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May 2019, Edition

A Newsletter for The Business Community 

The Community and Economic Development Department has initiated this Newsletter called "Business Matters" for our local business community.

The newsletter is electronic only and includes information to help your business stay connected to Village news, upcoming networking events, grant or funding opportunities, and other issues of interest for growth and development. The newsletter is also posted on the Village website.
Is there business news – such as new products, new services, or awards that you would like to share?  Please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 630.823.5781 and we will be happy to include your information in the newsletter.

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Assistance to Start, Grow or Expand Your Business Available at Village Hall

If you’re a small business owner just starting out or you’ve been in business for a while, you’re likely wearing multiple hats. From hiring your first employee to opening a second location, SBA's resource partners can help you along the way. The SBA works with local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses.  

The Village hosts Tia Juarez of the Women’s Business Development Center every second Tuesday of the month at VILLAGE HALL.  Contact Tia directly to set an appointment; more info is found here.

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May 15, 2019 Breakfast with the Villages

Chamber Membership offers great opportunity for networking and connection with your Village.  Join the Chamber Board and Village Officials for the annual mid-year update on the latest developments impacting business in Bartlett and Hanover Park.  

Location:        Bartlett Hills Golf Club
                        800 W. Oneida Avenue, Bartlett
Date/Time:      Wednesday, May 15, 2019
                        Doors open at 7:15, Hot Breakfast at 7:30, Program at 8:00 am
                        Seating is limited!
Fees:               $25/ Chamber member and $30 / non-member
                        Registration Required by May 10

Contact the Chamber office at (630) 830-0324, or mary@bartlettareachamber.com
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US Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay

On March 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) announced a proposed rule to amend 29 CFR part 778 to clarify and update regular rate requirements under section 7(e) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

The FLSA generally requires overtime pay of at least one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek. Regular rate requirements define what forms of payment employers include and exclude in the "time and one-half" calculation when determining workers' overtime rates. READ MORE
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May 1st @ 6:30pm
Starting a Business 101

In partnership with the Schaumburg District Library, come and learn how to build a strategic business plan and explore the feasibility of your business concept.  Tia Juarez from the Women’s Business Development Center will help you build a strategic business plan and explore the feasibility of your business concept.

Location:        Hanover Park Branch - Meeting Room
                        1266 Irving Park Road
Date/Time:      Wednesday, May 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fees:               FREE admission but MUST RSVP

Register HERE

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May 7th @ 11:30 am
Bartlett Area Chamber Women in Business Luncheon

Join professional organizer, Laurie Neumann of The Innovative Organizer, as she shares her organization and productivity secrets to create more success in your business. 

Location:        Moretti's Ristorante
                        1175 W. Lake St., Bartlett, IL
Date/Time:      Tuesday, May 7
                        11:30 am - 1 pm
Fees:               $25 
                        RSVP Required    

Register HERE

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May 14th @ 8:00am
Which Social Media Platform is Right for Your Business?

Social Media expert, and Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member Jeanette DesJardins can help!  Register to hear crucial tips and tricks for bettering your online presence. Click Here for More Information.

Location:            Bartlett Park District Community Room
                            700 S. Bartlett Road
Date/Time:          Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 8 – 9 a.m.
Fees:                   Free to Chamber Members and $10 to non-members 
                            Space is limited, so registration is requested.
Register HERE

Questions? Please Contact the Community & Economic Development Department

Director of Community and Economic Development

Village Planner

If you would like your business news included in a Business Matters newsletter, please contact Village Planner Ellen Weber at (630) 823-5779, or eweber@hpil.org

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