Chamber Chatter – August 2012

| August 13, 2012

Pop-Tabs for a Cause

Mayor Serpico and the Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce are asking for your help. Ethan Maidl is 9 years old and the grandson of life long residents of Melrose Park, Frank and Barb Maidl. Ethan has an unusual disease called SJS, which affects his vision. Ethan is blind in one eye, and has difficulty seeing with his other eye. Ethan is being treated at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. Ronald McDonald House has been collecting pop-tabs for years. Ethan would like to contribute 1,000,000 pop-tabs to RMH.  Please help us make Ethan’s dream come true by collecting pop-tabs. We have drop off places around town such as Melrose Park Village Hall Administration office, Action Painting and Bentel’s Lock Service at 2209 W. Division, the Melrose Park Library and the Chamber Office. We will be increasing drop off locations. Please call 708-338-1007 with questions, or to arrange pick-up of your larger donation.

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Craving Chocolate? 

In case you were not aware, Fannie May has an outlet store in Melrose Park located on the Northeast Corner of North Avenue and 25th Street. They held their grand opening on June 19th. The Melrose Park Chamber members who attended left happily with goodie bags of chocolates. So if you are craving chocolate, take a ride to the Fannie May outlet where you will find great prices and a wonderful selection.


Melrose Park Chamber Visits Childcare Members 

The Melrose Park Chamber visited Chamber Childcare Members on July 10, 2012 with ice cream, nylon backpacks with coloring books, crayons, bubbles and many other educational goodies that were donated by our Chamber Businesses. They also invited Mayor Serpico to come along and Beth Black, a State Farm Agent, brought our special guest the State Farm Good Neighbor Bear. Also helping pass out bags and talking to the children were Diana Coss, First American Bank, Giana Capra from Pan American Bank, Regina Rivers, President School District 89, and Rich Battaglia, President of the Chamber. The Good Neighbor Bear was a big hit with the children.


Charter One Bank, hosts of the Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber meeting on July 25th pose with Chamber President Ken Kollar.

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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