Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce As the Village of Bolingbrook continues to grow, the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce will too experience growth and prosperity. With this new growth will come new networking opportunities, enhanced educational seminars, business exchanges, updated newsletters, renewed community involvement and continued local support. The social activities that members enjoy will be sponsored by the Chamber throughout the year and persistent dedication to business in the Bolingbrook area will remain our top priority.
The Mission of the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to foster a competitive enterprise system of business and to promote the growth and development of our business community.
There are a wide array of services the Chamber offers its members to give them a return on their investment into the Chamber. Some of our membership services include:
Business Directory - Published every year and mailed to all Bolingbrook residents; it provides a listing of chamber members only, plus useful information about the Village of Bolingbrook. Advertising space is also available.
Group Health Insurance - The Chamber has developed an agreement with Woodham Radio Service-Cellular One to present a plan by which Chamber members can be provided considerably lower cost cellular telephone service.
Grand Openings - Assist new members or established businesses with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by the Mayor of Bolingbrook. Chamber Ambassadors attend the ribbon cuttings. These members are present to show the new business support and recognition.
Chambernet Referral Service - Business Referrals offered free to the public. Only Chamber members will be referred.
AT&T Long Distance Savings Program - A new service of the Chamber, the AT&T Long Distance Discount Program will provide Chamber members with a 5% discount based on gross (before other discounts) for new or existing AT&T customers. This program can make a significant difference in your long distance phone bill.
Mailing Lists & Labels - Mailing lists are available for any of your marketing efforts. Our membership list consists of over 250 local business and community leaders.
Certificates of Origin - The Chamber will certify, in reliance on an exporter's representation and not on the basis of independent verification, that to the best of its knowledge and belief in the products named in the exporter's document originated in the United States of America. This certification is required for shipments to many foreign countries.
Chamber Networking Opportunities Arctic Open Golf Outing - February event that takes place amid the snow at Boughton Ridge Golf Course in Bolingbrook.
June Golf Outing - As the Chamber's major fundraiser, this annual event features 18 holes of golf, dinner and great prizes.
Business Expo - Members who are interested in promoting their business are given the chance to participate in the Chamber's annual Business Expo. The Chamber provides a tent and booth space at the annual Pathways Jubilee Festival. It is a great opportunity to interact with residents of the community.
Monthly Luncheons - Each month throughout the year a luncheon is held at various restaurants in Bolingbrook for members to attend. Each program features a different speaker with business related topics.
State of the Village Address - January luncheon which features the Mayor of Bolingbrook as the keynote speaker.
Business After Hours - A company will invite all chamber members to come to their business after work for an informal gathering to exchange business cards.
Job Fair - A new program developed by the Chamber to assist companies in finding capable employees to hire.
Welcome to Bolingbrook!
Additionally, the Bolingbrook Local Development Corporation offers a wide array of products and services. A few of these include:
Whether it's selecting a site for your business, satisfying expansion needs, seeking financing avenues, or searching for employees, Executive Director Charlene Coulombe will guide you, as a trusted business partner, through every phase of the planning and development process.
Regardless of the size of your business or your specific requirements, the LDC will act as your liaison with village officials, department heads, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
To find out more about our products and services, contact us at:
375 W. Briarcliff Road
Join the LDC and we will commit to success together!
Fountaindale Public Library
A major resource for those who live and work in Bolingbrook is the Fountaindale Public Library, which boasts a user friendly computerized card catalog. A member of the Heritage Trail Library System, Fountaindale houses an extended Business Collection and serves as the system's Business Resource Center in its Bolingbrook building, 300 West Briarcliff Road. Its sister library in Romeoville, 201 Normantown Road, houses an extended medical collection.
New technologies keep the collection current with on-line searches and access to the internet. The comprehensive collection of books is supplemented by CD-Rom data bases and a magazine index for over 1100 periodicals and newspapers. Using the PAConnect, users can access the library's automated catalog from a personal computer at home or business. Reference service is available during regular library hours on-site, by telephone and by Fax.
Fountaindale ranks among the top ten libraries in the state and enjoys the reputation for outstanding programming and services for children, beginning at age two. Our Summer Reading Program encourages reading for fun, and offers activities geared for toddlers through high school.
Any district resident may obtain a library card by showing two official forms of identification showing current address. Children may also want to obtain library cards with parent's signature.
Fountaindale's large print and easy reading collections, as well as books on tape, make it possible for more people to enjoy the reading habit. A Fountaindale Library card can be used at most libraries in the Chicago area to check out books.
Large and small meeting rooms and quiet study rooms are available in both buildings, as are computers, typewriters and copy machines.
Library Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Valley View School District 365U
In December of 1996, the Lincoln Foundation for Business Excellence recognized two school districts in Illinois with the Commitment to Excellence Award. Valley View School District 365U was one of the recipients. The award is patterned after the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, but adapted to the needs of Illinois.
Valley View also brags about a variety of programs that benefit the students. These include; a gifted program, performing arts, athletic activities, and special education programs. At the high school level, the district offers a wide range of vocational/technical courses along with a cooperative education program.
Following is a list of the other school districts that cover the Bolingbrook area. If you have any questions regarding registration, transportation or would like general information, please contact the school district at (815) 886-2700.
Police Chief Kenneth Each
The Bolingbrook Police Department consists of 83 full-time sworn in officers, 15 telecommunications personnel, and 15 support staff. An emergency 911 dispatch is also available at our local police department.
The department's Crime Prevention Bureau offers programs and services geared toward the public. These programs include: Neighborhood Watch, Vacation Watch, Block Parents, "Stranger Danger", Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) and COPS program.
Another service the police department offers is Animal Control which provides enforcement of local Animal Ordinances and State laws; also, wildlife control, pet adoptions, the maintenance of an animal pound and volunteer services from the Animal Rescue Foundation. For young adults, the Police Department provides an opportunity to gain insight into the field of Law Enforcement while providing helpful services to the Police Department and to the Village by allowing the students to hold Law Enforcement Explorer posts.
The Police also offer social services including family counseling, crisis intervention, and helpful programs for wayward juveniles.
Bolingbrook Park District What do they have to offer? The young, progressive park district, with its numerous facilities, unique features and vast program offerings is recognized nationally as an outstanding park district for its size. In a nutshell the Bolingbrook Park District offers...
Programs - Choose from over 1600 recreational, cultural and self improvement programs. All activities are planned for all different ages and times of the year.
Parks - The district operates and maintains 27 neighborhood parks scattered throughout Bolingbrook. Additionally, there are 10 school/park sites as a result of an intergovernmental agreement between the Park District and Valley View School District.
Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex - 200 S. Lindsey Lane - (630) 759-2722 The district's newest facility contains 68,000 square feet of unlimited recreational opportunities. It features: 2 full size volleyball courts; dance studio; aerobics room; 2 early childhood rooms: an indoor playground, fitness center with areas for cardiovascular exercise, weight machines and free weights; a gymnastics & tumbling area; an aquatic complex with 2 indoor pools with water toys, hot tub and water slide; and an outdoor water park with a sundeck, play areas, water toys, water-slides, sand volleyball and concession.
The Bolingbrook Health and Racquet Club - 203 Recreation Drive - (630) 739-0304 A full service health club with 4 racquetball courts, weight machines, free weights, aerobic equipment, saunas, co-ed whirlpool, volleyball and fitness program.
Boughton Ridge Golf Course - 335 East Boughton Road - (630) 739-4100 Situated on 45 beautiful acres, this 9 hole executive length course stretches over 2,200 challenging yards. Watered fairways, tees and greens provide lush turf.
The Tenth Hole Pub - 335 East Boughton Road - (630) 739-2377 A cozy establishment open year round serving your favorite refreshments and food. In the summer one can relax on the patio overlooking the golf course and in the winter warm up at the fireplace inside. There is also a big screen television to watch your favorite sporting events.
Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm - 425 Trout Farm Road A semi-wooded 15 acre sanctuary for wildlife and sport fishing. Four fishing ponds challenge anglers for bass, catfish and bluegill. The undisturbed natural environment lends itself to numerous outdoor education and appreciation experiences. Learning Center: (630) 759-8199 Bait Shop: (630) 759-2381
Annerino Community Center - 201 Recreation Drive - (630) 739-0272 Located in Central Park, the Community Center is the hub of activity in the Park District. The Center houses a gymnasium with hardwood floor, complete with locker room facilities, two preschools, two multipurpose rooms, a conference room and the administrative headquarters of the district.
Deatherage/Drdak Center - 230 Briarcliff Road - (630) 739-1300 A multi-use programming center with large kitchen facilities ideal for community meetings and home to their Special Recreation Association.
Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park - 200 S. Lindsey Lane - (630) 759-1166 An exciting outdoor aquatic complex with a "beach entry" zero depth pool, two thrilling waterslides, a colorful spray playground, sand volleyball and innovative programs.
Lifestyles Fitness Center - 200 S. Lindsey Lane - (630) 759-2727 4,000 square feet of the latest state of the art fitness equipment. Special services include fitness testing, personal training and massage.
Chief Chuck Peterson 226-8542
The Bolingbrook Fire Department has 66 full-time firefighters and 18 paid-on-call volunteers. Thirty two members of the team are state-certified paramedics. In the event of a fire, a five-person Arson Investigation team of state-certified investigators examine the causes and origin of each fire occurrence in Bolingbrook. The fire prevention bureau periodically inspects all commercial and multi-unit dwellings in Bolingbrook. Free Home Safety surveys are conducted upon request. During Fire Prevention Week, the bureau visits elementary schools to teach fire safety.
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