Above / Located at 1025 Aurora Avenue, the Pavilion at Meson Sabika is a popular place for parties, weddings, meetings and many special events.

Upcoming events / benefits can create gift-giving opportunities…

Give special certificates for a pair of tickets or an entire table to some charity gala. No foolin’! This community has plenty of parties for good causes as well as “awareness raisers” in April and beyond.

Just for starters, choose from a few special events in April…

ICYMI / Last week!

Wed., April 11 / Naperville Responds for Veterans Strength & Honor Luncheon – SOLD OUT

Wed., April 11 / First-ever Chef’s Showdown between Catch 35 & Hugo’s Frog Bar – (Click Here for photos)

Thu, April 12 / April is Autism Awareness Month Open House at Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

Fri., April 13 / Spring for a Cure-Red Tie Event at the Pavilion at Meson Sabika

Sat., April 14 / One Nation Under God Breakfast at the Pavilion at Meson Sabika

Sat., April 14 / Ignite the Nite with KidsMatter Tribute to IdaLynn Wenhold at Hotel Arista

This week!

Thu., April 19 / April is Autism Awareness Month Open House at Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

Thu., April 19 / 360 Youth Services celebrates 10th Anniversary of Women’s Transitional Housing

Sat., April 21 / American Legion Citizens of the Year Tribute Banquet at Judd Kendall VFW Post

Sun., April 22 / Naperville Municipal Band Spring Concert at the Wentz Concert Hall- FREE

Sun., April 22 / Naperville Woman’s Half Marathon at North Central College

Next Week!

Thu., April 26 / Jaycees Distinguished Service Awards at the Pavilion at Meson Sabika

Thu., April 26 / April is Autism Awareness Month Open House at Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

Then… Plan ahead for May!

Sat., May 5 / Honor Flight Fundraiser hosted by DuPage Veterans Foundation at Calamos Investments Hangar

Sat., May 5 / Derby Party for Hesed House at Embassy Suites

Tue., May 8 / 3rd Annual Project HELP Community Begins at Home Breakfast at the Abbington

Sun., May 13 / Mother’s Day… Brunch is served in Naperville!

Thanks to all for supporting fundraising events in the community whenever possible!

Everybody’s welcome!

State of Naperville Hospitality

Shop & entertaln locally, too!

The first week in April, members from the Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau updated members of the Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown with the “State of Naperville Hospitality.”

During the presentation, Director of Sales Becky Bekkali and Director of Marketing Mike Gronek showcased the sales and marketing efforts of Visit Naperville, funded by the local Hotel/Motel Tax, to attract visitors to meeting spaces in Naperville.  Visit Naperville shows 19 hotel properties that offer a variety of spaces for trade shows, meetings, family reunions, weddings, fundraisers, etc. Of course, hotel rooms offer overnight stays for visiting family, friends and business associates and those times when home repairs require an extended stay nearby.

Plus, the city offers more than 260 dining choices that can be found at Dine Naperville.

The NCVB slide presentation also included what’s “new or coming” to Naperville.

Gronek noted businesses recently attracted to Naperville are Black Rock*, Sparrow*, CH, Kilwins*, Solaia, Pete Miller’s*, Aloha Poke Co.*, Red Arrow Tap Room*, Patel Brothers, London Skye and Pain*.  (*Eateries, of sorts) 

Attracting visitors to the community and keeping residents apprised of new and established businesses are important to economic development.

The hospitality industry also gives back to the community (click here for story) which was evident during the holidays and many other occasions.

Thanks for shopping, dining, banking & entertaining locally

Of course, PN enjoyed catching Mike Gronek and Becky Bekkali reading the city’s independent monthly newspaper that’s been around since 2001.

Thanks, too, for shopping, dining, entertaining and supporting fundraising benefits locally whenever possible. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and your independent business community appreciate your support of local enterprises. A thriving local economy benefits all local residents.

This community was blessed to welcome 2018 with many months of planned activities at local hotels where special events create opportunities to give in support of local unmet needs.

For a listing of more than 260 local eateries, sure to whet any appetite, visit www.dinenaperville.com.

For a list of Naperville hotels, check out www.visitnaperville.com.

And thanks for reading PN!