti!

Get Your Batavia Community Flag!

Are you seeing a brightly colored red flag with a windmill pop-up all over Batavia and wonder where to get them? The Batavia Community Flag is available for purchase online and can be picked up at our office, 106 W. Wilson Street. Available are a 3’ x 5’ flag for $50, a garden-size flag with stake for $35 and stickers for $5.

Looking for Teachers' Gifts?

Give them Chamber Bucks! Batavia Chamber Bucks are gift certificates in denomination of $10 and can be used like cash at more than 120 participating businesses. You can purchase Batavia Chamber Bucks by stopping by the Chamber office at 106 W. Wilson Street, Ste. 15. to pick them up. These make great gift ideas for anyone on your list and keeps our money local!

Any Batavia business or Batavia Chamber of Commerce member can accept them. To be added to the list, give us a call at (630) 879-7134.

Congratulations to Zen Loft Collective!

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of Chamber member Zen Loft Collective, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16. This new wellness center is in downtown Batavia at 103 E. Wilson St., 2nd Floor. Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the celebration with Zen Loft Collective co-owners Emily Beaupre and Kelly Vida, who also serves as the collective’s manager.  

Zen Loft Collective is a wellness center located in downtown Batavia. It currently offers yoga and other fitness classes, massage and hourly space rental for artists and practitioners. Owners Emily Beaupre and Kelly Vida bring their expertise from successful individual practices to Zen Loft Collective. Emily is the owner of Zen Loft Wellness Center in downtown Aurora. She is a licensed massage therapist with more than 20 years of wellness industry experience and owns her own practice Sunshine Wellness Services. Kelly is the founder and owner of Empowered Mama Fitness. Its mission is to provide fitness options, special events, and educational resources designed to empower women through all stages of their lives, with a special focus on motherhood.

More information about Zen Loft Collective, plus upcoming classes and events can be found by visiting the website You can also check out their Facebook page or follow Contact them by calling (630) 454-7899 or email

News and Updates from Our Members

Hall Quarry Beach Reopens May 25 for the Summer Season

Life is better at the beach. Hall Quarry Beach, Batavia’s favorite summer destination, reopens on Saturday, May 25, to kick off Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer. The Quarry will host special summer events, swim lessons and will also be available for private rentals. Season passes remain on sale at discounted, preseason rates through Friday, May 24. Read the entire press release. 

Batavia MainStreet & Water Street Studios Seek Applicants for Winterfest Art Market

Applications Opened May 18

Winterfest Art Market is a holiday market in collaboration with non-profit organizations Water Street Studios and Batavia MainStreet. Artists, artisans and makers will be selling fine art and handmade items featured throughout Water Street Studios and The Dock (150 First St.) Event Hours are Friday, November 8 from 6-9pm, Saturday, November 9 from 10am- 5pm, and Sunday, November 10 from 10am- 2pm. The event will have drinks, food, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. Read the entire press release.

Access to Quarry Beach Maintained During Construction - Crossing Guard Returns to Route 31 and Union Avenue

Hall Quarry Beach reopens Saturday, May 25, kicking off Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer in Batavia. To help ensure beachgoers safety, the City of Batavia has again contracted Andy Frain Services to provide a crossing guard for the intersection of Union Avenue and Route 31. Read the entire press release.

The Executive Geek's Heather Snow Kwitschau Receives Insightful Accountant's 2024 Top 25 Up-N-Coming ProAdvisor Award

The Executive Geek is pleased to announce that Owner & Bookkeeper, Heather S Kwitschau has been named a 2024 Top 25 Up-n-Coming ProAdvisor by Insightful Accountant, the leading news and information source written specifically for the small business advisor to keep up with current technology, trends in the industry and continuing their education. Read the entire press release.

Batavia will Celebrate Flag Day Weekend - Businesses Can Join the Fun!

During the weekend of June 14 - 16, everyone is encouraged to celebrate Flag Day and the special connection that Batavia has to this day. On Friday, June 14, a celebration takes place at the Peg Bond Center and Batavia Riverwalk, 151 N. Island Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

The Flag Day Committee also urges local businesses to offer patriotic items for sale and to decorate in red, white, and blue that week. Some downtown Batavia businesses are donating a portion of their sales during the Flag Day weekend to support the Flag Day Monument. To participate or for more information, email Linda Schielke, Flag Day Committee Chair. Read the entire press release.

Upcoming Business & Community Events

Register for Fox Valley Youth Orchestra's Summer Session 2024

Register for Fox Valley Youth Chorus Summer Session 2024

Learn to Meditate: 3 Week Series

Alzheimer's Association Spouse's Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Beautiful: The Carole King Story at The Paramount Theatre

Community Acupuncture

Yoga Nidra Series

Women's Circle

Full Moon Meditation

Free Community Supper

Walk, Run and WIN 5K/10K

Fox Valley Jazz Big Band presents "The Modern Big Band"

Kayak Rescues and Recovery

Ancestral Healing & Clearing Family Patterns

Monthly Coffee Club - Brian Olson - Financial Advisor with Edward Jones

Roots and Shoots! Ages 5 - 10

WellBatavia Festival

Noteworthy Acoustic Concerts: Dave Martin

Introduction to Kayaking

Summer STEAM Academy: Nature's Adaptations Spirals, Bubbles, Colors, and Patterns in Nature

Garden Art Ages 5 - 10

4th Annual Lazarus House Posh Picnic

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

Area Code: Batavia

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