May 28, 2024 Weekly Digest

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

Meet Our New Member!

Long Branch Tree Services

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!

Friday! 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 Gifts for Dad or Coaches?

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 Thorabella's!

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of Chamber member Thorabella’s with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 22. The new restaurant, located at 15 E. Wilson Street, is the latest addition to the Batavia dining scene and is owned by long-time restauranteur Brian Green. Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the celebration along with Brian Green, his mother, Deborah Green; sister, Brittany Sabatino; and grandfather, Frank Rogers, husband of Thora, the restaurant’s namesake.

Thorabella’s is a family-owned restaurant, serving Italian American cuisine inspired by the family’s rich heritage and guided by the spirit of their beloved grandmother, Thora. Many menu options are named after family members and feature starters, salads, build your own pasta, panini, and flatbreads. The upstairs event space is available for showers, anniversary parties, small events and more. The hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended for peak hours; please call (331) 286-9292. Carryout and catering options are available as well. To view the menu and catering menu or make an online reservation, go to

Congratulations to Fox River Boutique!

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to cut the ribbon on Thursday, May 23 to celebrate the grand opening of Fox River Boutique in downtown Batavia. Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the ceremony along with the business owners.

Three businesses came together after a successful 2023 season in the Boardwalk Shops and moved just up the street to 10 E. Wilson Street, creating this charming new shop. In it, you will find delicious baked goods from Gather Bakery, custom signs and home decor from Signed by Crystal and handmade soaps and bath products from Simply Kirious Soaps. The boutique is open Thursdays 12 - 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

News and Updates from Our Members

Batavia Celebrates Flag Day Weekend

The City of Batavia will celebrate its special connection to Flag Day with a celebration 7 – 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 14, at the Peg Bond Center and Batavia Riverwalk, 151 N. Island Ave. Additional activities and local business participation continue throughout the weekend.

The June 14 Flag Day Celebration will include a free concert by the Batavia Community Band, tours of the new Flag Day Monument, and the return of the popular “Human Flag”— where attendees help create the American Flag holding special cardboard signs.  Read the entire press release. 

It's Photo Op Time - Selfie Station in Downtown Batavia!

There is a new selfie-station set up on the Wilson Street bridge that is perfect for pictures with the Peace Bridge in the background.

Thanks to the creative minds of the Batavia Parks Foundation, the talents of Blane Hinze of BRH Fabrication and partnership with City of Batavia, Illinois this is fun must-do selfie stop. When you share on social media, be sure to use #bataviapeacebridge. Let's see your selfie!

Upcoming Business & Community Events

Register for Fox Valley Youth Orchestra's Summer Session 2024

Register for Fox Valley Youth Chorus Summer Session 2024

Trivia at Penalty Box Sportsbook & Bar - Hosted by Chicago Trivia Guys

Beautiful: The Carole King Story at The Paramount Theatre

Community Acupuncture

Yoga Nidra Series

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

Hollywood Casino Aurora Karaoke Hosted by Aurora Pro DJs

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

Travel Night! Travel A Latte with Liz & Kate

Garden Art Ages 5 - 10

4th Annual Lazarus House Posh Picnic

Father's Day Introduction to River Kayaking

SciTech STEM Summer Camp

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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