Letter from the President

NSACI’s mission is to enhance the competitive position of our membership within the northwest suburbs. To give our membership a sustainable advantage in today’s competitive world, we must play a dual role, that of consultant to our membership and that of strategist to improve the business climate in our region. One without the other will not give us a sustainable advantage. In order for the NSACI organization to maximize its ability to operate as a resource for its membership, it is moving forward in a number of key areas.

Economic Development is a key priority for NSACI to lead our members to new growth opportunities. For example, we have helped a member buy a local hotel and connected the party to another member in the title insurance business. We laid the groundwork for this person to effectively link his business model into the community by providing the necessary introductions and contacts to start that process.

We are working closely with the International Business Center to provide additional education and business opportunities to our membership in foreign and domestic markets.

We, as an organization, highly value partnerships with other organizations that provide our membership with more opportunities to meet potential clients. Our annual End of Summer Soulstice event allows Clearbrook Center for the Handicapped to join resources with NSACI to host a summer festival that draws over 600 people.

We have a comprehensive group of offerings that allows our members to network on a regular basis. We provide luncheons with business speakers, networking groups, a business expo, and common interest groups such as the Sales and Marketing Forum, the Business and Technology Forum, the Women’s Forum, and the Business Owners’ Forum. We look forward to adding new and exciting social and skill development events in the future.

NSACI is unique in that it always looks for ways to add value to its members and helps current members add value to each other. The philosophy of creating customer value within our membership and maximizing the use of NSACI membership is why we have a strong and growing base of satisfied customers.

Thomas F. Menzel, President NSAC

Letter from the Chairman

As the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Northwest Suburban Alliance for Commerce and Industry, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to this year’s membership directory. Within these pages, you will have at your fingertips a resource of information to assist you in the growth of your business. Our members span over 70 communities, and share a common goal with NSACI- the continued economic growth of our members and communities in the Northwest Suburbs.

This is an exciting time to be involved with NSACI. 2006 marks our 30th anniversary. Over the past 30 years NSACI has evolved into the Northwest Suburbs’ Regional Chamber of Commerce – serving as a voice for the economic and cultural development of our suburbs and uniting local chambers on issues that affect our businesses and our communities. NSACI has changed its name from the Northwest and Schaumburg Association of Commerce & Industry to the Northwest Suburban Alliance for Commerce & Industry to align our name with our mission to promote the economic growth of the Northwest Suburbs and emphasis that we are the Regional Chamber of Commerce.

As a member of NSACI, you have the tools available to assist in the development and growth of your business through our numerous educational programs, events, marketing initiatives, our partnership with the International Business Center, and networking opportunities. As with any partnership, it requires your participation to fully reap the rewards. Involvement is the key to success and I truly hope you will take advantage of everything NSACI has to offer.

Thank you for being a part of our great organization.

Christopher Klein, 2005 Chairman
NSACI Board of Directors


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