Above / Last summer, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) received an Award of Excellence for its rebranding campaign from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Also recognized with 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the award-winning Chamber will continue under the leadership of President/CEO Nicki Anderson as the NACC Board of Directors extends her contract for another year. (PN File Photo, Sept. 2017)

Nicki Anderson

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) Board of Directors unanimously approved to extend the contract of current President/CEO Nicki Anderson for another year.  The Naperville resident has been leading the NACC for the last four years and is looking forward to continuing her role at the chamber.

“We are in the throes of a very exciting time. Not only do we see improvement in growth and engagement, we started our Future Forward campaign this past fall and to date have raised over $200,000 of our $250,000 goal,” said Anderson.  “We are allocating those dollars for technology improvements that have not been touched since 2006. If we’re to continue to lead the way as a business resource, we have to be able to provide the necessary communication to engage and support our business community.”

“Nicki has proven herself to our board, members and community over the past four years as an influencer, innovator and incredible leader,” said Emily Ory, 2018 NACC Board Chairman, in a written statement. “She has built tremendous momentum within the chamber, and we’re looking forward to building upon that with her continued leadership.”

Anderson, once a Naperville business owner and chamber member, took the reins of the NACC in February of 2014. Since then, she has made several changes to improve the value and visibility of the NACC in and around the community.

“Now more than ever, this organization is committed to supporting our business community and providing our members with the best resources to thrive,” Anderson stated.  “I’m proud and honored to continue my role. I love this community, and I am passionate about this organization.” 

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce since 1913

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest suburban Chamber in Illinois with an active membership of 1,200 organizations of every size and from every sector. The NACC promotes economic growth and advocacy in and around the Naperville area.  For its efforts in promoting free enterprise and the business community, the Chamber has been recognized with 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an honor bestowed on only 1 percent of Chambers, out of the nearly 7,000 in the nation.

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is located in Main Street Promenade, 55 S. Main Street.

For more information, visit www.naperville.net.

2018 Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Chairman Ory of Corporate Concepts is joined on the NACC Board of Directors by Past-Chairman, Adam Russo of Edgewood Clinical Services; Jim Adams of Calamos Family Partners, Inc.; Christina Caton Kitchel of Caton Commercial Real Estate Group; Lori Contreras of Illinois Health and Hospital Association; Ahmed Elganzouri of Edward-Elmhurst Health; Howard Fox of  BP America; Mark Galalti of Interior Investments; Karen Gustafson of Nicor Gas; Jessica Hall of Klein Hall CPAs; Syed Hasan of Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk…

Mike Havala of Loaves & Fishes Community Services; Mike Healy of Esser Hayes Insurance Group; Ian Holzhauer of Nagle Obarski PC; Christine Jeffries of Naperville Development Partnership; Erich Kroll  of  PNC Bank; Ray Krouse of Sikich LLP; Dr. Anthony LaVacca of Naperville Dental Specialists; Megan Lynch of North Central College; Renee Miklosik of Little Friends; Jason Nagel of Naperville Bank & Trust; Tracy Nelson of BMO Harris Bank N.A.; Jim Spangler of Navistar International, Inc.; Rosemary Spann of The Spann Group; and Arthur Zards of XNet.

Story submitted by Lauren Holtz, Director, Marketing & Communications, for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.