Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The village board officially approved the events on Monday.
Two Plainfield summertime events got the nod on Monday. Both Cruise Nights and the Plainfield Farmers Market will return to downtown Plainfield this year. Cruise Nights will be back thanks to the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which assumed responsibility for the event after previous organizer MainStreet Plainfield folded. The venue for classic car enthusiasts will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4 to Sept. 3 along Lockport and DesPlaines streets. Meanwhile, the Plainfield Farmers Market is set to return to the southwest corner of Lockport Street and Route 59 on Saturdays from June 1 to Sept. 28. The weekly market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature locally grown produce. Organizer Susan Bostanche, owner of…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Rasmussen College community development manager Tasha Menard will start her new job April 15.
The search for a new Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce executive director is over. On Thursday, the chamber announced that former Rasmussen College community development manager Tasha Menard will take over the post on April 15. Menard succeeds Liz Collins, who resigned in February after nearly 20 years with the chamber. Collins, who said she stepped down to spend more time with her children and grandchildren, is also a newly elected Will County Board member. Read: Plainfield Chamber Chief Collins Resigns In a press release issued Thursday, the Plainfield chamber said Menard has built relationships with local businesses, schools and other chambers of commerce. "She is not a stranger to the PACC, serving as an ambassador to the chamber for…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Learn more about local businesses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
More than 100 local businesses will be at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce's "Healthy Businesses ... Healthy Community" business expo, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Plainfield Central High School field house, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive. Stop by to network and learn more about what businesses right here at home have to offer. Don't forget to make a stop at the Plainfield Patch booth to pick up Patch goodies and try your luck with our prize wheel. But don't come hungry — before you head over to the expo, enjoy a fundraiser pancake breakfast sponsored by the Friends of Plainfield Academy from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Plainfield Central cafeteria.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Meet and greet will give residents the chance to ask candidates questions in an informal setting.
Submitted by the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Plainfield-area residents can learn more about candidates in the April 9 election at a Candidates Meet & Greet hosted by the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the cafeteria at Plainfield High School - Central Campus. All candidates for the Village of Plainfield, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Plainfield Fire Protection District, Plainfield Public Library District, Plainfield Township Park District and Plainfield Township offices have been invited to attend. READ: Election Central Plainfield: 2013 Spring Elections During the event, each candidate will introduce his- or herself and platform. Attendees …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
After the shutdown of MainStreet Plainfield, the chamber will take over responsibility for organizing the summertime event.
Fans of Plainfield’s Cruise Nights can take heart: The downtown Plainfield classic car nights will be back this summer, according to the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The fate of the Tuesday night event was uncertain after MainStreet Plainfield — which was responsible for organizing Cruise Nights and other downtown Plainfield events — went out of business. Read: MainStreet Plainfield Closes Up Shop Board chairman Dave Kaleta said the chamber board met Thursday, voting unanimously to resume responsibilities for Cruise Nights, along with several other former MainStreet events. The downtown “Spooktacular” Halloween-themed event and Candlelight Christmas will return this year under the chamber of commerce leadership, Kaleta said. While …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The chamber is looking to hire a new leader after the resignation of Liz Collins.
Two weeks after Executive Director Liz Collins announced her resignation, the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications to fill the role. Chamber corporate secretary Cathy Kuchenbecker said chamber officials are looking to receive all applications by March 15 and hope to have a new director as soon as possible. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter. “We are of course hoping to have the position filled as quickly as possible but we also want to take the time to make sure we have the best candidate for the job,” Kuchenbecker said in an email. For details on requirements and job duties or to apply, click here to view the job posting on Monster.com. Candidates can also send their resumes, along with salary requirements …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Event is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 at Plainfield Central High School.
Plainfield residents can learn about what local businesses have to offer at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Plainfield Business Expo. This year's event, with a theme of "Healthy Business ... Healthy Community," is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Plainfield High School - Central Campus' field house, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive. Community members are encouraged to come out and learn more aobut local businesses and health care providers. The event will include activities for kids, a pancake breakfast and door prizes, plus more than 100 local businesses and organizations. The event is free to the public. For business vendor fees and information and to download a registration form, click here. Early registration …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Longtime chamber staple ready to spend more time with family.
Liz Collins, the president and CEO of the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce, has resigned effective March 1. In a news release from Friday, Collins, who was recently elected to the Will County Board, said: "The time has come for me to say goodbye to this chapter in my life. I have two daughters who both live out of state but who are only an hour away by plane. I plan to spend more time with them and my three grandchildren. My husband retired a year ago and we would like to do some traveling." Collins joined the chamber 20 years ago and volunteered on various committees for seven years. According to the release, she was asked to do some computer work for the office and three months later was offered the job of executive director. Two …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The annual Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce event drew an estimated 1,400 runners and walkers. Click to share your race photos and videos on Plainfield Patch!
It was a crisp fall day with plenty of sunshine — the perfect weather for a run. Just ask the estimated 1,400 people who turned out Sunday for the 14th annual Edward Plainfield Harvest 5K and Kidz Miler. Edward Hospital and Health Sevices Vice President Brian Davis said this year's event was the largest to date. Runners and walkers turned out to take on the 5K, or in the case of the younger participants, the one-mile kids race. The annual event is hosted by the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce. This year, proceeds from the event will benefit the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry, Green Harvest Food Pantry, The Edward Foundation, the Y.M.C.A. and Plainfield Emergency Management Agency. The overall male and female winners won cash prizes…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual run/walk is this weekend — and it’s not too late to register.
It’s time to lace up those running shoes again. The Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Edward Plainfield Harvest 5K run/walk, which kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Village Green at Fox River and Chicago streets. "I think this is going to be our biggest event ever," said Dave Colleta, a member of the chamber's board of directors. So far, Colleta said, more than 900 people ahve registered for the race. Registration fees benefit area charities and organizations including the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry, Green Harvest Food Pantry, The Edward Foundation, the Y.M.C.A. and Plainfield Emergency Management Agency. Presented once again by Edward Plainfield. The Chicago Area Runners Association-certified race starts and ends at…