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Inside Naperville Series!

November 1, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)


Inside Naperville Series!  Transforming talented business professionals into engaged community leaders.

Participation in this 6-week Signature Professional Development Series and certification program serves to develop participants' knowledge and skills to work together, have a meaningful impact, and find common ground to address community challenges and opportunities.

Learn from Naperville's influencers and public officials. Hear Naperville's history. Engage in face-to-face conversations with prominent community business leaders. Explore economic development in our community.  Meet members of local government. Learn how to be a voice in your community.

Additionally, participants gain:

  • Awareness of the Naperville community and how to get involved
  • Education on the issues, opportunities, strengths, and needs of the community
  • Tools to become an emerging leader that will guide the community into the future
  • Skills to help motivate civic engagement of community members

The program runs weekly, October 4th through November 8th (8:00 am - 9:30 am)


Community Health

Hear from our prominent hospital and health institution staff about health trends and developments in the community.

Panelists:  Yvette Saba, CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health Naperville - Gina Sharp, President & CEO, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health - Trish Fairbanks, Chief Nursing Officer, Edward Hospital - Colin Dalough, Manager of Community and Government Relations, Edward-Elmhurst Health

Date:  October 4th

Location:  Edward Elmhurst Health Education Center, Room E305. Located on the Third Floor of the Education Center near the North Entrance. Recommended for participants to park in the North Parking Garage and enter through the North Entrance. Attendees can check in at the Volunteer Desk in the North Lobby. If comfortable, proceed to take an immediate left which will lead to a hallway and elevators which direct to the third floor. Campus Map

Community Protection + Wellness

Learn about available wellness programs and services from some of our community facility leaders, as well as protection plans put in place to protect and serve our community from the Naperville Fire Department and Naperville Police Department.

Panelists:  Nina Menis, KidsMatter - Brad Wilson, Naperville Park District - Philip Giannattasio, Fire Chief - Jason Arres, Chief of Police

Date:  October 11th 

Location:  Fort Hill Activity Center Multipurpose Room 3 

History of Naperville

Embark on a journey through time as we learn about Naperville's history and how it affects Naperville's thriving economy today. Complete with a full tour of Naper Settlement's archives. 

Panelists:  Macarena (Rena) Tamayo-Calabrese, President & CEO - Harriet Pistorio, Chief Operating Officer - Donna Sack, Vice President & Chief Program Officer - Jeanne Schultz-Angel, Assistant Vice President - Jackie Maronic, Senior Team Leader of Learning Experiences - Christine McNulty, Chief Curator

Date:  October 18th 

Location:  180 Fort Hill Dr., Naperville, IL 60540 DOOR C

Local Government

Learn about the inner workings of Naperville's local Government from our esteemed panel of Naperville's Mayor and other movers and shakers that move policies forward in our community. 

Panelists:  Scott Wherli - Mayor of the City of Naperville - Doug Krieger, Naperville's City Manager - Michele Clemen, NACC Business Works Committee Chair 

Date:  October 25th 

Location:  Naperville City Council Chambers

Community Volunteerism + Leadership

The best way to celebrate our community is to give back to it! Learn from some of our not-for-profits and volunteer-driven businesses to understand how working together helps our community thrive. 

Panelists:  Jason Altenbern, Vice President of Agency Advancement, Little Friends  - Adrian Aldrich, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, North Central College & NACC Board President - Eric Gardner, Director of Philanthropy, Loaves & Fishes - Jeremy Gudauskas, Principal Consultant, Mission Impact 

Date: November 1st

Location: Little Friends, Warrenville 

Economic Development

Naperville is an ever-changing and developing community. Hear from the decision-makers that help our thriving business community grow and gain insight into what is coming. 

Panelists:  Ken Witkowski, Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Business, Calamos Real Estate - Bill Novack, Director of Transportation, Engineering, & Development, City of Naperville - Vince Rosanova, Rosanova & Whitaker LTD - Christine Jeffries, President, Naperville Development Partnership

Date:  November 8th 

Location:  Naperville Development Partnership 




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Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
Name: Sarah Iozzo
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