Our first PCC Rush was a great success last week! We had 9 members join us at Twisted Italian located at 9940 W. Happy Valley Road
. I spent some time chatting with owners Brian and Michelle Bojanowski
and learned just what a small world it is – Brian and I are from the same town in the West Suburbs of Chicago (Lombard). He went to the same high school as my wife and Michelle went to high school in the next town over where my mother in-law was one of the cafeteria ladies.
With Brian and Michelle being from the Chicago area, that will give you an idea very quickly at just how good their Italian cooking is. I think we all had something different for lunch and everyone raved at how good their food was. It reminded me of the Italian restaurants back in Chicago, where the family works in the business and the owners are out greeting and talking with the customers, creating a very friendly, family environment. You need to go there soon – you won’t be disappointed!
If you haven’t noticed it in previous newsletters, we are doing a special Membership Drive where any member who refers a business who joins the Chamber receives a $50 Gift Card from ANY Chamber member business.
Here’s a great idea: bring us two businesses who join, split your gift card into two $25 cards and you’ll have 4 gift cards to use as gifts for your employees for the Holidays. Brilliant, right?? AND is doesn’t cost you any money!
Just heard the great news that Chicago Pizzeria Giordano’s is planning on being open by the end of November.
If you’re not familiar with them, they are famous for their Chicago Deep Dish pizzas. They are going into the old Corner Bakery Café space just south of Bell Road on 83rd
Avenue in the P83 Entertainment District. I peeked in the window and besides a complete remodel to the inside, they look to be adding a huge patio area. My mouth is watering at just the thought of those pizzas!
Our Ambassadors Committee has a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30 at the Chamber office.
We are really trying to grow this group, so if you like meeting people and want to be part of the first people to welcome our new members this is the committee to be on! The meetings are only once a month and you’re probably going to the Ribbon Cuttings, Networking Events and Mixers anyway, so why not be on the committee?
Talk to you next week
If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to call me at 623-979-3601 or
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