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Published: 10/1/2008 12:07 AM

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To submit your listings, e-mail M.J. Porter at or fax to (630) 955-0895.


• A new 7-Eleven has opened on the southeast corner of Winfield and High Lake roads in Winfield. For details, call Jay Patel at (630) 682-3464.

• is a new Web site for business offering a comprehensive list of local networking events at the Web site

• A 2008 Business-to-Business Expo, A Passport to Success, is planned from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall, 681 W. North Ave., Elmhurst. Keynote address is by John Matthewsspeaking on "Work Your Three-Mile Radius." Positions as a keynote speaker sponsor are available for $499 or as a food and beverage vendor. For details, contact the Addison Chamber via e-mail at or fax (630) 543-4355.

Oct. 2

• A Combined Chamber Breakfast with Congressman Peter Roskam is planned from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 2 at Alta Villa Banquets, 430 N. Addison Road, Addison. Chambers include Addison, Bartlett, Elmhurst, Hanover Park, Wheaton, West Chicago and Wood Dale to discuss housing, economic forecasting and energy. Tickets are $15 for ACCI or chamber members, $20 for others. Reservations are required by calling (630) 543-4300.

• The Deal Makers chapter of Business Network International meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Atlanta Bread Company, 28251 Diehl Road, Warrenville. The group is looking for businesses not represented in its chapter for networking and referrals. For details, visit or call Scott at (630) 505-1450.

Oct. 3

• Deadline for reservations is Oct. 3 for the multi-chamber progressive luncheon planned beginning with registration at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club, 1550 President St., Glendale Heights. The event features Rounds with chamber members from Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights and Itasca. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for others. For details, call (630) 543-4300.

Oct. 7

• LeTip International, a business networking organization, invites business professionals to a mixer at Our Kitchen, 363 W. Lake St., Elmhurst. The organization opened two new local chapters in Lombard and Oak Brook. The new groups meet at 7:01 a.m. Tuesdays at Our Kitchen. For details or reservations, visit or call Janet Hansen at (815) 728-1483.


• Wal-Mart is reaching out to local, earth-friendly vendors to supply products and services to be sold in Illinois stores. Local vendors can contact a local Wal-Mart store and meet with the manager to pitch a product or service. If the manager approves the vendor's idea, it will be sent to Wal-Mart's corporate office for a final decision. If approved, the vendor will be able to place products or services for a six to 12-month trial period and may continue after that if successful. For store locations, visit

• The Goddard School, a preschool child-care center for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, has opened a new building designed to accommodate 130 children at 92 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale. The school will offer flexible hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and is part of a nationwide franchise. Tours are available. For details, visit or call (630) 893-5633.